Daniel Williamsen (NL)

At the age of 17 Daniel van den Berg bought his first DJ-setup. Almost all DJ’s start out with beatmatching in the attic, buying loads of records, creating a feel for which records synthesize. Eventually, if the will is there, you start playing records for friends at local clubs. An artist is born, Daniel Williamsen landed his first gig at Manhattan in Arnhem. Daniel Williamsen then entered the Kunstbende competition, a competition created by the Kunstbende institute to support and guide young artists, for which he did a stunning set that ended 4th in the overall national competition. Receiving recognition he got a residency at Club Purple and has had airtime on radio. After one year of exploring his own musical boundries and trying to form his main sound, he decided that the next step isn´t that far away. In the summer of 2011 he performed at several festivals like Extrema Outdoor (NL), Free Your Mind (NL) & Festivaart (NL) and received a lot of recognition from several clubs all over the country. After two years of playing and exploring to define his own sound, he started at three new residencies in 2012: Roses-Lounge at Arnhem, Havana at Tilburg and Grand-Café de Maria at Utrecht. You can still find Daniel in these places today. These places stand for the ultimate lounge experiences and amazing ambiances which lend themselves perfectly for the sound of Daniel. He also slowly started playing at bigger parties and playing with DJ´s like Roog, D-Rashid, Franky Rizardo and Stefan Vilijn. Daniël´s main sound is the warmer and groovier deep/- soulful house at the beginning of the night which has a lot of percussion and vocals in it. When he plays later at night the main sound starts to develop from that warm vibe to a continues journey through house music. Uplifting house music combined with live elements is what Daniel loves doing the most. He works often with live artists, such as saxophonists, vocalists, violists, and percussionists to give his set that extra boost to get you moving on the dancefloor! DJ-ing isn´t the only thing that´s got Daniel occupied. After two years of playing and defining his own sound the next step was producing music. And thus it happened: he released his first EP with Steff Jaspers on Consistent Records named “Ven Aqui Conmigo”. He released several other productions as well and got support from many DJ´s and producers all around the world.
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