Rob Manga was born and raised in Groningen, Netherlands, but he relocated to Amsterdam in 2000.
Influenced by genres like Soul, Disco, Pop, Rock, Rob Manga found his passion for soulful tunes at an early age. Carefully selecting classic as well as unique tracks and paying close attention to high quality sound, he developed an outstanding taste for music. In 1992 he was invited to Amsterdam's first and later most successful HipHop/R&B-Party called Bassline which started in the legendary venue The Roxy, moved to the The Soul Kitchen, then moved to Melkweg and eventually found home at the Paradiso. Ultimately commercial success of Bassline caused Manga to stop DJing there in 1999. He wanted stay true to influences such as DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, Danny Krivit and those who inspired him like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Jackson 5 and the late J.Dilla.
As Manga became more influential, he started organizing his own events, such as LEGENDS. LEGENDS is appreciated as the best Soul-Party in Amsterdam and presents a unique form of an audiovisual event that combines every type of soul-music while showing their videos during a 5-hour- solo-set played by Manga himself and vj Supreme Cuisine. In April 2014 Manga came up with a new concept, AM/PM, where Rob Manga was spinning a 24 hours strictly vinyl set in club Toren in Amsterdam. A dedication to the art of DJ-ing and vinyl records. RESIDENT CLUB NIGHTS : Legends: at Paradiso, Amsterdam Do The The Right Thing, at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam More Bounce at Canvas, Amsterdam In Living Color at Bird, Rotterdam