After a fair amount of #1 hits and over 20 Top 10 hits on the worlds biggest online store Beatport, as well as millions of streams via Spotify and numerous amazing gigs in and at the world’s greatest clubs, events and festivals, Koen Groeneveld became one of the most in demand DJ’s, producers and remixers in the Techno and Tech House orientated dance music scene over the past 8 years. His unique and dynamic sound blends elements of Techno and Tech House with sometimes even a bit of Trancey ingredients, whipping the crowd into a frenzy wherever he performs!
Koen launched his label _aBZoluT. in Spring 2008. One of his first releases “Wake Turbulence” peaked at #1 in over 4 of the most famous online stores.
Koen operates, besides on his very own aBZoluT. imprint, on a wide range of leading labels like ao Toolroom Records, 1605, Deeperfect, Spinnin’, Bosphorus Underground and BluFin.
The man’s biggest success till date though, came when Toolroom Records released Fatboy Slim V Koen Groeneveld “Rockafeller Skank”. The track skyrocketed to the #1 spot on many charts in March 2009.
Collabs with Mark Knight (“Put Your Hands Up”), Ahmet Sendil (“Flaps 128”) and Tocadisco (“Techno Logical World”) pushed our Tech don higher on the ladder of the electronic dance music world in 2009. In 2017 he worked together on a track entiled “Mota-Mota” with Trance hero Markus Schulz for his Dakota project, combining Techno and Trance in a very original and unique way.
Other big tracks from Koen between 2009 and 2016 are “Airbreaks”, “Gotta Move” (A collab with Addy van der Zwan), “Muzik Maestro”, “Jetblast”, “Superjet” and the “Go Insane EP” (2 tracks from this EP reached #1 and #2 on Trackitdown in June 2016).
Early 2010 Koen ended up at #7, voted out of hundreds of DJ’s, in the House Planet DJ Poll 2009.
Koen delivered a big number of official remixes for the likes of a.o. Depeche Mode, Umek, Noir, Spektre, Tocadisco, Lutzenkirchen, Sander van Doorn Vs. Marco V, Silvio Ecomo, Age of Love, Ferry Corsten’s System F, Robbie Rivera, EDX & Daniel Portman, Stefano Noferini, Mr.Bizz and 80’s legends Yello. In Summer 2011 Koen remixed the all time house classic “Plastic Dreams” by Jaydee. It became one of the best selling Techno tracks of 2011 ! It dominated the Techno Top 10 of a big download portal for no less than 5 months (!) of which 3 months on #1!
Another strong Groeneveld weapon are his most sought after bootlegs. In 2011 he did his magic on the classics “Sky and Sand” by Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner, DHS’ “House Of God” and Daft Punk’s “Around The world”. Not to mention the ones he did of Underworld’s “Born Slippy” and “Cowgirl” and The Chemical Brothers’ “Hey Boy Hey Girl”. In the Summer of 2013 he launched his “30 Years Later” Bootleg of the 1983 classic New Order – Blue Monday. In December 2015 Koen refixed the classic rave anthem “LFO” by LFO.
2016 saw the birth of a second Koen Groeneveld label next to his Abzolut imprint. Neokraft will be the place for Koen’s Tech House creations, while Abzolut keeps its focus on Techno. The name for the label is Neokraft and the first 2 releases are by Koen Himself: “Acid Tech E.P.”, “A Free Concert E.P.”, "Summer Of 1983", "Clash Of 1984" and "Move".
Koen Groeneveld has been DJ-ing all around the world in a.o. Japan, USA, Brazil, Argentina, UK, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Canada, Scotland, Italy, South-Korea, Switzerland, Finland, Azerbaijan, Austria and Russia. He played at major festivals and events like the Awakenings Weekender @ De Gashouder in Amsterdam, Dance Valley and Emporium in Holland, Toolroom Knights @ Cocoon, Toolroom Knights @ Space on Ibiza and on Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Beach during Miami’s WMC Music Week. Plus multiple gigs at Ministry of Sound (London) during Toolroom Knights and The Gallery events.
Koen’s monthly Turbulent podcast – with guest mixes by both established and upcoming DJ / producers – is loved by thousands of his fans worldwide and is available as free download via his SoundCloud profile or subscribe via iTunes: http://bit.ly/kg-turbulent-podcast