Tag: carlos valdes

DHA Profiles: Nasser Baker

I met Nasser Baker a couple of weeks ago on one of the first truly nice days of the Amsterdam season (which just happened to follow the day long national celebration that is Kingsday). Despite a mild touch of the post party blues, it was still the perfect day for a musical stroll through some of Amsterdam’s best record shops, and with one of the dance industry’s freshest faces. I knew a bit about Nasser beforehand, especially that he was the latest protege of Objektivity boss Dennis Ferrer, the dance music icon who can boast a similar title when referencing ... Read more

Nassau Festival Brings Jackmaster, Hot Since 82, Skream For Kingsday 2017

Kingsday 2017 festivities have just upped themselves with the announcement of Nassau Festival’s lineup. 27 April will once again see Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium the site as Four organisations elrow, STRAF_WERK, Reaktor and De Sluwe Vos each host their own stage representing each’s characteristic sound. elrow will see Eats Everything, Skream b2b Route 94, Sidney Charles, Ici Sans Merci and Marc Maya play the Spanish started party first trip to Nassau Festival. STRAF_WERK returns with Jackmaster b2b Tom Trago, Kerri Chandler and Hot Since 82 with support coming from Dutch artists Prunk and ANOTR. The Reaktor crew provides techno-lovers with performances ... Read more

ADE Talks Review: Shifting the Diversity Dialogue

This is a short series of articles, considering the most important, most resounding panels of Amsterdam Dance Event conferences. A collection of observations that span the conversation in the industry for the rest of the year, the heated discussions and knowledge that is worth special attention. To scan through or read thoroughly, as always is your choice, but we decided no to listen through and spread the gospel. This time, I’ll be analysing the panel presented in the ADE Pro programme by Mixmag: “Shifting the Diversity Dialogue”, which had a truly diverse set-up (naturally), represented by Coco Cole (GB, DJ/Producer), Gina Turner (US, DJ/Producer), Olga Zegers (NL, Former Music Director at ID&T), William Djoko (DJ/Producer/MC) ... Read more

Mix #136 By Carlos Valdes

For this next installment in the mix series we bring you Amsterdam jack-of-all-trades and allround bad boy Carlos Valdes. Carlos has been at the helm of the city’s scene for quite some time now, first and foremost as an impeccable DJ, but also as label boss and promoter. Carlos dived deep into his vinyl collection to create a mix of timeless records, some deep, some funky, others jacking – but all underlining the scope of Valdes’ musical taste and knowledge. Carlos Valdes is known for his elaborate DJ sets, where he mixes up everything from hypnotic techno to house; and ... Read more