Tag: free your mind

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

Free Your Mind Brings Black Cofffee, Hot Since 82, John Digweed & More For 15th Festival Edition

One of the longest running Dutch festivals, Free Your Mind (FYM), has just brought their lineup for their landmark 15th edition in 2018. FYM’s main stage will be taken over by Hot Since 82, Black Coffee, Kölsch and British house connoisseur Eats Everything. Darker sounds will be brought by Dax J, Sam Paganini, Len Faki and worldwide premier Tommy Four Seven B2B Ancient Methods. The beach stage will be expanded to a full size area featuring John Digweed and more still to come. FYM is set to take over Arnhem with a number of extra day- and night-time events in ... Read more

Free Your Mind Kicks Off 15 Year Celebrations With Sasha & Digweed Amsterdam Exclusive

Next March will mark the first in a series of events held to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of Free Your Mind Festival. Kicking off the celebrations will be, none other than, ultimate DJ duo Sasha & John Digweed with their FIRST CLUB b2b appearance in the Netherlands. It all goes down at the Warehouse Elementenstraat on 16 March, 2018. Additionally, Free Your Mind will be organizing a series of global events leading to its 2 June Festival. The roving event series is set to take over the city of Arnhem with a number of extra day- and nighttime events ... Read more

Free Your Mind Festival Announces Full Line Up

Free Your Mind Festival returns on June 4th with another killer lineup, celebrating its 13th anniversary. Headlining the now fastest-growing festival in the East of the Netherlands are Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, Sasha, Seth Troxler, and the Martinez Brothers. Every year, the festival aims to provide an immersive atmosphere that allows festival-goers to “celebrate freedom and life.” The terrain has provided a perfect setting to explore this ideal: located at the bank of the Rhine, with the Eusebius Church and the historical John Frost Bridge as a backdrop. Other names included on the list are Agoria, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Georgio Star, ... Read more

Getting Ready For Free Your Mind Festival

Tomorrow, June 6th, the Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition – FYM is one of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands – with quite the selection of artists, like Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, Art Department, Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones. See also: Seth Troxler Interview The organization that has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years is readying up to proudly return to the festival scene with this nearly sold-out edition. At the bank of the Rhine river and with the Eusebius Church and the historical John Frost Bridge as the backdrop, the ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Mathias Kaden

Whether it is opening, peak hour or afterparty, Mathias Kaden’s intuition for a crowd and location, proves time and time again that he lives for his profession. Mathias’ music is both, distinctly ambitious and refreshing. Inspired by the House music sounds of the 1990s, he works thoroughly to create new audio structures by utilising funky, freaky, dashing, dub, slamming sound features, enriched by African and South American percussions. The result is an enjoyable rhythm, which communicates with its audience in a very particular and playful way. DJing and the production of electronic music have been Mathias’ occupation for 13 years now. With his approach to creativity, ... Read more

Free Your Mind Podcast #004 By Wankelmut

It was a fortunate coincidence that lead to Wankelmut’s breakthrough back in 2011. It was his birthday and the Berlin DJ added his touch to his bootleg of Asaf Avidan‚ “Reckoning Song (One Day)”. As most already know, the title conquered the charts; reaching number one in several European countries, was the most downloaded Beatport track of 2012, and was viewed over 150 million times on YouTube. But Jacob Dilssner aka Wankelmut is way more than this one track. In 2012 he started working with Get Physical Music and soon after he released his next big hit‚ “My Head Is A Jungle” with Australian singer and songwriter ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Seth Troxler

What can be said about Seth Troxler that hasn’t already. World class as a DJ and as a personality, Seth’s commitment to the music and culture of electronic music runs deep, from the back alleys of Detroit to the warehouses of Berlin, and now the allure of London. Having ignited the world of house and techno over the past decade, Seth’s constant barrage of sultry vocal jams has landed him, in consecutive years, voted number three, two and one in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ Poll, as well as landing much-vaunted residencies at DC10, Trouw and Output. Internationally, there isn’t a ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Michel De Hey

Rotterdam’s pride Michel de Hey is, in no small part, responsible for the city’s now vibrant house and techno scene. For over more then two decades he has championed the best the genre has to offer through his own tight DJ sets, radio shows, productions and, of course, courtesy of his own labels including HEY! and the late EC Records.  From funky house to big rolling techno via everything in between, de Hey can do it all. With his talent as a producer, skills behind the decks and a variety of different genres, Michel opened the door to techno and ... Read more

Free Your Mind Podcast #002 By M.A.N.D.Y.

As the 2015 festival season gathers steam and kicks into full gear, Free Your Mind Festival once again brings the biggest names in the international underground like Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, and Hot Since 82, alongside a slew of Dutch favorites, De Sluwe Vos, Egbert, and Sterac aka Steve Rachmand (alongside, of course, many more). We continue our collaboration with the festival with an exclusive mix from Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer, aka M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical). There is an air of mystery shrouding the true meaning behind the acronym of M.A.N.D.Y. After almost two decades in the business, M.A.N.D.Y. has managed to carve out ... Read more

Free Your Mind Festival Podcast #001 By Franky Rizardo

On the 6th of June, Arnhem-based Free Your Mind Festival is celebrating its 12th edition, placing them among some of the longest-running dance festivals of the Netherlands. The first names that were confirmed include some serious headliners, including Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Art Department, Route94 and Butch. One of the native acts to appear is Franky Rizardo, a name that might already sound familiar to you, but who, in the last few years, has made a drastic change of sound in his DJ career. See also: Route 94 Mix Having established himself as one of the biggest draws in Holland’s ... Read more