When you grow up in a small place like Gendringen/The Netherlands,
there ís not much that will keep you busy unless you can find yourself an all-consuming
hobby pretty fast. Roel Salemink chose to combat small town syndrome by developing
his passion for music, spending his formative years obsessing over different styles of music.
By the early 90s he had become hooked on house, a habit he has never since managed to kick.
After experimenting with various iterations of the genre he began to focus more on techhouse and techno, which to this day continues to be his greatest passion. Professionally, his musical journey began when he started organising and promoting techno parties, booking headline acts like Marco Bailey, Secret Cinema, Peter Horrevorts, Takaaki Itoh, Christian Wunsch, Pacou, Recyver Dogs and Darko Esser to name a few. The success of these events gave Roel the confidence to develop his own event, the magnificent and memorable Magnifique. This event saw him take to the stage alongside a whole host of famous names, including Secret Cinema, Bart Skils, Isis, Marco Bailey, Joey Beltram and many more. Keen to use his promotional skills across Europe and beyond, he has also hosted a stage at the famous German Festival Ruhr In Love which is attending by over 30.000
people. It was not until 2008 that Salemink seriously turned his attention to producing. It speaks volumes that his first ever release, techno tune Manalive, became an instant classic. Put out by the famous Bush Records, home to the likes of Carl Cox and Dave Clarke, the track spent a solid eight weeks in the number one spot on the Beatport chart. The track was featured on a number of
compilations, including Carl Cox recorded live at Dance Valley, and Salemink's reputation was sealed. His tunes regularly receive big name support from the likes of Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Pig&Dan, Mauro Picotto, Tom Hades, Marco Bailey and a whole host more. There are plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline for this exceptionally talented DJ, promoter and producer
this year. He will finish his album and also a huge mix compilation.
Both releases of course together with his partner in crime Drumcomplex. Check out his online pages to see al of his forthcoming releases in the future. This exciting foray into techno
history, born partly from nostalgia and partly from a desire to keep the sound fresh and current, promises to be something truly special and certainly worth watching out
for. In 2014 also his label and Radioshow Transistor Records will start. Roel Salemink already did some awesome gigs across Europe and there are more gigs planned for him already.
Furthermore Salemink will release a lot of new tracks & remixes on some decent labels such as Intec, MB Elektronics, Phobiq, Driving Forces, and many more.