Julien Sandre is a DJ, Producer, label manager and collector of vinyls. In just a few years Julien has carved out a significant role in this complex and difficult world of electronic music, during which he has shared the decks with figures like Raresh, Margaret Dygas, Dan Ghenacia, and Dyed Soundorom, while his productions have allowed him to work with some of the most important labels in the industry.
As a label owner, alongside partners Konstress, Julien started the vinyl only Blind Box imprint, which has achieved veritable “cult” status amongst fans, as well as Ricardo Villalobos, Arpiar and Zip.
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Tamagotchis, yo-yos, dreams of becoming a healthy, functioning adult… like a grown-up child clearing out the attic of their parental home in search of abandoned but formerly beloved things, we’re delving into the dusty annals of dance music history to dig out the once-cherished genres that time and iTunes forgot. What: Handbag House / Diva House Where: UK, USA (New York especially) When: Late 80s – mid 90s As the old story goes, in the glorious years before the Great Dance Music Schism, there was but one House music that lovingly embraced and encompassed all. And then came the moment ... Read more
It has been almost two years since Black Box started hosting the Wednesday nights at Studio 80. With continuous growth in visitors, Black Box provides a clear example that clubbing isn’t just a weekend thing anymore. With their second birthday coming up on September 13th it seems just about the perfect time to review the past year and, of course, to look forward to the coming one. Over the past two years Black Box has been a constant growing factor in the Amsterdam club scene. Starting off with a focus on slow, sexy, at times even poppy deephouse, think Maceo ... Read more
Roberto Calzetta & Twin Soul are two upcoming guys now that recently had massive support for their EP on Sintope. Their tracks got played by artists like Solomun, H.O.S.H., Trickski, DJ T, Adana Twins, Adriatique, The Mekanism, NTFO, Karmon, Kolombo and more. They had their first gig/LIVE set in Amsterdam at our Deep House Amsterdam Area Hosting on the 1 Year Anniversary of Black Box Amsterdam, which was a big success. So it was about time that these guys made a Mixtape for you! In October they joined the ‘Kunstgeschwister Tour’ in which, Daniel Bortz, Blond:ish, Droog, Doctor Dru, Adana Twins ... Read more
When Raaf turned 17, electronic music really got a grip on him and it never let go. Although enjoying a wide variety of electronic music, he preferred more club-oriented music. He started DJ’ing, and exploring the different styles, ultimately shaping his own. In his sets Raaf plays a selection of house, deep-house and techno,laced with poppy hooks and with a heavy emphasis on groove. Typical for his sound are the ‘phat’ basslines and sexy vocals. Always maintaining the energy and vibe, he excels at reading crowds. Whether he has to open the night or play at peaktime, he delivers. Venues ... Read more