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Socrates @ Bajes Radio

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Radio at an unusual location: the infamous (former) Amsterdam prison “Bijlmer Bajes.” When I was invited to come and play a set I was intrigued. When I arrived I was truly surprised.. The place still echoed the grim prison days … Continue reading

Interview @ Writers Unlimited Festival

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I love to have a real conversation without the need to be young fast and shocking in about 30 seconds.. So when I was invited by Wijbrand Schaap of the Cultuur Persbureau to have a chat for his live streaming … Continue reading

Hot Afro latin vibes at PLLEk Amsterdam

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<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/T852Te7gdN4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Had a great time playing back 2 back with DJ Bertu from Utrecht. Bertu has specialised in raw and exciting Afro & Latin grooves for years and you can’t help but get enthusiastic and … Continue reading

Grooving in the park

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Impression of a true feelgood gig. Spinning back-to-back with my buddy LedjMette as we presented Rusty Beat Club at Houtfestival 2015 in Haarlem. We played Afro Funk uptempo Latin, soukous & bollywood till sundown. We had a great audience that … Continue reading

New Video: Socrates @ Oerol 2014

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Great thanks to Roberta Petzoldt for putting together this short & sweet video impression of 2 gigs I did at Oerol Festival There were some great dancers on the floor and a good crowd in general in for lots of … Continue reading

Socrates spicing up Kingsday

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Had great fun playing at PLLEK on the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam during Kingsday.. A good spot for some alternative Kingsday grooves.. Afro Latin, Gypsy, Topical Bass and a few sips of single malt from my hip flask did the … Continue reading

New Video

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Impression of Rusty Beat Club at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival.. Spinning here along side le”dj”Mette and VJ Hanco Kamper. Clearly hand held but effective camera by my creative sister Roberta Petzoldt and the solid editing was done by Dennis Keim. … Continue reading

new VJ video Rusty Beat Club

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Here is the new Rusty Beat Club VJ promo made by Hanco Kamper. Nice & tropical psychedelic visuals and a soundtrack of Cumbia Afro Beat and sultry Latin Jazz. Visit my DJ Socrates YouTube channel for more spicy videos.

Socrates reports

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For me a major part of getting inspired as a DJ is to go and experience the music live.. Concerts, jam-sessions, festivals..and off course fellow DJ’s performing. I used to make field recordings with an MD recorder and a stereo … Continue reading

cheerful festival vibes

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DJ Socrates @ HemeltjeLief Festival from DJ Socrates on Vimeo. One of my most enjoyable gigs this summer has been at an eclectic, artistic & colourful Festival in Amsterdam called Hemeltjelief. Funky people, campfire, great location with theatrical decorations and … Continue reading