The summer in Amsterdam will again be sprawling with festivals. A steady name in the season is Buiten Westen, which promises to be another fine get together of thrill seekers, hot artists, festival cuisine and carnivalesque attractions. At the Next Monday’s Hangover stage we can expect a range of great modernistic deep house artists. One of them is NMH’s very own Ridzert, aka Some Chemistry. His cool, melancholic vibe will be a welcome escape from some of the louder sounds present at the festival.
Although Some Chemistry currently resides in Amsterdam, he has lived abroad for a decade. While living in exotic spots in South America and Africa, rhythm and harmonics slowly got into his system and would never leave again. After playing bass and guitar in several punk and indie bands, he found his true love in electronic music. Cochabamba taught him Cumbia, London showed him Indie and Amsterdam brought him the underground bleeps he had never heard before.
The past few years have seen Some Chemistry grow out to an all-round artist and promoter of parties such as PRISMA at Studio 80, or PIXEL at Trouw. Next to that Ridzert has a big hand in programming fat line-ups for NMH parties and big events like De Zon and Buiten Westen.
When not behind the decks, he spends some time in the studio as well. His creations are melancholic, and take some effort to grasp, as he describes himself, but are all the more rewarding eventually. The dreamy, dark pop sound of his studio work is based on his characteristic bass lines, themes and subtle climaxes. He states that: “‘The feel’ of music is more important than the quality of the kick, he says. And so he compares his music with the experience of eating a mango. “Difficult to eat, yet incredible tasty”.
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On the Next Monday’s Hangover stage, Some Chemistry will follow in the lead of artists like Apparat, Robag Wrühme, Pachanga Boys, Daniel Avery and Ten Walls.
Next Monday’s Hangover Stage: Apparat | Robag Wrühme | Pachanga Boys | Daniel Avery | Ten Walls | Some Chemistry | Job Jobse |