Continuing her career as a DJ since 2014, Vildan Gündüz took the stage in many prestigious festivals and performed in esteemed clubs of Istanbul. Also working for the Artists & Repertoire department of Tapas Recordings in Germany, Gündüz includes techno, house, tech house and techno songs in her sets. Betoko and Francesco Tristano are among the esteemed producers with whom Vildan Gündüz has played.
Born and raised in Amsterdam. Came into the housescene in 1990 as a guitarplayer in Mad Doc 20/20 alongside Dov Elkabas(aka The Prophet) and Norbert Mannaert. He did various raves for The Soho Connection(Paul Jay and Crazy Shaun)a.o. at various big venues(Beijnenshal, Jan van Galenhal and Waakzaamheid).
In 1992 he released his first record with Dov Elkabas on the Dance Tracks label of Cellie(Marcel Moulin).
Then he entered the psy-trance scène in 1994 with a soloproject named Syrinx. In 1995 he was asked for the legendary Meatal Spark project alongside DJ Lucas and Lorenzo Zoeter.
As Syrinx he released a record on the Matsuri Recordings(UK) label of Tsuyoshi Suzuki.
As Metal Spark he released various 12”s and an album on M-Track(Mazzo)(NL) and Blue Room Released(UK). As Hypercycle(With Frans Dordregter) he released a record on the Auracle Recordings label.
As Microdome(with Ramon Sterman) he released a record on High Society.
With these projects he played livesets on various venues like Escape(first ADE), Dance Valley, Mazzo, Doornroosje, Paradiso, One World Festival(Frome, UK) a.o.
In 2002 he started djing and did sets for Black Box(hosted by Milan Meyberg)(2012/2013), Chicken Skin & Bish Bosh Bash(hosted by the legendary MC Marxman), The Bus(hosted by Debra Mitchell), Insound Festival(hosted by Josep Vicent)(Spain), What’s On Your Mind(hosted by Dexon) and 3FM(Giel Beelen).
In 2008 he released a minimal EP for Ktlxmey Recordings(USA) that was supported by Technasia, Patrice Baumel and Wehbba.
In 2013 he released 4 EP’s(Deep/Tech House) for the new MIDI8OR(NL) that were supported by Eric De Man & Aron Friedman(Musclefarm), Milan Meyberg, Camiel Daamen, Malbetrieb, Moritz, Ille Bitch, Alexander Valentijn, Tahko, Giel Beelen, Orlando Voorn, Billy Mason, Freak Strano, Ab Surd, Diablo, Motoko, Nova Caza, Rubzman, Lady Ace, Full On Funk and many others.
He also did 2 remixes for Dennis Price(Morninglory Music) and Full On Funk feat. Local Hero On Sax)(Bounce House Recordings).
In 2013 he also launched his liveset at Club NL for the new VET! organisation.
December 2013 he did a djset for Pure Radio for the Zoom Into 2014 marathon(hosted by Mart Moon and Corinne Shtylla) that included sets by Kraftwerk, Billy Nasty and Len Faki a.o.
Also in 2013 he did a djset on the famous Wooferland Festival that celebrated 25 years of House.
In 2014 he launched a new sololiveset incl. Ableton Live, guitar and analogue Korg MS 10 synth.
He also started a collaboration with Moritz that resulted in an EP for Spacat Music Berlin, the label of Haito Goepfrich and there are more collabs coming up.
In June 2015 he also celebrates his 25th anniversary as a producer/dj in the Amsterdam Dance Scene with a free download of a new EP called Data Creator with artwork by Sandy Huner(Bitten, Bang Bang and ThirtyOneTwenty) Around March 2016 a PatriceVanDenBerg-remix was released on Plus Plus Records(USA) and in August 2016 a compilationtrack.
He also did a djset for the famous Deep Tech Amsterdam platform with a big following.
In 2016 a new EP of Moritz & PatriceVanDenBerg was released on Spagat Music Berlin(DE) and the 5th of December 2015 a track was released on a Spagat – compilation.
He also did an interview for DJ Mag(see links).
In Jan 2015 and 2016 he did two very succesful livesets at Hedon (Eeuwigheid) and at the famous Paradigm (Loodsrave 12) in Groningen.
We had him as a guest on the same day when he released a new EP.
I had a pleasure to host a new friend who is a great music enthusiast and remarkable person, Declan Coleman from Dublin.
Dec fell in love with dance music at an early age, he grew up listening to mix tapes handed down from his cousin who went to the Asylum/Sides and the Olympic ball room which was where the dublin /irish dance scene emerged. He didn’t realise he wanted to be a DJ until he attended his first rave in the legendary Ormond multi media centre. It was an under 18s dance event with DJs Orbit, Keno Flanagan,DJ Pressure and MC Danny Kearns.. “ It is what he had been looking for and finally he was in a place were he felt he belonged” From that night on he knew what his calling in life was.
Aquiring a set of Decks became Dec’s top priority, so he landed his first summer job and started saving. Buying records became an addiction, he would race in on Thursday evening to Abbey Discs to get his hands on the newest releases, Music Power, Tag and HMV were also on his hit list for new music and he didn’t stop there, Friday Saturday & Sunday were also record days.
He spent most of his youth perfecting the art of mixing and playing at house parties or anywhere the opportunity came about to play and share new music. Dec was asked to come on as a guest DJ on Nova Fm’s DJ Tempo’s show, from that experience Dec got the radio bug and decided he wanted his own show. Kiss Fm, Dublin was where he began his first radio show. He hosted this show Every Thursday night and was privy to a lot of exclusive music kept by especially for him by his close friend who worked in Abbey Discs.. He felt great pride at the fact that he managed to play a lot of promos test pressings and white labels first on the scene.
It was time to expand his passion & talent & soon Dec co -founded MDJ Entertainments with some friends. They began hosting their own parties in small clubs and Venues in Dublin and Kildare. MDJ became many different things associated with Djing in general. They took over a premises and created MDJ Studios, a place for DJ’s to come and network, share music and Ideas. Before social media arrived,this was a real network of like minded people who shared a love for Djing and Music. MDJ wasn’t only about Dance Music it also welcomed Hip Hop Dj’s and Mc’s to do their thing. It became a popular hang out and caught the attention of the film makers within RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. They wanted to shoot a day in the life of Dec and MDJ Studios. Dec thought it would be great to showcase some of the DJ’s and Mc’s who came to the studio and to promote these alternative music styles. The documentary was aired on RTE the countries national broadcaster on one of their shows about different topics / projects and alternative lifestyles called Capital D.
The years to come saw Dec back doing what he loved, playing music to people who really appreciated it. This journey lead him to conquer most of the top venues & clubs nationwide including Pygmalion, Radio City, SFX Theatre: Dublin, Temple Theatre Main room & The Crypt, Temple Bar Music Centre, The Academy, The Cave, The Vaults, The Pint, Twisted Pepper, Traffic, The Bernard Shaw, Room 19, The Lost Society Main room & Basement, The Mezz, The Hub Tivoli Theatre Dublin – Area 51 Festival – Mystic Festival Ireland, Ballinamore Fringe Festival; Leitrim, Eclipse Festival, Life Festival.
Dec has an infectious energy & skill when in action behind the decks, his ability to fully immerse & connect with his crowd while delivering accurately timed displays of beat juggling, scratching & a multitude of subtle Dj effects ,is inspiring.
Is it any wonder that Djing became his chosen profession with his birth name being Declan Joseph Coleman… DJ is in the name..