A musical journey started by two friends back in 2012, combining forces on their past production output and musical roots merging into the techno project ‘Park & Sons’. The Dutch-born -and Amsterdam-based techno-duo consists of Jorik van de Pol & Vincent Leijen.
Back in 2015, they started organising warehouse raves under the ‘Compass’ name in a massive port-warehouse in the city of Arnhem, Netherlands. After hosting and playing numerous raves feeding their production drive and talent, they felt the urge to share their own musical creations with the world.
Their sincere dedication towards techno music skyrocketed their first imprint ‘Park & Sons Music’ with one of their early releases ‘Uncle Carl’ (an ode to the one and only) back in 2016. This lovechild gained massive support from the man Carl Cox himself, who even opened his last-ever legendary Space Ibiza set with this track in full-length.
Through a string of remixes and originals in the years that followed, they secured substantial live-support from heavyweights in the industry. Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Joris Voorn, Hot Since 82 & Maya Jane Coles, all playing their music on influential shows like Ultra/Resistance Miami, Boiler Room Johannesburg, Space Ibiza & Awakenings.
The Park & Sons’ discography also steadily increased with standout releases such as: “Icarus (To The Sun)” ft. Nathan Nicholson, frontman of UK indie band The Boxer Rebellion, “Epoch” and their unique one-off collaboration “This Feeling” with Roger Sanchez ft. Julie McKnight on New York’s legendary Strictly Rhythm label. This has not left them unnoticed getting airtime on tastemaker radio-shows like BBC R1, Beats1, Sirius XM, Radio 538 & Slam FM and collecting a couple of million streams already on their self-released tracks.
Over the years they have become consummate and globally in-demand DJs, spreading their signature sound at many of the leading clubs and festivals around the world, such as: Ultra/Resistance Seoul, Beijing & Shanghai, Elrow, Spectrum by Joris Voorn, Free Your Mind, Soenda & Rotterdam Rave just to name a few.
2019 launched a long-desired new chapter in the life of Park & Sons unveiling their new Kobra Records imprint, propelling the clearly grown and dynamic duo deeper into techno spheres. The label prefers releasing music in EP format encouraging artistic diversity, whilst also hosting a creative hotspot for up-and-coming and established artists. Kobra Records had lift-off with Park & Sons’ critically acclaimed EP’s “Stellar Nights” and “Seoul” and has more musical techno stories up its sleeve. Rumour has it a live show is in the making too, so watch this techno space.
Bring on 2020!