Café d’Anvers presents:
DJ Smos started his career in early '90s as a duo with DJ Baby Bee, they are considered as one of the pioneer house DJs on the Belgian music scene. They became residents at 'Café D'Anvers' in 1993, where they also played for 'Paradise' and 'Natural elements' from Patrick Socks and many other parties that were organized in 'Café D'Anvers'.
Since 1998 until 2001 DJ Smos and Baby Bee played as residents for 'Eskimo' parties in Ghent, where they did their 'trade mark' closing set in the house room. They also played at other parties that were organized by 'Eskimo' organization ( Belmondo in SMAK museum in Ghent, Culture club, 69, Diesel U awards, 'Make up' club ... ). Between January 2001 and October 2003 they were residents in the Motion room in 'Fuse' in Brussels, where they performed 'soul tech' sessions together with DJ St. Dic.They also played as a resident DJs at Café Capital in Antwerp, and on many occasions as guest DJs in all good Belgian clubs, summer festivals (10 days off in Ghent, Laundry day in Antwerp, Tomorrowland, Extrema, Dour festival, House Torhout, Pukkelpop, City parade ... ) and on the international party scene in clubs like Rex in Paris, Chemistry and Arena club in Amsterdam, 333 in London, Cuttura electronic in Italy etc.. Smos and baby Bee were voted as the best Belgian DJs at 'Ticket nightlife awards 2001' and in 2003 as 'the best national house DJs' at Belgian dance culture website 'Partyguide'.
Baby Bee stopped DJ-ing in 2010, since then Smos has been playing solo as a resident DJ in Café d'Anvers and in the Mystery cub at 'Woods' in Brussels
Niels Feijen was born in Belgium in 1991.
Being brought up in a family with a musical background he started his own music career at the early age of 14. At a certain point he had to choose between sports and music and made a very wise decision to follow his true passion.
One of the biggest gigs at this early period of time was his residency at Hed Kandi Belgium where he was playing at several Hed Kadi parties at some famous Belgian venues.
Another special experience for a 16 year old Niels was his gig at La Plage in Ibiza. A whole new world opened up to him and stayed in his heart forever.
In the summer of 2009 he had the honor to play at that moment up-and-coming Belgium’s festival Tomorrowland, that nowadays doesn’t need any more introduction. Later on he returned to play his gig at Tomorrowland not once but six times.
After having proved his talent during these years international bookings started to come his way. To sum up a few: the Netherlands (Breda, Bergen op Zoom, Rotterdam etc), Germany (Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Aachen)
He participated at different contests, including Kunstbende NL, where he won 3d place while competing next to De Sluwe Vos.
Approximately 4 years ago Antwerp nightlife unfolded by the wide introduction of deephouse en techhouse music which Niels immediately experienced by getting proposals to play at all the different belgian’s hot spots such as Café d’Anvers, Fuse, Club Vaag, Bloody Louis, Labirynth Club and others. At that time he finally started to discover and invent his own sound, he got a unique opportunity to express it by founding couple of his own projects as HMEWRK together with Dj Licious and Flapjackers which he’s been doing for 4 years now and of course Tell No One and UNDER with his girlfriend LYA. He’d also got his weekly UNDER radio show on Radio FG Belgium.
He affected a lot of young people who were discovering their way in house scene by listening to his music.
2016 has been the most successful and important year in his career so far.
He’s been getting requests from all the corners of Belgian’s and Dutch house and techno party scene. Also it’s been a summer of breakthrough, loaded with festivals such as Extrema Outdoor, Ploegendienst, The Day Before Tomorrow, Sunrise Festival, AFTRSUN Festival, FLoorfiller Festival, Dystopia Festival etc and couple of gigs in Ibiza’s Blue Marlin, Mambo, Destino and Ibiza Sonica Radio(Pioneer DJ Radio).
At the moment he’s working on his music productions and collaborations with other Belgian artists like Lunoize, Nukov and Yelmet and Djaxx.
This is resulting in his first EP to be released on Tapesh’ label Akulee.
(He’s been playing alongside such artists as Loco Dice, Kolsch, Hot Since 82, Marco Faraone, Darius Syrossian, Mathias Tanzmann, Dj Sneak, Dj W!ld, Cuartero, Tapesh, Andrea Oliva, Guti, Patrick Topping, Leftwing & Kody, Jey Kurmis, Route 94, Raffa FL, Dale Howard, Jacky, Steve Rachmad, Wouter S, Bart Skills, Onno, Emanuel Satie, Detlef, Truth Be Told, Kevin Knapp, Hermanez, Latmun, Di Chiara Brothers, Hector Moralez, ANOTR, Ici Sans Merci, Luuk Van Dijk, Michel De Hey, Wouter De Moor, Dimitri, San Soda, Igor Vincente, Caleb Calloway, Amelie Lens and much more..)
LYA enjoyed a classical music training since the age of 5. Not only was she a talent at the piano, she also entertained her parent’s guests by singing for them.
She grew up listening to a blend of her mom’s rock&roll vinyls and her dad’s disco recordings. This followed up by her teenage interests: Hiphop.
As she grew older, the rave scene stole her heart: Henrick Schwarz, Kerri Chandler & Derrick Carter were her guides to a lifelong passion for housemusic.
While being a part of Antwerp’s nightlife as a dancer in Belgium’s biggest night clubs, it was only a matter of time to do her own thing. Under the supervision of the talented Niels Feijen her past & experiences all came together in something she could express herself the best: being a DJ.
She would describe her style as a cocktail of jacking house, groovy disco beats, Chicago house and a sprinkle of raw techno. A real crowdpleaser due to her natural skills to curate the crowd. A perfect blend of good music & entertainment.
You can enjoy her creative findings in hers and Niels Fejien‘s booming party concepts UNDER and Tell No One where she holds residence.
LYA has brought her vibe to quality events such as Tomorrowland, Ibiza Destino 2016, several local festivals & lots of residencies at Belgian's finest Club Vaag and Café d'Anvers.
Lots to come for this talent, as she brings the vibe to another level.