About Me

Music Journalist

I’m running my own music site called Platendraaier, the place where you can find all kind of information about vinyl and music. I’m also writing album, concert and festival reviews.

Computer Scientist

I’m studying computer science at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. At the moment I’m in my last year of study.

Traveler.

I like travelling all around the world. The last couple of summer vacations I backpacked through different parts of Asia including India, Vietnam and Thailand.

Information

I’m Hugo, a twenty-six year old guy from The Netherlands who’s studying computer science. I’m interested in all kind of subjects related to the online web, from web-developing with languages like HTML, CSS, C# and SQL to the social media world with different networks, analytics, SEO and content.

I really like spending time on my love for music. Not that I’m playing any kind of instrument, but I’m running my own music website about vinyl and music. I’ve got a large collection of vinyl records covering all kinds of music genres. On my website you’ll find information about vinyl releases, fairs, record stores and well-known album covers. On the blog you can read the last album reviews and reports of concerts/festivals and my visits to record stores all over the country.

During the summer vacation I’m traveling all around the world to visit places that appeals to me. These are mainly countries with a impressive culture, historical sights, diversity in the landscape, tropical climates and delicious food and drinks.

Besides my studies I practiced athletics for over eighteen years. From 2010 specifically aimed at long distances, where I’ve increased the duration and intensity of the running sessions over the years. The performance became better and better but I got a backlash after the summer of 2012. Then I tried to rebuild the workouts for different periods of time. I decided to stop running after yet another setback in February 2014. Nowadays you can find me on my mountainbike, cycling around 150 km a week.

HTML5
90%
SEO
90%
Online Communication
90%
SQL
85%
Content Marketing
80%
CSS3
80%
C#
70%
PHP
65%

"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue."

Plato

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

Miriam Beard

Some Fun Facts

Music Albums Listened
Cities Visited
KM of running
Vinyl Records Bought

Contact Me

If you want to ask me a question, make a suggestion or if you’re in need to contact me you can use the contact form. You can also reach me on different social media channels.