[wp_ad_camp_2] Some people call Sander Van Doorn a technical & musical genius. And who can deny it? He has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than most artists do in a lifetime. With the help of classics like Grasshopper, Punk’d and Riff, recent hits like Love is Darkness and of course massive collabs and remixes of The Killers (Spaceman), Sia (The Girl You Lost To Cocaine), Robbie Williams (Close My Eyes) and Depeche Mode (Peace) Sander shrugged off the confines of genre typecasting long ago and created something he prefers to call 'SvD-style.' [wp_ad_camp_1] What's the main difference with dance scenes in the USA as opposed to Europe? Name some good/bad points. For a lot of American's EDM is still kind of new. The music g
[wp_ad_camp_2] It’s FreakNight 2012 at WaMu Theatre in Seattle. Myself and Chris Herrera have just finished our exclusive interview with Armin van Buuren and now have the opportunity to speak with SANDER VAN DOORN. He enters the room expressing his fatigue and the desire to be brief and ends up talking with us for over 2 hours! Here are some highlights from that conversation with questions from myself and guest interviewer Chris Herrera. [wp_ad_camp_1] We understand you’ve signed with Jay Z’s new label. How is that going to affect your producing? First of all, it isn’t going to change what I’m doing. They signed me, because they like what I’m doing. The first track has been out for about half a year over Europe but now we’re ready for the US market. It’s the beginning of a very
[wp_ad_camp_2] Freaknight Festival is Seattle's annual Halloween event produced by USC Events. Freaknight is the largest and longest running electronic music festival in the Northwest and has grown into a massive 8 hour event that attracts top national and international DJs and thousands of revelers. This year's edition was sold out in advance, and that's no wonder considering the line-up and giant production. Mainstage we could find Armin Van Buuren who is this year's newly voted number 1 DJ in the world, Sander Van Doorn who is an amazing DJ/producer recently signed to Jay Z's label, Chuckie the incredible party starter, Dada Life - always bananas, Bingo Players who know their game well, Morgan Page - always ready for the next chapter, Le Castle Vania, Dig-Dug & Sidestep a
[wp_ad_camp_2] In "Dutch Influence" Dutch DJ's tell how they experience success and what this success entails. They share the beautiful moments and experiences but also devote on the downsides of this (fast) success. [wp_ad_camp_1] 'Dutch Influence' follows a number of these young Dutch stars to magical cities including Las Vegas, Ibiza, London, Amsterdam and also one of the biggest dance events in the world: the "Miami Music Week". It's also important to see how the celebrity and fame of "our" artists is spreading like a virus on the other side of the ocean,while back in the Netherlands usually they don't even get recognized. Besides the success of the Dutch artists, the Netherlands are also lonely at the top in terms of event organization and logistics. ID & T is one of the...
[wp_ad_camp_2] Hi Jochen, first off: thanks for joining Hammarica.com with this interview! Jochen, you have been DJing for quite a while and enjoying success with massive productions like ‘Lost Connection’, ‘Humanoid’, the Energy2011 anthem ‘Classified’ and recently the Rank-1 and Sarah Bettens collab Wild and Perfect Day. If you had to pick one of your productions as your most favorite one. Which one would that be? And is there a thought behind it for it to be your favorite? Tough question, same as asking a parent which of his children he loves most;-)) But if I had to pick only one, I guess that would be Lost Connection, because that track really rocketeered my carreer. You are known to blend styles together ranging from trance to electro and progressive. How do you like the f