May 7, 2011 23:30
Kc The Funkaholic
Kees Heus was born in 1965 in Rozenburg (near Rotterdam). Finished High-school in Amsterdam, he started DJ’ing as a hobby on private parties in 1981. He changed his name in DJ-name ‘KC the Funkaholic’ around 1985 because he was playing a lot of “Rare Grooves” and “Funk” around that time and needed a fancy name!
KC was always a trend-setter in the underground dance-music: first he started playing “Rare Grooves” and “Funk” before it became a trend in 1987, then he started to play “House-music” together with another trend-setting DJ “Eddy de Clerque” in just opened “Club RoXY” in Amsterdam before anyone else in the Netherlands (early ’88), and when “House” became big and according to KC “boring” he started to play his first love ” Hip Hop” and “R&B” and made that big in the Dutch Club Circuit around 1990. KC specialized himself in R&B and Hip Hop because of his special passion for these styles and because nobody in Holland approached it in a serious way.
He founded his own organization called “The Bassline” in 1989 in which he can reflect his passion for Classics and R&B and Hip Hop. Together with his partner and MC “Murth the Man-O-Script’ he toured through various venues with the concept of The Bassline. He have had various Radio-shows on VPRO (National) radio since 1992 and ‘Bassline-radio’ on New Dance Radio, both nation-wide, and has been chosen DJ of the year by the Dutch Public in ‘Update Magazine’ in 1996 and 1998.
Also in the music business, KC is considered to be one of the most creative and talented DJ’s around.
Besides the success-story of The Bassline (Sold out every month in Paradiso), he made a new concept-party in Amsterdam; The Paradisco (’70 and ’80 Classics) is actually the most booming party in Holland and because of this success, he just launched a new phenomena called ‘Paradisco 2000’ in which he can take modern dance-music (like modern Detroit-Techno and NY Garage etc.) to the next century! Both party’s are supported by MTV-Europe.
KC played with DJ’s like David Morales (NY), Mark Thompson (NJ), Moodyman &Theo Parrish (Detroit), Larry Heard (Detroit), Wycleff Jean (USA), Tony Humphries (NY) and many others.
KC performed with the likes of Andreana Evens, Carleen Anderson, ‘D’Inluence, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, David Lynden Hall, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Deee-Lite, Rashaan Patterson, Myron, Incognito, Robert Owens, The Fugees, Maxwell, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Wu Tang Clan, The Pharcyde, Alexander O’Neill and many more.
Dutch youngin’ Jameszoo (Beatt-apes crew member) has been DJ’ing for quite some time now and has played along side of people like Cinnaman (Beat Dimensions). Also keep an eye for him on the production side, but more about that on a different note. His style is very electronic and experimental, yet he tries to put some soulfulness in the mix.
He has played with international greats such as Dorian Concept, Jazzanova, TY, Exile and many more. Besides his dj activities, Jameszoo is also producing music. His style is very electronic and experimental, yet he tries to put some soulfulness in the mix. Leaf People (7’’) is Musicians who have managed to stay in his head and inspired him in that way are musicians like Hermeto Pascoal, Pedro Santos, Prefuse 73, Miles Davis, James Pants…his first release coming out on Kindred Spirits. Experimental beats combined with the vocals by Coultrain, the St. Louis based singer. Now he’s working on his ode to Hermeto Pascoal album for Kindred Spirits, a v.a. 12’’ on Fremdtunes, some new productions for Coultrain and some other cool projects. So keep an eye on him!