Dutch Deejays Dominate
Axel Doorman, Marcel Crucq
Returning back to the nineties, it all started when Axel was still a youngster. Music was everywhere, and he realized it could be created with any piece of equipment that crossed his path. Given him his first Casio, it turned out there was chemistry between Axel and electronic music from the first touch. All spare time he had was put in creating music.
Axel started working for a local radiostation near Amsterdam back in 1996. Mixing his own creations with other music and by that, taking it to the right audience. Mostly Hardcore at that time, which was very popular. This led to his first live performance, starting out not only as DJ, but also as MC. These two things turned out to be a natural talent.
With Hardcore fading to the underground scene, a new style of music caught his attention. Techno it was, which led to becoming a resident DJ in a Techno based club. All happening from 1999 until 2002. It wasn't all Techno after this time. More styles caught his attention, such as House, Trance and Progressive, making him evolve into a DJ with a wide variety of styles. This led to performances inside and outside the country. Playing in front of huge crowds at the biggest gigs.
Focussing more on producing again, he wants to let the world know these particular skills, releasing every track with more succes. This has led to a collabiration which is currently known as Dutch Deejays Dominate. With a full clip on inspiration for both producing and mixing, things are promising. With always expecting the best of himself, to get creativity rolling and the audience rocking!
Given the fact he has a wide knowledge of music, it's no surprise this interest has started at a young age. Following national and international music charts from the age of 8, his love for music became obvious. Besides hip-hop, electronic dance music caught his attention. At the age of 13 he started producing on an amateur level, just for the fun of it, not having the intention to be able to get it released on a music label whatsoever. As usual, this led to going out when his age let him to. But not just going out for the fun of it. The deejays caught his attention. 'What are they doing, how do they behave and how does the equipment work? This interest never left his mind, but still he kept focusing more on producing. Mostly hip-hop at the age of 19 to 22.
Then a new generation of house music made it's appearence. Typical dutch style, in a way the world has never heard before. A style that made M-Jay turn the tables on EDM once again. Besides producing, he started DJ-ing as a stand in at a local bar, which was his first time of performing in front of an actual crowd. It didn't felt that way tough. It felt natural, like it was the 100th time he did it. At the age of 24 this led to a residence. This brought more opportunity by meeting new people, doing collabirations, and performing at several clubs and bars around the country. It even led to several live performances on local radio, and still doing so on an almost weekly basis.
As it so happened, this also led to a collab which brings you Dutch Deejays Dominate. A team combining strength and talent to give you powerful live performances and awesome productions with great variety, the way they think the crowd appreciates it, and as they are being released today!