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Wonderland Festival Line Up Announcement

After two memorable (and sold-out) indoor events in the winter, it’s time for the Wonderland Festival to cast its wings over festival season by introducing its first summertime edition.  Having already announced Sidney Charles, Jonas Rathsmann and Tom Demac to the lineup, we can now announce (with a little help from the Mad Hatter) its stacked second phase, which surely lives up to Wonderland’s name and reputation. After consulting with the Mad Hatter, Verknipt is going to do what they do best, at one of the Amsterdam’s most wondrous locations, Diemerbos, on 29 August 2015.  After a long time thinking it over, the Mad Hatter has provided Verknipt with a wonderful line-up; the perfect mix ... Read more

Wonderland Announces Outdoor Festival

Two years ago a new winter festival was born when Verknipt and Deep House Amsterdam joined forces to create Wonderland Festival. Since then Westerunie, Westerliefde and Transformatorhuis where transformed to a place where mad things happen and nothing is what it seems. Now it’s time to play outside. After two memorable sold-out indoor winter events, it’s time for Wonderland Festival to cast its wings over the festival season by introducing the very first summer edition. On the 29th of August Verknipt is going to do what they do best, at one of the wondrous locations that Amsterdam has to offer: Diemerbos. Expect an intimate festival where some of the most diverse international and local acts ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Verknipt

Unpretentious, accessible to a wide audience and perhaps a little chaotic at times; this is the gist of the dynamic behind one of Amsterdam’s most popular event organizers, Verknipt (which can be translated as being mad or crazy). Starting barely two and a half years ago, the concept was clear from the start. Reza and Mer, the two guys running the outfit, wanted to host events where the feel of a party – in the frivolous sense of the word – should be present in every way, while paying close attention to the line-up. Their events have gained them a ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Bart Skils

“Techno has been there for ages; it’s not a hipster sound. Techno is here to stay” Bart Skils has been in the game for almost 20 years now, and is considered one of the Netherlands’ most revered and respected techno DJ’s. But instead of getting stuck in old routines, he has constantly been pushing forward, bringing new sounds and fresh ideas to any stage he takes. Apart from his work as a producer, Bart’s passion for electronic music has done a lot for the Dutch techno scene. His famous lovechild Voltt loves Summer is closing in on its tenth birthday ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #004 By Piotr & Zhan

Only a week left and then Wonderland Festival will open its doors for the second edition. This time for a huge partying marathon featuring two stages and a ton of artists. Amsterdam duo Piotr & Zhan will be rocking their brand of soulful, jackin’ house. And if you’re wondering what that sounds like than tune into this brand new exclusive mix. For no less than 16 hours (from 4pm until 8am) Westerunie, Westerliefde and Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam’s cultural Westerpark are turned into a promised land: Wonderland Festival. With the best in house, deep house and techno with major artists like ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #003 By Josh Butler

From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high caliber house sound. Cut from the outspoken West Yorkshire club circuit and propelled towards the forefront of global club land’s next generation, an early affliction with solid club hits has made his name an essential one. Two stints for MTA Records and remix duties for both Chase & Status in tow, Butler is leading the charge towards a new precedent in the underground sound. For no less than 16 hours (from 4pm until 8am) Westerunie, Westerliefde and Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam’s ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Returns For Round Two

On February 15th of last year a new winter festival was born, when Verknipt and DHA joined forces to create Wonderland Festival. After the sold-out edition last year, a round two was bound to happen. February 14 next year will see the return of the 16-hour long indoor festival with a line-up sporting some very fine local DJs and of course you’ll also get your fair share of international acts. Are you ready to follow us down the rabbit hole? Last year has been immensely succesful for the people behind Verknipt. During Spring they held multiple club events with carefully selected line-ups ... Read more

Party Tips: Feb 12 / 16

Another week with another weekend full of sweet parties. Which ones to choose? We’ll make it easy for you with our selection of party tips. Wednesday Dolly Surround @ Disco Dolly w/ Elias Mazian & KERK! Wednesday nights will never be the same when Dolly Surround is in town. Be prepared for a night filled with dancing, fun and musical discoveries from many corners like (deep) house, disco, funk and pretty much everything in between. JUST BOOGIE! Elias Mazian | KERK! | Max Abysmal | Lola | Jules de la Courgette | February 12 | Dolly Surround | Disco Dolly |  Thursday WKND w/ ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #002 by Karmon

The second special podcast for Wonderland Festival comes from the hands of the Dutch deep house star Karmon. On February 15, this true artist will surely be setting the dance floor on fire with one of his characteristic & hypnotizing sets. Drumming on all kinds of household equipment and jamming on the guitar until his fingers hurt, it was pretty clear that a path into music was set. When and how was not yet clear at that time. It was in 2003 that Karmon came into contact with electronic music through his older brother. At that time he experimented with different ... Read more

Wonderland Festival Podcast #001 by Sidney Charles

“Everybody, who understands this love-binding kind of music, has to live the urban movement behind it, the culture that brings people of all kinds together.” We have a very special mix waiting for you, made by a highly skilled German DJ/producer. His name is Sidney Charles, and at the age of twenty-something he already looks into uncountable happy faces when he enters the DJ booth. He is not a musician, nor a percussionist. He is a collector. A collector of culture and experiences. The energy and feeling around his collection of music is what makes the difference and letting Sidney ... Read more