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Mixtape Monday: Eargasm by John Wolff

Mixtape Monday: Eargasm by John Wolff

Jan 13, 2014 |  by  |  Music

This mixtape John Wolff made is a journey from deep, warm melodies to short raw tones. The 1 hour set starts at 120 bpm and at the end it passes 125. It will guide you by the hand through a mixture of emotions. John traded a lifestyle of potentially becoming a professional football player and the ambiance of football stadiums to that of night clubs, festivals and after party sessions. Purely because this is where his passions and ambitions lie: making music, playing records and sharing this with friends, dance floors and any other likeminded people. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Progressive Skydiving by Ruttenbergs

Mixtape Monday: Progressive Skydiving by Ruttenbergs

Dec 31, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Ruttenbergs is a producer and DJ from Amsterdam, the driving force behind Op de Valrave and City Samplers, and co-owner of the label Colored Records. He just started one year ago and already has releases on respected labels such as Traum Schallplatten and Parquet Recordings on his résumé. His unique style is a combination of big room techno with a touch of melancholy, fine rhythms, deep growling bass lines, guitars and a touch of progressive. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Christmas Caroling by Juan Sanchez

Mixtape Monday: Christmas Caroling by Juan Sanchez

Dec 23, 2013 |  by  |  Music

Dedication, passion, and natural born skills have established Juan Sanchez as a sovereign tastemaker within the international electronic music community. With a sound that is best described as a sophisticated blend of nasty jacking house and techno mutations packed with twists and turns for complete floor annihilation, Juan has graced peak time spots at the world’s best clubs and festivals, rocking floors from Sao Paolo’s famed D-Edge club to the Barcelona and Copenhagen editions of the world renowned Sensation events. (..more)

Mixtape Monday: Over the Atlantic by ME.N.U.

Mixtape Monday: Over the Atlantic by ME.N.U.

Dec 16, 2013 |  by  |  Music

A mixtape from an Amsterdam based DJ every Monday to kick-start your new week. Archive here. The Macedonian DJ/producer Marko Nikolovski aka ME.N.U. started seriously following his musical passions and desires right after finishing his studies in Amsterdam. He is now working on an album of his own to be released (..more)

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)

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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)