Uniting people on the dance floor, DJ and producer LUPE carries out his mission through music and parties. From his start at the heart of the Amsterdam club scene, he adds vocals and lyrics to electronica and beats for self-expression. Acid house and disco are his biggest inspirations.
His first music release Shake was applauded by artists like Azari & III, Heidi, Tom Trago.
Iconic producer Giorgio Moroder responded to Lupe’s edit of a Donna Summer track: ‘Hello, Lupe! I really like and appreciate your edit. It has a great beat.’
Lupe is happy to have starred next to artists he admires like Erol Alkan, Tiga, Hercules & Love Affair, Steffi, DJ T, Shinedoe, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, San Proper, Miss Kittin, Honey Dijon, Booka Shade, DJ Haus, The Black Madonna and many more.
His exploration of dance music began with a childhood Christmas present: a compilation album simply named Acid House on the Jack Trax label. Music took over and dancing was the only option…
Aged 16 he became a go-go dancer. Insatiably learning about artists and labels, he evolved from club kid to dance music connoisseur. He graduated in film studies and collected records. Then Lupe decided to create fantasy worlds for others.
He created many parties in his hometown Amsterdam since 2004 such as Get On Down, UNK, Acid Nouveau and Italo Elite which won the award for Best Party (2010) at the infamous Dutch Golden Gnome Awards where he also was nominated Best Newcomer DJ (2005) and Most Sexy DJ (2009).
Lupe played at major Dutch venues and festivals like Trouw, Paradiso, Studio 80, 11(rip), 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) and many other venues.
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 a 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.
R N B – Silhouette Music - 2015
Dragon Love EP – Instant Replay – 2012
Beating The Drum EP – Instant Replay – 2012
Shake – The Remixes – Instant Replay – 2011
Poof! - EP - Instant Replay – 2010
Is Burning – 2015
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:
Acid Nouveau - 11 Rip
Get On Down – Studio 80 and BAR Rotterdam
UNK - Club 8
Zonde - Paradiso
Italo Elite - Club Up
FashionRadio - Studio 80
Vreemd - Sugar Factory
Galore - Sugar Factory
Parkroom - Flex Bar
Sale - Catwalk Club, Rotterdam