Robbert-Jan van der Plas aka HAMdj is born at the 11nd of June 1980. When he was 9 his sister gave him his first vinyl, Turn Up The Bass 1. And he was hooked to the house virus. Always listening to the fresh new beats.
Because he liked it so, he decided around 1993 to save money to buy the records he liked and trying to mix them on 1 turntable (without pitchcontrol) and 1 cdplayer. At the age of 13 he also visited his first houseparty (Nightmare in Rotterdam) and then he knew it for sure, he want to be an DJ!!
So he bought more and more vinyls and when he was 14 he asked the dj at a local disco (’t Jok) in Katwijk if he may spin some records. For 3 years he was one of the harderst dj’s in the club and people from all over Katwijk came to listen and dance on his hardcore beats. In the same time he visited some other disco’s in Katwijk (de Wiek, de Mijlpaal and de Scum) and Valkenburg (de Peuk). And he spinned his records in de Wiek and de Scum.
He stopped as resident at ’t Jok when he was 17. (this was an disco for people from 12 till 16 years old) He allready joint the crew at de Scum at that time and when he was about 17 he spinned his first gig on the HOUSE in SCUM party’s when he was about 20 years old, they asked him to be a resident dj and about 24 when i became 1 of the people who orginaize the party’s.
From 2007 to 2011 he also has his own night, once an month on a Friday, the Fridaynight Housecafé at Scum, Katwijk. Since 2000 he also had a lot of gigs in the Bollenstreek in the Netherlands at the Massive Bass, Hurricane, Hard Magni, Hard Friday, Frensie’s Pallace and Underground Shock party’s. Also he spinned many records at some local radio stations. And was the founder of the Housenacht an radioshow on friday from 22:00 till 06:00 @ radio Mebora in Rijnsburg about 4 times a year. This show was hosted by 2 friens of HAMdj and gave local talent the chance to preform live whole night. The show stopped because the station stopped and the hosts moved to an other station where there wasnt any room for the nightfilling show!
Earned an invite on the Old School Generation on Radio Fresh FM hosted by dj Norman where spinned some an vinyl Old School set. Also been a resident at D.O.T.F. radio. An internet old school radiostation where the rules are “Fuck Hokjes” so there will be mostly spinned underground old school records. Other residents of the show are dj Sneaky-d (founder of the staion), Jeff London, dj Vince an dj Stylo. Unfortunaly the show stopped after 10 years.
Since 2011 things where running a bit slower due of the birth of his daughter Yara in november 2011, his son Finley in September 2013 and daughter Jaxy in februari 2015. Hey stopped with Scum in 2011 after an 11 year recidency. Bookings went down and he didn’t preformed a lot after that. Few small party’s like the Early Ravers United party’s. Biggest gigs since then where Fucking Basterds in Culemburg in 2012 and Vinyl Syndrome V · Limita’d Edition Moscou Russia in 2016.
Nowdays due of Facebook Groups and Facebook Live more and more sets are being braodcasted around the web. He has done 4 shows on Hard Shock radio Italy, mostly Early Hardcore. Has an Early Hardcore residency at The Hardest Alliance show on Toxic Sickness. Is asked to do an vinyl Podcast on Puinzooi Podcasts (100% vinyl shows) And has broadcasted his Crossbreed debut and 1st recidency show on Annihilation So from now on #ItsAllAboutTheMusic and you will be hearing a lot more in the near future.