Tag: daniel bortz

Hell/Dunkel Festival Returns After Two Year Hiatus

Two years since its last edition, Hell/Dunkel Festival returns. Overcoming the powers that be to descend into Düsseldorf’s “Nordstrand” at the Unterbacher See, Hell/Dunkel Festival is once again an all day open air event, bringing many of the region’s finest names to the state capital. Of these names, the likes of Recondite, Daniel Bortz, Konstantin Sibold, Thyladomid, Paradox of Choice, Ade Kanon, and DJ Hell will represent their home country, while International representation comes from the likes of Ireland’s Mano le Tough and Baikal, Belgium’s Iris Menza, the Dutch contingency of Kimou, Mick & Marlon Benjamins, and Roberto Calzetta, while ... Read more

Hell/Dunkel Festival Podcast By Paradox Of Choice

Paradox Of Choice is a new project from a highly valued Hell/Dunkel Festival and Kunstgeschwister Resident. His first music production, a remix contribution to Pool’s “Your Depression“ received support by Peter Pardeike (Innervisions) and Andre Hommen (Objektivity), but not much else is made public by the elusive producer. Here, Paradox of Choice brings a varied mix of House and Techno, celebrating his debut at Düsseldorf’s Hell/Dunkel Festival 2016 where the likes of Recondite, Mano le Tough, DJ Hell, Daniel Bortz, Baikal, Eagles & Butterflies, (our very own) Kimou, and more will play. Download Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/hell-dunkel-podcast-by-paradox-of-choice” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ ... Read more

Full Premiere: Chopstick & Johnjon – Track Of Time (Original Mix)

Suol’s head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon are back with a brand new EP, continuing to blaze a trail through the international House and Techno scene. Both as joint label managers and as a production team, Chopstick & Johnjon have come a long way in their tens years in the game. During their early years in particular the duo set about exploring electronic music like kids in a sweet shop. Fearless and bold, they surrendered themselves to the moment, but with the Suol label they seem to have found their spiritual home for the time being. With Suol, the successor label ... Read more

Festival Report: Pleinvrees Heroes

In the days leading up to last weekend, the stacked festival landscape saw itself somewhat worried with heavy rains in the forecast. Rain is something that seemingly comes with the territory here in Amsterdam, where only the heaviest of downpours can cancel the show (see July’s Welcome to the Future). See also: Bad Weather Conditions Get Festivals Cancelled Though the field was muddy, the skies were grey, and temperatures low, the Pleinvrees faithful were given a spot of luck when Friday seemed to take the brunt of the bad weather leaving Saturday (relatively) dry. With a professional and experienced crew ... Read more

All Artists & Stages Announced For Pleinvrees Heroes Festival

After selling out their debut edition last year, Pleinvrees Heroes returns to the Amsterdam sporting green space Riekerhaven on Saturday, September 5th. The second edition promises a new musical endeavour filled with old heroes and new ones, spanning six unique stages, each with its own musical curation. The LIVE stage will exclusively hold live performances, from acts such as N’to, Worakls, Oliver Schories, Einmusik. A lot of musical surprises to be expected by the hardware-wielding artists featured here. Continue at the Andhim Superfriends stage, where the ever-jovial German duo have invited high-flying friends Guy Gerber, Oliver Koletzki b2b Niko Schwind ... Read more

Full Premiere: Daniel Bortz – Hot In The Fridge (Original Mix)

Influenced from a diverse array of styles, Daniel Bortz’s music plays to enthusiastic national and international audiences, and have since the first time he stepped behind the decks at fourteen years of age. Musically versatile with a keen sense for every mood, Daniel Bortz sound includes crate digging, house-nostalgia, dance floor transfer, sample insanity and a healthy dose of eclecticism.  Since 2007, Bortz has been steadily releasing his own productions and remixes on various labels, including his veritable home in Pastamusik.  This year, after the overwhelming positive reactions for the first release from his Bella Avgvsta EP series, with which we left the old behind ... Read more

Pleinvrees Podcast #002 By Daniel Bortz

After an insane (and sold out) inaugural event last year, Pleinvrees returns to the Amsterdam sporting green space Riekerhaven on Saturday, September 5th, for a festival experience containing much more than just music. Expect familiar names, but also many new heroes, and also featuring an absurdist Andhim-stage, the pub, and a new cabinet of curiosities. To set the tone for Pleinvrees Heroes, here’s Daniel Bortz’ mix, with a rather unusual and harder sound than you might expect from him, but it will get you in weekend mode for sure. Berlin-resident Bortz, born in Augsburn, has been brought up on a range ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Chopstick & Johnjon

A decade has passed since the masterminds behind the Suol label, Chi-Thien Nguyen and John B. Muder, set out as Chopstick & Johnjon (Mix) with a clear mission: to blaze a trail through the international House and Techno scene. Those ten years seem to have passed in the twinkling of an eye. This Friday Chopstick & Johnjon will bring themselves and Daniel Bortz to Amsterdam for a Suol showcase at their favorite spot in Amsterdam: Studio 80. The second area that night will be hosted by ourselves, featuring Kevin Duane and Kimou on the line-up. Hey guys! How has 2014 ... Read more

Premiere: Daniel Bortz – Pictures (Tuff City Kids Remix)

Daniel Bortz is not a big fan of recless experiments, making his new release even more interesting: Daniel’s breaking his own rule of not having his own tracks remixed. When you make a choice like that after such a long time, you don’t just let any old producer to get the job done. That’s why he has chosen Tuff City Kids to remix the track ‘Pictures’ from his 2013 EP ‘Patchwork Memories’. And here you have the chance to catch an exclusive first glimpse of what’s coming. Tuff City Kids is a production duo consisting of Phillip Lauer and Gerd ... Read more