Tag: Rotterdam

DHA Mix #345 By Moody Mehran

Born in Iran, raised in Rotterdam, and recently relocated to Amsterdam, Moody Mehran is a selector who needs little introduction in the local Dutch scene. With a naturally ingrained passion for proper electronic music within a very wide spectrum highly influenced by labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Traxx records, DJ International Records & Dance Mania. Take a tour of this one of a kind sound with the 345th edition of our mix series as we welcome Moody mehran! Tracklist: Tanbarin – Susumu Yokota Touch (Part 4) – Secession Ohashi Sky Garden (Richard Sen Remix) – Phil Gerus Keep Calm – ... Read more

DHA Rooftop Sessions Returns With Uptown Invites At Rotterdam’s The Suicide Club!

Last time, it was our friends over at PIV Records, and this Saturday, 18 November, Rotterdam’s Uptown Invites brings….us, for a special edition of Rooftop Sessions. The last Rooftop Sessions event was three years ago, where Adriatique, Mario Basanov, Prunk, and Kimou handled the music in the sky, and this time it grows even bigger (and more personal). On this special two-area event at The Suicide Club, we are bringing a handful of our own residents, and curators of our diverse and influential Soundcloud channel, to join Dekmantel‘s Jan Van Kampen, Triphouse Rotterdam‘s Moody Mehran, a trio of MODULAR Festival‘s DJs ... Read more

Uptown Invites DHA Podcast By Modular DJs (Niels Trotsenburg)

Anticipating our appearance in Rotterdam next week, The Modular DJ collective has put together this exclusive podcast to et you in the mood. Going down at The Suicide Club on 18 November, Uptown Invites DHA: Rooftop Sessions will feature a handful of our very own residents and curators, as they go alongside the Modular DJs and some surprises. 18 November | Uptown invites Deep House Amsterdam: Rooftop Sessions | Tickets | The Suicide Club, Rotterdam

Up In The Air: Santé & Sidney Charles

On Saturday September 29th we arrived in London to join Santé and Sidney Charles on that weekend’s mini-tour. The starting point was Kent’s The Social Festival, an event we’ve always wanted to check out. With a star studded line up awaiting us, we left with full excitement. When we arrived, we ran into the boys directly, as if they knew we were coming; both smiling from ear to ear, excited for their sets as always. The stage was a Caravan surrounded by trees, creating a very intimate setting and the boys had it going. Then, Emanuel Satie decides to jump ... Read more

Nachtduik Rings In Rotterdam’s 2018 With Nina Kraviz, Speedy J, KiNK & More

Back for the sixth year, Nachtduik celebrates the New Year in Rotterdam with a top of the line Techno and House lineup. Known for transforming massive spaces into dark pop clubs with a combination of decor, visuals, and (of course) music, Nachtduik has brought the likes of Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, and Ben Klock to its annual celebration in editions past. This year, its two rooms sees another lineup of musical icons and heavyweights, both local and international, handling celebratory duties at Rotterdam’s massive Ahoy. In Room 1, which sees a focus on pure Techno sounds, the genre’s current queen, ... Read more

Interview: Eelke Kleijn

Eelke Kleijn’s music stretches from stretches across the spectrum with incredibly well formed productions, remixes, as well as dynamic DJ sets around the world. The Rotterdam based artist’s potential seemingly has no bounds. With a career consistently in acceleration mode, Eelke Kleijn has released music everywhere from Sony to Eskimo Recordings to Suara. Recently, he has launched his new imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, reworkied the 2001 classic ‘Shed My Skin’ to much acclaim, while celebrating class gigs around the world including. On 22 September komm schon Alter will, once again, welcome this true ambassador of Dutch electronic music as he ... Read more

REC Festival Welcomes Strange Sounds From Beyond To 2nd Rotterdam Festival

REC., the leftfield indoor, multi-location in Rotterdam Centre has just announced their DJ and Dance lineup for this year’s edition. Featuring a bill filled with disco, soul, afro-beat, trap, techno, house, hip hop, singer songwriters, indie and future r&b, REC. will again feature strong musical collectives, hosting their own area’s. With that Amsterdam’s own Strange Sounds From Beyond will host a full evening program at BAR. That bill includes Inga Mauer, Don’t DJ, Orpheu the Wizard, Giant Swan, Ramzi, Zozo, Identified Patient, Steele Bonus, Luca & Mata Hari. Also on hand from the dance side of the spectrum will be ... Read more

komm schon Alter Gathers Leading Ladies Of The Scene For Special Showcase Events

Ever the wiser, Amsterdam’s komm schon Alter continues to mature in sound and growth bringing a collection of the scene’s best, alongside some of its Leading Ladies, to Rotterdam’s Annabel and Utrecht’s BASIS. First up is Rotterdam! Not only will this be the first time komm schon Alter has descended onto this city, but it will also be the first time it has seen a nightlife even that is strictly and exclusively 24 and up in age. On the evening, the city’s huge stage hosts komm schon Alter resident Miss Melera will headline. Undoubtedly a crowd favorite and positive ambassador of ... Read more

DHA Mix #283 By Eelke Kleijn

A rare and singular talent, Eelke Kleijn’s music stretches from stretches from film scores to deep live shows and incredibly well formed productions. A true modern day composer, this Rotterdam based music maker’s potential seemingly has no bounds. With a career consistently in acceleration mode, Eelke Kleijn has released music everywhere from Sony to Eskimo Recordings to Suara, while scoring such film’s as Parker, The Crossing, Wrath of the Titans, and This Means War. Recently, he has launched his new imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, which features his latest EP “The Terminal” (a track which can be heard on this mix), ... Read more

Ellen Allien Brings In Store ‘Vinylism’ To Rotterdam

Conceived as an intimate way to support her favorite record shops around the world, BPitch control’s Ellen Allien has created ‘Vinylism’. The idea behind ‘Vinylism’ is simple enough – Ellen travels the world, playing vinyl only sets at her favorite record shops. The records are carefully selected from the shop itself, and audiences are invited to hang out and enjoy the music, environment, and medium. ‘Vinylism’ started in early 2016 with performances at Lucky Records (Rejkavik), Discos Paradiso (Barcelona), Ultrasuoni (Rome), Gravity Records (Turin), Smallville Records (Paris), and La fin du vinyle (Montreal). So far in 2017, Ellen and ‘Vinylism’ ... Read more

The Gabber. or How Rotterdam Gave Birth to An Underground Style

Once, not long ago, existed a short-lived and favored underground music scene known as Gabber, it is pronounced rubber but with the Dutch’s signature throat scratching ‘G’ gulping the ‘R.’ They lived the moment, danced till the sunrise, had no care about shower and limits on drug induced highs. Despite their flat out retarded dance routines and beats reaching nonsensical 220 BPMs, making your head explode, it leaves me with a melancholic impression of an young-lived trend, which somehow, started living again. See also: Gabber, Part 2… Don’t judge before you’ve tried it Gabber origins can be traced to when the ... Read more

Party Report: REC Festival

Over this past MTV European Music Awards weekend, Rotterdam’s central district was transformed into a hub of open format music as REC Festival celebrated its inaugural edition. Nestled within a slew of venues within the industrial Dutch city, the venues of Transport, Annabel, BAR, Perron, and HipHopHuis brought over 50 acts from around the world over the course of tow days, all leading up to Sunday’s massive European Music Awards (but, we’ll just skip that part in this review). Friday, 4 November saw a more dance music heavy lineup than Saturday’s much more eclectic take on things. Annabel, the biggest ... Read more

MTV Presents REC. Brings Diverse All Star Lineup To Rotterdam

Located in Rotterdam’s Central District, 6 venues and a partking lot will be transformed into the site of MTV presents REC. Festival. As part of MTV Music Week 2016, REC. brings an eclectic lineup of electronic acts, hip hop & grime heavyweights, soul, and more. A simple breakdown of the lineup will yield the following: – Global Sounds: Omar Souleyman, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Ata Kak, King Shiloh Soundsystem, G&B’s aka Frankie Rey and Nidia Minaj. – Hip Hop/Grime: Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp, Terrace Martin, Sonny Green, Noname, Aristophanes and Carlos Niño, Skepta, Stormzy. – Soul: Rhye, Cody ChesnuTT, Mayor ... Read more

Dutch Drink Brand Introduces “After Cruise” Concept

For this festival season, Dutch chocolate milk drink Chocomel has created a new series of unique water based afters with “After Cruise”, a floating ten meter terrace for revellers to enjoy music a little longer, even after the festival has ended. As we all know, a happy festival goer’s biggest frustration comes when the party stops and it’s not truly time to go home yet. Chocomel knew this last ADE, when they offered a unique afterparty on the NDSM ferry to great success. After that, the brand began getting the question: can they also bring it to festivals? Of course they can… ... Read more

The Best NYE Parties Across Europe

With Christmas on our doorstep, the need to go clubbing is tamed for a little while. Until New Year’s Eve of course, when we’re all dancing off our overfull bellies again. And the offer this year is as divine as ever across Europe’s capitals. With finely selected musical programs that will make any dance music fanatic go mental. So we took the chance to round up some of the very best events for you in a selection of major cities. AMSTERDAM STRAF_WERK – Warehouse Closing | Dec. 30 | Scheepsbouwloods Area 1 Chris Stussy Jonas Rathsman Tensnake Huxley The Martinez Brothers Joris ... Read more