20 years of techno
Throughout the years Sound Architecture has became a solid and essential fundament
for the Dutch dance scene promoting highly rated and successful concepts such as ON
@ Off Corso, Less=More, Cocoon, Never on, The Night of Motor city Detroit and off
course Sound Architecture.
He invited and shared decks with highly acclaimed artists such as Sven Vath, Seth
Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos, Radio Slave, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Carl
Craig, Luciano, Dave Clarke and Loco Dice to name only a few of an impressive list.
His Sound Architecture records imprint has had the honor to work with respected
artist such as Joris Voorn, Rejected, Alexander Kowalski, Deetron, Shawn Rudiman ,
Alexi Delando and is currently showcasing artists such as Alejandro Vivanco, Felipe
Venegas, B Voice, Fausto Messina, BP and other very talented producers such as
Findling and Hreno.
Sound Architecture Records also releases Joachim’s own productions and remixes.
Under the moniker “Concolor” Joachim has released several tracks on labels such
Perplex Recording and Sound Architecture.
During his period in Rotterdam he initiated many projects such as the Rotterdam
Electronic Music Festival, Was awarded best club night with ON @ Off Corso, Initiated
the Stubnitz and the Wide Spectrum events. Also he was co programmer for DEMF
Detroit, Isle of MTV Europe, Watt Rotterdam and the Effenaar in Eindhoven.
In 20120 Joachim moved back to Belgium residing in the beautiful city of Antwerp
where he held a residency at the Belgium’s renowned club Café D’Anvers where he
hosted his own Sound Architecture night and gave a new artistic input in the Saturday
nights. While exploring the Antwerp underground he soon became part of the Sunday
Matinee crew. Besides his Antwerp residencies and his international gigs he has his
regular gigs at some of the most respected Belgium clubs such as Fuse, Petrol and
In 2015 Joachim opened his own multi purpose venue in the city centre of Antwerp,
A sustainable creative event space called Ampere. Ampere is a brand new long
anticipated sustainable venue with a unique atmosphere and a touch of Berlin
underground, but right in the centre of Antwerp located under the railroad tracks
near Central Station. The first ecological club in Antwerp opened with an amazing
performance by Laurent Garnier and since it’s opening has had the honour to welcome
returning guests such as Moodymann, Tale of Us, Daniel Bell, Marcel Dettmann, Nina
Kraviz, Petre Inspirescu, Rhadoo, DJ Premier, Âme, Move D, Mr G, Delano Smit and
hostings by partners like Ostgut Ton, Sushitech, Dimensions, Into The Valley and the
legendary R&S Records are just a glimpse of what you can except within Ampere.
There are 4 main aspects that make this club unique and make it earn its ‘ecological
label’. These aspects are water, energy, waste deposit and materials are used for the
construction of the club. The usage of recyclable energy is probably one of the most
impressive facets of the club. Ampère employs a sustainable energy source to capture
the heath people produce while dancing. The heath of 1000 people can generate
energy for an entire week!! Furthermore a floor will be installed in collaboration with
Energy Floors. This company produces floors that capture the dance movements and
recycles it into electricity. The unique sound system and lightshow compliment the
amazing location situated in between the railway tracks leading up to the Central
Station of Antwerp.
As a deejay he plays a mixture of rhythmic minimal house orientated, organic tech
house and uplifting groovy yet experimental techno with Deep Detroit influences.
Joachim has had the honor to play some well respected events and festivals such as
Dimensions, Tomorrowland, Awakenings, Kazantip, Dancevalley, Detroit Electronic
Music Festival, Fuse, Sonar Barcelona, Rex club and Badaboum Paris, Arma and
Shanti Moscow, Mixmag, Cocoon, Cadenza, Tresor Berlin, Circle of Love, Isle of MTV
To name a few..