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About Michel de Hey
Rotterdam’s proud Michel de Hey is in no small part responsible for the city’s now vibrant house and techno scene. For over more then two! decades he has championed the best the genre has to o!er through his own tight DJ sets, radio shows, productions and, of course, courtesy of his own labels including HEY! and the late EC Records. With his talent as a producer, skills behind the decks and a variety of di!erent genres, Michel opened the door to techno and tech house for a major crowd of lovers throughout these almost 30 years. And he still does today. He succeeded to get a solid reputation abroad through his excellent DJ performances at clubs, parties and festival events across the globe! Together with his ever so popular radio show HEY!Muzik which by now is broadcasted in more then 10 countries.
Over the years Michel has picked up a number of awards for his contribution to the scene, as well as the odd US Billboard Dance Chart hit early in his career. Meanwhile, the tech house, techno and minimal music he has released on his own labels has been honoured by modern day talents like Josh Wink, Adam Beyer and Paul Kalkbrenner… without Michel, then and now, the sonic landscape would sound very di!erent.
His own productions in that time have joined the dots between sleek and stripped back techno, groove laden minimal and more propulsive tech house. Labels to have released these sounds include EC Records, Circle Music, DFTD as well as Noir and Bedrock Records, with in-the-know DJ’s always play his records all over the world.
So too does the man himself tour the world, regularly playing top clubs and festivals like Womb, Japan, Circo Loco and Space in Ibiza, Weekend in Berlin, Mysteryland USA and many others across Europe and the Middle East. Given Michel’s ability to thread together so many styles and sounds on dance"oors everywhere (he is widely schooled in playing small, sweaty and intimate gigs as much as he is large festivals) it’s no wonder he has mixed many compilation CDs in his time. We are talking about CDs like No Nonsense, Technological Elements, Impulz, Dance Valley on Ibiza and many more. From funky house to big rolling techno via everything in between, de Hey can do it all.
In the meantime, mr. HEY! has been very busy in the studio. This year, next to a super strong release on his own HEY!records, he has also had some bangers on the mighty Bedrock and Defected Digital Records! Multiple songs of the Julienzzz/Gibsome EP, as well as the Seven EP, have reached Beatport’s top 100’s listings.
Apart from the releases, Michel’s brought a new concept to life. This extra club night is called Kweekvijver (literally translated: breeding ground) and it’s exactly what the title says. For the last 20 years he’s always been on the look-out for fresh talent, resulting in several successful remixand djcompetitions. So why not make 1 touring clubnight of this idea? The Kweekvijver was born! The parties have been packed and some great new djtalent has reached the surface. Those new dj’ing heroes will return as warm up to the regular HEY! clubnights, that continues to bring the crème de la crème of the underground scene to key Dutch clubs like Amsterdam’s Studio 80, Rotterdam's TOFFLER . From Catz ' n Dogz till Karotte, from Danny Daze to Ricardo Villalobos back to Paul Kalkbrenner; they all have performed on one the nights or festival areas which HEY! has been hosting. Watch out for more HEY! nights or Michel de Hey sets next to your door.
The Dutch underground scene is back on it's way up and we love to help a hand! That's why in this brand-new year Kweekvijver (translation: hotbed / breeding ground, literally translated: fish pond) will travel through the Netherlands looking for hungry little fish that want to participate in bringing themselves to the next level!
Kweekvijver, the night where young talents take a dive into the deep next to no other then the Dutch legend DJ and initiator MICHEL DE HEY! Kweekvijver will be the place where you will be pleasantly surprised by heroes from the future, all supported by the big boss himself and in one of your favorite clubs!
It's going to be the night you'll still be talking about in a couple of years, allowing you to say, you were at the debut of ... It'll be a memorable night you are not allowed to miss!
"I think the name says it all. The place where gifted musicians or DJ's get the chance to take a dive into the deep with me. Are you a talented DJ or live act? Do you feel called upon to show your qualities? All fish are welcome in my pond!"
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do you have a question, a brilliant suggestion or would you like to book me?
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Or feel free to email me!
For demos please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high amount of music that I receive I am not able to respond to everybody. I promise you I will listen to every demo that I receive and if I like it, for sure I will be in touch :)