A few months ago I first received a message by Michiel Boon who is a local entrepeneur in Schoonhoven asking if I was interested in participating in the City Beats festival 2017 edition with our radioshow Time4Trance. Ofcourse my initial reaction was:
The year has been amazing: a new year of Time4Trance, beeing on stage for the very first time and as a result lots of new booking ahead and to top it all off I got to play on the magical island of Ibiza. Friday night at the fittingly titled bar Tropi Trance Bar run by the famous Oscar Costa at his weekly Reverie night. I didn’t know what to expect. I had been to Ibiza many times for relax or party holiday’s but never to perform as a DJ.
It was magic
After a night out on the town and a nice day at the beach we rolled onto San Antoni to the Tropi Trance Bar. After a quick introduction with Oscar and the resident dj’s Sam Johnston and Samir I loaded my USB stick and started the first track. I had to open and nervous as I was I managed to build up my set as planned and after the first few tracks people started to enter the bar and slowly started to dance. I played for two and a half hours and they seem to fly buy. When I got of the stage I thought I was flying what an amazing feeling.
I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity. Two years ago I bought a bedroom dj set and picked up an old hobby. 5 months later an old friend involved with RTV Krimpenerwaard asked if I wanted to start a radioshow for the new Radio and TV station. As my first choice in music is Trance this became Time4Trance. Within 1,5 years the show has grown out to be an internationaly supported radio show where we had several legends such as Faith Mark, Misja Helsloot, Willem de Roo, KO-C, Rhun, Marc den Heijer among others play live in the studio on our show. Continue reading “Boyhood dream”→
Recently I exprimented with free radio on the internet. Altough it was a fun trial I found it hard to get listeners and especially to get them to stay listening to the station.
Once in a lifetime
But it is funny when one door closes another opens. Recently a new oppurtunity regarding radio opened up. I got a call from an old neighboor who appearntly listens to my Trance mixtapes on soundcloud and asked me if I ever considered doing a radio show for a local radio station RTV krimpenerwaard. After a personal meeting we decided to make a pilot episode and you can imagine my brain hasn’t stopped thinking ever since.
I had no experience making a live radio show but my love for Trance music and marketing mindset immediatly said YESS!!! This is one of those “Once in a lifetime” opportunities you just have to explore.
Trance DJ’s wanted
So here I am 5 episodes of Time 4 Trance further and asking befriended DJ’s such as Faith Mark, DJ Ries, Ruben Verhagen and Rhun if they want to participate by coming into the studio and mixing live or sending in a exclusive 30 minute mix. At this moment I have enough dj’s to last me a few episodes but looking ahead we are still looking for those trance dj’s that want their shot at the 30 minute live mix slot in our radio show “Time4Trance“.
Here is your chance!! if you are a DJ member of the #TranceFamily and live in the neighbourhood and this is something you would love to do please leave a message below or on our Facebook fan page . Ofcourse if you don’t live in the neighbourhood but have a 30 minute Trance guestmix that you want us to air on the show please feel free to drop us a line so we can give you the link where to send your mix too.
Sure I understand it is more marketable to be a single-genre Producer and DJ. But it seems this is just at first. I see some big dj’s struggle to break free from that genre straightjacket they where put in. I myself can’t decide and when thinking about it, do not want to decide. My first and biggest love was (and is) Trance and in particular the Uplifting kind. Later on I grew to love Techno and Tech House but lately I am very inspired by Funky House. But I also enjoy a good dubstep set by Skrillex or Nero. And as a music lover I occasionaly enjoy some heavy metal or a nice classic piece. Continue reading “Single-genre producing and DJ-ing, what are your thoughts?”→
Recently I received an email from Beatport regarding the new offline beatport pro for windows app. With this new app it is possible to reinvent your complete music. Ofcourse Nerd that I am I immediately downloaded a version and imported my music library. Continue reading “Beatport pro app for windows”→