17.02.2018 w/ Marco Bailey (Drumcode, Materia)
Marco Bailey is somewhat considered an icon when it comes to techno and the dance music industry as a whole. It starts with a beat, and for Marco that as in the late 80’s. In 2014 he celebrated 25 years of Marco Bailey, a true achievement for someone who is an ambassador for the scene as well as an amazing DJ and producer. He grew up in Belgium, and it all started out when he went to a small local club in his nearby city. At this point, he knew little and didn’t have any musical heroes, but soon released that he would rather be behind the decks than on the dance floor. After teaching himself his early days in the 90’s were all about hard work and dedication. Playing gigs for small fees or sometimes even for free, this was how Marco learnt the trade and got to his feet, created a small local following playing everything from rock, funk and hip-hop. In 1994 he found house and techno, where he started releasing on some small labels, under “Marco Bailey”.
From a young age, AMEKMAR has always been very passionate about music. From getting up in the morning till going to bed at night, music was played all day long. Once she felt the joy and excitement of standing behind the turntables, the microbe of playing music settled deeply in her body. After getting her first opportunities play with 'Staalhard', she became a resident dj for the weekly 'Dienstag Records' concept at Club Vaag, Antwerp. Playing weekly and sharing her interpretation of techno music with a crowd made her feel more and more motivated to work harder each time, learn and set new goals for herself. When she got the opportunity to become a weekly resident at 'Radio UNDR', she truly started to find her own sound and grow as an artist. Her love for the deeper and harder sounds of techno now define her as an artist, as you can expect some heavy pounding techno. Setting new goals and raising the bar for herself every time she plays. For AMEKMAR, music means evolving. And she does not plan on standing still.
Born and raised in Bergen op Zoom he spend most of his days listening to House and Techno. The moment he got a copy of a CD mixed by Dave Clarke is where the magic started, the year 1999 is where it all began. As soon as he played the CD he was hooked and couldn't imagine living a life without House&Techno, it was all he could think about. In a blink of an eye he knew what he wanted and how it had to be done. Skefdeluxe has become a name that's often mentioned in clubs in The Netherlands and the best man even has done quite a few gigs in Belgium as well! Skefdeluxe his sounds are unique and in a way they resemble the feeling you get from music from well known artists such as Mihai Popoviciu, Marco Faraone, Josh Butler and Dale Howard. Skefdeluxe considers these artists as his heroes and you'll be able to recognize their sounds in his music and you can say one thing for sure, when Skefdeluxe decides to hit the decks. You'll hear bangers produced by his heroes for sure. Music isn't where the magic stops. Skefdeluxe is a rather unique person and music isn't the only passion or skill he posesses. Building websites, music and ofcourse his kids are his passion. Just to name a few and let me tell you, he's able to organize one hell of a party. Pluk de Nacht! Artists such as De Sluwe Vos, Jay Lumen, Wouter de Moor, Klankarbeit and Oliver Weiter have already helped Skefdeluxe by lending him a hand to make sure your night was one to remember!