Several Dutch DJ’s will be playing at Electronic Daisy Carnival Orlando 2019. The three-day electronic music festival has four large stages that feature over 100 top DJs from diverse backgrounds. This year, there are seven Dutch DJs in EDC Orlando’s line-up.
Originally hailing from Bosnia, ADIN moved to a Rotterdam record store at a young age. Taking early inspiration from iconic producers such as Masters At Work, Roger Sanchez, and Erick Morillo, it was his dub mix of Sandy Rivera’s ‘Freak’ on Simon Dunmore’s Defected Records that was championed all over the scene. He has been in demand on the EDM market for quite some time now. In 2007 Adin was one of the most in-demand artists in the business, touring worldwide with a schedule of more than 30 shows per month. Adin’s obsession with house, techno and multiple sub-genres is clearly recognizable in his work. Rolling Stone once ranked him as being on of the “25 raviest moments of EDC.”
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).
Dutch DJ Bart Skils has established himself as a big name in the techno industry. His long lasting experience as a DJ and his ability to move effortlessly from deep house to banging techno make Skils a sure-fire crowdmover at any given party.
Performing and recording under the name R3hab, EDM artist Fadil El Ghoul started his career in 2008 producing the track “Mrkrstft” for Hardwell. He teamed up with Hardwell once again in 2009 on the single “Blue Magic,” and worked with Afrojack in 2011 on “Aces High (Prutata).”
He subsequently garnered prestigious 2014 slots at Tomorrowland, Future Music, Creamfields, and Summerburst, and that same year he put out the 12″ “Androids,” “Flashlight” with Deorro, and “Ready for the Weekend,” which were among some of his biggest-selling singles.
He also landed a featured spot on Calvin Harris’ 2014 album Motion, and a DJ set at the Coachella Music Festival followed in 2015. In 2016, he teamed with the R&B vocalist Ciara for the single “Get Up.”
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.
W & W
After meeting up back in 2007 Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst came together to form W&W and they haven’t looked back since. The past years this Dutch production and DJ duo have transcended the boundaries of genre and traverse the globe with their music and performances. Fusing styles and mixing influences, W&W combine the uplifting and melodic elements of trance with the raw intensity of electro and progressiveness of house to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta and more for its breadth, diversity and massive appeal to multiple audiences.
Yellow Claw may not be a household name outside of the Netherlands but have a look at their YouTube channel and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one of their singles with less than 2,000,000 views. They take the newest sounds from the club and drive them off a cliff. Hailing from Amsterdam, the trio first exploded into the scene after founding the Yellow Claw Thursday night party at the Jimmy Woo, which quickly gained a reputation as being one of the wildest and most unique parties in the city.