20 years of techno
Koen founded the label _aBZoluT. www.myspace.com/abzolutrecordings early 2008. One of his first releases “Wake Turbulence” peaked at number 1, both in the Beatport Top Downloads Top 100 and in their Techno Top 100 in July 2008. The follow up tracks to “Wake Turbulence”; “Pull Up” and “Go Around” and his collabs with (Peter) Gelderblom “Fokker 126”, Addy van der Zwan “MIA” and Ahmet Sendil “Rotate” received massive support by the worlds DJ elite.
His in Spring 2009 launched 4-track E.P. “Schiphol E.P.” , a side project under the moniker KG (Koen Groeneveld’s initials), gained also big time posiitve feedback amongst the global DJ’s.
After the huge success of “Wake Turbulence”, Koen delivered several dancefloor damaging remixes for a.o. Mark Trophy “Ripper”, Dataworx “Control”, Mario Ochoa “Twisted”, Sander van Doorn Vs. Marco V “What Say?”, Tocadisco “2 Many Shots Of Jaegermeister”, Spektre “Hydra”, Alex Young “Uno”, Noir “The Off World” and many more. “Wake Turbulence” ended up being number 3 in the Beatport Techno Top 10 of 2008 and was nominated as “Best Techno Track 2008” at the Beatport Music Awards 2009!
Koen’s biggest success till date came when Toolroom released Fatboy Slim V Koen Groeneveld “Rockafeller Skank”. The track skyrocketed to the number 1 spot at Beatport’s overall chart in March 2009 in less then 5 days!
Fall 2009 saw the release of the "Microburst E.P." on Toolroom and again Koen reached the highest positions on Beatport's Techno chart.
On his imprint _aBZoluT. releases together with his studio partner for life Addy van der Zwan and their good friend R3hab as Dutch Basterds and a release with Ahmet Sendil: "Flaps 128", which was heavy hammered by the likes of a.o. Ritchie Hawtin.
His track "Put Your Hands Up" together with Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight has destroyed global dance floors late 2009 and early 2010!
Remixes for big names like David Guetta ("Sexy Bitch"), Ferry Corsten's System F ("Out Of The Blue 2010") and Tocadisco ("2 Many Shots Of Jaegermeister") lifted Koen higher on the ladder of the electronic dance scene in 2009 and will continue doing that in 2010.
2010 kicked off sensational ending up at #7, voted out of hundreds of DJ’s, in the House Planet DJ Poll 2009!
Koen spend the first weeks of the new year in the studio working on a.o. remixes for new tracks of Techno guru’s Lutzenkirchen ("Phuture Disco Vibes") and Umek (“Responding To Dynamic”).
‘10 will be a very exiting and interesting year for Koen, besides new releases and remixes, he can be found behind the CDJ's all around the world this year, in a.o. Tokyo, Russia, USA, UK, Mexico, Poland, Germany and his home country Holland. He did 6 (!) roof raising gigs during WMC 2010 in Miami on a.o. Toolroom Knights @ Space and Juicy Beach @ Nikki Beach!
New collabs with Tocadisco and Ahmet Sendil and an E.P. under a new moniker Neo-K are just a few of the many Koen Groeneveld 2010 weapons to be expected... Fasten your seatbelts, Koen is defo on fire!