Dominique Vijverberg, better known as Deeparture, is a Melodic Techno DJ/Producer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He's steadily building a reputation for exquisitely crafted and well-programmed melodic house and progressive sound.
Deeparture has already garnered the attention of the biggest names in the industry. He played at well-known brands like Pleinvrees, Mystic Garden, Secret Project and places like de Marktkantine with Guy J, Basis with Einmusik, Westerunie with Rafael Cerato and Tivoli Vredenburg with Tinlicker and Yotto.
His musical style can be described as uplifting, outgoing, melodic and climax driven. A true mix of progressive house emotional and rhythmic content, combined with high energy build-ups and bass lines found in more tech styles.
With the support in his productions of artists such as Above & Beyond, Black Coffee, Hernan Cattaneo, Mind Against, Eelke Kleijn, Lane 8, Yotto, Nora En Pure, Sasha, Guy Mantzur, Nick Warren, Guy J, Kryder, Joris Voorn and many others, the future looks bright for this aspiring dj/producer.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing Deeparture and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your early musical experiences?
I grew up listening to many genres, like rock and hip-hop, but I also started enjoying electronic music very early, around the age of 12 during the 2000’s. The emotional electronic genre got me excited in particular during that phase. I started DJ-ing in my teen years and got hooked even more to electronic music. The actual production of music started when I was around 20 years old, which was the moment I decided I wanted to get serious with this. That virus has never cured since haha!
How do you hope that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
The music I make often reflects a state of mind I’m in during that moment. Some tracks are a very uplifting and euphoric, some other are a bit more dark and heavy. I always hope to spark an emotional with the listener and that my melodies bring up a similar emotion, which is means that the music is resonates. Receiving messages from listeners that they felt connected through the music is always very special. To influence someones state of mind on the other side of the world, even it being it for a few seconds.
Do you feel that your sound has evolved over the years?
My sound has always been evolving and pretty diverse. It definitely changed, developed and became a bit more mature. I think (or hope even) that my signature, whatever that may be is still recognizable throughout that development.
Do you feel consistency is important in creating music? Or is it ok to experiment with different styles and sounds?
I honestly think that no rules are important or even apply when it comes to artists making their art. Some form of consistency often already flows automatically out of someones sound or way of working, but in the end it will always remain a very personal process. Whether the art catches on to the listener is of course a different story, but when talented and/or hardworking artists create, it will most likely resonate with the right audience. It can make a lot of sense career wise to be very consistent, but I always appreciate hearing fresh ideas in music, even though I don’t even have to like it all the time stylistically.
How do you see the next few years or your career panning out, in an ideal world?
Hopefully travelling around the world more, playing for amazing audiences, creating and releasing my best music to date and meeting nice people from everywhere haha! And being fully present every day while doing it.
What's the most important piece of advice anyone's given to you so far?
From a career perspective: ‘When you work hard enough, doors start to open and things start to happen’. This is one piece of advice that actually checks out haha.