Rotterdam has long been home to one of the world’s most vibrant and unique underground electronic music scenes. It’s here that Nous’klaer Audio founder Sjoerd Oberman cut his teeth. Dividing his time between a myriad of musical projects and DJ bookings, Oberman’s movements are shaped by a desire for others to feel the same way he did at house parties or impromptu beach raves in sunny Zeeland as a teenager, and later as a dedicated dancer in Rotterdam’s sweatiest clubs.
Thanks in particular to a long stint as one of Clone Records’ core team, Oberman’s musical passions have broadened considerably since he fell in love with hardcore punk and abstract electronica in his adolescence. Almost a decade ago, Oberman launched the Nous’klaer label in order to nurture, develop and showcase the talent of friends and contemporaries from the Netherlands’ vibrant West Coast scene.
Not surprisingly, Oberman’s career as a DJ is built on an all-encompassing passion for underground electronic music that is as broad as it is deep. His style is obscurely enthralling, with mood and melody taking centre stage. Oberman is always on the hunt for the perfect, fluid flow between genres, grooves and rhythms.