This is the start of my blog about me as musician Ron Boots and Groove Unlimited.
I always get questions by fans that would like to know how things come together. Planning of a concert, a new CD release, setting up Groove Unlimited what gear do I use etc etc.
So through these blog's I hope to give you some insight in the musician Ron and Groove as a label.
Who am I? Ron Boots build year 1962 and into music since my 16th.
When we started a school band where I sung (I could not play any instruments well and noticed that guitar players and singers always had the prettiest Girlfriends.
At that time I was already a fan of electronic music, Jean Michelle Jarre, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream where on the foreground.
But also Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Genesis where played a lot in that time. I started with Synthesizers around my 18th with a Yamaha CS 10.
here is a brunch of the organizers of the first KLEMdag 1988.
from left to right, Manuel, Ron D, Maranka, Ingrid, Ron B and Frans.
Kees van Bree is taking the picture!
It was a wonderful day with a fantastic concerts by Patrick Kosmos who became a big inspiration the the following years and Bernd Kistenmacher. Who became a nice friend and who is in fact this year on the 27th of October playing again after 24 years on E-Live!!
In these days CDs where very expensive to make and the standard cassettes where a good alternative to release ones music. I am not going to bore you with my biography, if you would like to know more about the start and these times I might suggest this page http://www.ronboots.com/bio.html
It features a nice biography about me and the start of Groove to the time we are now.
Today Groove is a label with over 250 releases on its name from great artists like John Dyson, Dom F Scab, Can Atilla, Eric v.d. Heijden, Synth.nl, VoLt, Gert Emmens, Hemisphere, Picture Palace Music, Nattefrost, Rene Splinter, Jerome and Edgar Froese, Cadenced Haven, Create, Paul Ellis, Kees Aerts, Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy, Rudy Adrian, Frank vanBogaert, Johan Timman, Frank Klare, John Lakveet and of coarse myself!
A list of musicians that are, even today after 20 years of Groove at the top of the electronic music scene.
A blog should not be a promotional story but give you readers a look behind the scenes, but in this first introduction it is always nice to paint a picture of what Groove is all about.
And Groove is Ron Boots and all about Electronic Music. I love it, live it and breath it. As a musicians, a label chef, a festival organizer or distributor. There is so much great music out there to enjoy.
And I hope that this first attempt of a blog is a new look behind the world of Electronic Music.