Minilab is a Dutch Tech-House/Techno project of Bas Somers & Stijn van
Oorschot. They both share the same sense and vision of contemporary Techno.
Bas Somers (1984) and Stijn van Oorschot (1984) started their
collaboration at spring 2008 after both being solo for some years. Bas
Somers started his musical crusade super low budget when he was 10 years
old, recording different sound and layers from cd to tape. In 2004, after
using various mixing software, he started as a DJ mainly playing Electro,
House and Tech-house in different clubs national and international like
Spain, France and Malaysia.
Stijn van Oorschot had his first musical awakening in 1996. Having played the drums for several years, being in different bands and getting experience with different styles of music, he first came in touch with the dance scene in 2002. In search of his musical preference he tried out various instruments, drumcomputers and programs all leaning towards the electronical music.
After they both came back from their foreign trips they thought it was time for a change. They began a partnership, both sharing the same passion, skill-set and ambition for electronical music. Inspired by different names in the Techno scene as well as various influences from, House, Progressive, Electro, Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop they rapidly developed their own style and musical taste.
Gaining more experience and musical know-how over the last few years, Minilab started working on their own productions. In their own tracks they try to make a mixture of different styles and influences, a sound that's recognizable and reflects the same energy and passion that Minilab wants to project.
Working both as producer and DJ gives them a good insight of what the people want to hear nowadays. Having played in bars, clubs and festivals through-out the Netherlands and having shared the DJ booth with many well known DJs they process these experiences into their own productions. After having done various solo releases and remixes for local producers on Flatlife Records and XT3 Recordings they now have some upcomming releases; "House Kid EP" on Moments Music and the "Sex, Drugs & Oil EP" on Kne'Deep Records.
Recently they got signed by the new booking agency "Vigorous" of Isaiah Mayor (DJ Rush). Minilab behind the decks when playing in front of the crowd is not "back to back" but better to discribe as "side to side", four hands working the knobs! With multiple decks and a set that takes you on a journey from the beginning till the end, they are on a mission to give each and everyone a heck of a time.