Maurice Steenbergen is a multi-talented individual with a passion for audiovisual technology, music, and digital artwork.

Early Career
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1973, Maurice started his career as a graphic designer and pre-press engineer for a daily newspaper after studying graphic design. However, his love for music soon took over, and at the age of 15, he had his first gig as a DJ.

Music Career
In 1992, Maurice created the international hit song called “Poing”, which became an instant success in the Netherlands and went on to become a chart-topping hit in many European countries. The song’s popularity helped to popularize the gabber music style, which became a major cultural phenomenon in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe in the 1990s. Today, “Poing” is still considered a classic and iconic track of the gabber genre, and is often played at raves and dance events across Europe.

(Maurice Steenbergen at the SSL console of Rockstar Recordings, Belgium)

Audiovisual Industry
Maurice has also had an impressive career in the audiovisual industry, working as a Senior Creative at Mid-Town Records, creating music videos for popular artists, and teaching audiovisual technology at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. He ultimately started his own media production company, where he created over 100 music videos and won the Buma NL Award for Best Music Video in 2011 and another nomination in 2013. He also produced a documentary called “Oldschool Renegades” about the rise of rave culture in the early 1990s, featuring well-known artists such as The Prodigy, Moby, and Frankie Bones.