Bureau Punt was born out of a frustration at the lack of diversity in the Amsterdam nightlife scene and has grown into a leading creative agency and platform. At its core it aims to provide a solid and comfortable base where artists can express their truth and visions through passion without making concessions.
Alongside our broad roster of talented artists, Bureau Punt conceptualizes and curates events like Famirie (hosted in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels), Live at the BBQ and Paint. At Bureau Punt we aim to evolve club culture and lead exciting cultural shifts, by continuously creating concepts that unapologetically represent us.
Driven by an intense love for electronic music in all its shapes AliA is without a doubt one of the most promising deejays from Belgium. She has a surprisingly thorough knowledge of club music and a mixing technique many envy. At this point in her early career AliA is already heavily supported by selectors Mr. Scruff, Carista and Lefto.
She’s a resident at Belgium’s finest HORST Festival and a regular at the infamous C12 club in Brussels. Her past gigs include festivals like Worldwide Festival (Leysin, CH), Dimensions (Pula, HR), Lowlands (Biddinghuizen, NL), Listen! Festival (Brussels, BE) and many more…
Bao G is a true powerhouse behind the turntables. Although her looks would suggest something else; she plays ferociously hard trap tunes that resonate her feelings at that time and place. She tells a story. With sharply placed mixes, freshly picked bangers and always stimulating beats, she enhances the vibe all over. Bao knows how to make her presence felt and still satisfy the crowd… She has an amazing drive to bring the ultimate set to the public whilst staying true to her own style.
On top of that she analyzes and utilizes all the different levels on which music can be enjoyed; noticing the little details in lyrics as she speaks the mathematical language of tonalities.
After successful shows at WOO HAH!, Encore Amsterdam and many more; she is put in motion for exponential growth…
Carista is more than just a DJ. The Utrecht native has also captivated the world with her talents as a music producer and curator. She has the sensational ability to take listeners on intriguing journeys, effortlessly weaving through genres, she ignites smiles and the desire to dance. Her raw energy and soul-stirring selections have been showcased on radio shows and dancefloors worldwide. Turning the heads of music lovers and tastemakers, her BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix was nominated as 2020’s Mix of the Year. Whilst ensuring to remain in touch with her fan base during these challenging times, she continues to make significant contributions to the music community.
Her label and platform United Identities, has been instrumental in her journey to curate and share music. A few years ago on her mission to connect like-minded lovers of contemporary music, Carista initiated the all-inclusive club night and music platform, in the process she engaged with many unfamiliar and surprising local artists. Modern Intimacy Volume 1, her first compilation for United identities, is a captivating and forward-thinking selection that shines a light on these rising talents from The Netherlands. These experiences have not only inspired her taste, but have also triggered her in her own music production process. More recently, after a great length of silent tweaking, she released her first single Aisa's Dream, a dreamy introverted amalgamation of her broad spectrum of musical influences and experiences.
Carista has proved to be an unstoppable force, with her charismatic and infectious style, that is built upon the delightful chemistry and response she draws from crowds. Who knows what the future holds for the United Identities head honcho, she has certainly left us with a strong taste for more. With a swiftly growing fanbase, she shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to create and curate remarkable music.
EYCEE (real name Alexandros Christodoulides) is an electronic musician, producer and DJ hailing from Amsterdam. EYCEE is known for producing fresh-sounding club cuts and - in his DJ sets - blending sounds spanning house, jungle, UKG, funky, electro & bass.In 2018 he released his debut EP, Delicate Drippin, on London- based label Sans Absence - run by DJ and Producer Akito. Hot on the heels of his first release, EYCEE followed with Valuables. The UK funky-infused track Love & BS featured on this EP, was nominated for the prestigious Xite 2020 Music Video Of the Year Award.
A former DJ on the now defunct Red Light Radio, EYCEE has been slamming out mixes on a multitude of platforms, with numerous acclaimed guest mixes for radio stations around the world. Outside of his own mixes, his tracks have reached many ears through Boiler Room sets and radio stations such as Triple J (AUS), NTS and BBC Radio 1(UK). In addition to his commitment & love of DJing, EYCEE has played his part in contributing to the Amsterdam club scene over the past 5 years, founding & operating numerous popular club nights across the city.
Faria van Creij-Callender is a visual artist and student at Fine Arts at the KABK (Royal Academy of Arts) in The Hague. In this early phase of her career, she is looking for the right way to show her identity. She focuses on the present and her environment, leaving behind the mindset of thinking in black and white terms. Faria's inspiration is found within the movement between The Hague, Rotterdam and her homebase Amsterdam. This constant motion feeds her obsession for faces, they stick to her and are being captured with various interpretations in her artwork. Some faces are recognizable memories, others just a quick impression, just like the moment of passing by.
Faria's Instagram (@fariavancreijcallender) gives insight into her evolving art, small sketches and some work in progress.
Jarmenus is a self taught artist producer. Born in Groningen, raised in Amsterdam.At seven years old Jarmenus joined a marching band where he ignited his love for percussion and the ability to make music with others.
After hearing sounds from the legendary Timbaland x Static Major for the first time, Jarmenus started falling in love with the ability to tell stories on percussion influenced beats. As a fan of songwriting and storytelling it was his goal from the start to create authentic and timeless music, while keeping in touch with the identity from the streets that shaped him.
Jerrau Oehlers professionally known as Jerrausama is a Dutch DJ from Surinamese heritage based in Amsterdam. His love for DJ’ing started by attending a live set of Lunice in 2016. Being heavily inspired, he had the ambition to take matters into his own hands and taught the art of beat matching on his own along with the support of his uncle.
He has a wide-ranging taste in music but blends his style through alternative hip hop, house and heavy bass club music. After gaining recognition in the Amsterdam club scene in 2017 by curating his own event, Jerrausama was gradually racking up gigs such as Appelsap, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Woo Hah and internationally Splash! Festival and Clubsessions Paris to name a few.
His curiosity and passion for discovering beats led him to broadcast his radio shows – amongst others Red Light Radio, Stranded FM, Source Radio and his recent guest appearances at Dekmantel Connects, LYZZA’s NTS Radio and So Much Fun.
Kiera Motorina, 25 aka Kierastoboy's presence on the scene is unmistakable and her excitement for the music of all sorts is highly contagious.
Starting djing all over the Prague during three years, she has been sharing her unconditional passion to music by making events, playing on Prague’s Radio 1 and later on making her way to perform in London’s NTS Radio, Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and a weekly show on Saint-Petersbourg's TESTFM, where she is based now.
Born in the late nineties to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother, Lion Kojo always found himself on the peripheries. Whether listening to his father’s collection of Reggae and African records, or his mother’s Western pop music, an immediate affection with the sonic arts was the result. So growing up in Utrecht, surrounded by his parents’ diverse musical backgrounds, eventually culminated in a musical palate that cannot easily be denominated.
Playing a wide variety of genres ranging from Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Highlife, and everything in between, Lion tries to incorporate his roots into each one of his DJ sets. This concept can best be recognized in his own club night KOMBO and his ongoing radio show at Operator Radio. The Amsterdam based DJ now roams from club to club, armed with an extensive arsenal of bangers, smooth selections and a good sense of music; ready to get everybody involved and enjoying the party. Currently, Kojo carries residencies at Bassline (the Netherlands’ longest running Hip-Hop party, hosted in Amsterdam’s premiere pop venue: the Paradiso), BBQ (one of the city’s leading Hip-Hop & R&B nights at the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam) or FAMIRIE (Bureau Punt’s internationally itinerant events, previously hosted at Miranda in London and St. George in Berlin).
Besides his steady residencies, Lion is consistently bustling during the festival season, having played at Lowlands, Appelsap and Down the Rabbit Hole. To further add to his bag of skills and crafts, he also finds the time to hone his skills in the art of production.
Never worrying too much about what happens around him, Lion focuses on his own direction and orientation, which provides his work with an instinctive and unique sound. Keep an eye out for this talented young performer, as his presence in the Dutch nightlife scene continues to expand.
"Characterized by a broad musical taste and deep knowledge of various genres, Sekan attracts a wide range of music lovers. By his family he was exposed to Indonesian music at a young age, which still has a major influence on his current approach to sounds.
This eventually resulted in the start of his own label / platform Jiwa Jiwa after hearing the song Hidup of the New Rollies. What originally started as a progressive music label, has evolved into a multidimensional platform where photography, articles and films are expressed with the binding factor music. This has not gone unnoticed and has therefore earned him a permanent residence on the leading Red Light Radio...
But this is not all that Sekan encompasses, his boundless genres and eclectic aesthetics are an enrichment for every dance floor or radio show he does. With a balanced combination of soul, raw house and boogie vs. electro he knows better than anyone else to set the tone that tastes like having more..."
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Stikstok (1982) is a self taught visual artist based in Amsterdam whose work began with black and white illustrations. His current paintings incorporate rich colors and portray a utopian world rooted in the exploration of mankind origins in Africa, together with characters influenced by personal relationships along with people he is inspired by. His proces is subjective romantic, working from intuition, emotion and introspection.
The use of black figures in his current work is purposeful and intentional. Stemming first from the essence of all mankind and second from his cultural influences. Growing up surrounded with ethnic diversity, influenced by black & hip-hop culture, he chooses to portray the people he feels a deep connection with. The painful racist past and present imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist patriarchy leaves little space to portray black culture with respect and empowerment from a white perspective without only taking to get ahead oneself. In his work Stikstok seeks to contribute to a world where there is more empathy, love and compassion.
This Thing Of Ours
(Solo show illustration work)
(Group show painting work)
La Cite Gallery Paris
QUANZA, is a Dutch Surinamese guitarist, producer, composer and all-round creator.
With a background in musicology he combines live instrumentation with electronic music to come to an eclectic end product that will for sure surprise you. He is an autodidact, which means that he taught himself how to play the guitar; after hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time, he was sold! As an improvisational artist, QUANZA draws inspiration from artists like Shabaka Hutchings and Paco de Lucia.His music fuses different aesthetics with a range from Jazz and Hip-Hop/Trap to New Flamenco and Footwork.
His music has already attracted the likes of CARISTA, who asked him to contribute to the first release of the Utrecht based record label United identities’ compilation album: ‘Modern Intimacy’.
The debut track ‘A Death Supreme’ on United Identities, gained early support by Louis Vuitton’s music director Benji B who played it on BBC Radio 1.