Wednesday, March 16, 2016

San Proper

San Proper is a well-respected artist from the Amsterdam underground club scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has been spinning and playing live from major clubs and festivals to smaller bars and dodgy underground locations. He’s known and praised for his House & Disco sets, but also skilled in blending different styles from Acid to Afro-beat into an eclectic mix. Since 2009 he has been performing & presenting a solo live show chanting vocals and playing several live instruments alongside his hard- ware and digital gear.

As an Amsterdam local, San Proper is working close with fresh and ge- nuine labels and organizations like Rush Hour, Dekmantel and Trouw. All known for setting the tone for quality underground music and scenery by supporting local talent and paying tribute to house and techno legends.This same attitude got him to release on several labels like Rush Hour and Perlon. His first five releases with Rush Hour was based on presenting his musical friends from Amsterdam with his “Proper A’dam Family Series”, ‘Part 4’ with O-Boogie got picked up by Laurent Garnier, who did an edit of ‘Magnificent Speech Funk’. After presenting his background he released his break through record “Keep it Raw” on Perlon, after producing a remix on this label for Ricardo Villalobos with a track entitled ‘Electonic Water- It ate my Quarter’ which resulted in several releases on Perlon. Meanwhile he has been collaborating with muses, friends and associates Tom Trago, Awanto 3 and Melon representing the sound of Amsterdam House music.

His passion comes across best with presenting this energy live as well as the vocal extras which he serves up during Dj-sets. As a touring artist he remained playing from major to local events, spreading his diverse sets on legendary spots in Tokyo, Osaka, Montreal, Shanghai, San Diego, Detroit, London, Copenhagen, Sofia, Zurich, Berlin and Paris, where he has spend a lot of sessions completing his album for Rush Hour.