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'90s Dutch house music celebrated on new compilation

Dutch house music from the '90s is to be the focus of a new 2x12-inch compilation, 'The Hidden Beauty Of Dutch House ('94-'98)'. Set for...

Photo of CARISTA posing wearing a beige jumper, leather arm cuffs, and black tights

Utrecht's CARISTA is on a quest to bring club crowds together with her irresistible, energising DJ sets. Ria Hylton meets her to find out how her United Identities label is elevating new talent in the Netherlands, and how she’s branching into new areas of music.

No story of CARISTA would be complete without a recap of that 2018 Boiler Room X Dekmantel set, the one where she transformed a crowd...

Awakenings

Originating in the late '90s, Awakenings has become the Netherlands’ leading techno party, hosting multiple festivals along with events in Amsterdam’s iconic Gashouder  — including a huge run in October for ADE. Niamh O’Connor speaks to crew, regular DJs and fans about bookings, production, and the Awakenings experience

It’s a few days after the Awakenings summer festival in Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek, just outside Tilburg, when DJ Mag catches up with its founder...

Black and white photo of Reinier Zonneveld wearing a flowery patterned shirt

Reinier Zonneveld has released a new album, ‘Heaven Is Mad (For You)’, via his Filth on Acid imprint. You can check it out below. The...

Photo of Reinier Zonneveld holding his world-record certificate next to a representative from the Guinness World Records

Reinier Zonneveld has set the new Guinness World Record for the longest solo electronic music live set. The Dutch techno DJ took to the mainstage...

Graphic reading ‘Coming Soon, DJ Mag NL’

DJ Mag NL is set to relaunch in July 2023. The official Dutch edition of DJ Mag will return as a digital and social platform...

vinyl

The world’s first festival designed purely for vinyl enthusiasts is set to launch next year. From 29th September to 1st October 2023, the inaugural Haarlem...

Dutch clubs

Dutch clubs can reopen on 12th February without punishment, police unions in the Netherlands have announced. A joint statement released 8th February by law enforcement...

Nightclubs in The Netherlands to open for one night in protest of Covid restrictions

Nightclubs across the Netherlands are to open for one night in protest of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. According to a report by Dutch news outlet NU.nl...

Venues must close by 9pm as the Netherlands hits a new high in COVID-19 cases

Clubs in the Netherlands must close by 9pm for three weeks, under new rules imposed by the Dutch Government.

The restrictions, which came into effect...

The celebrated DJ passed away after a short illness

Lady Aïda, a pioneer in the Dutch techno scene, has died, aged 63.

Lady Aïda, real name Aïda Spaninks, passed away following a short illness...

Most pandemic regulations are expected to be dropped by Saturday 25th September

Dutch clubs and bars will need to implement a 'corona' pass scheme for entry, it has been announced. 

From 25th September the Dutch government plans...

More than 70,000 people are reported to have attended events across six cities

Around 70,000 people took to the streets across six Dutch cities this past Saturday for the Unmute Us protests.

The Unmute Us campaign was founded...

The festival returns to The Hague in September

Loraine James, Pan Daijing and Lorenzo Senni are among the names set to play Rewire’s upcoming "offline" festival.

Following an online edition in May, the...

There trial event took place on Saturday (6th)

1,300 people attended a COVID-19 study event in Amsterdam this weekend.

Following the Dutch government's announcement that festivals should be possible in the Netherlands from...

The EDM star told Dutch news that he was feeling "fine"

Nicky Romero has tested positive for coronavirus.

After being scheduled to perform at two shows in the coming weeks, EDM star Nicky Romero took a...

"The key to our success is our own behaviour," Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus said

The Netherlands has banned public gatherings.

One of the latest countries to take the measure as a result of the coronavirus - or COVID-19 -...

It originally opened in September 2019

There's good news for Rotterdam's nightlife scene as recently-opened club RTM has been given a 24-hour licence.

RTM originally opened in September 2019, and until...

From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For fans of: Chris Liebing, Charlotte de Witte, Robert Hood

Sairen, aka Renske van Kollenburg, has immersed herself in the Dutch dance scene since her min-teens. “At 15 or 16 I started going to gabber raves for a...

Several events are already locked for the new space...

A new techno venue has opened in Amsterdam. 

Located under a football stadium, the Parkstad Limburg Stadion, the Music Dome has been re-launched as a...