My Biography

Joachim was born in Belgium in 1977 but moved to the Netherlands and got established in Rotterdam. Being a young punk listening to Pink Floyd, New order, The Cure and Depeche Mode. He started to get involved in electronic music in 1991 after listening to different styles of eighties, electro, hip hop, Chicago and Detroit techno.

Joachim started mixing the decks frequent in 1995. And slowly took his place within the Dutch dance scene although he was always staying true to his own belief. In 1999 Joachim founded Sound Architecture, A concept founded out of love and devotion for electronic dance music.Throughout the years Sound Architecture has become a solid and essential fundament for the Dutch dance scene.

Promoting events such as the highly rated clubnight ON @ Off Corso, Sound Architecture at Poema, Subtronics, The night of Motorcity Detroit, Music People, Shapes of Sound and the minimal Less=More.Also Sound Architecture has had the honour to receive almost every international acclaimed deejay or producer from Derrick May to Luciano, Jeff Mills to Dave Clarke or LTJ Bukem and Sven Vath.

Sound Architecture has worked close as an advisor and programmer for events such as “the Isle of MTV” Pan European tour wich travelled trough almost all european countries in 2003 and in 2004 Sound Architecture worked closely with the Generator foundation and Derrick May for the Underground stage during the Movement Festival aka “DEMF” in Detroit and also the CitySounds Festival in Tilburg 2005.

At the beginning of 2004 he proudly presented the first release of his label Sound Architecture Records with Artist Joris Voorn taking the globe by storm with future releases and Remixes of Alexander kowalski, Duplex, Dark Science, Deetron and Shawn Rudiman to name a few, also a new label will be launched soon called Music People with forthcoming producers such as Biological and Dollkraut.

True the years Joachim has had the honour to play at events and clubs such as Nighttown, Mazzo, Off Corso, Café D?anvers, Penthouse No 1 Moscow, Club sublime (AUS), Stubnitz, Paard, Club Silly?s, FFWD, Decadance, Mono, Awakenings, Dance Valley, MAW, Las palmas, Now-Wow, Sweetwaters Festival, Gravity Electronic Festival, Detroit Movement Festival, Isle of MTV, Pall Mall 100 % Slim tour Russia, Zentraus Barcelona, Underground Ibiza and countries such as Poland, Germany, Belgium, Italy, “Sidney”Australia, “Auckland”New Zealand, London and Detroit.

Joachim Plays a mixture of minimal, electronica, organic tech house and uplifting groovy yet experimental techno with Deep Detroit influences. This year his main focus is on his sound again as he enjoys playing and the interaction with the audience is what he likes most and people can hear that. Blending records to different levels and always experimenting with the crowd. Expect a set from the heart of a motivated electronic music freak and Sound Architecture, Below Sealevel and Catwalk resident and international resident of club la Leria in Santiago de Chile.

2007 saw the opening of his new homebase Catwalk club besides playing at wicked festivals and clubnights like Loveparade, Awakenings, Cocoon, Cadenza nights, Timewarp afterparties, ADE, Sonar and more..In 2008 Joachim did two South American tours featuring Sound Architecture nights in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Mendoza aswell as a Russian tour featuring dates in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Currently Joachim is working on his solo productions that will be soon released on acclaimed labels. Together with Ilker Soylu, Joachim also forms the producers duo Concolor. In March of 2009 the debut ep of Concolor – This used to be our playground – ppx006 on German imprint perplex recordings was released featuring a remix of master Jerome Sydenham. Following huge support from the likes of laurent Garnier, Luciano and Karotte and ratings in all charts. More releases are expected soon on labes such as Kaato, Sound Architecture + also a follow up remix ep on Perplex recordings. Joachim has also produced music together with long time friend Jay Samuel of which there first EP, Naked run in the jungle is set to be released mid 2009.

After a small silence on the labelfront 2009 seems to be the year to make up for lost time cause his own label and imprints Sound Architecture Records and Music People is releasing like crazy at the moment featuring strong releases of talented new and acclaimed artists such as Alejandro Vivanco, Felipe Venegas, Cess, Ali Kuru, Dollkraut, Felipe Valenzuala, Concolor, Jeng Do, Philogresz and many others.

Sound Achitecture is now also available at all digital platforms and off course on our beloved vinyl with new distribution partner clone in Rotterdam..