Kingsday at Pllek

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I’ll be honest I’m not a big fan of Kingday.. except for the tradition of children selling random things sitting in the street in the sunshine..I like that. But the noisy, drunken vibes later in the day are not for me and I don’t even like the King. That said I’m very glad I’m involved in the NDSM Vrijhaven event in Amsterdam that day and that I’ll be playing an early set at Pllek.. a place which has a very laid back and friendly vibe at the waterside, even during Kingsday ;-) It’s seems there’s a seperate party going on there totally different from the rest.. exotic, eclectic music, good food, Last year I had a great dancefloor here. This year I’ll play a set from 14.00 till 15.30 and then another 1 hour set at the ferry between NDSM and Central station starting at 16.00.

Vintage Tropical party Utrecht

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We’re back at RASA in Utrecht with the full line-up of Rusty Beat Club, the vintage music DJ & VJ collective. This time with DJ Safri as a special guest. A rock solid world groove DJ who has made 2 memorable appearances with us before. We also got some beautiful psychedelic tropical banners made and before we start there’s a concert by Nuevo Cumbia band La Yegros(who performed at Lowlands last year); all the way from Argentina! Promises to be a hot night indeed!

Vadou Game @ Korzo

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Yes that’s the kind of support gig I like! I’ll get to play lots of funky Afro, Ethiopian sounds & Tropical dancefloor psychedelia after Vadou Game. This hot Afro band from France mixes James Brown style funk, trippy fuzz, hypnotic rhythms & catchy melodies with ceremonial voodoo vibes from Benin. Sounds like a guarantee for a spicy night of dancing doesn’t it? But don’t just take my word for it, judge for yourself and join the party at Korzo in the Hague April 11!

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!: