Thursday November 22nd was the first edition of VUURDOOP, the brand new concept for our newest talents in House, to debut and shine on such a stage for the first time.
Five of our best new talented students in (tech-)house of all styles were selected to kick off our new concept at Radio Radio, the pop-up DJ-café at Westergas-area in Amsterdam. Radio Radio has become a prime name within months, by it's prominent DJ's and central place in the very heart of the Amsterdam scene.
'Vuurdoop' is the old-Dutch synonim for 'debuting', which is exactly what these talents will be doing:
Milow (winner Vynalized 2018)
Location: Radio Radio, Pazzanistraat 3, Amsterdam
More on FB: Radio Radio
DJ School Amsterdam offers every ambitious student the possibillity to play live. This is crucial to their development and an essential part of our courses. Our talents play at a wide variety of stages, ranging from low-key bars to the most prestigious clubs in Amsterdam.
Our first self-hosted Club Night was in 2010. We both organise our own events, and host stages at prime club nights and festivals. Between 2010 and 2018 we did 55 events on which over 200 of our talents performed.
Seeing our talents perform at our Club Nights is the highlight of our work as teachers. They climb the stage with a beating heart and usually get the real kick of performing after a few mixes. They are very often nothing but euphoric when they walk offstage again.
Performing live brings so many new insights to the learning curve of the students. They see what their music does to people and how it sounds on high volumes. Their song choice is critically received and they get the feel of anticipating an audience. Many times, after the first live gig, our students book another package of lessons to furtherenhance their skills to a level where they can fully control the dancefloor.