I love the work of the guys of stapel.tv. These three nerds collect old tv’s from the streets, marktplaats and second-hand stores. They built tv-walls for cool visuals from the old tv’s. The nerd-part is that they programme everything from scratch, so it makes it a very flexible system, for all kinds of mounting.
I am really looking forward to the next edition of Pitch! It has always been my favorite festival, because of the programming and because it’s located at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. And this year it has such a great line-up: from Massive Attack and Moderat to Darkside and Buraka Som Sistema. It makes me happy and proud to have this festival as one of our projects.
2014 is filled with cool projects! This weekend it was Skrillex’ take-over in Amsterdam and Groningen. Five shows in a row with cool support acts like UZ, Caspa, TC, Icarus, Rl Grime, Riton, Jack Beats, Kill the Noise, Karimooo and Bro Safari. Tonight is the last show at Studio 80, in Amsterdam. I did lots of stuff for pre-production and it was great to see the shows, happy faces in the audience and a smiling Sonny performing.
Ooooh I really regret I missed this guy perform at Eurosonic. I really like all of his music, but I just love this song! Fortunately another chance soon; Sam Smith will be playing at People’s Place in Amsterdam. I am not going to miss this show for sure!
Ok. More cool stuff is coming up. One of the projects I am working on at the moment is this great dance event 5daysoff in Amsterdam. Before working at Mojo, I always went as a visitor, trying to go at least one night. Sweet, sweet memories of these great nights, and looking forward to another great edition.
Well, one of the greatest things of working in music is you get to hear new releases as one of the first. Or your colleagues discover new, really cool artists. And…you get the visit the shows of all kinds of artists. And through my new job I finally could listen to James Blake live at the Melkweg, in Amsterdam. I tried for the past years to go his shows; but it was or sold out, or I had to work at the festivals he played at and miss it like at Pitch last summer. With pain in my heart, because I heard from friends it was very special. Last Saturday, finally time was there and it was an amazing, emotional show. Thank you, James Blake!