Groomed in the vibrant surroundings of the Amsterdam nightlife, Bangkok based Maarten has positioned himself as a stalwart of the Asian Dance Industry. He is the founder of Sabai Sabai Radio, the in-house programmer for Underground temple BEAM, Music Director at Hi-Fidelity Music Room Lennons and the former curator of Wonderfruit Festival’s Ziggurat stage. The year 2022 marks his 25th year as a professional DJ!
Maarten won his first DMC DJ contest at the tender age of 17 and his emerging talents soon earned him a DJ residency at the hotspot Bitterzoet just a block away from the famous RUSH HOUR record store. A 2010 move to Asia kickstarted his imminent DJ career. Ever since then he has been waving the flag for Quality Music in the region.
Widely known as an Avid Vinyl collector, Maarten’s DJ and Production style explores the lines between Italo, 80ies Electro, Dub, Acid, Proto-House and Boogie. His latest releases include Temptation ft Isaac Aesili, The Covers EP and Poy Sian: a Thai Molam and Luk Thung inspired record.
Maarten has held residencies at BEAM (Bangkok), infamous M1NT (Hong Kong), KEE club, MIDNIGHT & CO, DROP, ARMANI/AQUA and VOGUE Lounge. He was also invited to play at the Lot Radio (Brooklyn, New York) Amsterdam Dance Event, H0l0 (New York), Red Light Radio (Amsterdam), Mystic Valley Festival (Thailand), Wonderfruit Festival (Thailand), ALTN8 Festival (Hong Kong), Potato Head Music Room (Hong Kong), Potato Head Beach Club (Bali), SOAP (Seoul), Seoul Community Radio, The Powder Room (Singapore), Ku De Ta (Bali, Bangkok) Sri Panwa and Baba Beach Club (Sri Panwa Resort, Phuket).
The past four years he has worked on shows featuring WHATSONOT, Derrick May, Peggy Gou, Soul Clap, Black Motion, Flight Facilities, Made in TYO, Satoshi Tomiie, Tokimonsta, KiNK, POMO, Carl Craig, Detroit Swindle, Alex From Tokyo, Tom Trago, Snakehips amongst many others.