The Scumfrog, an Amsterdam native and New York City transplant, has evolved his sound by combining the best from both sides of the Atlantic with a sophisticated blend of New York dark and funky beats and sexy European sounds. His recent successes include four no. 1 club hits; 2001’ Ibiza anthem “We Love You” (Rolling Stones 60’ cover), his remix of George Michael’ single “Freeek”, the billboard dance smash “Love At First Sight” by Kylie Minogue, and his re-conception of Dirty vegas’ “Days Go By”. 2002 was an exciting year for The Scumfrog. His highlights have included collaboration with David Bowie on Positiva, and DJ Gigs all over the world.
For over ten years, The Scumfrog (a.k.a. Jesse Houk) had spread his distinctive sound in clubs throughout Europe. In 1997, the DJ and producer packed his record bags and brought his sound stateside to New York City. Within a few months, he made a “splash” into the club scene with his production of “The Watersong”, which was featured on Danny Tenaglia’ Global Underground CD 010, Athens
During the next two years, The Scumfrog’ hard work and perseverance in the studio led him to produce the soulful single “Learning To Fly”. The track caught the attention of house music heavyweight Roger Sanchez who loved it and immediately signed The Scumfrog to his label, R*Senal Records. Since their collaboration, he has toured worldwide with Sanchez playing big festivals such as “Gatecrasher Sound Festival”, “How Sweet It Is”, and “Dance Valley”. It has been nonstop for this Dutch born DJ/producer, with his productions of records and remixes for artists such as David Bowie, George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Dirty Vegas, and New Order.
The first Scumfrog mix compilation featuring some of this biggest remixes from the past two years is expected to hit stores March 2003. When he is not on tour, he can be found in his New York recording studio, working on his artist album and producing tracks with some of music industry’ giants that are sure to be number ones.
Keep an eye on this amphibian, as he is leaping all over the place.