Titia is one of the countless music-mad obsessives who make the underground tick: a talented, passionate individual who thinks that making parties move and introducing dancers to thrilling, unheralded music is the greatest reward of all.
A dance music obsessive from an early age, the Amsterdam-based DJ, selector and musical creator has spent the last decade juggling her obsession with finding and championing new and little-known music with a variety of day jobs within the music industry, most notably via shifts behind the counter at Clone Records in Rotterdam. In fact, Titia is such a valued member of the Clone crew that she took part in their infamous all-day “takeover” of London station Rinse FM in May 2018.
Yet it is for her work as a club DJ that Titia is rightly most celebrated. She first cut her teeth behind the decks of venues in her home city of Eindhoven during her time at the Design Academy, but it was when she moved to Amsterdam that her reputation began to rise. She first made an impact playing in the basement of Trouw during the legendary venue’s last days, before becoming resident DJ at Amsterdam’s celebrated “old school” LGBTQI party, Is Burning. When the event launches its’ long-promised record label, Titia will naturally play a key role.
Her DJ style is distinctive and timeless, matching razor-sharp technical skills with an eclectic, open-minded approach to dance music that prioritizes booming basslines and heavy drum machine beats. As long the music swings, has a dash of funk and boasts uplifting percussion patterns, Titia will play it, be it Motor City machine funk, Yorkshire Bleep, early progressive house, 21st century techno, vintage hardcore or bustling, acid-fired breakbeat. Don’t expect to hear the same records from gig to gig, though: above all else Titia likes to surprise, and she’s never happier than when showcasing her most recent musical finds.
Given this approach – not to mention her desire to make those around her feel the music in the same way she does – it’s hardly surprising that Titia has enjoyed some suitably high profile engagements in recent years. She’s already made dancers move at such clubs and festivals as Panoramabar, De School, Lowlands, Tresor, DGTL, Dekmantel Selectors, ZeeZout, Evasion and Blitz, with more to come in 2020 and beyond.