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De Kraken

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Willem a.k.a. ‘De Kraken’ started in the 90’s as a little boy with a stereo. Always busy with knobs and freaking frequencies.
With his dad singing in a classic choir and his mom just a good dancer he was not under a big musical influence but enough to gain his interest for music. When he got his first turn table without a pitch he puts himself to sleep with artists like The Doors and Deep Purple every night. 
Growing older the love of music and especially vinyl took a sideway into the electronic corner. He bought his first belt-driven turntables. Those which speed up 25BPM after touching them. Where he grew up there was nothing to do for young dj’s and in the big city only the big boys had a spot behind the decks.
Without knowing anyone in the scene he had to be creative and organised his own party’s with friends in his little town. He made mix-tapes, sold them and got known in his area. Music became his therapy to get over his 20’s where he had his darkest times so far. It became the only place where time and space did not matter. When he started focussing on developing himself in making music of his own instead of only use others he was in search of his sound, but along the way things got clear. After 2 years of experimenting he signed his first release in 2016. Still developing and soul-searching. De Kraken will make music. Always!!

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