Vandera

Location: Dutchman currently living in Cambridge, UK

Year entered the Galaxy of Dreams: 2014

Origin of artist alias: It’s an Englified version of my last name, Van Der Aart.  I cut off the ‘art’, who needs art!

Main inspirations: Music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s. Oh and classical music. I’ve made my Spotify playlists for non-DNB music public if you care to check what I play at home.

Favourite Liquicity song: The one that goes: boom cha boom cha, wobwobwob. To be honest there are just too many to mention, and if I like something a lot, I play it a hundred times till I need a break from it.

Guilty pleasure song: Any 90s rave, mainly for nostalgic value

Favourite snack: Dark chocolate and a bunch of nuts.

Favourite drink: Water from the tap, and a good coffee if the time is right

Special/secret skill: Probably my PhD in Nuclear Medicine

You can wake him up at night for: A lap around a race circuit on a Ducati

Favourite place on planet earth: The moment you stand on top of a snowy mountain for the first time in a while, in the sun, ready to ski downhill.

Amount of plants at home: It used to be over the legal limit a long time ago, but nowadays it’s just a bunch of air purifying palms.

Hobbies besides music: Tech, bikes (any type), cars, science, travel, people, the news, lots of different sports if I haven’t injured myself again, consuming massive amounts of TV, films, games, and most importantly entertaining my young son.  I’m really never ever bored!

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