PRPLX the brainchild of DJ Fusion (real name Frodo van Steijn) and Deepflow. DJ Fusion started in 1992 listening to Steve Mason’s weekly Breakbeat radio show on BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services), which introduced him to Breakbeat (or better known as Jungle Tekno at that era). Listening to the BFBS radio show (and later on to Robin Albers For Those Who Like To Groove” for a dose of House & Techno) enabled him to get into this vicious & energetic Breakbeat driven music via various UK artists & labels which resulted in visiting London on a regular basis, he collected many mixtapes from dj’s such as Grooverider & Fabio, Ltj Bukem, Doc Scott, Randall, Bryan G, DJ Hype, Nicky Blackmarket, Mickey Finn, Slipmatt, Ratty & Nipper, Carl Cox and many others. Read More...
After hearing these dj’s he immediately wanted to let the dutch Breakbeat/ Jungle fans know about this uplifting and fairly new” UK sound. It did not take long before he acquired himself a versatile record collection from the many London record shops such as: Section5, Unity, Black Market, Lucky Spin, Rewind and Records Exchange. While commercial Pop music dominated the charts of many Dutch venues and only a very small selection of clubs inviting DnB dj’s in the Western part of Holland, he got frustrated and co-produced in 1993 the first full Jungle/DnB event in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. After this success he was asked to be the resident of the dutch club Atak; an eclectic open minded non commercial dance temple where he played for more than 5 years, influencing a whole new generation of electronic music addicts. Fusion explains: I had the chance to play all kind of different musical genres such as Breakbeat, Jungle Tekno, Drum and Bass in one dj set. The parties back in the days had a very unique vibe, at least since the XXIst Century when the sounds got so repetitive and the venues became so musically specialized (Hardstep, Intelligent, Techstep, Liquid, Jumpstep etc) but until this day i am still proud to have contributed to the developing of the dutch Jungle/ DNB scene for what it’s nowadays; versatile and still alive and kickin’!”
After almost 20 years Fusion still upholds the Drum and Bass scene with many performances and most important meeting like minded people all over the world! The large musical background he acquired during these 15 years, (including working for a dutch DnB record distributor as a sales & buyer representative) enabled him to play many diverse Drum & Bass sets which can be described as the Fusion” sound. His agenda still includes the best clubs, parties and festivals (see intro). He co-organized dutch tours for UK DnB artist & supported many well known dutch & foreign DnB organizations which included performing alongside: A-Sides, Ant TC1, Aphrodite, Cause 4 Concern, Digital, Doc Scott, Dylan, Fabio, Fierce, Klute, Optical, The Insiders and Utah Jazz but also for non Drum ‘n Bass acts like Pete Philly & Perquisite and Kubus & Bang Bang which proves he can easily adapt to versatile audiences. Nowadays he works as an export manager for the Clone Records label, runs his own online record shop (and other pages) and nowadays organizes the Tempo Events at WORM, Rotterdam (& in the past at Waterfront Rotterdam & the Bootlegdjcafe).
Still being able to release quality music from new and also established quality producers on his independent Tempo Records label.