9er has been rocking the decks since he was barely toilet-trained, when he rifled through his parents’ vast and eclectic record collection and started experimenting with the controls on their old walnut-veneered record player (Dual). He grew up in a profoundly musical household, his parents being professional musicians who put him into flute lessons from the moment he had enough motor control in his hands to hold a turntable. He is nonetheless a completely self-taught DJ, buying all the necessary gear with money saved up from a part-time job as a salesman and learning by bringing a new piece of musical technology home, plugging it in, and pushing all the buttons until something happened. The first record he bought was a now-out-of-print EP at DNH Recordings.
He began playing in local bars and clubs in his hometown ofAlkmaar, getting his first break when the DJ called in sick at a local pub where he washed dishes. He soon blew up in Alkmaar and began playing in Amsterdam!