Occult - 18
Daan van Essen is a music lover since he got a cd from his father when he was 8 years old. When he was 15 years old he was going to parties with his nephew. After this, he found a love for clubbing and Techno music. This party’s made him think, ‘i want to do this as well. So he did and started playing Techno music. Artists like Chris Liebing, Speedy J, and Oscar Mulero were inspired from him. After this period he dived into the deeper sound of techno music. Abdullah Rashim was one of his biggest inspirations. When he grew older he found out that this sound didn't fit his personality anymore. After this, he was clubbing a lot in the Rotterdam-based club BAR. There were DJs playing like David Vunk, Marsman, and I-F. This is now the biggest inspiration for his sound. Of course, you can still hear the influences of the other styles in his sets.