Under his pseudonym Chaiba, Sebastian Looijenga has been vigorously working on a foundation, laying a groundwork for what can only be a very promising and flourishing career in music. At only a young age, Looijenga is an integral player in a new generation of House music DJ’s who play house in the most extensive form of the word. However, with his keen eye for detail, very outspoken opinion regarding music and a combination of technical abilities and heaps of talent, it is not a surprise that Chaiba is the pick of the litter. Not alarmed at making an occasional venture into the world of Vogue or 80′s, this young master operates throughout the thrilling nightlife of the Rotterdam streets, but can also be found showcasing his talents across the country.
Regardless of his still emerging DJ career, Chaiba has already managed to obtain several noteworthy notches under his belt that most of his contemporaries can only covet. He has made appearances at Mysteryland, Milkshake Festival, Solar Festival, DGTL Festival, Thuishaven, Red Bull Studios Connect, Het Vrije Volk Festival, Blijdorp Festival, We Are Electric and Audio Culture, to name a few. Next to that he holds two monthly residencies: CHIPS (The Basement in BAR, Rotterdam) and one at Rotterdam newest club TRASH. Never one to be easily satisfied, Chaiba continues to meticulously look for new ways to improve and excel his already magnificent performances. In 2015 he started producing. Sometimes alone, sometimes together with his good friend Jeff Solo with whom he joined forces to edit some of their favourite dance classics. The ‘Ka Yin Edits’ were the outcome of this collaboration. DJ HAUS picked up their edit of Armando’s 100% Disin' You and released it on his label ‘Unknown To The Unknown'. It is therefore no surprise that Chaiba has big plans for the future, so keep an eye out for this rising star.
Selected discography Chaiba