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BIOGRAPHY DARKO ESSER 2009

Music, work, friends and life in general is all about balance for Dutch DJ, producer and promoter Darko Esser. And more importantly finding and keeping that balance despite all the contradictions, rollercoasterrides and paradoxes life can put in front of you. It’s what binds us all like sleep, breathing and eating. No suprise that his debutalbum is dedicated to that neverending quest for balance, or as the Dutch call it: ‘Balans’. Most tracks on the album have opposing titles and the atmosphere changes from dark, moody and emotional to uplifting, cheerfull and happy. Sometimes even within the same track.

Finding balance in contradictions is also the main reason why his activities cover such a wide range and can be completely different in character. From programming the electronic music-events for the legendary Dutch venue Doornroosje to DJ-ing all over Europe back to making music in the solitude of his homestudio and selecting tracks for new releases on his Wolfskuil imprint. The difference between these activities is not entirely contradictory, because it’s all about the music at the end of the day.

As a DJ he has more then 15 years of experience in the bag and has played all over Europe in world famous clubs such as Berghain & Panoramabar, Rex, Tresor, 11, House Of God and off course his homebase Doornroosje. His sound is versatile and strongly depends on the setting and atmosphere of that particular moment. One could say that his sound is strongly settles on the crossing borders between house & techno, but don’t be surprised if he takes a sideway into broken beat, dubstep, electronics or the undiscribable.

With a discography of over 30 releases, including international clubhits like ‘Paradox’ (Underwater), ‘Catatonic’ (Ovum) and ‘The Return’ on his own Wolfskuil imprint, Darko has established a solid reputation in the producer department ever since his first records came out in 2003. His releases receive massive support from international keyplayers as diverse as Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Sasha, John Digweed, Steve Bug, Francois K, Luke Slater and Len Faki. Following this succes he was asked to remix tracks from Anthony Pappa, Sharam Jey, Davide Squillace and King Roc amongst others.

In 2003 he started the label Wolfskuil Records together with his good friend LL. Nowadays he runs the label by himself and activity has been increasing over the years thanks to overwhelming support from the industry and off course an increasing input of strong demos. The evergrowing Wolfskuil family ranges from young producers who release their first record to established musician like Joris Voorn, DJ Yellow, Benny Rodrigues and Paul Brtschitsch. He is very ambitious with the label, so watch out for more artistalbums in the following years.

As a promoter he is involved in more then a 100 events each year ranging from small clubshows as programdirector for electronic music in Doornroosje and Merleyn, to programming festivals up to 15.000 capacity, like Free Your Mind in Arnhem. Music- and genrewise there are no limitions, since quality manifests itself in many different shapes and sounds.

Music keeps the balance.

Bookinginfo:
Netherlands: We Are E (Pieter Ridder) /// pete[at]wearee.nl
World: Kinetic AM (Michael Matuschek) /// michael[at]kinetic-am.com

Darko Esser, Tripeo   darko esser, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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    Benny Rodrigues - The Choice Is Mine (incl RØDH... at 4.27
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    Benny Rodrigues - The Choice Is Mine (incl RØDH... at 4.22
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    Out now on VINYL! Decks, Juno, Deejay.de, Red Eye and many more outlets

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    Darko Esser - SUBCULTUUR Mixtape #017 at 1.49.45
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    @Dn Ns: thnx skittel ;)

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    @RoelvanEwijk: People At Night - Verdict - Syncrophone

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    @arahcito: Deetron feat. Ben Westbeech - Rhythm (Karizma's Kaytronik Wiv'em Remix) - Music Man

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    Nphonix - Benway EP - BALANS015 at 5.55
    on May 27, 2014 11:23

    B2 Nebrakada

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    B1 Black Acid

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    A1 Benway (featuring Apobothra)

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    @SAMSA (aka Niclas G.): Gerald Mitchell - Baby Ooh - GMi Productions

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    Darko Esser - SUBCULTUUR Mixtape #017 at 32.13
    on May 24, 2014 10:35

    @SAMSA (aka Niclas G.): Stephen Brown - Free And Easy - A.R.T.Less

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    PoleGroup Radio/ Tripeo/ 09.05 at 51.21
    on May 15, 2014 13:31

    @Martin Sok0 Kleemann: Alien Rain - Acid Reign 1 - Deep Sound Channel

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    PoleGroup Radio/ Tripeo/ 09.05 at 48.46
    on May 15, 2014 13:31

    @Herr Rühlmann: nope, Untold - Motion The Dance - Hemlock

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    PoleGroup Radio/ Tripeo/ 09.05 at 30.21
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    @nidsas: Tripeo - Nargy (forthcoming)

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    Benny Rodrigues - The Choice Is Mine (RØDHÅD Remix)

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    Benny Rodrigues - The Choice Is Mine

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    PoleGroup Radio/ Tripeo/ 09.05 at 17.32
    on May 14, 2014 13:16

    @Anne Jop de Jong: thnx :) Thomas Hessler - Gravity - Nowhere

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    @melacroix: Tripeo - Anipintiros #5 - TRILP1

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    @Funz Young: Simon Haydo - Transmitters (forthcoming on BALANS Records)

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    Tripeo (live) @ Time Warp Netherlands 2013 at 45.40
    on April 23, 2014 11:13

    @Joop Schroën: juni op een bekend NL label :)

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    Tripeo - Anipintiros (LP) - TRILP1 at 20.40
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    Tripeo - Anipintiros #8

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    Tripeo - Anipintiros #6

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    Tripeo - Anipintiros #5

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    Tripeo - Anipintiros #1

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    Tripeo (live) @ Time Warp Netherlands 2013 at 45.30
    on February 26, 2014 20:51

    @Jorn Salomons: wss komt ie uit bij een fav label van mij, maar zolang het niet zeker is kan ik niets zeggen ;)

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 3.47
    on February 22, 2014 22:14

    @Gabe Fernandes.: cheers buddy :) first 2 tunes are from Dopplereffekt's mindblowing Linear Accelerator album http://www.discogs.com/Dopplereffekt-Linear-Accelerator/master/12581

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 2.11.15
    on February 20, 2014 21:28

    @Tenzers: Marco Zenker - Shimmer - Ilian Tape

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 24.42
    on February 20, 2014 21:27

    @Tenzers: Plastic - Untitled - Strobelight Network

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 46.38
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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 46.38
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    @cyclus: Ben Gibson - Siphon - CLFT

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 54.28
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    @Arjan Westeneng: Edanticonf - The Boundary - Silent Season

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 1.11.09
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    @Purrel Frankel: Elyas - Surgery - Modularz

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    Tripeo (live) @ Time Warp Netherlands 2013 at 45.30
    on February 18, 2014 14:07

    @Jorn Salomons: dat kan kloppen, want deze tune is unreleased ;)

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    Darko Esser @ TrouwAmsterdam (warm up for Adam ... at 1.35.42
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    @Hanz Oberlander: Tripeo - Opuvar - Deep Sound Channel

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    Tripeo - Fifth Trip - TRIP5 at 3.39
    on December 30, 2013 09:02

    @Simon Longin: 10th of february

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    Tripeo - Fifth Trip - TRIP5 at 3.19
    on December 30, 2013 09:02

    @kink: thnx matey :)

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