DJs and Shows

DJ Name: Storyteller

Location: Netherlands

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Show Name(s):
Loving Music


Websites:

http://www.pure.fm/Storyteller/

Biography:
“Storyteller”, aka: Matthijs Breijer is one of the latest upcoming Dutch DJ/Producer’s. At just 24 years old, this young talent has already been producing electronic music since early 1995. Matthijs plunged into the world of production when he discovered ‘Scream Tracker 3’; one of the earlier DOS-based multi-track digital sequencers. With an ear for music and a creative mind, Matthijs followed his dream to release his own tracks. With the rapid advancement of music production software, Matthijs built on his younger experiences and focused on perfecting his compositional skills. In 2002, Matthijs’s hard graft paid off. He landed a spot in the finals of a remix contest held by Dutch super label ‘Blue Records’. At the time, Blue Records was one of the most influential club music labels around the globe with the likes of Ferry Corsten, Klubbheads and Atlantic Ocean all gaining early recognition from releasing on the label. Matthijs finished a respectable 5th place in the finals and left his first footprint in the electronic music scene. In 2005 Matthijs had completed his first EP: ‘Shutdown / Restart’ which was immediately signed and released on ‘Pangea Recordings’. Positive support and feedback from local Dutch DJ’s saw Matthijs rise to the occasion and in 2006 he fired out 13 more releases: The Storyteller EP, Torn Apart, Nabucco, Past Recollection, Rideau Street to name a handful. His productions were grabbed and signed to respected house and trance labels: Enhanced, Deep Blue Records, Curvve, Toes in the Sand & Cloud 9. 2007 and the beginning of 2008 brought even more success. Matthijs’s tracks were featured on several albums: ‘Gareth Emery -The Podcast Annual 2007’ and ‘The Enhanced Collection Series’ by Enhanced Recordings. More fame followed with Matthijs remixing and producing alongside Eelke Kleijn, Gareth Emery, Elevation, Vadim Zhukov, DJ Tarkan, Gabriel Batz, Mohawk, Temple One, Emersia and Supüer. Matthijs’s tracks also received full support from DJ's such as Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Hernan Cattaneo, Gareth Emery and Menno de Jong. As a DJ, Matthijs has been spinning for just over a few years. However, within a few months of beginning his DJ career he had already clinched a weekly spot on ‘Globalbeats FM’ web radio station. With his turntable talents audible to the public ear, ‘Pure FM’ was the next in line to offer Matthijs a regular slot on their online radio station. To further this, Belgian FM station ‘Topradio’ aired one of his 1-hour promo mixes on their ‘Rotationz’ show alongside DJ legend Sander Kleinenberg. The Dutch clubbing scene quickly picked up on Matthijs’s undoubted talents and a list of bookings commenced. One of the biggest gigs saw Matthijs spinning with Menno de Jong and Sied Van Riel at ‘Intuition Invites’ held at ‘Asta’ in ‘The Hague’. At such a tender age, it seems that Matthijs has already achieved so much… but with a whole host of productions due for release in the near future and DJ bookings rolling in, this Dutch talent is set to make a real impression in the world of electronic music. (Last update August 2008 - Special thanks to Gavin Doherty for writing the biography)

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