Veteran Rotterdam DJ and producer Jochem Paap, renowned for his output as Speedy J, will play at Chinese Laundry on Saturday August 17.

Drawing his moniker from peoples’ admiration for his DJ skills – and not putting too much thought into the alias because, as Paap freely admits, “the reason I did that first official release as Speedy J was because I didn’t think it was going anywhere!” – Speedy J has subsequently released on labels like Plus 8 and Warp over the course of his 20 odd years in the game. A celebrated performer in the techno realm, Paap blurs the boundaries between live performance and digital DJing in his sets. “I just don’t feel comfortable playing records in full length, going from A to B and back,” Paap affirms, stating a preference for using technology to “bend the sound.”

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