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AMF Amsterdam reveals an amazing lineup for the October edition
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AMF Amsterdam reveals an amazing lineup for the October edition

Music Having been 2 years since fans last filled the rafters of the Johan Cruijff Arena for one of the highlights of the dance music calendar, AMF is finally set to return to Amsterdam with another unprecedented live edition of the festival. Following up an innovative, digital edition of AMF in 2020, organisers ALDA and Insomniac are gearing up for their biggest and best edition of AMF yet, with a stellar lineup, ready to own the night together with ravers from all over the world.     AMF 2021 will make its triumphant return to the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on the 16th October later this year during ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). This year’s edition celebrates the return to the dancefloor and owning the night together once again. After an extraordinary period away from live events, AMF’s ravers of the night are ready to come together once again in the biggest celebration of dance music in the 2021 event calendar.     Bringing together an immense roster of talent under one roof, AMF will champion the biggest superstar DJs in today’s dance music scene. AMF 2021 will feature: trance maestro Armin van Buuren, Future Rave pioneer and current World No.1 DJ David Guetta, legendary hit-maker Tiësto and an energy-packed performance by Timmy Trumpet. AMF 2021 will also provide festival debuts to hardstyle producer Brennan Heart and German dance music sensation Topic who are sure to leave an impression on the AMF audience.     In addition to an already star-studded line-up, the unrivaled II=I (Two Is One) concept also returns for 2021, with Afrojack and Nicky Romero combining once more for a sensational live B2B set to follow up their iconic online performance last October. This won’t be Afrojack’s only contribution on the night. The superstar DJ will be donning his techno alias, Kapuchon, for an exclusive pre-show set. The pre-show set is a brand new exclusive addition to AMF for Raver and Ultimate Raver ticket holders which allows them early access to the venue and an extra hour of partying at a spectacular pre-show set by a Top 10 DJ. Ultimate Raver tickets include all the benefits of Raver tickets plus access to the Party Pit where they can experience AMF from a DJ’s perspective and get closer than ever to their favorite stars.     Looking to go above and beyond for a growing global audience, AMF are proud to announce themselves, once again, as the host of the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 ceremony. Fans will be stirred into a frenzy as the No.1 DJ and victor of the Top 100 poll is revealed live on stage. Previous years have included incredible celebratory performances from some of the world's best in current number one David Guetta and three-time winner Martin Garrix alike. If their previous sets were anything to go by, this year's festival is absolutely unmissable.     As with years past, fans who are unable to attend the festival in person in October will, instead, be able to immerse themselves in the action through special AMF.TV live stream coverage.     AMF 2021 is on course to sell out at a huge speed as it did in 2019, when it sold out in record time. With the event catering for every spectrum of the dance music palette, anticipation for this year’s edition of AMF is at an all-time high. Fans are strongly encouraged to register for the exclusive AMF pre-sale which will give them access to a limited number of tickets for a lower price, starting at 59 euros ex ticket fee. The pre-sale begins at 1600 hrs CEST on 3 May, while worldwide ticket sales begin at 1600 hrs CEST on 6 May.     Get your ticket here: https://amf-festival.com/tickets/ Having been 2 years since fans last filled the rafters of the Johan Cruijff Arena for one of the highlights of the dance music calendar, AMF is finally set to return to Amsterdam with another unprecedented live edition of the festival. Following up an innovative, digital edition of AMF in 2020, organisers ALDA and Insomniac are gearing up for their biggest and best edition of AMF yet, with a stellar lineup, ready to own the night together with ravers from all over the world.     AMF 2021 will make its triumphant return to the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on the 16th October later this year during ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). This year’s edition celebrates the return to the dancefloor and owning the night together once again. After an extraordinary period away from live events, AMF’s ravers of the night are ready to come together once again in the biggest celebration of dance music in the 2021 event calendar.     Bringing together an immense roster of talent under one roof, AMF will champion the biggest superstar DJs in today’s dance music scene. AMF 2021 will feature: trance maestro Armin van Buuren, Future Rave pioneer and current World No.1 DJ David Guetta, legendary hit-maker Tiësto and an energy-packed performance by Timmy Trumpet. AMF 2021 will also provide festival debuts to hardstyle producer Brennan Heart and German dance music sensation Topic who are sure to leave an impression on the AMF audience.     In addition to an already star-studded line-up, the unrivaled II=I (Two Is One) concept also returns for 2021, with Afrojack and Nicky Romero combining once more for a sensational live B2B set to follow up their iconic online performance last October. This won’t be Afrojack’s only contribution on the night. The superstar DJ will be donning his techno alias, Kapuchon, for an exclusive pre-show set. The pre-show set is a brand new exclusive addition to AMF for Raver and Ultimate Raver ticket holders which allows them early access to the venue and an extra hour of partying at a spectacular pre-show set by a Top 10 DJ. Ultimate Raver tickets include all the benefits of Raver tickets plus access to the Party Pit where they can experience AMF from a DJ’s perspective and get closer than ever to their favorite stars.     Looking to go above and beyond for a growing global audience, AMF are proud to announce themselves, once again, as the host of the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 ceremony. Fans will be stirred into a frenzy as the No.1 DJ and victor of the Top 100 poll is revealed live on stage. Previous years have included incredible celebratory performances from some of the world's best in current number one David Guetta and three-time winner Martin Garrix alike. If their previous sets were anything to go by, this year's festival is absolutely unmissable.     As with years past, fans who are unable to attend the festival in person in October will, instead, be able to immerse themselves in the action through special AMF.TV live stream coverage.     AMF 2021 is on course to sell out at a huge speed as it did in 2019, when it sold out in record time. With the event catering for every spectrum of the dance music palette, anticipation for this year’s edition of AMF is at an all-time high. Fans are strongly encouraged to register for the exclusive AMF pre-sale which will give them access to a limited number of tickets for a lower price, starting at 59 euros ex ticket fee. The pre-sale begins at 1600 hrs CEST on 3 May, while worldwide ticket sales begin at 1600 hrs CEST on 6 May.     Get your ticket here: https://amf-festival.com/tickets/

A Day at the Park returns to Rotterdam with an amazing full line-up
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A Day at the Park returns to Rotterdam with an amazing full line-up

Music A Day at the Park previously announced that this year they will return to the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam for the third time. Today the organization ALDA announces the full line up. As always, the line-up will focus on a mix of techno, house and urban. With headliners such as Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, Bizzey and Kevin, it is going to be spectacular edition this year.     We are excited & ready, are you?     A Day at the Park is back, harder and wilder than ever. This year, the festival comes with an exceptional line-up that combines techno, house and urban and thus appeals to a broad target group. Headliners like Jamie Jones and Loco Dice were previously announced and today the organization is announcing the full line up. In addition to great local heroes such as Benny Rodriques B2B Michel de Hey and Afrojack who will perform solo in Rotterdam for the first time under his alias Kapuchon, popular acts such as Bizzey, Kevin, The Martinez Brothers and Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem have also been added to the line-up.     After ten successful editions, A Day at the Park moved from the Amsterdamse Bos to the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam in 2019. The first edition in Rotterdam was sold out and with headliners like Chris Liebing, Green Velvet and Todd Terry a great success. The festival returned in 2020, this time with a corona-proof festival, which organizer ALDA can look back on with pride. In an intimate setting, people could enjoy all the beauty that the festival has to offer.     This year, A Day at the Park will return in full glory to the Kralingse Bos on September 18, 2021. The fact that the festival is very popular was evident from previous editions that were sold out. This year too, the demand for tickets for A Day at the Park is high and it is advised to register. The pre-sale starts on May 3rd, registration for this is mandatory and can be done via https://aldalp.com/a-day-at-the-park. The regular ticket sale will start from May 6th.     Festival Info:   A Day at the Park 2021 – Into the wild  Date: September 18th 2021  Location: Kralingse Bos, Rotterdam       Line-up: Baggi Benny Rodrigues B2B Michel de Hey Bizzey Blond:ish Boris Ross Chelina Manahutu Clay DJ Irwan DJ Ravy Ferdows Ferré Franky Rizardo Goofy Soundsystem Jake Tarry Jamie Jones JP Official Kapuchon Kevin Kimberlee Ramirez Kreutziger Loco Dice Mattisou B2B Nas Elmes MC Iceman Palmwise Sam Blans The Martinez Brothers Tierap Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem William Yuncel Yung Alexndr Zerodix       About Tickets: Pre-sale: May 3rd 2021  Normal sale: May 6th 2021  Ticket link: https://aldalp.com/a-day-at-the-park A Day at the Park previously announced that this year they will return to the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam for the third time. Today the organization ALDA announces the full line up. As always, the line-up will focus on a mix of techno, house and urban. With headliners such as Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, Bizzey and Kevin, it is going to be spectacular edition this year.     We are excited & ready, are you?     A Day at the Park is back, harder and wilder than ever. This year, the festival comes with an exceptional line-up that combines techno, house and urban and thus appeals to a broad target group. Headliners like Jamie Jones and Loco Dice were previously announced and today the organization is announcing the full line up. In addition to great local heroes such as Benny Rodriques B2B Michel de Hey and Afrojack who will perform solo in Rotterdam for the first time under his alias Kapuchon, popular acts such as Bizzey, Kevin, The Martinez Brothers and Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem have also been added to the line-up.     After ten successful editions, A Day at the Park moved from the Amsterdamse Bos to the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam in 2019. The first edition in Rotterdam was sold out and with headliners like Chris Liebing, Green Velvet and Todd Terry a great success. The festival returned in 2020, this time with a corona-proof festival, which organizer ALDA can look back on with pride. In an intimate setting, people could enjoy all the beauty that the festival has to offer.     This year, A Day at the Park will return in full glory to the Kralingse Bos on September 18, 2021. The fact that the festival is very popular was evident from previous editions that were sold out. This year too, the demand for tickets for A Day at the Park is high and it is advised to register. The pre-sale starts on May 3rd, registration for this is mandatory and can be done via https://aldalp.com/a-day-at-the-park. The regular ticket sale will start from May 6th.     Festival Info:   A Day at the Park 2021 – Into the wild  Date: September 18th 2021  Location: Kralingse Bos, Rotterdam       Line-up: Baggi Benny Rodrigues B2B Michel de Hey Bizzey Blond:ish Boris Ross Chelina Manahutu Clay DJ Irwan DJ Ravy Ferdows Ferré Franky Rizardo Goofy Soundsystem Jake Tarry Jamie Jones JP Official Kapuchon Kevin Kimberlee Ramirez Kreutziger Loco Dice Mattisou B2B Nas Elmes MC Iceman Palmwise Sam Blans The Martinez Brothers Tierap Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem William Yuncel Yung Alexndr Zerodix       About Tickets: Pre-sale: May 3rd 2021  Normal sale: May 6th 2021  Ticket link: https://aldalp.com/a-day-at-the-park

In conversation with ROSÉ, the new global ambassador of Tiffany & Co.
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In conversation with ROSÉ, the new global ambassador of Tiffany & Co.

Jewelry Tiffany & Co. announces member of girl group BLACKPINK and solo artist, ROSÉ, as its new global ambassador. ROSÉ, who has become one of the most idolized young women in music and fashion, will debut her new role in the 2021 Tiffany City HardWear digital campaign.     “I’ve always loved wearing Tiffany jewelry. To be part of an iconic brand that has been part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me,” says ROSÉ. “I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”     Based on a 1971 bracelet from The Tiffany Archive and having debuted in 2017, Tiffany City HardWear is inspired by the edge and energy of New York City. The campaign highlights the collection’s gauge links and industrial shapes—bold designs that play with tension, proportion and balance.     Emanating strength and confidence, ROSÉ wears the collection’s graphic 18k yellow and rose gold links accented with pavé diamonds. Tiffany chose ROSÉ to star in the new campaign for her bold personality and modern style influence—as someone who embodies the attitude and identity of the collection.     The campaign makes its global debut across Tiffany’s channels on Friday, April 23.     We had a delight speaking with her about the campaign.     What was it like shooting the latest Tiffany HardWear campaign? How does it feel being the face of such an iconic brand?     I’ve worn Tiffany jewelry since I was in high school. To be a part of such an iconic brand that has been a part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign that I absolutely adore, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.     What do you like most about the HardWear collection and, how would you wear or style the pieces?   I love the HardWear collection because it is very stylish. I was super excited when I first heard that I would be campaigning for that collection. I love how bold and chic you can look. I’m very interested in layering my necklaces these days; nothing does it better than the HardWear collection.     Are you more of a rose, yellow or white gold person? . I would usually go for rose gold, but ever since I started wearing the HardWear collection I’ve been into yellow gold. Originally, I used to think that yellow gold seemed a bit too fancy, but I’m definitely enjoying how fancy and fashionable the HardWear collection in yellow gold looks on me these days.     Jewelry is always said to be a very personal thing. What was your very first memory of Tiffany & Co. or its jewelry?   Tiffany jewelry has been a part of my life since way back in high school. We used to gather money to gift each other cute little Tiffany necklaces and there was always that special excitement of receiving that classic, Tiffany Blue® shopping bag. I love how everyone at any age can always enjoy a bit of Tiffany jewelry in their lives.     Tiffany HardWear embodies the attitude and edge of modern cities. What is your favorite city and why?   My favorite city has got to be New York City. When I visited New York for the first time, I was absolutely star stuck and blown away at all the tall buildings and busy streets. I hadn’t noticed that all of my favorite movies were based in New York until I was right there. It was the city that I had fallen in love with in the movies. And I love how the HardWear collection is inspired by the attitude of modern cities. As a city-lover myself, I couldn’t explain a better reason as to why I instantly fell in love with the hardware collection and its mesmerizing shapes.     What has inspired you creatively recently? What do you think of the Tiffany HardWear collection’s industrial yet elegant shapes?   I think small things in my everyday life inspires me the most. It doesn’t have to be anything grand but something that’s effortlessly embedded in our lifestyles. Which is why I feel much more drawn to the HardWear collection’s industrial shapes. I love how intricate and edgy the design is.     Tiffany HardWear is all about being bold. When is the last time you felt that you did something bold? Where did that fearlessness come from?   I think everyone is tested with new obstacles every single day. I feel bold when I stand up for my own opinions. Whether it be a small decision or a big one that follows large responsibility. I think knowing how to stick up for yourself on a daily basis is definitely a definition for boldness.     How do you feel when you put on a beautiful piece of jewelry?   Like any others feel when they put on jewelry! All sorts of butterflies. Jewelry is always a lot of fun. When we put together an outfit for the day, whether that be for an everyday look or a whole extra look for a day at work, jewelry is always the cherry on top. You’ll never know how the outfit looks like until you add the jewelry.     Who would you most want to have breakfast at Tiffany’s with? What would you order?   If they allow pets, then I would definitely go with my puppy, Hank. I would probably just order a good old English breakfast meal and freshly squeezed orange juice.     When did you receive your first piece of Tiffany jewelry?   In my memory, I think it was some white gold earrings in the classic Tiffany charm shape that my mum got me when I pierced my ears for the first time in 7th grade.       Who or what has made you feel empowered recently?   Standing up for my own opinions and trusting in them. Even if it’s for the smallest things.     Who are some of the women that you admire in your life?   My mum. I still remember my mum when she used to work full time back in New Zealand. How she would dress up in the most chic, boss-black fitted blazer and pencil skirt. Her dark red lipstick and perfectly styled hair. She always looked like a boss and she was always my idol. I always wanted to look like her when I grew up. I admire her in so many ways. How responsible, respectful and kind she is to the people around her. And mostly, I admire her for her unconditional love towards me and my sister. She is one selfless yet strong and independent human being. Tiffany & Co. announces member of girl group BLACKPINK and solo artist, ROSÉ, as its new global ambassador. ROSÉ, who has become one of the most idolized young women in music and fashion, will debut her new role in the 2021 Tiffany City HardWear digital campaign.     “I’ve always loved wearing Tiffany jewelry. To be part of an iconic brand that has been part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me,” says ROSÉ. “I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”     Based on a 1971 bracelet from The Tiffany Archive and having debuted in 2017, Tiffany City HardWear is inspired by the edge and energy of New York City. The campaign highlights the collection’s gauge links and industrial shapes—bold designs that play with tension, proportion and balance.     Emanating strength and confidence, ROSÉ wears the collection’s graphic 18k yellow and rose gold links accented with pavé diamonds. Tiffany chose ROSÉ to star in the new campaign for her bold personality and modern style influence—as someone who embodies the attitude and identity of the collection.     The campaign makes its global debut across Tiffany’s channels on Friday, April 23.     We had a delight speaking with her about the campaign.     What was it like shooting the latest Tiffany HardWear campaign? How does it feel being the face of such an iconic brand?     I’ve worn Tiffany jewelry since I was in high school. To be a part of such an iconic brand that has been a part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign that I absolutely adore, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.     What do you like most about the HardWear collection and, how would you wear or style the pieces?   I love the HardWear collection because it is very stylish. I was super excited when I first heard that I would be campaigning for that collection. I love how bold and chic you can look. I’m very interested in layering my necklaces these days; nothing does it better than the HardWear collection.     Are you more of a rose, yellow or white gold person? . I would usually go for rose gold, but ever since I started wearing the HardWear collection I’ve been into yellow gold. Originally, I used to think that yellow gold seemed a bit too fancy, but I’m definitely enjoying how fancy and fashionable the HardWear collection in yellow gold looks on me these days.     Jewelry is always said to be a very personal thing. What was your very first memory of Tiffany & Co. or its jewelry?   Tiffany jewelry has been a part of my life since way back in high school. We used to gather money to gift each other cute little Tiffany necklaces and there was always that special excitement of receiving that classic, Tiffany Blue® shopping bag. I love how everyone at any age can always enjoy a bit of Tiffany jewelry in their lives.     Tiffany HardWear embodies the attitude and edge of modern cities. What is your favorite city and why?   My favorite city has got to be New York City. When I visited New York for the first time, I was absolutely star stuck and blown away at all the tall buildings and busy streets. I hadn’t noticed that all of my favorite movies were based in New York until I was right there. It was the city that I had fallen in love with in the movies. And I love how the HardWear collection is inspired by the attitude of modern cities. As a city-lover myself, I couldn’t explain a better reason as to why I instantly fell in love with the hardware collection and its mesmerizing shapes.     What has inspired you creatively recently? What do you think of the Tiffany HardWear collection’s industrial yet elegant shapes?   I think small things in my everyday life inspires me the most. It doesn’t have to be anything grand but something that’s effortlessly embedded in our lifestyles. Which is why I feel much more drawn to the HardWear collection’s industrial shapes. I love how intricate and edgy the design is.     Tiffany HardWear is all about being bold. When is the last time you felt that you did something bold? Where did that fearlessness come from?   I think everyone is tested with new obstacles every single day. I feel bold when I stand up for my own opinions. Whether it be a small decision or a big one that follows large responsibility. I think knowing how to stick up for yourself on a daily basis is definitely a definition for boldness.     How do you feel when you put on a beautiful piece of jewelry?   Like any others feel when they put on jewelry! All sorts of butterflies. Jewelry is always a lot of fun. When we put together an outfit for the day, whether that be for an everyday look or a whole extra look for a day at work, jewelry is always the cherry on top. You’ll never know how the outfit looks like until you add the jewelry.     Who would you most want to have breakfast at Tiffany’s with? What would you order?   If they allow pets, then I would definitely go with my puppy, Hank. I would probably just order a good old English breakfast meal and freshly squeezed orange juice.     When did you receive your first piece of Tiffany jewelry?   In my memory, I think it was some white gold earrings in the classic Tiffany charm shape that my mum got me when I pierced my ears for the first time in 7th grade.       Who or what has made you feel empowered recently?   Standing up for my own opinions and trusting in them. Even if it’s for the smallest things.     Who are some of the women that you admire in your life?   My mum. I still remember my mum when she used to work full time back in New Zealand. How she would dress up in the most chic, boss-black fitted blazer and pencil skirt. Her dark red lipstick and perfectly styled hair. She always looked like a boss and she was always my idol. I always wanted to look like her when I grew up. I admire her in so many ways. How responsible, respectful and kind she is to the people around her. And mostly, I admire her for her unconditional love towards me and my sister. She is one selfless yet strong and independent human being.

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DON DIABLO SELLS WORLD'S FIRST FULL LENGTH CONCERT NFT FOR $1.2 MILLION
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DON DIABLO SELLS WORLD'S FIRST FULL LENGTH CONCERT NFT FOR $1.2 MILLION

Music Dutch visionary Don Pepijn Schipper – best known as Don Diablo – has made history with the drop of the world’s first full length concert NFT. The follow up to his sensational Genesis NFT, ‘Destination Hexagonia’ was auctionedon esteemed digital art platform SuperRare. Sold within a record four minutes for 600Ξ ($1.2 million USD), the NFT is the highest sold piece on SuperRare.    Renowned for his futuristic aesthetic and equally avant-garde vision, Don made an explosive entrance into the crypto-art scene with the release of his GΞNΞSIS NFT last month. Forming a hybrid between the physical and digital art world unlike anything that has been seen before, the Dutch artist’s musical holographic crypto-art piece sold for 110 Ξ (200,000 USD) – one of the highest debut prices for a one of one NFT art piece debut.    Driven by this constant desire to push creative boundaries, Don’s sophomore piece is sure to disrupt the digital art sphere once again. Over a year in the making, the stunning feature length concert has been a labour of love for Don. A self-proclaimed huge sci-fi enthusiast, for his next venture, Don wanted to combine his passion for filmography and films such as Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey with his successful career as a musician. A testament to his commitment to nurturing new talent through all of his platforms, Don selected up-and-coming videographer Paul Snijder to work alongside him to bring the phenomenal project to life.    Not one to be content with simply releasing the world’s first NFT concert, true to form, Don has taken his concept to the next level, crafting a stunning sci-fi animated live piece, that effortlessly fuses his role as a filmmaker, artist and world-renowned DJ. The winning bidder of the 1 of 1 piece has become the sole owner of a one-hour exclusive NFT experience, and a piece of crypto-art history. As with his Genesis NFT, Don also added a nostalgic element to his futuristic piece. Bringing a physical touch to the virtual once again, the ‘Destination Hexagonia’ NFT will come in a unique hand-crafted box, which includes a harddrive that contains the only copy of the high quality file of the film, making it a true collectible.    Speaking about the drop Don said, “My GΞNΞSIS drop went beyond all my expectations, and that really inspired me. I immediately felt such a warm welcome into the NFT community, and with that feel a responsibility to continue to push things further into the future and keep disrupting status quo. At this point we almost feel like this particular piece has become priceless because we worked on it for almost a year and put an incredible amount of love and effort into it. What’s next? I’ve got some incredibly exciting collaborations lined up and I can not wait to share it with the world very soon, this is just the beginning.”  Promising to give back to the NFT community, a large portion of the profits from the sale of ‘Destination Hexagonia’ will go to the HEXAGON Foundation, which Don has created in order to help artists in the NFT space. The foundation will enable artists to apply for support with everything that helps them to create, share  and sell their art.     Forever pushing the boundaries, Don’s latest drop is a visual reminder of his desire to transform the cultural space he inhibits. The hour-long movie is a radical departure from the short form pieces that have dominated the NFT world up until now. “Hopefully this will inspire others to push harder and to think bigger”.  Dutch visionary Don Pepijn Schipper – best known as Don Diablo – has made history with the drop of the world’s first full length concert NFT. The follow up to his sensational Genesis NFT, ‘Destination Hexagonia’ was auctionedon esteemed digital art platform SuperRare. Sold within a record four minutes for 600Ξ ($1.2 million USD), the NFT is the highest sold piece on SuperRare.    Renowned for his futuristic aesthetic and equally avant-garde vision, Don made an explosive entrance into the crypto-art scene with the release of his GΞNΞSIS NFT last month. Forming a hybrid between the physical and digital art world unlike anything that has been seen before, the Dutch artist’s musical holographic crypto-art piece sold for 110 Ξ (200,000 USD) – one of the highest debut prices for a one of one NFT art piece debut.    Driven by this constant desire to push creative boundaries, Don’s sophomore piece is sure to disrupt the digital art sphere once again. Over a year in the making, the stunning feature length concert has been a labour of love for Don. A self-proclaimed huge sci-fi enthusiast, for his next venture, Don wanted to combine his passion for filmography and films such as Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey with his successful career as a musician. A testament to his commitment to nurturing new talent through all of his platforms, Don selected up-and-coming videographer Paul Snijder to work alongside him to bring the phenomenal project to life.    Not one to be content with simply releasing the world’s first NFT concert, true to form, Don has taken his concept to the next level, crafting a stunning sci-fi animated live piece, that effortlessly fuses his role as a filmmaker, artist and world-renowned DJ. The winning bidder of the 1 of 1 piece has become the sole owner of a one-hour exclusive NFT experience, and a piece of crypto-art history. As with his Genesis NFT, Don also added a nostalgic element to his futuristic piece. Bringing a physical touch to the virtual once again, the ‘Destination Hexagonia’ NFT will come in a unique hand-crafted box, which includes a harddrive that contains the only copy of the high quality file of the film, making it a true collectible.    Speaking about the drop Don said, “My GΞNΞSIS drop went beyond all my expectations, and that really inspired me. I immediately felt such a warm welcome into the NFT community, and with that feel a responsibility to continue to push things further into the future and keep disrupting status quo. At this point we almost feel like this particular piece has become priceless because we worked on it for almost a year and put an incredible amount of love and effort into it. What’s next? I’ve got some incredibly exciting collaborations lined up and I can not wait to share it with the world very soon, this is just the beginning.”  Promising to give back to the NFT community, a large portion of the profits from the sale of ‘Destination Hexagonia’ will go to the HEXAGON Foundation, which Don has created in order to help artists in the NFT space. The foundation will enable artists to apply for support with everything that helps them to create, share  and sell their art.     Forever pushing the boundaries, Don’s latest drop is a visual reminder of his desire to transform the cultural space he inhibits. The hour-long movie is a radical departure from the short form pieces that have dominated the NFT world up until now. “Hopefully this will inspire others to push harder and to think bigger”. 

DON DIABLO RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS WITH FUTURE HOUSE FAVOURITE 'EYES CLOSED'
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DON DIABLO RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS WITH FUTURE HOUSE FAVOURITE 'EYES CLOSED'

Music One of the hardest working producers in the game, Don Diablo returns to his roots as he delivers his fourth single of the year ‘Eyes Closed’ - out now via his HEXAGON imprint.     Regarded as the founding father of future house, Don’s latest offering is an epic production that will further cement his position as the pioneer of the genre. Featuring a lead female vocal, deep rolling bass, arpeggiated synths and two stabbing drops, ‘Eyes Closed’ is sure to send Diablo’s die-hard fans wild.      Demonstrating his diversity as a producer, the last month alone saw Don drop two major releases from two very different ends of the music spectrum. From the sun-drenched gospel infused ‘Problems’ with JLV and John K, to the poptastic production ‘Falling For You’ from his 80s inspired Camp Kubrick project with Denzel Chain, the HEXAGON headhoncho knows how to deliver a hit, no matter the genre. Taking himself back to the club circuit for his latest offering, ‘Eyes Closed’ is guaranteed to be a firm favourite for fans of the future house legend.      Making his crypto-art debut last month, Don made an explosive entrance to the scene with his revolutionary NFT concept, that saw him form a hybrid between the digital and physical art world unlike anything that has been seen before. The sale of his Genesis NFT – which sold for an unprecedented 200,000 USD on SuperRare – gave talent and tastemakers a glimpse inside Don’s creative vision. Committed to fusing audio and visual elements so that music and art exist as one, whilst always thinking of the bigger picture, Don is set to disrupt with the soon to be unveiled video accompaniment to ‘Eyes Closed’ – watch this space.  One of the hardest working producers in the game, Don Diablo returns to his roots as he delivers his fourth single of the year ‘Eyes Closed’ - out now via his HEXAGON imprint.     Regarded as the founding father of future house, Don’s latest offering is an epic production that will further cement his position as the pioneer of the genre. Featuring a lead female vocal, deep rolling bass, arpeggiated synths and two stabbing drops, ‘Eyes Closed’ is sure to send Diablo’s die-hard fans wild.      Demonstrating his diversity as a producer, the last month alone saw Don drop two major releases from two very different ends of the music spectrum. From the sun-drenched gospel infused ‘Problems’ with JLV and John K, to the poptastic production ‘Falling For You’ from his 80s inspired Camp Kubrick project with Denzel Chain, the HEXAGON headhoncho knows how to deliver a hit, no matter the genre. Taking himself back to the club circuit for his latest offering, ‘Eyes Closed’ is guaranteed to be a firm favourite for fans of the future house legend.      Making his crypto-art debut last month, Don made an explosive entrance to the scene with his revolutionary NFT concept, that saw him form a hybrid between the digital and physical art world unlike anything that has been seen before. The sale of his Genesis NFT – which sold for an unprecedented 200,000 USD on SuperRare – gave talent and tastemakers a glimpse inside Don’s creative vision. Committed to fusing audio and visual elements so that music and art exist as one, whilst always thinking of the bigger picture, Don is set to disrupt with the soon to be unveiled video accompaniment to ‘Eyes Closed’ – watch this space. 

In conversation with Nora En Pure
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In conversation with Nora En Pure

Music We had a delight speaking with Nora En Pure, Swiss/South African DJ.     Please itroduce yourself to our readers.   I am a DJ, producer and label founder living in Zürich, Switzerland.      What is your first memory of music?   Growing up, my dad and older brothers played the piano and my parents often listened to classical music so I would say that classical music is my earliest memory of music.      Among all the festivals and events you have performed, which one embodies your personality the most?   That is a tough one! I really love CRSSD in San Diego, some years ago I played Shambhala Festival in Canada or Electric Forest in The US. Those festivals have amazing curated stages, so you have a really cool crowd and the setting of the stages were in each of these amazing too. While I think I am more suited to smaller more curated stages, there’s no denying playing a Coachella gives an adrenaline rush like no other!     What gives you confidence?    I think the music mainly and all the work behind the scenes. I really live my sound and love thats it’s quite different and unique. A big second part about positive energy is of course the audience. When you play and you get that great vibe it really feels rewarding.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?    It’s hard to say! I have a small personal circle of family and friends and I listen to them mostly when in doubt. Otherwise I’m quite a perfectionist and mostly have a clear vision of what I want.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I don’t really do daring things anymore. I love the African wildlife and I’m not really scared of anything down there. I feel the bush is my home and I might be a bit too naive of how comfortable I am in the wild and see myself basically as part of it :-)      What is your personal motto?   I generally take things easy and calm but always look to work on myself.      What are your upcoming projects for this year?   I liked the frequent musical output from last year and I try to keep quite up with it, so I have a new EP coming out in April and also have more material to come which I’m quite excited about. Otherwise I’m keeping very busy with Purified Records. We have a lot of music already scheduled and constantly planning for the future. I have also got another livestream coming up from the Swiss mountains, so looking forward to that one.     Why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   It happened pretty organically. Can’t say the industry is the most flattering or tempting one. After I released ‘Come With Me’ back in 2013, booking requests started coming in and it was at a point in my life where I decided to give it a shot. I started out playing smaller venues, and it took a lot of hard touring to grow and get to the place I am at today, but I was invested in it.     What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   My work of art is my music, the visual connection to nature with it, my radio show, my Purified brand in general. It means a lot to me and really is a passion project, which requires work around the clock… but I feel very fortunate to be able to call this my job and I am proud of how far we have come with it.     With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   There have been so many wonderful places, but often when on tour, there’s not a lot of time to explore and take it all in. I would say that a highlight was always Your Paradise in Fiji where I could usually spend a few days and take it all in. I’m a huge nature person and I have seen some amazing sceneries in Australia, Canada but also US. Apart what I got to see while working, I really love South Africa’s diversity and the Swiss mountains.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   I had actually planned to take some touring breaks in 2020, as I wanted to make sure I had time to focus on the label, producing and my health. I was getting sick pretty often from all the flying, jet lag and hectic schedules. I really have missed touring, but I think that 2020 made us rethink the way of life we were leading before the pandemic, and reinforce what is important to us. It definitely made us realise what we were taking for granted as well. Besides that I had an amazing time with family in Switzerland that I'm so grateful for.      As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   As my sound and brand are heavily influenced by nature, this is a topic I think is very important. Discussions and efforts within the music industry and also outside of it are moving in the right direction I feel. I’m glad it has become become much more of a conscious topic.     Tell us about your recently released single 3-track Monsoon EP.    I really just wanted to breathe life and energy into the new year with the Monsoon EP. I think it’s quite a fresh sound throughout the EP.      How does your research process work when preparing a new set to play? Do you like to include a lot of new unknown talents as well and their music, if so where do you source these tracks?   It actually depends on the venue and also the slot I am playing as to how I prepare. When you only have an hour, you have to be a littlemore calculated in what you play.  It is a very short time and I do really enjoy taking the crowd on a proper journey through my sounds, so would always be happier with a longer set. For me a record is actually much more attractive if it’s unknown or by smaller artists, than as if every other DJ plays that track too.    I like to support unknown and fresh talent, which goes hand in hand with my label.      What track do you keep re-listening to at the moment and why?   I really enjoy Deviu - Go On. It was a release on our label some time ago and I still hooked. Such a trip that track.      Can you tell me more about your label Purified Records and what do you have coming out next?    We launched the label in late 2019 as the final piece of the puzzle (I think!) to the Purified brand. The label represents the sounds and styles of my radio show, and releases music from both up-and-coming & established producers that have played at our events. Our most recent release is 'Purified Selections’, which is a 11-track compilation that showcases music from lesser known acts whose music we want to give a platform to be discovered.    Up next we have Italian duo Moonwalk debuting with their massive ‘Rapture' EP.  We had a delight speaking with Nora En Pure, Swiss/South African DJ.     Please itroduce yourself to our readers.   I am a DJ, producer and label founder living in Zürich, Switzerland.      What is your first memory of music?   Growing up, my dad and older brothers played the piano and my parents often listened to classical music so I would say that classical music is my earliest memory of music.      Among all the festivals and events you have performed, which one embodies your personality the most?   That is a tough one! I really love CRSSD in San Diego, some years ago I played Shambhala Festival in Canada or Electric Forest in The US. Those festivals have amazing curated stages, so you have a really cool crowd and the setting of the stages were in each of these amazing too. While I think I am more suited to smaller more curated stages, there’s no denying playing a Coachella gives an adrenaline rush like no other!     What gives you confidence?    I think the music mainly and all the work behind the scenes. I really live my sound and love thats it’s quite different and unique. A big second part about positive energy is of course the audience. When you play and you get that great vibe it really feels rewarding.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?    It’s hard to say! I have a small personal circle of family and friends and I listen to them mostly when in doubt. Otherwise I’m quite a perfectionist and mostly have a clear vision of what I want.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I don’t really do daring things anymore. I love the African wildlife and I’m not really scared of anything down there. I feel the bush is my home and I might be a bit too naive of how comfortable I am in the wild and see myself basically as part of it :-)      What is your personal motto?   I generally take things easy and calm but always look to work on myself.      What are your upcoming projects for this year?   I liked the frequent musical output from last year and I try to keep quite up with it, so I have a new EP coming out in April and also have more material to come which I’m quite excited about. Otherwise I’m keeping very busy with Purified Records. We have a lot of music already scheduled and constantly planning for the future. I have also got another livestream coming up from the Swiss mountains, so looking forward to that one.     Why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   It happened pretty organically. Can’t say the industry is the most flattering or tempting one. After I released ‘Come With Me’ back in 2013, booking requests started coming in and it was at a point in my life where I decided to give it a shot. I started out playing smaller venues, and it took a lot of hard touring to grow and get to the place I am at today, but I was invested in it.     What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   My work of art is my music, the visual connection to nature with it, my radio show, my Purified brand in general. It means a lot to me and really is a passion project, which requires work around the clock… but I feel very fortunate to be able to call this my job and I am proud of how far we have come with it.     With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   There have been so many wonderful places, but often when on tour, there’s not a lot of time to explore and take it all in. I would say that a highlight was always Your Paradise in Fiji where I could usually spend a few days and take it all in. I’m a huge nature person and I have seen some amazing sceneries in Australia, Canada but also US. Apart what I got to see while working, I really love South Africa’s diversity and the Swiss mountains.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   I had actually planned to take some touring breaks in 2020, as I wanted to make sure I had time to focus on the label, producing and my health. I was getting sick pretty often from all the flying, jet lag and hectic schedules. I really have missed touring, but I think that 2020 made us rethink the way of life we were leading before the pandemic, and reinforce what is important to us. It definitely made us realise what we were taking for granted as well. Besides that I had an amazing time with family in Switzerland that I'm so grateful for.      As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   As my sound and brand are heavily influenced by nature, this is a topic I think is very important. Discussions and efforts within the music industry and also outside of it are moving in the right direction I feel. I’m glad it has become become much more of a conscious topic.     Tell us about your recently released single 3-track Monsoon EP.    I really just wanted to breathe life and energy into the new year with the Monsoon EP. I think it’s quite a fresh sound throughout the EP.      How does your research process work when preparing a new set to play? Do you like to include a lot of new unknown talents as well and their music, if so where do you source these tracks?   It actually depends on the venue and also the slot I am playing as to how I prepare. When you only have an hour, you have to be a littlemore calculated in what you play.  It is a very short time and I do really enjoy taking the crowd on a proper journey through my sounds, so would always be happier with a longer set. For me a record is actually much more attractive if it’s unknown or by smaller artists, than as if every other DJ plays that track too.    I like to support unknown and fresh talent, which goes hand in hand with my label.      What track do you keep re-listening to at the moment and why?   I really enjoy Deviu - Go On. It was a release on our label some time ago and I still hooked. Such a trip that track.      Can you tell me more about your label Purified Records and what do you have coming out next?    We launched the label in late 2019 as the final piece of the puzzle (I think!) to the Purified brand. The label represents the sounds and styles of my radio show, and releases music from both up-and-coming & established producers that have played at our events. Our most recent release is 'Purified Selections’, which is a 11-track compilation that showcases music from lesser known acts whose music we want to give a platform to be discovered.    Up next we have Italian duo Moonwalk debuting with their massive ‘Rapture' EP. 

In conversation with Folamour
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In conversation with Folamour

Music We had a great time speaking with musician Folamour.     What can we expect from your upcoming album?   You can expect a piece of my life with what might be my most diverse project yet. I tried to tell a story while sharing memories and moments I experienced and it took many genres to succeed!     What process did you undergo to create the new tracks? Did the lockdown and the whole situation in 2020 inspire you?   I started an evolution in the way I’m creating my music since my first album and this one surely was completely different from my first two albums. On this one, I decided to go deeper in writing songs and lyrics, also pushing more and more on the instruments I’m using in the process. On this album, I used strings, trumpet, guitar, live drums and many other instruments on most songs which was a challenge but I consider it a success!     The lockdown surely helped the album to become what it is now. At the start of the first French lockdown I thought the album was 90% finished but it largely changed with the coming months. It made me able to add 3 songs on which I’m singing myself.     The first single ‘Just Want Happiness’ also came with a stunning music video, where did you get the inspiration from to create these visuals?   Each song being a specific story part of the whole tale, I have clear visuals in my mind of what the music represents, making it easier for me to create everything surrounding it visually. On ‘Just Want Happiness’, I wanted to tell that story of how we can get exhausted by big cities life, overcrowded places, noises, loneliness, emotionally drained, and how losing happiness and your purpose can lead to an adventure bringing you to the next chapter of your life. This is the story we created for the music video, also we thought that the fire would be a great way to represent that weight many of us are carrying nowadays.     How was it to do all the stunts yourself? What did it feel like?   It felt great ! I always try to stay true to what I do and using FXs was not an option, I would have prefered to tell the story another way than faking the fire. In my mind, the shooting of the music video was, in a very « meta » way, exactly the story we wanted to tell because of the same way the character was trying to find a new breath to survive his pain, trying to go to the end of his trip, hoping for an answer. I was also trying to go through the shooting, to do what I had to do until the very last scene to express my ideas as I created them.     Your latest single ‘The Journey’ features Zeke Manyika and was written in Shona, one of the 16 official languages of Zimbabwe where Zeke is from. When you produced the track, did you already have an idea of the voice and language you wanted on it?   Of course, yes. When I produced the instrumental I already had a clear view on what I wanted and as soon as I heard Zeke’s voice, it was obvious to me that it was meant to be him! When we started working on the lyrics, I already had most of the story I wanted to tell and it was great to work with him to find the right way to do it.     Your upcoming album ‘The Journey’ will also feature SG Lewis and Tertia May, how was it to collaborate with these artists?   I love SG and Tertia, it’s such a pleasure to have them on the album. Both collaborations were pretty spontaneous, just listening to the instrumental I made, together in a studio, and then talking for hours about the theme and the angle we wanted to go with. Then just getting taken by the flow. I can’t wait for people to hear these two songs.     What else can we expect from you this year?   It will depend on how the situation evolves but I worked on a special show that I would love to present this year if it’s allowed, and safe for my people. Besides that, I’ll share more music videos introducing songs from the album, more music and surprises that I’ll be keeping secret a bit longer.     Where would you like to play your first show once we’re all allowed to party again?   I would love for it to happen in London or Paris. I have a special connection with these two cities and I can feel it would be something special. But honestly, at this point, I know it will be absolutely unforgettable anywhere on this planet after all this time away from each other!   We had a great time speaking with musician Folamour.     What can we expect from your upcoming album?   You can expect a piece of my life with what might be my most diverse project yet. I tried to tell a story while sharing memories and moments I experienced and it took many genres to succeed!     What process did you undergo to create the new tracks? Did the lockdown and the whole situation in 2020 inspire you?   I started an evolution in the way I’m creating my music since my first album and this one surely was completely different from my first two albums. On this one, I decided to go deeper in writing songs and lyrics, also pushing more and more on the instruments I’m using in the process. On this album, I used strings, trumpet, guitar, live drums and many other instruments on most songs which was a challenge but I consider it a success!     The lockdown surely helped the album to become what it is now. At the start of the first French lockdown I thought the album was 90% finished but it largely changed with the coming months. It made me able to add 3 songs on which I’m singing myself.     The first single ‘Just Want Happiness’ also came with a stunning music video, where did you get the inspiration from to create these visuals?   Each song being a specific story part of the whole tale, I have clear visuals in my mind of what the music represents, making it easier for me to create everything surrounding it visually. On ‘Just Want Happiness’, I wanted to tell that story of how we can get exhausted by big cities life, overcrowded places, noises, loneliness, emotionally drained, and how losing happiness and your purpose can lead to an adventure bringing you to the next chapter of your life. This is the story we created for the music video, also we thought that the fire would be a great way to represent that weight many of us are carrying nowadays.     How was it to do all the stunts yourself? What did it feel like?   It felt great ! I always try to stay true to what I do and using FXs was not an option, I would have prefered to tell the story another way than faking the fire. In my mind, the shooting of the music video was, in a very « meta » way, exactly the story we wanted to tell because of the same way the character was trying to find a new breath to survive his pain, trying to go to the end of his trip, hoping for an answer. I was also trying to go through the shooting, to do what I had to do until the very last scene to express my ideas as I created them.     Your latest single ‘The Journey’ features Zeke Manyika and was written in Shona, one of the 16 official languages of Zimbabwe where Zeke is from. When you produced the track, did you already have an idea of the voice and language you wanted on it?   Of course, yes. When I produced the instrumental I already had a clear view on what I wanted and as soon as I heard Zeke’s voice, it was obvious to me that it was meant to be him! When we started working on the lyrics, I already had most of the story I wanted to tell and it was great to work with him to find the right way to do it.     Your upcoming album ‘The Journey’ will also feature SG Lewis and Tertia May, how was it to collaborate with these artists?   I love SG and Tertia, it’s such a pleasure to have them on the album. Both collaborations were pretty spontaneous, just listening to the instrumental I made, together in a studio, and then talking for hours about the theme and the angle we wanted to go with. Then just getting taken by the flow. I can’t wait for people to hear these two songs.     What else can we expect from you this year?   It will depend on how the situation evolves but I worked on a special show that I would love to present this year if it’s allowed, and safe for my people. Besides that, I’ll share more music videos introducing songs from the album, more music and surprises that I’ll be keeping secret a bit longer.     Where would you like to play your first show once we’re all allowed to party again?   I would love for it to happen in London or Paris. I have a special connection with these two cities and I can feel it would be something special. But honestly, at this point, I know it will be absolutely unforgettable anywhere on this planet after all this time away from each other!  

In conversation with Andrew Pololos
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In conversation with Andrew Pololos

Music ANDREW POLOLOS RINGS IN SUMMERTIME WITH  DEBUT ALBUM, UNTIL WE DANCE. FEATURING HIT SINGLES, ‘ALL FOR YOU’ & ‘CONTROL’. OUT NOW VIA AQUARIUS RECORDS.     We had a pleasure speaking to him about the newly releasd debut album which you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1zeEJ7GQKt5oQrpQBzjuJG?si=lwq2BpvuSoaqjX3_xqFcng       Congrats on the release of your debut album 'Until We Dance'! Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration and production process behind the project?   Thank you very much ANDREW POLOLOS RINGS IN SUMMERTIME WITH  DEBUT ALBUM, UNTIL WE DANCE. FEATURING HIT SINGLES, ‘ALL FOR YOU’ & ‘CONTROL’. OUT NOW VIA AQUARIUS RECORDS.     We had a pleasure speaking to him about the newly releasd debut album which you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1zeEJ7GQKt5oQrpQBzjuJG?si=lwq2BpvuSoaqjX3_xqFcng       Congrats on the release of your debut album 'Until We Dance'! Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration and production process behind the project?   Thank you very much

CAMP KUBRICK DROP SOPHOMORE SINGLE 'FALLING FOR YOU'
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CAMP KUBRICK DROP SOPHOMORE SINGLE 'FALLING FOR YOU'

Music Don Diablo and Denzel Chain are back with their sophomore single as 80s-inspired pop duo Camp Kubrick ‘Falling for You’ – out now on HEXAGON.      The second release to come from the pair, ‘Falling For You’ will serve up pure nostalgia no matter your age. Another perfect pop production, Don and Denzel combine glittery synths, old-school drums and emotive vocals to take fans on a sonic voyage all the way back to the era it’s inspired by.      Don Diablo: "Camp Kubrick is the band I always wanted to start when I was a kid. Feeling incredibly blessed to work with the talented Denzel as well as a group of amazing guest musicians to bring this project to life in the most organic way. After the release of our first single "Johnny's Online" we wanted to take our time to write as much new music as possible, so we can build things properly and without pressure. We put a lot of love into 'Falling For You' and are beyond excited to finally share our second single which showcases another side of our CK sound, once again combining fresh vibes with nostalgia."     Just one of numerous side projects for the Don of future house, Camp Kubrick was born from their mutual love for the carefree, feel-good pop from the past. Inspired by some of the greats of the period across the music and film realms– their name is a nod to legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick – Camp Kubrick are set on bringing the fun, feel-good vibes of the past back to the future. Don Diablo and Denzel Chain are back with their sophomore single as 80s-inspired pop duo Camp Kubrick ‘Falling for You’ – out now on HEXAGON.      The second release to come from the pair, ‘Falling For You’ will serve up pure nostalgia no matter your age. Another perfect pop production, Don and Denzel combine glittery synths, old-school drums and emotive vocals to take fans on a sonic voyage all the way back to the era it’s inspired by.      Don Diablo: "Camp Kubrick is the band I always wanted to start when I was a kid. Feeling incredibly blessed to work with the talented Denzel as well as a group of amazing guest musicians to bring this project to life in the most organic way. After the release of our first single "Johnny's Online" we wanted to take our time to write as much new music as possible, so we can build things properly and without pressure. We put a lot of love into 'Falling For You' and are beyond excited to finally share our second single which showcases another side of our CK sound, once again combining fresh vibes with nostalgia."     Just one of numerous side projects for the Don of future house, Camp Kubrick was born from their mutual love for the carefree, feel-good pop from the past. Inspired by some of the greats of the period across the music and film realms– their name is a nod to legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick – Camp Kubrick are set on bringing the fun, feel-good vibes of the past back to the future.

In conversation with Tayahna Walcott
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In conversation with Tayahna Walcott

Music Last week we had a delight speaking to a very talented musician & face of Tommy Jeans campaign Tayahna Walcott.       Tayahna: My name is Tayahna. I go by the artist name Talia Goddess,18 years young from Brooklyn New York, singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, Model, creative entrepreneur, well, super passionate about the arts and incorporating that into my contributions to the world and pushing culture forward.   Timi: Well, love it! You do a lot of things for an age of 18 already, pretty impressive I must say that. Actually, if I may ask you on that as well. How has it been working on creative projects during this time for you? Has it been any limiting with so much more time not being able to travel or perform as much?   Tayahna: It had its blessings and curses especially because I graduated high school 2020 last year and then taking a gap year from school. So it's really been like a lot of time. And what I've decided, just like to have this opportunity to like really hone in and focus on my art form in my career, but then in a pandemic.. It’s allowed a lot of reflection and also just like really working on my craft. And for that, I'm grateful. I will say, my first love was performing, I started off as a performer, competing at competitions and all of that, so like a big aspect of my artistry and my connection to my music and others is through performance. So that's been like a big punch in the chest. But I'm excited to get back, you know. I'm excited when the world reopens. It seems super abstract but I mean it's all like taking it day by day.   Timi: Totally I can connect to a lot of those things, so I totally get it. Like you said, ups and downs, it's been definitely a time to reflect, also to find new ways of creativity and creativity has also changed to something more meaningful, in my opinion. So it really matters what your message is, what the story behind everything you do is. People really connect to that more than ever before. Luckily, I think that's good and positive, especially in the music or in fashion or film industries or entertainment in general. I think it's definitely correct. What's your connection with Tommy Jeans and how did the collaboration with Tommy Jeans start?   Tayahna: So this actually happened I wanna say in the summer. It was actually really crazy because like the whole, like modeling, film and content industry is like how do we navigate, like doing shoots and stuff in a pandemic. So I really comment Tommy Jeans for being super innovative in the sense of being in touch with people in Amsterdam, it’s kind of like, we trust you here in New York. We're going to give you the creative liberties to sort of create your own sort of world and take on, you know, Tommy Jeans, the brand. So just giving me that creative freedom to make a song that I did for them up to speed and everything that was super super dope and this is really incorporating my art form into working with that. And so I'm super grateful for that. And it also, I guess, as a pioneer, just how I think major brands should work with artists and creatives because like usually, you know, there's like a strict mood board and do this, do that. But actually like me  being representative of talent and stuff like that, just allowing them to create what they want is something that I think Tommy Jeans did really, really well. And so I'm really grateful for that. Tommy Hilfiger as a brand has always been involved in Hip Hop. Aliyah, Biggie Smalls, like all these artists, like Playboy, like doing all these things that it's like hip hop and culture and music. And so just sort of being that same sort of way. And it's like really, really dope.   Timi: Awesome pleasure. Pleasure speaking to you. Excited to ask you more questions. Can you tell me among all of your let’s say music and projects which project embodies your personality the most?    Tayahna: My personality. Honestly, I think I usually make love songs because I'm usually in love or I’m looking. But I think it’s the most true reflection of that sort of like rollercoaster, because like one day I'm like, oh, my God. Like, is something wrong with me? Like, how could she leave me, you know? But then I'm like I say, you know, like she's really missing out, I'm feeling myself and all of that. I think that also translates into, like, my art form, because there are times especially that like I produce, I create everything myself. It’s like my baby, you know. So I'm super cautious and protective over my work and share that with people. So I think it’s just a little bit like that, sort of like push me pull sort of like come into my self. My identity is something that I think is translated into that song really well, translated into my music. It’s getting better, you know, slowly, just realizing like this is my purpose. This is meant to be I just need believing in myself. So, yeah, check out “Never wanna fall” out now.      Timi: I’ll check it out totally. I love it it's really inspiring for 18. I mean, you have really good perspective. So keep going, keep dreaming, keep working hard. That's all I can say. I'm not that much older than you. But that’s the only way really. Another note, what gives you confidence and what is your personal motto in life, especially now?   Tayahna: Honestly, what gives me confidence is isolation. Just really being with myself and allowances to just like feel out all my feelings because there's always like a bunch of turbulent thoughts and everything about myself, especially as a public figure. And I try to imagine what others think of me. And it is kind of stepping back from that and just really just being content with myself and happy with myself and also just self-love. You know, it's like just a sort of a layer of protection and just security in my soul. So this has also been a major take away from this pandemic, just like having enough time.And you know, like I'm a pretty chill person, like it doesn't hurt to get cute every now and then, you know, pop out. My confidence isn’t rooted in that it is rooted much deeper in how I think how I feel, just like how I can help others and just be of service to people. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Connect confidence to personal motto. So motivation let’s say.   Tayahna: So I've been saying this like nonstop, but it's really just honestly kind of propelled in launching my career fully, just this phrase progress, not perfection. And I think especially in developing my craft and developing my sound and understanding what type of trajectory I want to go in. It doesn’t need to be perfect in order to what you see or what you want to be like. But it's all a process. I always forget I'm really young. At the end it’s the journey that counts it’s not really the destination because who knows where the destination is, you know? So that's been like my motto that's been keeping me going and not being too hard on myself.    Timi: Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career? If there is one thing you could name.   Tayahna: I've had a lot of pivotal figures in my life. I mean, obviously the first thing that comes in line is like my mom because she's like super supportive, like my entire life, just like very supportive of the arts and my creative interests, you know, really foster in that. So I'm like, so, so grateful for it because, like, she's just like, I guess has created a safe space for me to be myself, especially like coming to terms with my sexuality. I wanted to do music and even thinking about school because I'm also a first generation immigrants. And to have that sort of liberty to choose my own live, you know, is something I'm eternally grateful for because there's not a lot of parents allow their kids to really be free and to explore and find themselves and you know I’ve learned a lot.   Timi: Me too. I can connect to the exact same experience, that’s a good feeling. But not everyone is that fortunate, obviously, like you said. So it's good to have support, especially from your family and friends and people who are close around you.    Timi: What is the most daring thing you did? And tell us something that you wouldn't normally mention on your résumé? Let’s say recently.   Tayahna: I had a bunch of these (laughs). But I recently traveled alone for the first time I took this spontaneous trip to Miami just to sort of like reflect. I guess one travelling in that times is crazy and then two by myself, it's also crazy. And then I also stayed in the hostel, which is triple crazy. So I was like, what am I getting myself into? But I met so many dope people and even though, I kind of wanted to sort of get away from myself, as a stranger, like my music doesn't matter. Nothing matters. I was here for the vibes. I was attracting so many dope people and taking risks and letting myself be open to, you know, to new places and new energies and trust in the attraction of the right people. So that was really, really fun and exciting. Like I got lit with everyone. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Something that is not on your resume, something fun that you wouldn't write normally just on the paper or say first thing about yourself.   Tayahna: Oh, well, I guess that's what's fun for me. But I do all of my graphics myself. So the cover art for my single I did. And most of my work I do just I'm basically a dork. So like anything technological and creative, I get my hands on it and I'm gonna to figure it out. So that’s super cool. I'm not really a graphic designer or anything. But, you know, I play around that’s super fun just sort of allows me to, this is the story, create like a fantasy, sort of like I said to myself, you know, things like that.   Timi: But I must say, I mean, having graphic design knowledge is always a good thing, longterm. I'm trying to learn more myself as well, because I've always been on the other way. That’s the step further. I prepare, but I don't execute that part exactly like the graphic designer. But that’s something really good nowadays to have as a skill and as a interest. And obviously you have to have passion for it. Let me ask you, why music how did your story with music start?   Tayahna: So both of my parents are big music lovers. My dad is actually a D.J. and my mom used to sing in a band with her sisters. They used to sing Lover's Rock and my dad is from Guyana. So I grew up in like a Caribbean sort of UK crossover environment of music and sounds and things like that. So I grew up in a musical environment, always had family get togethers, and I was always dancing. So I started off as a dancer. I used to perform I used to compete. And I was just like being able to move whatever audience or get people to feel good or just, you know, I can just create that sort of synergy. So that's just that's where the music is from. Because I think, being a performer and being an artist allows me to do that, allows me to sort of stimulate people's emotions and get their brains like even scientifically music stimulates a lot of your brain, you know. Performing and djing and doing events and all of that it’s sort of getting people together and just that's sort of like community oriented, you know, feel good, like be present in the moment, so it stems from my childhood. And that was like what my family was upbringing and I just wanting to extend that and also express myself through that.   Timi: Cool. And I have in conclusion, a question about your upcoming projects for this year. Would you already be able to share with us and what's coming up?     Tayahna: The first single dropped today on the 26thand it’s called “Never wanna fall”. And the entire EP is written and produced by me. And it really just encapsulates I would select like my high school years and to sort of like going through love, going through growth, like pain, politically charged, you know, with everything going on and just like really understanding my identity in the world. So it definitely touches all those sort of things. And especially as I embark on this new chapter of my life that I would like to be with 18 now. And now I'm excited for future projects. But “Poster Girl” is the debut EP coming out in April. And stay tuned.        Last week we had a delight speaking to a very talented musician & face of Tommy Jeans campaign Tayahna Walcott.       Tayahna: My name is Tayahna. I go by the artist name Talia Goddess,18 years young from Brooklyn New York, singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, Model, creative entrepreneur, well, super passionate about the arts and incorporating that into my contributions to the world and pushing culture forward.   Timi: Well, love it! You do a lot of things for an age of 18 already, pretty impressive I must say that. Actually, if I may ask you on that as well. How has it been working on creative projects during this time for you? Has it been any limiting with so much more time not being able to travel or perform as much?   Tayahna: It had its blessings and curses especially because I graduated high school 2020 last year and then taking a gap year from school. So it's really been like a lot of time. And what I've decided, just like to have this opportunity to like really hone in and focus on my art form in my career, but then in a pandemic.. It’s allowed a lot of reflection and also just like really working on my craft. And for that, I'm grateful. I will say, my first love was performing, I started off as a performer, competing at competitions and all of that, so like a big aspect of my artistry and my connection to my music and others is through performance. So that's been like a big punch in the chest. But I'm excited to get back, you know. I'm excited when the world reopens. It seems super abstract but I mean it's all like taking it day by day.   Timi: Totally I can connect to a lot of those things, so I totally get it. Like you said, ups and downs, it's been definitely a time to reflect, also to find new ways of creativity and creativity has also changed to something more meaningful, in my opinion. So it really matters what your message is, what the story behind everything you do is. People really connect to that more than ever before. Luckily, I think that's good and positive, especially in the music or in fashion or film industries or entertainment in general. I think it's definitely correct. What's your connection with Tommy Jeans and how did the collaboration with Tommy Jeans start?   Tayahna: So this actually happened I wanna say in the summer. It was actually really crazy because like the whole, like modeling, film and content industry is like how do we navigate, like doing shoots and stuff in a pandemic. So I really comment Tommy Jeans for being super innovative in the sense of being in touch with people in Amsterdam, it’s kind of like, we trust you here in New York. We're going to give you the creative liberties to sort of create your own sort of world and take on, you know, Tommy Jeans, the brand. So just giving me that creative freedom to make a song that I did for them up to speed and everything that was super super dope and this is really incorporating my art form into working with that. And so I'm super grateful for that. And it also, I guess, as a pioneer, just how I think major brands should work with artists and creatives because like usually, you know, there's like a strict mood board and do this, do that. But actually like me  being representative of talent and stuff like that, just allowing them to create what they want is something that I think Tommy Jeans did really, really well. And so I'm really grateful for that. Tommy Hilfiger as a brand has always been involved in Hip Hop. Aliyah, Biggie Smalls, like all these artists, like Playboy, like doing all these things that it's like hip hop and culture and music. And so just sort of being that same sort of way. And it's like really, really dope.   Timi: Awesome pleasure. Pleasure speaking to you. Excited to ask you more questions. Can you tell me among all of your let’s say music and projects which project embodies your personality the most?    Tayahna: My personality. Honestly, I think I usually make love songs because I'm usually in love or I’m looking. But I think it’s the most true reflection of that sort of like rollercoaster, because like one day I'm like, oh, my God. Like, is something wrong with me? Like, how could she leave me, you know? But then I'm like I say, you know, like she's really missing out, I'm feeling myself and all of that. I think that also translates into, like, my art form, because there are times especially that like I produce, I create everything myself. It’s like my baby, you know. So I'm super cautious and protective over my work and share that with people. So I think it’s just a little bit like that, sort of like push me pull sort of like come into my self. My identity is something that I think is translated into that song really well, translated into my music. It’s getting better, you know, slowly, just realizing like this is my purpose. This is meant to be I just need believing in myself. So, yeah, check out “Never wanna fall” out now.      Timi: I’ll check it out totally. I love it it's really inspiring for 18. I mean, you have really good perspective. So keep going, keep dreaming, keep working hard. That's all I can say. I'm not that much older than you. But that’s the only way really. Another note, what gives you confidence and what is your personal motto in life, especially now?   Tayahna: Honestly, what gives me confidence is isolation. Just really being with myself and allowances to just like feel out all my feelings because there's always like a bunch of turbulent thoughts and everything about myself, especially as a public figure. And I try to imagine what others think of me. And it is kind of stepping back from that and just really just being content with myself and happy with myself and also just self-love. You know, it's like just a sort of a layer of protection and just security in my soul. So this has also been a major take away from this pandemic, just like having enough time.And you know, like I'm a pretty chill person, like it doesn't hurt to get cute every now and then, you know, pop out. My confidence isn’t rooted in that it is rooted much deeper in how I think how I feel, just like how I can help others and just be of service to people. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Connect confidence to personal motto. So motivation let’s say.   Tayahna: So I've been saying this like nonstop, but it's really just honestly kind of propelled in launching my career fully, just this phrase progress, not perfection. And I think especially in developing my craft and developing my sound and understanding what type of trajectory I want to go in. It doesn’t need to be perfect in order to what you see or what you want to be like. But it's all a process. I always forget I'm really young. At the end it’s the journey that counts it’s not really the destination because who knows where the destination is, you know? So that's been like my motto that's been keeping me going and not being too hard on myself.    Timi: Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career? If there is one thing you could name.   Tayahna: I've had a lot of pivotal figures in my life. I mean, obviously the first thing that comes in line is like my mom because she's like super supportive, like my entire life, just like very supportive of the arts and my creative interests, you know, really foster in that. So I'm like, so, so grateful for it because, like, she's just like, I guess has created a safe space for me to be myself, especially like coming to terms with my sexuality. I wanted to do music and even thinking about school because I'm also a first generation immigrants. And to have that sort of liberty to choose my own live, you know, is something I'm eternally grateful for because there's not a lot of parents allow their kids to really be free and to explore and find themselves and you know I’ve learned a lot.   Timi: Me too. I can connect to the exact same experience, that’s a good feeling. But not everyone is that fortunate, obviously, like you said. So it's good to have support, especially from your family and friends and people who are close around you.    Timi: What is the most daring thing you did? And tell us something that you wouldn't normally mention on your résumé? Let’s say recently.   Tayahna: I had a bunch of these (laughs). But I recently traveled alone for the first time I took this spontaneous trip to Miami just to sort of like reflect. I guess one travelling in that times is crazy and then two by myself, it's also crazy. And then I also stayed in the hostel, which is triple crazy. So I was like, what am I getting myself into? But I met so many dope people and even though, I kind of wanted to sort of get away from myself, as a stranger, like my music doesn't matter. Nothing matters. I was here for the vibes. I was attracting so many dope people and taking risks and letting myself be open to, you know, to new places and new energies and trust in the attraction of the right people. So that was really, really fun and exciting. Like I got lit with everyone. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Something that is not on your resume, something fun that you wouldn't write normally just on the paper or say first thing about yourself.   Tayahna: Oh, well, I guess that's what's fun for me. But I do all of my graphics myself. So the cover art for my single I did. And most of my work I do just I'm basically a dork. So like anything technological and creative, I get my hands on it and I'm gonna to figure it out. So that’s super cool. I'm not really a graphic designer or anything. But, you know, I play around that’s super fun just sort of allows me to, this is the story, create like a fantasy, sort of like I said to myself, you know, things like that.   Timi: But I must say, I mean, having graphic design knowledge is always a good thing, longterm. I'm trying to learn more myself as well, because I've always been on the other way. That’s the step further. I prepare, but I don't execute that part exactly like the graphic designer. But that’s something really good nowadays to have as a skill and as a interest. And obviously you have to have passion for it. Let me ask you, why music how did your story with music start?   Tayahna: So both of my parents are big music lovers. My dad is actually a D.J. and my mom used to sing in a band with her sisters. They used to sing Lover's Rock and my dad is from Guyana. So I grew up in like a Caribbean sort of UK crossover environment of music and sounds and things like that. So I grew up in a musical environment, always had family get togethers, and I was always dancing. So I started off as a dancer. I used to perform I used to compete. And I was just like being able to move whatever audience or get people to feel good or just, you know, I can just create that sort of synergy. So that's just that's where the music is from. Because I think, being a performer and being an artist allows me to do that, allows me to sort of stimulate people's emotions and get their brains like even scientifically music stimulates a lot of your brain, you know. Performing and djing and doing events and all of that it’s sort of getting people together and just that's sort of like community oriented, you know, feel good, like be present in the moment, so it stems from my childhood. And that was like what my family was upbringing and I just wanting to extend that and also express myself through that.   Timi: Cool. And I have in conclusion, a question about your upcoming projects for this year. Would you already be able to share with us and what's coming up?     Tayahna: The first single dropped today on the 26thand it’s called “Never wanna fall”. And the entire EP is written and produced by me. And it really just encapsulates I would select like my high school years and to sort of like going through love, going through growth, like pain, politically charged, you know, with everything going on and just like really understanding my identity in the world. So it definitely touches all those sort of things. And especially as I embark on this new chapter of my life that I would like to be with 18 now. And now I'm excited for future projects. But “Poster Girl” is the debut EP coming out in April. And stay tuned.       

LONDON GRAMMAR RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE HOW DOES IT FEEL TODAY ON MINISTRY OF SOUND
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LONDON GRAMMAR RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE HOW DOES IT FEEL TODAY ON MINISTRY OF SOUND

Music London Grammar have examined the demons of the past and identified a clearer path forward – one that lies in Hannah taking her place as the true leader of London Grammar, giving her the space to push back against the sexism she’s faced near-daily in her career. This shift in dynamic may see her giving the fans what they deserve, but more importantly, she’s giving herself what she deserves too” - NME     “The ethereal lead single from the band’s forthcoming third album, Californian Soil, is an enchanting mix of Florence, the xx and Stevie Nicks…and London Grammar, obviously” - The Guardian Guide Track of the Week     “The London three-piece serve up a powerful reminder of how gripping their swirling, ambient electronica can be” - Sunday Times Culture     “An uplifting return for the British trio, with Hannah Reid’s pure vocals floating over an electronic backing that heads towards classic house music” - The Times       London Grammar today release their brand new single How Does It Feel, which sees frontwoman Hannah Reid channel a side of London Grammar fans haven’t seen before. The single, which is co-produced by Brit award winning writer and producer Steve Mac - known for his work with some of the most prolific names in pop - premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio 1 last night and arrives just a few weeks ahead of the release of Californian Soil, the brand new studio album from the band, out April 16 on Ministry Of Sound.     Of the single, Hannah Reid said, “I’ve always loved pop music. Some of my favourite writers and singers are female, many who are younger than me but who are absolutely smashing the pop world with amazing songs. This song started off as an experiment, and ended up being one of my favourites on the record. Along with our alternative side, this creates a light and shade on our album that I’ve always wanted to achieve.”     Listen to How Does It Feel here.     London Grammar will play their biggest headline tour to date this November, which includes two night’s at London’s Alexandra Palace. Pre-sale tickets sold out instantly upon release, followed swiftly by general sale tickets which sold out in record time. All dates are now sold out. London Grammar have examined the demons of the past and identified a clearer path forward – one that lies in Hannah taking her place as the true leader of London Grammar, giving her the space to push back against the sexism she’s faced near-daily in her career. This shift in dynamic may see her giving the fans what they deserve, but more importantly, she’s giving herself what she deserves too” - NME     “The ethereal lead single from the band’s forthcoming third album, Californian Soil, is an enchanting mix of Florence, the xx and Stevie Nicks…and London Grammar, obviously” - The Guardian Guide Track of the Week     “The London three-piece serve up a powerful reminder of how gripping their swirling, ambient electronica can be” - Sunday Times Culture     “An uplifting return for the British trio, with Hannah Reid’s pure vocals floating over an electronic backing that heads towards classic house music” - The Times       London Grammar today release their brand new single How Does It Feel, which sees frontwoman Hannah Reid channel a side of London Grammar fans haven’t seen before. The single, which is co-produced by Brit award winning writer and producer Steve Mac - known for his work with some of the most prolific names in pop - premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio 1 last night and arrives just a few weeks ahead of the release of Californian Soil, the brand new studio album from the band, out April 16 on Ministry Of Sound.     Of the single, Hannah Reid said, “I’ve always loved pop music. Some of my favourite writers and singers are female, many who are younger than me but who are absolutely smashing the pop world with amazing songs. This song started off as an experiment, and ended up being one of my favourites on the record. Along with our alternative side, this creates a light and shade on our album that I’ve always wanted to achieve.”     Listen to How Does It Feel here.     London Grammar will play their biggest headline tour to date this November, which includes two night’s at London’s Alexandra Palace. Pre-sale tickets sold out instantly upon release, followed swiftly by general sale tickets which sold out in record time. All dates are now sold out.

Robbert Doelwijt Jr. directs short documentaries about the creative community in the Bijlmer
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Robbert Doelwijt Jr. directs short documentaries about the creative community in the Bijlmer

Music The importance should not be forgotten. Especially given the difficult period that the cultural sector is currently going through. That is why the city of Amsterdam came up with "Uitgelicht", a series of short documentaries directed by Robbert Doelwijt Jr. Stadsdeel Zuidoost (a borough in Amsterdam) celebrates the various cultural institutions and artists that make valuable contributions to society in this new series.     A moment in the light   In each episode of the short docs, an artist who is associated with a cultural institution in Amsterdam Southeast is put in the limelight. “Every artist or creative deserves a moment in the light.  That’s what I wanted to capture.”,says Doelwijt Jr., who recently joined production company Vigics. The films capture the thoughts of these artists andshowcase the perspective of the cultural institutions on their practice. Robbert: “It is extremely important that people speak from within the community. Those voices are there, as you can see. That is why I find it extra special that I have been able to direct these films and can finally share my insider's perspective of the Bijlmer”.     The first episode, which you can watch here, is about the Bijlmer/Parktheater. The theater has been committed to innovation, inclusiveness and stimulating creativity and development ever since the opening in 2009. The episode features former director Ernestine Comvalius and current director Jolanda Spoel amongst others.   Episode two will be online on Monday, March 15. The second episode will be about OSCAM, the museum platform for art, fashion, design, craftsmanship and development, which is mainly committed to the youth, to inspire and connect the youth in Amsterdam Southeast.       Community De Bijlmer has a rich collection of cultural institutions that stimulate new talent and provide a platform. Robbert was able to experience this himself and shares this story from that perspective. He says: “As a young creative in the Bijlmer, among others, Marian Duff and Ernestine Comvalius were definitely a part of me being able to develop myself professionally. People like them have always been here building up the wealth in the community. And they do it with and for the community. I think it is super beautiful and powerful that there are so many people here in the Bijlmer that give new talent the right tools and provide them with a stage to share it with the rest of the world.”.       Robbert Doelwijt Jr. The 28-year-old Robbert Doelwijt Jr. is one of those talented undiscovered gems in the film world in Amsterdam. In his work he is always looking for the personal and emotional, creative stories through which he makes every subject recognizable to his viewers. Robbert is a self-taught filmmaker with an enormous work ethic who always manages to get to the heart of the story. Add to that his passion for film and his kindness and you understand why brands like Nike, Daily Paper and Umbro love to work with him. The importance should not be forgotten. Especially given the difficult period that the cultural sector is currently going through. That is why the city of Amsterdam came up with "Uitgelicht", a series of short documentaries directed by Robbert Doelwijt Jr. Stadsdeel Zuidoost (a borough in Amsterdam) celebrates the various cultural institutions and artists that make valuable contributions to society in this new series.     A moment in the light   In each episode of the short docs, an artist who is associated with a cultural institution in Amsterdam Southeast is put in the limelight. “Every artist or creative deserves a moment in the light.  That’s what I wanted to capture.”,says Doelwijt Jr., who recently joined production company Vigics. The films capture the thoughts of these artists andshowcase the perspective of the cultural institutions on their practice. Robbert: “It is extremely important that people speak from within the community. Those voices are there, as you can see. That is why I find it extra special that I have been able to direct these films and can finally share my insider's perspective of the Bijlmer”.     The first episode, which you can watch here, is about the Bijlmer/Parktheater. The theater has been committed to innovation, inclusiveness and stimulating creativity and development ever since the opening in 2009. The episode features former director Ernestine Comvalius and current director Jolanda Spoel amongst others.   Episode two will be online on Monday, March 15. The second episode will be about OSCAM, the museum platform for art, fashion, design, craftsmanship and development, which is mainly committed to the youth, to inspire and connect the youth in Amsterdam Southeast.       Community De Bijlmer has a rich collection of cultural institutions that stimulate new talent and provide a platform. Robbert was able to experience this himself and shares this story from that perspective. He says: “As a young creative in the Bijlmer, among others, Marian Duff and Ernestine Comvalius were definitely a part of me being able to develop myself professionally. People like them have always been here building up the wealth in the community. And they do it with and for the community. I think it is super beautiful and powerful that there are so many people here in the Bijlmer that give new talent the right tools and provide them with a stage to share it with the rest of the world.”.       Robbert Doelwijt Jr. The 28-year-old Robbert Doelwijt Jr. is one of those talented undiscovered gems in the film world in Amsterdam. In his work he is always looking for the personal and emotional, creative stories through which he makes every subject recognizable to his viewers. Robbert is a self-taught filmmaker with an enormous work ethic who always manages to get to the heart of the story. Add to that his passion for film and his kindness and you understand why brands like Nike, Daily Paper and Umbro love to work with him.

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