Tag: amsterdam open air

Interview: Prunk

After selling out clubnights in Amsterdam at the likes of Claire, De Marktkantine, and Chicago Social Club, Prunk‘s PIV brand is expanding into the festival arena with next month’s PIV Winter Festival. No stranger to DHA, Prunk & PIV have been there since the beginning with both artist and brand picking up steam since its 2015 inception. Aside from the aforementioned local clubs, the PIV name has also found itself on board last September’s The Ark Cruise, while Prunk continues to line up sets at the likes of Labyrinth Open in Croatia, DGTL Barcelona, Welcome to the Future, Straf_Werk Festival, ... Read more

Free Download: Andy Stott – Numb (Marc Holstege Remix)

Marc Holstege is a young DJ & Producer from the Netherlands who’s finding his way up in the techno scene. Musically wise beyond his early twenties years, Marc has steadily gained a love from the underground following an immersion in music from a young age, Marc set out curating his own mixtapes which were quickly sought after, leading to performances at local events like Valhalla, Pleinvrees, Verknipt, Amsterdam Open Air, as well as big stages like the Paradiso and Tivoli Vredenburg. With a big 2018 that includes a new Stil Vor Talent release, as well as gigs throughout Europe (and ... Read more

This Summer, Secret Headliners Transform De Martkantine Saturdays Into Jungle Party Oasis

Even though the summer season is ruled by festivals, the thriving club scene of Amsterdam is not to be forgotten. During the months of June-August, De Martkantine presents a new summertime concept – De Zomerkantine – each and every Saturday lasting through the summer months. The idea is simple, coinciding with that weekend’s festival to bring a special (secret) headliner to the club. Why? Well, with festival season in Amsterdam being so competitive, sometimes the nightclubs suffer due to a variety of reasons – exclusivity, schedule conflicts, etc. De Zomerkantine looks to solve this with its unique concept. With De ... Read more

DHA Mix #286 By Marc Holstege

At only 21 years old, Dutchman Marc Holstege delivers a unique and mellow sound well beyond his years. Gaining a love for the underground following an immersion in music from a young age, Marc set out curating his own mixtapes which were quickly sought after, leading to performances at local events like Valhalla, Pleinvrees, Verknipt, Amsterdam Open Air, as well as big stages like the Paradiso and Tivoli Vredenburg. Now, as 2017 rolls on, and releases on Stil vor Talent, as well as major festival appearances are on the horizon, Marc Holstege stops by our mix series. Also, check out ... Read more

DHA Mix #236 + Interview By Route 94

Over the past handful of years, Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in today’s house music scene. Setting clubs ablaze in the hands of Skream, Benga and New York Transit Authority, Route 94’s propulsive, bass-heavy music is also regularly featured on Radio 1 and Rinse FM, while while including a globe trotting DJ schedule. This week, Route 94 will be in town for ADE with performances at the sold out Paradise event on Friday and Verknipt‘s ADE House Special. Ahead of those events, he’s put together a solid mix (recorded live from this ... Read more

Party Report: Amsterdam Open Air 2016

Needless to say Amsterdam Open Air Festival got really lucky with the weather on both of its days, as it tends to do year in and year out. Saturday seemed to lean slightly more towards hip-hop, pop and Caribbean electronic music acts, however there was always the Straf_Werk stage to run to for all the true house aficionados. The line-up was solid: Finnebassen started, with Jonas Rathsman following up with an unusually light set for him, perfectly fitting for the midday. He was followed by, apparently, a great fit of Nuno Dos Santos and Tsepo playing a B2B sunset set, finished ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Podcast By Finnebassen

Stirring up the Amsterdam Open Air party fever is Oslo-based producer & DJ Finnebassen, who provides and exclusive podcast to showcase the Norwegian sound. Finnebassen became to be because of his silky smooth house impressions, including regularly performing at massive Oslo night spots Jaeger and The Villa, as well as regular gigs worldwide, with recent visits to Berlin, Greece, Brazil and many appearances around the UK. For this runaround however, he creates a set to gear us up for the massive Amsterdam Open Air festival this weekend. Returning to the recreational Gaasperpark from the 4th to 5th of June, Amsterdam Open Air will bring together ... Read more

Interview: Aril Brikha

Stockholm’s (by way of Iran) Aril Brikha has never been one to conform to the musical trends of the day. Brikha demonstrated his musicality early; at seven, given a keyboard; in his early teens developed an interest in electronic music – Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Jean Michel Jarre. By 17, he was using an Atari and composing his own compositions that friends dubbed “Detroit Techno”. Since those days Aril has had an interesting, non conformist career, releasing early on Swedish imprint Dunkla, Plump, and Placktown, followed by Derrick May’s Transmat label, Kompakt, Music Man, Poker Flat, and finally on ... Read more

Win 1000 Festival Tickets With Desperados

This summer, Desperados knows where you’ll be, and if you have been out in The Netherlands over the past few years you know that you’ll surely see them too. That’s right, we’re talking festival season, which simply wouldn’t be the same without the Desperados brand. Knowing that, Desperados wants to give you a chance to win up to 1000 festival tickets simply buy buying a six pack. Simply find the code under one of the middle bottles, go to Desperados.nl, select a handful of your favorite events, spin the wheel and hopefully you’ve won. Participating festivals run the spectrum of ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Releases Line Up For 2016 Edition

After five sold-out editions, Amsterdam Open Air is returning to Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark once again. During the first weekend of June, Open Air will set up shop at their continual location, hosting stages for over thirteen local promoters like Straf_Werk, Format, Slapfunk, Weiter.  Festival goers can expect to hear an international mix of rising stars, industry veterans, alternated by promising local talent, and bands. Next to favourited Dutch acts such as the Gallowstreet brass band and Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, there is plenty of highly anticipated dance programming this year, in the form of Fritz Kalkbrenner, Todd Terje, Green Velvet, Route 94, Oscar Mulero, Efdemin, George Fitzgerald, ... Read more

Gallery: Amsterdam Open Air Day 2

This past Sunday, June 7, we headed to Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark to bask in sun and beats for the second day of Amsterdam Open Air 2015. What was a gorgeous day, as part of a gorgeous weekend, brought the colours out as thousands of electronic music fans packed the 10 diverse stages over the course of 11 hours.  Everything from hard techno to deep house and, even, EDM was represented as some of the Netherland’s best promoters, including Straf_Werk and Format, curated their respective stages. We started off with a casual walk around, yet found ourselves drawn to the aforementioned stages ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Jackmaster

With Jackmaster, what you are guaranteed to get is a master selector’s instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd. As his star has risen over the past few years, this has been on perfect display at parties from Glasgow to Berlin to New York, and from superclubs such as Berghain and Fabric to legendary underground warehouse parties. At the heart of Jackmaster’s wide-ranging sensibility is a fundamental honesty: he believes in neither following trends nor the concept of guilty pleasures. His commitment to both honesty and energy encapsulates what can make dance culture life-changingly thrilling: it’s about the clubber ... Read more

Take Amsterdam Open Air Indoors With The Famed ‘Inbetweener’ Party

This weekend Amsterdam Open Air returns for its fifth edition to the Gaasperpark. Again the spectrum of colour and diversity of Amsterdam’s nightlife will be represented at one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands. As infamous as the festival is the ‘inbetweener’ party  between the first and second day. The event will be hosted at Air Amsterdam and the line up looks quite promising. South Africa’s Culoe De Song, Spain’s Edu Imbernon, Olivier Weiter, local hero Prunk (check him out below at Amsterdam’s Beatport studio throwing down his special Open Air livestream mix) and Kanan K7 will be playing the first room while Jack Jameson & Friends will handle duties in the second room. Prunk at Beatport ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Podcast #002 By &ME

One could assume, &ME entered the world of House and Techno somewhat out of the blue, but unsurprisingly it is truly due to a sublime modesty prominently captured in his alias.  &ME’s way of becoming one of today’s most praised and sought after DJ/producers is based on a solid foundation of respect, talent, and hard work across the spectrum of contemporary dance music platforms. Delivering beats for Terranova (alongside Fetisch), releasing material on Kompakt and Saved Records, his project NR& with fellow producer Rampa and singer Nomi (Hercules & Love Affair, Jessica 6) are just a few milestones of the past, with recent studio work coming by way of remixing the likes ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Maribou State

With a sound as quintessentially British as the picturesque Hertfordshire village that they call home, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory aka Maribou State have steadily built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs and a fistful of remixes (including Kelis, Lana del Ray, Ultraísta).  Well-versed in the art of balance, the duo have been quietly yet mightily refining their touch in recent years, delivering a string of releases (including the much loved Tongue and Truths EPs ) crafted through an incredible studio ethic at their rural bolt-hole “The Shack in the Back”. Far from your typical laptop-reliant producers; ... Read more