Dionysian Mysteries is very happy to have Florida local Austen van der Bleek making some noise! All about supporting the local fam, and his mixes are dope!
Austen van der Bleek is a bit of an anomaly in the world of DJs. As an outsider with inside knowledge, his demeanor behind the decks is natural, but unexpected, and almost always met with bemusement. His young age certainly doesn't immediately give him away and he has no big city background to represent for or call his own, coming from the backwoods of Florida. It wasn't until one fateful summer in 2011, while studying and gaining work experience abroad in London, that he connected his lifelong passion for music with DJing, returning to university in Tallahassee to perfect the two.
Since then, he's had the honor of playing alongside artists such as King Britt, Kai Alce, Chris Mitchell, Alkalino, Michael Zucker, Manny Cuevas, and more as a resident at Open House Conspiracy in Orlando. He's largely known as a house DJ, but in the form's truest sense: as a style, not a genre. His ability to adjust for different settings and stages has also gained acknowledgements from the more commercially tipped scale, being hand picked by Chris Lake to open during his Rising tour and receiving the nod for one of Sasha’s Winter tour stops as well. He’s opened for acclaimed hip-hop DJ Tony Touch at an installment of his deep and soulful house focused Funkbox NYC parties, finding the right sound to warm up an eager crowd of B-boys and B-girls dancing in the cypher. His true school eclecticism has drawn attention from parties as diverse as Tampa’s Serious Soul and Orlando’s Lazy Afternoon as well as Suwannee festivals like Purple Hatter’s Ball and Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando's after party opening for Bunny, from Rabbit in the Moon. With a love for downtempo, funk, soul, and rare oddities he's also been sought out for laid-back, open air affairs at craft beer spots like Proof Brewing Company and Barley & Vine Biergarten.
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Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/avbleek