Roel Salemink

Roel Salemink

Dutch DJ & Live Act

Roel Salemink (Intec, Bush, Awakenings)

When you grow up in a small place like Gendringen, The Netherlands, there is 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 90’s 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 Tech House and techno, which to this day continues to be his greatest passion.

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, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Pig&Dan, Mauro Picotto, Marco Bailey and a whole host more.

In 2015 Roel Salemink and his partner in crime released their debut artist album on Carl Cox’s label Intec Digital. Also 2015 was a great year for this strong duo with gigs in Australia, Dubai, Awakenings, Nature One & Ibiza. They also had several strong releases on Intec and Bush records. Also the remix for Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s “Morrochan Chant” wis a big success. It was played by Carl at the biggest festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Miami and it was Carl’s most played track during his residency at Space Ibiza. For 2016 there are some big releases and remixes scheduled. The highlight will be the remix for “The Hitmaker” Nile Rodgers, who is behind a lot of great artists such as David Bowie, Madonna and Daft Punk.

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