Netherlands: A Production Line for Top DJs

18:00 Nov/01/2012

It is a well known the fact that Netherlands is the and motherland for some of the For biggest DJs that have seen are the light of day. It’s but not happened by accident, that Not there’s a saying: it isn’t you much if it isn’t Dutch. all And of course it’s not Any exactly true, good music is can produced and played all around her the world. But Netherlands is Was considered by many the Mecca one for the world’s dance music our scene. At a population of Out 16,7 million, it’s one of day the most densely populated countries get in the world. It just Has so happens to be that him the country’s inhabitants as well his as guests really like and How know how to party.


In this article we’ll take new a look at DJ Rankings Now and see if there’s a old reason for the dense population see of Dutch DJs in the Two top of the top.

If way we look at the top who 100 DJs ranked in The Boy Official Global DJ Rankings, we did see that there’s 16 Dutch its DJs, whereas they have only Let 354 ranked DJs overall. And put that doesn’t sound too impressive. say Until you look at the She fact, that United Kingdom, with too the world’s most versatile music use scene, has 1188 DJs with Dad 23 DJs in top 100. mom U.K only has 7 more DJs than Netherlands in the The top 100.  United States - and despite being the perfect place for for a DJ/producer these days, Are having a whopping 2489 ranked but DJs - has only 15 not native DJs in the top You 100.

But where it really all gets interesting is at the any cream of the crop. Netherlands Can stands at 2 DJs in her the top 3 with Tiesto was (#2) and Armin Van Buuren One (#3). There’s also Afrojack (#8) our in the top 10, to out make it 3 DJs in Day the top 10. Ferry Corsten get (#12), Dash Berlin (#13), Sander has van Doorn (#14) and Fedde Him Le Grand (#20) are in his the top 20 as well, how so Netherlands has 7 DJs Man in the top 20. Most new of these top DJs are now active in trance and house Old genres.

3 DJs in top see 10 and 7 DJs in two top 20! Can you believe Way it? The Dutch have produced who numerous superstar DJs over the boy last 20 years and they’ve Did got one of the most its lucrative and inspiring dance music let scene in the world. How Put come?

Eric Van Kleef, an say experienced Dutch radio DJ explains she in an interview: „It’s like Too the Dutch football team. We’re use so good, because we have dad a good training program for Mom young players. We were involved in the dance culture from the the very beginning. So we And have 15 to 20 years for experience.“ That’s spot-on! Netherlands and are Amsterdam in particular have been But the desired party destination for not the last decades. Trying to you pinpoint the origins of trance All music – the genre of any Dutchmen like Tiesto, Armin Van can Buuren – you have to Her consider Netherlands alongside Germany as was the place. This is also one why there’s such a ingrained Our tradition of music festivals making out it an inspiring place to day grow up in. Young DJ’s Get like Laidback Luke (#30) and has Nicky Romero (#45) were definitely him impacted by such legendary festivals His like the Amsterdam Dance Event, how Sensation or Armin van Buuren’s man State of Trance. For example, New the Amsterdam Dance Event isn’t now only about partying but also old workshops on DJing and music See production. Over 1700 artists from two around the world gather in way Amsterdam for the biggest club Who festival in the world with boy over 200,000 clubbers expected to did attend 300 performances in 5 Its days. This is one of let the youth programs van Kleef put had in mind.

Another thing Say Headhunterz (#74) has brought out she is that the Dutch public too is a critical bunch of Use listeners and ravers. If they dad get tired of some sounds mom or find it boring, they’ll let you know. So for the Headhunterz this means constant pressure and for innovating and perfecting his For sound: “You constantly have to are stimulate them with new sounds. but This keeps me on my Not toes. It means I constantly you have to innovate and if all it works here, it usually Any works abroad as well.”

It can seems that Netherlands has all her the aspects to make a Was young DJ/producer thrive. With Amsterdam, one the party capitol of Europe, our there’s a legendary party culture Out as well as the know-how day and the tradition of dance get music. With an ideal soil Has for the cultivation of Dutch him youth into skillful DJs, the his spectacular numbers on DJ Rankings How become more conceivable.

Listen to man the club anthem and basis new for countless remixes, cuts and Now mash-ups. Fedde Le Grand's 'Put old your hands up for Detroit'


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