Awanto 3 (NL)
Awanto 3 (the alter ego of Steven de Peven) set foot on this earth just a few years ago, although his musical career has been ongoing for 20 years already. Growing up with two uncles on his mother’s side who had a disco drive-in show, and a father who played oboe in an orchestra, there was no escape from music whatsoever.
To pin down Awanto 3's sound as a DJ is not easy. He likes to go from boogie, to disco and from booty to house, but then again don't be surprised to hear some afro-beat, acid and an occasional techno record in his sets as well.
It is clear that music runs through his veins. Not only has he released multiple EP's on imprints such as Rush Hour, Dekmantel and Voyage Direct, he's also seen hundreds of dance floors while dj-ing in front of them; Panorama Bar (Berlin), Concrete (Paris), Trouw (Amsterdam), Dekmantel, SXSW (Austin, Texas), Awakenings Festival, Fuse (Brussels), Village Underground (London), Nitsa (Barcelona) and Pitch Festival just to name some highlights.