For one late May weekend, Eastern Belgium’s Kelchterhoef Park will be the International dance music capital as Extrema Outdoor celebrates their fifth anniversary with another massive lineup of the finest house and techno artists the scene has to offer. With areas curated by some of the most prevalent clubbing brands, labels and institutions in the world, the outdoor camping weekender has quickly solidified its place amongst the upper echelons of the competitive festival market. With both house and techno on the bill, Extrema Outdoor’s 2015 edition represents a mouth-watering lineup of the crème de la crème of dance. On the ... Read more
The memories from last year’s DGTL Festival are still fresh. But as the sun is slowly (very slowly) peeping through the Amsterdam sky we’re already less than a week away from the next edition. While we’re rounding up the final preparations for this biggest and most extensive edition yet, we want to get your festival heart beating faster with this quick preview of that which you can expect during Easter weekend, and of course the night before, when we’ll kick off the festival in style. On Friday the third of April, a special opening night has been added to the ... Read more
The love Mees Dierdorp holds for the entire spectrum of music’s modern capabilities is overtly evident the minute the needle drops on a DJ set, original production or remix. Soulfully warm with interjections of poetry, improvisation and even analogue acoustics, Mees’ driving bass and swinging hi hats have brought him renown around the world, and all within an incredibly abridged span of time. Invitations to the likes of DC10’s Circo Loco have become commonplace in a year that has seen Mees enjoy critical success with his artist album Wild Windows (on his own imprint, a haven for like-minded artists, MEES ... Read more
It’s time to shift the spotlight to the Hamburg-based DJ/producer/label owner, Oliver Schories. We’ve had the pleasure of talking with the man himself to know more about his views on music, DJing and chocolate cookies.
Ever since finding his way to darker shades of house and techno in 2010, Oliver Schories has had a very successful run. With several EP’s and two albums under his belt, this 32-year-old has established himself as one of the go to guys for intoxicating musical experiences that work both in smaller underground clubs as well as bigger festival grounds. Schories’ is known for ... Read more
Early in his life, Mees Dierdorp wondered how sound could influence the human body. While scratching with his grandmother’s record player, he communicated with the birds on the roof. Even hearing melodies in the woods between the trees, something had to be made, that much was clear. Mees is currently working on a variety of projects. Tricky Trio is his LIVE band, which merges acoustic and electronic energy in a lively new sound. As a solo artist, Mees mostly plays live sets that range from deep to light, from heavy to clear, from lingering to cheerful, always with a wink to soft or ... Read more