PIET VAN NOORD
DJ | RADIO HOST | PROMOTER | PRODUCER
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DI.FM 22nd YEAR ANNIVERSARY
The 22nd anniversary of DI.FM will be celebrated as usual with a DJ marathon on the Progressive Channel with over 60 guests this time. Of course, DI.FM resident Piet van Noord should not be missing here either.
The event will take place on the weekend of December 10, 2021. Piet's exact time slot will be announced shortly.
CLI BEHIND THE DECKS OF ED 144
CLI aka Chris Lichtner started in the early 2000s with his first pair of turntables, fascinated by the technique, sound and the idea of making people happy by dancing. He found his new musical home base in Frankfurt. The group around the Crewlove project let CLI continue his fascination for electronic music. Since 2018 he has been playing at their events, which are always characterized by a family atmosphere and therefore always live up to their name "Crewlove".
The music played by CLI varies around the genre of house, tech-house and techno. The variation of the different though harmonically mixed sounds in his sets is what creates excitement, tension and the typical sound of CLI.
Together with one of the hosts of the Crewlove parties, he developed a platform for hosts and artists where they can get directly in touch with the people and inform them about upcoming events. During the process of creating this app he tried to involve as many people from the electronic scene as possible. Thus, creating an app from the scene to the scene: PULZE.
ALICIA HAHN JOINS EPISODE 148
About Alicia Hahn:
Alicia's passion for electronic music, her natural curiosity and most importantly her ability to transfer positive emotions through sound let her captivate any crowd. Upbeat, progressive and melodic sounds with a foray into breakbeats and indie dance are the building blocks in her musical arsenal and perfectly harmonize with her positive aura.
Her combinations of various soundscapes in harmonious guidance create excitement and enthusiasm. The resulting sets – always crafted with attention to detail – are best described as journeys which never fail to touch the hearts of their listeners. Driving bass lines combined with atmospheric sounds make it easy for the audience to be beamed into another sphere. As a result, dancing becomes irresistible when listening to her forward moving style, which is always underlined with electronic euphoria.
When she's not behind the decks herself, you can spot her celebrating, jumping around and dancing to the beat in the crowd. Keep your eyes open if you don’t want to miss her.
MELODIC TECHNO ICON GABRIEL ANANDA VISITS ELECTRONIC DEVOTION IN JUNE
About Gabriel Ananda:
Gabriel sees himself more as a deliverer of music than solely a creator. For him, performance is not a service, nor a grandstanding, but rather a gift. He feels the connection with people on an eye level, an experience with the music as an event in which he is equally a participant and a creator, just like every guest is.
Precisely out of this moments a really successful „Soulful Techno“ radio show (DI.FM) came to life in 2013. A podcast and a platform for carefully selected, soulful and unique, authentic tracks. The podcast itself generated an enormous feedback from listeners all over the world and eventually planted a seed for Soulful Techno music label and an event platform in 2016.
In the middle of 2018, we are able to count more than 300 of productions on over 80 releases, as well as countless remixes for artists like Coyu, Stephan Bodzin, Butch, Dominik Eulberg, Roland Klinkenberg or Maceo Plex, just to name a few.
ED 140 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE GUEST MIX FROM MILKWISH
Milkwish had a smashing 2020, releasing records on prestigious labels such as Anjunabeats, Armada and Colorize. The DJ world liked what they heard, and the tracks received support from artists such as Martin Garrix, Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, Meduza, Hardwell, EDX, Benny Benassi, Gabriel & Dresden, Sultan + Shepard, and many more.
For Milkwish, his breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of the Latin house-inspired ‘Saint Trumpet’. It was picked up by Tiger Records and went on to hit the number one spot in the Deutsche Dance Charts (Germany). As well as a vocal house signing to Tiger with ‘Like You’ featuring Ron Carroll, Milkwish’s other ambitious projects span into the realms of melodic techno where he’s collaborated with Jerome Isma-Ae, signed to Anjunabeats, Nervous, and Armada Electronic Elements, and appeared in best seller lists on Beatport and Traxsource. He’s undoubtedly one of Poland’s best dance music exports, and a fine addition to the Perfect Havoc roster.
2021 STARTS WITH THE MASTER OF MELODIES:
About Jonas Saalbach:
From a small town in the south of Germany he went into the urban jungle called Berlin. He made his way with passion. First as a DJ, later as a Live Act and fulltime producer.
He constantly worked on his fan base, which is traveling with him from Berlin to Dubai, via Beirut and London. During this way Jonas Saalbach found friends: people from the scene, mates like Einmusik and Sasse and a lot of homies like MZ Sunday Luv or Dahu, which are working with him on his sound or simply get inspired by. With his performance at Fusion Festival in 2015 he made it to the big stages. Never the less Jonas Saalbach is still trying to find the balance. Out of the niche, into the big crowded gigs and back to small clubs, where everything started. After his first successful longplayer “Ancient Lake“, which was released on Einmusika Recordings, he is trying to spread his story with releases and remixes on labels like Bedrock, Moodmusic or Katermukke. His main goal is quality. With an own radio show in San Francisco and a hand full of new and unique projects, his story will be filled with luck in the next years
MELODIC DEEP PODCAST WITH PIET VAN NOORD
The Amsterdam-based and highly respected electronic music collective was founded to share and support high quality music and artists. As part of the Talent Podcast series, Piet was invited by Melodic Deep to contribute an exclusive guest mix.
EPISODE 136 WITH THE ONE AND ONLY LEXER
It is this radiant smile that immediately makes you one with the man who is taking you on a journey. On a journey that makes him so happy that he absolutely wants to share it with you. Because his DJ sets are a journey. They tell a story of letting go, of being free and happy. The natural distance between artist and audience dissolves completely with him, because he is one of us. There is no VIP behaviour, no cakes are thrown, because only one thing counts: the music. And it has the depth it takes to enchant people. In recent years, Lexer has become one of the best storytellers in electronic music. And not only in his sets, but of course also in his productions on labels like Katermukke, Einmusika, Toolroom, Lost on You and Poesie as well as his own Imprint Wild Animals Records, on which his album debut "Nowhere Else" was released in 2015 and his second album "Against The Current" in 2017. It was also this record that made the young man from Leipzig, together with his tireless presence on the stage of clubs and festivals, known beyond Germany and the rest of Europe. So it went quickly out into the wide world, where he also left an ecstatic crowd at his appearances in South America, Asia or South Africa.
PROGRESSIVE GRANDMASTER STAN KOLEV BEHIND THE DECKS OF ED 135
About Stan Kolev:
Haunting melodies, hypnotizing vocals and most of all heart-quenching synths. It is this perfect signature sound that has earned Miami-based DJ/Producer Stan Kolev, a place at the top of Progressive House music's most respected and in-demand producers. Embodying his vigorous spirit, his productions hit the dance-floor with submerse vitality. Moving to Miami from Bulgaria at an early age, Stan began producing in 1996 and by 2003 he already had a massive world-wide hit with "De Moma De" under the name Casa Flava, which also hit UK Top 40 Dance Chart.
As one of the highest selling artists on Beatport, Stan Kolev had several #1 hits and his music appears on numerous compilations. He has released more than 700 originals and remixes on the most respected record labels in the world such as: Global Underground, Armada, Spinnin, Black Hole, Baroque, Bonzai Progressive, just to name a few.
Stan started his “Awakening” podcast in 2011, The show is set up to be the open gate to the world of quality DEEP Progressive/Tech.
EPISODE 133 WITH MARK TARMONEA
About Mark Tarmonea:
Mark Tarmonea’s passion for music awoke at early age. He was born in Sibiu, as a son of a musician and a painter. But the family came into conflict with the communist regime and had to leave the country before the Romanian Revolution. So they escaped into the US, Canada, Australia and finally arrived in Berlin, Hamburg and then Munich. At the age of seven, Mark taught himself to play keyboard, with 13 guitar, later bass and drums, and he started to write his own songs. "Music always has given me power at this unsteady time“, he says. In the beginning of 20, he started to work as a ghost producer for various artists and earned his first money as a DJ. This gave him the possibility to set up a small studio, so he could produce his own tracks with analog synths and record his vocals. "Music is my vocation, nothing else“.
He is hard-working on new sounds, composes, sings and puts a lot of passion into details. His tracks move between house and techno. In a short time he played as a DJ in many different german clubs and at festivals like Worldclubdome, SonneMondSterne, Helene Beach, Sputnik Springbreak etc. Let’s see where Mark's ambition carries him next.
MARC DEPULSE JOINS EPISODE 132
About Marc DePulse:
There is no box into which you must fit in because you are free in your mind to do whatever you love. Being real, being authentic, being a full time music lover. That means: go to bed and wake up with only music in your head.
Whoever shed some tears while listening to emotional music can relate to what Marc is trying to achieve. It has to be “music to remember” and make a big impact. And that could be a melody, a baseline, steady percussion or strong vocals. Marc has already connected a lot of that love with his music. In now two decades represented by the strongest labels (300+ releases) and performing on the biggest international stages, Marc has established as a unique producer and DJ.
After releasing his second album "Kontrollverlust" on his homebase Einmusika Recordings in 2017, Marc goes ahead with new productions on labels such as Parquet, Katermukke, SINCOPAT or Motek. According to his own productions, workaholic Marc is running the rising label JEAHMON! Records, hosts the famous podcast series “How I Met The Bass” and writes a column about his DJ-life in the german Faze Magazine every
PIET VAN NOORD ON YOUTUBE
From now on you can also find Piet on YouTube. Here you will also find his stunning lockdown video as well as short live recordings of his gigs in the future.