Dutch DJ duo SOULVATION a.k.a Erland Galjaard and Ronald Molendijk both grew up, during the booming house ’90’s, in Rotterdam. They partied at the same clubs and witnessed the rise of the Rotterdam dance scene. Ronald Molendijk was the founder of Basic Beat record store/ label, a shop where the likes of Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Benny Rodrigues and much moire grew up to also become DJ/ producers. Basic Beat led him to becoming the resident DJ of club Nighttown. He developed his skills as a recording producer.and there are a number of Dutch top 10 hits, such as Summer in the City and Reset your Brain.
During his illustrious DJ career he was nominated several times as best DJ in The Netherlands, he has played at all major festivals at home and abroad, Greece, USA, UK, Germany, Belgium to name a few. Erland Galjaard’s love for music started at a young age when he began learning (classical) piano. Music (making) has been his passion for the most of his life.
Writing songs, lyrics as now with Soulvation is something he has been doing all his life. After a succesfull career as a tv excecutive in which he ( co )created tv formats based on talent and music such as The Voice, he chose to quit tv and commit to producing music and perform, first alone and after a short while with his Soulvation friend Ronald Molendijk.
After a one-off DJ duo performance in 2016 their popularity has been steadily rising.With tightly mixed clubsounds, energetic beats, and a focus on the
dance floor to always put a smile on the face, that is the feedback that Soulvation gets all the time after a DJ set. It’ s no surprise the demand during their debut/ breakthrough year has seen them perform at some of the major festivals, clubs and party organizations in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
Soulvation breakthrough journey has seen them both perform in DJ booths at Ushuaia, DanceValley, MysteryLand, Club Destino, CrazyLand, The Ark cruise, Sunbeats festival, and much more. Happy to perform in there beloved DJ booth all day long they are also hard at work in the studio so expect a string of new releases in 2019. The years of piano lessons from Erland have been combined with the producer skills of Ronald. Hard-hitting beats, pushing bass lines and
beautiful chords, often with vocals, up-front and cutting-edge that is the Soulvation DNA.
Music is the foundation, We are Soulvation.
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