ABOUT US

In the genesis of House Of Revolt, a platform was crafted not only to tell Sheriff’s personal tale but to share the collective story of house music and its roots. His journey commenced in his twenties when his older sister ushered him into the vibrant realm of FFWD, sparking a lasting love for house music and the energetic atmosphere of such gatherings. A symphony of passion unfolded, resonating through countless house parties that became Sheriff’s rhythmic pilgrimage.

However, this chronicle wasn’t without discord. The era was dominated by rap music, casting shadows over Sheriff’s presence as a black man in predominantly white house party landscapes. Despite societal echoes insisting that house music exclusively belonged to white audiences, Sheriff remained steadfast in his pursuit of DJ’ing.

Unfazed by racial biases, Sheriff reveled in the diverse tunes spun by a range of DJs, from local talents like Benny Rodrigues, Joost van Bellen, Jermaine S, Michel de Heij, Miss Monica, Roog, Shermanology, Leroy Styles, to global luminaries such as Carl Cox, Kerri Chandler, Osunlade, and Seth Troxler.

As Sheriff’s passion for house music deepened, he delved into its history, guided by his mentor, DJ Arnaldo. A cinematic revelation awaited him through the documentary “History of House Music.” This moment became Sheriff’s sanctuary—his HOUSE—where he found a community of kindred spirits, fellow black enthusiasts bound by their shared love for house music. In this sanctuary, Sheriff discovered more than just beats; it was a place of belonging, joy, and safety that resonated through the collective heartbeat of House Of Revolt.

Last summer, tragedy struck at the Solid Grooves festival in Amsterdam with a stabbing incident, unsettling the house music scene. The festival, inundated with new attendees, faced blame placed on Urban music fans for allegedly disrupting the vibe. As tensions spread within the house scene, a call for change echoed.

The House/Techno music scene has long been predominantly white, with fans often forgetting its diverse origins. It’s no surprise that more people of color are entering the house scene, given its roots in neighborhoods where everyone, regardless of background, was welcome.

Thus, House of Revolt goes beyond hosting parties; it delves into the history of house music and the communities pivotal to its growth. This includes exploring the black neighborhoods of Chicago and Detroit, the LGBTQ+ community, and the influence of places like the Hacienda in England. House Music is about dancing and inclusivity, and that’s the message House of Revolt aims to share with the world.