Based in Amsterdam but very much with one foot in the cosmos, Orpheu The Wizard has been surprising and delighting people with his unconventional sets for years and years. The Dutchman has done so with little fanfare before now, because his skills have simply spread through the mouths of those astounded by what they have heard when they see him play. It’s hard describe what goes down in one of his sets, the distinguished selector is not afraid of taking left turns, serving up curveballs and doing the unexpected.
Taking real pride and joy in unearthing and sharing his usually musical treats, Orpheu The Wizard is musically curious and invites his audiences to be so too. As versatile as he is eclectic, you are as likely to be floating in outer space one moment as you are rooted to a beat the next.
Founding Red Light Radio alongside Hugo Van Heijningen, the man born Orpheu de Jong is celebrated for the breadth and depth of his taste and the passion with which he plays. Closely linked with the Dekmantel crew for who he is in house designer, Orpheu has always been a big yet back stage player on his native scene, and is now rightfully making a mark on the wider world. 2018 has seen Orpheu bring the weird and wonderful to an impressive list of clubs, festivals and countries turning heads the world over and with 2019 already looking very bright indeed, the Wizard is well and truly one to keep an eye on!