Michael van Dommelen
Mike Vandee was born and raised in the Netherlands. His passion for music throughout his life made the choice, to become a DJ and Music Producer, a very simple one.. In 1993 Mike Vandee founded “Royal Mellowdies” Underground Dance Events in cooperation with his close friend Marc Zieck. After a short period of time “Royal Mellowdies” turned out to be a highly successful underground dance concept. These events took place at A1 locations and some alternative clubs.
2003 was the year that Mike Vandee decided to become a full time “ Professional DJ / Producer” and realized that playing records wasn’t enough anymore, so he got himself a studio setup and started exploring the possibilities of electronic music production.
In 2005 Mike Vandee took some time off, stopped playing his sets in the clubs, to focus on some serious matters like for instance : Self Reflection and Studying Universal Laws. He was convinced that his life needed a critical 180° turn around before he could really start his professional DJ Career.
By the end of 2006 he managed to produce 9 tracks and created several ideas for upcoming tracks. He maintains the same approach to his productions as to his sets, combining a variety of influences and styles fused together. The result is funky, deep, soulful, energetic, powerful, sexy and uplifting house music for life…His productions grew stronger and stronger and finally his first release in August 2008 on Niteworks Recordings was a fact. This EP includes two new tracks, the title cut being 'Profiled connections', EP. Mike Vandee has put his diverse, electronic sound on the map with this EP on Niteworks Recordings (NW005), which is piled high with atmosphere and new aged , club energy.
MUSIC / STYLE:
Mike Vandee is a true House DJ, a natural born performer and mixes absolutely remarkable! When he stands behind the decks he literally steps into another world and passionately passes on his love for music and all that lives to the crowd, filling the room with an exhilarating positive energy which is almost touchable. Mr. Vandee is one of those few guys who will move and groove behind the decks just because he has to. This talented House DJ likes to take the dance floor through a very spontaneous and most energetic mix into the realms of quality house music. Mike Vandee plays house music, whether its Tribal - Minimal - Tech - Groove - Vocal - Dubby - Tracky - Percussive or Proggy, always remains soulful and funky with a bite, to keep you fresh and awake out on the dance floor.
His urge to collect records throughout the years, focusing on several styles, resulted in a huge and varied collection today.
Having played with some of the finest DJ’s of this planet, he gained a lot of experience and picked up on a lot of different techniques.
So, on the dance floor its best described as “Warm, Deep and Groovy Vibes taking you to Hot Funky Slammin’ House Music. Along the way you can expect some real Classic Anthems as well as Disco (s)Mashers….. in the end .. just expect the unexpected.
Mike Vandee’s tracks