Welcome to the Future stands for underground music at a dreamy location

Welcome to the Future stands for underground music at a dreamy location

Jul 26, 2012 |  by  |  Event, Music, Sponsored
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It’s almost time for Welcome to the Future again; the underground house and techno festival located in the extremely beautiful Twiske just out of Amsterdam. There are a crazy amount of festivals out there this year but if we at Overdose.am have to pick a few to go to we mainly look at two few factors: the intimacy of the location and a forward thinking line-up. Well, I can tell you Welcome to the Future ticks both these boxes, and let me tell you why.


If I had to introduce and plug every great artist on the line-up, I would end up writing a book instead of an internet article. Since no-one had the attention span for that, I decided to go for three big tips:

2011 was most definitely Solomun’s year. Not only did his slow and sexy tracks get played by every just about everyone, he also had the undisputed summer hit of the year with Around, AND saw his proteges and label mate David August rise to new heights of fame. I know some people are already getting a bit tired of hearing Solomun’s tracks everywhere, but don’t let that keep you a away from a set by the man himself. As we witnessed ourselves in Studio 80 earlier this year: Solomun brings passion back to the DJ booth.

No other Dutch DJ and producer has been attached to WTTF as long as Steve Rachmad, since he was already a resident to the show back in the 90s at the legendary Paradiso events. Back then he was already one of our country’s biggest talents, ever. With over a hundred releases and remixes under his name, Steve Rachmad is without a doubt one of the most productive producers in dance history. All and more reasons to rightfully program a local legend like Rachmad right in between Carl Craig and Derrick May at the renown techno stage.

Berlin based DJ, producer and live act Acid Pauli is one of the lucky members of the underground Bar25 label, which is now called Katermukke. His nickname and logo resembles the Hamburg based soccer club St. Pauli and the AcidHouseSmiley. NU is also one of the old Bar 25 protagonists, and has been visiting our country a few times in the recent past for events variating from Shoeless to a Studio 80 club night. Together they make very spacey and deep music with lots international influences, just have a listen to Bar25’s most successful song up to now ‘Who loves the sun’ by NU, Joke and Acid Pauli. The duo will be performing at Nachtlab’s Garden at 2pm, so don’t be late!


Lastly, the recreational area called ‘Het Twiske’ is a piece of nature located in between Amsterdam, Zaandam and Purmerend. This area actually consists of two thirds of land and one third of water. Basically, a perfect place to set-up a festival to get lost in the variety of colourful tents, art and decorations surrounding the many stages. It’s such a big exploration to walk around the huge areas of this festival that it’s weird suddenly remembering that this exotic location is so close to our capital city. Oh yeah, go by bike if you can, it’s easy and closer than you think.

Welcome to the Future
When: Saturday July 28th, 12:00-24:00
Where: Oostzaan, het Twiske
Tickets: €44.50
Website: welcometothefuture.nl

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