Graphic designer by day, DJ by night. In both these areas, music is Peter’s biggest source of inspiration. Love for the groove got him his pseudonym Peter Groovin, no matter the genre. His sets can be described as a blend of disco, boogie, house, afro, tropical, funk, rare groove, and beyond, all connected by the groove.
With the rise of the internet, the mp3-player and the introduction of software like iTunes, Peter’s interest in music was fuelled from all sides. Being a teenage boy his ever ongoing musical journey went from hiphop, to triphop and turntablism into more abstract genres like jazz and idm and so on. Later in life, when introduced to the Rotterdam nightlife, his interest in disco, house and related dance music was growing evermore. However still enjoying abstract and deep music, it was the simplicity, warmth, rhythm and soulfulness in black dance music that really touched him and opened a new world.
He started djing at some friends place, just for fun. But this playing around soon escalated in going from houseparty to houseparty and from birthday to birthday. Till the point that the club-owner of Bird Rotterdam spotted his talent. He invited Peter to play at the club. This way Peter started making name as a club-dj and at the same time making progress in the craft of djing and organising events. In his spare-time he learned to dj with vinyl at the (no longer existing) store of Triphouse Rotterdam. With the establishment of Operator Radio he began his own radioshow called rhythm of life.
In the last couple of years he played at events alongside names as Antal, The Black Madonna, Jamie 3:26, Esa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Sassy J, Mafalda, Dane, Philou Louzolo and many other inspiring artists.
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