Tag: Welcome to the Future

Top 10 Dutch Spring/Summer Festivals In 2015

The first rays of sunlight are slowly starting to seep through and all of Holland’s cafe terraces are filled to the brim within a second. The Dutch are an opportunistic kind of people when it comes to weather, especially when the weather is actually good. It’s no surprise then that dance music lovers across the country are counting down the days to the first festival they get to visit this season. As the choice has increased yet again this year, it’s getting harder and harder to take a pick. That’s why we’ve lined up some of the coolest festivals coming ... Read more

Welcome To The Future Line-Up Announced

Today the line-up for the yearly Welcome To The Future Festival has been announced. This year will see the ninth edition of the yearly festival, and the artists involved are far from disappointing. Ranging from the top of the heap in house, techno, and everything in between, we see an impressive list of names. Here are the seven stages and the 40+ DJs (in alphabetical order). [one_half last=”no”] MAIN Art Department Boris Werner Hot Since 82 The Martinez Brothers Pan-Pot Seth Troxler TECHNO Cari Lekebusch & Zoe Xenia Chris Liebing Len Faki Maarten Mittendorff & Jasper Wolff Paco Osuna Paul ... Read more

Free Water At Festivals Enforced By Amsterdam Mayor

Mayor van der Laan of Amsterdam has called on every festival organization in Amsterdam to make free refills of water bottles possible at future outdoor events. The decision was made together with the VVD delegation in the city council. Festival Security In June, criticism surfaced after visitors at various festivals were rudely handled by security at the water taps when they tried to refill their water bottles. One of the visitors that had experienced such an encounter stated that she was given a simple choice : “Either you go, or the bottle goes”. Since then more events have had to ... Read more

Top 10 Spring & Summer Festivals

With sunrays starting to peep through the clouds, mercury rising and the holidays (almost) in sight, our dancing feet start to itch for the festival season. This year there’s no lack of abundance in the number of festivals in and around Amsterdam, so we decided to list some our favourites and most-anticipated. Baila Baila! #10 Vrijland  Roest and Cartel Amsterdam are again joining hands on the 5th of May to organize one of the coziest parties of the year where we also celebrate our freedom (5 May is the official Liberation Day in the Netherlands). Vice’s Thump and Chicago Social Club‘s ... Read more

Mix #087 by Brent Roozendaal

For many years now, Brent Roozendaal has been seen as a strong electronic music advocate, known for his outspoken, diverse and relevant musical style. On stage as a DJ, or as the promoter of several concepts, Brent pushes underground dance music straight from his heart into the realm of true connoisseurs, moving crowds everywhere he goes. During the past 12,5 years Brent has rocked dance floors all around the Netherlands from playing at renowned clubs as Studio 80 and Trouw as well as the obscure ones such as Pand 14 – right up to playing at festivals such as Open ... Read more

Mix #086 by Tim Hoeben

Let’s start off the week with a deep creation by Tim Hoeben. Tim has become a household name in the Amsterdam clubbing circuit over the past years. Having played many gigs, at nearly all the relevant venues, he has crafted a unique sound that is a more than welcome addition to the Amsterdam DJ guild. From deep to tech, from Chicago to Detroit, Tim’s dj-sets are all about house music. Combining the classic with the new, always looking for the thick bassline and groovy percussions. With his own sound, and a stage performance worth mentioning, Tim won himself both the ... Read more

A Visit To The Future

Now there are a lot of good quality festivals, however, Welcome to the Future, is really in a league of its own. Not only because of the incredible line-up, carrying some of the most renowned artists, but because of the crowd as well. People weren’t there for the perfect weather (thanks again God!), to just hang out or to check out all the beautiful people. They were there for the music and it seemed like everybody knew exactly who was playing where and what they wanted to see and dance to. It made me happy, because that’s becoming rare nowadays. ... Read more

Mix #062 By Musclefarm

Musclefarm is the result of two veteran DJ’s deciding to join forces, combining years of experience into a deep house dream-team. The Amsterdam-based duo consists of Eric de Man and Aron Friedman, two firmly established names in the Dutch scene. Aron is known for his deep and funky taste, elevating dancefloors for over ten years. The same goes for Eric, although his style can sometimes be a little rougher around the edges, occasionally providing us with a more techy vibe. Put together, these two unleash a unique sound that you have to experience for yourself. Eric and Aron have a ... Read more