aka The Junkies
aka The Junkies
After being released from rehab, Willie Wartaal and Arjuna Schiks bond was so strong that they decided to join forces and make music together. Due to the many contacts they made while being in the rehab clinic, collaborations where made with Meikbar, Melle Mel, Hitmeister D, Mason(known for his mega hit Perfect with Princess Superstar) and Seymour Bits who all made a remix for their first hit single Konijntje. Besides the aka The Junkies project both Arjuna and Willie Wartaal have a solo career as well. Arjuna Schiks performs in many different clubs in Holland with a fresh and elevating electronic live set combining ambient tech-house en electro.
His performance at one of the biggest festivals in Holland (Mysteryland) was one of the many highlights in his still young career as a musician. Arjuna Schiks currently competes in the finals of De Grote Prijs Van Nederland (one of the leading talent contests in Holland) which he is sure he is going to win, and is also producing an collaborating with Holland’s finest producer and DJ 100%Isis and Club Roxy veteran DJ Dimitri. Willie Wartaal is best known as a member of De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, who scored the number one hit single and national media hype of 2005 “Watskeburt” and played all over country and abroad. (Lowlands, Innercity Sensations etc..) Besides that, his DJ career took off as well, playing Amsterdam based clubs like Jimmy Woo and Paradiso and now has his own club night called Riot in Studio 80.
Willie Wartaal is also known for his television work. He first had his own talk show on BNN, and now is co-presenting Villa Life which is a kids program for the VPRO. Aka The Junkies are musically inspired and influenced by artists like Jimmy Hendriks, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious and Herman brood. With music made on an 808 in combination with a Roland d20, aka The Junkies will be taking over the musical torch from masters like Kraftwerk while cycling through out the musical landscapes.
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