Esther Duijn’s sound is characterised by the deep and solid side of techno and house music. Growing up in The Netherlands shaped Esther’s music as she absorbed the rich Dutch scene of the time.
Having released on labels like Fred P’s Soul People Music, German Housewax and Portuguese Exquisite Music, solo and also with her long-time production partner Steady Douglas as "Duijn & Douglas", Duijn has shown her skill as a producer and a DJ, with over 20 (vinyl) releases under her belt.
This has not gone unnoticed by the scene, earning her regular DJ slots at the mighty Tresor in Berlin and appearances at De School, UNTER NYC, Freerotation Festival, Gare Porto, Gegen / KitKatClub, Sisyphos, Panoramabar and Trouw, along with countless other clubs and festivals across Europe and beyond.
September 2017 Resident Advisor asked her for their VS concept where they pair up two talented and likeminded Djs for all-night back-to-back sessions. They teamed her up with Skatebård and shipped them off to Australia for a nationwide tour.
Esther’s running a label, podcast series & event called “Another Earth” where she invited artists like German master Moritz Von Oswald, Tom Ellis & Anton Zap.
The label features artists like Myles Serge, Duijn & Douglas, Hakim Murphy, Plural, Opuswerk, Lee Holman and herself of course.
Esther loves to mix the old, the new, the rare, the deep and the raw parts of electronic dance music to brilliant effect, never compromising on the groove. Maintaining a steady flow while staying true to the roots of Chicago house and Detroit techno. Esther also draws influence from acid house & techno, ghettotech, electro, disco and dub techno, having collected vinyls for over a decade now.
Selected discography Esther Duijn
Tba’18: Artists TBA, Split EP, Another Earth (NL)
Tba’18: La Fraicheur & A-Ide, Laniakea (+ Esther Duijn remix), Panal Records (CL)
May’17: Esther Duijn, Twinkle Eye Galaxy “Playing with Toys” series, ToadRed Records (US)
April’17: Duijn&Douglas, Remarkster, Micronesia (PT)
Jan’17: Esther Duijn, Deeper Than Thou, Techfui (UAE)
Dec’16: Complementary Opposites, Omnisphere (+ Esther Duijn remix), Sisyphon (DE)
Oct'16: Plural / Hakim Murphy, Split EP, Another Earth (NL)
Sep’16: Duijn&Douglas / Myles Serge, Split EP, Another Earth (NL)
Feb’14: Duijn & Douglas, Moelijk Rond EP, Housewax (DE)
Feb’14: Duijn & Douglas, Eddies Groove (+ Aybee Deepblak remix), Feelharmonic (GB)
Dec’13: Esther Duijn, EAvalon Rises, Earth Tones (US)
Nov'13: Rick Wade, Funky One (+ Duijn & Douglas remix), Frole (IT)
Oct’13: Duijn & Douglas featuring Berenice, Doe Maar Diep EP, Tact Recordings (GB)
Dec’12: Esther Duijn, Halfway to Dreamstate (+ Vakula remix), Kinetika (US)
Oct’12: Duijn & Douglas / Linnenhood (Marc Campati & Duijn & Douglas), Coincidence Records (BE)
June’12: Duijn & Douglas, A Little Something EP, Organic (DE)
Apr’12: The Housewives (La Fleur & Adeline Supreme), Hot Stuff (+ Esther Duijn remix), Kinetika (US)
Mar’12: Johanna Knutsson, Dub Support (+ Esther Duijn remix), Klasse Recordings (DE)
Oct’11: Leonid Nevermind , Thymus Stimulator (+ Duijn & Douglas remix)
Oct’11: Duijn & Douglas, Insert K into DD, Roundabout (US)
Jun’11: Ebb & Flow, It’s All About R&B (+ Duijn & Douglas remx), Roundabout (US)
May’11: Duijn & Douglas / Campati & Esther Duijn ft. Berenice, Geography (SE)
Mar’11: Duijn & Douglas ft. Berenice, Klap voor je backingvocals (+ Anton Zap remix), Feelharmonica (GB)
Nov’10: Duijn & Douglas, Buikspreker, Exquisite Music (PT)
Jun’10: Duijn & Douglas ft Berenice, Quiche l’Hik (+ Anonym remix), Nowar (BE)
May’10: Duijn & Douglas, Sensuwal Fielink, Studio Soulrock (NL)
Feb’10: D.A.D. (aka Anonym, Duijn & Douglas) /Duijn & Douglas, Track 1 & Zuidwest Exquisite Music (PT)
Jun’09: Duijn & Douglas, Cat Concrete (+ Baaz remix), Nowar (BE)