Sat 29 JUN – Sun jun 30
Awakenings Festival 2019
Born in the suburbs of Rotterdam (Netherlands) Taras van de Voorde walked alot of musical roads. From singing in old peolpe homes to classic organlessons and playing trumpet but deep inside Taras knew that this wasn't his love.. Around 1994 he went to his first rave and guess what? The hardcore housemusic and the English breakbeat tunes made the little freak go crazy, all this energy, all those weird sounds, all those nice, happy and dancing people.. Yeah! He wanted to be part of this electronic revolution! Within two weeks he bought his first records, a pair of shitty turntables and a mixer.. Taras was born again but now with an aim, loving the electronic music and to entertain people! After two years of hardcore music Taras changed his musical direction into what it is now: Deepgroovyprogressivetechhousefunk. Not too hard, not too mellow, but quality music with a firm uplifting energetic drive. Playing in a lot of well known dutch clubs like Nighttown (resident), Off Corso, Doornroosje, Las Palmas, BUMB (resident, booker), FFWD, Poema (resident) and many more he shared nights with artists like Kevin Saunderson, Jack de Marseille, Michel de Heij, Joris Voorn, 2000 and One, Secret Cinema, Petter, Nathan Fake, Alex Under ect. In 2006 Taras was nominated as best upcoming dutch dj talent in The Netherlands for the well known " Gouden Kabouter Awards" at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.