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Skill Behaviour Project Twenty

Project Twenty

Just like writers find it difficult to finish writing a book, it is sometimes difficult for producers to actually finish a track. There are two…

Sziget 2016

Sziget 2016

This was my seventh time going to the Sziget Festival. In total, I had to play over 50 hours at Sziget 2016 in just eleven…

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Skill Behaviour Project Twenty

Project Twenty

Just like writers find it difficult to finish writing a book, it is sometimes difficult for producers to actually finish a track. There are two reasons this happens. Let’s imagine you got this great idea for a track, so you start working on it. To create the ideas in the music, you have to learn some new techniques in the process. After a while, you have this track that is okay but you think you can do better now because of the new techniques you have learned. So you start working on a new track. In Project Twenty, I am…

Skill Behaviour Winter Liquid drum and bass mix 2017

New liquid drum and bass mix winter 2017

Happy new year! This is my first liquid drum and bass mix of 2017, filled with tracks released in the last two months. Lots of liquid basses and winter vibes on this one! Tracklist: 1 Sky Turns Black - Satl http://amzn.to/2hjALFF 2 Style - T.R.A.C., Raw Q http://amzn.to/2imvQpe 3 Just Wanna - M.A.Y.F.O.R.M.S http://amzn.to/2hjHMWU 4 Without You - Phaeny http://amzn.to/2hjDNtn 5 Sun Goes Down (Pola and Bryson Remix) - BCee feat. Saint Louis http://amzn.to/2imKL2r 6 Turn Me On (feat. Command Strange) - Satl http://amzn.to/2imFXKG 7 Hold You (feat. Sam King) - Monrroe http://amzn.to/2hjtfKM 8 Love Forever (Random Movement Remix) -…

Best Liquid Drum and Bass Tracks November and December 2016

Best Liquid Drum and Bass Tracks November and December 2016

2016 is almost over. In the last months of 2016, a lot of great liquid drum and bass tracks were released. Some of them got the great chilly winter vibes that reflect exactly the way I feel during these cold and grey days. Check out my top 3 tracks of November and December. 3 Phaeny – Without You The Dutch label Celcius Recordings is releasing more and more great liquid drum and bass EP’s. The one featuring Phaeny’s track Without You is no exception. It is the third song on the Disclosure EP. Here is the full playlist: 1 Disclosure…

How to stop liquid drum and bass from dying infographic

How we can stop liquid drum and bass from dying

Okay Netsky. Okay Sigma. Okay DJ Fresh. You can stop now. I thought you were going to make the liquid drum and bass scene bigger than ever. How wrong I was. You are not helping our genre becoming more popular. According to Google Trends, liquid drum and bass is now just as popular as September 2009. And the future trend is not in our favor. Check out the chart above. Liquid drum and bass is losing its popularity and is back at 2009 levels. Meanwhile, neurofunk is slowly gaining popularity. Why liquid drum and bass is losing its popularity Take…

Yellow Shoes best liquid drum and bass tracks

Best liquid drum and bass tracks to use in every set

When I get asked to play somewhere, I always try to make every DJ set original. The perfect set shoud be an ideal combination of drum and bass classics and new songs. Because liquid drum and bass is relatively unpopular, it is often difficult to use new tracks in every set. Therefore, it is good that liquid drum and bass has tons of classics. The people love to hear some of them once in a while. Usually, there are two tracks which you will hear in every live set I play. I think these are the best liquid drum and…

Best Liquid Drum and Bass Albums 2016

Best Liquid Drum and Bass Albums 2016

2016 is almost coming to an end. Time to round up the best liquid drum and bass albums released this year. 3. Fred V & Grafix – Oxygen This album by Fred V & Grafix has a lot of minimal drum and bass, using short kicks and snares. The vocals are greatly produced and get you deeper into the vibes of the atmospheric pianos. The album really is a whole with a unique sound. On the downside, I am missing some liquid drum and bass bangers like they made in the past. And yes, I am pointing at One Of…

Skill Behaviour Spotify

Skill Behaviour Spotify

Last week, three of my tracks got uploaded to Spotify. These tracks are Desire, Extra Time and Only You. These tracks originally got published on other media like Soundcloud and YouTube. Desire Desire is the first track I made and published. DJ-ing was my hobby for a couple of years and I was fooling around a lot with different production tools. I could recognize a pattern here. I started a lot of songs and had a few different tracks with a 30 seconds drop that was banging. It is too bad these tracks did not get a proper intro and…

Sziget 2016

Sziget 2016

This was my seventh time going to the Sziget Festival. In total, I had to play over 50 hours at Sziget 2016 in just eleven days. Sziget Express 2016 Together with DJ Iron-Ic, I prepared to play a big DJ marathon of 20 hours per ride on the Sziget Express A train. Too bad, the German technicians leading the train, decided to only let us play for 8 hours during the outward journey. It meant we had over 4 hours sleep this night, as opposed to zero on all the other editions. Sziget 2016 pre party Well rested, the night…

Sziget 2015

Sziget 2015

This was my sixth edition of the Sziget Festival. The festival, including its pre parties, is now really maturing. Sziget Express 2015 This year, I was upgraded to the A train. This is the main train with the main sponsor. The shoe brand 'British Knights' sponsored the Sziget Express this year. Great, a new pair of shoes to start a two week long festival holiday. Sziget 2015 pre party One of the biggest Dutch rock bands, Kensington, performed at the Sziget pre party on the A38 boat. I had the righ to perform right after them, at the main stage.…

Sziget 2014

Sziget 2014

This was my fifth time going to the Sziget Festival. At this point, every year I was getting more gigs. This made the festival incredible. Sziget Express 2014 Just like the last couple of years, I got the chance to play on the Sziget Express from the Netherlands to Hungary. This year we had 'Absolut Vodka' as the sponsor of our train, so you can imagine this being a great trip. There were also a lot of friends on board, which is always great. Sziget 2014 pre party After the big succes last year in Instant, we got the chance to…

Sziget 2013

Sziget 2013

This was my fourth edition of the Sziget Festival. The line up could be a bit better, but the vibe on the island and the amazing pre parties made this edition special. Sziget Express 2013 Three trains departed from The Netherlands to go to Sziget 2013. Together with my friend from Sziget 2012, we got the chance to make a great party once again. We arrived in Budapest one day before the festival started, so we only had a few hours before going to a legendary pre party. Sziget 2013 pre party Together with Instant Budapest, one of the biggest…

Sziget 2012

Sziget 2012

Sziget 2012 was my third edition of this major European festival. Sziget express 2012 This year I got the chance to play on the Sziget Express, together with a friend of mine. This was awesome, because we could do exactly want we want and let the crowd enjoy all the kinds of music we like. A big success, the party was insane and a great way to start Sziget 2012. One of the craziest things ever happened during this ride. Imagine a train that's already riding for 20 hours with non-stop party. The party wagon is crazy dirty, and there…

Sziget 2011

Sziget 2011

Sziget 2011 was the second time I went to the Sziget festival in Budapest, Hungary. Sziget Express 2011 Because last year was such a big success, this year three trains departed from the Netherlands to go to the Sziget 2011 festival. All these trains departed on different dates. Together with two other DJ's, I was playing on the train that departed as last. Too bad, this meant I could not enjoy the pre-party's in Budapest. This year, in huge comparison to last year, we rented two of the newest Pioneer cd players + mixer. This meant we could play on…

Sziget 2010

Sziget 2010

Sziget 2010 was my first experience with this big European music festival in Budapest. Sziget Express 2010 Back in 2009, the first Sziget Express drove from The Netherlands to Budapest. It was a big success, so the organisation decided to drive two Sziget trains to Sziget 2010. They asked me to dj on the second train, which I of course could not refuse. In 2010, I was dj-ing on cd's. There would be 2 cd players + mixer in the train, so everything would be fine. My collection of cd's was huge, so I was completely prepared for two times 20…

Sziget blog

Sziget Blog

In this first Sziget blog, I will show you how Sziget transformed from a big festival to a major festival. For me personally, there was also a big transformation. Why go to Sziget? The Sziget Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the world. It is held every August in Budapest, Hungary. The word 'Sziget' is Hungarian for 'island'. Every year the Obudai island in Budapest gets a complete transformation for the Sziget Festival. The festival has won several prizes, including the prize for Best Major European Festival in 2012 and 2015. In 2016, the festival attracted 496,000 people in one…

New Website

New Website

In this blog you will learn why I made this new website. Giving back to the scene I'm a producer for over ten years now and I have seen a lot of drum and bass producers growing in the scene. They started out as a small local DJ, but are now signed to the biggest drum and bass labels. I believe that, in this era of easy distribution, it's actually getting more difficult to get your music out there. Although it's easy for anybody to get your music on Soundcloud and Spotify, there is just so much music out there.…