Wouter S has chosen his path for the future, and it’s one of distinctiveness.
The 44Records label owner, producer and dj has been marking his place in the Dutch scene with confident energy these past years. This bold vibe got him to play lots of shows in 2016 like Loveland Festival, Rotterdamse Rave, Smeerboel, 18HRS Festival, Toffler festival and his very own sold-out 44BASS ADE night with
DJ EZ and TQD on the line-up. More recently he had some major gigs at Elrow, HYTE and he opened and closed for Fatboy Slim during his show in Amsterdam. This manifests how diverse Wouter is as an artist, as he doesn’t like to be labelled one thing or another.
Wouter’s production life has been on the move as well.
His ‘Like That’ EP (produced together with Mista Eko) on 44Records, for instance, got major feedback from Mixmag, DJ Mag and got some heavy rotation at festivals and in clubs around Europe too. Which is not a big surprise, as this super heavy bass banger is one that most definitely stirs up every dance floor on this planet. While his solo track Groovetool sends out a more mellow vibe, it for sure is club material too.
Together with the infamous Benny Rodrigues, Wouter S has played multiple acclaimed back-to-back sets and he’s, what we call, a true ambassador for the UK Bass and Garage sound in Holland. As such he released an EP on the British HOTHAUS records and got invited to do mixes for BBC Radio 1 Extra, Rinse FM and Feel My Bicep. But first and foremost, Wouter knows how to read and charm his crowds whether it’s with House, Techno or Bass records.
For 2017 Wouter S is set to fill the world with more of his energy, while playing almost every festival in Holland there is such as Soenda, Welcome to the Future Festival, Straf_Werk Festival, Loveland, Mystic Garden Festival, Toffler Festival and Rotterdamse Rave.
He is hosting stages at Amsterdam Open Air, 18HRS Festival and a Kingsday edition (in collaboration with DJ Q’s Bassfest), with 44BASS. Artists curated for these hostings are Low Steppa, De Sluwe Vos, Chris Lorenzo, Shadow Child and Samuel Deep amongst other.
Seems like there’s no way around Wouter S anymore, and that’s definitely a good thing.