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Stan B's Upcoming Gigs
Saturday 09 March, 2013
Meltdown, LVC, Leiden, Netherlands
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Stan B (real name Stan Bekker) is a 21 year old producer living in Rotterdam. He grew up in Amersfoort, where you can still find him every weekend. As a kid he used to play harmonica in the nearby shopping center, where he earned his first money with music. At this time he also recorded dance mixes with a casetterecorder, which he would listen over and over again. When he received a copy of Magix Music Maker, his first steps in computer music were made.
After a while he switched to Cubase, which gave him much more freedom. As a breakdancer, he was mostly making hiphop beats, until a classmate in high school introduced him to James Holden and his Border Community label. He was listening the same mixes over and over again, and they would never bore him. He quickly gave up hiphop and started making electronic dance music. At this time he switched to Ableton, which he now still uses, in the studio and on stage.
His sound can be described as dreamy and euphoric techno. His newer work is more dance floor orientated, while still maintaining this melodic sound. His influences are Nathan Fake, Ricardo Tobar, Max Cooper, James Holden, Gui Boratto, 10dens, Margot, Applescal, Mathew Johnson, Extrawelt, Luke Abbott, Avus, Moderat, Ryan Davis, Apparat, Caribou, Jesse Somfay, Kate Wax, Pivot/PVT, Matthys, Radiohead, Muse ... and many more.
When performing live he uses all kinds of controllers to control and perform his own music on the fly, enabling him to improvise and interact with the audience.