Friday 4 August / Red Bull Elektropedia Room
00:00 – 01:30
Thomás Goethals, aka The Flexican, was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in the Netherlands. Hip hop was to be his future and enrolling in the School for Audio Engineering in Amsterdam was a logical step.
Right from the start the Flexible Mexican shared his love for music with his best friend Yousef Gnaoui, better known as Sef. Together they founded the hip hop formation ‘Flinke Namen’ in 2004. In 2009 the album ‘Superstuntwerk’ was released and later rewarded with several award nominations, 3FM Megahits and a completely sold-out live tour. ‘Flinke Namen’ turned out to be a massive success.
Throughout the years The Flexican perfected his eclectic style, combining hip hop and house with many other electronic music styles. As they say, hard work pays off. In 2007 he won a Dutch Gouden Greep Award for ‘Best DJ’ followed by three Dutch State Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The Flexican has definitely outgrown the Netherlands, especially since his cooperation with Major Lazer!