Chocolate Puma | Solar Weekend Festival (Netherlands)

August 2016
Chocolate Puma
Event / Location
Solar Weekend Festival / Netherlands

Zki and Dobre, Jark Prongo, The Good Men or just plain old Rene et Gaston; the Dutch DJ production duo are most commonly known as Chocolate Puma. Gaston Steenkist and René ter Horst are two of Holland’s most celebrated electronic producers, with a career spanning over 20 years. They've released over 200 productions and remixes under their various guises, with an influence on the European dance music scene that cannot be underestimated.

Drawn together by a common appreciation for the house music movement of the early 90s, their career got off to a turbo-charged start with the release of what would become one of the defining records of their career. Recording under The Good Men, the duo released what they hoped would be a popular club track, ‘Give It Up’ on their own Fresh Fruit label in 1992. The record surpassed all expectations reaching #1 on the US Dance Chart, and #5 in the UK Singles Chart when it was re-released a year later, propelling them to unexpected global stardom. Created on a small mixer and mixed on broken speakers in Gaston’s bedroom, ‘Give It Up’ remains a unique record that people still sample and play. It's a track they'll continue to feel extremely proud of.

At the Solar Weekend festival, the deadly double-act took to the stage laying down a fine set full of energy. They demonstrated a stage presence fans have only grown accustomed to over the years. 



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