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From Dubai to Kuala Lumpur and just about any country in between, Irwan is widely known as one of the most technically skilled eclectic DJs of his time.
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He is known as one of Europe’s best eclectic deejays. Long before the term eclectic even existed, Irwan Kartosen was already spinning a unique mix of house, hiphop and R&B Music. A career that originated at the legendary Amsterdam Club Roxy rapidly developed into a trendsetting endeavour at parties and festivals throughout the world. As a result of the increasing attention for Urban, deejay Irwan’s style is now more popular than ever: his gigs vary from residencies at leading club nights such as Treetz, Sneakerz and Ex Porn Star to festivals such as Dance Valley, Mystery Land and the FFWD Dance Parade. Add to that the countless performances abroad, and deejay Irwan is a name to reckon with.

Good examples are his visits to club Zouk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This largest venue in town is Irwan’s niche, where he often plays side by side with no one less than Trance-deejays such as Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. Meanwhile he also becomes well-known in his “country of origin”: Indonesia. The citizen of Amsterdam regularly visits Jakarta to play in renowned clubs such as Embassy, Dragonfly and Blowfish. Furthermore, the UK, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia and the United Arab Emirates can be found on his resume also.

You could say that Irwan has gradually grown to that status of international deejay, starting at the Amsterdam Club Roxy where he became resident deejay halfway through the 90’s at the infamous Asian parties. Here he played exactly what he became known for: a fluent mix of hiphop, r'n'b, house, disco and pop music. Today his style is described as 'urban eclectic', a very suited name that appears to be invented for deejay Irwan solely.

After his time at the Roxy the true pioneers work kicked off... Deejay Irwan landed at the largest clubs and festivals of the Netherlands, e.g. Ex Porn Star, Jimmy Woo, 013, Off Corso, Club Noa, G.L.A.M., Sneakerz, Nope is Dope, as well as (multiple) editions of events such as Dance Valley, Mystery Land, FFWD Dance Parade, Pleasure Island, Innercity, Solar Festival, Madhouse XXL etc... The list is infinite, proving the simple fact that deejay Irwan’s position at the top of the Dutch clubbing scene is nothing but justified.

In recent years Irwan focussed not only on his deejaying but on his ambition for studio work as well. As a result of this, he can play his own edits of well-known records and produce increasingly successful new discs, often mixed with his own vocals. Multitalented Irwan is able to use his strong voice more and more in the studio, and during live performances!

The result is a unique deejay-set. Irwan knows how to combine his utterly fast mixes with scratches, vocals and the craziest effects. In 2005 he was able to bring this unique style of spinning together in a mix-album for one of MTV’s most popular programs Pimp My Ride. In 2008 he made a mix-album for the well-known Bubbling Beats-series. In 2009 this was followed by another mix album for Treetz, Holland’s number one eclectic party which is also Irwan’s residency.

Therefore we can safely conclude that deejay Irwan is one of the greatest deejays of the Netherlands. Already having been nominated for a MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Award and a Dutch Urban Award in the category Best Urban DJ, today this popular guy can be found at almost every international urban-event. His talent for both producing and singing are very promising signs for the future.

Deejay Irwan is here to stay!


29 June 2018 WeAre
30 June 2018 Wish x Rewind Beek en Donk, Netherlands
30 June 2018 Oh My Music Festival Amsterdam , Netherlands
30 June 2018 Bruiloft Rotterdam, Netherlands
07 July 2018 Chin Chin Festival Amsterdam, Nederland
07 July 2018 By the Creek Festival Vianen, Netherlands
07 July 2018 We Are Electric x Rewind Liempde, Netherlands
08 July 2018 Heaven albufeira, Portugal
08 July 2018 R&B Sunday Outdoor Eindhoven, Nederland
08 July 2018 Summerpark x Rewind Almere, Netherlands
09 July 2018 Irwan x Londoner Lloret de Mar, Spain
12 July 2018 Lovestar, Starbeach Χερσόνησος, Greece
14 July 2018 Ultrasonic Festival 2018 Maarssen, Netherlands
14 July 2018 Puur Festival Leiden, Netherlands
14 July 2018 Vunzige deuntjes Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
16 July 2018 Matrixx At The Park x Rewind Nijmegen, Nederland
18 July 2018 TS - Sunny Beach Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
23 July 2018 Irwan x Londoner Lloret de Mar, Spain
25 July 2018 LekkerGaan Biddinghuizen, Nederland
29 July 2018 Guilty Pleasure Festival Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands
30 July 2018 Irwan x Londoner Lloret de Mar, Spain
04 August 2018 Unsecret Festival Zoetermeer, Netherlands
06 August 2018 Irwan x Londoner Lloret de Mar, Spain
08 August 2018 Totally Summer Chersonissos, Greece
11 August 2018 Wet 'n Wild Beachparty Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
18 August 2018 Haarlem Jazz & More Haarlem, Netherlands
23 August 2018 Fontys Purple Festival Eindhoven, Nederland
25 August 2018 Patron Room Hasselt, Belgium
25 August 2018 Encore Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
01 September 2018 Soul Live Festival 2018 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
08 September 2018 Jungle Festival x Rewind Eindhoven, Nederland
09 September 2018 Parels van de Stad Amsterdam, Netherlands