Born and raised in The Hague on the Dutch coast, Makam grew up with electronic music. With his family and friends being a constant factor of new musical input, Makam decided to take musical matters into his own hands. A fortunate decision, as he had struck a creative nerve that revealed his raw talent. Emerging himself in music, he mastered the art of music production and found his own unique style.
During his career, Makam shared his infectious vision of electronic music in some of the most respected clubs (Trouw, Panoramabar, Robert Johnson, Amnesia, Fabric, Rex) and festivals (Dekmantel Festival, Awakenings, Lowlands, Weather Festival) in the world.
With his residency at Dekmantel and in Hollands most respected club Trouw Amsterdam, Makam has fully established himself as a leading producer and DJ he is nowadays.
Makam steadily keeps working on interesting new projects like ‘Amulett’, his own label that just got introduced to the world.
A makam, more than simply a selection of notes and intervals, is essentially a guide to compositional structure: any composition in a given makam will move through the notes of that makam in a more or less ordered way (in this, it resembles a tone row à la Schoenberg or Webebr.