Biography of Umlaut
|Real name / ||David Gorez Johan de Vylder|
April 2011. After living for almost a year in a country without a government, rules or any ethics, Umlaut sprouted as the brainchild of electronic music madmen David Gorez and Johan De Vylder.
While both of them already played alone for many years, they felt it was time for someting new, something fresh! Umlaut was born.
As they were still spinning vinyl while spending half of their paycheck at the online recordstore, they definitely had a passion in common.
Feeling the vinyl in your hands, picking them out of your recordbag to putting them on the turntable, it's simply something different then scrolling through the titles on the keypad of your laptop...
Don't get us wrong, evolution is nice...unless it affects the quality of the sound.
Seeing, feeling and experiencing the evolution of electronic music in Belgium from the mid 90's till now, is like being part of today's scene since the beginning. As both players where part of this movement from the start, raving all over Belgium for more then a decade, they simply couldn't get enough of this.
And still can't!
David and Johan both started playing records around 1998 and stood behind the decks at many clubs and venues in Belgium and beyond the borders. David as dj Nocif, Johan as Juannes. They first met in 2006, as Johan organised his Plus/Minus events where he invited David to play. Since then they never lost contact and shared their mutual interest, music and parties, with Brussels as a central meeting point. Juannes became resident of the infamous P3P parties in Brussels and played as a regular guest at Fuse club Brussels, Kozzmozz, Ultra in Gent and Tomorrowland. Nocif played as a resident for Bombomatic, Technoir and Artfact, while playing twice at Laundry Day and having a spot at the 10 years Kozzmozz party. Next to that he went abroad in Germany and twice in Switzerland. David is also promotor of the all known Fuse club in Brussels, where he's hosting world's best parties!
Inspired by all different styles of electronic music, you can expect a musical voyage from soft house music to harder techno music, going back and then forward again.
Always keeping in mind we don't want to bring music for the masses, but cast pearls before the dancefloor swines. Or only aim is to make you smile and keep you dancing all night, or at least during our set.
Umlaut to that!