A key gure in Dutch nightlife, Lupe carries out a mission of unity through his music and parties. Based in Amsterdam, Lupe’s sound draws inspiration from acid house and disco as well as the key values that the electronic music scene is built around: peace, tolerance and respect.
A multi-faceted producer, his music has been supported by a wide range of artists including The Black Madonna, Derrick Carter, Heidi, Andy Butler, Tom Trago, Erol Alkan, Heidi, Honey Soundsystem, Jason Kendig, Truncate, Catz ‘N Dogz, Lauren Flax, Boys Noiz, Shadow Child, Alinka & Shaun J. Wright and many more.
As a child he was triggered creatively by a Christmas gift from his parents, the aptly-named compilation ‘Acid House’ on the Jack Trax label started his exploration of dance music.
Aged 16 he became a go-go dancer. Insatiably learning about artists and labels, collecting records, he evolved from club kid to dance music connoisseur. He graduated in lm studies and collected records. Then Lupe decided to create fantasy worlds for others: on the dance oor.
From a DJ perspective, Lupe A monthly resident at Amsterdam’s globally-renowned Red Light Radio, the Parish parties at PiP Den Haag, he has has also thrown it down at esteemed Amsterdam clubs such as De School and Shelter, also events as Is Burning, Trouw, Paradiso, Studio 80, 5DaysOff, Lowlands, Mysteryland, NOW&WOW, Dance Valley and even Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour after-party at Heineken Music Hall.
What’s more, he also played alongside some of the scene’s foremost names, not least Tiga, Hercules & Love Affair, Ste, DJ T, Shinedoe, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, San Proper, Miss Kittin, Honey Dijon, Booka Shade, DJ Haus, Azari & III and so on.
As a promoter, Lupe has consistently been pushing an inclusive house and techno agenda in Amsterdam since 2004 via his own parties such as Get on Down UNK, Acid Nouveau and Italo Elite with the latter winning the award for Best Party (2010) at the infamous Dutch Golden Gnome Awards.