Local Rockstars: Partying it up with Mudde

Local Rockstars: Partying it up with Mudde

Nov 28, 2013 |  by  |  Music
About the author
Born and raised in Amsterdam, lives to dance and dances to live on electronic music, has a small vinyl addiction, appreciates a little sarcasm now and then, thinks musicals are annoying and loves those moments where you lose track of time completely.

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.

Mudde is one of Amsterdam’s finest. He’s part of the Boston Strip crew and tells me he loves deep house and dubby techno. Sounds like a formula for success to me. It’s almost weird he hasn’t been in our Local Rockstar series yet, so it was about time someone interviewed him. And I didn’t mind to be the one to do it at all. Get ready for some action!

What’s your favourite place in Amsterdam?
“Film theatre Kriterion, which secretly is also the nicest café in the east of the city. When I was a student I worked there for five years and it’s still my favourite place to hang out.”

You played at different parties such as Colors, Cable, Tomorrow Is Now Kid, besides your own Boston Strip parties. Do you adjust your style to the party you’re playing?
“Definitely. I have a diverse taste in music and I can show a different side of me or combine different styles at every booking. If you must describe it you could say that I combine UK Garage and old school grime with house and techno. Although within house and techno you could still vary a lot.”

Who’s your favourite Amsterdam based artist at the moment?
“The import Amsterdammers Will & Ink (Presk and Felix Lenferink). These guys make high quality singing loopy techno and release everything on their own label, Delsin. If they continue like this they’ll get far in techno. Speedy J personally asked them if they would do a live set with their awesome handmade controller in the Melkweg at 5 Days Off, for example. We’re building a studio with the three of us so I’ll be able to follow their development from close by.”

What was the most memorable playing experience in your career?
“In 2010 I hosted a night in the Hortus Botanicus during Museumnacht together with Reinier Klok from Future Vintage and Tim Faber from Boston Trip. We played a lot of tribal and UK funky house combined with Theo Parrish record and dancehall tunes for example. Everyone went crazy and the organization had to complain because the glass was vibrating out of the greenhouses (we brought our own sound system). We didn’t play that much back then and this was a very inspiring evening, also sound wise.”

I loved Hortus at this year’s Museumnacht as well. Give me track that always makes you happy when you feel down.
“This is such a dope house remix from an R&B classic. This tune makes me want to dance, preferably with a woman.”

You’re playing at THE CORE this Friday. Tell me more about the concept.
“I’m very curious about Dhoem Dhaam, I’ve never been there. The line-up is perfect. Bambounou and Skudge stand for a tasteful and solid sound, everything they do is really good. De Sluwe Vos became really big in a short amount of time because of his awesome production skills and energetic sound. Really cool to be a part of this!”

What can we expect from you that night?
“Playing first is always a nice challenge, I’m excited to start it of good for Bambounou. I have two hours to display my love for deep house and dubby techno. As long as the evening has a logical story.”


When: Friday 29th of November
Where: Dhoem Dhaam Warehouse
Tickets: 1st release € 12.50 – SOLD OUT | 2nd release €14,50
Online: Facebook event

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