Martin Garrix

Dancefair 2015: workshop Martin Garrix

On saturday 21 februari 2015 I was at the Dancefair. Dancefair is a two day event for everyone who wants to grow as a performing professional in the electronic music industry. The event is fueled with more than 200 seminars and workshops across 18 mind blowing areas and a 1800m2 expo floor. Dancefair took place in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands.

I visited the next workshops:

  • Breakthrough panel Dance: Kill The Buzz was there. I heard him playing at Ziggo Dome. Very interesting how things can go!
  • The Media Nanny: funny presentation. As 9 year old DJ, I probably need a real nanny ?
  • Production workshop by Martin Garrix: This was really great! First row in the center! Almost a private lesson.

Between the workshops, I visited the expo-floor. Nice new gear. Demo’s and much more.

24 uur van Zeist

City Hall Zeist

“De 24 uur van Zeist” was from 12:00 on 13 February 2015 till 12:00 on February 14th. Conversations, films and meetings at the city hall were in the theme of local democracy.

The city hall of Zeist sent a DJ request to the Music School Zeist. And the Music School Zeist asked me! In a two hour gig I promoted DJ-ing. It was a honor to be there and super fun to do.

A part of my performance was broadcast live on Slotstad radio. Slotstad RTV also made a short movie of me. So cool!

There were a lot of nice, interesting people. For example, during and after my performance I had a nice chat with the mayor of Zeist, Koos Janssen.

Hardwell at Ziggo Dome

I Am Hardwell – United We Are

The kick-off weekend of Hardwell’s latest world tour started on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Coming year Hardwell will fly around the world to share his latest “state of the art” show with tens of thousands of fans.

On January 23, 2015 I was in Ziggo Dome to see, hear and enjoy the new “I AM Hardwell – United We Are” tour. This was the first time that young people were allowed to such an event. For me as nine-year old DJ, it was absolutely awesome!
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Zakelijk Zeist Onderneemt

Zakelijk Zeist Onderneemt! at Figi

During one of my Ableton producer lessons at the music school Zeist, teacher André Arends asked me, if I would like to perform during the New Year’s reception of “Zakelijk Zeist Onderneemt!” in Figi Theater. YES!

The New Year’s party was this year special, because “Zakelijk Zeist” en “Zeist Onderneemt!” went together in one association: ZZO! In other words, more audience ?

I had the opportunity to show my DJ-skills. Five progressive house tracks in 8 and a half minute. Despite that the monitor speaker was not working, I found it really, really cool! I was super happy to be there.

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Pioneer RMX-1000

Pioneer RMX-1000

Today I have played with the Pioneer RMX-1000. What a nice piece of equipment!

Houten DJ-booth

Utregse Winter Party

This afternoon there was: “Utregse Winter Party” in Houten (The Netherlands). Skating on real ice, all shops open and extreme loud music.
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iPhone or iPad wire connected with CDJ

If you have a WIFI router connected between your CDJs, then you can use WIFI. Without WIFI, it looks like Rekordbox doesn’t work. Is it possible? Yes it is!
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Four CDJs to control

Today I did something new in the classroom! It was super cool! Today, I was working with four (YES… 4) Pioneer CDJ decks! My first 4 CDJs mix!
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Procuding lesson Ableton Live

My third producing lesson

On tuesday 14 november 2014 I had my third producing lesson at the “Zeister Muziekschool” (near Utrecht, the Netherlands). We are learning to produce EDM music with the software program Ableton Live. I am doing the course for kids, that’s 30 lessons of 2 hours.

DJ Lesson #8

DJ lesson #8

Today I was at the Pro DJ School for DJ lesson #8.