With a monthly show on NTS and regular sets delivered straight to the dark dance floors of some of Amsterdam’s finest underground clubs like De School and Garage Noord, Vic Crezée has quite the list of credentials. We thought it was about time for him to pull together a mix for us.
Enjoy an hour of chunky house, smooth reggae, cheeky disco cuts, and a bit of sleazy italo thrown in for good measure.
Can you describe the concept/idea/state of mind behind the mix you recorded for us?
I thought I would try to make a tape that was easy-listening but with enough power to keep you paying attention. Did it work?
It did indeed. Ok, next question: what was the last track that really blew you away?
That was definitely at last year’s Dekmantel Festival when I-F played a certain song that made my brain explode. I wasn’t familiar with it and couldn’t quite place it. It felt like some dirty West Coast gangster stuff with a bit of acid. I came to find out a month later that he was playing one of his own tracks called The Search.
Do you think your sound has changed over the past few years?
Yes, and I think my sound will keep on evolving. It all has to do with the places and people you come in contact with throughout your life I guess. In your search for specific types of music, you will keep stumbling upon stuff you’re not familiar with, and that broadens your musical mind frame. I’m certain that 5 years from now I will be diving into a particular type of sound that at this moment in time I can’t be bothered with.
A weird question, but if your music style was a pair of Ace & Tate frames, which and why?
That's easy: I’m mean, there’s one carrying the same name as me. The Vic: It stands out, and can definitely be worn in different social scenes by both guys & gals.
What’s a set you’ve been really proud of recently?
In August I had to close De School’s basement after PLO Man. That night was mad. Everything just fit. The right people, right song selection, right energy out- and inside the DJ booth. Definitely one of my best sets in De School to date.
How’s your show on RLR going and how is it different from the one on NTS?
Whatever Forever is doing great. We just did our 3rd club night at Garage Noord last month which was hella fun. Whatever Forever gives me the freedom to play different types of music that aren’t club based per se. When I started it tapped into a particular sound that people weren’t necessarily used to from me: Garage Rock, Punk, Wave, whatever… Where Whatever Forever is about a variety of alternative sounds, my show on NTS focuses more on House, Electro & Disco blended together. They cover my two favorite spots; one for the bar, one for the club.
Do you have a favorite mix series or radio show?
Because searching for music is something I constantly do for work, I don’t really find the time to relax and listen to mix shows. The ones I listen to the most are my own shows, believe it or not. And loads of podcasts. Apart from that a couple of shows I always check are Apron, Version Galore & Creepzone.
Any artists you want to tip?
This band called “Own’’. Keep an eye on them.
Plans for the future?
I’m currently working on an album with two friends; we’re near finished and are looking for the right way and place to put it out. Hopefully, we’ll have something out there beginning next year.