Get to know ROOG
What is left to say about a man who has been called god in Holland’s best-selling debut novel? (‘A woman goes to the doctor’ by Kluun in 2003).
ROOG (Rogier van Bueren) burst onto the scene in the late 90s. His breakthrough 3 deck (now 4 deck) performances and seamless blending of all forms of house music quickly garnered a huge following. With his unique style of playing only his own re-edits and acapellas, he gained huge respect. ROOG made a permanent mark on the scene as did DJs like Eric Morillo, Axwell, and Eric Prydz. Also, ROOG inspires a whole new generation of DJ/producers. ROOG’s biggest talent is to mesmerize every crowd he is playing, winning him many popularity awards since 2000.
This hard-working spinner is not content with having one of the most successful solo careers in the Dutch house scene; he is also part of two of the most successful and influential duos in the country, Hardsoul, and Housequake.
Hardsoul (with brother Greg) was almost singlehandedly responsible for making soulful and Latin house popular in Holland with their legendary sound of love & dedication series. Internationally, the duo is the first Dutch one to be signed to the world’s most respected house label Defected. After the success of their first release ‘Back Together” they toured the world for the Defected in the house concept. This brought the duo to the far corners of the world.
In 2009 they were honoured with the task of making a ‘Defected in the House’ compilation which saw them join a very select group with the likes of masters at work, Martin Solveig, Dennis Ferrer, and Bob Sinclar.
ROOG & Erick E
Also, ROOG collaborates with fellow superstar DJ Erick E as the duo Housequake. Housequake is a concept with a genuine stamp of quality. With Housequake, they created a movement that is snowballing. They played the show out on 5 decks and dvj players to create a sound and light extravaganza. This duo has headlined every big festival and created their own festival every year. For example, their annual Housequake festival has a successful compilation series and a string of underground hits.
DJ, a producer, label owner, promoter, owner of a booking agency, it is simply impossible to summarize ROOG’s career in a few paragraphs, therefore click here for the full bio for more in-depth information on this industrious and dedicated DJ.