Biography Martijn Kuilema
This tall Dutch guy started as a DJ in 1994, playing Mellow house tunes. After two years his music style changed into Club music and at the moment he mainly spins Tech-House. He got interested in electronic music after listening to the album ‘Equinox’ by Jean Michel Jarre. This opened up a whole new world for him.
In 1994 he started practicing mixing with belt drive turntables he received as a gift from his parents after graduating. Later on he was one of the first in his hometown with the original Technics SL 1200’s. By comparing his mixing tapes with the radio deejays he improved his own skills and became well known for his technique. By sending these tapes to the local deejays he was asked to be the guest DJ in the local clubs and radio shows. And for a period he was a resident DJ at a popular club.
In 2001 Martijn Kuilema co-organized his own party ‘Destination Unknown’, because of dissatisfaction about the high prices of other raves. From 2003 until 2006 he was asked to be a member of the judge on three different DJ-contests. In 2007 Martijn joined a Dutch DJ/producer collective called ‘Dutch Grooves’ founded and organized by famous Dutch deejays.
Producer / Remixer / Label owner
In 1988 Martijn started to make his own minimixes using a tape recorder and the Jazz tapes of his dad. Later on he started using samples with the old sequencer software ‘Voyetra’ on the PC of his brother. But he wanted to become a more professional producer, so as from 1993 he started using Cubase, he bought his own gear and went producing tracks like crazy. He entered many remix contests and listened to other productions to improve his own skills. And this paid off. A couple of his tracks were signed by several important labels like ‘Be Yourself Music’ and ‘System Recordings’. And Martijn was asked to do remixes for several well known producers.
Nowadays Martijn owns his owns three online record labels. He released his old music on ‘Dimpleman Records’, he now releases House and Tech House music on his new label ‘Bursting Beats’ en finally releases Synthwave music on ‘Synthwave Marbles’.