Name: Dutch Master
Location: The Netherlands
Dutch Master’s tireless efforts to become a world class DJ and producer are finally paying off with a brilliant career that’s taking him all over the world! Today he’s the headliner of choice for massive events in The USA, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, Croatia, Canada, Germany, Italy and many more. Playing all the big festivals in the world like Defqon.1, Creamfields and Dance Valley, this man is right where he belongs: on top of the hard dance scene!
Dimitri: Do you consider 2011 as a positive, negative or neutral year for the progress of the Electronic Dance Music scene?
Dutch Master: 2011 was a positive year for the electronic dance music scene. It’s bigger than ever, and dominating every club in the world. The biggest music artists want to work with dance producers these days. Also the Hardstyle sound is getting bigger around the world, and takes me to countries I didn’t even think of DJ’ing there ever.
Dimitri: Do you believe that 2011 was a good, indifferent or bad year for the development of your personal career?
Dutch Master: 2011 was a good year with gigs at the most important festivals of harder styles. Gigs in Canada, South-Korea and Europe... I can’t complain! My releases where supported by all the big names in the scene and worked good on the dance floor.
THE A to Z of the Best of the Year 2011.
a) Best Full Release of the year (original & remixes)
Dutch Master: The Prophet and Brennan Heart - ‘Wake up’ worked so good on the dance floor. Pretty hard track, but very catchy good sound.
b) Your personal Full release of the year
Dutch Master: Dutch Master - You are the sound
e) Best Remix of the year
Dutch Master: Alpha2 remix of Tonight!
f) Best Remix of a personal production which you released in 2011
Dutch Master: Noisecontrollers remix of Million Miles Away.
g) Best Producer of the year in the style that you play or any other that you may like
Dutch Master: Showtek
h) Best New Talent/Big hope for the coming years
Dutch Master: Kodex
i) Best Remixer of the year of personal or others peoples tracks
Dutch Master: Wildstylez
j) Best Established Label of the year
Dutch Master: Dutch Master Works
k) Best Newborn label of the year in 2011
Dutch Master: Digital Age
l) Best dance album and mixed compilation of the year in the style of music that you work with…
Dutch Master: Hardstyle vol. XX from Germany
n) Best social network of the year that has been important for the promotion of your work
Dutch Master: Facebook of course!
o) Best new software or hardware that was introduced in this year and you recommended it to others.
Dutch Master: Cubase 6
p) Best and worst DJ’ing or production experience that happened in 2011
Dutch Master: During playing pushing the Cue button on the CDJ instead of the effects button on the DJM. Happened during active performance and really is a nightmare.
q) Best country that you performed in this year
Dutch Master: I can’t choose between Seoul South Korea and Vancouver Canada. Both amazing cities and the vibe on the dance floor was amazing.
r) Best club or open air festival that you attended or you performed at this year
Dutch Master: Defqon1 was an amazing experience. The best harder styles event in the world!
s) Best hobby or other activity for 2011
Dutch Master: I’m really addicted to my Ducati motorbike. Can clear my mind when I’m driving on this red legend! :)
t) Best radio show of the year and Best radio station that you always check out (fm or online) preferably that plays the kind of your music
Dutch Master: Kutski radio show on BBC Radio 1
t) Best online or ordinary record shop that you use to get your music
Dutch Master: Trackitdown
u) Best CD player or any other equipment that you use for DJ’ing
Dutch Master: CDJ2000
w) Best vocalist in a dance track this year
Dutch Master: My aunt in 5 AM
x) Best magazine or web site that you always check out for music related stuff
Dutch Master: Computer Music
y) Best fan of your music of the year or best crowd during your performance
Dutch Master: Deqi from Germany :)
z) Best thing you have done this year in order to support any social movement, charities, or other people that may need your help.
Dutch Master: Every month I donate money to the WSPA. It’s for animals and I do this because I think animals have no choice. Humans can really be rude to animals which make me sick.
Dimitri: Can you please let us know your plans for 2012 for your DJ’ing, productions or label?
Dutch Master: I really want to release more tracks in 2012. At the moment I’m rebuilding my home studio so I can start 2012 on fire! :)
Dimitri: Please give us your wishes for 2012 and any small piece of advice for anyone that reads this interview and aspires to get into music production, DJ’ing, or music production in general.
Dutch Master: Of course I wish everybody a great new year with lots of love and inspiration. My tip for upcoming producers/DJ’s... follow your heart, work hard and one day we play together the best parties in the world! :)
Many thanks to Dutch master for replying to this interview
Many thanks to 2 Dutch agency for helping me organise this interview