Piet van Dongen
Piet van Dongen (his actual name) was born and raised in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, near the German border.
Influenced at an early age by extravagant pop bands like Queen and Wham!, he developed a taste for melancholic melodies and bass-driven rhythms. Spending his teens listening to everything from grunge to trance, from classical music to drum and bass, Piet now makes detailed electronic music with soul. His tracks are as enjoyable on the dance floor as they are in the living room.
Releasing on labels like Flamingo Recordings, Audiomatique Recordings, Wolfskuil Records and Manual Music, his techno-oriented tracks and remixes have found their way into DJs’ bags and people’s iPods. Piet enjoys collaborating with other artists, ranging from opera singers to rappers, from symphony orchestras to hardcore producers.
From 2006 onwards, Piet has performed at numerous clubs and festivals, from Awakenings to Dance Valley, Amsterdam to Berlin, late at night till early in the morning. Armed with his laptop and controllers, he cuts, slices and rearranges his sounds, taking the crowd on a journey through sound.