DJ/producer and owner of PIV. Releases on: EWax, Nervous Records. Resident at Straf_Werk & regular at Jenja (Bali). 2017 (a.o.): PIV stage The Ark, Labyrinth Open, DGTL Barcelona, Welcome to the Future, Straf_werk festival, Dockyard.
DJ/producer Prunk is working at his own pace, but this doesn’t mean he’s taking things slow. His label PIV, which he started in 2015, has been steadily releasing EP’s, like his own production ‘Sexy Brasil’ for instance. The EP was released on the imprint in the spring of 2016. Next to being head honcho of the label and producing records, Prunk has been playing gigs around the world, with Brazil (D.EDGE, São Paulo) and Bali (Jenja) as two of his main features. Prunk, who’s been dj-ing for over 10 years, has found himself the perfect way to remain relevant and relaxed and that’s by doing all he’s doing his own way, together with people he likes working with.
This relaxed attitude towards his dj-ing, plus his infectious vibe in the booth got him resident for Straf_Werk. Prunk is also regular at DGTL, this year he played for their festival in Barcelona as well. It’s not just Prunk’s relaxed approach that gets him to play the gigs he does though. His warm and sexy, but always dancefloor orientated and uplifting sound that finds its influences in artists like Kerri Chandler, Djebali, Mark Farina and Mr Ks is definitely attracting attention from many promoters as well. These past two year he’s played at places like Miami, Dominican Republic, Moscow, Monaco, Barcelona, Austria, São Paulo, Switzerland and many Dutch festivals like Awakenings, Amsterdam Open Air, Verknipt Festival and Loveland Festival. With his Indonesian roots, playing at Bali’s finest club Jenja, where he’s been asked back twice, feels like a homecoming party to Prunk. While playing at Sao Paolo’s high-end club D.EDGE was nothing less of a dream either.
Coming year sees more respected gigs for Prunk with another round of Amsterdam Open Air, Nassau Festival, All We Want Festival, Welcome to the Future Festival and the highly anticipated PIV stage hosting at The Ark; a party cruise which sets sail in Barcelona and then travels to Ibiza.
From the start of the PIV label Prunk has been hosting labelnights at clubs like Chicago Social Club, De Marktkantine, Annabel and also in Malta. PIV has found its newest residency in Amsterdam’s freshest club Claire, where the first edition in April has Paolo Rocco and Mr Ks are on the line-up next to Chris Stussy and himself.
It is with Stussy that Prunk has found his sparring partner. Prunk scouted the young artist a couple of years ago, as he also did with Bas Roos. Prunk and Stussy have played multiple gigs together, but they also spent time in the studio. Which resulted in the release of the ‘Material’ EP on EWax in the winter of 2016. Another production by the duo, the ‘Life EP’, was released on Moulton Music. Both EP’s caught the attention of vocalist Alex Mills, who you can hear on Miguel Campbell’s hit Something Special. Prunk and Mills hooked up in the studio with No Cure as a result.
Together with Roos he produced the track What I Do, which found its way unto the Defected in the house Ibiza 2016 compilation.
By the look of things Prunk has found his place in the fast moving world of dj-ing and producing and it doesn’t seem he’s going anywhere soon.
Selected discography Prunk
People Get The Answer (King Street Sounds)
Do It Like Us (BlaBla)
The Wave (Soulman)
Make You Crazy (Double Tree Records)
Life (Moulton Music)
What I Do (Inner City Records)
Sexy Brasil (PIV Records)
Material / The System (Ewax)
The Machine (Nervous Records)
Another Vibe (City Soul Recordings)