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Firestarters and Discovery present Future Mix - a documentary exploring the future of DJing

Firestarters and Discovery present Future Mix – a documentary exploring the future of DJing

Dec 12, 2013 |  by  |  Music, Sponsored

Anyone familiar with underground 'DJ culture' will know that it's a branch of the music industry that attaches a lot of value to authenticity and the romanticism of old-school craftsmanship. Playing with vinyl is praised for the skill and ear required to mix and appreciate it right, while beat matching with sync buttons and laptops is loathed for the lack of finesse involved in getting it right. Still, advancing technology is not something you can stop, and more and more top DJs are exploring the possibilities to innovate. (..more)

Mixtape Monday:

Mixtape Monday: “Do you know this family?” by Mark van de Maat

Dec 9, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Mark van de Maat definitely had his share of everything music related. DIY hardcore/punk at heart, his musical endeavours took him to countless different places in the Netherlands and beyond, ever broadening his musical horizon. The worlds of heavy distorted guitars and dance floor machinery shine through in his DJing: expect the more obscure tracks normally found only in dark back alleys, filthy clubs and desolate forests, ranging from black metal, to wave and house classics. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: GEEN GEZEIK, GEWOON DANSEN by HET GODVERDOMME DJ-TEAM

Mixtape Monday: GEEN GEZEIK, GEWOON DANSEN by HET GODVERDOMME DJ-TEAM

Dec 2, 2013 |  by  |  Music

The guys from HET GODVERDOMME DJ-TEAM are originally from the sandy outlaws of Jerusalem. Raised by their rhythmic carpenter father, they fell in love with the sound of his tools which made the brothers feel like moving their young and athletic bodies. These early environmental influences have brought the guys to where they are today: establishing the traveling ‘CLUB GODVERDOMME‘ as a church for the talented independent producers that Amsterdam brings forth nowadays. Mooning to the white-bread, chicken tonight, over digitalized, easy digesting dance scene, their motto is: ‘No Bullshit, just Dance’. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: The Monday Melancholy Mix by Zwaan

Mixtape Monday: The Monday Melancholy Mix by Zwaan

Nov 25, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Since the beginning of time, the swan has been a symbol of style and perfection for civilisations around the globe. With it’s long neck, spotless white coat and zen like flight paths, it’s not hard to see why. When you listen closely to Zwaan’s music you can almost hear a flock of these beautiful creatures fly by on their way to a different world with new sounds, colours and flavours. For this Mixtape Monday he will take us on a melancholic trip worthy of his illustrious name.. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Butterflies and Coconuts by Pershian

Mixtape Monday: Butterflies and Coconuts by Pershian

Nov 18, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Just like many others Pershian started as a bedroom DJ, but this quickly escalated to small parties. His experience grew by trial and error and since he has found his passion and direction in the house and techno sound that originated in Detroit and Chicago. He has shared the decks with heroes such as Knobs, Kalden Bess, Leghau, Invite, Sam Paganini, Rich Jones and Sutter Cane and there is more on the horizon for this talented DJ. (..more)

My Town My Tracks, Arjuna Schiks, Olivier Weiter and Miss Melera about Amsterdam

My Town My Tracks, Arjuna Schiks, Olivier Weiter and Miss Melera about Amsterdam

Nov 18, 2013 |  by  |  Fashion, Sponsored, Spots

In the campaign 'My Town My Tracks' thee creatives from different cities around the globe talk about their favourites around town. Tokyo was up first, but this time around Onitsuka Tiger looked towards the low lands and asked three DJs for their story: Olivier Weiter, Miss Melera and Arjuna Schiks. They talk about their Amsterdam favourites below, but check out the Tokyo version of the campaign first! (..more)

Mixtape Monday: The Atakai Connection by Florinsz Janvier

Mixtape Monday: The Atakai Connection by Florinsz Janvier

Nov 11, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Florinsz Janvier is the (co-)founder of deep house and techno community SEKOIA. This upcoming talent, originally from Brabant, is slowly but surely making a name for himself in Utrecht and Amsterdam. Partly due to their online blog/community of course, but also independently as a DJ who dares to look beyond trends and hypes and finds his own way. That's atmospheric storytelling house and techno by the way, a niche that we have quite a soft spot for. Expect deep and organic sounds, perfect for a rough Monday! (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Monday's Rehab by Faux Couture

Mixtape Monday: Monday’s Rehab by Faux Couture

Nov 4, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Faux Couture, two individual worlds in one duo. Life has highlights and lows. Something they translate to music, sometimes fun and enjoyable and sometimes deep. Most people know them because of our choice for funky house and disco tracks in their sets. However, they have another side and also love depth and darkness. For us they recorded this indie/electronica set which is perfect to listen to on a hung over Monday. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Bio Digital by Huminal

Mixtape Monday: Bio Digital by Huminal

Oct 28, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Huminal (Paul Deetman and Jelle Jansen) are two young up and coming electronic artists. Their style can be described as raw and deep with perfect harmony, flowing through different levels of techno and electronica. Within every production or set their main aim is to take the listener on an adventure through a world of loaded bass, pumping synths and metallic glitching. For a few years now they’ve been sharing their sound at Amsterdams finest clubs such as Paradiso, Chicago Social Club, Studio 80, AIR and more. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Post ADE Depressions By Mudde

Mixtape Monday: Post ADE Depressions By Mudde

Oct 21, 2013 |  by  |  Music

The sets full time audio engineer Mudde energetically constructs are made up of a wide array of sounds, from heavy house to pumping techno via dark garage, UK bass and a bit of dancehall and bashment. “As a DJ I love to combine different styles that suit the moment of the party,” he says. “I’m always keeping an eye open for new and old styles of music which still have dance floor relevance.” (..more)