I work as a (dance) music journalist for around 15 years now:Interviewing artists, hosting award shows and moderating panels at (music) conferences. I’ve also worked as a film producer and since 2011 I DJ internationally as well.
In 2009 I started my company Splash MusicMedia, initially a multi media agency focussed
on the electronic music scene. Over the years I noticed my knowledge and experience in the music industry was also useful in other areas. Because of my extended network in the media and music industry I have been functioning as an intermediary and consultant as well, creating cooperation possibilities between brands and artists.
The electronic music business is like an ocean to me where I feel like fish in water.
Ever since the first House Music records reached the Netherlands at the end of the 80’s - I was hooked.
After hundreds of interviews I still know details about every conversation I had with all these amazing and inspiring people.
Interviewing, public speaking and DJ-ing is how I tell my stories.
By interviewing I get the best stories out of the people I speak with.
Everybody has a story inside him or her and I've always been fascinated to hear those and bring these stories out.
Stories can empower, inspire and move people, often in a way it can actually transform people's lives.
I'm passionate about having meaningful conversations with leading and ambitious change makers that have incredible stories to share, inspire and educate us on the effects excessive ambition can have on our mental health.
My goal is to end the stigma on mental health issues inside the music industry and to reach and involve people in- and outside
the music industry by starting a conversation to create waves, a movement of awareness and solidarity.
What people say
ID&T, AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT, IMS IBIZA, AWAKENINGS, PACHA FESTIVAL, BE-AT-TV, DJ MAG, ARMADA,
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL MIAMI, CHRIS LIEBING, BEATPORT, HEINEKEN USA, REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL HAMBURG, UDC, CLICK, DANCETRIPPIN TV, OWAP, XT3 TECHNO RADIO, DIRTY DUTCH, ROOG, STEVE RACHMAD, 250K, FINAL KID, REJECTED, CLUB CLASS MNGMT, DJ ZONE TV, ONADA, ONBRAND, BRIDGES FOR MUSIC, INSIDE - MENTAL HEALTH (GT), BPM MUSIC SCHOOL (GT), DANCE TV, Q-DANCE, W HOTELS, ETC
Music & Tech Consultant / Director Business Development at LANDR & Patreon
While looking for a panel moderator for some of our Indie Days panels during Reeperbahn Festivals, I remembered that Renske is not only a great DJ, but also has a journalistic career. I had seen some of the interviews she did for ADE and liked her charisma. Renske is authentic, well prepared and empathetic. She is willing to go off-script and follow the flow of a conversation. Her passion for art and creatives of all forms allows her to deeply connect and relate to her guests and interviewees. I had many great meaningful conversations with her and hope there are many more to come. I can highly recommend Renske to anybody who is looking for a presenter, host, interviewer, moderator with a strong presence and a positive attitude.
Creative filmmaker, cinematographer and visual storyteller
The art of telling stories starts with asking the right questions. This dynamic is all about an optimized, comfortable energy exchange between the host and the interviewed person(s). For me, this is where Renske stands out. Renske is always well prepared for every job, delivers her promise and surprises me time after time with her magical presence. Renske is the best ever!
Marketing at KaiOS (former managing director of DanceTrippin TV)
I had the pleasure of working with Renske during the IMS in Ibiza, with as absolute highlight her interview with Nile Rodgers. Renske knows her way around the dance scene, has a deep understanding of electronic music (and other genres!), and can make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Oh, and she's also lots of fun to work with!
Editor-in-Chief DJ Mag UK
Renske is one of the best interviewers in the game. I've seen her get the best out of people in a close-up, intimate environment, and also in front of 25,000 people at the Johan Cruijff ArenA - she's completely unphased wherever she's interviewing. And the same goes for presenting as well - clear, friendly, approachable, direct and thoughtful.
She's also a mean techno DJ, so why not book her for both!?
Label owner Rejected, DJ/Producer
Renske helped getting our story out there by interviewing our artists and us at different label events throughout the year at the infamous Trouw Amsterdam and Studio 80. When we first met, I was immediately impressed with Renske and her passion for the electronic music scene. Renske was a joy to work with because of her amazingly positive attitude and organizational skills. She came well prepared and made everybody feel right at home in front of the camera.
Pablo A. Rivera
INSIDE - Mental Health platform / Guatemala
If you are looking for someone who gets the best version of yourself and helps you to find your real purpose on life, Renske is the person you are looking for. The energy and passion that she has when she's working and doing what she loves is something that inspires me a lot. She has a very clear vision of what she wants and that is something that helps a lot when communicating her ideas and expressing herself in front of a camera or in front of an audience. I will certainly never forget having worked with such a charismatic woman as Renske. Personally I'm very connected with the vision and passion that she has: creating awareness about our mental health in- and outside the music industry. Only very few people I know are fully dedicated to help and work on this matter and it's awesome I found a person like her - even if it's from the other side of the planet because here in Latin America it's still difficult to talk about mental health in general.
INSIDE - Mental Health platform / Guatemala
Since the first meeting she was very professional and showed her expertise. She is very passionate about her job and has been very easy to work with since day one, even when we come from different cultures and different backgrounds. Our company is in Latin America and never had a problem with her or our schedule; she focuses on the solution instead of the problem. Renske definitely brings a lot of creative energy to our team and has a very powerful and magnetic vibe that anyone who is around her can feel. Great experience! Gracias Amiga!
Event manager - Bridges for Music
Renske was a pleasure and consummate professional. Taking the challenge in her stride despite a short lead-time and a number of technical challenges Renske's experience shone through. I look forward to future opportunities of involving Renske in our work and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a skilled, diligent and highly capable individual.