Jetti Steffers and Lawrence Vandeputte met last year at the venue DOKA. It was there that they discovered their shared love for fast-paced Guettotech, Booty, and Electro. Soon after, the Antwerdam project was born.
Last week we talked to Tango Soundsystem about their journey as DJs, their parties and gigs at BAR, and the scene in Delft.
FOMO began in December 2019 as a Thursday night event that combines dance music with local culture and art. Founders Mats, Luuk, Merlijn, Sjoerd, and Tom realized that, since the end of the Chips parties, Rotterdam electronic music enthusiasts had nowhere to go on Thursdays.
Sophie Rundberg, also know as Mila Black, has been living in Rotterdam for a little over a year. Despite the pandemic, Mila has had a busy year playing shows for Operator Radio, FOMO, DRLD, and Club Smederij.
Mauke Rodermond began deejaying at a young age, starting out with an interest in House music, which would later evolve to genres such as EBM, Breaks, and Electro. For his sets he creates a consistent storyline while mixing all kinds of sounds and tracks.
Mowgli is a Rotterdam-based DJ and photographer known for his Boogie sound, influenced by the music of the 80s and 90s. Mowgli hosts a show at Operator Radio, Jungle Boogie, where every month he invites a familiar face from the Dutch music scene such as Jeff Solo, Pierrot, and Khalil Ryah.
Spurred on by the closure of clubs during the Covid-19 crisis, Lo Fidelity started working on their ambition to create a record label. This month, their hard work will finally pay off with the release of their first EP, Rave Invaders Vol.1. The EP features four tracks by Swiss producer and DJ Ground16 and a trippy remix by local talent Nachtbraker.
Otto Pots, known as Invalid Request, is a Rotterdam based DJ with a great love for Techno. He is the founder of DRLD, an underground radio station for upcoming artists in the Netherlands. DRLD has hosted over 175 DJs, including names such as Betonkust, Gamma Intel, Secret Cinema, and Charlton.
Under his alter ego, Snackbar The Ambassador, he merges music with the visual arts, and performs live at clubs and exhibitions dressed in elaborate costumes. He also has a monthly show at Radio Tonka. Last month, Snackbar released his first single ‘Iedere Dag Vakantie’ on the Dutch label Esc.Rec.
Hylke, Lucas, Koek, and Niek began playing house parties in their hometown Nijmegen in 2017. We caught up with them in their hometown to talk about their story and the ever-growing vibrant music scene in Nijmegen.
Joep Hurkmans, known as YOPO, is a multidisciplinary artist and upcoming producer, DJ, and graphic designer based in Rotterdam. His sets range from Downtempo to more upbeat electronic music.
Domstad Italo Squad combines Italo disco with New Beat, Electro, and Chicago House. Although they started as a DJ collective, they soon started hosting parties with artists such as Loud-E, Marsman, and Budino.
A few days ago we spoke to Pim and Proper about his journey as a DJ and event organizer with the concept Club JipJip, his upcoming record label project, the music scene in Delft, and his favorite electro tracks.
Nelly Dragon is our first Artist of the Month. Nelly was born in Amsterdam but moved at a young age to the city of Rotterdam, although it was not until she lived in Stockholm that she started mixing.
Lucky Blue are a Rotterdam based indie-rock band that have come a long way since the release of their first single ”Alone”.
Last week we sat down with Tom Vrolijk to find out more about his story, future projects, and record three live performances in Rotterdam’s Oude Plantage.
Bonno Getz is the singer, multi-instrumentalist and frontman of the exciting new band ‘The Happy Paps’. With echoes of his favorite artists of the 50s and 60s, his personal goal is to bring joy and excitement every time he performs with his groovy band.
Siem Beets, known on stage as Stiib, is an artist, producer and DJ living in The Hague. A few months ago, he released his first album, ‘’Through the Pit’’.
This week we spoke to Jeff Solo about his career, Operator Radio, and the electronic music scene in Rotterdam.