Tue, 05 Apr 2011  /  Post a comment
Looking at a picture of him, you would not think: clean face, young, casual .. Apparently he seems a Lord, but give him a computer and the result will be amazing! We are talking about Sander van Doorn who, after starting to produce when he was 25, quickly climbed the electronic heights, placing himself among the world’s most famous DJs. The first album, “Supernaturalistic”, was released on the Spinning Records in 2008 and it can be seen as tour through his sound. The tracks are 13 and they travel between Trance and Tech House, never boring, and that lead us in disparate places. The album starts with “Look Inside Your Head”, a song I would define relaxing, and you get to tracks like “By Any Demand” or “Sushi”, the real bombs. Van Doorn is not the typical club Dj, he plays at quiet places such as the Trance Energy (for which, in 2010, he composed the official anthem: Renegade), the Electric Zoo, the Transmission and the Ultra Music Festival. In addition, if you’re curious to listen to him, wherever you are in the world, rest assured that sooner or later he will reach you; in fact, his next gigs are set for Miami, Milan, Madrid, Oslo, Helsinki, Amsterdam and other cities around the world.
Listen to “Dozer”, supervise your heartbeat and read what Sander says to Soundwall.
How and when did the first approach to DJing happen?
Well I would say when I was 16 and saw Marco V for the first time. The whole experience got me thinking that this was something I wanted to be part of so I really started to move in that direction after that!
Before you set up the chance to live in this way, what were your plans and objectives for your life?
Well, I really thought that I would be doing something in business- marketing or working at my fathers aluminum shop, but once I started to DJ and produce, things took a very different turn!
Ultimately, you “quickly” reached this level of notoriety. How do you feel to be thrown in this dimension?
Well, of course its a real honour to be in this position. I always appreciate what I have been given and I have the best fans in the world. They have always supported whatever I do. To be honest, I never expected this, I don’t think anyone could be prepared for what its really like unless they live it themselves.
Nowadays, talking about Djing and producing, it is not easy to be noticed by the world, especially in Netherlands. What helpedyou to arrive where you are today?
I am lucky to have a great team around me that allows me to stay focused! Right now I feel like everything is working really well and everyone around me works just as hard as I do! My family is supportive as well, you have to have this to really be a success today I think!
Which are the artists that marked your life and your musical evolution?
Like a lot of music to be honest. I’m a big fan of Sigur Ros and the xx, but also like artists like Moby and The Prodigy for all the innovative music they continue to make.
You are often defined as one of the greatest trance artists in the world, but I think the use of the word “trance”, in this case, is a little bit restrictive. How would you describe your music?
People love trance, I do as well, but I wouldn’t define my sound that way. You can’t be a creative artist in a box, so I’ve never allowed myself to be put in one. I play what I like and what the crowd responds to no matter what they genre. You will always hear a bit of techno, house and maybe even some dubstep in my sets. For me, its all about energy, not genres. If it works, I’ll play it.
It’s been several years since the publication of Supernaturalistic. Do you remember how the album was conceived?
I really just wanted to create an album that reflected what I was doing at the time. Not just a bunch of tracks, but a proper album.
What was the idea behind “Renegade”, the anthem you composed some years ago for the Trance Energy?
I wanted something a bit tough, but also with great melody for the anthem. Its got a lot of power to it for sure!
Usually, in order to listen to your sets, we have to buy a ticket for a big festival. How do you feel when you play in front of a horde of people such as, for example, that of the Ultra Music Festival?
Wow, its incredible to play to large crowds. Ultra was amazing and to see so many people jumping and dancing is just crazy! Anytime I play in front of a festival crowd, I still get a bit nervous! But once I drop the first track, I get right into it with everyone out there!!
It is not to talk badly about the others, but what was the festival that you felt more and that excited you more?
Energy is always amazing, the crowds in Ireland are also top for me and Ultra was phenomenal this time around!
What are you planning for the future? Can you give us some news?
Touring, working on an album and relaunching my Dusk till Doorn concept with amazing new production behind it. Also working on another Dusk till Doorn compilation album and lining up releases for my label Doorn!
Thanks for time you spent for Soundwall, see you around the world!
Thanks and see you soon!
Sun, 23 Jan 2011  /  Post a comment
1. Stefano Noferini – Bad Davis (Manuel de la Mare Remix)
2. Sil – Windows (Olav Basoski Remix)
3. JES – Awaken (Thomas Gold Remix)
4. Swanky Tunes – Oh Yeah (Original Mix)
5. Nadia Ali – Rapture (Tristan Garner Remix)
6. Felix Da Housecat presents… Thee Nese Djouma Projesi – Zaman (Club Mix)
7. Sander van Doorn Feat Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness (Original Mix)
8. Erick Strong – The Monster (Original Mix)
9. Progressiver – Beatific (Original Mix)
10 Arty – Zara
11 Radion 6 – Stuck in Rio
12 Evol Waves – everything in it’s right place
13 The Killers – When You Were Young (Jonas Stenberg remix)
14 Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson – My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix)
15 Sherry, Allan & Scott Alert – Lava Sky
16 Russo – Analog Boy digital Girl
17 Markus Schulz – Future Cities