Sven van Hees
Considered one of the founding fathers of the Electronic music scene in Belgium. Sven Van Hees was born & raised in Antwerp and made history by producing the first 'Dance music' radioshow in Belgium with "Liaisons Dangereuses" which ran on several local stations between 1985 & 1995.
He started producing House, Techno & Tribal music as a solo artist from 1989 on labels such as : Usa Import Music, Atom, Elektron, Big Time International & R & S.
He was also co founder of the legendary Belgian label WONKA Beats for which he recorded & produced the 7 first releases. Shortly after he left the label to start up GLOBAL CUTS (for R & S ) together with Dutch DJ Remy Unger which ran until 1996.
Worldwide fame came with his 1999 album release GEMINI, a collection of jazzy & downtempo tracks that instigated a revival of the so called "Lounge" music. Most of the album's tracks got compiled on over 300+ compilations (worldwide) & he repeated that story in 2002 with his release CALYPSO. For that release he lived a while in San Francisco where he connected with the infamous NAKED MUSIC label for which
he became resident DJ at their parties & performed some productions..
In 2003 he compiled "INTO BLUE" for BLUE NOTE records and toured in Europe with his Live band "The Svengali Squad".
In 2005 Sven created his own music label YOUR LIPS and was granted a contract with Apple iTunes as one of the first Belgian labels. His first release SYNESTHESIA included the seminal deep House hit "The Sun goes Down" (feat. vocalist Lex Empress). Other releases on the label were EXOTICA (2007), MAVERICK (2009), HEATWAVE (2011), BEACH BLISS (2014) and CHAMELEON (2015) a double CD which marked the 10th anniversary of his label YOUR LIPS. In 2017 he will release AQUATIC.
As a DJ Sven travelled the globe past decades (and continues to do so) with Dj sets in Europe, Usa, Australia, The Caribbean & Asia. Unlike his musical productions ( which have been mostly downtempo & chill out) his DJ sets can be considered more uptempo. In one sentence this living legend can be described as: your timeless soundtrack to
an endless summer!