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The determined but broad-minded Freddy Spool is what you would like to call an adventurous artist. With his roots coming from the classic house scene but his interest definitely also for all the new sounds on the market these days, it seems hard to put a label on Freddy Spool. He sees this as something positive and uses it to his advantage as well.

Freddy knows exactly what to do when playing at an underground rave as well when booked for a daytime set at Holland’s beachclub Woodstock69 for instance. This talent underlies in his curiosity for music. Everything with a proper groove and good rhythm is of interest to him,. Always searching for new sounds, be it on Beatport, through Giles Peterson’s BBC1 radioshow (RIP), Rush Hour’s record store in Amsterdam or just by digging into music’s history and future, Freddy rarely has moments where music is not on his mind.

His database not only consists of a shitload of music, but genre wise it reaches from one end of the spectrum to the other. May this be deep and dark techno, deephouse, Detroit, Chicago, New York house or some fine afrobeat or cosmic beats is not the question. The party, club or vibe where Freddy plays, is though.

How in god’s name would you remember all these tracks, one might ask. Well, Freddy has what you want to call a photographic memory for music, or should you say: phonographic? If he hears a track one time, he absorbs it and will remember it for ages.
A very handy quality for a dj that plays at such different parties for different crowds all the time. Another quality dj’s should have is the capability to mix, and you’ve guessed it right, in this area he never fails to deliver. He started dj-ing in an age where the whole vinyl – cd – laptop discussion wasn’t of anybody’s concern and taught himself how to mix with vinyl. Freddy still plays vinyl nowadays, but he likes to keep those ‘hard to find’ ep’s for the right sets. Some of these records Freddy collected over the years were never released digitally. And this is why his sets are full with rare tracks you don’t get to hear that often.

The dj-in and cratedigging goes hand in hand with his ‘Vrijbuiters’ concept which finds it’s origin in the summer of 2008. It was then when Freddy decided to organize an illegal rave called ‘Vrijbuiters’ in an old bunker in the North of Amsterdam. This first edition was a huge hit and the concept has been growing into a movement ever since, with: editions in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Groningen, the ferry take over rave, an indoor festival together with Berlin Underground, ADE editions, a collaboration with fashionbrand Chillp and lots of plans for the future Vrijbuiters and Freddy Spool are here to stay.

freddyspool   Freddy Spool, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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