Fresh Spring mixtape!

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Spring is always an inspiring time for me. A time to celebrate life, sunshine and the blossoming of.. well just about everything! Everyone’s more allive, happier, more energetic and that’s the spirit I’ve tried to capture in this mix.. Bringing together some kick-ass rumba, salsa, Latin Funk & Afro Beat in a joyous adrenaline trip of 35 minutes.. Enjoy!

Rusty Beat Club @ Vrije Westen Festival

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Another Rusty Beat Club gig coming up! And another beauty of a flyer by Nadia Troeman to make it known.. I’ll be performing with my fellow Rusty music brothers at Liberation day in Amsterdam @ Vrije Westen Festival for the second year in a row. If you want to dance to warm quality authentic feelgood grooves on May the 5th this is where you should be!

Socrates @ Barcelona Radio station BipolarFM.

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Carne de Dinosaurio – DJ Socrates Live @ Bipolar FM by Dj Socrates on Mixcloud

a 2 hour all-vinyl set I did for the show “Carne de Dinosaurio” hosted by Marcelo Umana on the Barcelona Radio station Bipolar FM! A steady musical journey with lots of funky Afro, highlife, unpolished Salsa , a dash of psychedelia, Caribbean feelgood grooves, early dancehall & Rocksteady from Studio One and some 40′s cosy Jazz for desert.

New Rusty Club night at RASA

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Rusty Beat Club the tropical vintage DJ/ VJ collective which I’m part of is back this year with some spicy feelgood dance parties at the RASA the most adventurous music stage in Utrecht! First edition will be a Hot Melting Pot of different exotic music genres such as Afro Funk, Rumba, Zydeco & Merengue. We’ll have guest DJ’s, psychedelic decorations and off course.. the beautiful artwork of Nadia Troeman our designer to promote it all. The poster above will be spread through the city of Utrecht in the next few weeks!

Global Party Radio mix for 2015

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Dancefloor vibes from the start in this mix for the Concertzender Radio in Holland. Also includes a short interview with me.. Tune in Friday the 9th, or click on the small speaker sign next to “Solta a Franga” on the broadcast page here to listen to the archived recording after the live broadcast.

Winter Festival time!

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Third time for me playing for this dynamic festival, combining not only Literature but also Film & Music.. And yes off course the latter is where I come in. I’ll be concluding Saturdaynight the 17th with hot dancefloor set!

All Night Radio special Concertzender

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Got together with all the regular DJ’s of the weekly DJ Radio show “Solta a Franga” for a special New Years broadcast. We all played an hour of our favorite tracks that we had used in 2014.  Great to have fun in the studio together and also to have a few chats in front of the microphone about the music.. you can listen to the complete broadcast here in the archive of the Concertzender, good stuff!: http://bit.ly/13X4Hk0

Eclectic set at Tivoli Vredenburg

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Will contribute to “Brokken Festival.” A gathering of adventurous musicians and eccentric performances, which has been a great succes at the Bimhuis venue in Amsterdam. Now for the first time at Tivoli.. it will also be my first time spinning at the new Tivoli Vredenburg.

Tropical night at Roest

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Back at one of my favorite places this weekend. Playing at Amsterdam Roest and bringing lots of new vinyl I bought the past few weeks.. enough for a diverse Afro Latin set.. Heavy funky Afro Beat, but also feelgood Caribbean sounds from Haiti & early Studio One Dancehall and Rocksteady. Deep Afro from (Orlando Julius new record, wow!). Forget about the cold days of Winter let’s have some tropical fun!

an epic Dub Journey

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DuB Odyssey by Dj Socrates on Mixcloud

My Dub fueled new mix for the French label “Libre comme Lair” is now on mixcloud for your listening pleasure.. Good to play this one while traveling on a train on a sunny day or at home cooking, or to warm up for a party or.. just play it and decide for yourself. Oh and check out LCL net label where I got all this great music they offer their entire catalogue free of charge. Downloads of all tracks available in good quality 320 kbs MP3! http://www.lclweb.org/