Sven grew up in East Germany, formally the GDR. It's was a sovereign
state before reunited of Germany. In 1988, Sven develop a taste for
electronic music. It was starting with the first electro-radio-programme called
"Maxi-Stunde" which was broadcasted in the Youth-Radio DT 64 "Power from
the Eastside" each Sunday. Roland Urbanski inspired the audience with
Kraftwerk, Westbam and other performers of electronic music, among them Sven: "As
a 16 year old teenager I was sitting in front of the radio, recorded the songs
and played it with friends at parties." 1989 the Berlin Wall fell and so
Sven bought his first tapes and enjoyed performers like Depeche Mode, Enigma,
New Order, Simple Minds, The Prodigy and Front 242 and so on.
Finally in 1995, he found a disco that suited his taste of music: the so called
Live Music Circus in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt. Trance-progressive tracks
from the Netherlands and UK combined with techno sounds from
Good Old Germany went down well not only with Sven, but also with the audience.
In 1998 Sven moved to Upper Bavaria, Germany.
Although in his thirties, Sven is just at the
beginning of his career. Until now he just soaked music in huge undistinguished
numbers, but in the future he would like to push electronic music further with
his DJing and give back parts of himself. "People want to get entertained
and every epoch produces a certain way of life. Since the early beginnings of
mankind, dancing always has been an expression of pleasure and happiness and
that is what I want, to give them a larger access towards music and dancing
through my DJing."
And so he got himself two 1210s turntables and a DJM-500 mixing desk in 2000
the first records were arranged and the mixing studies could get started.
Two years later he attended a DJ workshop with the Elevator docents (Lars
Nielsen, Bosco and MGness) and crowds of music enthusiastic at Ibiza. Three times a day the up-coming
DJs were patiently introduced to the arts of mixing and scratching. Beside this
everyone had the opportunity to practise in the freestyle area. At Café Mambo
they meet for mixing lessons, shop-talking and technology tests. They exchanged
addresses, arranged minor gigs and recorded tapes for the concluding DJ contest
Since playing Sven in privately parties and clubs all around the
world. "Music has to do with feelings in addition to that it smoothes
the way for expressing yourself in a different way."
That kind of music Sven tries to bring us near is likely called dance or techno
in general, but that's not right. Just like his idol Paul van Dyk he plays electronic dance music. In the meantime, a global phenomenal
movement has evolved from young to old with the help of this music style.
"There's only one world we're living in!"
Prepare to dance!
Copyright © 2017 Sven van Holt