Tsepo is coming… The charismatic and big afro’ed Dutch man born Jan van der Lugt has been bubbling under in his native Dutch scene for a couple of years now, but with a new batch of music soon to be unleashed into the wider world, it’s likely house music lovers around Europe will be soon to pick up on his talents.
For the last year, Tsepo, which means "hope" in South African, has been holding down a residency at Nuno Dos Santos’s Something Happening Somewhere label nights, but has also turned the head of important people at Amsterdam’s foremost club, Trouw. As such, he has recently been installed as resident there and has already warmed up for kingpins like Laurent Garnier and Michael Mayer, which is testament to his dexterous and flexible talents as a DJ.
Influential online magazine DJ Broadcast named the talented young DJ and producer as one to watch this year, and for good reason: the music set to be released on labels including Something Happening Somewhere is deep, paired down house with plenty of raw soul, analogue roughness and subtle synth work. Inspired by classy selectors including Move D and Gerd Janson and producers like Roman Flügel, rather than rushing out his first creations into the world, Tsepo has taken his time to really find his own sonic identity. Because of that they ooze real atmosphere and, alongside his considered DJ sets, are sure to win him many fans in the coming months. Read more