Goodgrip stands for the grip you’ll have on life itself. Nick Rijnders aka DJ/producer and mc Goodgrip has got a grip on life and especially music. With an Amsterdam based studio and major DJ and mc gigs all over the world, Goodgrip has become a bigshot in the Dutch Dance scene.
He 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 school days. All of Goodgrips 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 hit single ”rocking with the best”. Here his MC career took off and Goodgrip became the main mc next to Luke. Performing at major festivals like Lowlands. His MC-ing career continued with DJ Irwan. Goodgrip was the host of DJ Irwan’s DJ shows for a couple of years. Inspired by house music Goodgrip made his first steps in the DJ scene. His first DJ gig was by invitation of Creme Fresh.
From house music, Goodgrip started to play house and developed into a more eclectic sound. Now he plays from urban to classics to house and back. Good grip was invited for several gigs abroad. He already played in Indonesia, Malaysia, Venezuela, America, Curacau, Qatar, Bahrain, England, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Greece. Expect the unexpected from this multi-talented DJ, producer, and mc!