With Tomorrowland 2018's two weekends now committed to beautifully debauched memory we can confirm the ten most played tracks from the Belgian mega-festival.
Earlier this week we focused on the major contenders for 2014’s Top 100 DJs crown. But which DJs could be the surprise additions be in this year’s poll? Which artists, riding on a wave of hype and social media support, are tipped to make debuts in 2014? We teamed up with Miller Genuine Draft to let you know!
Taking a satirical play on his recently released single 'Go Hard,' Quintino has created an EDM centered spoof to the popular "Viagra" commercial, likening it to not going, ahem, soft.
Quinten van den Berg could serve as the poster boy for electronic dance music in 2014. Known to the masses as Quintino, the DJ-producer’s chiseled good looks, angular jaw and brooding come-hither eyes are common features amongst the Dutch – as is the high velocity of DJs exported from the Netherlands to spin like windmills across America.
There wasn't a dry seat in the house last weekend during Quintino's EDC NY set.
After garnering fiendish plays (over a million in one week) on his new video for 'Go Hard' (released on Spinnin, May 16) and the successful kickoff of his new residency at Drai’s Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend, he’s putting the "quint" in quintessential DJ superstar.
Tonight we return to Zouk Singapore for our annual DJ Mag x Zouk Party. This year’s line up features electro don Quintino in the main room plus Osunlade who will bring his deep and jacking techno sound to Velvet Underground.
Our in-house DJ crew - DJ Mag Allstars will be on hand to warm up both rooms.
He calls it a crazy year, we say we never imagined anything else from the mighty Quintino. Already having cemented a place on the ever-growing list of notable Dutch dance exports, 2019 has seen this maestro play shows in countries including Uzbekistan, China and Nepal, championing new music in the process, while still finding time to make real headway on that much-hyped album his global legion of fans have been waiting for with baited breath.
Unsurprisingly back in the Top 100 DJs chart, holding steady at No.25, Quintino’s continuing appearance confirms that all the hard work is still paying off. The recent Afsheen collaboration, ‘Don’t Lose Love’, is just the latest example of his deft studio skills, with a newly-launched merchandise line testament to how much demand there is for this particular Amsterdam powerhouse. Exuding energy and passion, it seems that despite having already made a huge impact on the scene, the smart money is on the best being yet to come from the man in question.
Do you submit your DJ setlists to the relevant royalties collecting society?
“Yes, it’s very important to protect all the authors and neighbouring rights, and have all artists receive what they deserve.”
What more can we do to combat the mental health crisis in our scene?
“I love what I do, but it can be very hard being away from home for weeks at a time, and travelling 20-30 hours a week. I just try to have a good balance and make time for my friends and family, and to rest in between tours.”
Are you personally doing anything to improve the gender balance of line-ups?
“To be honest, I just look at the music and if it’s good and if the person is talented, I believe the best artist should get the spot on the line-up. When a female DJ is talented I work with them, like I’ve been working with NERVO and Krewella.”
What changes have you made this year to be more environmentally friendly?
“We always try to fly as efficiently as possible and try to compensate where we can.”
What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?
“My dinosaur T-Rex. I brought him everywhere, and even had the matching t-shirt.”
What’s your guilty pleasure?
“I always listen to traditional Dutch sing-along songs and love to go to a bar and sing these songs out loud.”