Erik Van Den Broek

Erik Van Den Broek

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Erik van den Broek started playing a home-organ at the tender age of 8. The music he had to play wasn't his kind of music though. This all changed when a friend of him visited him with a 1983 record containing bands like 'the West Street Mob' and 'kraftwerk'. From that moment his love for electronic music was born.

He started focusing on electronic based music in the most intensive way possible. He bought a drumcomputer, a tapedeck and a fairly cheap synthesiser. With these machines he started to do remixes of the accapela tracks found on the records he had.

After a while he started to focus on the art of cutting and pasting tapes. This was a cheap alternative to a sampler, which was very expensive to own in those days. In 1987 he came in touch with illegal records from Ibiza, which were sold 'under the counter'. Records from people like 'Farley Jackmaster Funk' and 'Steve Silk Hurley'. This was the eye-opener he needed. He was sold. From that moment he started creating his own tracks. Some of them were recorded just for fun. A friend heard those recordings and took the tapes to a record company. The release of his first track became a fact.

Together with his good friend Rob, he started 'Shiver' en 'DAP'. On Shiver they released techno and electro tracks while on DAP the real ACID tracks were released. Both Shiver and DAP stopped releasing in 1996. New 12" release scheduled on the Doctor Break label for January 2005
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Erik Van Den Broek Discography

Singles & EPs

Erik Van Den Broek Never Gonna Let (Maxi) Le Petit Prince Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Erik Van Den Broek Never Gonna Let Dance Arena Productions (DAP) Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ASG/DE014 Erik Van Den Broek Expressed(12", EP) De:tuned ASG/DE014 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

SENSE CD 001 Erik Van Den Broek 7th Sense Presents: The Assembled Tracks(CD, Comp) Seventh Sense Records SENSE CD 001 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version

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ijustspeak

ijustspeak

May 5, 2015
True acid mastermind.. Like Armando reincarnated, but with a more european touch. All hail Erik Van Den Broek.
G.Monk

G.Monk

February 5, 2011
It's a real shame this producer never got the credits which he earns so much. In my opinion one of the best techno producers of the Netherlands ever (next to Orlando Voorn and Jochem Paap). His discography is just pure insane as I just can't name one release which isn't "candy for your ears". From "X-Es - Weird" to "Overnite - Pure Climax", from "Klik Klak - Saxclubbing" to "Essit Muzique - De Theorie Van De Machinale Monotomie" or from "Quartexx - My Programm" to "Acid Kid - Slamm - Reverse Your Future (Edit)"....they are all masterpieces from a genius producer. A pity that the "Acid Kid - Acid Kid 3" was one of his last records to be released and that one got released in 2005. I wish I could hear some new material on vinyl from him.

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