Amsterdam based JAN got inspired by local DJ’s in the Amsterdam nightlife at early age. Soon he started DJ’ing at the classic spot De Duivel, where he learned the art of DJ’ing in front of a crowd.

While performing, he hooked up with fellow “Amsterdammer” and DJ/producer Kid Sublime, who showed him the ropes of rocking a sampler. JAN quickly caught the virus and invested in his own digital equipment, started digging for samples, and thereby widening his musical spectrum.

When Kid introduced JAN to house music, he quickly felt drawn to the warm, deep sounds of the Detroit house scene. He describes his fusion style as B-Boy House, and incorporated this right back into his DJ sets. In one set he might start off with down tempo hip hop, like a Pete Rock or Slum Village record, and end up taking you right to the raw ’burbs of Detroit playing such artists as Theo Parrish or Moodymann.

Style: Hip Hop / House
Artist: JAN