Unifying different people on the dance floor, DJ and producer LUPE carries his mission out through his own music and parties. From the start at the heart of the Amsterdam club scene, he adds lyrics and vocals to electronica and beats for self-expression. Acid House and Disco are the main inspirations.
His first music release Shake was applauded by artists like Azari & III, Heidi, Tom Trago.
LUPE crafts exclusives like the ReLuped edits and Love Tools for dj friends. Iconic producer Giorgio Moroder responded to an 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 many artists he admires like Erol Alkan, Tiga, Hercules & Love Affair, Steffi, DJ T, Shinedoe, Alden Tyrell, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, San Proper, Miss Kittin, Honey Dijon, Booka Shade, DJ Haus, The Black Madonna and many more.
His exploration of electronic dance began with a Christmas present in his childhood:
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. The visual side of his work developed.
Nine years later, LUPE decided to create fantasy worlds for others by deejaying.
He created many parties in his hometown Amsterdam since 2004. Their names speak for themselves: Get On Down, UNK, Italo Elite and Acid Nouveau.
At the infamous Dutch Golden Gnome Awards, his Italo Elite won the award for Best Party (2010), nominations for Best Newcomer DJ (2005) and Most Sexy DJ (2009).
He played at major Dutch venues and festivals like Trouw, Paradiso, Studio 80, 11(rip), 5DaysOff, Mysteryland, NOW&WOW, Dance Valley and ID&T’s Inner City.
Even Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour after party at Heineken Music Hall came along. 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 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.’
Enjoy 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