A couple of weeks ago Heather wrote a #BehindTheContent exclusive heart-felt story about her love for Tech House. Heather and I met during last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, while in the line to enter Panama for the Toolroom showcase. We instantly connected about what the industry needs and what the audience deserves. I felt I..
For a long time I’ve tried to figure out what I should do next. I’ve spent 6 years making my Nightfall Podcast, did 26 Salutes episodes while traveling, and shared a bunch of mixes to promote events. After returning from Nepal I spent my time looking around. What I want is a new concept to..
The last years I often got to work with Anne-Marijn Burgers, one of the most versatile event producers and project managers in the Dutch industry. Anne-Marijn (aka AMB Producties) works mostly behind the screens, from where she conducts her very diverse projects with her organization skills. You may not have heard from her before and..
Almost 3 years ago I launched my podcast series “Salutes” while on my way to Miami to attend the Miami Music Week. Albeit a bit visionairy, I truly believe a DJ set is a journey. Back in the day I already focussed a lot on story telling yet I’m not sure if you got the..
Let’s take a closer look at what really happens in the music and events industry. Nowadays an artist easily shows their work on social media and on stage. Yet what’s often neglected to mention is that many, many people are actually involved in making sure an audience can experience that music. With People of the..
Having returned from Kathmandu a little more than a week ago, I haven’t been able to get rid of the travel virus. If you’re following me on Social Media, you may have already seen the mandatory Instagram stories and the Airport-to-Airport Facebook check-in. For it’s those social statuses while traveling that apparantly matter these days…
I’m scared for Tech House. More so selfishly because I really do love it that much. I see the bastardization starting to begin. No different from what happened to what we now call EDM. It’s not because people are finally realizing how much fun tech house really is, but because the music is starting to..
This opinion article, written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, was originally published in The New York Times on December 30, 2017. The message is so accurate and close to where I stand for, that I’m re-sharing the article in #BehindTheContent. It’s a bit of a read but SO worth your time to learn about what makes a..
2018. A new year, a new start, a new chapter in life. I could not have thougth of a better place to do this than in Kathmandu, Nepal. While being far away from my family and friends, I had the honor of doing what I love most; playing music I love to take people on..
So I’m writing this 15 minutes before boarding for my farthest journey to date. Literally from the gate at Schiphol, next to the so eager line of people waiting to board: Starting with no expectations. When 2017 I was filled with new energy and decided to invest most of my time in building the right..