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The cutting-edge Dutch personality with a decade of experience and a long standing love for house sounds.
Dutch DJ Boris Werner’s love for house music runs deep – so deep, that his passion for house music is evident in every set he plays. A venue-filling personality with a decade of experience – armed with releases starting with his first one on Remote Area and continuing on Supplement Facts, Rush Hour, Moon Harbour, Soweso, Get Physical and a residency at the world famous club TROUW – his eager performances and crowd-pleasing antics keep him in high demand across dance floors the world over, from DC-10 to Studio 80 and beyond. Cutting his teeth across some of the most influential nights in Holland, his flawless reputation to work any crowd has marked him as an exciting figure – one that’s ready to inject club-land with a refreshing, restless approach to the dance floor.Boris’ skill as a DJ sees him blend all strains of house – from percussive funk to bass heavy grooves – delivered with effortless ease. With influences as diverse and broad as Arthur Russell to ‘90s golden era hip hop, Boris produces top-quality club experiences, delivered with sparkling personality, daring diversity and a well-honed ear for delivering a memorable party – time and time again.
After becoming a permanent fixture on Amsterdam’s scene, Boris soon began co-hosting the city’s legendary MONO parties with Lauhaus & Aron Friedman in 2002. This paved the way for a pivotal residency in 2005 at Vreemd, the legendary weekday party at Amsterdam’s club Sugar Factory. Every Thursday, the crowds would hang of his every kick & bassline, all at the mercy of his endless expertise and razor sharp techniques. It’s a slot he didn’t miss for four years straight all the way through to 2009 – no wonder the crowds love his dedicated attitude and fun-filled vibe.
In October 2010, Boris ‘Wip Wap’ Werner played a huge 10 hour set to celebrate 10 years of musical genius at the legendary Studio 80. Giving the crate-digger a chance to take the crowd through a myriad of his sounds and styles, the night’s success was followed up in 2011 with an 11 hour stint, before a 15 and a half hour marathon in 2012. Whether he’s DJing ALL NIGHT or spending days on end in the studio, Boris displays passionate dedication and unrivalled knowledge in all he does – the stuff that’s the envy of his peers, all wondering what the restless DJ’s next trick will be.
His reputation as a DJ’s DJ has helped Boris to conquer clubs, events & festivals all over Europe. After gaining wind of his rising name, Boris was invited to play for the biggest clubbing brand in the world, CircoLoco, a spot he’s regularly helmed over the past three years at Ibiza’s legendary DC-10. Spreading love through his carefully honed art, Boris’s global reputation continues to grow after slaying the Likes of Sankeys New York, Truth South Africa, D-Edge Brazil, Mysteryland Chile and The BPM Festival Mexico besides dozens more. Together with a credible selection of tunes and remix credits (including Renato Cohen, C-Rock, Tom Trago and Matthias Tanzmann to name a few), Boris displays the hallmarks of a rising force in contemporary dance music.
Back at home in Amsterdam (alongside close friend & rising figure William Kouam Djoko) Mr Werner has called the curtain on ‘Late Night Society’, a party set at Amsterdam’s coolest underground club, Trouw. dOP, Ion Ludwig, Tom Trago, Jamie Jones, Tom Ruijg, Robert James, Visionquest, Lee Curtis, Mr G, Mathew Jonson, Wareika, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, San Proper, Thomas Martojo, Soundstream and Seth Troxler have all joined the pair as guests, purporting a ‘dress up chic, act like trash’ motto at the fabled club that’s become the buzz of the town.