BIOGRAPHY DJ WAXFIEND
‘WaxFiend the champion you see!’ A sample that you hear a lot in Dj WaxFiend’s notorious set’s and there’s a good reason for that. With his tear-the-club-up DJ sets throughout the Netherlands, regular international gigs, famous mixcd’s spreading globally and as the promoter and founder of Jamrock (one of Holland’s most successful parties nowadays) it’s hard to argue with this.
Dj WaxFiend (born Wesley Texel in 1983, Amsterdam) belongs to the top Urban/Dancehall DJ’s in Holland. He has rocked almost every club and venue in Holland (Paradiso, Off Corso, Bozzini, Tivoli, Jimmy Woo etc) and he is now taking his crowd-rocking skills abroad as well. Different European countries like Germany, Spain, the UK and Sweden as well as Caribbean countries like Saint Maarten, Aruba & Surinam are amongst the list of places where WaxFiend turned clubs upside down.
What started in 2000 as a hobby of a HipHop-fanatic that used to make mixtapes from radio recordings, expanded into his way of life. The addiction really started from when he bought his first turntable. From then all his money and time went into practicing his mixing and turntablism skills and studying and buying music on vinyl, hence the name WaxFiend (‘Wax’ is the material used to fabricate vinyl records, a ‘fiend’ is an addicted person). By studying the origins of HipHop WaxFiend learned about music styles like Funk, Soul, R&B, House, Disco and the music he eventually fell in love with as well: Reggae and Dancehall.
These days WaxFiend’s flavor is a blend of HipHop/R&B (Urban) mixed with Dancehall/Reggae influences, spiced up with a hint of House, Disco/Classics, Soca, Zouk, Rock and anything else that serves one purpose: making you sweat! The combination of his energetic mixing skills, originality, music knowledge and diversity create his unique style that was often imitated but never duplicated. Sean Paul, Ludacris and Jagged Edge are some of the artist WaxFiend has opened up for. He can be found as resident DJ at parties like ‘The Basement’, ‘R&B Diamonds’, ‘Da Goodness’ and has played at well known events like DanceValley, Lowlands and more. Also WaxFiend has done TV-Projects and events for Nike called ‘Panna Knockout’, produced award winning mixcd’s with Dutch artist like Kempi and The Opposites and produced well known remixes and tracks like Amo-Lab’s Dancehall hit ‘Eeenergy’.
His own event, Jamrock, started in 2005 and has grown to be Europe’s biggest Dancehall/Reggae party! The combination of big events and the intimate weekly club night, the weekly radioshow on Holland’s premiere Urban Radiostation (FunX.nl) and WaxFiend’s marketing and promotional skills caused Jamrock to create and evolve the Dancehall/Reggae scene in Holland as it is now.
All this work was not left unnoticed as WaxFiend has been nominated for several awards including the dutch MOBO-Award, and the Urban Awards by BNN. In 2006 Jamrock won the PP2G Award (Holland’s biggest urban online community) for ‘Best party of 2006’ and in 2007 WaxFiend & Kempi where rewarded with a Gouden Greep Award for ‘Best Mixtape’.
In 2009 WaxFiend is busy making the Jamrock community grow while also rocking crowds every week. It doesn’t matter what size club, race, age, religion, sexuality or color, when Dj WaxFiend is playing everybody will have one common interest: DANCE TILL YOU DROP!
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