Local Rockstars: Ten things you should know about ONNO

Local Rockstars: Ten things you should know about ONNO

Nov 22, 2011 |  by  |  Music
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Caroline (25) is a writer, an expat enjoying life at its fullest in Amsterdam and a girl born to party. She makes her Friday night plans no later than Monday morning and enjoys drinking verse muntthee just as much as hot-people-watching in the city.

Whether you went out last weekend to check out an uber geeky beat magician or a depressingly awesome indie rock band, we all know there’s always some serious musical talents rocking around the Dam. You might not recognize them all yet, but don’t worry, you will soon. In this series of interviews we talk to remarkable artists about their music and their inspirations.

If you are still recovering from Next Monday’s Hangover where ONNO delivered a wicked set next to Robert Babicz, La Vondèl, H.O.S.H. and many others, then let me tell you one thing: I am with you, friends. Just before I let loose on Saturday night, I met up with ONNO to learn more about this 28-year-old DJ who says he “never wanted to do anything else in his life”.  For an inside scoop on ONNO’s story, check out my top ten list of things you should know about him.

ONNO – Tuesday ADE Hangover (Podcast for Next Monday’s Hangover) by onno

  1. ONNO already wanted to be a DJ when he was 10 years old. That means while you were playing with your barbies, he was already planning his first major gig.
  2. He started professionally turning tables during Chemistry at the age of 17. That’s before he was even allowed to legally enter a club.
  3. Back in the day his mentor and DJ Daddy was Marcello, and to a lesser degree, Dimitri, whom he still admires.
  4. Rembrandtplein’s Studio 80 is ONNO’s second living room.
  5. His parents are so proud of him that for his 18th birthday, they partied all night long at Chemistry while ONNO himself was performing.
  6. ONNO would never put you on his guest list if you’re an arrogant and busybody name dropper.
  7. He prefers sassy over skanky girls. And he has a girlfriend. (Unfortunate for the rest of us ladies.)
  8. The craziest hangover of his life was in Russia this summer, when he was forced to keep up with Russian Style Vodka drinking.
  9. ONNO will start playing live in 2012, with his debut at Awakenings’ Amsterdam United party at the Gashouder.
  10. He has a University Degree in Communication Sciences. Just in case he wouldn’t want to be a DJ any more (which he says will never happen).

For anything else you want to know, you should ask ONNO yourself at one of his next sets. For what it’s worth, he is a very sociable person: “I like playing sets with a bunch of people going crazy next to me. An empty DJ booth is just boring.” And he has been proven right. Last Saturday, to say the least, his booth was on fire.

ONNO worked together with One’s Remote Area Records, Tiefschwarz’ Souvenir imprint, Upon You Records in Berlin and Get Physical Records.

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