Gabber music has seen a big revival this past year

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Name: Robine Schelkens

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Location: Brussels

Age: 32

@gitzwartt / Soundcloud

Pronouns: she/her

Subbacultcha member since: two months ago

Tell us a bit about yourself

I wanna celebrate the fact that I've been producing and performing my own music and the whole scene that revolves around it. Gabber music has seen a big revival this past year and the scene is filled with new upcoming talent who all give a new life to what gabber music means to them. I wanna celebrate that I've been a part of the revival of this scene and I was even able to play a show alongside bangers like Klakmatrak and KRTM.

Tell us, what do you do in life?

Besides producing music and performing my own songs, I'm a boring software developer.

What do you like best about your place?

My roommate Otje (she's a cat).

What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?

I'm listening to a lot of Alex G the past few days.

What’s the first record you bought?

It was a single by Gigi D'Agostino called ‘Bla Bla Bla’. I still use samples from this song in my live sets.

What’s your favourite pastime?

Discovering new music and meeting people.

Any guilty pleasures?

Really bad reality TV.

If you could be famous, what kind of celebrity would you be?

I don't think I would enjoy being too famous, haha.

Have you experienced any regrets recently?

Not really.

Who do you wanna give credit to here?

Female art and rave collective, Burenhinder, who have pushed me to start performing live. Wouldn't be where I am today without them.

Who is the most underrated artist?

I recently discovered D4N on Soundcloud and fell in love instantly.

What is the key element of your morning routine?

Stand-up meetings on Teams in my living room (I hate them).

When you think of your safe space, what do you imagine?

Probably behind my laptop/Akai controller on a stage somewhere.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

Probably the city my girlfriend lives in.

The latest book that you read and liked?

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk.

What is your favourite staple clothing piece?

My fanny pack.

Is there anything you wish people would know about you?

I can't DJ haha!

What is your favourite thing to do at the weekend?

Mostly perform my music somewhere, but I can also enjoy a nice quiet weekend with my friends in a café or party somewhere.

Name a contemporary artist that you follow and we should know about.

I like everything Ssaliva does/makes.

What is a relationship deal breaker?

Not getting along with my cat.

One thing you always have in your bag?

White eyeliner.

What is the most meditative activity to try out?

Petting ponies.

Cite your favourite lyrics.

‘How did I find you? I'll be inside, I'm making music to cry to’ - Lil Peep

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