“For the Love of Music and Vinyl!”
Celeste is a music fan, female DJ and Producer. Born and raised in Amsterdam -The Netherlands - in 1974, she started performing as a dancer in winter 1991 with Dutch dance music formations as QUAZAR and WARP-9. Followed by a long period of touring with the bands and guest performances being a dancer at various clubs through out Europe. Next to her passion for dancing, House Music and performing in nightlife Celeste became a keen collector of vinyl recordings containing all her favorite styles and tunes in Dance Music from Ambient Groovy Lounge to Trancy Minimal Electro Techno. Inspired by other dj’s playing all sorts of different Club and Dance Music, using various techniques to scratch and mix styles like: Garage, Hip hop, R&B, Popular Top 40 and Progressive Techno. Celeste began to practize and experiment with turntables and a music mixer. Attending The School of Audio Engineering (SAE), Celeste trained to become a studio engineer. In 1992 Celeste had her very first airplay, she was invited regularly as a guest dj in various programs on Amsterdam local Pirate Radio Station Radio 100. Celeste also made her DJ debut for a clubbing audience at Amsterdam's former famous Club MAZZO. After this gig that happend on a thursday night DJ Celeste was soon asked to play her Celestial Night Grooves in various clubs, several private and student parties in The Netherlands. Celeste began as a warming-up DJ for DJ's Dimitri and Crazy Shaun at 'Club 36 op schaal van Richter' in Amsterdam and organizes and hosts her first own night 'Playing the Cards' on Monday's at Club Amnesia in Amsterdam. Soon more nights at various venues host the impressing atmosphere Celestial Night Grooves bring to people all over the world.
In 1995 Celeste remixed together with DJ/Producer Jaimy the song 'It's not over' by Cases Inc. for the Clubstitute Records label (CNR). Another release came through called 'Arrogance EP' by NMF on the Soulflow label. The project Two Types with 'The Mother EP' was released in 1996 on the Spiritual Records label by Outland Records. These rare vinyls are collectors items nowadays! Celeste is silent and secretly active as a solo producer at her own small home studio and occasionally plays her own produced tracks within the DJ set. Under development in the future there might be tracks available exclusively on this website.
In 2011 DJ Celeste collabs in the studio with Spencer Vos aka Axel E Rator, their album "Memoirs Of A 1 Bar Generation" is available to buy as digital download at junodownload.com Axel E Rator FEAT DJ Celeste ~ Memoirs Of A 1 Bar Generation See the video's for Whipped Whispers and Sea the E by Me by clicking on the titles.
Clubs and Parties Amsterdam
Club NL * Cue Bar * Panama * Wooferland * Club Hotel Arena, Amsterdam * Rocket Cinema Festival, Stadsarchief de Basel * Frisco Inn * Tolhuis Tuinen * Fat Black Pussycat, Hotel Arena * Resident Vip-club, Paradiso * Stroboscopic, Paradiso * Escape Venue * Desperate HOUSE Wives * Huppels Inc. * Golden Brown Bar * BullDog Hotel * Pussy Lounge, Fully Loaded, Winner DJ Battle, Club RoXY * De Kroon * Mazzo * De Kring * Club Time * Student Party Lanx, Club Time * La Canna * Club Exit * Student party HES * Cafe Du Lac * ‘t Herenhuisje * Restaurant Getto * Supperclub * Levi Strauss Party, Supperclub * Resident DJ Fanclub Party’s * Resident Absinthe * Hotel Winston * Kashmir Lounge * Heren van Amstel * Sapho * Het Repetitiehuis * Resident Abraxas at Night * Catacombe * Resident Starlight * Café De Buurvrouw * Saladbowl * Restaurant Mme. Jeanette * Café Monico * De Lincke Loet * Korsakoff * ABN-AMRO, Beurs van Berlage * Magic Minds * Girlz'nStyle * Club Latido * Nuit Blanche, Centraal Station * 't Schuim
Clubs and Parties National
Poppodium Victorie, Alkmaar * Club Ik, Almere * De Vijverhut, Calands Oog * Danssalon, Eindhoven * De Hanenhof, Geleen * Student party Societeit Vindicat, Groningen * Stalker, Haarlem * De Muis, Heerenveen * Dolce Vita Club, Herten * Tagrijn, Hilversum * Club Op de Sluizen, Ijmuiden * Resident Rock-it, Leeuwarden * Summer Breeze, LVC, Leiden * The Pink Party, La Bonbonniere, Maastricht * Moods Café, Meppel * Starlight Dance Palace, Nijkerkerveen * Ibiza Vibrations, Thalia Lounge, Rotterdam * FFDW Parade, Rotterdam * De Kerk, Ruigoord * FM Producties, Scheveningen * De Uitstad, Tilburg * Sonic Planet, Perron 55, Venlo * De Splinter, Venlo * Resident Memories, Zandvoort * Venice Beach Bar, Zandvoort
Clubs and Parties International
Club Eden, Portimao, Portugal * Club Millennium, Istanbul, Turkije * Disco Life, Gran Canaria, Spain * Static Sound System, Urban Party, Madrid, Spain
Tour in Mallorca, Spain at venues: Boogie-Boogie, Club Alfa, Club Chic
Tour in Tel Aviv, Israël, at venues: Club Ku, Club Yello, Club Lemmon
Tour in Beijing, China, at the following clubs: Nasa Club, OffBeat, BusBar, Keep in Touch. The trip to China was documented by Dutch National Television, a video can be found here.
Tour in Jakarta, Indonesië, at the following venues: Club Tanamur, Club Poster, Club Ebony, Club Stardust, Zanzibar, Club Zona Music, Club B1, Domino’s
Moderator, Programm- and Jingle Producer, VARA Dutch National Radio 3FM * Omroep Hilversum * Stads Radio Eindhoven * Obsession4Charity, ID-T Radio * Slam! FM * New Dance Radio * Local Radio Gran Canaria and National Radio Spain * Radio 100 * Air Peace Radio * R.K.L.A * DiGiBEATS * Vyzionradio
Middag Editie, NPS * Urbania, VPRO * YoY!, VPRO/NPS * Impact!, House gewoon uit je dak, VARA * TMF The DJ’s