Tag: Pleinvrees

Free Download: Andy Stott – Numb (Marc Holstege Remix)

Marc Holstege is a young DJ & Producer from the Netherlands who’s finding his way up in the techno scene. Musically wise beyond his early twenties years, Marc has steadily gained a love from the underground following an immersion in music from a young age, Marc set out curating his own mixtapes which were quickly sought after, leading to performances at local events like Valhalla, Pleinvrees, Verknipt, Amsterdam Open Air, as well as big stages like the Paradiso and Tivoli Vredenburg. With a big 2018 that includes a new Stil Vor Talent release, as well as gigs throughout Europe (and ... 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

DHA Mix #286 By Marc Holstege

At only 21 years old, Dutchman Marc Holstege delivers a unique and mellow sound well beyond his years. Gaining a love for the underground following an immersion in music from a young age, Marc set out curating his own mixtapes which were quickly sought after, leading to performances at local events like Valhalla, Pleinvrees, Verknipt, Amsterdam Open Air, as well as big stages like the Paradiso and Tivoli Vredenburg. Now, as 2017 rolls on, and releases on Stil vor Talent, as well as major festival appearances are on the horizon, Marc Holstege stops by our mix series. Also, check out ... Read more

Pleinvrees Moves To Het Twiske For 2017 Festival

After time spent at Overhoeks and Sportpark Riekerhaven, Amsterdam’s Pleinvrees Festival moves to Het Twiske for its 2017 edition. One of the most splendid natural areas in The Netherlands, Het Twiske has hosted several renowned festivals over the years including Welcome to the Future and Lente Kabinet. On 2 September, the massive green space will welcome Pleinvrees and its 15000 loyal fans, local DJ favorites, and International stars. Music wise, Pleinvrees will host 5 stages, which includes Kattermuke and one of the city’s fastest rising event series The Gardens of Babylon with more announced soon showcasing a diverse selection of ... Read more

Free Download: Oaktree – Encounter (Marc Holstege Edit)

Only 21 years one years old, the Dutch producer, Marc Holstege delivers a unique and mellow sound today, perfect for after hours. The DJ/producer had his first experience in musical practise in his younger years. Learning to play the piano and practising percussion with his brother. Developing a sensitive ear, it was at high school when Holstege discovered electronic music and developed a particular taste for the underground sound. He decided to set out curating his own mixtapes which soon became sort after. He has since gained some major festival bookings for the likes of Valhalla, Pleinvrees and has also ... Read more

Interview: Frankey & Sandrino

Frankey & Sandrino’s productions, DJ & Live sets snowball dance floors worldwide and fill them with epic moments. After their chance encounter at a Sandrino residency performance, the duo were drawn to each other’s mutual thirst for deep & melodic music, resulting in the launch of the Frankey & Sandrino project in 2010. Since then, their rise has been nothing short of meteoric, gathering accolades like Ibiza DJ Awards’ Track of the Season 2015 for their anthemic ‘Alcamar’ and releases on the likes of Innervisions, Moodmusic, and Drumpoet Community. Definitely no strangers to DHA, Frankey & Sandrino now prepare for ... Read more

Interview: &ME

Coming from Hamburg to Berlin in 2004, &ME was soon recognized for his talents in the studio. Flash forward 10+ years and now &ME can boast releases and remixes on the likes of Front Room, Souvenir, Rebirth, Liebe*Detail, and Saved, solidifying his reputation as a gifted producer and DJ extraordinaire. His blend of Techno and soulful House has taken an incredible shape, also in no small part to his own Keinemusik imprint. No stranger to DHA, &ME now prepares for his 3 September performance at Pleinvrees Festival, where he will bring his electric touch to Amsterdam once again. He’s also ... Read more

Pleinvrees Festival Podcast By David Mayer

For his upcoming performance at Pleinvrees Festival, David Mayer crafts an exclusive podcast full of his trademark funked up, heavy pounding beats. As a part of the Keinemusik family from day one, David’s like-mindedness with fellow crew members Rampa, &ME, Adam Port and Reznik has shown in his DJ-sets and productions. Both, when DJing and producing, David consistently presents his own interpretation of catchiness, mixing up Techno and House, adding a bit of deepness, but always keeping an eye on making his audience shake some. Coming in September, David Mayer will be taking his craft to the wildly colorful Pleinvrees Festival – a ... Read more

Interview: Stephan Bodzin

Stephan Bodzin has been a hugely influential figure within the global techno scene for years. Stephan Bodzin’s productions are described as driving, hypnotic constructions bound by a realistic and memorable sense of melodic entanglement. As a DJ, his storytelling approach has marked him as an impressive live specialist, creating mesmerizing, high impact soundtracks. Frequently appearing at renowned nightlife hotspots around the world, his status as a scene figure and luminary is widespread. No stranger to DHA, Stephan Bodzin now prepares for his September 3rd performance at Pleinvrees Festival, where he will bring his electric touch to Amsterdam once again. Here, the multi-talented German dishes his thoughts on Amsterdam, ... Read more

Interview: N’to

N’to’s love affair with music began during his early childhood in his hometown of Marseille, France. Influenced by minimal and techno artists such as James Holden, Extrawelt and Stephan Bodzin, as well as 70s rock, 30s swing, hiphop, triphop, pop, jazz, soul, classical music, the many shades of N’to’s electronic music are instantely recognisable through smooth melodies and efficient rhythms. Having been featured on DHA before, N’to now gets us all ready for 3 September’s Pleinvrees Festival where he will bring his analog and electronic border blurring performance, N’to (live). Here, the talented Frenchman dishes on Marseille hot spots, goes ... Read more

Pleinvrees Festival Podcast By Fritz Kalkbrenner

For his upcoming performance at Pleinvrees, as well as Ibiza’s darker Techno ONYX event, Berlin-native Fritz Kalkbrenner provides an exclusive mixtape of deep instrumentation. Recently releasing his newest and third album “Ways Over Water“, Fritz Kalkbrenner hardly needs an introduction as his unique style has been a defining one in Berlin. He emerged from of the shadows of the socialist prefab buildings in the Lichtenberg district of Berlin – and has ever since strived to perfect his interpretation of cold electro into warm, deep melodic electronic music. Throughout the summer, he’ll be playing ONYX at Space Ibiza, a dark techno party that will host a variety of top-notch acts such ... Read more

Mix #211 By Hubert Kirchner

Growing up with a classical and jazz background, which included a heavy feed of Bach and Miles Davis, Hubert Kirchner discovered his talents as a musician at an early age. His electronic music endeavors started around the time he moved to Amsterdam at age 18, and he was enthused by the electronic dance scene. Since that first endeavor, his discography has grown with releases on Traum, Parquet, SOSO, Subjekt, Blankhaus, Open Records, Morgen.am and more to follow this year. Besides these productions he performed DJ/Live-sets at Pleinvrees, Loveland, DGTL, Sisyphos, La Reve and many more. You can catch Hubert July 1st for his ... Read more

Pleinvrees Festival Announces Lineup For 2016 Edition

This year, on 3 September, Pleinvrees Festival goes down in Amsterdam and today the organization drops its full lineup, new artwork AND a new website. Divided amongst five stages, Pleinvrees Festival’s stellar lineup consists of many familiar, as well as new faces. Amongst the five, two stages will be hosted by special guests including Berlin label Katermukke and yours truly, DHA. In other Pleinvrees news, Lithuanian performer Ten Walls will also join the lineup after a year of well known controversy. Pleinvrees and DHA think that, in the organization’s free spirit, as well as the dance scene’s, to give him ... Read more

ADE Essentials: Friday (Oct 16)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more

Interview: Waze & Odyssey

Having the ability to channel the past into the present day while remaining contemporary and relevant is no mean feat. To then take one of RnB’s most seminal songs and turn it into a modern-day classic is quite possibly even more of an outstanding achievement. Waze & Odyssey have not only managed to tick both of those accomplishments off their bucket list, but they have also notched up a seriously impressive list of accolades in the short time they’ve been together. All the while they continue to press on with their unerring campaign to keep making house music of the ... Read more