Living and working in one of the dancemeccas of the world, THE HEYKIDS set themselves apart through their startling nack for recognising what’s new and exciting in underground dance music. Serving it up with big flair since 2007, they’ve rocked Amsterd..
Things got started with the now-legendary Fightclub parties in 2007, where they hosted the likes of Ed Banger and Institubes crews, kick-starting the nu-rave electro hype for the lowlands. In the spring of 2008, they took up a challenge in organising the weekly wednesday night for the hottest club of the capitol, Studio 80. Within a year, Katapult was voted ‘Best New Party’ at the prestigious ‘Golden Gnome’ awards in poptemple Paradiso. Katapult serves up midweekmayhem for a diverse crowd of hipsters, hobos and hustlers united only in their will to party, plus a stunning lack of obligations the day after.
Feeling the fresh intensity of the house groove, THE HEYKIDS rekindled the Fightclub fire with TAFKAF in 2009, going on a six-month tour de force with guests Boy 8-bit, New Judas crew, Duke Dumont, Justin Martin, Solo and Renaissance Man. Their point was not lost on the Amsterdam underground and beyond, firmly establishing the so-called midget house sound as the next big thing to jack the continent.
Although they keep themselves well busy throwing parties, DJ’ing is what the heykids do best and love most. As a dj-team, the heykids have specialised in a number of upcoming styles and genres throughout their career - not being afraid to move away from established party music they’re always one step ahead of the game. Ask anyone who’s been on their dancefloor and survived: THE HEYKIDS DJS play quality music to make you lose your shit with a smile. Their dj’ing is meant to surprise, provoke and excite the crowd, each track a particular chapter in the story of their set.
Today the name of the game is housemusic and in Amsterdam, The Heykids are in a league of their own with a banging, eclectic take on this most universal genre of dancemusic. Intensely inspired by loads of experience behind the decks, The Heykids know exactly what they want to play out for a crowd and are in the studio creating just that sound, expecting to start releasing it next year. Ahead of that, this year has seen THE HEYKIDS go international with gigs that rocked Berlin, Zurich, Lisbon and London, confirming them as defining artists for the continent.
Wholeheartedly embraced by the Amsterdam scene, with a rising international profile and every free hour spent on perfecting their production skills, THE HEYKIDS are nothing less than the future.