Childhood friends David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen, both born and raised in Amsterdam in ’89, started operating as a DJ and Producer unit under the name of Beesmunt Soundsystem in the summer of ’08.
Experimenting their way through a wide range of genres resulted in a unique and versatile approach in the DJ booth. Elevating crowds by carefully crafted selections ranging from House and Disco to Afro, Techno and everything in between earned them quality shows across Europe (Just Jack, ADE, Dekmantel, Corsica Studios), a residency at Trouw (R.I.P.) and their monthly show (BSS Radio) on Red Light Radio.–Read more–
Their progress in the realm of dance music also inspired them to advance and develop their own productions. By establishing a studio space in the centre of Amsterdam they gained a place to experiment and evolve. First releases soon followed, but it wasn’t until they teamed up with the Bristol based Just Jack label in ’14, that the boys started making some serious waves. The Baby Maker EP got ranked 4/5 by Resident Advisor and received great feedback and broad support, earning BSS their first UK tour and gigs/festivals across the rest of Europe. With the more experimental Body Shape & Raindance EP’s on Pets Recordings the boys slowly but surely continued their journey towards finding their signature sound.
In 2016 Beesmunt released 4 EP’s: ‘Afterglow’ EP on CHURCH, ‘Simcha Riddim’ EP featuring San Proper on Church Marble Series, ‘Sensual Works’ on Honey Soundsystems’s label and one EP for a secret side project. With new music and releases lined up for 2017, quality tour dates, and the continuation of their own ‘Soundmachine’ club night, David & Luigi are keeping the momentum going, while further demonstrating their versatility and infectious love of music.