Egbert is one of the first “MySpace stars” of Dutch Dance. As an attic room producer, he came into contact online with his heroes Michel de Hey and Secret Cinema, who in turn soon began to see Egbert as a hero. Not much later, Sven Väth also became a big fan of Egbert’s idiosyncratic melodic techno. Egbert feels so well at home in his studio that he only performs live and not as a DJ. For the Ableton Intermediate course, he takes us into his world where the most fantastic sounds are created!
This Techno giant needs little introduction. Yet it is less known that Steve, under his alter egos Sterac and Rachmad Project, is in addition to the solid work also master of the deeper and more Housy sounds, and also has a preference for Disco. In the 1980s, he bought the legendary Roland TR-808 from his newspaper district. Still one of his favourite drum computers, along with the equally legendary 909. The maestro uses these machines to show how he makes his beats.
As general director of AIR and founder of The Good Guys, Sjoerd Wynia offers an inspiring “helicopter view” at a successful Dance event. With Amsterdam Open Air, Buiten Westen and Milkshake, he has a number of fantastic case studies. Sjoerd has had a heart for education from home and experience as a Media and Entertainment Management teacher at InHolland. Moreover, he is a gifted speaker. His full evening program on Concept & Location within the Event & Organisation course flies by, and is always one of the highlights of the series for students!
Aron Friedman knows the Dance in its full width. As a DJ, producer and organizer, but also as a reporter of the nightlife. He co-wrote Mary Go Wild and translated Release 2 into English. The talented journalist was editor-in-chief of DJ Broadcast and Thump / Vice. We are always happy when Aron joins us to talk about matters such as online communication and marketing.
Nilz Pronk aka Prunk is a true DJ entrepreneur. Successful in the booth and with releases on labels such as Nite Grooves and Soweso. But also on its own label and events. Because the founder of Deep House Amsterdam has let this blog grow into an international multimedia platform of format. Nilz can therefore contribute to countless lessons from TSOH, but above all he is the right person in the field of online strategies for organisations and artists.
As the owner of Spooker Agency and programmer for Voltt and 5 Days Off, Daan Spoek combines different hats. The “back” of the artist world therefore has no secrets for Daan. It is precisely his dual function that makes him the right person to share his knowledge about artists’ books and programming.
This powerhouse is a shining example of how quickly you can make a career in Dance, when you combine hard work with guts and vision. In the Event & Organisation course she shares her view of contemporary club culture and the role of programming within it.
It is very unlikely that you as a Dance enthusiast do not know the work of graphic designer Zender. Mysteryland, Amsterdam Open Air, Dance Valley and Laidback Luke are just a small selection of his clients. He also makes the artwork for his own parties De Nachtspelen and Costa Del Soul. Zender also has a clear vision as an organiser. Add to this the fact that this artistic jack-of-all-trades is a very deserving DJ, and it goes without saying that he is an asset to the Event & Organisation course!
Although most lessons are in principle taught in Dutch, we are happy to make an exception for this friendly Schot. He is a gifted DJ, live act and producer with releases on Cocoon, Planet E and Tresor. His sample packs can be heard in countless productions. He is also an inspiring teacher. He has recorded the necessary tutorials, but only at TSOH can he be found live in class!
Denis Doeland (Utrecht 1971) has been active in the music industry (Dance) since 1993. He started at record store Bad Vibes from where the first music activities of ID&T start. In his 18-year career at ID&T, Denis has focused on the exploitation of intellectual property and the online activities of ID&T, Q-Dance and Sensation. In May 2011, he focused entirely on DDMCA to continue working as an independent professional in the many areas within the intellectual property and technology spectrum.
As a specialist in the digital world, Denis nowadays helps companies and organisations to use the internet and social media to meet the new expectations of fans, customers, employees and other stakeholders. In the field of knowledge development, knowledge sharing and consultancy combined with the use of technology, internet and social media, Denis is at the forefront in the Netherlands. Denis currently provides his services in the form of advice, analysis, lectures, valuations, training, social media and internet monitoring.
Denis’ point of view is that an entertainment company has a right to exist because of the content it produces and the fans it manages to bind. At the time, around 2008 he expressed the thoughts about the emerging digital world in the first digital vision for the entertainment industry: “As a DJ, event or festival you are a network. Content is the driving force to connect with fans and customers. Data are the added drivers and economic values for the company. “
Rust Roest (Rest rusts). Wytze Dijk named the organisation at the basis of his upper ground empire after the shortest Dutch proverb. He also demonstrates this work ethic. His events have a high production standard and original program. He even managed to catch mayor Van de Laan for the Vrijland Festival. Wytze has a heart for the scene. In addition to his successful festivals, he still organises the small-scale club nights and illegal raves that he once started.
Chemistry is a monument of Dutch Dance and club culture. Here Eelco brought his experience from Vigilance and RoXY to new heights. Chemistry became a breeding ground for talent and stood at the cradle of VJ culture and the first Dutch booking agony Barkers. After the Chemistry success, it also followed very successful R.U.S.H. adventure, where Eelco became a mentor of our Victor Coral. Eelco still has a nose for talent; he opens his Marktkantine as a test lab for concepts of TSOH students.
The Amsterdam DJ and Producer Iason Chronis, better known as Mason, made his major breakthrough in 2006 with Exceeder. This worldwide number 1 hit marked the rise of the Electro house. Afterwards, numerous radio hits and underground releases followed, including collaborations with greats such as Roisin Murphy (Moloko), Run DMC and Jocelyn Brown. Mason is also busy behind the scenes. He runs his own record label Animal Language and parties of the same name. He is also a member of the Buma / Stemra members’ council and a member of the Popauteurs.nl foundation. From this position he shares knowledge about the all-round existence of the contemporary Dance artist. Within the Music Creation & Production course he gives tips on how to fine tune your own productions, but also on how to release them and get the most out of your career.
De sluwe vos
Robert Vosmeijer aka De Sluwe Vos is one of the fastest rising stars of the Dutch House. DJ Sneak, Jordan Peak and Shlomi Aber are big fans of his raw jackin ‘beats. Robert proves that the knowledge from new generations can be just as valuable as that from the “old guard”. Certainly when a young dog (or fox!) Combines the latest digital techniques with a preference for a traditional analogue production process.