Biography of Beesmunt Soundsystem
|Real name / ||David van der Leeuw & Luigi Vittorio Jansen|
|Moniker(s) / ||Beesmunt|
Musical doublets David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen are two talents from the city of Amsterdam who combined forces and got together in 2008. As a DJ and producer unit they began operating under the name Beesmunt Soundsystem and haven’t looked back since.
What sets them apart is their unique approach when they are in the DJ booth controlling the music and navigating the crowd. Their versatility allowed them to play at a plethora of places, from bars to clubs, fashion shows to festivals. At the mere age of 18, both gentlemen had already earned their own residency (Genesis) at the famous Paradiso venue. As the rep grew bigger, so did the crowds, the parties and the festivals (Lowlands, Welcome to the Future, Amsterdam Dance Event, Dekmantel), even taking them across the border: Paris, Cannes, Berlin, Antwerp, Istanbul, Lausanne, Bern and Malta are just a selection of places they’ve blessed with their original sounds.
This progress in the realms of dance music also inspired the fellows to advance and develop their own productions and remixes.
Always trying to create a balanced but surprising mix within house and techno. Sometimes deep and dubby other times bright and warm.
By building their own studio in the centre of Amsterdam, The Beesmunt Soundsystem has a place to experiment and evolve. Studio neighbor Tom Trago, a well respected DJ and producer himself, was now at hand to provide further guidance in the world of house music the duo fell in love with. They released their first ‘Circulation’ EP in 2012 and their second ‘All Day’ in the summer of 2013, also released by Soweso Music. The EP received great feedback and the title track got featured in Breach’s DJ Kicks. 2013 has also been the year Beesmunt Soundsystem started their new clubnight ‘Soundmachine’ at Amsterdam’s most renowned club, Trouw.
Beesmunt Soundsystem gave an extra dimension to their abilities, by doing a live set for the first time at Amsterdam Dance Event 2012.
They want to keep building and expand their live sets next to producing and DJ’ing.