"It has only been the golden rule. If you can play in Holland, you can play anywhere," were the words of Dutch trance producer and DJ Sander Van Doorn in the official trailer of a documentary that is in the works telling the tales of the quick and immense success of the Dutch dance scene.
Appropriately titled, "Dutch Influence," the film gets right to the point with saying that dance music originated in Europe and explains it's transition into America. The film features talented, global superstars such as Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and many more. The doc will follow these rising talents through some of the party capitals of the world and give fans an insight of their experiences and what it takes to stay fresh in the revolution of dance music. Check out the trailer and for more information visit the Dutch Influence homepage here.
There’s something wonderful and inviting about book stores. Like a candy shop for avid readers, book stores entice with affordable treats and as well as some beautiful books well out of price range. It’s hard to walk into a book store and leave with just the item you’ve been looking for. Shelves and shelves of books, comfortable seats, and even swank coffee shops and bakeries make it hard for anyone to walk in and out. The only thing more enticing than a book store is an exceptionally beautiful book store. Throughout the world there are a handful of bookstores and libraries known for their beauty and unconventional outer shells. Old firehouses, night clubs and more have been converted into book stores.
“I think Mayer is the only artist in the history of the label that I’ve signed after hearing only two songs. Sometimes, you just know it’s the right thing to do.” -Peanut Butter Wolf
When Mayer Hawthorne was introduced to Stones Throw records label head Peanut Butter Wolf, the veteran hip-hop producer couldn’t understand what this clean-cut, white boy from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was trying to sell him. The demo songs that Hawthorne played for the label head sounded like something from a smoky, noir-erotic film from the late 60s. Wolf recalls, “I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of – I couldn’t believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments.”