Nick Rijnders aka dj/producer and mc Goodgrip has got a grip on life and especially on his musical career. With an Amsterdam based studio and major dj and mc gigs all over the world Goodgrip has become a household name in the Dutch Dance scene. Highlights were lots of dj performances all over the world and his gig on the 538stage during Queensday, where more then 150.000 people witnessed him and Quintino create complete partymadness.
Goodgrip comes from a musical family and so he ended up playing the piano when he was only 4 years old. This developed into a serious interest in music, creating beats and writing lyrics. When his father bought him a computer this meant the end of schooldays. All of his time was consumed by making music from then on. Next was the group Capitol Sounds, a collective of rappers.
With Capitol Sounds he ended up at the studios of Laidback Luke who became a mentor and offered him the vocal lead for his hitsingle rocking with the best. Here his MC carreer took of and Goodgrip became the main mc next to Luke. Performing at major festivals like Lowlands. His MC-ing carreer continued with DJ Irwan. Goodgrip was the host of DJ Irwans DJ shows for a couple of years. Inspired by housemusic Goodgrip entered the DJ scene. His first DJ gig was by invitation of Creme Fresh.
Nowadays his number one priority is bringing his productions and dj-ing to another level. Due to his collaboration with Quintino, his MC gigs will be limited and more exclusive. His collaboration with longlife friend and dj/producer Fullscale resulted in Creative Tuesdays, which in conclusion have resulted studioalbum.
As a DJ Goodgrip is also re-invited for several gigs abroad. He already played in Indonesia, Marocco, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Venezuela, America, Curacao, Quatar, Bahrain, England, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Greece.
An experienced entertainer who boosts every dj set with his vocal skills but also uses his talent during his own dj sets nowadays. With a brand new studioalbum, dj residencies at NopeIsDope, MONDAY, Knockerz and a fully booked MC summerschedule alongside Quintino, he’s bussier than ever.