Jaap Ligthart - Kenny Powers / Rode Lijn


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Jaap Ligthart - Kenny Powers EP
1. Kenny Powers
2. Rode Lijn

Jaap Ligthart presents his debut release, the “Kenny Powers EP”, on the Fris imprint.

Jaap Ligthart grew up listening to what his parents played most - traditional, typically Dutch music that had no relation to what he discovered years later: electronic dance music. Jaap had found his passion, greedily consuming copious amounts of live sets, mix compilations and even good old radio recordings of Tiësto, Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Sasha, John Digweed and everything he could lay his hands on. Soon he taught himself how to mix live at the turntables, surrounding himself with stock piles of vinyl records. Slowly but surely Jaap moves from the decks to the studio to produce his own material and in a short period of time his original tracks, remixes and bootlegs receive the support of the world's big shots. Artists like Sasha, John Digweed, Tiësto, Dave Seaman and Jody Wisternoff from Way Out West all play Jaap's productions to the hilt. Jaap has appeared on Radio 538 (the number 1 radio station in The Netherlands), delivered guestmixes in Dennis Ruyer's Dance Department and had his singles played in Tiësto's Club Life. Now stepping in the arena of Black Hole's sublabel Fris!, Jaap drops two rock solid progressive gems for us all to enjoy.

With his new EP, Jaap Ligthart takes no chances and serves two thick slices of killer dance floor material. The rough edged progressive DJs will have no problem adding both "Kenny Powers" and "Rode Lijn" to their live sets, since they will take every serious DJ performance to a higher level. In a recent interview, Jaap said: "Kenny Powers from the 'Eastbound and Down' TV series is a real hero for me. His hard, raw, straight forward and sometimes over the edge character served as the inspiration for the first track. "Rode Lijn" on the other hand shows perfectly how I layer -and work with- progressive elements to create the sound I stand for: deep, progressive and with a clear reference to techno." We couldn't agree more!

Supported by Richie Hawtin, Nikko.Z, Marin Roncevic, Johan de Kock, Ian Carey, Stephen J. Kroos/Stefanowitz, Mark Pledger, Iversoon, T.O.M., Paul Oakenfold, Sezer Uysal, Mario Rybansky (Dance One Radio), Dimitri Kechagias, Ruslan Cross, Gai Barone, Johan Nilsson, Lecander, Probity, Eric Thoolen/Dave van Gorp, Bobina, Rich Curtis, Matt "MyStro" S, Stefan K, Eddie Sender, Marcelo Vasami, Luciano, Barry Jamieson, James Hannan, Tempo Giusto and many more!

Track list

  • 01
    Kenny Powers
    By Jaap Ligthart
  • 02
    Rode Lijn
    By Jaap Ligthart