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Michiel van Bokhorst

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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


Michiel van 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.

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Nukove Records

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."

Other projects

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,

Discography

  • 2003 "Love Me Madly?" - The Human League
  • References

    Michiel van Bokhorst Wikipedia