Irwan

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Biografie

He is known as one of Europe’s best eclectic deejays. Long before the term eclectic even existed, Irwan Kartosen was already spinning a unique mix of house, hiphop and R&B Music. A career that originated at the legendary Amsterdam Club Roxy rapidly developed into a trendsetting endeavour at parties and festivals throughout the world. As a result of the increasing attention for Urban, deejay Irwan’s style is now more popular than ever: his gigs vary from residencies at leading club nights such as Treetz, Sneakerz and Ex Porn Star to festivals such as Dance Valley, Mystery Land and the FFWD Dance Parade. Add to that the countless performances abroad, and deejay Irwan is a name to reckon with.

Good examples are his visits to club Zouk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This largest venue in town is one of Irwan’s regular spots abroad, where he is often billed with famous deejays such as Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. Meanwhile he also becomes well-known in his “country of origin”: Indonesia. The citizen of Amsterdam regularly visits Jakarta to play in renowned clubs such as Embassy, Domain, Dragonfly and Blowfish. Furthermore, the UK, USA, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Germany, Brasil and the United Arab Emirates can also be found on his resume.

You could say that Irwan has gradually grown to that status of international deejay, starting at the Amsterdam Club Roxy where he became resident deejay halfway through the 90’s at the infamous Asian parties. Here he played exactly what he became known for: a fluent mix of hiphop, r'n'b, house, disco and pop music. Today his style is described as 'urban eclectic', a very suited name that appears to be invented for deejay Irwan solely.

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