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Park Am See Podcast #001 By Doctor Dru

Published On | By Milan van Ooijen | DJ-Mix, Podcast | Deep House Amsterdam
 

This Saturday will see the first edition of Park Am See Festival. The line-up will be delivered by three different organizations with its own stage, creating a characteristic sound at each one of them. The location is a virgin, untouched piece of nature, which will act as the playground for the attendees. Together with the exquisite selection of artists, one of whom is Exploited’s Doctor Dru, this promises to turn into a memorable day indeed.

For Doctor Dru it all started when he was a little boy, treating his mothers pots and pans with his drumsticks. After a professional career as a drummer he had a skateboarding accident that left him with two broken arms and put an abrupt end to drumming for a while. But tweaking a mixer was still possible, and so the affair with an Atari and a drum machine began…

The subsequent years were about honing his production skills and spinning vinyl at numerous parties and clubs. Before long he was producing a wide variety of artists including one of his heroes, Bootsy Collins. In 2010 he founded the label JEUDI Records, with like-minded friends from Baalsaal, Hamburg. The following year saw him ghostproducing for other DJs while debuting his own material. “Ooh Gosh!”, his debut EP sat in the Top 5 of the dancecharts for weeks. Doctor Dru was also the producer behind “Juicy Fruit“, the 2011 summer hit and success story of Exploited’s sub label Blackjuke Box; and the “Anymore” EP in collaboration with his buddies Adana Twins (mix/interview).

Then the Twins hired him for their breakthrough: the “Everyday” EP on Exploited . With ‘The Voice of Dru’ Doctor Dru created his own breakthrough. A modern take on a classic italo track which – within a few days – became a Beatport Top 10 Hit and was sitting comfortably on Deephouse No.1 for weeks. Remixes on OFF & Stil vor Talent were following. His follow-up on Exploited, the “2KnowU” EP was another track that made him to a stable guest in the Top Dance charts. “U Don’t Dance” on Jackmode and his remixes for Bedouin Soundclash and Claptone showed another profound insight of his talent last year. The next solo Ep is waiting to be released soon and with so much behind him already, we’re excited to see what the future holds for Doctor Dru.

On May 24 the Doctor can be witnissed in person as he is playing at Park Am See Festival. Together with Chasing The Hihat Records, Watergate and us, three stages will be hosted with a diverse line-up carrying some of the hottest names around. Hailing from Germany under the Watergate flag for instance are Tiefschwarz, Catz n Dogz, Ruede Hagelstein, Marco Resmann and Matthias Meyer, while Deep House Amsterdam is treating to NY-city boy M A N I K and Amsterdam shakers Prunk, Pony, Kimou and Kevin Duane, and last but not least a visit from none other than Charlotte Thorstvedt.. There are still some tickets available so grab a hold of ‘em quickly if you don’t wanna miss this.

The official afterparty of Park Am See Festival will take place at Chicago Social Club. The line-up over there is for you to find out after the festival…

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Milan van Ooijen is the editor-in-chief for Deep House Amsterdam.