Akka

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Agenda

01 Nov 14:
Impakt Festival

13 Dec 14: Heerlen
Nieuwe Nor

History

18 Oct 14
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event

23 Aug 14
Haarlemmermeer, Mystery Land

05 Jul 14
Amsterdam, Pitch

28 Jun 14
Haarlem, Patronaat

16 May 14
Amsterdam, OT301

09 May 14
Amsterdam, Bleeps, Beats & Bass

09 May 14
Amsterdam, De Toren

13 Mar 14
Austin (US), SXSW

07 Mar 14
Amsterdam, 5 Days Off

22 Feb 14
Amsterdam, OT301

25 Oct 13
Utrecht, Tivoli De Helling

18 Oct 13
Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

16 Oct 13
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event

29 Sep 13
Eindhoven, Dynamo

01 Sep 13
Eindhoven, Dynamo

04 Aug 13
Roermond, Solar Weekend

13 Jul 13
Utrecht, Cross Culture Festival

05 Jul 13
Amsterdam, Pitch

05 Jul 13
Amsterdam, Pitch

20 Apr 13
Alkmaar, Victorie

23 Mar 13
Leeuwarden, Romein

06 Mar 13
Amsterdam, Melkweg

22 Sep 12
Amstelveen, P60

18 May 12
Utrecht, Tivoli De Helling

12 May 12
Utrecht, Symphonica Electronica

21 Apr 12
Vlaardingen, Kroepoekfabriek

08 Apr 12
Schijndel, Paaspop

07 Apr 12
Hilversum, De Vorstin

18 Feb 12
Nijmegen, Doornroosje

13 Jan 12
Groningen, Eurosonic

07 Jan 12
Tilburg, 013

23 Dec 11
Almere, De Meester

09 Dec 11
Amsterdam, Paradiso

19 Nov 11
Eindhoven, Effenaar

15 Oct 11
Rotterdam, Maassilo

23 Sep 11
Gouda, So What

17 Sep 11
Leeuwarden, Romein

10 Sep 11
Sittard, Fenix

03 Sep 11
Amsterdam, MTV Valtifest

28 Aug 11
Gent, Raveland

27 Aug 11
Gent, Raveland

07 Aug 11
Roermond, Solar Weekend

25 Jun 11
Biddinghuizen, Defqon1

04 Jun 11
Den Haag, Paard van Troje

04 Jun 11
Arnhem, Free Your Mind!

22 Apr 11
Den Bosch, Talent Factory

16 Apr 11
Alkmaar, Victorie

15 Apr 11
Haarlem, Patronaat

15 Apr 11
Amsterdam, Melkweg

09 Apr 11
Heerlen, Nieuwe Nor

26 Mar 11
Groningen, Simplon

12 Feb 11
Enschede, Atak

07 Jan 11
Den Haag, Paard van Troje

17 Dec 10
Amsterdam, Sugar Factory

04 Dec 10
Alphen aan den Rijn, Het Kasteel

23 Oct 10
Deventer, Burgerweeshuis


Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

Boeker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 / jeroen@alleslos.nl
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Territory: Nederland


It would seem as if Amsterdam-based DJ, producer, and above-all, Rwina Records overlord Chafik Chennouf -- better known as Akka -- has the Midas Touch, because everything he touches turns to, if not gold, brilliantly neon explosions of colour and exuberance. After moving away from involvement in the Conflict nights at Amsterdams legendary Melkweg, Akkachar founded Rwina, which pretty much nailed it from the beginning: cherry-picking Starkey for the labels debut, he nailed down a lasting connection with an inspiring artist and an association with a DJ who would quickly become an international sensation in the bass music scene. Releases like Starkey s -Just a Million- and especially -Rain City- put the label in 2009 on the map, both locally and internationally. Other releases came from grime godfather and legend Terror Danjah, EPs from the UKs hottest and most experimental new wave of grime producers in Swindle and SRC, and sludgy beats contortions from L.A.s EPROM.



Akkas musical talent extends beyond A&R, however. He knows his way around a music studio, and his own productions have received attention and play from DJs like Mistajam, Starkey and DJ Wonder, to name just a few. Hes had airplay on radio stations such as BBC1, BBC1 Xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss FM, and Subway, Rotterdam-based dubstep-institution, released his debut solo single of rainbow-flecked low-frequency oscillations back in 2011. His latest release; -Synergy- on the Rwina imprint, a collab with longtime friend Taz, went through the roof and gained a lot of support from DJs like DJ Shadow and Mary Anne Hobbs to name a few and loads of international press. In 2014 Akka will debut with his first solo EP Rwina and its tracks are already in circulation playlists of jocks like Mark Pritchard, DJ Shadow, Kutmah and GLK. Hes also competent behind the decks, revealing a diverse taste that extends beyond the breadth of both his label output and his own productions. With residencies at the Subway parties in Rotterdam, Cable in Amsterdam and gigs spread all over Holland and Europe, hes a formidable DJ whose varied but impeccable taste makes him dependable for a great set every time. His sets are loaded with dubplates from the scenes hottest (or up-and- coming slow-burning) producers, and he always delivers the dancefloor gold, because after all, he does have the Midas Touch.