Today we met Stefan Broekman from IAmElk! 19 years old, born and living in Hoorn, the Netherlands, Stefan is a model and a Dj! He is currently studying Dance Music Production course at the Herman Brood Academie. Modelling form one year, he already did Fashion weeks in Paris and Milan. The rising star spent his last summer in New York, where he had an amazing time and the city turned into one of his favorites! Besides modelling, music is big part of Stefan’s life. The young DJ is part of No Mondays and the boys just released their new track Katana on Nicky Romero’s label Protocol Recordings. If you want to spot Stefan and hear his music, you can go to party with him at Hemels Festival in Leeuwarden on 14th of May and Unknown Festival, Abbekerk on 5th of June.
What are you hobbies and biggest passions?
Just two: producing music & DJ’ing.
When and how you started your modelling career? Were you scouted by somebody?
I started modeling one year ago, when I got scouted through Facebook. I never imagined myself to be a model. Haha.
Did modelling influence or change your life? If yes, in what way?
Yeah, it kind of did. I started working out to stay in shape. It’s hard to keep doing that consistently though, gotta keep myself motivated. Haha.
Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so what’s your favourite city that you have visited? Do you have a dream destination?
Yeah, I’ve done quite a lot of traveling so far. My last trip was to Milan & Paris, for the fashion weeks. New York is my favorite city so far, I spent 2 months there last summer and had the time of my life there. Amazing city, amazing people.
As the half of No Mondays, can you tell us more about your career as a Dj? How long ago did you start and what is the thing that you are currently working on? We heard that you just released a new track?
As you said, I’m half of DJ/Producers duo No Mondays, a project of me and my best friend. I started 4 years ago with some cracked software I got from a friend. I’ve been very passionate about music ever since.
Even when I’m on the train, sometimes I just sing a melody on my phone and later work it out on my computer. I’ve always got music on my mind.
What means music to you and is it a big part of your life?
Music is everything to me and as No Mondays is slowly becoming more successful, I can see myself doing this as my job in the future.
Would you like to tell us more about your new track and where we can hear it?
We just released our new track Katana on Nicky Romero’s label Protocol Recordings, which we’re super excited about! The track has been doing quite well so far, and even gained some airplay on Radio 538 & Slam FM here in Holland. So yeah, good things are happening and I couldn’t be happier!
Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
This is a tough one. Haha.
1. I was chess champion in primary school
2. My favorite food is Pasta.
3. The Maserati Gran Turismo is my dream car, keeping it classy, haha
4. I have two baby guinea pigs at home as pets. Well, I share them with my sister.
5. My favorite movie is Django Unchained
What are your top priorities? What keeps you going?
My top priority in life is just to be happy and music is a great part of that.
Define happiness. What makes you laugh and what makes you happy?
There’s nothing that makes me happier than sharing my music with other people.
Just the feeling of bringing a smile to someone’s face because of something you created, there’s nothing better.
3 songs from your current playlist?
The Weekend – Often ( Kygo Remix)
Steerner & Martell – Sky
Axwell ^ Ingrosso – Sun Is Shining
If you could give a name of this moment of your life, how would this chapter be called?
Getting ready for the future.
How do you imagine the future and what does it hold for you?
I imagine myself being successful in the music industry. Touring the world.
If you could tell something to the whole world what it would be?
Never let anything stop you to get what you want.