Rotterdam's thriving electronic music scene dates all the way back to the 1990s. Known for its industrial sound, which reflects its history as a major port and industrial center, the city has been home to many influential DJs and producers who have helped shape the electronic music landscape today.
Rotterdam is widely recognized as one of Europe's most popular destinations, with its strong ties to Manchester – both in terms of its industrial heritage and their shared renown for dance and clubbing. As such, the Dutch city made for an easy pick when The Warehouse Project announced that they would be bringing the club night to abroad for the first time in 2019.
The Warehouse Project's Rotterdam edition is a testament to the city's reputation as a hub for electronic music and a destination for music fans from all over Europe. This year's edition kicks off on April 28th and runs through the UK's May bank holiday weekend. The Warehouse Project are once again bringing some of the most exciting DJs to Rotterdam. Here are just a few highlights to check out.
Hailing from Manchester, Interplanetary Criminal is a DJ and producer who has been making waves in the underground music scene with his unique blend of UK garage, bassline, and techno sounds. One of his standout moments undoubtedly came last year when he collaborated with fellow Manchester-based artist Eliza Rose on the hit single and TikTok sensation "BOTA (Baddest Of Them All)".
In addition to "BOTA," Interplanetary Criminal has released a string of well-received tracks on various labels, including Shall Not Fade, Time Is Now, Dansu Discs, and Sneaker Social Club. He is also known for his energetic and eclectic DJ sets, which have earned him a reputation as a skilled and versatile performer.
Eclair Fifi is a Scottish DJ and producer known for her eclectic and genre-defying sets. Active in the music industry for over a decade, Eclair Fifi started DJing at the age of 16 and quickly gained a reputation for seamlessly blending a wide range of musical styles.
Her music combines elements of various genres, including techno, house, and R&B, and is characterized by its catchy melodies and driving rhythms. An esteemed radio host, Eclair Fifi has been involved in the London-based radio station NTS since day dot, showcasing both established and up-and-coming artists from across the electronic music spectrum.
Sally C is a Belfast-born DJ and radio presenter who moved to Berlin in 2015. Since then, she has become an integral part of the city's vibrant electronic music scene. Her main focus is classic house sounds, ranging from hip house to acid and techno to electro rollers. She has an excellent ear for iconic hidden gems that need more exposure, a talent she showcases in all her thrilling sets.
Since moving to Berlin, Sally C has played at various clubs and festivals across Europe, including Berghain, Tresor, and Dimensions Festival. Additionally, Sally hosts a show on Berlin's flourishing Refuge Worldwide community radio station.
In the summer of 2020, she launched label Big Saldo's Chunkers with a handful of tracks paying tribute to the golden age of hip house from 1988-1998, influenced by groundbreaking Black musicians such as Fast Eddie, Tyree and the late K-Hand. At The Warehouse Project, she’s sure to knock it out of the park again with a set of chunky, hip house and acid tracks. Her selection of classic yet obscure tracks is remarkable, and her sets make those old school tracks come alive once again.
Chloe Robinson, formerly known as DJ Barely Legal, first gained recognition for her work on the UK radio station Rinse FM, where she hosted her own show and showcased a diverse range of electronic music.
Last year, she made her production debut with DJ ADHD with their joint EP ‘Steamin' and it was a real showstopper. The tracks featured punchy bass kicks, 909 drums, and vigorous vocals that hollered without restraint, mirroring the hedonistic atmosphere of a rave escalating to its grand finale.
Speaking to Mixmag, she explained her DJing mantra: “Keep it fun—not too serious—and don’t have any rules.” We can’t wait to see what she cooks up for keen ravers at The Warehouse Project in Rotterdam.
Born and raised in Rotterdam, Nala Brown has been an integral part of the Dutch scene for the past few years. First making waves through frequent sets at MONO and with her Ampfeminine collective, Nala Brown's sets feature an eclectic mix of dynamic techno and colorful, deep club cuts. If her set at Boiler Room Festival in Amsterdam is anything to go by, she’ll whip up the crowd into a frenzy at The Warehouse Project.
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