21-12-2012 | 11.28
In New York San Proper is dreaming of oysters, while in Amsterdam Tom Trago is having these odd fantasies about parsnips and Dimitri Kneppers is wondering how edible paper could be. What on earth could all this have to do with New Year’s Eve?
A serious meeting at Trouw’s restaurant. DJs Dimitri Kneppers and Tom Trago are taking their seats, while their colleague San Proper is probably sound asleep on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. On the agenda: TweeduizendTrouw, Trouw’s New Year’s Eve event. That night San will be spinning at De Verdieping. Tom and Dimitri will take control of the club upstairs. We trust them completely when it comes to bringing the right tunes, but there’s the issue of the one hundred paying guests at the restaurant. Our residents promised to contribute to the menu by inventing a course. And that’s not all. Each course comes with a matching soundscape or musical performance. Oops. Time for a meeting!
The good news: Trouw’s restaurant team will see to it that all the dishes are being prepared in a perfect way. No need for our DJs to juggle with pots and pans. San fancies oysters, drowned in a Bloody Mary. Pretty rough! He happens to be a hell of a rock ‘n roll guitar player, so this ‘amuse’ will kick ass for sure! But Tom is in for a surprise act as well. Apart from being a terrific DJ he’s a terrific pianist and composer. And so he wrote a piece (‘something jazzy, something melancholic’) especially for NYE. As a vegetarian he’s fond of root vegetables like parsnip, preferably mashed. Lucas will put it on the menu.
Now it’s Dimitri’s turn. He’s wondering whether chef Lucas is able to bake one hundred fortune cookies, a New Year’s message in each of them. And how cool would it be if this piece of paper could be swallowed after reading? Nice idea, but the mere thought causes a deep sigh at the other end of the table. Being renowned for his creativity Lucas comes up with a brilliant idea: fortune ‘oliebollen’ (Dutch donuts). And yes, he will try and find edible paper. Dimitri will think of a matching soundscape. Done!
Last but not least Tom and Dimitri exchange ideas about their back-to-back set till five in the morning on the 1st of January. Dimitri says they both have their own style and audience, but the mix of all that could turn out just right. Tom thinks it’s great to stick to one place instead of dwelling from one venue to another, which is so typical for New Year’s Eve. “Really looking forward to this gig!”
We wonder if San Proper is dreaming of oysters right now.
Highlights of 2012
Tom Trago: “A live set by Levon Vincent during the Voyage Direct event in January at Trouw. What he did was f*cking brilliant!”
Dimitri Kneppers: “My Pitch Black-set on the 5th of July, also at Trouw. At three o’clock in the morning the vibes were really special. To me it was the ultimate clubbing experience!”
So what could be San Proper’s personal highlight of 2012? We know what it is, do you? We are giving away two tickets to TweeduizendTrouw for either the right answer or the most original answer. Send an e-mail before December 28th to email@example.com
Text: Bonita van Lier