Jan Liefhebber has been an important element of the Dutch techno scene since the early 90’s.
In 1995 he set up the record label Highland Beats to provide a platform for the acid and techno that he played in his DJ sets.
Highland Beats went on to become one of the most successful techno labels of the 90’s and it provided a spring board for many upcoming artists. One of the first of its kind in the Netherlands, Highland Beats has inspired many labels and artists over the years.
Jan’s DJ career started off in the underground techno scene. Together with some friends he organised parties in crazy industrial locations like old abandoned farm houses, fields, tunnels and warehouses.
Jan’s musical taste differed from what most people were playing and he soon made a name for himself due to his musical diversity and refreshingly different sets.
The popularity of Highland Beats fuelled his success and his first international bookings soon followed.
In 2003 Jan released his first co-production. This led to a storm of remix requests and he has since (co-)produced on many prolific labels.
The main reason that Jan has remained a sought after DJ is that he doesn’t let any trend dictate what he plays while still evolving and progressing.
Jan Liefhebber has performed in:
Tresor/Berlin -Rex Club/France - Orbit/Leeds - Maria/Berlin
Planet Rose/Nijmegen - Studio 80/Amsterdam -House of God/Birmingham
Fusion Club/Munster - Tor 3/Dusseldorf -Marcus Garvey/Nottingham
Blue Mountain/Bristol - Batafar/Paris -Fat Kat/Bordeaux
Paradigm,Groningen - Le Latarie/Strassbourg -Schlaflos,Aarau
Moog/Barcelona - Butan Club,Wuppertal -Havey Sick Zero,Tokyo
Matrixx,Nijmegen - Tunnel,St Petersburg - Locomotiva,Warsaw
Dome in Berg,Gratz - Waalhalla,Nijmegen - Turbinenhalle,Oberhausen
Westergasfabriek,Amsterdam - Amuse/Sugarfactory,Amsterdam
Panama,Amsterdam - Pand 14,Amsterdam - Silo,Belgium
Heineken Music Hall,Amsterdam/Stubnitz Boot
Imortant Festivals and partys :
Nature One Festival,Germany/Awakenings Festival,NL
Defqcon1 Fstival,NL/Ruhr in Love Festival,Germany
Dance Valley Festival,NL/Q-Base Festival,Germany
Norderslag Festival,NL/Millisime Festival,France
Big Sunflower Festival,Austria/Alcatraz Fesdtival,NL
Wild Kingdom Festival,NL/Giga Dance Festival,NL
Fantasy Island Festival,NL/Teqnology Indoor,NL
Ground Zero Festival,NL/Emporium Festival,NL
Techno for MatesJungel Festival,Brazil
Liquid Club Outdoor Festival,Malta
Valkhof Affaire Festival,NL/Magic Festival,NL
Festivaart Festival,NL/Spoetnik Festival,NL
Zodiak Commune,NL/Acid Unity,NL
Union Rave,Germany /Union Rave,Germany
Have a Nice Day Festival,NL
Acid Call,Antwerp,Belgium/Acid Wars,Germany
Empire of Love (Love Parade Aftershow Party),Germany