Dj/Producer Diephuis is born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Recognizable by his striking love for Deep & Soulful House music dedicated to build an atmosphere in which his passion and love reveals itself, influences of disco, soul, funk, jazz, latin, afro and techno come to life. His fascination for this kind of music started in the nineties. Inspired by dj’s and producers like Larry Levan, The Masters At Work, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, Kerri Chandler, Moody-mann and later on Osunlade, Henrik Schwarz, Dennis Ferrer, Dix-on, Dj Spinna, Manoo & Black Coffee and others he more and more developed a special interest for house orientated music.
Diephuis had the privilege to play together with international dj/producers like Black Coffee, Louie Vega, Anane Vega, David Morales, Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, Kenny Dope, Osunlade, DJ Spinna, Manoo, Boddhi Satva, Karizma, Atjazz, Mr V, Jephte Guillaume, Copyright, Gregory, Tiger Stripes, Jamie Lewis, Simon Dunmore, DJ Spen and many more!
Having been resident dj at the famous Looks parties Thalia Lounge & Crazy Sexy Cool (Maassilo & Powerzone) organised by Leroy Styles. Diephuis has been resident dj at Soulheaven Parties Stereo Sushi in Antwerp, Club Hyper Hyper, Club Imax, Club Rot-terdam, Oyster Club, Cafe In The City, Harbour Club Rotterdam & Amsterdam & Scheveningen, Club Blender Rotterdam, Beach Club O Noorwijk, Club Dvars Amsterdam, De Tuin Rotterdam, The Roast Room. Diephuis played at The Golden Gate in Napoli, Djoon in Paris, Club Yuca in Miami WMC 2017 and MMW 2018, Tantra Lounge in Miami WMC 2016, Club Pacha in Ischgl, Km5 in Ibiza, The Sands, Tanit Beach in Ibiza, Hotel Es Vive in Ibiza, Bar Du Port in Saint-Tropez, Hookah Bar Vodice in Kroatia, Tutu Tan-go in Curacao, Ocean Beach Club in Curacao, Pagayo Beach in Curacao, Nikki Beach St Tropez.
In 2008 Barend-Jan Beljaars really started producing. In october 2009 he released his first E.P. called Deeproots on Label “Afra-zoo.” His first major production called “Beautiful Life” featuring Soulful House Diva Stephanie Cooke and Han Litz on flute was released by Kingstreet Sounds New York in 2011 and made it up to the top 10 best selling tracks on traxsource.
Two Months later Hed Kandi picked up this track and compiled it on their Beach House 2011 Compilation CD.
In 2013 Louie Vega included “Beautiful Life” on his mix compilation for Kingstreet Sounds NY!!
In the beginning of 2012 Diephuis released his first vinyl release “Diephuis ft. Nathasja – Inside Me” on Future Jam Records.
In 2013 Diephuis ft. Nathasja- Inside Me (Manoo Remix) was on spot NR 1. in South Africa on radio station YFM.
At the end of 2012 Diephuis remixed the one and only “Peven Ev-erett – Black Boy” and was released on UDM Show Records.
In 2013 Diephuis released his production “Listen To This Drum” featuring the very talented world poet Ursula Rucker, Serigne Queye on Djembe and Franklin Breeveld on Flute & Sax!” The production made it up to #5 Top 100 Soulful House Tracks down-loads on Traxsource! This production has been picked up by Caj-mere (Green Velvet) and played at his famous podcast and he charted it in his top 10 Miami WMC 2013 on traxsource!!
In 2013 Diephuis remixed tracks from Soulful House Vocal Leg-ends Kenny Bobien & Marc Evans! Diephuis worked together with Jephté Guillaume on their track A Journey To Rotterdam, which has been released on vinyl by Joaquin “Joe” Claussell on his Sa-cred Rhythm Music music label!!
In 2014 Diephuis released two productions on Quantize & Un-quantize Records which were supported by international well known dj’s like Dj Spinna/Tony Humphries/Spen/Tommy Da-vis/Souldynamic and many more.
End of 2014 Diephuis released his project “Crossing Borders” on Nulu Electronic. This project was remixed by Manoo & later on The Kings Of House (David Morales & Louie Vega) featuring Anane Vega.
In the summer of 2015 this project made it #9 Top Downloads on Traxsource and #1 Top 100 Afro House tracks on Traxsource!!
Dj Black Coffee included the Manoo remix in his mix for Mixmag August 2015!!
In 2016 Diephuis & Eastar featuring Jocelyn Brown was released on Quantize Recordings. This record was #1 in Soulful House Top 100 on Traxsource! Later in 2016 John Morales remixed the track giving it the M+M Touch!
After meeting and playing with Dj Angelo at Ade 2015 and Miami WMC 2016 at the Nulu Movement parties we decided to do a col-lab which resulted in a dope deep afro tech house production. This production “Diephuis & Dj Angelo – Dam” is #1 in the Afro House Top 100 on Traxsource in December 2016!! This project was also played by Black Coffee at the Solomun + 1 event at Pacha in Ibiza in 2016.
In 2017 & 2018 Diephuis played at Club Yuca at the WMC 2017 & MMW 2018 in Miami!! In 2017 during the Kings Of House Event 2017 at the National Hotel he saw his mentors “The Kings Of House (David Morales/Louie Vega/Tony Humphries) playing his release “Awakening” on Nulu Electronic!!
Diephuis was invited in November 2017 to play at The Nulu Movement Party at the Golden Gate in Napoli alongside Anané Vega and Christian Mantini.
In 2018 Diephuis played again in Miami during the WMC/MMW 2018 Nulu Movement Party at Club Yuca.
Diephuis & Eastar Featuring Paco Fernandez – Balearic Heaven was released en of May and became #4 in the Afro House Top 100.
In July 2 Ep’s were released.
Diephuis & Eastar – Hoye Mama became #1 Top 100 #1 Singles Top 100 and #1 Afro House Top 100!
In August a new project with Jephte Guillaume featuring Barbara Gwanmesia was released as a vinyl and digital release on Shelter Records NY.
Diephuis & Eman – Shine is just released on Unquantize Records.