New Years eve in Café d'Anvers:
Expect acts, snacks & free bubbles!
DJ Smos started his career in early '90s as a duo with DJ Baby Bee, they are considered as one of the pioneer house DJs on the Belgian music scene. They became residents at 'Café D'Anvers' in 1993, where they also played for 'Paradise' and 'Natural elements' from Patrick Socks and many other parties that were organized in 'Café D'Anvers'.
Since 1998 until 2001 DJ Smos and Baby Bee played as residents for 'Eskimo' parties in Ghent, where they did their 'trade mark' closing set in the house room. They also played at other parties that were organized by 'Eskimo' organization ( Belmondo in SMAK museum in Ghent, Culture club, 69, Diesel U awards, 'Make up' club… ). Between January 2001 and October 2003 they were residents in the Motion room in 'Fuse' in Brussels, where they performed 'soul tech' sessions together with DJ St. Dic.They also played as a resident DJs at Café Capital in Antwerp, and on many occasions as guest DJs in all good Belgian clubs, summer festivals (10 days off in Ghent, Laundry day in Antwerp, Tomorrowland, Extrema, Dour festival, House Torhout, Pukkelpop, City parade… ) and on the international party scene in clubs like Rex in Paris, Chemistry and Arena club in Amsterdam, 333 in London, Cuttura electronic in Italy etc… Smos and baby Bee were voted as the best Belgian DJs at 'Ticket nightlife awards 2001' and in 2003 as 'the best national house DJs' at Belgian dance culture website 'Partyguide'.
Baby Bee stopped DJ-ing in 2010, since then Smos has been playing solo as a resident DJ in Café d'Anvers and in the Mystery cub at 'Woods' in Brussels
When talking about FloorFiller, Joyhauser has become an indispensable piece of the puzzle. After several years of having their fixed and undisputed place at most of the FloorFiller events, their sets have become notorious-like to the crowd. Joyhauser holds up an arsenal of hard-hitting beats accompanied with captivating and melancholic strings. Their sophisticated array of refined sounds can truly be recognized in both their sets and productions. Eventually, they somehow always find a way to bring a unique analog epos to the listener, which is the exact reason why Joyhauser is still one of the key artists of the FloorFiller collective.
Raw District is the fledgling house project from Belgian duo Vernon Bara and Massimo DaCosta. No newcomers to dance music, under the Vernon&DaCosta, the pair have released music on labels such as OM Records, AMA Rec, Robsoul, Aroma, OFF, Icon, Doubledown and many more. They have remixed artists including Brett Johnson, Fred Everything, Style of Eye, Miguel Migs and JT Donaldson, garnering support from great DJs like Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones, Mark Farina and DJ Sneak. Vernon has also made more techno-focussed tracks for Hot Creation and Supplement Facts under another moniker, Ultrasone alongside Igor Vicente. Early in 2013, they decided to start the new side project as ‘Raw District’ in order to focus on the deeper and darker side of house music. In their own words, “Raw District tracks feature fewer samples and more organic influences…the trademark soul, funk and disco influences are still evident, mixed up with the fresh European sounds coming straight out of Berlin.”
With a few releases on some of the most established labels such Crosstown Rebels, Souvenir Music or Defected they undoubtedly secured themselves as in-demand and talented producers.
Alongside their production and remixing credentials; Raw District’s reputation as a DJ has reached heady proportions following their appearances at renowed belgian festivals such Extrema Outdoor or Wecandance and their fresh residency at Labyrinth Club (Antwerpen-be).
Beside their own releases, Vernon and Massimo set up and run their own imprint, Homecoming Music, in 2010, which has been home to releases from Brett Johnson, DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Djebali, DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, Tripmastaz and Inland Knights amongst others