San Proper is one of the few electronic artists around with genuine rockstar appeal. A far cry from some of the modern day laptop wielding, email checking live acts – Proper is a charismatic party animal whose music is impossible to pigeon hole. The Amsterdam resident has been busy of late launching his Proper’s Cult label, a subsidiary of Rush Hour with a fitting name considering his rising cult status in the underground, and a platform for his weird and wonderful output. He’s also a member of the Dekmantel crew and a resident at Amsterdam’s famously closing nightclub, Trouw. His Live set is also apparently something else, and from all reports anyone who has seen it has marvelled at his incredible one-man-band performance on a range of different synths and instruments, whilst singing lyrics that reflect the goings on of his not so average life. We are pretty stoked to have such a legitimately cool artist and dude on board for our 112th episode, and his mix is as unorthodox as it is intoxicating, one that grows on you more and more with each listen.
Dj Cinnaman played exquisitely, he usually has this fresh touch to it. Robert Bergman also played a sweet and nasty set at Dekmantel’s jam on the 1st.
I really can’t handle the fact that this club will be closed in 2015, it really breaks my heart just thinking about it. I’m having a memorable time here since I improvised a little extra studio in a utility closet down in the basement. The club has something really special which is partly because of the program and great nights I had out here, but also the personnel and the cuisine drive me wild… Yes, I’m a fan.
The line-up obviously. And the size, since it only had three stages it turned out really intimate and sexy.
Perhaps, it’s hard to make statements like that, because I enjoy other artists with a different attitude or approach just the same. I’m really not all that conscious of what I’m doing. I just can’t behave myself.
I wouldn’t want to give away too much on this. The content and equipment changes from time to time, because I get hold of ‘new’ equipment maybe just as frequently as i put out new tracks. And also: someone once told me practice makes perfect. I’m curious to see if that’s really true.
I just released the first “Cult EP” on Proper’s Cult and there’s a new release coming out on Tom Trago’s Voyage Direct. Also a three-track EP on Arma 17 and a release on Lessizmore with remix by Mayaan Nidam. And I just finalised the new release for Perlon…