Cem Araci (The Hague, July 11, 1985), better known by his stage name Outsiders, is a Dutch DJ/producer. He appears on the biggest lineups, is a familiar face at all European party hotspots, respected by the biggest names in the scene, and famous for his unique and explosive DJ style that always contains a punch of adrenaline.
This talented music lover and entertaining DJ has claimed his spot behind the decks since he was 12, when he started DJing in the old-fashioned way: armed with his vinyl records, the talented DJ was determined to break parties and clubs all over the Netherlands. This ambition brought the young Cem into the dance genre, where he DJs under the alias ‘Outsiders’. With over 250 bookings per year in Europe, it can be said that Outsiders is a well-respected name in the famous Electronic Dance Music scene. In addition to his Dutch bookings, his foreign DJ tours gave Outsiders the opportunity to showcase his acclaimed DJ skills in clubs in every corner of the world, from all over Europe to the Caribbean, Russia, and Asia.
In recent years, Outsiders has also been working hard in the studio to fully focus on his production skills. This has not happened without success: some of the biggest and most well-known House labels of the moment have already shown interest in signing his latest dancefloor fillers. In addition to his Dutch projects with Jebroer (Helicopter, Vaderland, Adrenaline & Hatsikidee), Outsiders made a freestyle remix of Quintino’s ‘Carnival’, which was released last year on Spinnin Records, and Timmy Trumpet’s ‘Trumpets’, which was released on Mad Decent. He also scored three number one hits in the Netherlands and one in Belgium, resulting in a record deal with Q Dance.
He also proves his dominance behind the decks, as Outsiders has played at some of the world’s biggest venues and festivals, including Defqon 1, BH Hotel (Mallorca, Spain), Dance Valley Mysteryland, Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium), Under Pressure Festival (Moscow, Russia), Strawberry Music Festival (Shanghai, China), and Club LIV (Beijing, China).
Do we need to say more? Outsiders is in full swing and an asset to any House/EDM music event. Listening to his floor-shaking sets will make it impossible to stand still.