Dutch Dance Agenda: September 2019

Do you want to know when your favorite DJ will be playing some tracks, or are you curious about a new Dutch artist in town? In our #DutchDanceAgenda we highlight different Dutch DJs that are currently spinning their decks in the US, because… let’s face it: the best party is a Dutch party!

As a brand, a passion, and a movement, “Dutch Dance” has dominated the international dance scene for years. Many Dutch DJs have gathered a worldwide following and fly all around the globe to entertain one energetic crowd after another. From underground talent to household names, the Dutch party scene has built a reputation for harboring everyone’s kind of DJ. However, with so many successful and famous DJs coming from such a small dot on the map, it is almost impossible to keep track of all their performances in the United States. Luckily, we did that for you.

DJ’s and their tour dates are listed in alphabetical order below. Follow our Twitter and Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to check out our Soundcloud to hear all the latest, Dutch-produced tracks and live-sets.

Electric Zoo NY

Several Dutch DJs will be performing at Electric Zoo Festival in New York on the weekend of Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1. Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. This year’s line up includes Dutch talent like Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Droeloe, R3HAB, Joris Voorn, and Dion Timmer. To view the complete line up, visit Electric Zoo’s website. Tickets are still available here.

Afrojack

Afrojack

Nick van de Wall, better known as Afrojack, started his career at the age of 14. He performed at local pubs and clubs and earned additional income designing websites for fellow musicians. In 2007, he released his first recording under the Afrojack name: “In Your Face”. He received international success with the song “Take Over Control” featuring Eva Simons, which charted in 10 different countries. He took part in Episode 2 of Behind The Speedo, a comedy series by Redfoo (known from the musical duo LMFAO).

Events:

September 1, 2019 – Stereo Live Houston, Houston, TX

Armin van Buuren

For more than 15 years, the Grammy-nominated Dutchman Armin van Buuren has been living to the rhythm of his own, international success. Armin van Buuren’s five time #1 position in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll has been the result of his loyalty to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he hosts his weekly radio show “A State of Trance”, and the energy he transcends to the crowds in front of him. Despite the heavy pressure that comes along with being one of the world’s most popular DJs, Armin has always kept his focus on the music and that is exactly what keeps him going.

Events:

September 22, 2019 – Kaos, Las Vegas, NV

Bingo Players

Maarten Hoogstraten wasn’t like other kids his age. When he was 10, his friends were buying toys to play with, but Maarten was already spending his cash on vinyl and CDs. “You know how it starts,” he said with a chuckle. “I was the one who bought records when I was young, I bought lots of vinyl, seven-inches, twelve inches, and when CDs came about I bought a lot of CDs, growing up, I spent all my money on music.”

When he was a teenager, two events would change his life. The first was the release of an early music software program called ProTracker. The second, very important event, is that he met Paul Baümer, who would become his musical partner for the next 15 years. Though they didn’t start out as DJs, once the demand grew for them to play out live, they learned how to mix on CDJs. Soon, they became regulars on the EDM circuit, playing massive festivals, like Electric Daily Carnival, Tomorrowland, and Coachella. Maarten stated: “I think we started to become better producers once we started to DJ,” noting that they would bring new tunes on the road and play for a crowd to gauge their reaction.

Unfortunately, in June 2013, at the height of their success, Paul suddenly fell ill and passed away. Maarten was stunned and didn’t know what to do. Paul’s last wishes were for his best friend and musical partner to keep making music. “He always said to me, ‘If you can find solace and continue what we started, please do so. Please continue the music. Carry on the Bingo Players flag,’” said Maarten.

Events:

September 1, 2019 – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, Scottsdale, AZ

Don Diablo

Dutch DJ / producer Don Diablo was born and raised in Holland and is currently working on rapidly expanding his discography in between his global touring schedule.He is one of dance music’s perennially pioneering forces. He was recently named the “#1 most-played producer” on 1001 Tracklists and is called “Future House’s Founding Father” by EDM.com. The Dutchman was also an in-demand remixer, adding names like Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Birdy, and many others to his portfolio.

September 27, 2019 – Goldrush,  Phoenix, AZ

September 27, 2019- Marquee,  Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2019 – The Grand, Boston, MA

Droeloe

This duo’s emphasis on their artistic strengths has allowed them to weave sonically and visually intricate stories through their music. Droeloe‘s signature skull has quickly become synonymous with progressive music and breathtaking art, highlighted by their impeccably percussion-heavy sound infused with the catchiest melodies and stunning use of visuals.

They hit the electronic music scene in 2016 when San Holo brought them aboard bitbird, where the duo released a string of singles throughout the rest of the year including “zZz” and “Wake the Warrior”, establishing themselves as a new force to be reckoned with. The duo’s songwriting and producing continued to mature, giving way to another string of hits across different labels such as Lowly Palace and Monstercat.

The duo returned to bitbird for their biggest piece of work to date – their debut EP “A Moment In Time”. Featuring five unique cover pieces and a beautiful visual storyboard, the EP was a hit, amassing close to 25 million streams in less than a year and launching them into touring with San Holo on over forty dates across four continents.

Events:

September 21, 2019 – Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Nicky Romero

Strike up a conversation about the current state of electronic music and it won’t be long before Nicky Romero gets mentioned, and quite rightly so. At the age of just twenty-six and in only a few prolific years, the Amsterdam-based superstar has managed to build nothing short of a remarkable musical empire. Internationally celebrated for countless chart-topping records and his electrifying energy on the world’s most distinguished stages, the Dutch performer, producer, Protocol Recordings chief and global brand ambassador has already carved an international reputation for himself as one of the most exciting and industrious artists of his generation. Perpetually dedicated to growing and maturing the Nicky Romero brand at every turn, he continues to vindicate his position as one in just a handful of the most influential forces in the international music arena today.

Events:

September 06, 2019 – Pure Nightclub, Sunnyvale, CA

September 07, 2019 – Omnia, Las Vegas, NV

R3HAB

September, 01, 2019 – Electric Zoo Festival, New York, NY

September, 01, 2019 – Marquee Nightclub, New York, NY

September, 06, 2019 – TAO Chicago, Chicago, IL

September, 07, 2019 – Marquee Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

September, 09, 2019 – Marquee Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

September, 27, 2019 – Time Nightclub, Costa Mesa, CA

September, 29, 2019 – Memoire, Everett, MA

Sam Feldt

While only in his early twenties, Dutchman Sam Feldt has become quite the deep house sensation of his day. With amazing remix work as well as solid hits like the early 2015 release ‘Show Me Love’, which proved to be his definite claim to fame, he’s one of the DJs to watch when it comes to a new sound flooding the scene. Sam Feldt is definitely not a stranger to the house music scene. After working behind the scenes as a producer for a long time, he decided to show the world what he’s capable of by uploading his first tunes by the end of summer 2013. Within a year Sam signed with Spinnin’ Records and released his first track on the label. It doesn’t take long for the young producer to get noticed by international dance media as part of a new exciting wave of melodic deep house. With almost two million plays on SoundCloud, as well as a #1 Hypem spot for his remix of the Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz release ‘Guitar Track’, Sam established himself in the scene.

Events:

September 02, 2019 – Marquee, Las Vegas, NV

September 27, 2019 – Groove Island, Catalina Island, Avalon, CA

September 29, 2019 – Marquee, Las Vegas, NY

September 30, 2019 – Marquee, Las Vegas, NY

San Holo

Sander van Dijck, commonly known by his stage name San Holo, is not just a DJ. As DJ, singer, guitar player and lyricist, San taught himself music at an early age. He gained international recognition for his remix of Dr Dre’s “The Next Episode”, which currently has over 200 million views on YouTube. He has toured the world and has gained a credible reputation in the EDM world. Now, San Holo is taking inspiration from bands like Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros, working with very ethereal soundscapes and beautiful melancholic music as he creates a new sound.  He is motivated by the fact that he’s never found a way to get that kind of vibe into the EDM music he was producing before, until half a year ago when he realized that he could use guitars instead of synth and still make it into a drop and a buildup.

San has released music on several record labels including Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Barong Family, and Monstercat. He is also no stranger to the Billboard Dance Charts, as his single “Light” soared to #13 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Chart.

He also founded bitbird, a label which has released several of his singles including “Still Looking” and “Light”. San Holo’s first EP, “Cosmos”, was released via Heroic on 18 September 2014 and was in the Top 100 Electronic category of iTunes.

Events:

September 20, 2019 – Marquee Dayclub, Las Vegas, NV

September 20, 2019 – Exchange LA, Los Angeles, CA

September 21, 2019 – Bassmnt, San Diego, CA

Showtek

Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, aka Showtek, are two brothers from Eindhoven who have been making music for over a decade. In 2012 their hit “Cannonball” came out, earning them international recognition. Over the past few years, Showtek has become more than an act; it’s a movement, a tribe formed by the producer duo and its fans that is united in its love for music, artistic freedom, and adventure.

September 1, 2019 – TAO Chicago, Chicago, IL

Tiësto 

Highly regarded by both DJ Magazine and fans of electronic dance music, Tiësto launched his career as one of the world’s foremost trance DJs, due in part to his legendary six-hour live sets, and went on to embrace a more pop-oriented EDM sound. The fifth Tiësto studio album, “A Town Called Paradise”, appeared in 2014 on Casablanca. It featured the most pop-oriented productions of his career and a slew of guest vocalists including Ladyhawke and Icona Pop. Tiësto appeared in DJ Mag Top 100 2016 as number 5.

Events:

September 1, 2019 – Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

September 07, 2019 – Hakkasan Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

September 14, 2019 –  Hakkasan Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

September 15, 2019 –  Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV