Lupe’s vision as a dj-producer is to frenetically jack the dance floor, energetic and psychedelic with attitude.
He organised many parties in his hometown Amsterdam since 2004, like Get On Down, UNK, Italo Elite and Acid Nouveau.
His own music has a range from techno to disco, featuring his own lyrics, melodies and voice, alongside the ReLuped edits and the upcoming Love Tools project.
His first release Shake was applauded by deejays like Azari & III, Heidi, Tom Trago and many others. He is happy to have starred alongside artists he admires, like Erol Alkan, Tiga, Hercules & Love Affair, Steffi, DJ T, Shinedoe, Alden Tyrell, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Hannah Holland, San Proper, Miss Kittin, Honey Dijon, Booka Shade and many other classics-inspired artists.
Lupe discovered house music at age 12 with a Christmas present: a compilation simply named 'Acid House'. Music took over: dancing is the only option.
His exploration of electronic dance began. Four years later he became a go-go dancer. Insatiably learning about records, artists and labels, he evolved from club kid to dance music connoisseur. He graduated in film studies and collected records.
At age 25, Lupe decided to create fantasy worlds for others.
He started deejaying, organising parties and making music…
By now he played at all Amsterdam’s major venues like Paradiso, Trouw, Sugar Factory, Club Up, Studio 80, 11, Amsterdam Roest, festivals such as 5DaysOff, Mysteryland, NOW&WOW, Dance Valley, ID&T’s Inner City and Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour after party at Heineken Music Hall. Internationally he played at Exit Festival (Serbia), Dalston Superstore (London), Cookies (Berlin), The Hall (Istanbul) among many other venues.
At the infamous Dutch Golden Gnome Awards, his Italo Elite won Best Party (2010), nominated for Best Newcomer DJ (2005), Most Sexy dj (2009).
In 2013 he released the ReLuped edits. His edit of a Donna Summer track prompted producer Giorgio Moroder to write: ‘Hello, Lupe! I really like and appreciate your edit. It has a great beat. I am still listening.’
‘I bring a new identity for dance, for men and women, straight and gay, black and white and so on. There is nothing to be scared of in each other. Nightlife is the designated area to overcome our differences in daily life, where we see each other free in a new light. Therefore I consider it an honor and a privilege to work in music and parties.’
Ready to give a piece of his music mind and liberate the world: Lupe makes sets for wild nights. We dare you to take the Lupe trip!
Dragon Love EP – Instant Replay – 2012
Beating The Drum EP – Instant Replay – 2012
Shake – The Remixes – Instant Replay – 2011
Poof! - EP - Instant Replay – 2010
Now & Wow Fest 2012
Milkshake Festival 2012
Exit Festival – Serbia 2012
8Bahn Festival 2012
Amsterdam Halloween 2012
STHLM – Stockholm 2011
Dalston Superstore - London 2010
Dance Valley 2010
BAF in Trouw 2009
HQH at Cassero - Bologna 2008, 2009
Berlin Hilton at nbi - Berlin 2007
Cookies - Berlin 2007
Inner City 2007
Sensation White 2007
Mysteryland - 2006, 2008
Los Ninos - Brussels 2006, 2007, 2008
5DaysOff 2006, 2007, 2008
RESIDENCIES in Amsterdam past and present:
UNK - Club 8
Zonde - Paradiso
Italo Elite - Club Up
Acid Nouveau - 11 Rip
Voidd – Winston
FashionRadio - Studio 80
Vreemd - Sugar Factory
Galore - Sugar Factory
Parkroom - Flex Bar
Sale - Catwalk Club, Rotterdam
Get On Down – various locations