Founder/A&R of Curle Recordings. Collecting/playing vinyl as Fader.
Fader is a busy bee in the Belgian scene. He started out as a music journalist for several magazines and at the age of 21 he became responsable for the bookings at the famous Fuse club in Brussels. At N.E.W.S. in Ghent, the biggest indie dance music distributor in the Benelux, he now assists in handling labels such as Music Man and Eskimo.
There he also got the chance to start up his own imprint Curle Recordings in 2006. The label quickly made itself a name with 12”s from Mark August, Dub Kult, Anthony Collins and Efdemin. Some of the tracks got licensed to mixes from Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin amongst others. In 2008 the first Curle CD, mixed by Efdemin, got released to high international acclaim. The accompanying single ‘America’ made it to the 1 spot in the Groove charts. 2009 brought contributions from Martyn, John Beltran and Convextion. In 2010, to celebrate the 25th Curle 12”, the first label compilation “So Far (So Good)” got released on CD, also including a mix-cd from Fader. Furthermore there was new music from Thomas Brinkmann, Peter Van Hoesen, Nina Kraviz… 2011 brought Scott Grooves, Roman Flügel and Patrice Scott to the label, next to new material from Efdemin. And there was a Matt O’Brien live CD.
2012 looks promising, with releases from Resoe, Pablo Bolivar, Conforce and Jonas Kopp.
Fader is DJ’ing since 1997 and plays a blend of deep techno, mnml and house. Constantly looking for those special tracks, but always with the dancefloor in mind. He already played at all the most important clubs and parties throughout Belgium, such as I Love Techno (twice), Fuse & Silo (countless times), 10 Days Off, Kozzmozz, Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Electronic Music Festival, City Parade, Fuse On The Beach…
There he shared the decks with Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Efdemin, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Adam Beyer, Raresh, Luciano, Reboot, Shed, Seth Troxler, Tama Sumo, Prosumer, Sascha Dive, Thomas Brinkmann, Atom TM, Robert Hood, Carl Craig, Agoria, Paul Kalkbrenner, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki and James Holden just to name a few.
Next to that there’s the occasional booking in Finland, Holland (Doornroosje), Berlin (Maria am Ostbahnhof, Suicide Circus, Chez Jacki), Hamburg (Golden Pudel), Geneva (Weetamix), Barcelona (East Ender festival)…
From time to time you can also hear Fader on Switch, the dance show on national radio station Studio Brussels. Because of his many occupations there hasn’t been time yet for own productions, apart from the odd studio session with his good friend Peter Van Hoesen. One day…
Selected discography Fader
Efdemin - Acid Bells (Doffice Remix) / METISSE1.5
Fader - Curle 25: So Far (So Good) / CURLE025CD