Jan-Merijn Versteeg started making music at 10 years old, when his dad showed him how to make MIDI music with Cubase. He started making dance music a few years later, and after lots of “horrifying results” trying to translate the tunes in his head into songs he could pump through the speakers, he got the hang of it. He says his production style is based on rich melodies, and tries to avoid repetition in his arrangements, developing something innovative and not necessarily what people expect when they hear the term “Dutch house”.
He credits his production technique to studying music theory and understanding audio effects and signal processing, but mostly he calls it a process of trial and error and eventually, success. Froxic also thinks his background in classical piano plays a big part, particularly since the chord progression for is 2014 release “Quasar” came by way of a distracted improv on a classical piece he was playing one day.
Even though he’s still in high school, the Dutch wunderkind is signed to Plasma Pool Records, who have released material from Mord Fustang, Joe Garston, Dirty Rich, and Hypster among others. The future looks good for Froxic, with support from Mat Zo, more releases coming, a potential tour in North America, and the launch of his podcast/mix series the Froxycast.