ADE | OPENING NIGHT
OCTOBER 19 - GASHOUDER
A name quickly emerging from The Netherlands’ rich house landscape, Utrecht-based DJ and producer Wesley Endeman, aka Locklead, is fast becoming a favourite for many as he steps out into the spotlight in style.
Known for serving up sharp-edged material via Slapfunk, Pleasure Zone, Dungeon Meat and Up The Stuss, the home of his debut album, plus remixes for the likes of Dutch legend Michel de Hey on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse, his innate ability within the studio has lead to a wealth of support from across the scene, establishing him as one of modern house music’s go-to emerging names. However, with age and maturity comes new sounds and styles. Recent explorations have welcomed a slight shift with the Dutchman taking things deeper and more expansive, showcasing his rich studio talent and wide-reaching influences via his evolving yet signature sound.
A versatile and accomplished selector, delivering tough, heady cuts through to silky house sonics, Locklead can be found in the booth across a multitude of lineups and events series – from dark, sweaty basement raves to slick, relaxed beach parties, and of course, Slapfunk’s legendary events at Amsterdam’s iconic Bret where he features as a regular. But these appearances also span across the globe, playing shows across renowned venues in Berlin, London, Paris and Dublin.
With future material set to drop up via a host of top tier imprints, and an ever-growing list of shows across The Netherlands, Europe and beyond, Locklead’s rise looks set to stay as he evolves and elevates as one of The Netherlands’ brightest new stars.