Tag: Fouk

PIV Presents Podcast By FOUK

After Detroit Swindle signed Heist Recordings and released the booming “Kill Frenzy” EP, the Fouk name was firmly established. Since, the name has resulted gigs across Europe & the America’s, with highlights at Glastonbury, LoveBox and Output New York. As Producers, their first vinyl release, on their own Outplay Records was met with enthusiasm and propelled Fouk and Outplay firmly into the scene as the ‘one to watch’. Following this came releases on Local Talk Records, Room With A View, The House of Disco and Razor-n-Tape while providing remixes from the likes of Kraak & Smaak, Groove Armada, Joey Negro’s ... 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

Mix #187 By Detroit Swindle

We’re happy to have one of our favourite Amsterdam acts back for another mix: Detroit Swindle. Detroit Swindle was formed in 2011 by Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. The duo started 0ut for dubious reasons, namely when Lars – who was programming a few nightclubs in Amsterdam – had to fire Maarten for playing too much underground music. They started talking and found out they had a mutual love for Motown, hip-hop and early house music. Not long after, they started making music together and the rest as they say, is history. See also: Beyond The Beats With Detroit Swindle Detroit Swindle ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Detroit Swindle

Even though Maarten Smeets was in advertising and Lars Dales in the kitchen, the duo, also known as Detroit Swindle, had been active in Amsterdam’s local scene individually before their big break as a collaborative. Back then, Lars has been working as a DJ for quite some time, mostly playing hiphop and nu disco. As fate willed, he was also programming at a club where Maarten occasionally played. It all started when the club;s owners wanted Lars to fire Maarten for playing music considered “too underground”. The two got to talking and soon decided to get in the studio every on a weekly basis and the ... Read more