The man sitting across from me on the dance floor of the infamous Elementenstraat in Amsterdam looks nothing like anything I had read about him. On the back cover of his biography it is written about: 'A life full of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.' Homeless at the age of fifteen, organizer of brutal illegal house parties, heavily addicted for years and one of the great pioneers in the Dutch dance scene. But opposite me there is a man, a real guy, quietly doing his breathing exercises before his interview. Just to 'ground' yourself. Ilja Reiman's life is full of contradictions. In that respect, everything is still the same.
TRUE STORIES #7