The Prophet

The Prophet

Dov J. Elkabas aka ‘The Prophet’ was born on 5 November 1968. He started deejaying in 1983. He first discovered turntables when he visited a roller disco (Het Nijlpaardenhuis) in Amsterdam. He was so impressed by the enthusiasm it evoked that he got a job so he could buy a set of SL1200 MK2s and practice with the turntables at home. He spun disco at Het Nijlpaardenhuis for approximately two years until the roller disco was closed down. He then moved to a hip hop venue in Amsterdam known as ‘Akhnaton’.

The Prophet also founded his own record label - Scantraxx Recordz - one of the most famous hardstyle record labels in the Netherlands in order to be able to promote the Dutch version of hardhouse à hardstyle. He felt that the music was now too fast and that the events were no longer as upbeat as he thought they should be. The music has now reverted to 140 bpm, a ‘female-friendly’ danceable speed.

These days The Prophet enjoys spinning genres such as early rave, early hardcore, hardstyle, club and progressive.
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