ADE and SXSW are happy to invite Dutch festival APPELSAP to host a showcase at Plush, March 17
ADE and SXSW are happy to invite Dutch festival APPELSAP to host a showcase at Plush. Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, famous for bringing world-class Hiphop, R&B and electronic music to Amsterdam, will be showcasing some of Amsterdam’s finest talent, naming FS Green, Lion Kojo , Bea1991 and Cinnaman.
FS Green is a DJ and producer from Amsterdam who started producing beats at the age of 15. Started out as a hobby, but quickly turned into a serious career including productions for Dutch hip hop’s finest, such as Zwart Licht, Hef, SLBMG and Pete Philly. He is currently one of the online curators for 22tracks and plays major festivals such as North Sea Jazz festival, Dance Valley, Amsterdam Open Air and of course Appelsap Fresh Music Festival.
Lion Kojo is not just your average DJ, producer, model and next generation up-and-coming artist. During his younger years, artists varying from Mighty Diamonds, Habib Kote, Madlib, MF Doom, Sade, and Hudson Mohawke have inspired him musically. Producing as a young kid with big dreams and carefully listening to the great artists listed above, planted the seeds for his future career in music. Right now, odds are that you know him from numerous events, or as “that dude that always plays the greatest tunes for me to get freaky to” in Amsterdam’s popular night clubs. Definitely keep an eye out for Lion Kojo, for this is just the beginning.
This young Amsterdam female singer is about to break through internationally with her warm, sexy and soulful electronic pop/R&B. Her EP ‘Songs of 2k11’ is a favorite at, for example, TheFADER, BBC, Vice, Noisey, Dazed & Confused and Rolling Stone.
The Amsterdam based Yuri Boselie, alias Cinnaman, is rightfully known as one of the leading Dutch DJs of the moment. At an early age he stepped up behind the decks and his years of experience clearly come to the fore in his eclectic DJ sets. Cinnaman plays a wide range of styles and is never afraid to mix the known with the unknown. From Chicago house to hip hop, from UK bass to garage; Cinnaman never hesitates to take risks in his sets and always draws for remarkable combinations and transitions.
Buma Cultuur supports and promotes Dutch music copyright in both The Netherlands and key export markets for Dutch music. The aim is to increase the percentage of Dutch music in the Dutch market and to raise revenue flow by stimulating the use of Dutch music copyright on foreign markets. Buma Cultuur is also (co) organizer of events like Eurosonic Noorderslag, Amsterdam Dance Event, inJazz, Buma Music in Motion and other music sector events. Buma Cultuur is founded by the Dutch collecting society Buma. Buma/Stemra is the collection society for music authors in The Netherlands and represents the interests of its members worldwide. Besides collection and payment of remunerations to music authors, Buma/Stemra stimulates and supports the development of new talent.
Dutch Impact promotes Dutch bands abroad and organizes showcase parties and events with Dutch artists at all major music conventions worldwide. This year there will be Dutch Impact events at Eurosonic Noorderslag, ILMC, SXSW, Musexpo, The Great Escape, Midem, CO Pop, Reeperbahn Festival, Mama Event, BIME, Trans Musical Festival en Glimps Festival. Dutch Impact is presented and powered by Performing Arts Fund and Buma Cultuur, often in collaboration with the Dutch embassy or consulate.
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. It is a five-day electronic music conference and festival held annually in mid-October and offers a full program of daytime conferences at ADE Pro, ADE Tech, HDE, ADE University, ADE Next, ADE Beamlab and ADE Green, alongside the nighttime ADE Festival which features 450 events and 2,200 artists over five days in 115 clubs and venues. The shows attract over 350,000 people from all over the world to the city.