Tag: GERD

Interview: Will Saul

Will Saul, the prolific Producer and DJ behind Simple Records and Aus Music, has a new concept mix series up his sleeve with the first edition out at the end of the month. Entitled “Inside Out,” the series kicks off with Will himself in the mix for its first edition, and draws from his strong curatorial ear and expert insight into specific sound worlds. Blurring the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations, “Inside Out” encourages artists to showcase their own music and/or those in their respective circles. By giving artists solo creative freedom, each edition features 100% new ... Read more

Festival Report: Buiten Westen 2015

Last Saturday saw Buiten Westen Festival hosting its fourth edition at Westerpark, a stone’s throw away from the Amsterdam city centre. The sold-out event covered six stages where visitors could enjoy a well-curated selection of DJs in house, techno and disco – some of the biggest names brought to the table were Fritz Kalkbrenner, Kerri Chandler, Delano Smith, Aeroplane, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Claptone, Culoe de Song, Max Cooper, Lil Louis and Italojohnson. There was something for everybody though, even for those those that did not even come for the music specifically, but more for the atmosphere, the sideshows, carnival ... Read more

‘Subwalk’ Promising 3 Huge Parties Next Week – w/ MK, Skream, Noir & More

On Saturday 21st of July the 99th edition of Nijmegen’s celebrated 4-Day Marches, or as it’s popularly called ‘The Longest March In The World’, will kick off, with a 40.000 strong crowd of nature and walking enthusiasts expected to hit Holland’s oldest city.  More famous than the marches, however, are the evening- and nighttime festivities scattered across town during Nijmegen’s favourite week of the year. Local event crew Subcultuur are hosting three different events through the week at the city’s  key music and arts venue Lindenberg, each starring a celebrated international act as its headliner, including MK, Skream and Noir. ... 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 Optimo

Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 20 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic deejay sets.    The duo are responsible for the nightclub Optimo (Espacio) which ran from November 1997 until April 2010. Optimo sat at the very epicentre of the Scottish Clubbing consciousness in its weekly residency in the Sub Club and is widely regarded as one of the most important and ground-breaking clubs of the past 10 years. Optimo first came to international recognition with the release ... Read more

Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Butch Among First Acts Confirmed For Free Your Mind Festival

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 and Butch. The organization has stood for “freedom and creativity” along the years, and these aspects are well-represented throughout the festival they say. More info on what exactly this will entail will be revealed in the run-up to the event. The location of Free Your Mind is one of its unique features: at the bank of ... Read more

Straf_Werk Closing Podcast #001 By Cristoph

Like last year on December 30, Straf_Werk will hold its closing party at Transformatorhuis, Westerunie and Westerliefde to close of the year in style, one day before everybody else. For the occasion they have called up a league of extraordinary gentlemen to come and pay tribute to 2014. What to expect? Nothing but the finest local acts – GERD, De Sluwe Vos, Job Jobse, Prunk – and a cool selection of international hotshots as well like George Fitzgerald, Agoria, Patrick Topping and an artist that might not ring a bell just yet, but who has been on the right track ... Read more

Report: Straf_Werk Festival

As Amsterdam plowed through merely a dozen festivals this past summer all of which with immense line-ups, perfect weather and people buzzin’ with the excitement of the fresh air, the end of August meant one thing and one thing only: it was time for one of Amsterdam’s fastest growing brand to leave its mark as Straf_Werk Festival was about to open its gates for the second time. We found ourselves walking towards a remote location, closing in to the suburbs. It’s a place in Amsterdam that breathes tranquility and peace. On this particular August day that was radically changed when ... Read more

On Repeat for Straf_Werk Podcast #011 By Tensnake

After a memorable edition last August, Straf_Werk Festival is back again this year at Sportpark Riekerhaven. Those attending can expect to dance and chill to their heart’s desire and enjoy the range of cookery found at the diverse range of food stands. Topping the line-up among others is German-born Tensnake. The disco enthusiast with a love for the more funky side of house music. Check out his mix to get into the right zone for Saturday. Funk inspirations Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco Niemerski grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and the finer cuts of 80s pop, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With BrEaCh

Ben Westbeech aka Breach is an Englishman who does not sit still. He started off his career as a singer and songwriter with two jazz/house albums under his own name, after which he took on producing dance music under several names. It was with the release of Jack in 2013 that the 33-year old producer exploded sky-high, making Breach the new talk of town, city and web, reaching high positions in commercial charts worldwide. Since then everyone seems to want to work with him, and he’s been gigging all over the world trying to keep up with time. For the ... Read more

Buiten Westen Podcast #005 By GERD

The summer in Amsterdam will again be sprawling with festivals. A steady name in the season is Buiten Westen, which promises to be another fine get together of thrill seekers, hot artists, festival cuisine and carnivalesque attractions. At the ZeeZout stage we can expect a range of great house artists. One of them is Amsterdam legend GERD, who has been making excellent beats since most of us were still in diapers. For the ones who like their beats old-school, you should definitely pay GERD a visit. This Amsterdam-based trailblazer is a connoisseur of the Chicago and NY house sound, and ... Read more