Fader is a busy bee in the Belgian scene. He started out as a music journalist for several magazines and at the age of 21 he became responsable for the bookings at the famous Fuse club in Brussels. At N.E.W.S. in Ghent, the biggest indie dance music distributor in the Benelux, he now assists in handling labels such as Music Man and Eskimo.

There he also got the chance to start up his own imprint Curle Recordings in 2006. The label quickly made itself a name with 12”s from Mark August, Dub Kult, Anthony Collins and Efdemin. Some of the tracks got licensed to mixes from Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin amongst others. In 2008 the first Curle CD, mixed by Efdemin, got released to high international acclaim. The accompanying single ‘America’ made it to the 1 spot in the Groove charts. 2009 brought contributions from Martyn, John Beltran and Convextion. In 2010, to celebrate the 25th Curle 12”, the first label compilation “So Far (So Good)” got released on CD, also including a mix-cd from Fader. Furthermore there was new music from Thomas Brinkmann, Peter Van Hoesen, Nina Kraviz… 2011 brought Scott Grooves, Roman Flügel and Patrice Scott to the label, next to new material from Efdemin. And there was a Matt O’Brien live CD.
2012 looks promising, with releases from Resoe, Pablo Bolivar, Conforce and Jonas Kopp.

Fader is DJ’ing since 1997 and plays a blend of deep techno, mnml and house. Constantly looking for those special tracks, but always with the dancefloor in mind. He already played at all the most important clubs and parties throughout Belgium, such as I Love Techno (twice), Fuse & Silo (countless times), 10 Days Off, Kozzmozz, Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Electronic Music Festival, City Parade, Fuse On The Beach…
There he shared the decks with Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills, Efdemin, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Adam Beyer, Raresh, Luciano, Reboot, Shed, Seth Troxler, Tama Sumo, Prosumer, Sascha Dive, Thomas Brinkmann, Atom TM, Robert Hood, Carl Craig, Agoria, Paul Kalkbrenner, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki and James Holden just to name a few.
Next to that there’s the occasional booking in Finland, Holland (Doornroosje), Berlin (Maria am Ostbahnhof, Suicide Circus, Chez Jacki), Hamburg (Golden Pudel), Geneva (Weetamix), Barcelona (East Ender festival)…
From time to time you can also hear Fader on Switch, the dance show on national radio station Studio Brussels. Because of his many occupations there hasn’t been time yet for own productions, apart from the odd studio session with his good friend Peter Van Hoesen. One day…

Fader on DISCOGS


fader AT curle DOT be
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PS: I swear I'm better at DJ'ing than at making websites.

Feel free to check out my label Curle Recordings.



After being nominated for at least 5 times, I decided to give it a go :-) [DAY 1] Everything starts in '91 (aged 11)...

Posted by Tom Verhoeven on Sunday, February 28, 2016

After being nominated for at least 5 times, I decided to give it a go :-) [DAY 2] Definitely the best track on this...

Posted by Fader on Monday, February 29, 2016

[DAY 3 ] 1997: Went to Pukkelpop to see Metallica, but also enjoyed The Chemical Brothers and discovered the Boiler...

Posted by Fader on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

[DAY 4] My first vinyl was Biohazard...

Posted by Fader on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

[DAY 5] My main source was Teknoville those days, with the best radio voice ever; Jeroen Roppe. Immediately went to buy...

Posted by Fader on Thursday, March 3, 2016

[DAY 6] We're still in 1997. Bought the wicked I Love Techno 4 compilation...

Posted by Fader on Friday, March 4, 2016

[DAY 7] 1998: Fond memories of my first I Love Techno party with Dave Clarke and again Luke Slater (cheers Peter Decuypere ;-) ), and both Plastikman and Green Velvet playing a live set at Pukkelpop.

Posted by Fader on Saturday, March 5, 2016

[DAY 8] 2000: Started a three-month internship at RifRaf - Free Musiczine during my journalism studies, and continued to...

Posted by Fader on Sunday, March 6, 2016

[DAY 9] Every Friday, we would go to MadeInBrussels at Caves De La Chapelle. As choosing Sharpside would have been too...

Posted by Fader on Monday, March 7, 2016

[DAY 10] Started doing the bookings of the main room at Fuse in August of 2001. When Sven Väth played almost one year...

Posted by Fader on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

[DAY 11] Apart from Statik Dancin', just around the corner of my flat in Brussels, there weren't too many parties...

Posted by Fader on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

[DAY 12] I can't do this series of posts without mentioning Geert & Salvatore at Doctor Vinyl and Deg at BCM. Thanks for all the knowledge and fun (and all the pizza's and burgers 󾰬)

Posted by Fader on Thursday, March 10, 2016

[DAY 13] Started working at N.E.W.S. Records exactly 10 years ago, and quickly started my own label Curle Recordings....

Posted by Fader on Friday, March 11, 2016

[DAY 14] Before the iPhone days I only had this 1GB iPod Shuffle that I once got as a present. The only music I ever had...

Posted by Fader on Saturday, March 12, 2016

[DAY 15] I still collect a lot of music on vinyl. Stuff that I tend to buy blindly: everything DIAL RECORDS/SMALLVILLE...

Posted by Fader on Sunday, March 13, 2016