DJ Per played his first records on a party called Het Bal (1984) in the Melkweg in Amsterdam, which was a party filled with performances, live-music, fashion- shows and other acts. This was in the pre-house period, with hip-hop, electro, pop, wave and more, everything was played by Per in those days as long as it had a good groove and beat. This turned into a regular saturdaynight in the same place called Dance Hall Night, from 1986-1990, with a different decor every week and all kinds of acts and performances.

During this period, housemusic became an ever increasing factor in dj PerÕs sets, until this groundbreaking Dutch club-night made way for The Beat Club, the first dutch party organization that gave house-parties all over the country. To name a few: weekender in a big tent next to the Coengebouw in Amsterdam, two nights in Parkzicht in Rotterdam, in a tent on the beach in Wijk aan Zee, in many warehouse on the Javakade. dj Per played solo on most of them, sometimes even sets of no less then 10 hours. From 1989 to 1991 there were almost 30 parties, the biggest one was the first Dutch rave in Sportpaleis Ahoy in Rotterdam on 12-01-1991 called 'Rave of the 90's'. With live on stage: Lil' Louis, Snap, Rhythm Device and 808 State and guest dj's Eddy de Clercq, Mike Pickering and Joost van Bellen.

Also in 1989: the first Timemachine in the Melkweg, in cošperation with his brother Claes. The Timemachine is a collection of many parties in one, in which every Timegate has it's own musicstyle, decor and atmosphere. In timegate 1 (the largest room) dj Per always played his records from 1 to 5 oÕclock, thus being the main dj on every edition of this legendary event. The Timemachine is now in rest after more then 50 editions in 10 years. There have been landings in ZŸrich (Rote Fabrik 8-9-1990), Bruxelles (Halles de Schaerbeek 25-09-1993), Cambridge (Junction 23-07-1994), Terschelling (Oerol festival 9,10,11-06-1994) and in The Hague (Paard 11-10-1997).

The Timemachine Clubnights started of as a serie of summer-sundaynights in the Melkweg, as a stage for National and International guest dj's, hosted by Per. The first summer in 1994 brought guests like Sven VŠth (D), Joost v. Bellen, Remy and Eddy de Clercq. In 1995 it were Sasha (UK), Carl Cox (UK), Juan Atkins (USA), Jens Mahlstedt (D), Toby (Jap) and Carlijn. The last serie was in 1996 was with dj's Paul v. Dijk (D), Ian Ossia (UK), Sister Bliss (UK), Koenie (Blg), Eva and a solo night with dj Per.

In 1993, it was time for The Ambient Weekend, a festival dedicated to this newly discovered direction in electronic music. Being the first in itÕs kind, The British magazine The Face dedicated a 8 pages article to the festival. Two days of live music combined with spacey dj's in a relaxing and soothing surrounding. The three editions of this festival featured bands like Aphex Twin, Pete Namlook, HIA, Biosphere, Jeff Greinke, Manna, Tournesol, Tuu, Another Fine Day etc. etc. dj Per and his brother Claes (2 Meijer Prod.) have also been responsible for the chill-out hall on the Digital Overdose parties in Sporthallen-Zuid in Amsterdam (1996-1997). Here a sports-hall was turned into a old-citycentre, a video-nature garden or a concert-hall with live musicians playing with dj's.

In 1997 the 2 Meijer Prod. team was also responsable for a Paradise tent on the Mysteryland open-air festival (05-07-1997) near Apeldoorn with dj's a.o. Spider Willem, Astrid and live Seven Seas. And in 1998 there was the Timemachine tent on the New Frontier Festival festival on Muiderstrand, with dj's Ian Ossia (UK), Astrid, Tom (Lyon) and Sander Kleinenberg.

The names of other parties where dj Per was involved in both as a dj and promoter were Paradise the thursday-night in Mazzo Amsterdam (1989-1993, Hemkade 1995 & 1996), Go an organization that started of on queensday on a boat through the canals of Amsterdam 30-04-1992, but was soon also the first booking-agency for dj's in Holland, with dj's like Joost van Bellen and Marcello (1991-1993). The other Go-parties were again on unusual locations like a ferry, going from Amsterdam to Muiden and back (27-05-1992), in the first-class railway-station restaurant on CS Amsterdam (06-02-1993), in Het Amsterdamse Bos on queensday (30-04-1993), and in the Sleep-In Arena with Justin Robertson (11-05-1993).

Another concept: Tam Tam Tribe with Maz Weston (Soho Connection, Pinguin-club & VIP-club), in the beautiful Veem Theater (Amsterdam 1995-1997), with djÕs like Wanka and Sander Kleinenberg. Besides all this party stuff, dj Per appeared in most leading magazines, papers, tv- and radio-shows in Holland, and has contributed to many Dutch books handling topics like XTC or the history of the house movement. Even a lecture at the Erasmus University happened once.

There was also an appearance as a guest at an arranged dinner table in the theatre-piece 'Aan Tafel', with Jolien Wanninkhof, Joy Hoes en Gusta Geleijnse, directed by Lidy Six, in Frascati in Amsterdam in may 1996. As writing is concerned, for 2 years he has written CD revieuws in the Dutch Time-Out magazine, and wrote a monthly column in Samson All Areas, a magazine with the emphasis on live-music (1996-1997).

dj Per has had his own radio-shows on Radio 100 (Amsterdam illegal Radio) and AFM (Amsterdam legal Kabel Radio) and now travels from one show to the other (538, ID&T-radio etc) to present his own mixture of uplifting progressive tunes. As dj Per, the man has played and still plays on all major raves, clubs and parties all around the Netherlands. In all his years as a dj he has visited many countries in the world like Israel, Hongarije, Luxembourg, Spain, Zwitserland and many others. Many people in the Netherlands consider him to be the father of progressive in Holland. But Per has also played an important role in the development of house-parties in France, where he played very regularly all over the country for many years in the early 90's.

dj Per has released four mixed CD's in the years '94, '95, '96 and '97 under the name Per's Paradise with ID & T Holland. They give an impression of his specific style through the years, and booklets with pictures, a poster with all the flyers and a early-morning CD were thrown in to complete the packages. In 1999 a Timemachine 4CD was released (3 music-cdÕs and a cd-rom) to celebrate the 10 year excistence of Timemachine, all compiled and produced by Per. There was one record release in '90 on Subway Records from Belgium called 'Quote Unquote' with Claes, and one with Sander Kleinenberg as 'Rails Inc' on Deal Rec. called 'Clearcut' (1996).

From november 1999 dj Per works hard on his new concept called Earth which is a multimedia concept in the Dutch club scene, together with design collective Staat, vj collective Nog Harder and performance djÕs Jansen met Fortuin. Earth takes place every second Friday of the month in the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam, but also on a regular basis in Nighttown in Rotterdam, Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht and 013 in Tilburg. In the year 2000 Earth was also on the Heineken Horizons (RAI Amsterdam) and on the open-air festival New Frontier (Amsterdamse Bos). In 2001 there was the IJ-Festival (together with theatre group 'Het Witte Vuur') in the NDSM warehouse in Amsterdam and ID&T's Innercity in the RAI in Amsterdam. Earth hosts an International list of dj's, with names like Dave Seaman, Chris Fortier, Sasha, Anthony Pappa, John Digweed, Ian Ossia, Nick Warren, Mara, Terry Francis, Sister Bliss, Danny Howells a.o. Also the Dutch upfront dj's like Remy, Lucien Foort, Sander Kleinenberg, Fred Numf, Lemon 8, Mike Vandenburg a.o. are regular guests.

A mixed compilation cd called earthaudio has just been released on Sonymusic Holland, and represents the ideas and look of the whole concept, which incorperates modern design, community, up front music and technology into one idea. The double cd is mixed and compiled by Per, and gives a nice impression of his specific style and feeling this day and age.