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Koen Groeneveld

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Koen Groeneveld

Netherlands

Koen Groeneveld

Biography

Known from Beatport #1’s “Wake Turbulence” and his collab with Fatboy Slim “Rockafeller Skank”. Founder of the imprint Abzolut. Producing and remixing for Toolroom, Size, 1605, BluFin, Bosphorus Underground and many more. DJ-ing @ Toolroom Knights in Ibiza, Miami and London, Awakenings, Dance Valley 2011 Netherlands, Clubs like Ministry of Sound (London, UK), Mint Club (Leeds, UK), Pacha in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Sao Paulo (Brasil), Festival’s such as Dance Valley, Emporium, Sunrise, Electronica Festival and countries like Turkey, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain and so on. DJ booking inquiries: booking@koengroeneveld.com

DJ booking inquiries: booking@koengroeneveld.com

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KOEN GROENEVELD BIOGRAPHY
Update January, 2012

After two #1’s and several Top 10 hits on the worlds most famous download portal Beatport
and numerous groundbreaking gigs in and on the world’s greatest clubs and festivals,
Koen Groeneveld has become a yet still rising and respected name in today’s Electronic music
and DJ scene.
His unique and dynamic sound consists elements of Techno, Tech House, House and Minimal.
When DJ-ing, Koen drops a refreshing and powerful crowd pleasing DJ set based on these genres..

Koen launched the label _aBZoluT. in Spring of 2008.
One of his first releases “Wake Turbulence” peaked at #1, both in the Beatport overall Top 100 and in their Techno Top 100 in July 2008.
“Wake Turbulence” ended up being number 3 in the Beatport Techno Top 10 of 2008 and was nominated as “Best Techno Track 2008” at the Beatport Music Awards 2009 !

Koen operates, besides on his aBZoluT. imprint, on a wide range of leading labels like
Toolroom Records, Size, 1605, Bosphorus Underground and BluFin.

The man’s biggest success till date though, came when Toolroom Records released
Fatboy Slim V Koen Groeneveld “Rockafeller Skank”.
The track skyrocketed to the #1 spot on Beatport’s overall chart in March 2009.

Koen delivered a bunch of epic remixes for the likes of a.o. Umek, Spektre, Tocadisco,
Lutzenkirchen, Sander van Doorn Vs. Marco V, David Guetta, Blank & Jones, Age of Love,
Ferry Corsten’s System F, Robbie Rivera, EDX & Daniel Portman, Noir, Yello and of course his
Beatport Techno chart #1 “Plastic Dreams” by Jaydee in the Summer of 2011!

Under the Monikers KG, Bruce Alba and Neo-K Koen drops tracks a little bit more experimental
compared to his usual stuff.

Collabs with Mark Knight (“Put Your Hands Up”), Ahmet Sendil (“Flaps 128”) and Tocadisco (“Techno Logical World”) pushed our Tech don higher on the ladder of the electronic dance music world in 2009.

Early 2010 Koen ended up at #7, voted out of hundreds of DJ’s, in the House Planet DJ Poll 2009.

“Air Breaks” , a disco influenced Tech House gem, released on Toolroom Records peaked @ #1 in Beatport’s Tech House Top 10 and @ #5 in the overall chart in June 2010.

Together with Addy van der Zwan (Koen’s musical partner since the stone age) he launched a series of Disco-ish Tech House 2 track E.P.’s entiled “Disko Tek” which are being released on his _aBZoluT. imprint
“Gotta Move”, “Do It Do It” and “Wheep!” dominated the Beatport charts in 2010 and 2011!

Koen has been spending quite a few hours in the lab with another close but highly talented friend:
DJ / producer Arturo Silvestre.
Together they’ve been dropping a hand full of releases in 2010 and 2011 on Abzolut, 1605 and BluFin.

Mr. Beatport… ehhh… Mr. Groeneveld has been DJ-ing all around the world the past 3 years in a.o. Japan, USA, Brasil, Argentina, UK, Mexico, Poland, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Canada and of course his home country Holland.
He did 6 memorable sets during WMC 2010 in Miami on a.o. Toolroom Knights @ Space and
Juicy Beach @ Nikki Beach !
His debut gig on the infamous Awakenings Weekender @ De Gashouder in Amsterdam on October 8
was one of his personal highlights of 2010.
2011: Gigs in Pacha (Buenos Aires), Pacha (Sao Paulo), several DJ sets in Ministry of Sound (London) during Toolroom Knights and The Gallery events, Toolroom Knights @ Space on the magc Ibiza island and performances at Dutch festivals Dance Valley and Emporium are just a few highlights from Koen’s global tour dates.

Keep your seatbelts fastened ‘cause Koen is defo fire!!!

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