PIET VAN NOORD
DJ | RADIO HOST | PROMOTER | PRODUCER
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BERLING BASED NILS HOLFFMANN ON ED 161
Hailing from Berlin and molded by German electronic music and culture, Nils Hoffmann has always found solace in music. As a classically trained pianist, Nils grew up listening to producers like Paul Kalkbrenner and Trentemoller, and was inspired to start producing melodic, deep, and progressive house.
Now as one of the most exciting up-and-coming electronic artists in the world, Nils has his sights set on following in the footsteps of some of his favorite musicians and leading the charge as the next generation of electronic producers and live acts. To date the 26 year old producer has racked up over 75m streams across all platforms with tracks like "Breathing" with Ben Bohmer on Anjunadeep passing 25m streams.
He's toured extensively across Europe, supporting acts like Ben Bohmer, Gorgon City, Franky Wah, Stephan Bodzin, Tiga and more. With the help of some of the top vocalists and songwriters in the world, Nils created his sophomore album 'A Radiant Sign.' Released through Anjunadeep, ’A Radiant Sign’ gathered over 5m streams in the first few months, received radio play on BBC and Sirius XM, DJ support from Maceo Plex and Above & Beyond, and press coverage from NPR, and EDM.com among others.
ED 152 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE GUEST MIX FROM SULTAN + SHEPARD
After a chance meeting in the after hours club scene in Montreal in the mid 2000's, Ossama Al Sarraf and Ned Shepard quickly discovered that they had a natural musical chemistry. They soon began collaborating on original songs, remixes, and songwriting, signing their first song to John Digweed’s Bedrock label and officially forming Sultan + Shepard in 2010. From collaborations with revered EDM artists such as Dillon Francis, Tiesto, and Fedde Le Grand to remixes for major pop acts like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, and Madonna, the duo established themselves as one of dance music’s leading partnerships. The 2012 release of their anthemic single "Walls" vaulted them on tour across the globe with stops at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, and a residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas.
In 2013, their remix of Bruno Mars’ "Locked Out Of Heaven" earned them a Grammy nomination. More recently the duo received the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music award for International Song of the Year for "Bad", the multi-platinum single which they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and Vassy.
In the summer of 2017, the duo reunited with singer Nadia Ali to release the folk inspired dance anthem "Almost Home" also featuring NYC based songwriter Iro. Almost Home went to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts and was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Dance Recording. In the fall of 2019, they released their debut double album “Echoes of Life” through Armada Music, including collaborations with Nadia Ali, Tritonal, Showtek, Bahari, and more. To date the album has already amassed over 50 million streams and showcases both the melodic, club songs that they have become known for, as well as a return to their deep house and progressive roots.
RGN FROM BRASIL BEHIND THE DECKS OF ED 153
RGN (Juliano Rigon) was influenced by electronic music from an early age, which quickly developed into a passion. Being on the dance floor and listening to many different artists naturally led to his interest in DJing.
Based on Progressive House, his sets convince with variety, which always takes the listener on a new journey.
SOUND QUELLE JOINS EPISODE 154
Sound Quelle is a project of Russian musician (Valery Lebedev) from the city of Togliatti. In his works, Sound Quelle focuses on a beautiful harmonious music in combination with moderately aggressive lines bass.
All Time Sound Quelle has released his work at Armada, Black Hole, Enhanced, Premier and many other labels, as well as to get support from the best DJs in the world such as: Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, and many others
EPISODE 157 WITH ETZO
Etzo is a Munich based DJ and resident in munich‘s club Bahnwärter Thiel. He started DJing in his early twenties after organizing his first raves with friends. During this time the electronic music has completely drawn him under the spell. For many years, Etzo built up and curated the musical program of his residency club and gained a lot of creative input over the time. He played his DJ sets through his home country Germany and Europe at clubs, open airs and festivals like Kater Blau, Sisyphos, Südpol, Fusion Festival and Mit Dir Festival, just to name a few.
His unique sound settles between the genres of Indie Dance and Techno with some trips to other genres like Downbeat or faster Techno.
First own productions are ready to go and more will come for sure in the near future.
NESSTOR BEHIND THE DECKS OF ED 158
Nesstor discovered his love for electronic music at an early age. As the son of a family of artists, he has been in constant contact with alternative lifestyles and creative activities, and he is producing music since his early youth. With these passions he then founded a creative collective in Munich in 2016, which organizes and designs colorful events and immersive festival stages.
With his preferences for deep / melodic techno and progressive house, he is responsible for the darker influences at the Label NachtEin.TagAus, which he joined in 2019. His music is characterized by a spherical, cinematic and emotional ambience, storytelling leads and deep bass lines, combined with detailed percussions and often acoustic elements, weaved together in progressive, dancefloor oriented arrangements
ELECTRONIC DEVOTION CELEBRATES EPISODE 150
2022 starts with a bang, with the 150th episode of Electronic Devotion! Look forward to a 5-hour show with guest mixes from Elif and Township Rebellion as well as a Best of 2021 mixed by your host Piet van Noord.
This special event will take place next Saturday, January 15th. So, make a note of it right away and make sure not to miss it!
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12:00-13:00: Piet van Noord (Best of 2021)
14:00-15:00: Piet van Noord
15:00-17:00: Township Rebellion
12:00 MST | 7 pm UK | 20:00 CET
only on www.di.fm/progressive
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.
KHAINZ JOINS EPISODE 160
Every weekend, Khainz takes his distinctive techno groove to dancefloors across the globe. During the week he can be found in the studio, adding to his ever-growing list of releases. A prolific producer, he has released tree albums, Module8 and Simple As That and Fingerprint plus more than 150 tracks via labels like Yoshitoshi, Heinz Music Katermukke or Eleatics.
Everything he does reflects his passion for electronic music and respect for the craft. "Technology changes constantly, who knows what it will be in five years," he says. "What matters is the music. That doesn't change."