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Gee Van D aka DJ The GEE's Upcoming Gigs
Saturday 11 January, 2014
30 Love Ibiza Edition, Thalia Lounge, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Born in Haarlem, Holland, Gee van D aka DJ The GEE’s long n’ living love for music jumpstarted at the young age of 6 as he received his first turntable, and a year later when he begun playing the flute and piano. Blending the influences of soul, funk and acquiring inspiration in the Hip Hop world from the likes of Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock), and all time favorite Jazz masters Miles Davis and James Brown. By 15, The GEE was playing the scene tuned to Hip Hop Jazzed up Funky beats.
Synching to the Acid house movement of the 80’s he organized parties and underground raves around Holland, the main gig called Night of the Gabbers. Following a break from the turntables Gee pushed full throttle once more in 2009, immersing himself in the Ibiza dance scene. By 2010, Ibiza partygoers would hear his pulsating mixes as he first went on the air at Sonica Radio and later Ibiza Global Radio, (97.6 FM in Spain and streamed/itunes/www.audio4all.com) both during peak airtime. Soon after he played to a full house at the Pussycat terrace in Ibiza where eager audiences thumped to lively, rhythmic yet grounded hypnotic dance grooves. He played in La Plage with 2 DJ’in the Kitchen (A project with Ibiza partner Snakeman). Ibiza summer of 2010 laid foundation to The Gee’s collaboration with a variety of international and local artists and Ibiza venues. Opening for Christof Drouillet’s (IBZ recordings) Take no system party in Sands he promised versatility, style and always FUN. Playing @ exclusive villa parties with Nico Stim & Stephan of Bamboo Forest, Davina (Massive), Christoff (IBZ recordings) Franke (Kox Box) , Tommaso Favretto (SFS Ibiza), Dimitri Nakov (Tronic) Mark Ramsey (Noir) and Iban Mendoza (Ibiza Global Radio) . The Gee’s 2010 residencies landed in Ibiza @ RESET in Dakota, with 2 DJ’in the Kitchen and Afterparties summer 2010 @ Wicked Tuesday Mornings (after Cocoon) and @ Wicked Thursday Mornings (after La Troya).
2010 summer closings GEE hooked up with Matking (Kromeangels), StefanDX (Bamboo Forrest), and worked along his favourite island artists Christof (Absolum), Deedrah, Etnica, Dimitri Nakov, FrankE and Davina. This last alliance gave birth to The Gee’s first collaboration in music production through the single “Happy Feet EP on IBZ Recordings including exclusive remixes from Daniele PETRONELLI & Mark RAMSEY. Released 23rd March 2011 and number 3 on the beatport top 100 chart by day six. The track’s deep enveloping techno feel marks a new era of experimentation and dance for Gee as every one of his mixes offers dancers a new and unique journey.
Winter time meant no rest either. As summer hit the southern hemisphere Gee sprung various residencies on fervent Argentineans in Mar del Plata. Starting twice weekly at La Princesa and tweaking tunes in Club Thames, Club Emme, Beach Club Natural Mystic, a variety of known private parties and finishing 2010 in the New Year bash at Club Trento. Throughout his stay he hooked up with local DJ/producers Ivan Fernandez, Diego Suarez, Nacho Casco, Flow Dario and singer/producer Rodrigo Doc Agustin Etchegaray (My God). Back in Europe, he is presently playing in multiple gigs at Underground Techno club ¨De Klup, Groningen in the Netherlands.
In 2011, Gee enrolled in the music production school program offered by SFS Ibiza ( http://www.soundfarm-studios-ibiza.com/). By springtime Gee had residencies in the following Ibiza Venues: Pussycat, Mojito, Expressions @ Las Dalias and throughout the summer he hit Aramon, Pacha Hotel, Sankeys, Supper Club, Es Mirador and Summer Festivals Salvazionz in Holland and Sol Festival – Extremadura, Spain. Amsterdam Dance Event, Wethouse closing party @ ADE. With summer closing Gee participated as teacher in Sound Farm Studios sharing his knowledge of the Native Instruments Traktor Pro digital vinyl system training a variety of students including Elio Riso.
End 2011 Gee released De La Noche A La Mañana. This collaboration with Mattking is a fusion of Serbian gypsy music and Argentinean milonga with a tech house twist released on No Logik Records including a exclusive remix from Daniele PETRONELLI.
Gee´s tracks are supported by Dubfire, Umek, Alex de Stefano, Norbert Davenport, Elio Riso, Nacho Casco, Mark Ramsey, Jerome Isma-Ae, John Acquaviva, Subfractal, Paco Osuna, Eddie Halliwell, Mark Knight, Groove Armada, Christian Varela, Richie Hawtin, Dandi & Ugo, Anderson Noise, Vladimir Acic, Tesla, Angy Kore, Piatto, Axel Karakasis, Roy RosenfelD, Tone Depth, Robin Hirte, Alen Milivojevic, Chloe Harris, Taster Peter, Ivan Fernandez and more ...