Vic Crezee (NL)
His name is and his adventures are legendary. Coming up as a youngster in Amsterdam, the DJ formerly known as Lil’ Vic acquired the essentials of Hip-Hop mixing and scratching under the influence and tutelage of the city’s big boys. Wasting no time, he passionately studied the vinyl classics and established himself at a rapid pace through radio airwaves and gigs such as Appelsap and Knockout. This talented breath of fresh air kept breezing throughout Amsterdam during his teen years, carving out his own position and laying the groundwork for a lengthy career. Fast forward to the present, Vic Crezée dropped the Lil’ and has become a leading authority in the Dutch music scene. As an accomplished DJ, he holds down no less than three residencies: ‘’White Boy Wasted’’ (Night at Club Nyx, Club 69 in Gent and Club Bonsoir in Bern), “Live at the BBQ” at everybody’s favorite Bitterzoet, and last but not least “Bassline”, Amsterdam’s longest running Hip-Hop event at the legendary Paradiso. It is unquestionably safe to say that Vic plays an integral part in the current Amsterdam nightlife not only with his acclaimed residencies, but also by influencing and impacting with his eclectic music selections. Whatever new (or old) discoveries he chooses to play, they will more than likely become staples in many DJ’s crates across the land for months to come. Not the one to stick to one trick, Vic has expanded his musical range in recent years, be it solo, as one half of the Teenage Lady Killers, or alongside likeminds such as the Parra Soundsystem, broadening his repertoire with various genres such as UK Bass and House, always played from a Hip-Hop point of view. His creative knack for blending sounds as well as boundaries with ease has also enabled him to establish himself as a formidable creator and go-to guy for the recorded mix. Among the myriad milestones are his mixtape series curated by Amsterdam’s premium sneaker boutique Patta, “Het Grote Gedoe” & ‘‘Het Grote Gedoe 2: Angst & Walging’ with Faberyayo (De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig), $LBMG (Faberyayo, Sef & Spacekees), and The Robert Sylvester Kelly Story: a four-part sonic journey honoring the King of R&B. You might even catch him spitting a couple of hot bars if he feels like it. As his reputation grows bigger, so does his versatility, creativity and diverse selection in music. Alongside his consistent duties manning the decks effortlessly at the best clubs, festivals and recording rooms, this gentleman is also keeping things in motion by venturing out to creating music. His first official solo project ‘‘White Boy Wasted EP’’ is now out on Magnetron Music. As the Mayor of Leidseplein, Entertainment Area, it is Victor Crezée’s duty to lead, develop and magnetize the crowd.
Previous editions –
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012