DJ MAARTEN SCHAKEL
From De Bilt, The Netherlands
What influenced you to start with your DJ’ing?
“I’ve been working in radio from the age of 13 and always had a big love for music, including club music, as a lover of nightlife. It wasn’t until later until I decided to start DJ’ing at clubs and parties. If you do it, do it right. After several gigs and a residency in Utrecht, Netherlands, and gigs at most places on Curacao, I am currently a resident DJ at Bermuda.”
What genre music do mostly mix during your mixing?
“I like to combine house, urban and top 40 music to create an surprising and energetic party vibe that makes the crowd go crazy.”
What were your first major gigs?
“I played for a full square at the Liberation Festival on 5 may in Wageningen some years ago, was resident at a crowded grand cafe in Utrecht, called Hofman, and played at all big clubs on Curacao. But my biggest gig is the daily afternoon radio show on Dolfijn FM, Curacao.”