Two belt-driven turntables and a second hand mixer was all that Lars Vegas used when he started “mixing” his first hiphop records in the early 90’s. In that period it was all hiphop for him but soon he also found that house music had a great attraction to him. Especially the early housemusic from Detroit and Chicago had a strong influence. After four years of exploring all different aspects of house music, the now 19 year old DJ started an interest in the older music styles such as funk and soul. Very quickly James Brown, Al Green, Patrice Rushen and Funkadelic became regulars in his choice of music.
When he turned his hobby into his work in 1999, he was already mixing different styles of music together. Since his first residency in Nightclub Panama he is now a regular guest at events in big and small clubs in Amsterxdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht such as Paradiso, Tivoli, Panama, Jimmy Woo, De Kring, Studio K and Off Corso.
The last 4 years his DJ’ing has evolved from playing all styles to using al styles as influence for his energetic house sets. Playing over the whole range of house music, his early love for detroit and chicago house has finally taken over. 2012 was the year of his first release on Tomorrow Is Now Kid Records, and with great reviews.
Next to his solo career as Lars Vegas, he is also half of ‘Detroit Swindle’, a deephouse act that is currently taking over the underground dance scene with their records on Dirt Crew, Freerange, Wolf Music, Saints & Sonnets, Murmur and several other labels. An act that has been voted ‘one to watch in 2013’ by DJ Mag UK and gets big support by Laurent Garnier, Huxley, Eats Everything, Caspa, Jimpster and many many more.
His self-made future is looking brighter by the year and it won’t be long before his tracks will make their way into most clubs around the world.