Thursday, May 8, 2008
ROGER 72 & The Walk
Two DJs with a sound hugely inspired by the early Parisian scene where it all started with bands like Daft Punk and Casius. Now, a decade later, new names took over the scene like Justice, Uffie, SebastiaAn, Kavinsky Mr. Oizo, Teenage Bad Girl and of course label Kitsune. Besides all those Parisian party chrashers don’t be surprised if the Walk and Rogerseventytwo bring you some German Electro (Boys Noize, Digitalism etc), Favela Booty Beats, Baltimore Sound or even Michael Jackson.
With a friendschip longer than ten years old and a same taste and interest in music The Walk and Rogerseventytwo started to work together in the summer of 2004. Wasn’t that the time that the DJ scene needed a new boost with a new sound? Yes indeed! And those two were ready for it. With great support of captain Joost van Bellen they both had the honour to perform together twice with Uffie and Feadz at Holland’s filthiest party Rauw where they soon became residents. Soon gigs followed in the Netherlands, (Paradiso with Justice and Gildas from Kitsune label) Tjech Republic (Plastique), Paris (Elegangz) and London on the Tiger Trax Label night. Since then they have a diverse list of gigs in and outside the Netherlands.
2007 was the year that their baby WE LOVE… was born. Their own party night in one of the most outstanding clubs at this moment in the city off Amsterdam: The Flex Bar. Teenage Bad Girl, Les Petits Pilous, Aysam and Danger came to join the line-up in earlier successful editions. Also this year new upcoming dj and producer talent from abroad will be their guest once in every three months. Most of the time these artists are not to common with the majority of the crowd yet, this gives the WE LOVE… night an exclusive feeling with one security, the invited artists are always asked and scouted by The Walk and Rogerseventytwo themselves. And believe it or not, they know exactly what their doing!
Next to a being a DJ, Rogerseventytwo is also a producer. When he first started, his first inspiration came from music produced in the seventy’s. This period in time became a fascination while he was working on tracks that grasp the new French sound in a creative and innovative way. Curious? Here you find a list of tracks produced by Roger. And promise yourself one thing, make sure you’ll check these youngsters out; we’ll see you on the dance floor!
*ROGERSEVENTYTWO - IMAGINATION | Unreleased
*ROGERSEVENTYTWO - DOGGY BAG | Unreleased
*MELOMANICS - COME ON (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | Black Label
*DJ DLG - PARAMOUNT (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | Huge Records
*BEESMUNT SOUNDSYSTEM - MAMMA MAMMA (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | EMI
*YELLE - CE JEU (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | Unreleased
*JACKSON 5 - I WANT YOU BACK (The Walk & Rogerseventytwo Remix)| Heineken Refreshing Sounds
*CASSIUS - JACKROCK (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | Cassius Workshop
*SUPER COMMODORE - COLINE (Rogerseventytwo Remix) | Suesse Records
The Walk not only stands behind the decks with Rogerseventytwo. Next to a DJ he also is a great student. After finishing his study Psychobiology (what gave him the title Bachelor of Science), he is now studying medicines at the University of Amsterdam. He is willing to finish this study successfully and save some lives in the future.
Jungstar @ Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
Rauw @ Tivoli/Melkweg/Effenaar, Utrecht/Amsterdam/Eindhoven
We Love @Flex Bar, Amsterdam
Amstereo Galaxy @ Flex Bar, Amsterdam
Various parties @ Stalker, Haarlem
Genesis @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
Zonde @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
Club Nul @ Silly, Den Haag
Roger Seventy Two - MY SPACE
DJ DLG - Paramount (rogerseventytwo remix)