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Joeri

Antwerp, Belgium

Biography

THIS YOUNG RESPECTED BELGIAN DJ STARTED HIS MUSICAL CAREER IN HIS EARLY 20’S.

WHERE ONCE HE WENT SPOTTING INTERNATIONAL DJ’S IN DIFFERENT CLUBS, HE WOULD SOON, INSPIRED BY HIS MUSICAL FATHER AND DJ-FRIENDS (“SOUNDTRIP”),

CREATE HIS OWN DISTINCTIVE SOUND.

STARTED AS DJ-TWINS, JOERI AND HIS FRIEND BENJAMIN, BOOSTED UP MANY LOCAL PARTIES. IN COÖPERATION WITH “NICK AT NIGHT”, CLOSE FRIEND AND PARTY-PROMOTOR,

B. & J. AND DJ JACK STARTED THE PAPAYA-PROJECT.

(A HUGE SUCCES REWARDED WITH A FIRST CD-COMPILATION). INVITING INTERNATIONAL STARS AS MARTIN SOLVEIG AND

DR. KUCHO, PAPAYA QUICKLY BECAME ONE OF THE LEADING PARTY’S IN LA ROCCA.

MEANWHILE THE DYNAMIC DUO SPINNED THE DECKS IN OTHER SEVERAL BELGIAN CLUBS (THE FUSE, OUTLINE, ESCAPE,…) AND ON WELL-KNOWN FESTIVALS (“Antwerp IS BURNING”…). WHILE BENJAMIN DROPPED OUT DURING THE SUMMER OF 2004, JOERI OBTAINED HIS SUNDAY’S RESIDENCY IN LA ROCCA, NEXT TO FRIEND AND ICON DJ MARKO. HIS SETS BECAME MORE PROGRESSIVE AND WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED IN NATIONAL (REAL, THE ZOO, PULSE FACTORY, CAFÉ D’ANVERS…) AND INTERNATIONAL CLUBS (FOLIES PIGALLE, REX (FR, PARIS), BAR DU PORT, VIP-ROOM (FR, ST. TROPEZ), OCEAN CLUB, DREAMERS (ES, MARBELLA) AS WELL ON OUTDOOR FESTIVALS (SOLAR (NL), BLOOMINGDALE (NL), DANCE PARADE (NL), SONAR (ES), TOMORROWLAND (B), CITY PARADE (B) ENZ.

LAST YEAR JOERI’S NAME APPEARED IN THE LINE UP OF JOCK STARS SUCH AS: DJ PHILIP MICHAEL ANDERSON, DAVE LAMBERT, DJ TOFKE, TIËSTO, WALLY LOPEZ, SARAH MAIN, DAVID GUETTA, POLE FOLDER, DANNY HOWELLS, SASHA, ERIC PRYDZ, FELIX DA HOUSECAT…

WORKING ON HIS FIRST RECORD, SCHEDULING MANY GIGS… THE FUTURE IS PROMISSING