His love for music began at the age of five when he learned how to play the piano. Cellie's DJ-career started in 1984, playing disco, electro, rap, funk, rare-grooves and new-wave in clubs all over Holland, Germany and Spain.
In '89 he returned to Amsterdam and started working in club Mazzo as floor-manager/programmer [booking bands and DJ's], and picked up DJ-ing again. Here he started organizing the popular Saturday-nights called 'Unity' which became a huge success.
After a few years he decided to team up with the London based Sex Love And Motion and brought Londons popular S.L.A.M. nights to Amsterdam at Mazzo.
August 2000 was the last of these weekly events and in September 2000 Cellie started a new venture named 'Off The Record', (a tech-house/techno concept to freshen up the Amsterdam nightlive). These nights were co-hosted by DJs Steve Rachmad, Estoe & Carlijn and became popular by techno lovers.