Author: Peter Dingemanse

was already interested in music at a very young age, endlessly listening to radio programmes and DJ mixes. But it was not until the age of 19 that he started playing himself, mostly at local events and clubs. He then decided to move to Amsterdam and discovered the world of dance parties and festivals. After being off the DJ-map for a couple of years, he returned to the scene in 2012 under his current pseudonym DiSign.

Exclusive Interview With Thyladomid

Thyladomid is a German producer and DJ. He was born in Cologne into a musical family and began learning piano at the age of 5. His first impressions of club culture started in 2006, however, when he had the opportunity to accompany a well-known DJ at the time. Immediately infected, he decided to invest all the money he managed to earn into buying production equipment. All his time and energy went into producing electronic music and, within a short period, achieved a professional level. In 2007 the project “Thyladomid” was born and in the same year Charles Thiemann alias “Thyladomid” ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Patlac

“I started with techno music from labels like Tresor, Kanzleramt, Müller. I think it was a little rebellious, because a lot of the kids listened to some more pop music and I wanted to be different. Now I think how stupid it actually is, the attitude that my taste is the best, but back then it was cool.” Patrick Müller aka Patlac is a DJ/Producer from Hamburg. Originally from a small village in North Germany, he now resides in the country’s second biggest city, known for its harbour, St. Pauli district and of course quality deep house music. Although he ... Read more

BPM Festival Report 2015 – Part 2

Written by: Peter Dingemanse & Lex Van Aken Part 2 of our epic BPM festival report continues right from where we left off in the first part.  Peter: Monday at Fusion was Maeve Rave time. Mark Flynn aka The Drifter opened what would become one of the best events of the festival. All DJ’s matched harmoniously with each other and were aware of time, place and corresponding atmosphere when playing. It all started, like a beach party should, with relaxed beats, then Baikal took it up a notch and by the time Tennis handed over to Mano Le Tough the ... Read more

BPM Festival 2015 Report – Part 1

Last week the 8th edition of the BPM Festival was held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Originally conceived as an event for people in the hospitality industry – BPM stood for Bartenders, Promoters, Managers – over the years the festival has grown to a gathering of DJ’s, producers and electronic dance music fans. With ten days filled with 80 events, 350 artists and over 50,000 enthusiastic party people, it has become the official dance music kick off of the year. BPM consists of daytime and nighttime events hosted by record labels and promoters. The parties take place at seven venues, ... Read more

10 Reasons To Visit The BPM Festival In 2016

Maybe you hadn’t heard of the BPM Festival before, maybe you had but thought it wasn’t worth the trip to Mexico, or maybe you just couldn’t make it this year and need a reminder to clear your agenda for January 2016. Either way, just after the 2015 edition Deep House Amsterdam is happy to share with you 10 reasons why BPM can’t be missed next edition.  10 reasons to head to the BPM festival in 2016: – Lovely weather all day, every day Palm trees and parties, that’s a winning combo. – Ancient Maya culture and sublime diving/snorkling spots around the corner ... Read more

All Gone Pete Tong @ BPM Festival Preview

The world’s most famous radio DJ flies in for a UK house event at this year’s BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Of course we are talking about Pete Tong, the Radio 1 host of the legendary Essential Mix series. Contributing a set for his weekly show is seen as equally big of an big honour as playing in a prestigious club like Fabric or Berghain. Getting the honour can also mean a big boost in the career of a young DJ, as the show is listened to by an enormous amount of electronic music fans all over the world. ... Read more

Life And Death BPM Showcase Preview

Berlin based label Life And Death kicks off the brand new year with a showcase at the BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The versatile imprint is known for bringing along DJ’s who are not signed to the label and give the line-up a surprising twist. At the latest Amsterdam Dance Event for example, DJ Harvey was the eye catcher in a disco oriented room hosted by DJ Tennis. At BPM it’s Ben UFO and Joy Orbison. Ben UFO is one of the last remaining DJ’s whose popularity is mostly based on his sets and less on his productions. ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Floris Groeneveld (Straf_Werk)

The name Floris Groeneveld probably doesn’t ring a bell with most deep house followers. Nevertheless, Floris is an influential entity in the scene. As a booker for Apenkooi events he is responsible for the programming of parties and festivals like STRAF_WERK, DGTL, Valhalla, Amsterdam Open Air and (more recently) the new venue De Marktkantine. During a very busy period with STRAF_WERK closing next week, Valhalla and the announcement of the DGTL 2015 line-up we spoke to S_W booker Floris Groeneveld about his job, the events and his plans for De Marktkantine. How did you become a booker? In 2004 I ... Read more

ADE Report: DGTL, NGHTDVSN & Loveland,

Last week it was time for the 19th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. More than 300.000 electronic music fans washed over Holland’s capital in search of their favourite DJ. Choosing from the list of over 450 parties with almost 2.500 artists is always one of most difficult tasks of the year. This time the combination of line-ups, friends, guest lists and fate brought me to DGTL, NGHTDVSN and Loveland. Although ADE officially kicked off on Wednesday, my first event was on Thursday. DGTL organized three nights at the NDSM shipyard and for the first one they had invited Life ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Hot Since 82

“I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. Maybe l was sent here to make people smile and dance. I like the idea of that” 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the year the Commodore 64 was launched, becoming the all-time best-selling personal computer. Dexys Midnight Runners scored a massive hit with ‘Come On Eileen’, Italy won the world cup and last but not least, Daley Padley was born in a Yorkshire town. Allegedly hot since birth, it took him over twenty years to get his breakthrough in dance music ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With DJ Tennis

When Manfredi Romano, better known as DJ Tennis, answers the Skype call, he sits in his Miami studio after just getting back from Hawaii. The short break had been a combination of business and pleasure, as he played at the Asylum Afterhours club and discovered the archipelago. The Italian DJ/producer, event organizer and Life & Death label manager looks very relaxed and tells that with his visit he fulfilled a childhood dream. “I dreamed of going to Hawaii since I was a kid, but even then it was better than I could imagine. I thought it was more densely populated ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Noah Pred

“Records have such a short shelf life in the market nowadays, you need to get creative with keeping people interested beyond the first few weeks” After performing live for over a decade in the underground hotspots of Toronto, Canada, Noah Pred, also the founder of Thoughtless Music, can now view himself as a sought-after DJ in Europe too, after making the leap to Europe some years ago. Throwing the much-loved Thoughtless label parties was a natural evolution of numerous DJ residencies held by Pred in Vancouver, Montreal and in Toronto with the legendary Fukhouse crew. The past few years have ... Read more

Report: A Weekend In Ibiza

Although technically not over yet, summer seemed far away in Amsterdam the last weeks of August. And even though I had my fair share of festivals over the last couple of months, I couldn’t think of a better destination than Ibiza for a nice combo of beach and beats. The adventure started Friday afternoon and standing right behind Ferry Corsten when boarding the aircraft left no room for error this was the right flight. At the Ibiza airport big billboards invited me to come and see shows of Avicii, Afrojack and Steve Aoki, but unfortunately for them I had other ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Darius Syrossian

“Ok let’s face it, nobody reads DJ bio’s, I don’t care to read anybody else’s, so I don’t expect anybody to want to read mine. All I care about is true house music, I don’t believe in genres, it is all house music to me. That is already more info than you need, now stop reading and listen to some music instead.” Having a slightly different view toward the entire idea of the dance music industry today, Darius Syrossian always spotlights the fact that it’s not about the achievement as a DJ/producer rather than the music one plays and strives ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Digitaria

“Of course there is music she likes that I can’t stand, and vice versa. Some years ago she was really into happy indie pop dance, and I was really into minimal, we spent maybe one year without a common ground” Digitaria are Daniela Caldellas and Daniel Albinati, two Brazilians that came together in music a decade ago. They started as a four­piece band, their first release in 2006 on German label Gigolo Records was relicensed to Ministry of Sound and led to their debut album on the label. Since then they have become a duo, released a second album and ... Read more