1974 was a good year, the year where the Dutch soccer team lost the finals despite having a better team with players such as Cruyff, Neeskens, Rep, Schrijvers… legendary names that wrote history during a tournament where the Dutch stamped their mark on soccer and how it should be played. 1974 was also the year where Dani Hageman aka Muzikjunki was born, little did he know about soccer and even today he couldn’t care less.
It’s all about music for him, always has been and always will be as it looks now and like other fellow Dutchmen he’s slowly stamping his own mark on today’s house music. Muzikjunki originates from Rotterdam and knowing these things it becomes clearer that his sound seems to contain the same elements that producers from Holland all share, Energy! Not a stranger to the dutch scene he’s now slowly getting the recognition he deserves after working hard for many years which is starting to pay off. After having explored many styles it’s become clear that Muzikjunki has found what he’s looking for.
His unique style blends House, hip hop, electro and a touch of progressive all into one infectious style of dirty beats and gritty bass lines. Joining forces with heavyweight Peter Gelderblom resulted in a single on Spinnin’ records ( Peter Gelderblom & Muzikjunki – Trapped ) a remake of the 1986 Colonel Abrahams classic which is signed to 20+ countries sofar and appears on several trendsetting compilations like Hed Kandi, 538 Dancesmash 2008 part 1, Slam FM’s Grandslam compilation. Furthermore he’s working on new originals and remixes for a.o. Spinnin’, Boom Tsjak, Stealth, Ministry of Sound, Cr2, Nervous, Little Mountain and Wazzup!.
While playing for major brands like Ministry of Sound & Pacha and holding residencies for the ‘Feel the house’ events in Moscow’s Arma 09 club and Sander Kleinenberg’s This is.. and Little Mountain rocks events all over the world, Muzikjunki’s DJ schedule for 2009 already contains dates in : UK, Russia, Germany, Spain, Ibiza, Dubai, Holland, Greece and France. Muzikjunki played alongside Underworld, the Chemical Brothers, Neneh Cherry, Ferry Corsten, Erick E, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde le Grand, Marco V, Laidback Luke, Funkerman, Don Diablo, Pablo Ceballos & many more. Although his full schedule of dj gigs doesn’t allow him to spend more time in the studio there will be a Muzikjunki release every month in 2009…. Keep an eye out for this original Muzikjunki, bigger things are on his way and nothing is stopping him now! It’s the music that makes the Junki……