Tag: Zeezout

10 Unmissable Dutch Summer Festivals

Summer festival season in The Netherlands may be the world’s most competitive. With countless events of all descriptions spread across genre, venue, city, and style, finding which ones bring the best experience may be a daunting task. For every mainstream showcase likes Mysteryland there exists a slew where experience, curation, and diversity take precedent over gaudiness and numbers. Here, we look at 10 of the festivals we think are best representing the country in these terms. Spanning multiple cities throughout the country, these are 10 events where occurring from June through September. Stay tuned for our final summer festival list ... Read more

ADE ’16 Essentials: Friday, October 21

I’m telling you, the day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! ... Read more

ADE ’16 Essentials: Thursday, October 20

The day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every ... Read more

10 Best (Late) 2016 Summer Festivals

Summer is inching towards the halfway mark, with only a few weeks in the mix – it’s time to turn our begoggled eyes to late summer festival season. Its June. Thus far, you’ve probably had an alright summer – but the opportunities to be extraordinarily sinful whilst having copious amounts of ultraviolet rays absolutely burn your body are beginning to wane.  Most of the rave heads have probably made it a few festivals already,  but some of us working-life people are still looking to escape our tragic albinism. That’s why we set out what we think are the ten best festivals during the second half of summer ... 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

ADE Essentials: Sunday (October 18)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling 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 more. As ... Read more

Mix #167 By Murat Tepeli

Murat Tepeli’s trade is poise. In his sets, he creates a perfect harmony between ecstasy and ass shaking on one hand, and gentle emotion and elegance on the other. In his production, he often pairs melancholy with the necessity to dance, opulence and reduction, loud and quiet. Professionally, Murat Tepeli walks the tightrope of being a DJ in the Club and a surgeon in the operating theatre. He combines these extremes with a playful energy and manages to put the full range of emotions and experiences into his sets. In 2002, Murat Tepeli started his own productions resulting in his ... Read more

ADE Essentials: Saturday (October 17)

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

Festival Report: Buiten Westen 2015

Last Saturday saw Buiten Westen Festival hosting its fourth edition at Westerpark, a stone’s throw away from the Amsterdam city centre. The sold-out event covered six stages where visitors could enjoy a well-curated selection of DJs in house, techno and disco – some of the biggest names brought to the table were Fritz Kalkbrenner, Kerri Chandler, Delano Smith, Aeroplane, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Claptone, Culoe de Song, Max Cooper, Lil Louis and Italojohnson. There was something for everybody though, even for those those that did not even come for the music specifically, but more for the atmosphere, the sideshows, carnival ... Read more

Plan Your Buiten Westen Experience With Its Interactive Timetable

Saturday, 18 July 2015, sees the return of annual outdoor music celebration Buiten Westen to Amsterdam’s beautiful Westerpark.   Transformed into an urban oasis of creativity, art and vibes, Buiten Westen’s collection of artists, designers, chefs, musicians and dreamers are once again set to take over the day with the sounds of house, techno and dance.  With stages curated by some of Amsterdam’s most prominent and respected crews, Pleinvrees, Next Monday’s Hangover, ZeeZout, NGHTDVSN, Cartel and PaardenKracht, there is sure to be a sound for every taste as the summer (and festival season) gradually moves into full swing. See also: ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Optimo

Optimo are the duo JD Twitch and JG Wilkes. They each have over 20 years DJ-ing experience and in the last decade have become both renowned and highly respected for their memorable and ecstatic deejay sets.    The duo are responsible for the nightclub Optimo (Espacio) which ran from November 1997 until April 2010. Optimo sat at the very epicentre of the Scottish Clubbing consciousness in its weekly residency in the Sub Club and is widely regarded as one of the most important and ground-breaking clubs of the past 10 years. Optimo first came to international recognition with the release ... Read more

Buiten Westen Festival Stages Pt. 1: ZeeZout

As we’re heading at a good pace towards mid-July, we’re slowly grinding that boiling point as the third edition of Buiten Westen is awaiting us around the corner. On July 19th, Westerpark will pan out with gusto, carrying over 45 prominent artists from every possible corner of the world. Totaling a number of 6 stages, its organizers loosened things around and brought about three new organizations to host some of their “guest” stages. Among its already established organization, Buiten Westen invited Cartel Amsterdam, NGHTDVSN and ZeeZout to be part of this experience. Over the course ofeditions, DHA will bring about ... Read more

Mix #021 by Haarbaarbaar

HAARBAARBAAR. For the non-Dutch, HAARBAARBAAR stands for HAIRBARBARIAN and his long curly hair explains his name. He has only been playing since the summer of 2011 but already has some nice gigs on his resume. His Soundcloud popularity was growing so fast that it was impossible to keep him inside. His first real gig was at AFTERFEST @ Chicago Social Club and afterwards he got booked for Stekker Festival, Straf_Werk, Zeezout, Amsterdam Open Air and more. His style can be described as the new Deep House sound with influences from disco and a more techy sounds with a funky bass. ... Read more