GERD (a.k.a Geeeman / NY Stomp)
Gerd is the super productive and loveably outspoken Dutchman considered by many to be one of the most timeless house producers and DJs out there. He is at home crafting classic house bangers (as NY Stomp) as he is Chicago indebted tracks (as Geeeman) and also turns out deeper fair under his given name on labels like his own reliable 4lux, as well as Clone, Defected and many others. Testament to his house credentials is the fact he often works with majorly influential heavyweights including Larry Heard, Romanthony and MK. Such versatility in the studio is mirrored by Gerd's skills in the booth when DJing. Not a weekend goes by without him playing some top club or taste making festival somewhere in the world. With more solo productions in the pipeline and a full length album very much on the way, Gerd is now as acknowledged for his club-owning dexterity on the decks as he is loved for his skills in the studio.
His discography, frankly, bulges in every direction and across a network of important labels and a whole spectrum of electronic sounds. Traces of jazz, Latin, funk and soul all wrap themselves around Gerd’s house and techno beats, both in his own productions and those he selects to deploy when DJing or playing live around the world. It’s that versatility and understanding of sound that have surely won Gerd fans including the respected likes of DJ Koze and Joris Voorn who have remixed his ‘1 In The Morning’ and classic cut ‘For Twelve Minutes She Danced With an Alien’ recently, with well received results.
Now working on his fourth album as Gerd, still spinning each week at his Connected club night at Club Waas, Rotterdam and inviting guest likes Jazzanova to play alongside him whilst continuing to reel in the support of techno titans like Ame, Carl Craig and Derrick May, it seems this most prolific and prodigious producer still has plenty left in his tank.
Support from Pyg stalwart Colin Perkins