Author: Philippe Stalder

is a Swiss expat who is currently finishing his MA in Journalism at the University of Amsterdam. His musical preferences have transcended a number of genres through the years. Starting as a young kid with his sister’s Fugees tapes and his brother’s Rolling Stones vinyls he went on to form his own band playing Blues-Rock during his school age. It was not until he moved in with Zurich’s hometown boy DJ Jimi Jules that Philippe started to be immersed in the world of electronical sounds. As a music journalist he has interviewed people from such a diverse background as the Chilenian tribal house pioneers Matanza and living Blues legend Johnny Winter. After spending a year in the sleepy town of Aarhus, Denmark Philippe is looking forward to spending Sundays recovering from what Amsterdam has to offer...

Mix #109 By Jimi Jules

Zurich based DJ and producer Jimi Jules is one of the most promising upcoming artists within the international underground dance music scene. Together with his partner in crime Oliver $, this groovy multi-instrumentalist recently shook up the scene with his smash-hit ‘Pushing On’, occupying the beatport number one spot for over two weeks. Their tune emanated centrifugally, inducing shaky legs from the centre of Europe to the beaches of Miami and the shores of Japan. But let’s be clear: Jimi Jules ain’t no one hit wonder! Descended from a tribe of Caribbean voodoo-sorcerers and a Central Swiss farmer and musician’s ... Read more

DGTL Festival Report: Day 2

It’s been a week since DGTL Festival and we’re still recovering from the madness that weekend. Time to wind back and share our experiences. Here’s day 2 of our DGTL Festival report, this time through the eyes of our very own Philippe Stalder. As we feasted away the night at the after party on Saturday night, our knees were a bit shaky and our brains a bit dizzy when we got into the line to jump on the N.D.S.M. ferry that took us to day 2 of DGTL Festival. After kicking back a couple of early beers we were on ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 5: Audio & Phono

Only 19 more days to go until DGTL Festival 2014 will take place in Amsterdam during the Easter weekend. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 4: Analog

Only 30-something more days to go until DGTL Festival 2014 will take place in Amsterdam during Easter weekend. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect site ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 3: Red Bull

Easter weekend is coming closer, and that means that DGTL is as well. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect site to kick off the Dutch ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 2: Digital & Crew Love

Only 58 more days to go until DGTL Festival 2014 will take place in Amsterdam during the Easter weekend. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect ... Read more

DGTL Stages Part 1: Kompakt & Innervisions

Only sixty-something more days to go until DGTL Festival 2014 will take place in Amsterdam during the Easter weekend. Be there when some of the most acknowledged organizations in the industry will send their finest underground electronica soldiers into the battlefields at the NDSM Docklands. Armed with some of the most contagious weapons of mass eruption, the artists are equipped to come, see and conquer – not only your oozy auditory canals, but also that hidden place in your brain where you store the most exceptional memories. Located on the waterfront of the city harbour, DGTL Festival has chosen the perfect ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Him_Self_Her

“We definitely bounce off each other in the studio and we always try to have fun, in fact we act like idiots most of the time so we are hoping no one ever asks to come in and film us at work!” Him_Self_Her are a British duo consisting of Claire Spooner and Leon Baggotts. Together, this dynamic duo has had house heads in a spin over the past year or so, with their fun-filled, ornate take on the genre endearing many, not least seminal labels such as Circle Music, Crosstown Rebels and Love Not Money. With their debut outing for ... Read more

Review: Prunk & PONY – Disluv EP

Today we have the pleasure of putting two residents of the Deep House Amsterdam family in the limelight. Because Prunk and his Southern brothers PONY are currently shaking up the scene with a new cut called Disluv EP, consisting of two deep ‘n jacking house tracks: ‘Loving Me’ and ‘Disluv’. Prunk made  a name for himself after his debut at Mysteryland 2011 and has held residency at the renowned club AIR in Amsterdam where he played his blend of Nu-Disco and Chicago house. PONY (Kevin and Glenn) on the other hand are known for their unprejudiced approach to music. “Nowadays it is absolutely vital ... Read more

Review: Good Guy Mikesh – From Another World EP

The electronic all-rounder from Leipzig (GE) ‘Good Guy Mikesh’ just dropped his new ‘From Another World EP’ on Ellum Audio. This exciting EP consists of three original tracks which all exudes Mikesh’s characteristically gloomy, yet cordial vibe that also convinced label boss Maceo Plex to work with him. The EP kicks off with Maceo’s edit of ‘Place of Love’ which features Mikesh’s production partner and friend Filburt. The track begins with a steady semiquavers groove and a divine spherical synthesizer pattern that slowly winds itself round the groove like a creeper plant round its tree. After a break in the ... Read more

It’s ON Pete Tong!

Club AIR is to clubbers what George Clooney is to female coffee lovers: suave, tolerant, cosmopolitan and free spirited We are happy to announce that Pete Tong will play his legendary British house at AIR Amsterdam during ADE on Thursday, 17th October. Pete Tong is an old hand in the turntable rockers guild. He was already spinning Vinyl’s when most of today’s young cats were still spinning rounds on a tricycle. Bringing over three decades of DJing experience into the game, Pete Tong knows how to properly rock a crowd. However, he is not the only reason why house lovers should join ... Read more

Review: Anton Kuertz – Morgen.EP 134

Amsterdam-based producer and house music entrepreneur Daniel van Drunen a.k.a. Anton Kuertz from the infamous record label Chasing the Hihat has just released a new EP. Morgen.ep 134 is its name and also contains two remix tracks from his homeboys ME.N.U. and Camiel Daamen. Together with his muse and vocalist Esther Milberg as well as Coen Gülcher on the electronic accordeon, Anton Kuertz can’t wait to celebrate his EP with the exceptional live ensemble at the morgen.am EP release party coming Saturday, taking place at the new Doka club in Amsterdam. The EP starts off with a mellow-funky track called ... Read more

WARNING: Exploited about to take over ‘De Balie’

The Berlin Label Exploited spares neither trouble nor expense in order to unite a delicious cross-section of innovative electronic talent in a hot auditory melting-pot. On October 19th, they are tossing their musical spearhead containing 12 Exploited DJ’s from all over the world at ADE again. Be there when the Exploited DJ gang tears apart ‘De Balie’ in Amsterdam and find out which ingredients compose the unique flavour of Exploited’s electronical recipe. With DJing chef cooks present from Germany, France, England, Brazil, Switzerland and the Netherlands, it should not be a big challenge to find musical influences that will match ... Read more