Tag: San Proper

Interview: The Martinez Brothers

Already 10 years into their journey as DJs, and still only in their mid-20s, The Martinez Brothers have achieved a career’s worth of accolades. As two of the most recognizable global stars in dance music culture, The Martinez Brothers empire and experience is vast – a headlining residency at Circoloco,‘#1 DJs in the World’ honors from Mixmag, designing for New Era, and revolutionary record imprints, Cuttin’ Headz and Tuskegee (with Seth Troxler). Since first hitting the road in their teens, The Martinez Brothers have gone on to sell out some of the world’s largest venues, rising to become one of ... Read more

Dekmantel Release First Edition Of “Selectors” Documentary Series

Leading up to Dekmantel‘s 2016 edition and their September Croatian adventure, the festival and Grolsch have just kicked off their “Selectors” Documentary series. The first edition takes an in depth look at Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and Red Light Records, speaking with the crews behind each. The radio station and “Digger’s Paradise” record shop act as seminal community hubs for underground dance music in Amsterdam, pushing out a passion for music that is unquestionable. Remember, Dekmantel kicks off next week from 4 – 7 August. The Selectors Stage will feature the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Donato Dozzy, Lena ... Read more

Interview: Jackmaster

An artist is a stunt without his philosophy. Meanwhile, how many dance music artists even have a philosophy? Can there be a substantial philosophy behind DJing? As can this craft even be called art? Furthermore, how many of the times we go to parties and gigs, do we go for the DJ, who’s philosophy, personality and approach to music we are aware of? Furthermore, admire. This interview reveals one of Jack Revill, AKA Jackmaster. Today Jackmaster’s over ten years spanning career has led to his latest (and one of very few) release on K7’s prestigious DJ-Kicks series (out on July 8). Drawing ... Read more

When The Strange Sounds From Beyond Take Over…

June 26 saw the Strange Sounds From Beyond emitted via three stages in Amsterdam’s Noordlicht. The likes of Young Marco, Gilles Peterson, Omar Souleyman, Antal, Ata Kak, and more brought intelligent dance music of all descriptions on a day the dance music establishment (Awakenings) otherwise would have monopolized. Instead, some 3,000 (or so) of the city’s most eclectic party animals danced the day away to the sounds of Syria, Africa, Greece, USA, and way more in a veritable orgy of world sounds. See also: Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond The analog feel of the festival was definitely not lost ... Read more

Rush Hour To Launch Japanese Vinyl Series

Amsterdam’s Rush Hour will launch a brand new vinyl series that focuses exclusively on Japanese produced music. Though brief and limited the series first three releases will be reissues: Ryo Kawasaki‘s Little One, Eri Ohno‘s Skyfire and Fuwari Fuwa Fuwa by Ruriko Ohgami, which will be available next week to the tune of 800 available copies. Rush Hour will also be in Japan with Antal, Hunee, San Proper and Soichi Terada for a label showcase at Rainbow Disco Club. Tracklist Eri Ohno – Skyfire: 01. Skyfire 02. Live Hard, Live Free Ryo Kawasaki – Little One: 01. Little One 02. ... Read more

Rush Hour: The Philosophy Behind Amsterdam’s Landmark Record Shop

As recently announced, Rush Hour (RH) is moving to a new and more spacious shopfront. To celebrate this next big step, they are throwing a RH-Weekender party at OT301, April 8/10th. While the expansion comes as no surprise, the story behind RH’s rise and the development of its surrounding culture is quite a headpiece within the field of music distribution. In this article, we want to bring you in a little closer with this key component in the Amsterdam scene, through talks with RH’s co-founder Antal and Sadar Bahar, one of its guests of honour during the weekender. After 17 ... Read more

Watch: New Documentary Gives In-Depth Look At Amsterdam Scene

s During last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Bristol-Based magazine Crack visited the Dutch capital to shoot an immersive documentary that taps right into the heart of the city’s dance music scene. “Destination: Amsterdam” shifts between footage of the city centre, clubs in the midst of ADE mayhem, and interesting talks with scene leaders like night mayor Mirik Milan, DJs Seth Troxler, Tom Trago and San Proper, and promoters such as Dekmantel’s Thomas Martojo. All in all, the twenty-minute mini doc paints a balanced picture of why this city’s nightlife culture has now become a driving force in the international dance music industry. Source: ... Read more

Tom Trago Talks New Booking Agency ‘Voyage Select’, DGTL & Future Plans

“It looks like there is a growing interest in quality house music in the places that you wouldn’t immediately associate with dance music. It seems like the crowds in these smaller cities are much more receptive of the sound I want to bring across” It recently came to light that the forward-looking house imprint by Tom Trago, Voyage Direct, would be sidestepping into the artist booking business by opening up their own agency in collaboration with Jorn Liefdeshuis. Eager to hear more about the news, we met up with Tom on a sunny afternoon last week to talk about the ... Read more

Mix #053 by Tettero

Tettero, who has been dj-ing since he was very young, developed a musical enthusiasm by his musical father and grandfather. At an early age he began spinning records and organizing various events in Haarlem and Amsterdam. After 10 years of events and countless gigs, both national and international, Tettero thought it was about time to produce his own music. To do this right he felt like he needed to leave Amsterdam and move to one of the most magical music spots in the world, Berlin. He bought himself some great synths and other equipment to be fully ready to dedicate himself ... Read more