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 Lee Van Dowski

“Sometimes I feel the care DJs receive is disproportionate, we just mix records together and produce music in the end..” Lee Van Dowski, the very name exudes style and intrigue. A country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the French-born, Geneva-based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn’t far off the mark. Born Renaud Lewandowski, Lee has earned himself a reputation as a kind of dark prince of uplifting electronic music who spreads his mischief via long, undulating DJ ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Richy Ahmed

The last two years has seen the rise and rise of British house music thanks to a whole new generation of DJs and producers like Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything and Russ Yallop. In the midst of this explosion of homegrown talent and new musical innovation is Richy Ahmed, Paradise at DC10 and Hot Natured resident and partner in the genre-defining Hot Creations label. Richy has spent the last three summers cutting his teeth at some of the world’s best parties including, Circo Loco in Ibiza, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, Watergate in Berlin, Burning Man in the middle ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Claude VonStroke

“Detroit is not that different than it was one or two years ago. The media love to tell a fantastic story about a city going bankrupt but really it is the same type of place that it was before.” Raised in Detroit and based in San Francisco, Barclay Crenshaw created the quirky alias “Claude VonStroke” in 2005 and went on to become one of the most well respected label owners and DJs in dance music. His label, dirtybird, continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene. The label features an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. In ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with the Revenge

“If I had a time machine I’d probably venture back to right after the Big Bang. Just to check it out, smoke a joint and come back” The Revenge is a producer who understands the past but embraces the future. The analogue approach, forward thinking productions and his versatility as a DJ, has ensured him a place as one of the leading names in House music in recent years. His music has been released on imprints such as Z Records, Needwant, Killing Music and his own Roar Groove. This brief and concise catalogue showcases vocals, dubs and a range of ... Read more

There’s a Wonderland at the End of the Rabbit Hole

Saturday February 15th, a new winter festival is born when Verknipt and Deep House Amsterdam are joining forces to create Wonderland Festival. For no less than 16 hours (from 4pm until 8am) Westerunie, Westerliefde and Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam’s cultural Westerpark are turned into a promised land with the best in deep house and techno. A place where mad things happen and nothing is what it seems, and where a long list of local and international DJ’s will make this a mezmerising trip down the rabbit hole. Verknipt has made a name for itself in a short period of time by organising parties ... Read more