Mixtape Monday: It's Always Sunny in Amsterdam by Donagrandi

Mixtape Monday: It’s Always Sunny in Amsterdam by Donagrandi

Feb 8, 2016 |  by  |  Music

Donagrandi is the one of the hardest working men in the biz in Amsterdam. He’s delivering quality releases in his genres g-house, nu-disco and deephouse and on leading labels like Lou Lou Records, Sleazy G. Needless to say, expectations were high for for this mixtape. And damn, does he deliver. (..more)

Oostpool chronicles Smith and Mapplethorpe, but it hits the head not the heart

Oostpool chronicles Smith and Mapplethorpe, but it hits the head not the heart

Feb 7, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event

Good performances and a well-constructed overview of the lives of two icons with the occasional hint at poetic freedom can’t save an aimless production. (..more)

Come dig or kick back at Volkshotel's new vinyl market

Come dig or kick back at Volkshotel’s new vinyl market

Feb 3, 2016 |  by  |  Event, Music

Ever since the vinyl game is resurrected and alive and well more and more vinyl sales in all shapes and sizes keep popping up. From huge ones like Recordplanets’ fair in the RAI a couple of weeks ago, to more intimate sales like the one this Sunday. It’s great to see the revival of vinyl doing so well and attracting a wider audience than ever. (..more)

Fast and curious at Generation '16 by MOAM

Fast and curious at Generation ’16 by MOAM

Feb 1, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event, Fashion

Everyday life is an entrance for new talent. The future is happening now and creativity is booming in cities like Amsterdam. That’s why MOAM organizes an exhibition each year with the best of the best youngsters in the creative field. From illustration to design, from fashion to documentary; it’s all (..more)

Local Rockstars: Bas Dobbelaer's atmospheric sound

Local Rockstars: Bas Dobbelaer’s atmospheric sound

Jan 29, 2016 |  by  |  Music

His dad’s into electronic music, so Bas Dobbelaer grew up hearing Sandrien and John Digweed. He and his brother always competed by wanting to find the coolest track. It was Bas’ dad who took him to his first techno party when he was only 17 years old. Nuno Dos Santos and Patrice Bäumel were playing in Paradiso and he even called beforehand to make sure his underage son would get inside. This is the moment Bas knew that this was it. (..more)

Marty Marn talks artistry and Isa Genzken’s exhibtion at the Stedelijk

Marty Marn talks artistry and Isa Genzken’s exhibtion at the Stedelijk

Jan 28, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Photos, Sponsored

I had the pleasure to take in Isa Genzken’s comprehensive art exhibition at the Stedelijk with another creative who dares to push their discipline further than most: Marty Marn, photographer of the wildness that goes on after hours. (..more)

Worth Your Dam Hangover: MIND, LET, NGHTDVSN, Oostkaap, XXX, Studio 80

Worth Your Dam Hangover: MIND, LET, NGHTDVSN, Oostkaap, XXX, Studio 80

Jan 27, 2016 |  by  |  Event

Too many plans for the weekend? Let me narrow your options down by weekly suggesting the events where you can meet, dance and drink with Amsterdam’s finest crowds. After all, ‘a hangover ain’t worth the pain if the party is lame’. So here’s where you weekend warriors should go to for next Monday’s hangover. (..more)

Local Rockstars: Tim Hoeben about the tension between house and disco

Local Rockstars: Tim Hoeben about the tension between house and disco

Jan 26, 2016 |  by  |  Event, Music

Tim Hoeben is everywhere. No, seriously. Everywhere. He was a resident at Trouw and Studio 80 (may they both rest in peace) and still is at Disco Dolly. So it’s save to say his style is extremely diverse. He seems to be playing at every party in town, including at Oostkaap in Cruquiusgilde this Saturday. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Vinyl digging sessions by Marco Duits

Mixtape Monday: Vinyl digging sessions by Marco Duits

Jan 25, 2016 |  by  |  Music

Marco Duits is making his way through The Netherlands and China as a DJ and promoter. Being passionate about deephouse music he gives us look into his crate of hard to find vinyl gems. The tape he made for us is a solid overview of his preference in house music, classics, newschool, deep, vocals, funky, disco and tropical. (..more)