Raw Equipment is a Dutch producer and DJ who is starting to turn heads with his residency at Prunk’s PIV nights and his own Tripmode. The humble Utrecht based digger has stepped into the limelight with gigs including a closing set at Shelter Amsterdam and main stage peak time at Thuishaven. He has releases (coming soon) on labels such as Lacuna, Girasole and PIV.
RAW Equipment’s roots lie in Hip Hop which he started collecting a decade ago. Soon after that he began moving towards the deeper end of techno music. Promoting his own events gave him the leg up to start his DJ career. He played successfully as MvdL at many of The Netherland’s top clubs and festivals.
Late 2012, Martijn van de Laar started to become more interested in dubby house music and decided to launch his current and most powerful moniker RAW Equipment. He was soon picked up by the Dutch scene and landed a residency with Prunk’s PIV.
The versatile musician is a founding member of Tripmode with Borren, Daniele Temperilli, Julian Anthony and Wiliam Caycedo. The crew form a solid part of Amsterdam’s underground scene with their legendary nights at the Atelier and their b2b2b2’s in Marktkantine or Ponton.