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Utrecht, Netherlands (1991 – 2005)

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Human Beings started in 1991, the early days of Techno in The Netherlands when Bert van de Grift met Allert Aalders at Utrecht, NL’s club Ekko.
Working in the studio and doing ad-hoc live techno shows with Peter Knijnenburg they slowly started to gain a reputation for their live sets. After some intense encouragement by local DJ’s Marcel Mertens and Luc Bakker records were released, first on See Saw and later on Deviate records.

Peter Knijnenburg had to leave to become a computational science specialist so Mark Ripmeester (ex Sunshower, It’s Thinking) was asked to join.
At the end of 1994 this resulted in higher profile gigs and some more records.
At the start of 1995 Human Beings are just Allert and Bert and the Noorderslag festival kicks of a busy year with two albums, a couple of 12”es, a tour with Speedy J and Sensurreal and a gig in Prague.
More (ao interactive) gigs in 1996 and in 1997 a VJ-Live techno Visual experience called “God Less America” with video by Oscar Luyer and Boris Evers shocks the dutch stages.
1998 this idea is carried further in “Club Voyeur” which premieres at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
After this, Allert starts a job as a sound engineer in Utrecht’s Tivoli and for various national and international acts while Bert starts a career as Java programmer.
Just when the two start planning making music again Bert van de Grift dies in 2005.
He will be very sorely missed by many. To make things even sadder, old compadre Peter Knijnenburg also passes away, in 2007.


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  • allert

    Almost all of it. More to come. Unreleased stuff, live tracks... When I get around to it.

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Menno75

    All of their stuff (all of it!) can now be downloaded for free at Wow.

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • allert

    Now available in better quality at Adding more stuff there soon.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • PrisRoux

    The "Human Beings" I listen to is the 80's punk band...

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • HaakBootz

    Criminally underrated! 90's (1994?) show in Vrije Vloer with Speedy J and Sunsurreal was the stuff of legend.

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Stalker37

    Excellent!! Seaquence Is AWESOME!!!

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Passetti

    Ook suf, van die 128 kb. Maar evengoed leuk om ze weer te horen!

    25 Apr 2008 Reply
  • allert

    Turns out downloads on are mp3 128 Kb only. Too bad. Then again, I just added some more tracks and changed some titles to distinguish between different verions of tracks. Enjoy !

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • allert

    I'm trying to upgrade all the available tracks to .WAV but there seems to be a snag somewhere. Please be patient while I sort this out with More tracks will follow, as well as some unreleased stuff ! Cheers, Allert - Human Beings

    19 Mar 2008 Reply
  • acidpolka

    1995 Lowlands staat nog in mijn geheugen... eerste kennismaking met dance en meteen goed raak

    8 Mar 2008 Reply

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