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Arnhem: Amsterdam’s Underground Alternative

When one thinks of Dutch nightlife, Amsterdam is the city most likely to come to mind. However, there are more places in Holland with a booming house and techno scene. Take for example the city of Arnhem. In recent years, it developed itself from dormant and quiet to a city that enlists organizations such as 8Bahn, Free Your Mind, Studio Sonsbeek and ABSTRACT as active participants in showing the world that Arnhem also has a party mentality. A change that hasn’t gone unnoticed. In August 2017, Electronic Beats was the first to release an article featuring photo’s taken inside some ... Read more

5 Reasons Why: Buiten Westen

Free spirits of Amsterdam will once again collect under Buiten Westen’s colorful Tree of Life this Saturday, July 15. With a vast location, a heavyweight artist lineup, and a couple surprises in tow, navigating everything Buiten Westen has to offer may be daunting, albeit undeniably adventurous. So, with that, we thought we’d help out a bit and highlight 5 aspects of this colorful festival that most appeal to us. Naturally the music holds most of the attention, but did you know that it is also one of Amsterdam’s most tightly knit festival communities. Here, check out our “5 Reasons Why” ... Read more

Promoter Interview: Oranjebloesem

Oranjebloesem Festival takes place at Amsterdam’s city beach location Blijburg, and will see world renowned acts in the form of KiNK (live), Âme (live), Optimo, Ata Kak, Bicep, Barnt, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Beesmunt Soundsystem and more play across 4 different stages. We catch up with the team to find out a bit more. “We’re not the most patriotic country, but we know what to do when a nationwide free day is offered to us!” Who is involved with Oranjebloesem, how many people, and what do they all do? OB is an initiative by two Amsterdam based promoters: NGHTDVSN & Next Monday’s ... Read more

Oranjebloesem Celebrates Kingsday 2017 With Âme, Bicep, KiNK & More

Once again celebrate Kingsday with Oranjebloesem Festival! For the fourth year, Oranjebloesem will provide the perfect alternative to Amsterdam’s crowded city center events, with a combination of live acts and underground electronic programming across 4 stages. Throwing down at Amsterdam’s city beach Blijburg, the 2017 edition of the festivals live stage will feature the likes of Jungle by Night, Ata Kak, KiNK and Âme. Additional acts on the day include Bicep, Optimo, Extrawelt, Kiasmos and Michael Mayer, and familiar Dutch names like Dekmantel Soundsystem, Tsepo and Beesmunt Soundsystem. Tickets go on sale 9 February. 27 April | Oranjebloesem | Tickets ... Read more

Amsterdam’s Cruquiusgilde Warehouse Venue Announces Closure

As many have already heard, Amsterdam’s underground hotspot venue – Cruquiusgilde – is pulling the plug. Treading with a sigh, we’re uncovering the dialogue of feelings behind the venues demise, and dwelling on five great party nights the venue curated. Receiving their 24-hour license just last year, Cruquiusgilde is shutting down due to new noise restrictions imposed by the municipality. The temporary club, which would be officially open until the first quarter of 2017, is unable to operate within the short-term due to financial constraints. Thus the owners have affirmed closing down early is the best option. While this comes as a bit of a surprise, its definitely not the first club to get ... Read more

Dance For Charity At ‘Open-Air Concert’ Nieuwlicht Festival

Yesterday word got out of a new charity festival. Nieuwlicht Festival is bringing together local and international artists from various corners of dance and pop music on April 9th on the Westergasterrein. All of the proceeds will be donated to a Guatamala focussed cause.  Various local, national and international DJs for the event have already been confirmed. These include artists such as D-Nox & Beckers, Pig&Dan, Coyu, Audiofly, Brazilian special guest Victor Ruiz, rising star Mirella Kroes, Cinnaman representing the Rush Hour crew, Olivier Weiter, and other Dutch acts such as Daniel Sanchez, Nuno Dos Santos, Apotheque and Beesmunt Soundsystem. The festival is classified as an open-air concert, offering visual art on display, vendors for ... Read more

Dutch Artists Add To The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library

Welcome to the Rubber Tracks Sample Library. It’s a collection of free, high-quality audio samples recorded by a boundless number of artists that is still growing. And now, three very special artists from Dutch soil are the latest contributors to the Rubber Tracks Sample Library collection. During ADE, on October 16th, a panel showcase of the Sample Library will be curated by none other than Machinedrum, who will also be giving a live performance based on the Sample Library. See also: Converse Rubber Tracks Is Looking For Producer Talent RT’s Sample Library has tapped into the musical developments of the last decade or so, where ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #004 By Piotr & Zhan

Only a week left and then Wonderland Festival will open its doors for the second edition. This time for a huge partying marathon featuring two stages and a ton of artists. Amsterdam duo Piotr & Zhan will be rocking their brand of soulful, jackin’ house. And if you’re wondering what that sounds like than tune into this brand new exclusive mix. 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: Wonderland Festival. With the best in house, deep house and techno with major artists like ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #003 By Josh Butler

From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high caliber house sound. Cut from the outspoken West Yorkshire club circuit and propelled towards the forefront of global club land’s next generation, an early affliction with solid club hits has made his name an essential one. Two stints for MTA Records and remix duties for both Chase & Status in tow, Butler is leading the charge towards a new precedent in the underground sound. For no less than 16 hours (from 4pm until 8am) Westerunie, Westerliefde and Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam’s ... Read more

Valhalla Festival Podcast #002 By Boris Werner

House music scholar Boris Werner is without a doubt one of the most charismatic figures in the Amsterdam scene, and has been for over a decade. But his personality, great taste in music and extraordinary mixing skills behind the decks have taken him around the world as well. The Amsterdam icon is bringing his indestructible grooove to Valhalla Festival on December 20th, where he’ll share the stage with Beesmunt Soundsystem, Ici Sans Merci , Prunk and Tsepo. Goes without saying Boris Werner is known as a dj’s dj pur sang. However when he does produce his own music -for renowned ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Returns For Round Two

On February 15th of last year a new winter festival was born, when Verknipt and DHA joined forces to create Wonderland Festival. After the sold-out edition last year, a round two was bound to happen. February 14 next year will see the return of the 16-hour long indoor festival with a line-up sporting some very fine local DJs and of course you’ll also get your fair share of international acts. Are you ready to follow us down the rabbit hole? Last year has been immensely succesful for the people behind Verknipt. During Spring they held multiple club events with carefully selected line-ups ... Read more

Top 10 Upcoming Releases In August/September

More than enough fine cuts dropping in August & September. Check out our selection right here and listen to some of the tunes they’re carrying. Here’s the top 10 upcoming releases by Fur Coat, Qtier, Gardens Of God, Gorgon City, Beesmunt Soundsystem and more.. 1. Fur Coat – U Turn EP | Crosstown Rebels | 25/08/2014 | Venezuelan producers Fur Coat step up for a grand return to their spiritual home of Crosstown Rebels armed with a solid stack of weapons to vamp up the dancefloor. Showcasing the duo’s most thoughtful and restrained material to date, the ‘U Turn EP’ ... Read more

Mix #112 By Beesmunt Soundsystem

Beesmunt Soundsystem are two gentlemen from Amsterdam that are undoubtedly one of the most talented acts to have surfaced in the Netherlands in the last few years. With their latest release ‘The Baby Maker‘ EP, which floats beautifully in between house and techno, they have consolidated themselves as a force to be reckoned with both here as abroad. Musical doublets David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen are two talents from the city of Amsterdam who combined forces and got together in 2008. As a DJ and producer unit they began operating under the name Beesmunt Soundsystem and haven’t ... Read more

Review: Beesmunt Soundsystem – The Baby Maker EP

For regular people Bristol is just a city in the UK, but for an electronic music enthusiast, Bristol comes as a splash of color in the contemporary music scenery. That unique splash took many shapes and sizes and ultimately left its mark. No, we’re not talking about a sort of pill or weed. In fact it’s a club night which over the course of 9 years flourished into a globally renowned brand. With events in places such as Space Ibiza, the Garage, Eastern Electrics Festival, Off Sonar and much more. With a reach that makes many of today’s labels quite ... Read more