DJ MINI & DJ JULIAN RUIZ /
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BIO DJ MINI
It has been over 25 years since I started mixing.
As a 14-year-old boy I came in contact with House.
If I still remember well there was a big tent somewhere in Sloterdijk (I really forgot the name of the party).
I could sneak under the tent and before I knew it I was going to get out of my roof on the dance floor on the Acid sounds and heavy basses.
I already knew right then, I wanted to be a DJ.
It wasn’t long before I was in the MultiGroove, Mazzo, Jan van Galen and wherever I could be to stand by the DJ boat and watch DJs like Jeroen Flamman, Gino, Dano, Pavo, Coldfusion, Lewis, Dana, Bass-D & Buzz-Fuzz turn the tent upside down.
I quickly became friends with Dano, Jeroen Flamman and have more or less gotten the basics of mixing.
Together with Lewis Bos & Martijn Loot I started mixing and producing, Lewis had a 303 and together with Martijn I built my first X86 PC,
I believe it was a Pentium Pro with 4 GB HDD 2GB memory and a Creative Soundblaster Gold soundcard, the moment that we could send WAV to MIDI via Creative Vienna SoundFont.
With applications such as Cubase VST, Rebirth and Reason we went completely crazy.
Dano then had a radio program Grooveyard and passed it on to Lewis Bos.
He asked me if I wanted to be his sidekick. My first Gig certainly took place at Radio The Undersound on 88.1 FM. After that, it all went fast.
I got to know an incredible number of DJs and was regularly found in the record store on the seafront at Outland Record or at JP @ GrooveConnection and of course at all parties.
Started with the Hip Hop breakbeats, Acid which quickly became Oldschool and has grown to Early, Hardcore and Hardstyle.
But like any DJ … If you can turn you can turn everything and the style doesn’t matter.
I love to play nice techno, Psy or EDM set every now and then.
The style that suits me best and where I am immediately recognized is Oldschool and I mean the period of 89 – 92.
In recent years I have been at various parties and festivals.
From Ground Zero to Mindcontroller from “Multigroove” to Free Festival.
Together with Patrick den Dulk (aka Coldfusion & Ted Scheffer) we made a comeback with The Thundergods from Asgard in 2016.
We were featured at Hellraiser, Hellbound, Pandamonium and of course at the “Multigroove” festivals that year
BIO DJ JULIAN RUIZ
With Spanish roots but raised in the Netherlands, Julian joined the illegal rave scene of Amsterdam in the early 1990s and started performing as a DJ in 1994.
He played clubs like the infamous Fun Factory, Club 114, the Megafestatie and was an often seen guest DJ for ID&T.
His repertoire ranges from Oldskool, Acid, Happy Hardcore to Techno.
When house turned to Hardcore Gabber, Julian turned to smaller settings, private parties and continued to perform in small clubs as a DJ, staying true to his love for early house music.
With the renewed popularity of Oldskool house, Julian also experiences an increase in bookings.
With a growing group of loyal followers, Julian is quickly filling his schedule, including the legendary “Multigroove” parties and “Lang Zal Je Raven”.
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