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Name: Rick Charles
Date of birth: 04-10-1979
Rick Charles started spinning records at the age of 15, he started in a bar/dancing that was owned by his parents.
When the resident DJ, didn’t show up the manager of the pub asked Rick if wanted to spin the wheels instead of the resident DJ.
After Rick played that evening, the manager was surprised about Rick’s mixing skills and asked if Rick would like to be the resident DJ of the pub.
Beside spinning in the pub, rick also went to several clubs to see what other dj’s did to please the crowd.
Rick Charles came in contact with dj Jean the resident dj of Club IT in Amsterdam.
Jean was amazed by his skills and after a while Jean asked Rick to take over the wheels of steel on Friday’s.
From that time on things started getting busy and Rick Charles played with several famous dj’s:
After playing a set at the famous radio station “Radio 538” his agenda got busier and busier.
In 2001 Rick Charles made a big change in his style of music. He wanted to put all his passion and emotion into Techno music even though that meant giving up a commercial breakthrough. He made the decision to follow his hart.
Besides producing and DJ-in he got a job in a local Record store called “DaDaDance” and worked there, for several years. In 2005 he owned this record store, which is now a online record store.
In 2003 Rick Charles participated at a famous Techno DJ-contest in Amsterdam called “Twstd” . He won this contest . This was a great boost for his career as a Techno/minimal/house DJ.
In 2007 Rick Charles became a dad and decided to create a stable home for his two sons and that meant keeping DJ-in and producing on a low profile.
Now in 2009 Rick Charles is back in business and ready to dedicate his live to music again.
- Massive Festival ID&T (Rotterdam Zuiderpark) (Tiesto, Kai Tracid, Erick-E etc..)
- Trance Energy ID&T (Den-Haag Statenhal) (Marco V, Rank 1, Klubbheads)
- Innercity ID&T (Amsterdam Rai) (Ken ishi, Tiesto, Carl Cox etc..)
- Impulz Festival UDC (2 Times) (S’hertogenbosch Brabanthallen)(Carl Cox, Michel de hey etc..)
- Queensday “Twstd” Stage (Mainstage, Audio Bully’s , Oscar Mulero, Joel Mull, etc..etc…)
- Awakenings Festival VIP Room
- IT, Amsterdam
- Danssalon Eindhoven
- Club Opera, Arnhem
- Paradiso “ Grote prijs van Nederland” (Room Hosted by Twstd), Amsterdam
- Melkweg “HQ Parties By UDC”, Amsterdam
- Twstd, Amsterdam
- Luxor, Arnhem
- Club Lloyds, Arnhem
- Studio 80, Amsterdam
- Player’s, Zoetermeer
- De Kelder, Amersfoort
- Winkel Van Sinkel, Utrecht
- Hemkade, Zaandam
- Club Latido, Zaandam
- Snoopy’s (Salou, Spain) 2 summer’s
- Menfis (Calella, Spain) 2 summer’s
- Club Latido (Benalmadena, Malaga) Resident DJ for 1 month)
- Gent (Belgium)
- Radio 3fm 30min. of fame (Big Radio station)
- Radio 538, Dance trends
In 1998 Rick Charles released his first production:
D & R Project feat. DJ Ricky – Don’t Need U / Keep Trancin’
Disaronno vs. DJ Ricky – Feelin’ Alright/ Midnight Afternoon (Also Signed To The NUKLEUZ label UK)
Hostyle – Feeling’ Good
Rick Charles – Finally Ep (Digital release) (Finally/Focus/Encounter)
Rick Charles – Down Below (Digital release)
Rick Charles – Clear My Mind (Digital release)
Rick Charles – Charles Experience Ep (Digital release)
(Pearly Gates/Taste of Mr. Charles)
Dennis Alfarez presents A-tension – Japenga’s Ride (Marl Taylor & Rick Charles Remix)
DJ Arara – We’ve Got The Pope (Digital release, Rick Charles Remix)
Tracks Appear on CD:
Disaronno vs. DJ Ricky – Feelin’ Alright:
-The Year Of Trance 99 – The Final Year Mix (4xCD, Mixed) Feelin’ Alright
-Nukleuz HardHouse Anthems Nukleuz (2xCD) Feelin’ Alright
-Mainstation 2000 – House (CD, Comp, Mixed) Feelin’ Alright
-Trance 2000 Volume 3 (2xCD) Feelin’ Alright
-Nukleauz Hard House Three (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Feelin’ Alright
Hostyle – Feeling’ Good:
-De Danssalon Winter Celebration 2000 (2xCD) Feelin’ Good
-Madhouse The Ibiza Edition 2000 (2xCD, Mixed) Feelin’ Good
-Mystery Land 2000 (2xCD, Comp) Feelin’ Good
-Trance Files 2000 The Final Yearmixes (4xCD) Feelin’ Good
-DTPM – The Deep & Funky Sound Of Sundays (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Feelin’ Good
-Wicked Traxx Vol. 1: Hard, Fast And In Your Face! (CD, Comp, Mixed) Feelin’ Good