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2 Late Mates

21:00 - 21:30, 22:30 - 23:00

2 Late Mates zijn twee DJ/producers met heel veel passie voor het produceren van Progressive House. Zij hadden reeds releases op R3sizze Recordings en 7eolett Recordings. 2 Late Mates is heel specifiek op zoek naar nieuwe en unieke sounds waarmee zij zich proberen te onderscheiden in de Dance scene.  “We vinden het geweldig om ons publiek te vermaken met een next level live set. Hierbij willen we ons positief onderscheiden van andere DJ’s! Dit is dan ook zeker een punt waarin wij onszelf nadrukkelijk hebben ontwikkeld.

Mr. Belt & Wezol

22:00 - 23:00

Things kick off in summer 2013, when Bart and Sam literally visit a different festival every week and instead of hanging out at the main stage they're enjoying the smaller stages. This is where their idea of becoming Mr. Belt & Wezol is born. Since then, they’ve bonded over their love for dance music by raving away to UK and deep house music at festivals and by producing music of their own.

It's a unique sound that arises, steeped in classic house vibes, and perhaps best portrayed with their first joint track, 'Homeless', released in 2013. Made by Sam, the duo's fixed producer, the tune launches Mr. Belt & Wezol as innovators in creating light-hearted dance tunes.

Though the two are influenced by house music of the 80s and 90s they reject the idea of taking DJing too seriously and choose to formulate their tracks around the structure of standard pop songs. In doing so, they have carved out a new space for themselves within the EDM community which has landed them recognition from Tie?sto who was wowed by the duo’s melodic bootleg of Drake’s 'Too Much'.

According to the duo, “most people think of loud hardstyle kicks when they hear the term EDM, that’s a shame because there’s so much more to discover”.

2014 sees the duo sign an exclusive deal with Spinnin' Records and release some wave-making singles, including the massively successful Oliver Heldens collab 'Pikachu' (gaining support from loads of jocks, including Garrix, Guetta, Hardwell, Solveig and Diplo) and the catchy Spinnin' Deep single 'Time'.

By then it's clear Mr. Belt & Wezol aim to establish themselves as a new act that breaks from stereotypical EDM. Their early 2015 single 'Finally' takes things to even greater heights, gaining initial support from DJs like Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, Mike Mago, Waterma?t, Pete Tong and Dirty Vegas, the record climbs the Beatport charts like crazy residing in the top 3 for weeks in a row.

Produced as a remake of the eponymous 90s dance classic, ‘Finally’ is the ultimate culmination of soulful house vibes (including the melody of the CeCe Peniston original) with a contemporary groove and bass line.

Mr. Belt & Wezol in optima forma, you could say, and they simply keep on getting better, as their 2015 collab with Freejak 'Somebody To Love' turns into a 2015 summer hit. The track re-uses the vocals of the famous 60's hit by Jefferson Airplane and takes it to dancefloors worldwide. Again, all the major DJs pick up the record, which climbs the charts rapidly. The duo has caught a wave, and it doesn't seem it's about to stop anytime soon.

Mike Williams

23:00 - 00:00

Literally from A to Z; that is the amount of control Mike Williams has over his career. From the first note that he has ever written to the smallest detail in his live shows; the commitment toward everything that his fans get to experience is seemingly endless. As one of the very few artists to break through with a signature sound it has been the distinctive ‘bounce’ that Mike Williams’ has perfected since. And while this was the start of a whirlwind adventure within the global electronic music scene Mike’s true trademarks have always been a sense of serenity and his ever-present modesty.

Mike’s summer of ‘17 is one for the books as it takes him across Europe. From Mysteryland, Parookaville and Tomorrowland, as well as his UK festival debut at Creamfields.

Before that Mike played several shows across Europe before jetting off to America for the Miami Music Week where he played five highly-anticipated shows, including Sam Feldt’s Heartfeldt Pool Party. After the success of Mike’s festivities stateside, he returned to Holland to perform at the annual Kingsday celebrations across his home country. Shortly after Kingsday, Mike played alongside Dutch DJ R3hab at their show in Los Angeles before playing his first headline show at LAVO in New York City.

This all followed a year in which his equally relentless touring schedule led him to perform on the EDC Las Vegas and Ultra Music Festival Miami mainstages. Closer to home, his profile has only continued to grow – he’s played Amsterdam’s 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome twice, and even hosted his own showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event 2016.

These tours were well deserved after what can be considered as a ground breaking release schedule. Mike initially caught the attention of several dance music labels, notably Tiësto’s Musical Freedom which led to the single ‘Sweet and Sour’ being signed to the imprint and subsequently signed a contract with Spinnin’ Records. Released in early 2016, the record kickstarted the year in a fantastic way, earning support from dance music heavyweights such as Hardwell, Oliver Heldens and Afrojack. But it was Mike’s collaboration with his mentor Tiësto, which really catapulted the young Dutch DJ into the limelight. Released in the height of summer 2016, ‘I Want You’ was met with critical acclaim, achieving over 24 million plays on Spotify alone, and continues to be one of Mike’s noteworthy tracks to date. Following this success he joined Tiësto on tour, performing at superclubs like Hakassan, Omnia and Wet Republic.

During the thriving success of ‘I Want You’ , Mike released his next single ‘Take Me Down’ - his debut track on Spinnin’ Records . A bold display of his production efforts, the dance floor anthem received support from the likes of R3hab, Axwell and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and continues to gain hundreds of thousands of plays online. Building on these great achievements received in 2016, Mike launched 2017 with his single ‘Bambini’. The energetic track was released on Musical Freedom and has become a fan favourite amongst Mike’s supporters and loyal following.

Taking more of an emotive turn with his productions, Mike collaborated with upcoming vocalists for his next two singles. In March 2017, Mike released ‘Another Night’ featuring American singer/songwriter Matluck, which explores a more sentimental side to the DJ. To celebrate the success of the track, Mike and Matluck revealed a special acoustic version of the track. The stripped-back recording was accompanied by a live session video, shining a spotlight on Mike’s accomplished piano skills, showing his musicality away from the decks. Not stopping there, Mike performed ‘Another Night’ with Matluck during one of his sets at Miami Music Week 2017.

In May of 2017, Mike released his single ‘Don’t Hurt’ , which featured the vocal talents of rising singer Brēzy. Keeping with the emotive theme of ‘Another Night’, ‘Don’t Hurt’ explores his ability to produce a poignant, dancefloor-ready track.

Mike has also displayed his effortless remixing abilities on numerous dance hits. He’s delivered remixes for fellow Spinnin’ signee Throttle (‘Money Maker’) and Oliver Heldens & Tiësto (‘The Right Song’), both of whom play Mike’s versions live in their sets. Recently, Mike was handpicked by Grammy-nominated duo Galantis to create an official remix of their latest single, ‘Hunter’, while R3hab also enlisted the Dutch DJ to provide a clever rework of his track ‘Trouble’

Growing up in a musical family, Mike was classically trained on the piano from a young age. However, it was creating his own new music that really interested him, and he began working on a laptop using his dad’s speakers and amplifier, learning to DJ in earnest at the age of 12 whilst studying the work of other artists. He began getting booked for events as a teenager, sharing the stage with DJs like Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway, Yellow Claw and Alvaro, all whilst spending increasing amounts of time on his own productions.

To document his incredible journey, he’s enlisted the help of his videographer sister Michelle, who travels with her brother on the road. Shot through the eyes of his sister, ‘On Tour with Mike Williams’ is a monthly look into the life of the producer and shines a light on his hectic schedule as he travels the world. In addition to his video series, Mike curates his own weekly radio show named ‘Mike Williams On Track’ , where he handpicks his favourite tracks of the moment.

Mike’s flourishing music career is a testament to his passion for music, and his dedication to his fans. Together with the international demand for his live performances and several upcoming releases in the pipeline - including a future collaboration with platinum-selling artist Felix Jaehn - Mike is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Equipped for the next chapter ahead, all eyes will be on Mike Williams and what’s around the corner for the young Dutch artist.

KRIS KROSS AMSTERDAM

00:00 - 01:00

Van feestjes in hun vaders discotheek naar wereldwijde megahits én gigs. De dj-formatie Kris Kross Amsterdam is uitgegroeid tot een wereldwijd begrip.

In 2011 begonnen de broers Sander en Jordy met het organiseren van feesten onder de naam Kris Kross. Met een grote liefde voor muziek waar ze zelf mee waren opgegroeid, draaiden deze feesten om hun eclectische draaistijl: een eigenzinnige mix van R&B, hiphop, twerk, trap en house. Al snel groeide het concept uit een succes in Amsterdam en werden Sander en Jordy steeds vaker uitgenodigd om ook op andere plekken te draaien. Bij één van hun gigs in de zomer van 2014 sloot MC Yuki Kempees zich aan en zijn interactie met het publiek bleek een perfecte mix met het geluid van de broers. Het trio Kris Kross Amsterdam werd hiermee een feit.

De feesten en optredens bleven niet onopgemerkt. In 2015 volgde een deal met het grootste Dance label ter wereld: Spinnin’ Records. Dat jaar kwam het trio meteen met hun eerste release ‘Until The Morning’. Deze track klom voorzichtig de hitlijsten in en de jongens kregen de smaak te pakken. In 2016 brachten ze het nummer SEX uit. ‘SEX’, een samenwerking met de Amerikaanse band Cheat Codes en gebaseerd op Salt-n-Peppa’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, werd een weergaloos succes. Met tot nu toe meer dan 488 miljoen streams op Spotify en meer dan 126 miljoen views op YouTube verbrak deze hit alle records. ‘SEX’ domineerde de hitlijsten van Europa tot aan Rusland en behaalde de Amerikaanse Billboard Top 10. Een ongekend succes en vele buitenlandse artiesten stonden in de rij om met de jongens samen te werken. Zo volgde een samenwerking met de Britse popster Conor Maynard en de Amerikaanse hiphop artiest Ty Dollar $ign. De track ‘Are You Sure?’ vloog ook de hitlijsten in met meer dan 46 miljoen streams op Spotify.

Afgelopen juni bracht het trio het nummer ‘WhenEver’ uit, een remake van het nummer ‘Whenever, Whenever’ van Shakira. Samen met The Boy Next Door en Conor Maynard heeft Kris Kross Amsterdam deze klassieker omgeturnd in een track met de sound van dit moment. Deze zomerse track zette binnen no-time de wereld in vuur en vlam en werd dan ook meteen gebombardeerd tot dé zomerhit van 2018. De streams liegen er niet om. Binnen 6 weken stond de teller al 22 miljoen streams op Spotify. Tot op de dag van vandaag komen hier komen elke dag 770.000 streams bij. Alsof dit nog niet gek genoeg is; is het nummer opgenomen in de Today’s Top Hits met 21 miljoen volgers, wat wereldwijd garant staat voor een hit. Hiermee heeft het dj-trio na SEX wederom een megahit in handen.

Ondanks het succes hebben ze hun Amsterdamse nuchterheid niet verloren. Kris Kross Amsterdam bouwt het liefst ‘feestjes’. Met hun energieke optredens weten ze in te spelen op elk publiek. Bij alle gigs - van klein tot groot – gaat het dan ook helemaal los. Dit zorgt ervoor dat het trio een graag geziende dj-act is op vele festivals en in vele clubs. Zo draaiden ze afgelopen jaren in clubs van Ibiza tot Moskou, tourden ze door Azië en Amerika en werden ze geboekt voor grote festivals in binnen- en buitenland, zoals Mysteryland, Tomorrowland in België en Exit Festival in Servië. Afgelopen zomer kon de jongens iets heel speciaals aan hun lijst met optredens toevoegen. Ze werden namelijk gevraagd voor het meest prestigieuze dance-festival ter wereld: Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Een gouden zet: hun optreden sloeg enorm aan en ze werden opgenomen in de ‘Ultra familie’. Met als gevolg optredens op Ultra South Korea & Ultra Bejing.