VPRO Gids – Westcoast Sound Of Holland Special
An interview with I-F, DJ TLR, Guy Tavares, Legowelt & Godspill. By Job de Wit, for VPRO Gids, Oktober 2009.
The I-F Mega Interview
As published in Dj Broadcast Magazine #39, 2009
Rude 66 – DJ Broadcast Gear Special
Rude 66 Gear Special by Aron Friedman, DJ Broadcast #28, 2008
I-F – DJ Broadcast Interview
I-F, de Held van de as Den Haag – Rotterdam. “Berlijn, wat een kutstad”. DJ Broadcast Magazine 2008.
Creme Organization – DJ Broadcast Special
Here’s a scan of the Creme Organizaion “Blueprint Label” Special that appeared in DJ Broadcast #29 in 2008.
Blowing Up Your Spot – Creme Organization’s TLR
TLR’s mountain-man beard and baggy hoodies hint at his past life as a squatter, but they don’t give away quite how ambitious this Dutch DJ-cum-record-promoter-cum-radio-personality really is.
TLR, known to his schoolteachers as Jeroen van der Star, now 38, went from organizing grimy squat parties in the ’90s called Global Darkness, to creating a web portal and community for the Dutch West Coast electro scene under the same name. He also runs Holland’s notorious Crème Organization record label which has over fifty Chicago, acid, disco and soundtrack-esque releases on the main label, plus additional releases on Crème Jak, a sub-label for the jackin’ Chicago sound and another sub-label, Crème Eclipse, for more experimental & electro releases. And although you may hear TLR lashing “Skydiver” into his sets, he has his fingers in many musical pies, from punk to cosmic to Chicago house to disco.
TLR’s also been doing a radio show, Back to Music, on Intergalactic FM. Back to Music features about as much wit as Dutch radio can stand, horror movie soundtracks, synthesizer music, Italo disco and a lot of tracks that even TLR doesn’t seem to know the names to. The musically eclectic show is infused with van der Star’s unique brand of black humor, which is also stamped across all of his projects, from the Crème Organization releases to his The Hague record shop, Cobra Nero, whose motto is “where the only good customer is a dead one.”
Infinite State Machine badgered TLR for an exclusive mix and then caught up with him via email to try and find out what the hell cosmic actually is.