Red D show of his eclectic taste and expert-level abilities on our DJ Mag Weekly Podcast to celebrate 10 years of his label, We Play House Recordings.
The Belgian selector — otherwise known as Bart Van Neste — has guided the imprint to renown through his open-minded signing policy, refusing to be pigeon-holed by sub-genres and instead focussing on releasing top quality house, whatever the flavour.
Birthday celebrations will go on throughout the year, with nights planned across Belgium and further abroad, an ongoing Spotify playlist updated by Red himself, and various releases, including last month's 'We Play House Recordings 10 Years' compilation, which features 26 classic tracks and 19 brand new efforts from the likes of San Soda, Locked Groove, FCL, Tyree and more.
Head over to the We Play House website for more info or to pick up a copy of the release, and check out Red D's DJ Mag Podcast below.
First dance music song you loved?
"It’s a compilation really. 'A.B.-Sounds - Take 1' from the Belgian new beat era."
First club you went to?
"Hof Ter Meeren in Nazareth, Belgium. Had to wait 'til everybody was gone to hear ‘strange’ music."
First label you loved?
"Bonzai Records, the Belgian rave and trance giants!"
First piece of tech you bought?
"A Sony walkman…"
First DJ you worshipped?
"That would be the first DJ I saw mixing. I finally understood why club tapes sounded better than my own initial efforts at mixing…"
First club you played in?
"Tabarin in Deinze, my hometown. Party called ‘Energy Trance’ that we put on ourselves."
First wax you bought?
"Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ album."
First band you saw?
"Terence Trent Darby."
First apartment you lived in?
"Never lived in an apartment. Vinyl doesn’t like staircases…"
First vinyl shop you loved?
"Music Man in Ghent."
First car you owned?
"Golf III Diesel."
First London club you loved?
First album you played ten times over?
"Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ again!"
First time you went to Ibiza?
"2009, to discover that nightlife was what I expected, but the rest of the island was such a sheer beauty that I return every year, DJ gigs or not."
Ben Hindle is DJ Mag’s Clubs Editor. Follow him on Twitter here.