Tag: Netherlands

Dockyard Festival Announces First Names, New Location For Annual ADE Edition

Amsterdam’s well established Dockyard Festival has announced the names for their annual Amsterdam Dance Event favorite festival event. As well as moving location’s, from NDSM to Westpoort’s N-1 Park, Dockyard, Dockyard Daytime Festival will be bigger and better than before, with all the usual lights, production and sound, fans have become accustomed to from the series. Stages will be hosted by the likes of Cocoon, Mindshake, Polegroup, and Terminal One, with names like Sven Vath, Mano le Tough, Paco Osuna, Eats Everything, Octave One, and many more on hand. Check the full linep below, ad make sure to get online ... Read more

Premiere: Tunnelvisions – Tanami (Original Mix)

Tunnelvisions is a new act by Dutch pals Emiel van den Dungen and Raynor de Groot. Together they produce slow, grooving psychedelic house music. ‘Tanami’ – their debut single – is named after a desert in the northern parts of Australia. No surprise, as their main source of inspiration is world music. ‘Tanami’ is available 21 April on Atomnation Soundcloud Label Page Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/premiere-tunnelvisions-tanami-original-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″]

The Gabber. or How Rotterdam Gave Birth to An Underground Style

Once, not long ago, existed a short-lived and favored underground music scene known as Gabber, it is pronounced rubber but with the Dutch’s signature throat scratching ‘G’ gulping the ‘R.’ They lived the moment, danced till the sunrise, had no care about shower and limits on drug induced highs. Despite their flat out retarded dance routines and beats reaching nonsensical 220 BPMs, making your head explode, it leaves me with a melancholic impression of an young-lived trend, which somehow, started living again. See also: Gabber, Part 2… Don’t judge before you’ve tried it Gabber origins can be traced to when the ... Read more

Dutch Company Produces Environmentally Friendly Vinyl

World may learn a few things from the Netherlands, when it comes to environmentalism. From choosing bikes as the main choice of transport to vinyl production. Thus here is where one producer in Harm, the south of Netherlands, came to the rescue with his environmentally friendly vinyl production process. Little did we know how harmful to the environment were our vinyl collections… While the usual production process includes using PVC materials. Now these are pretty scary. Considering they are one of todays most commonly used plastics, as Greenpeace reports, their production involves some of the most hazardous synthetic toxic chemicals, including a host of additives to ... Read more

Dutch Ticketing Company Offers PassportSwap from USA to Europe

After today’s US Election outcome, Dutch company TicketSwap, took it upon themselves to provide a marketplace where American’s can exchange their passports for European ones. TicketSwap provides a peer-to-peer ticket exchange service and is running since 2012. It is Holland’s to go service after official ticket sales are being sold out, which recently launched it’s branch to UK, which provides a platform for people to sell their tickets to others on its platform and promote it on Facebook. Of course the company’s press rep. Linde Hertogh to comments the idea was simply a joke in the aftermath of the elections: ... Read more

Burning Man Is Coming To The Netherlands

Word comes through the pipeline that the non-profit company associated with Nevada’s Burning Man will be crossing the Atlantic and touching down in the Netherlands. Burning Man Netherlands has been setup as co convey the 10 principles of its American counterpart here in Netherlands. Ten Principles that include: gifting, decommodification, radical inclusion, radical self reliance, and civic responsibility, shining a light on the world we need, rather than the world we have. The jewel of Burning Man Netherlands will come in the form of a 3 day festival in 2016 called “Where The Sleep Sheep” held in the Veluwe over 29-31 July, ... Read more

How Many BPM’s Can You Cycle?

Spin the wheels & spin the record now is not only just a linguistic game. A designer trio (Merel Sloother, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong) from the Netherlands (no surprise), married their love for bikes and vinyls and created a prototype of a bike that generates music while pedalling. Feats Per Minute is a beautiful prototype made by reconstructing an original German Alpina bicycle from the mid 80s, which is debuting on the Dezeen Platform in London on the 9th of October. Slick black and serious as Matrix’ Neo’ s coat, the bike’s frame makes an appearance just as much as ... Read more

Dutch Dance Music Industry Valued At €200 Million

According to ING Economists, the Dutch dance music industry has steadily risen is profit by 50% a year since 2008 and is expected to hit a value upwards of €200m in 2015. As each year some 170 dance events are held throughout the Netherlands, a total of 2.7 million fans are estimated to attend. From this, artists and event organisers generate turnover of some €260m a year, resulting in 1 in 14 creative industry jobs. Performances generate the largest revenue, taking 94% of the total amount. 4 in 10 of Dutch people over the age of 16 identify as dance music fans with 1 in ... Read more

Time Warp Podcast #001 By Marcus Worgull

Let’s introduce you to another stellar, futuristic mix, this time from Innervision’s Marcus Worgull. In a short timespan Marcus has risen through the DJ ranks, not only in his home country, but internationally as well. On December 7th he will be rocking the house at Time Warp, one of the biggest events in Holland outside the festival season. One to look out for! But let’s start at the beginning: Marcus Worgull’s parents didn’t have a record collection full of miraculous funk, soul and jazz records, nor did they inspire him to take a musical path from a young age. His passionate ... Read more