ABOUT ROB MANGA:
Rob Manga was born and raised in Groningen, Netherlands, but he relocated to Amsterdam in 2000. Influenced by genres like Soul, Disco, Pop, Rock, Rob Manga found his passion for soulful tunes at an early age. Carefully selecting classic as well as unique tracks and paying close attention to high quality sound, he developed an outstanding taste for music.
In 1992 he was invited to Amsterdam's first and later most successful HipHop/R&B-Party called Bassline which started in the legendary venue The Roxy, moved to the The Soul Kitchen, then moved to Melkweg and eventually found home at the Paradiso. Ultimately commercial success of Bassline caused Manga to stop DJing there in 1999.
He wanted stay true to influences such as DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, Danny Krivit and those who inspired him like Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Jackson 5 and the late J. Dilla.
As Manga became more influential, he started organizing his own events, such as LEGENDS:.LEGENDS: is appreciated as the best Soul-Party in Amsterdam and presents a unique form of an audiovisual event that combines every type of soul-music while showing their videos during a 5-hour-solo-set played by Manga himself and vj Supreme Cuisine.
In April 2014 Manga came up with a new concept, AM/PM, where he Rob Manga was spinning a 24 hours strictly vinyl set in club Toren in Amsterdam. A dedication to the art of DJ-ing and vinyl records. Manga plans to bring this dedication, in form of AM/PM to audiences worldwide.
RESIDENT CLUB NIGHTS AT THE BIGGEST,
MOST IMPORTANT CLUBS:
I Love Vinyl at Canvas, Amsterdam
In Living Color at Bird, Rotterdam
House Clash at Disco Dolly, Amsterdam
Legends: at Paradiso, Amsterdam
The Illest at Jimmy Woo, Amsterdam
North Sea Jazz Festival, Ahoy, Rotterdam
Summerdance Forever, Paradiso, Amsterdam
The Notorious IBE (International Break Event), Heerlen
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam Juste Debout, Paradiso, Amsterdam
SUPPORT ACT FOR:
D’Angelo, Paradiso, Amsterdam ( march 2nd + 3rd 2015)
Jurassic 5, Paradiso, Amsterdam (2014)Angie Stone, Paradiso, Amsterdam (2014)Earth,Wind & Fire, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam (2013)Beyonce VIP Pepsi, Ziggodome, Amsterdam (2013)Betty Wright Paradiso, Amsterdam (2013) The Jacksons VIP party, The Grand Hotel, Amsterdam (2012)De La Soul, Paradiso Amsterdam (2012) Jill Scott, Paradiso Amsterdam (2011)Chic, Paradiso, Amsterdam (2011)Al Green, De Doelen, Rotterdam (2010)George Benson, Ahoy, Rotterdam(2009)Chaka Khan, Paradiso, Amsterdam (2009)Angie Stone, Ahoy, Rotterdam (2008)Ashford & Simpson, Paradiso, Amsterdam (2007)
SPUN TOGETHER WITH:
Theo Parrish, DJ Spinna, Maseo (De La Soul), Shortkut (Beat Junkies), Karizma, Rich Medina, Akalepse (Truth & Soul), Louie Vega & Kenny Dope, Lefto, Skeme Richard (RSC), Crazy Legs (RSC) and Amir (Kon & Amir)
Rob Manga “Things Will get Better” feat Lady Alma (U.S.) EP released june 9th 2014 on Dopeness Galore. www.dopenessgalore.com