During EMOVES you can check out the best hiphop dancers, skateboarders, breakdancers, bmx riders, freerunners and graffiti artists. Watch them do the coolest tricks during battles, try it yourself at one of the workshops or just relax and enjoy their skills at the live demos. Excited? Get to know the professionals and see where and when they will be at one of our events.
Sueside was introduced to hip hop at a real young age. In 1986 he did his first DMC battle from that moment he developed a passion for DJing thanks to his older brother who had expose him to all elements of hip hop, sueside went from break dancing to graffiti and from mc to DJing. DJ Sueside is Europe’s leading Hiphop / R&B DJ with most international shows in history! No other European Hiphop DJ, and very few in the USA, have had the privilege to perform in over 40 countries. His performance list remains strong, impressive and ever growing
Yosh was born in Neyagawa. He is rich in originality, he is the one and only with an completely orginial style. Yosh is growing in the world/wide scene, from America to Europe. He is one of the great 8 of World Bboy Classic.
Ismail Houllich, better known as Ismo, is a Dutch Rapper who generates multiple millions of views. In 2014 he made his debut single #Eenmans which put him in the spotlight. His music is about life on the streets or political matters. Some of his lyrics even got him into court. Nowadays he is more careful with his word choice, but still intends to bring out the same message.
A young Graffiti Writer who defines his own identity by utilizing graffiti letters as the weaponry on the scene. Shouldering an Architect job at a local firm on one hand while dedicatedly dazzling others with his graffiti strokes on the other, Asmoe’s art form and letter flow are mainly inspired by architectural vocabulary & terminologies. To him, great letters come with solid understanding of the basic foundations and styles.
Abdel Achabar, better known as ‘Lijpe’ is a well appreciated Dutch rapper. As a kid he was most likely to be found on the street with his friends. Over the past years he has been a guest at hip hop-platform ‘’101Barz’ a few times. This resulted in millions of views. Nowadays he is a very well known artist in the Dutch hip hop-scene.
Foad Ambelj aka LIL ZOO is a young bboy who started dancing in 2008 in Casablanca/Morocco. After just 4 years of practicing he represented Africa for the first time in the Red Bull BC One World Finals in Rio De Janiero in 2012. This was his start into the international bboy scene where he made his name in a short time. He is one of the great 8 of World Bboy Classic.
Beats By Esko is a very well known dutch producer. He produced lots op songs and worked with a lot of well known artists. Lately he has been busy with his own record label ‘Van Klasse’. Despite the fact that Esko is best known for his beats, he also does not shy away from going behind the mic himself. over the past years he made a name for himself and proved that he is skilled in various ways.
Boogie Gun won World Bboy Classic Italy this year, with crew member Yaio. Boogie Gun is an veteran, and at the same time still fairly unknown outside Italy. He is one of the Challengers of World Bboy Classic.
Chocolate Brown has been a music lover all his life. Ever since he was born in Curaçao in the heart of the Caribbean and raised in The
Netherlands he’s been infused with the musical diversity of his parents and environment. Now it has been almost 25 years already as a deejay.. His musical roots are drenched in soul, funk, jazz, disco, r&b, afro & caribbean rhythms, hiphop, dance, electronic music and various other related genres. This reflects in his deejaying and makes his range wide.
At a young age Kenzo Alvares (25) learned that expression by dance and music perfect was for him. It was very clear that the small Kenzo had extraordinary dance-genes and talent. He chases his dream to study dance after High School. What follows is an period where he grows as an dancer and choreographer. His most important goal with dancing is to widen his horizons. One of his most valuable skills is that he gives workshops and shows all around the globe.
Kenzo Alvares will teach a workshop and is one of the judges at NEXTSTEP-XL.
David Nelmes is travelling around the world to meet new people, to Freerun, and making video’s. He is part of the Leeds Boys and with these boys he made a couple of famous video’s. David is known for his hard sprint and big running precisions! In 2017 he became 3rd at Hop The Block during EMOVES.
The Dutch Champion Freestyle Football is 20 years old. His variation of tricks and his high level in Lowers (Movements during uphold while you go with your leg around the ball) is what makes him so special. His best performances are reaching the quarterfinals at the World Championship and the semifinals of the European Championship!
DEES is one of the members of the Eindhoven based weLOVEweFUNK deejay collective and serves you a pleasant mix of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Latin, Breaks, Afrobeat and related styles, with Hip Hop Classics as the main ingredient. Tasty!
Alkolil was born in Kemerovo. He is one of the most consistent guys in the game right now. He´s got a bag of tricks, and won´t be running out of moves anytime soon. Alkolil is one of the great 8 of World Bboy Classic.
The Belgium Tricker known for his energetic and long combo’s. If you could find a real super saiyan, it would be this guy. He will crush his opponent in his battle because he has too much power to show. Can the audience and his opponent handle this power? Come to the gathering and enjoy his battles!
Bboy Bart (Brazil) is completely unknown to most of the planet.. for now. This kid is one of the most talented bboys in Brazil right know. Let’s see if this will be the start of his legacy! He is one of the great 8 at World Bboy Classic.
The Congonese-Dutch Rapper Miggs de Bruijn, representing Eindhoven, got in contact with hip hop at a young age. After a series of steps towards the wrong path, Miggs changed his life and gave all his focus to Music. He competed in the Next MC program in 2013 and this helped him to build a name for himself. Through the years he has been on various Festivals and even could do the pre-program of the American rapper Hopsin.
My name is Klaas Lageweg . As a visual artist, I create murals and paintings. Art is my means to function autonomously in this society. Creating and developing causes me to experience conflict, euphoria, disappointment and pride. In other words: paint keeps me going. My focus is always on the end result. As I find inspiration in my day-to-day environment, my work generally contains an observational outlook. In combining seemingly opposing forms, such as realism, pixel art and abstractions, I am always pushing the boundaries.
In 2010 Christian Harmat has co-founded World’s Parkour Family. It is an team where he trains, give shows and teach the next generation Freerunners! Christian began with Flip precisions and has his own original style! In 2017 he became 2nd in the speed competition of Hop The Block during EMOVES.
Heady was born in Bucheon. He is one of the newer faces from Korea, starting to make a name for himself around the world. He´s flexible, has crazy freeze control and is hungry to win. He is one of the great 8 of World Bboy Classic.
Schirin is 27 years old and still flipping and kicking. Through the years she has been growing into a tricker with her own style. Standing besides all the other trickers who are mostly boys, she’ll conquer! She’s known for her hardcore and consistent training. At the last year’s edition of Shut Up & Trick she also won the backflip challenge with 113 backflips.
Kevin is a Dutch rapper, representing his city Rotterdam and member of the label Rotterdam Airlines. Kevin is known for his slow flows and chill vibes. Through the years he worked with a lot of big names in the Dutch hip hop scene and he definitely made a name for himself.
In 2006 Philip came in touch with Freestyle Football. He has great creative combinations with great flow it is a feast for the eyes. In 2016 he became 3rd at World Tour ( WK) and he became 1st during The Asian Championships.
Joseph Henderson began his career, when he won NAPC (North American Parkour Championship) speed competition in 2016. With this performance he became a known figure in the Freerunning scene. He also became a new member of team Storm Free running. In 2017 Joseph won Hop the Block and this year he is coming back to defend his title!
Ben Cauvy from France will surprise you with his power in his kicks and powermoves. Besides that he is an humble and inspirational tricker to meet. His second time this year at Shut Up & Trick 2018 will be amazing with this funny dude.
Yaio Took another win at World Bboy Classic Italy this year, this time with crew member Boogiegun. Yaio is an veteran, and at the same time still fairly unknown outside Italy. He is one of the Challengers of World Bboy Classic.
The rapper 3Robi comes from Amsterdam, but is now part of ‘Wilde Westen Records’ which is based in Den Haag. He is known for his music for the streets and his fan base really seems to like it. 3Robi has a lot of collaborations with other Dutch rappers and has made himself noticeable in the Dutch hip hop scene.
Sokar Uno (1987) was born and raised in Gotha, Germany. Since 2010 he lives in Berlin and realizes national and international projects. His artistic development starts in 1999 as a classical graffiti writer, but soon it turned to fine art and urban art. He loves experiments with fragmentation, figurative shapes, and repetitions.
Loutsider, who is born in 1984 in the west of France. Started doing graffiti when he was 16 years old. In the same time he finished his first work called: The Cabinet Making. He needed a job in Paris in 2006, and he learned a lot of graffiti experience there. Actually graffiti is his work and his life!
Ali Ramdani, better known by his stage name Lilou, is an Algerian-French bboy. He is part of the French crew Pockemon Crew and the all-star team LEGION X. Since the beginning of his career in 1999 he has won many international prizes, both with his crew and as a solo dancer. Lilou was the winner of the b-boy competition Red Bull BC One in 2005 and 2009. He is one of the only three competitors to have won the Red Bull BC One twice. He is one of the great 8 at World Bboy Classic.
Already as a young kid, Rico has been an active child of physical creativity, Playing basketball, skateboarding and fearless attempt on defying gravity in any way possible. At the age of 11 he was introduced to breakdancing by a best friend from school and dance school Hotstepper, were he has practiced and pursued the life of abboy ever since. Now he is a known dancer all over the world, for his essentail style, explosive moves, unique musicality, and remarkable Characteristic. He is one of the great 8 at World Bboy Classic.
I am Reser from Turin, a city in the north of Italy. I started painting in the summer of 1994, taking inspiration from the
walls and paintings along the railways during my travels to Paris and Amsterdam by train. Back then it was not common to see graffiti in Turin… but one night I had the good fortune to meet Spyder, a writer who was one of the first in the graffiti scene of Turin. From that day on I never turned my back on the spray can! I am member of Tot’s crew since 1997. Tot’s has become a part of my life!
Riffi has been discovered by Ismo and in 2016 he released his first track ‘Opletten’. This had over a million views within 2 months. In 2017 he released his album ‘Anders’ under the name Ismo Music. This year he released another album: Ademnoot. Riffi is busy with his music and
expects to release music sooner than later.
Ricky Cole is a professional dancer and choreographer and currently CEO of Soul Fresh Clothing & physical extension Soul Fresh Fam, a clothing company and Professional Dance/Mentorship. Ricky has judged competitions all over the US and internationally for Ireland and Mexico Hip hop internationals competition. He has also traveled the world hosting, judging, teaching workshops and master classes sharing his passion and love for dances.
Ricky Cole will teach a workshop and is one of the judges at NEXTSTEP-XL.
Poke, also known as Pokro, is a Dutch rapper established in Nijmegen. He signed with Top Notch not too long ago. Poke is an unique artist in the Dutch hip hop scene. He is known for his humorous and energetic stage performance. Poke has several hits to his name. He is an artist with many sides, he is 1 in a million.
A well-known choreographer, dancer/performer and coach inside the international and Dutch dance scene. He earned his stripes developing various kid dancers and has worked on a professional level with Gregory Porter, Everybody Dance Now and has won numerous awards including Juste Debout and Spin Off. He is currently busy with bringing Funkstyles to the theater and will be judging the City2City battles at EMOVES this year.
THE GROOVE runs deep in the blood of this native Amsterdammer. Born into a professional percussionist family, he grew up touring with the likes of Santana, Chaka Khan, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Robert Palmer, Kool & the Gang. A respected international Hiphop-Funk artist with major accomplishments both underground and commercially as a choreographer, performer, musician, including judge for SYTYCD. This year he is the DJ at NEXTSTEP-XL.
Korash Kabir, also known as Flyingkorash, is the 2-times German Calisthenics Champion and went to Moscow for the world championships. Korash got the title German Athlete of the year in 2017. Korash is famous for his 360’s and his flyingwockee video’s where he does cool bar-tricks with a white mask. This year he will judge the combo elements on Saturday.
Reginald Rinaldo Frederik, better known as D-double is a dutch rapper. After winning the title of ‘the next mc’ in 2012, D-double started to build a name for himself in the Dutch hip hop scene. Over the past years he has released a lot of music generating millions of views.
GOMAD (Marcus Debie) was born in the city of Sittard, The Netherlands, in 1972. His artistic passion has been fostered by the movie Beat Street: he has been therefore developing an interest in the graffiti scene since the early 80’s, being one of the pioneers in the south Dutch graffiti scene. He has been seeking a personal painting language and abilities for more than thirty years, in which the art of graffiti and murals plays a central role, while dedicating time to his own academic education to be a full time muralist and painter.
Tommy is a Calisthenics Pro Athlete and a judge for the Bar Battles since the first edition. He won the Dutch championships in 2017 and went to Moscow for the world championships. This year he will judge the static elements on Saturday and the weighted and maximum hold categories on Sunday.
Alan Leal Castro aka “KID BOOGIE” is a passionate and energetic dancer who has been dancing for as long as he can remember. Kid Boogie specializes in “Popping” and is a member of world famous crews such as Machine Gone Funk, Animated Villains and the Mop Top Crew. His drive and dedication led him to compete and teach around the world. Entering many of the famous competitions and also win some along the way.
SonYa is a professional dancer from Paris, specialised in Popping and Waacking. She is part of the only female Popping crew Bandidas. She has been training her popping skills since 2004, with Scalp at first then with the legendary Popin Pete, Suga Pop and Mr Wiggles. She has made a name in the battle scene in France and worldwide.
from Groovtronix Crew, started popping in 2000. He started competing in 2002 and won his first big battle in 2003. The same year he has performed together with Popin Pete and Skeeter Rabbit from the Electric Boogaloos in the show called “Funktherapy”. He has been a professional dancer for more than a decade now. Beside battling and performing, he has been spreading his knowledge since 2002 and has developed a way of teaching through improvisation.
Djidawi is a popping and waving reference in France. He has been dancing since a very young age in the North of France. He has been one of the judge of Juste Debout in 2014. The past few years he has created “Up” by Djidawi , a coaching program in personal development. After 15 years of learning and success in the artistic domain, he wanted to make his experience a teaching for the others.
He is specialized in the styles popping, house and floorwork. In 2008, he made the first step as a dancer and looked then above all to jabbawockeez, kaba modern and Quest crew. Mid-2009 he began with popping, this was a whole new world for him. He learned all kinds of variations in movements. His rule (always be a student, stay humble, create don’t try to imitate) In the battle scene they are often found.
Argil also know as Synthazoid is a dancer that is specialized in the style of popping. He’s been doing it for almost 8 years now. Synthazoid got his inspiration from different styles in popping, but the one that has stayed central, is the form of the dancing robot and the Oakland Boogaloo style. Synthazoid is known for his geometric lines and the abillity to dance with it.Synthazoid aka The Geometric Sage
Michael started Popping at dynamo in Eindhoven approximately 7 years ago with some local high school friends. At Dynamo he met Jing/Juice who introduced him to popping, the culture and the many styles. He fell in love with the dance, because of the many styles in popping. The adventure of exploring all these styles, motivates him to keep on training and learning more about the style popping.
Edmerd Koffy A.K.A. Fonky Ninja is a dancer with fighting spirit that is comparable with what you normally see in anime. Five years ago he decided to specialise in Popping. Coming from the most southern part of the Netherlands, he is now starting to travel around more to participate in different battles since battling is one of the things he enjoys doing the most.
Besides representing himself the dancer from the town Maastricht also represent The Crazy Ninja’s and HFC crew.
Delphine Deydey Nguyen is a top dancer from France from Vietnamese background. She has been dancing since the age of 8, starting with hip hop as her first style. In 2001, she decided to pool her focus into her popping and locking and specialise in the funkstyle dances. She is one of the top poppers in the world that travels far and wide to teach, compete, perform and judge. Deydey made Popping history when she became the first female World Popping Champion after winning the 2009 UK B-Boy Championship solo popping battle.
Jing ‘Juice’ Wang is a popping dancer born in China. He discovered this dance style when he was 16 years old and has been pursuing it passionately ever since. He never had just one teacher but learned from various sources all around the world. He managed to develop an unique style through continuous practice and is able to share his know-how with the next generation through teaching. With all his acquired knowledge he became ambitious in building on to the culture and has been involved in multiple projects.
Steen Koerner started his career as a self-taught robot dancer in 1982 in Denmark, and traveled the world already at an age of 14 to take battles with the best from Berlin, London, Paris and New York. He has since been a driving force in the urban arts community and was awarded the Hip Hop Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He is today a huge reference in terms of animation and tutting and has been spreading his knowledge all around the world.
This young man from France is all about passion! With his martial arts background you can see his discipline and has grown into a clean and consistent style. You’ve probably seen his appereances at the battles at the last years of Hooked. This year again at Shut Up & Trick 2018!
Jeffery “Machine” Mccann, 27 years old, started dancing at the age of 9 in Sacramento, California. Being on the streets, watching Martial Arts movies, and being part of Hip Hop in the early 90’s, all influenced his dance styles to vary from old forms of rocking to acrobatic tricks. He started his dance career with Show Biz Productions working with the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs. That opportunity soon led to Jeff dancing as a professional b-boy around the world in places.
Steffan “Mr. Wiggles” Clemente is one of the most dynamic and influential figures in the HipHop culture today. He is a member of the world renown Rock Steady Crew and The Electric Boogaloos. This multi talented virtuoso is blessed with the ability to dance, act, choreograph, teach, produce music, and is a gifted Grafitti artist. Mr. Wiggles is one of the judges of Planet Pop’n during EMOVES.
Handy “MonstaPop” Yacinthe is recognized as one of the leading forces in building the current-day Montréal popping community, and an innovative dance creator and technical experimenter in his own right. Montréal-born of Haitian parents, he has travelled throughout Canada, Europe and Asia competing, teaching, judging and exchanging with other specialists.
Anthony “Slim Boogie” Armstrong is a native of Los Angeles and one of the younger members of Machine Gone Funk Poppin’ crew. When he was 18, house dancing was his door way to the dance scene and what lead him to witness Poppin’. Once he got hooked, Slim Boogie turned into one of the youngest poppers creating a lot of buzz in the international dance community.
Slim Boogie is one of the invites of Planet Pop’N and one of the judges at City 2 City.
Greenteck is a Canadian popper and has a strong reputation worldwide. He is well known for his great precision, impeccable style and funky flavour. Drawing in audiences with his innovative concepts, Greenteck is a true showman who uses his energetic spark to keep people guessing and leave them in awe of his creativity. He is one of the invites of Planet Pop’N.
Robbin is a lifestyle coach who trains people from all over the world and enjoys a conscious healthy way of life. He is the permanent host of the Bar Battles Eindhoven. Robbin is also known as the Warrior Monk.
DJ Renegade has a long history in HipHop. From it’s arrival in the UK he has been a part of the scene in one form or another. Starting as a 1st generation street dancer in 1982, he progressed to DJing in 1986.
A specialist in providing music for breakers, poppers, lockers and HipHop. He is a regular DJ at all of the big dance events across the globe including; UK BBoy Champs, IBE, BOTY, R16, Freestyle Session, Juste Debout, HipOpsession, Redbull BC1, BreakOnStage, EuroBattle, OutBreak, WOD and also at NEXTSTEP-XL and World BBoy Classic during EMOVES.
It has been over seven years now that Mofak devoted himself entirely to music as a compositor and a producer.
He first came from the dance industry where he mastered the Poppin’. He has a real fascination for the P-Funk culture from the 80s and its new forms like the G-Funk.
Niek is responsible for World BBoy Classic, the worlds most important 2vs2 BBoy competition, which takes place every year in Eindhoven. He loves to work in TV, Live Performances, and large projects that involve creative people from different backgrounds. As Artistic Director of The Ruggeds, he was one of the driving forces of getting their show Adrenaline to the theatres.
Reiji Takahashi is the brother of Daisuke Takahashi and an extremely talented Tricking from Japan. Daisuke and Reiji both made it to the top during Hooked Gathering 2018. They travel all over the world to show what Japan’s finest Trickers can do. This year they will be at Shut Up & Trick 2018.
Daisuke Takahashi is the brother of Reiji Takahashi and an extremely talented Tricking from Japan. Daisuke and Reiji both made it to the top during Hooked Gathering 2018. They travel all over the world to show what Japan’s finest Trickers can do. This year they will be at Shut Up & Trick 2018.