DJ Menace (NL)
DJ MENACE now is a name to remember, DJ Menace. This charming young man from Rotterdam started his career at the age of 15. He went to parties where DJs did their thing at the turntables. He heard different kinds of music mixing together and he saw the DJ hypnotize the crowd with music, this fascinated him and made him want to do the same. He had no money to buy equipment, so he went to a local community center every day after school until 10 p.m. to practice the turntables. He learned quickly, people started to notice his skills and invited him to play at house parties. He met DJs who are big in the scene today, such as DJ Chuckie in the early 90’s and the Partysquad in 1998. This formed the basis of his career. His first real performance was at the club ‘Experience’ in 1998. That year he also made his radio debut on SUN FM which could be heard on the airfrequency nationwide and also became the regular DJ of the talent show “Talent Night”. Some older and more experienced DJs saw the young DJ Menace had skills and took him under their wing. Soon he outgrew them and stood alone. With no equipment, he had to rely on his ability to observe the skills of other DJs. Then he gave this in his own form and character on the spot during his next set. This put him well ahead of the new generation of DJs.