© 2020 ECSTATIC DANCE
My aim is to create a togetherness on the dancefloor. The magic of the journey experienced and enjoyed in a collective vibe. By adding contrast between light and dark, raw and subtle, sweet and bitter, diversity and playfulness.. adventure arises. I therefore use different rhythms, melodies, flavours and styles. I like to search for good unknown music and to challenge myself to mostly play tracks I haven’t heard other DJs spin. Expect some tracks you never heard before and yet sound as if they were in your heart and feet all your life! Sometimes I will remind you of some gems and genres that you just might never have got to dance to the way they deserve. In selecting and building, I take notice of elements, key, bpm and chakra energy in tracks to construct a structured yet intuitive flow.
Bartokai refers to ‘Bart’s ocean [of sounds]. So yeah, my first name is Bart and ‘Kai’ is Hawaiian for ocean. With this name I connect to my own first Ecstatic Dance on the Big Island of Hawai’i in 2016, to my love for music and to my love for surfing. Ever since this first dance at Kalani I was hooked and determined to deliver my own clean, massive sets that feel like waves of the ocean moving your body to the rhythm of the beat. Ecstatic Dance to me combines all the aspects of Dance I like most. A big playground where we can move, roll, jump, backflip; whatever however we like. And after this, there is no turning back.. Untill now, I’ve been playing in and around my hometown Den Bosch, Leiden and my hands on (the) deck(s) at the Vegan Art Ship: Odessa (Amsterdam). Also I have organised some unique Ecstatic Dance-events with my experimental ecstatic nomadic crew: Amajaba. Really looking forward to all future dancefloors! 😁