Jaap Ligthart (NL)

Jaaps parents failed miserably at one thing, music. Years and years exposed to horrifying (Dutch language) music, poor Jaap discovers electronic music years later... As of then Jaap found his passion. He listened to sets, mix cd's and radio recordings of Tiësto, Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Armin van Buuren, Sasha, John Digweed, everything he could get his hands on. Not much later he started buying vinyl, and this time not any vinyl with Dutch music! Nowadays the world is getting to know his music... For example by guestmixes in numerous broadcast on Slam FM (The Boom Rom) and Radio 538 (Dennis Ruyers Dance Department). The last couple of years he played in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Egypt, Ukraine, UK, Mauritius. In 2016 a dream came true when he played at Space, Ibiza. His productions (original tracks, remixes and bootlegs) played lots of times by the world's big time dj's. Artists like Sasha, John Digweed, Dixon, Adriatique, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Seaman and Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) are playing Jaaps productions. The styles/genres that Jaap plays, varies every gig, depending on the gig and crowd. Sometimes he plays very deep with deephouse and minimal, other times he treats the crowd with a more uplifting or raw sounding set. It all depends on the evening...
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