From an early age and influenced by soul and pop, Niels played drums and sang in a church choir for a few years. When he discovered house music in the early 90s, his course was set. He began buying records and playing at local venues. In the clubs, his DJ work frequently took him abroad with gigs in Greece, Spain, Austria, Germany, U.S.A. and Asia. In the Netherlands he continued to be in demand, playing in Amsterdam and Rotterdam on a regular basis. He moved into the industry as a professional in 1999, employed by major record distribution company Astral Music. It was around this time that he started producing music. In 2001 Niels went to Australia to study at the Conservatorium of Griffith University to study a Bachelor of Popular Music, where he learned to produce music professionally. Never forgetting his DJ roots, he also played in several clubs in Australia in the meantime, holding down residencies in Brisbane such as Family Nightclub and Pressclub and on the Gold Coast in clubs like Mybar, Berlin Bar and Elsewhere. Niels’ study and professional musical development, along with his ‘ear to the dancefloor’ DJ abilities, has been crucial in the current success of Dutchican Soul.
His sound is Soulful, Jazzy vocal house with a techy edge.. Read more