On July 4th 2009, the EDM world lost a great tech DJ due to some sort of trauma as a result of an epileptic seizure. He spun and created a wide range of sound, focusing mainly on techno and tech-house. Here is his biography as displayed on his myspace page:
‘Since the late nineties Fokko started DJ’ing and producing music, and developed his own style. Nowadays, his music ranges from electronic-inspired, soul-infused tech-house to floorpounding, funking techno and everything in between. More experienced and battle-hardened listeners will hear a twist of ambient gospel too. Influenced by various styles and artists, Fokko’s musical vision can be described as both intelligent and deep as energetic and powerful.
Since 2007 Fokko started to focus more and more on creating his own music. In april 2008 his first EP was released at the infamous Outland Records, based in Amsterdam. This EP contained the tracks ‘Circus’ (made together with Koen Lebens) and ‘Repeat’. Both tracks received massive support and were played by artists like Paco Osuna, Marco Carola, Benny Rodrigues, Bart Skils, Dave Ellesmere, Joris Voorn, Edwin Oosterwal, Nuno dos Santos, Warren Fellow, Juan Sanchez, Massi DL and many more. In the summer of 2008 Fokko’s remix of Koen Lebens – Napolitanzer was picked up by Karotte, Valentino Kanzyani (it was in his May chart), Warren Fellow, Joseph Capriati, James Nidecker, Adam Beyer and lots of other big names. At the end of 2008 various successful remixes were released.’
May you rest in peace Fokko.