|Also known as DJ Shrek|
Labels Nukove Records
Genres Synthpop, Pop music
Years active 2000 - Present
Record label Nukove Records
|Occupation(s) Record Producer|
Role Music Producer
Origin Rotterdam, Netherlands
Name Michiel Bokhorst
|Associated acts The Human League Becky Alter|
Michiel van Bokhorst (a.k.a. DJ Shrek) (born 1965) is a Dutch music producer, remixer, DJ and record label owner; currently residing on the Dutch Antilles Island of Bonaire. He is best known for starting the independent Dutch record label Nukove Records and producing British synthpop band The Human League's most recent original single release: "Love Me Madly?" in 2003.
In late 2001 Van Bokhorst met Philip Oakey at a party in Amsterdam for "OOR magazine" and discussed working on remixing some of the tracks on The Human League album Secrets. He later requested the master tapes of "Love Me Madly?" from Human League resident engineer David Beevers and created his own remix of Love Me Madly? ('The Voice of Buddha mix') on a white label. This mix was circulated to DJs in Benelux where it was well received. This prompted Van Bokhorst to commission a further two remixes ('The ZeNN Eternal Countdown Mix' and 'The Cuzco Mix') and to attempt to release "Love Me Madly?" commercially. This was turned down by the rights owner Chrysalis Records over a conflict of publishing rights of Secrets with the existing marketing licensee "Arcade Roadrunner Music BV". Eventually in 2003 licensing authority was granted by Chrysalis and Van Bokhorst created the record label Nukove Records specifically to market the single. "Love Me Madly?" was released as a single in 2003; principally in Benelux, but was also sold in the US and UK via the internet. As Nukove Records was a private venture there was very little venture capital to promote the release. With no promotional music video and little advertising, the single did not chart. This was expected, and as Van Bokhorst states, "it was released for the satisfaction of working with the Human League and releasing a great record. Nukove records was placed in suspended animation in 2009 but Van Bokhurst says he may resurrect it if a suitable opportunity presents itself."
Van Bokhorst DJ's under the alter-ego of DJ Shrek, principally in Bonaire. He is currently producing Denver born female rock musician Becky Alter,