ADE | OPENING NIGHT
OCTOBER 19 - GASHOUDER
Size was born as Hans Seisveld in 1981 in Leiden, The Netherlands. He's still based here, and is a key figure in it's small, but thriving techno scene. Music has always been a very important element in his life. He started to play the guitar in the early nineties and soon started to explore more music styles. In 1995 he got in touch with techno music, visiting lots of events and refining his electronic taste. Three years later, he started playing his first records, a habit he hasn't kicked since. His passionate skills brought him to play at events like Teqnology, Legalize, Integrate, Decompression, Dial t for techno, Monocult, A.S.S., mnml.nl and many more. Throughout the years he has evolved his own style. It can be described as a mixture of groovy techno, minimal, progressive and acid house. Size likes to explore and cross musical borders and combine different styles in the mix. He started off being known for his energetic techno style, but he only plays that on demand now, preferring the broader spectrum now found in his record bags. He knows like no other how to build up the tension in his sets and please the audience with some tight mixing skills. His love for the music doesn't stop with spinning records alone. After finishing a sound engineering course in Amsterdam in 2002, production is the next thing on his agenda. With some tracks already finished, he plans to have new tracks released this year. Asked which people have inspired him over the years, the list reflects his broad interest in quality electronic music with names as: Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Dave Clarke, Underground Resistance, Robag Wruhme, James Holden, Nathan Fake, James Zabiela, Guido Schneider, Robert Babicz, Abe Duque, Jesper & John Dahlback, Joel Mull, Michael Mayer, Maurizio, Steve Rachmad, Jerome, Aphex Twin and Kraftwerk. As mentioned, Hans has become a well known Dj in Leiden. He is part of "Decompression" on of the bigger promoters in Leiden where he played along artists like Joel Mull, Surgeon, Regis, Petter, and others. Other parties saw Size on stage next to Steve Rachmad, Dj Rush, Valentino Kanzyani, Ben Sims, Marco Carola, Jerome, Bart Skils, Billy Nasty, Guido Schneider, Matthew Dear, Jori Hulkkonen and many more.