May 21, 2014
Born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Roel De Prins and Robbe Boons picked up the art of DJing and producing in the years following 2000, but it’s only since 2011 that they have worked together as Flapjackers. Their sound transcends the genres of Funky, Jackin, Deep and Tech House, as well as Nu-Garage, and has seen them release numerous singles, remixes and EPs for renowned labels including Greenhouse Recordings, Great Lakes Audio, Coyote Cuts, Native Soul, Central Music Recordings and many more.
Throughout their career they’ve received support from artists such as Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Cricco Castelli, Jason Hodges and Tommy Largo, and many more. A number of these artists have also played at their event held at Café D’Anvers in Antwerp.
Flapjackers say that their Gangstercast represent all of the aspects that makes House music great. “It includes the old and the new, deeper vibes along with funky jackers. This mix basically represents what we try to achieve on the dancefloor every time; an energetic journey with a story. We wanted to present what we’re about on the dancefloor. We used a few newer tracks that makes us move, as well as showcase some true underground talent. Combined with a few classics, among which tracks from the House Gangster himself, and also an older jacking track from us, we tried to make this mix as varied as possible, all the while attempting to never forget the energy a good House mix can provide to the listener.”
They’ve been House Gangsters for many years now and cite DJ Sneak as a huge influence: “We have been a big fan of DJ Sneak ever since we first started collecting House records back in the early years of 2000. House music has been a big influence to us ever since we were young and frequent party-goers, and we never gave in to cheap thrills. We were looking for music with passion, history and most importantly; a soul, and that is exactly what the House Gangster movement represents for us. A movement that provides answers to everyone asking the right questions.”
“Like the old saying goes; House is a feeling. It’s the one electronic genre with the most history and soul. It brings people together under one vibe, no matter where you’re from or where you’ve been.”