NOMAD grew up with a mix of youth cultures in the 70’s and 80’s. His musical socialisation started in 1980 with the first purchase of a vinyl record at the age of 10, a Blondie – “Parallell Lines” LP. His cousin introduced him to 12″ singles and Italo Disco, soon after, but the real musical trip unfolded for him around the end of the eighties and early nineties when he discovered the afro/cosmic disco movement and DJ culture.
For over 20 years since he has explored various styles of music as a DJ, as well as a producer. He has shared turntables with a variety of musical legends from his personal Mentor and friend – Italian Afro Disco Creator Beppe Loda to Drum and Bass Don Grooverider, or Techno and House legends like Jeff Mills or DJ Traxx.
Nomad does not categorize music, but always expresses love for Polyrhythms and the African drums and Percussion. He enjoys mixing modern Electronic dance music with Tropical sounds and African, Latin and Afro grooves. From Modern Soul and Afro Rock styles over classic Afrofunk to Percussive House, Gwo Ka, Cumbia, Soukousse, Shangaan or Samba among other forms.
He’s one of the biggest collectors of African and Tropical dance music in Europe, and a worldwide renown expert on West African as well as South African Soul, Funk and Disco.
As a producer he’s breaking ground together with Dirk Leyers (one of the guys behind Closer Music) with the transcultural EDM Project: AFRICAINE 808. (see what Phillipe Sherburne of Pitchfork has to say about their Album: Pitchfork – Basar LP review)
His “Vulkadance” parties, became a trademark for unheard of transcultural dance music and amazing decoration. Meanwhile V.D. is also a recordable and a blog on Facebook, with around 2000 record collectors, music geeks and DJ’s from all over the world, posting rare Disco and Soul and Tropical music of all colours. He’s a resident of the legendary “Tropical Discotheque” Parties in Paris, and has played dancefloors from the arctic circle to Canada, NYC, L.A., over Tropical Islands all the way to Tokyo and Hong Kong.