Thursday 26 March 2015

Olivier Weiter Interview

Performing before energized crowds is a DJ with a unique aura about him – a trademark of savvy house music aesthetics, melodic techno beats, and uncanny ability to hypnotize the senses from every stage. 1) What would you say is the feeling that you want to give off to the ...

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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Liveset #366 - Worakls (Live)

Born in 1989, Worakls, who is in reality Kevin Rodrigues, is a French DJ coming from Paris. He began to play music at 3 years old on piano, he had some bands in different music styles (rock, hard rock, bossa nova) during his teenage years. He began to produce electronic music when he was 18 years old.

His encounter with Eric Prydz lead him to be a DJ. "This is him, or else his music, who make me understand that electronic music can be a very elaborate style and overall more than a punchbag". He stopped his studies completely, and worked relentlessly on music, that could amount to more than 15 hours per day. He began to gain recognition with his first EP "Unity", and he was referred to by Umek as one of the best newcomers in 2009 of the minimalist techno scene.

He launched the label "Hungry Music" with his mates N’to & Joachim Pator in February 2014 so the story is just starting...

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Friday 6 March 2015

Chuckie @ Dirty Dutch Metamorphosism, HMH

Part of his label's worldwide tour, with a globally renowned radio show and a residency in Las Vegas under his belt, Chuckie is ascending to the heights of DJ superstar. He started out his musical journey as a hip-hop DJ before creating his own his own champion brand of hybrid beats under his own label, 'Dirty Dutch'. This night in Amsterdam was a celebration of his full-throttle musical style, and a taste of what is to come as they continue to aim for the top.

You don't get over 1 million fans on Facebook by chance. Chuckie is a household name on the EDM scene, and with good reason. Filling venue usually reserved for platinum selling rock bands; the cavernous, aircraft hang?r like Heineken Music Hall is a testament to just how popular he is to his fans, performing a marathon set in front of thousands of ecstatic party-goers. "A decade of world domination" is how he described the Dirty Dutch experience in his own words, and it's not hard to see why as the phenomena that is Dutch House has swept the globe. It only takes one look at the Beatport Top 10 to see just how many of the nation's exports are topping the charts.

Now cramming his sets full of arena sized EDM slammers, and showing no sign of letting up yet, even at the age of 36, he slays the packed-out dancefloor with a series of heavy tracks and mashups to get the young crowd really moving.

There has been much discussion on the longevity of EDM, with some artists finding it harder and harder to diversify in the current uniform state of the more commercial end of the Electronic Dance Music spectrum. Not a problem for Chuckie, as he draws on his hip-hop roots to really mix things up in a super effective style - dipping into Dutch House, Trap, EDM and more to create an onslaught of hard-hitting tracks. With a surprising appearance on Loco Dice's most recent Desolat Label VA Sampler earlier this year as well, he proves no matter how popular he gets, he still has one eye on the underground, and fresh funkin' beats that can translate to the biggest of stages.

Not for the faint of heart... this is a big one!


Ethan McNamara

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Sunday 1 March 2015

Video production (comjo) intern wanted

Video production (comjo) intern wanted to join our Amsterdam team for the production of a international deejay interview series DanceTrippin is looking for a video production (Comjo) intern to join our enthusiastic, energetic, and international team based in Amsterdam. The role will blend a mix of great learning opportunities and ...

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Saturday 28 February 2015

DJ Mix #365 - Federico Gardenghi

Federico Gardenghi, 10 years old, attends the fifth grade and has a great passion for music. This sounds like the average kid from the block, but Federico is different. With support by Carl Cox, who invited Federico to play alongside him on Ibiza or DJ Mag which did a review of him, this 10-year-old has made quite an impact already.
If you think this is a joke we recommend you check out this mix. We at DanceTrippin have nothing to add to what Carl Cox thinks: This guy got some serious talent right there!

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