One of the most established names in the EDM-scene is DJ/Producer Loopers. Time and time again he brings people an unique experience with his productions and dj skills. His music has been played across the globe and many big artists started to support his electronic vibes and powerful drops. It shouldn’t be surprising that Loopers plays many festivals worldwide to represent his distinguished sound. 2015 has been a year of developing the way of creating sounds where Loopers is convinced to be successful in. Releases on Fedde le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings and Ones To Watch of Laidback Luke were just the beginning. The massive collab with Dyro gave a great boost to his career, ‘Jack It Up’ hasn’t been unnoticed by EDM fans. Promotors stood in line to book Loopers and his popularity on social media rose sky high. Right before ‘Tell Me’ on Dyro’s imprint WOLV he decided to show loyality to his fans and dropped ‘Grind’ and ‘The Riddle’. That made his fans even more excited for ‘Tell Me’, which was premiered in Hardwell On Air. This highly supported track was followed by another collab with Dyro called ‘Set Me Free’, the title track of the EP which was also released on WOLV. If that wasn’t enough, Loopers’ creativity seems to have no boundaries. More releases are signed on several major labels to represent the electronic tune of this mysterious musician. Talking about mysterious; a lasting hype keeps the crowd in its grip. Two projects are ready to step out of the shadows, and you should better keep an eye on every social channel as they’ll make their appearance in 2016. Loopers is an artist with pure talent, confidence, great charisma and he makes every crowd go wild. Because of his fans he won’t quit doing what he loves. Many goals have been achieved, dreams came true; the feeling of satisfaction can’t be compared with any other feeling. As entertainer, raw producer and genius manifested in human form, Loopers will amaze you with his music.
If you should choose: act or produce?
Produce without any doubt. Of course I think it’s great to act, but the feeling you’ve got when you’ve bothered in the studio, damn! Perhaps Ultra Festival in Miami will surpass that ever…
What does your day look like dj?
At an hour or 10 I get up and breakfast as if it was my last meal. At an hour or 11, I will take care of my manager Mano Meijer for that day. Then I discuss the administration with my sister and then get started. Up to an hour or six I’m in the studio. Then have a bite to eat, relax with friends and dive into the end at an hour or 21-22. That can be up to two hours or four and sometimes six!
What distinguishes you from other DJ / producers?
Every DJ / producer is unique, because every DJ / producer has its own style and vision. I think my creative mind makes me unique.
What do you think is the most important skill you should have as a DJ / producer?
An open mind … ‘out of the box’. Dare to take risks and experiment outside your street. Staying in your fans and the public can feel well where the need arises. And, lastly, have balls of steel because it’s a tough business!
Which producer has made you most respectful?
Your performance is that your music or is it more than that?
Well, I last heard from my manager that I do not have a rhythm feeling with dancing behind the turntable. Hahahaha, I think how your DJ stands behind the turntable determines how your audience feels and behaves. Everything is ultimately about the energy you radiate. If you look like a block of concrete to your mixer all the time, it will not work no.
Which dance song should you know everybody?
Deadmau5 ft Rob Swire – Ghost A Stuff
What is more important to you? That people download your track or people come to see you when you turn?
Both. One is not separate from the other. Both mean recognition for the blood, sweat and tears I’ve stopped in my tracks. Some people enjoy their PC and the others by completely loosening into a club.
Where does the name Walkers come from?
The word Walk I do not think I should explain. On the Pioneer turntables you can choose to run a piece of your track that you are turning that piece, then repeat until you get it off. In the past I was a duo and hence the name ‘Loopers with’ ‘of plural. I’ve never been a pepper around the artist name. Chuckie comes from a pop that kills people and, if Armin van Buuren would turn here in the village pub, everyone would think too; “what the fuck.”
How important is social media for a dj today?
The most important thing in communication. What you need without social media. In any case, if you would like to hear your music from the world.
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is a carefree life (as far as life can be carefree) in which I can give my family and friends what I want and have. And then I mean it not just material. If something is not important to me, it’s money! Of course, it’s nice to have it and to spend it, but I get much more satisfaction from the intense relationships with the people I care about.