Dimitri (NL)

Artist & Speaker

In 1984 Dimitri (Kneppers) starts his deejay career in clubs by the age of 17.

In 1988 he obtains a residency at the legandary RoXY in Amsterdam and became one of the pioneers of house music in The Netherlands. His HTSM (Hi-Tech-Soul Movement) nights drew clubbers from all over the globe to hear his own unique style of music and mixing techniques.By 1991 he spins at all the major (warehouse) parties in The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. He releases his first records and starts his own label Be.S.T. (Beautiful Soul Techno). From 1992 onwards he continues to take over the world with gigs from Tokyo to Australia, Paris to Peru and residences at Twilo in New York and Ibiza. In 2007 Dimitri takes a 3 year sabbatical (after playing non-stop for 23 years), trading the club scene for life on a farm and voluntary work with children with learning disabilities. In 2010 he returns with his ‘All Night Long’ residency at the legandary club Trouw Amsterdam, one of the best venues in Europe. In 2013 he suffers from a life threatening bacterial infection and loses his right underleg. But he is back at the desks in Trouw in only 5 months, proving that music has the power to heal, one of his strong inner beliefs.

Today Dimitri plays in clubs and at festivals all over Europe. At Amsterdam’s number one venue Thuishaven he finds his new residency for his famous 10 hour sets. He is a true veteran known for his extended storytelling sets, taking the crowd on a journey through a wide range of energetic, spacious, melodic and hypnotic musicstyles. As a producer Dimitri (Kneppers) is always working on new music, his own typical melodic techno sound. He releases on labels like KMS, Planet E Communications Detroit and Metrohm.

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