One of the most important things for creatives is to have a place to express their creativity. For many upcoming and unknown artists it’s hard to get their work presented to the world and to be introduced to the right target audience.
When 7 Samurai Collective was launched in 2019 by a group of friends, it quickly became their mission to help other creatives and to make it easier for them to be discovered. 7 Samurai Collective gives these creatives the opportunity to grow as artists and to show their work on the right stage.
7 Samurai Collective consists of five domains; DJ Academy, artist management, events, video productions and branding. Every domain complements another. Our DJ Academy trains young artists to perform, whilst our artist management recruits them and helps them build their careers. By hosting our own events, we can directly give these artists a stage to perform. Our video productions and branding domain help our artists with creating their content, but may also be hired by other companies.
MEET OUR TEAM
Olivier Guntenaar is a Computer Scientist at the University of Amsterdam. In his free time, you’ll most probably find Olivier exercising, sitting behind a computer, watching the latest marvel movie or checking the newest science. Olivier can be called a strong analytical and ambitious person. Next to that, he can't sit still.
Hanna Kohn is a content creator with a background in the fashion industry. She loves to play around with branding and design choices, as well as with the building and execution of social media strategies. She acts as a coach to our artists and to other clients in the creative industry as well. Hanna is known as a coffee addict, which makes her very hyper during meetings.
Jordi Binnerts is an ever restless creative entrepreneur, who usually produces more ideas per minute than heartbeats. Jordi often acts as the kickstarter of our ventures, designing concepts for our events and the way to make these community owned. He is connected to many in the creative scene and loves to collaborate with always different bunches to make ideas a hit. Oh and he is a DJ too.
Manu Schelvis is our solid rock of execution. He’s the manager of our events and also of the DJ Academy, for which he is continuously improving the curriculum, whilst coaching the instructors. In his free time, you’ll most probably find Manu in the studio, making new mixes or downloading new songs.