Awakenings Summer Festival
Rik started playing records around 2001, first he was more into the pounding and harder side of techno. Influenced by Ricardo Villalobos he discovered the more housey and deeper tunes. Nowadays he likes to play old gems together with brand new stuff and he is always searching for undiscovered tracks. Rik is a big fan of longer sets, especially in the morning hours. That’s why Rik has earned his credits as the organizer of the well-known Voltt after parties. Those who have been there know the crazy mornings at numerous locations in Amsterdam.
Swing, swing, swing, is all we can do when Rik gets in control behind the decks. He should be seen as an artist who understands the new direction of house and how it can be used to create a good and girl friendly atmosphere on the dance floor in an underground kind of way. His style is very broad; it goes from slow and groovy house to more uplifting techno and everything in between. That’s why he is resident of the infamous Carnivale parties at AIR where you can hear him from his techno side. Next to that he is also resident at Zanadu, a new concept of Carnivale Group in AIR, where he plays more house and disco records.
Since 2010 Rik is linked to Klopfgeist Records which results in playing at their national and international label nights.
At present, Rik is still learning the tricks of producing music and he’s learning fast. His first release was a remix of an Andreas Bergman track called The Big Hangover on Klopfgeist Records. His second release Stop That Bus came out last summer on BlaBla records as a part of their Summer Sampler. Both releases received some very good feedback. That’s why everyone has high expectations for his upcoming release, Disco Pussy EP on Klopfgeist Records, which will come out very soon, together with an amazing remix from Shaun Reeves. In the meanwhile he remixed tracks from Marko Nastić and Navar.
Rik is one of the driving forces behind the new label Carnivale Music, which has resulted in a great release from Marko Nastić with a an amazing remix from David Labeij and will have upcoming releases from Koen Lebens and Specker.
His latest project is a collaboration with Malbetrieb. They both have a recognizable style but blended together it has something new and sounds surprisingly fresh.
They didn’t get unnoticed by Awakenings and therefore they are very proud to play their annual festival this summer.
Watch out for his new club night called Slow Jams! This will be a night full of slow but grooving music.