Tag: Homework

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Homework – ‘The Farewell Selection’

Photo credits: Timo Steenvoorden Photography Last month, Amsterdam DJ/producer duo Homework, an act that we have held dear for the last few years, announced that they had decided to split up and go their separate ways, to fully focus on their solo careers. But in proper Homework fashion, the boys aren’t going out with anything less than a bang. So for the occasion they have put together a special mix that rounds up their rollercoaster career, which spans a full decade now. The mix features solely original material by Homework – see it as a trip down memory lane.  To sum up their experiences of the ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In December

Looking for some special Christmas gift to give to your music-addicted loved one? You can’t go wrong with these records that have just been, or are about to be released this month on vinyl and/or digital. It was a hard pick this month and we had to make some really tough decisions on which releases to have in our top 10 this month.  But in the end, we thought these ones were the most impressive records for December, featuring Carl Craig, Johannes Brecht, Matador Few Nolder among others. Here are our top 10 Releases in December: #10 HRRSN – Same ... Read more

Nazomeren Festival Up For Second Edition

After last year’s premiere of Nazomeren Festival in Groningen, the organization is now readying up for the second edition and is packing a big line-up for the occasion. On the cozy new location at the Roodehaansterweg in Groningen a total of four stages will make up the terrain: a Deep House, Techno, Boel op Stelten and Kriss Kross are being set up to cover the needs of the visitors. On the Deep House stage you can expect melodic house from the hands of Flashmob, Prunk and Cleavage, but also a more rugged style by the likes of Amine Edge & ... Read more

On Repeat for Straf_Werk Podcast #011 By Tensnake

After a memorable edition last August, Straf_Werk Festival is back again this year at Sportpark Riekerhaven. Those attending can expect to dance and chill to their heart’s desire and enjoy the range of cookery found at the diverse range of food stands. Topping the line-up among others is German-born Tensnake. The disco enthusiast with a love for the more funky side of house music. Check out his mix to get into the right zone for Saturday. Funk inspirations Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco Niemerski grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and the finer cuts of 80s pop, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With BrEaCh

Ben Westbeech aka Breach is an Englishman who does not sit still. He started off his career as a singer and songwriter with two jazz/house albums under his own name, after which he took on producing dance music under several names. It was with the release of Jack in 2013 that the 33-year old producer exploded sky-high, making Breach the new talk of town, city and web, reaching high positions in commercial charts worldwide. Since then everyone seems to want to work with him, and he’s been gigging all over the world trying to keep up with time. For the ... Read more

Top 10 DJ Facebook Posts

Of course DJs are mostly known for the music and sets they give to the world. But in the digital age, image-building is becoming just as important. That’s why many DJs know just how to treat their followers to the right content on social media. Some of them, however, have turned Facebook posts into an art form. Here’s a little list of some of the best Facebook posts we’ve come across in a while. Guy Gerber – Next to his bold outfits that are sometimes borderline hilarious, the Guy himself can be quite funny as well. [Original FB Post]   ... Read more

New City Festival ‘The Union’ Kicks Off On Kingsday

On The Netherlands’ national holiday ‘Kingsday’, Amsterdam is the place to be for a lot of Dutchies. The boatparade through the canals in the city centre, various small-scale and larger, commercial events in the heart of the city make it a lively happening, which is visited yearly by hords of intoxicated day trippers from all across the country. For those living here that want to avoid  this madness there have been some cool alternatives over the last years. This year, however, you don’t need to travel to the edge of the city to escape the masses, because 18-hour long ‘The ... Read more

Beyond The Beats With Homework

Just because we are Deep House Amsterdam doesn’t mean we don’t have a passion for other kinds of music. The same goes for all the DJ/producers that we feature each day, they too have a broad musical taste and are probably not only listening to to the music they play in clubs every weekend. In our new segment ‘Beyond The Beats’, popular artists are given the chance to step outside of the modern dance music sphere, and let them give you an insight into their favorite pieces of music from other genres that they hold dear. Music that has special ... Read more

Kaleidoscope Breaks Loose with Killer Line-Up this Saturday

This weekend a new event will enter the Utrecht’s dance-scene. Its debut will host a wild bunch of high-quality house artists like David August, Joris Delacroix, Detroit Swindle, Homework, Prunk and De Sluwe Vos. Besides the musical festivity, the visuals that are arranged for this night are said to be just as spectacular. Get ready for Kaleidoscope. Coming Saturday, March 15, Kaleidoscope will open its doors to dance-fevered visitors for a 12-hour marathon of partying in Central Studios, a place perfect to suit the grand ambitions that the organizers have for this night. People that enter before 21:00 will receive ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Homework

“You need to challenge your crowd sometimes. Maybe even more if they’re not that into your set. The worst reaction is to just start playing cheesy hits. It’s too easy” Earlier this week we treated you to their beauty of a mixtape and their new music video. Now it’s time to go toe to toe with Homework in an interview that was planned way too long. Read about the guys’ weirdest gig-moment ever, what they throw each other when they are in a fight and how they react to a bad crowd. Oh and Bert Smorenburg. Over the past couple ... Read more

Exclusive Premiere: Homework – ‘The Way I See It’ Video

If you’re into aesthetic, cinematographic music videos, then we have something very special in store for you. Because we have the pleasure to premiere the video for Homework’s brand new track ‘The Way I See It’. The noirish, sci-fi visuals in their new clip reinforce the powerful namesake of their latest EP. Since Tom, one half of the Amsterdam duo, created the video himself we asked where the images come from and how the project originated: “For ‘The Way I See It’ we were looking for a visual representation of the character of the track. Although some might feel differently, ... Read more

Mix #098 by Homework

Over the past couple of years, the name Homework has become as popular in the Netherlands as saying cheese. The duo Tom and Zip have become one of Amsterdam’s highly appreciated DJ-acts. Together with Detroit Swindle they rejuvenated the expression of house music. Between playing in esteemed clubs like Amsterdam’s Studio 80, Berlin’s Watergate or London’s Cable, the duo was also part of larger events & festivals in their homespun country or outside its borders. Amsterdam Dance Event, Welcome To The Future Festival, The Warehouse Project or Straf_Werk Festival are just a few examples. The duo first merged onto Exploited in ... Read more

Mario Basanov Back in Amsterdam to Play @ Cookie Club

He is hailed by the likes of Solomun, Maceo Plex and Tensnake, he has a studio productivity that many others would be jealous of and in a short time frame he has toured the world from Tunisia to Turkey, from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates and from the USA to the People’s Republic of China, this Lithuanian trailblazer has seen it all. We’re talking about Mario Basanov, and for the few of you who had not heard of him yet, this is what he sounds like: [youtube id=”KFucg1_medA” width=”620″ height=”360″] But also like this: [youtube id=”Bs4J8-TsqTg” width=”620″ height=”360″] ... Read more

Exploited Back in Amsterdam for Label Night

The Exploited family is back in Amsterdam for a love affair. After the successful ADE showcase last October, it’s now time for another takeover which will take place on Valentine’s Day! Last October, Exploited took over de Balie Amsterdam during Amsterdam Dance Event, for one epic night of fantastic music, letting the crowd get completely out of control to both classics and upcoming material by the likes of Claptone, Adana Twins, Doctor Dru, Joyce Muniz and all the other members of the Berlin imprint. There was magic hanging in the air that October night, both the public and the artists could feel it. ... Read more

There’s a Wonderland at the End of the Rabbit Hole

Saturday February 15th, a new winter festival is born when Verknipt and Deep House Amsterdam are joining forces to create Wonderland Festival. 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 with the best in deep house and techno. A place where mad things happen and nothing is what it seems, and where a long list of local and international DJ’s will make this a mezmerising trip down the rabbit hole. Verknipt has made a name for itself in a short period of time by organising parties ... Read more