When you grow up in a small place like Gendringen/The Netherlands, there’s not much that will keep you busy unless you can find yourself an all-consuming hobby pretty fast. Roel Salemink chose to combat small town syndrome by developing his passion for music, spending his formative years obsessing over different styles of music.
By the early 90s he had become hooked on house, a habit he has never since managed to kick. After experimenting with various iterations of the genre he began to focus more on techhouse and techno, which to this day continues to be his greatest passion.
Professionally, his musical journey began when he started organising and promoting techno parties, booking headline acts like Takaaki Itoh, Christian Wunsch, Pacou, Recyver Dogs and Darko Esser to name a few. The success of these events gave Roel the confidence to develop his own event – the magnificent and memorable Magnifique.
This event saw him take to the stage alongside a whole host of famous names, including Secret Cinema, Bart Skils, Isis, Marco Bailey and Peter Horrevorts. Keen to use his promotional skills across Europe and beyond, he has also hosted a stage at the famous German Festival Ruhr In Love which is attending by over 30.000 people.