timbenjamin has been DJing for almost three decades! Buying 7" singles in the '70s, playing music at birthday parties and continually on the search for new sounds he became infected by dance music through TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia).
After standing in a couple of times for a friend at a small club in Duesseldorf/Germany in 1981 he got his first residency at famous Well´s Fargo Club in Amsterdam and that is where it all began. Nowadays people would mark it as "the place to be" since legendary acts such as Sylvester, Divine, Patrick Cowley, Paul Parker and Sharon Redd had been frequent visitors. Influenced by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Gino Soccio, Patrick Cowley, Deodato, Dennis and Denise Lepage he started to concentrate on electronic dance music.
On his returning to Germany he became one of the pioneers of House Music, saying goodbye to R&B, Hip Hop, High Energy and Stock Aitken & Waterman-sounds.
He worked as a freelance A&R for several record companies and was the first DJ who was allowed to produce officially released Megamixes (House Sound of Chicago, Easy Street, Trax Chicago), Remixes for Lil´ Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, House Master Boyz, Kraze, Two Tons of Fun, Sister Sledge and Gloria Gaynor followed.
For personal reasons he left the DJ scene for some years but in 2009 he decided to work on his comeback and whoomp - there he is! He sold his Technics 1200 , bought CDJ 1000 and got his first gigs a few month later.
After having several Guest Sets for "LIGHTWORKS" and being Artist of the Week in June 2009 at friskyradio he finally got his own show at friskyradio starting in 2011.
His love for electronic music dates back to the late eighties when eNew Beatf was born in Belgium. When this particular style was on its return,
he discovered house music in the early nineties trough a local radio show.
As a kid he collected their tapes and tried to mix some songs with a couple of tape decks.
When he started purchasing vinyl on a weekly base in f97, Dominique got offered a place in the line up of a few local parties.
The following years he had residencies in various local clubs & bars.
In the first decade of the '00s he had several residencies in clubs all over Belgium & the Netherlands.
He also played several times at the Belgian City Parade & had some great parades & festivals in the Netherlands, Germany & Austria.
Belgium is a difficult country to play underground music so a few years back he made his first step in producing.
Together with his best friend Dimitri Chantzis he forms the duo "Mitrinique".
In the autumn of 2010 their first track Saturday saw the daylight with a superb Eelke Kleijn remix that was played by some of the greatest dj's on the planet.
Hernan Cattaneo was one of them, he had this track for many months in his sets.
The release schedule looks promising and bookings in the foreign are coming in.
Summer '11 they launched their own label "Sound Avenue". The first release was immediately a big success!
Played & charted by again Hernan Cattaneo, Martin Garcia, Sound Process, Marcelo Vasami, Sander Kleinenberg, Marcus Schulz, Soulfire to name a few,
Dominique's sound is a combination of various genres in electronic music.
Many people label him as a progressive dj because of his residencies in some progressive-clubs in the early 2000's.
But actually he always has had a interest in many styles. He loves & prefers to play long extended sets.
Starting the evening with some downtempo, indie or deephouse and then traveling to more uptempo techhouse or techno sounds,
finishing & flying into another dimension with some spacy progressive choons.