Royal Surfclub, founded in 2019, is a one-of-a-kind electronic music organization that pushes the boundaries of traditional clubbing experiences. Known for their unique and immersive events in Rotterdam, The Hague, and now 3 countries, Royal Surfclub creates unforgettable experiences by transforming spaces, from a cargo boat to a beach party in a basement with 6 tons of sand, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. With a focus on promoting undiscovered and upcoming talent, as well as providing a stage for people of all colors and genders, Royal Surfclub's events are known for their diverse lineups and electric atmosphere that leaves audiences spellbound and wanting more.
Bärk to take the listeners a ritualistic journey, trough a multidisciplinary artistic vision, with a glimpse of possible future.
His music involves upbeat electronic music on the EBM side, break beats, noisy techno, to blend with experimental ambient-like features. Clashing digitalism with analogue sounds, he is introducing us to the hallucinative as well as the desolate aspects of both cultures. Besides using only existing material, he as well combines them with his b-side production which could be considered as rhythmic combination of noise.
Starting from underground events with live music production sets during his study years at The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague Netherlands, he DJ’ed at many well established venues such as PIP, Weelde, Ro-town, the Grey Space, mainly in Rotterdam-The Hague areas of the Netherlands.
He is also known for his organisation, Royal Surfclub, which hosted many events in Rotterdam and The Hague area, featuring more than a 100 DJs, and artists so far since it has been founded.
Jeans blends in his own music production into his mixes, which he spends most of his time at his studio. Besides releasing his music on his own label Oracle Bones, he as well released under legendary names such as Clone Records , Bar Records_ , DJ’ed and Live Produced at world wide known festivals & radios, such as The Crave, Awakenings, HOR Berlin,
ARTÉMIS – a Romanian DJ based in The Hague – is known for her genre bending sounds. From global bass to 90’s rave and fast-paced house, she brings up in her sets sounds known to the body and unknown to the ear. ARTÉMIS is the co-founder of the NL based collective VERSE and a resident at Maxi Radio and La Collectif. In her show ‘Playdate with a DJ’ at Black Rhino Radio in Bucharest she offers a platform for fresh & young Romanian DJs to express their musical identity.
As a longtime local The Hague based DJ, Doktoro often surprises and surpasses genres. His positive energy and music knowledge will reflect in his emotive DJ sets. Taking you on an epic spiritual dance-floor journey, blending the dark and light aspects of electronic dance music.
Labeling Mehran as a DJ is a difficult task. Mostly because he walks a quite individual path when it comes to his musical inspiration. This inspiration isn’t driven by a single style or musical genre. Although his roots as a DJ derive from the love for Chigago House, his focus nowadays ranges most of the (electronic) music spectrum. All the variables in his taste do have one major thing in common; finding and sharing real, authentic and exceptional records that have, or will, stand the test of time. Over the years he developed an eye to find those outstanding records.
ON THE 13th DECEMBER COME EXPERIENCE OUR 12 HOUR EVENT IN THE GREY SPACE IN THE MIDDLE.
A work/social intervention curated and installed by Berk Duygun, a social intervention, and dystopian situation artwork. Questioning a post-climate change dystopian world, what is still important for humankind, where do we meet, how do we meet, and what do we miss in our lives.
The complete work consists of a full exhibition of multiple artists and artworks, selected and curated by Berk Duygun in collaboration with many art & music initiatives from The Hague, Rotterdam and beyond, focused on the local international artist population.
As icing on the cake, a situational piece is placed in a basement. The experience is being in a six hour rave exposed to, instead of normal rave / nightclub aesthetic lights, a constant monochromatic light. Challenging the status quo of the nightlife scene, where individualism is inherent. By literally exposing everyone’s faces, presence and dance moves, and curating their placement surrounding the DJs, the work tried to connect people more while being indulged in almost ritualistic dancing. This was the first of many experiments with the monochromatic light on a ritualistic aspect and proved to unleash quite some energy and power when exposed to it for a long time with intent.
The basement (an otherwise visually known location for The Hague art and nightlife goer) was filled with 6 tons of sand, relating to the “Life After The Warm Up” concept, where humans would be inclined to artificially look up senses of nature, the sun (monochromatic light) and the nature in between the bare toes.
Participant Art and Sound Initiatives: Just This Place, Domo Sol, Little Big Doll House, SWitches, and Mushroom Radio
Participant Artists: Maarten Keus, Marlot Meyer, Leyla-Nour Benouniche, Pamela Varela, Hannah MQ, Joelle Galloni, Mizu Nazahradke, Ines Delgado, Ella Hebendanz, Soeria van den Wijngaard, Siem Beets, Kin Mun, Esther de Bruin, Malou Bumbum, Giovanni Palmieri, Aruina Nina, Bastian Visch, and Berk Duygun
Participant DJs: Gymnasty ( Haris Begic ), Stiib ( Siem Steeb ), Carlos Eperon Beltrán, OilBoy ( Kin Mun ), Jesus Canuto Iglesias & Gökay Atabek, Matthias König Aka Snackbar, Börk ( Berk Duygun ), and HEF Collective.
On the 25th and 26th June join us live on Facebook and YouTube for a complete celebration of South Hollands contemporary creative/art scene. Live Music, DJs, Film Directors, Expos, and Multidisciplinary Artists. The goal is to raise awareness and donations toward the Erasmus MC Foundation.
Rotterdam’s Erasmus Medical Center is leading groundbreaking research to defeat Covid-19. They are currently searching for an effective drug for patients suffering from coronavirus and working towards a vaccine to put an end to this outbreak and prevent a new one.
Thursday 25th June: Lucky Blue (Live Band) The Tommyrots (Live Band) Marinella Iezzi (Singer-Songwriter) Just This Palace (Art expo) Sydney Rahimtoola x Nadine (DJ Set) Laacarnosaa (Federica Notari ) X Girldcc ( Latisha Horstink ) (DJ Set) Domo-Sol (Siem Steeb and Kin Mun) (DJ Set)
Friday 26th June: Miri Floores (DJ Set) Carlos Eperon (DJ Set) Lex Anders (DJ Set) Berk Duygun (DJ Set) Sydney Rahimtoola (DJ Set) Sven Peetoom (Film Director), Chris de Krijger (Film Director), Arjen van Doezelaar (Film Director)