The 3rd weekend of October, Amsterdam will be dominated by the Amsterdam Dance Event. Organized by Buma Cultuur, the Amsterdam Dance Event is both a club festival and business conference that attracts 1900 key professionals and a club festival audience of 72,000 from all over the world.
StoneBridge needs little or no introduction. If you’ve danced in a club, the chances are you’ve danced to a StoneBridge production. His unique brand of house music has ruled dancefloors for 20 years, regularly crashing into the charts across the world. As a DJ his ability to move a dancefloor has seen him travel the globe, rocking parties everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco to Seoul to Sao Paolo. Most recently StoneBridge rocked the Dance Island Festival with Axwell and Micky Slim and did the same in Helsinki at the Colours Festival with Erick Morillo and Tiesto. The second installment of his compilation series StoneBridge ‘The Flavour The Vibe’, which showcases both his production style and what he plays as a DJ . Exclusive to the album are the long awaited collaboration StoneBridge & Wawa ‘Let It Go’ and Birmingham’s finest, Reza ‘Live Again’ – both due on Stoney Boy this autumn.
Marc MacRowland is one of Hollands most talented dj’s and producers. His latest release was picked up by several nationale and international dj’s. The dance hit “People” was signed with Samson beats from Sidney Samson. The next hit “Black Mamboo” is signed with Digidance. As a dj Marc plays all over the country at festivals and clubs. Just to name a few: Framebusters (Escape), Latin Village festival, Sexy Motherfucker, Suerfreax, Sushi Samba, So Sexy Festival and Chocolatin.
DJ Irwan, is one of Holland’s, Europe’s and even Asia’s best eclectic dj’s. This summer was one international tour trough Greece, Spain, Belgium, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Of course he was also present at several of the huge outdoor festivals in Holland last summer such as Summerbreeze festival, and at Mysteryland festival.
DJ Flava is also a well-known Dutch eclectic dj. At this moment his career is on the rise. This summer he played Mysteryland and Sneakerz festival. As one of the main artists behind the famous Treetz parties, he is a very busy man. Besides playing all over Holland, Flava also plays beyond the Dutch borders in Germany, Belgium, Spain and Denmark.
International DJ and producer Reza has been a prominent figure on the dance music scene for many years. He was recently described by Radio 1 as ‘A Great Talent’ and has performed at some of the worlds most prestigious clubs and events. Reza is also a highly established record producer. Djs that have supported Reza’s tracks include Roger Sanchez, Eric Prydz, Darren Emerson, Stonebridge, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Axwell, etc, etc.
Lil’ Joey from Birmingham is the resident dj of the StoneBridge & Friends tours. Joey really believes that DJing is all about innovation and keeping things fresh, but at the same time making sure the crowd gets the party they deserve. Whether it commercial, funky, deep or the electro groove people seem to love at the moment, Joey is always prepared to give the crowd exactly want they want.
House DJ, Rishi Romero plays all over Europe. With resident gigs throughout Holland in all the bigger and smaller clubs, and at several festivals this summer (prime-time at this years Dance Valley festival and So Sexy Festival), Rishi is becoming a resident household name in the Dutch house scene. His productions are being picked up by several big name dj’s and released at a.o. Samson Beats from Sidney Samson.
V!nk is one of Stone’s protégées and a young talent from Delft, Holland.
Vito Benito I sone of the UK’s most versatile dj’s and producers. He is playing in Paris, USA (Miami and Fort Lauderdale) Italy (Naples) Germany and of course London. Vito Benito is very much in demand again as a producer and remixer – 2007 saw his remixes for Mutya Buena, The Sugarbabes and Britney Spears reach No’s 4. 2 and 1 respectively in the UK commercial Club Chart.
DJ Orlando is a jack of all trades. Mostly known as one of the first real Dutch “urban” dj’s, this title is doing him an injustice today. With his several promo cds the last year (80’s & 90’s Danceclassics), Orlando proves that he is a very versatile dj. His current eclectic style is unique as a result of his many years of experience with different music styles. It has lead to an original and broad mix.
StoneBridge & Friends / Independent Bookings Showcase ADE
Friday 24th of Oct. @ RAIN Amsterdam
Rishi Romero Flava
Lil’ Joey Marc MacRowland
V!nk Vito Benito