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Rutger van Gelder was born in Enschede (Holland) in 1984, screamin so loud during his birth the doctors immediately noticed this little kid really wanted to be heard. Although they predicted a glorious future at the local church choir, Rutger eventually learned to speak his voice in another way.

He grew up listening to his brother abusing turntables in the attic, and two sisters singing just all day long. This contributed to his massive affection for music. While listening to all styles of music he slowly began to discover his own sound, and at the age of 13 he used a computer to combine samples, vocals en loops to record this sound. When he found out the same result could be reached using turntables and a mixer his irresistible urge of being a DJ was born. Especially concerning the fact he would be showing these skills for a crowd now! His career started with local events, followed by a variety of nightclubs and developed to a massive amount of different party’s. While his DJ career developed his producing skills grew too, fabricating tracks and remixes in all sorts of genres, supported by the biggest DJ’s to walk the earth.

Rutger van Gelder's tracks also often appear in radioshows, like 'Evolved' on Topradio (BE) and SlamFM (NL), his 'Keltic' remix on SlamFM and Radio538 (NL) and his 'Lambda - Hold On Tight' remix, which appeared on DJ Jean @ Work (SlamFM). We should also add that Evolved made it to no.6 in the Belgian iTunes Chart.

Nowadays, he's performing in various clubs and on a variety of events across the Netherlands, letting the crowd reach their zenith by providing house-based DJ sets.

Combining classic sounds, fresh beats and dazzling vocals using revolutionary techniques, this DJ is about to change nightlife as you know it.


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ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Sep 18, 2012 0 reacties

As of 1 october 2012 I'm teaching Music Production at ArtEZ in Enschede, which is like an awesome addition to my current career. My job is to help students develop their own music, style and creativity. so that they will find their place in the international music and entertainment scene. I'll help them compose, arrange, write songs & produce music.

Can't wait :)

Jaywalker Project (and more!)

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Hi peepz, here's my first blogpost in almost a year! A lot has happened, which is why my website became of minor importance. Let me give you a quick summary of last year's activities.

I started producing with my brother in law Jay Vandenberg in july 2011 as "Jaywalker", with result.
Our first project was officially remixing Flo Rida, which became the official remix on his single. Pretty cool for a kickoff!
Next up was remixing Wild One Two by David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia, which was pretty sweet too.
Then a remix for Far East Movement ft Justin Bieber, which was included on their album 'Dirty Bass'.
Take a listen!

Flo Rida - Good Feeling (Jaywalker Remix)

Jack Back ft David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia - Wild One Two (Jaywalker Remix)

Far East Movement ft. Justin Bieber - Live My Life (Jaywalker Remix)

Also pretty cool: "Keltic (Rutger van Gelder Remix)" was no.1 on TDI Radio's (Serbia) Top40. Some DJ's send me some video's of a lot of Serbian peepz going crazy, gave me goosebumps!
Check it out at 2:20:

Also got to do a lot of pretty sweet gigs before the summer, like the Liberty Day Festival in Enschede.

That's it for now. I hope you guys will follow my blogposts again!