Kristel Van Iersel - The Netherlands

Kristel Van Iersel - The Netherlands

Name: Kristel van Iersel

Location: The Netherlands

Occupation: Promotor / Writer-content contributor for (online dance magazine) / CEO & Booking agent -Manager at my own DJ Bookings agency MMA. Midnight Music Agency.

Online: Facebook, Twitter

Biography: Hi, my name is Kristel and I am from The Netherlands. At the moment I am a writer for an online dance magazine and recently I started my own DJ Bookings agency, Midnight Music Agency. Before this step I had several internships and work experiences at one of the biggest agencies in Holland and worked at the biggest festivals. I love House music in general and all different styles. I personally love a mix of House/ Trance / Progressive House / Electro / Techno / Tech-House / Deep House / Minimal and so on. 

What’s your Strictly Rhythm? (All time favourite Strictly track)

Lil Mo Yin Yang - Reach (2008 Remixes) (Mark Knight Remix)

Music Scene: The following tracks are currently quite big here. 

Quintino & Sandro Silva – Epic this track keeps coming back in every set of almost every DJ and people keep going wild on it. 

Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic by djsandrosilva

The second one is In My Mind from Feenixpawl Ft. Georgi Kay (Axwell remix) this is a remix what you hear a lot in the clubs at the moment.  

International DJ Scene:

In March I went to Energy (better known as Trance Energy). Some of the big international DJ’s played there like Tiësto, Hardwell, Fedde le Grand, Michael Woods, Eric Prydz, Nervo, Nicky Romero and Sander van Doorn who did two sets one was a special set together with Lucy Taylor who also did the vocals for What Did I Do and many more. They were all amazing!

Earlier in March Erick Morillo was also in Holland to play at his own birthday bash at The Sand, unfortunately I wasen't there but I heard it was an unforgetable night!

Local Scene: 

There were a lot of massive events happening around my area this spring break including the biggest Trance event of Holland, ASOT500 by Armin van Buuren.

On the weekend of April 6/7/8th Paaspop took place, a festival which is not only about dance music but also pop related, dance music is just a small part of this festival. At this festival DJ’s like Hardwell, R3hab, Dannic, Joeysuki, Bassjackers, Sandro Silva and one of the headliners of these stages: Steve Aoki!  Paaspop could be seen as the kick start event of the festival season here in Holland.


My Scene:

For my first article with Strictly Rhythm, I want to share with you two very talented DJ’s/producers from Holland; Jay Mocio and Nilson.

Jay Mocio did a bootleg for the track Oreja – Vazilando which is now available for download. This bootleg has already been played more than 16,000 times. Please visit his Soundcloud here. Don't forget to check Tribal Jazz this will be one of the next releases on Moganga Records a sublabel of G-Rex from Labelowner and DJ/producer Gregor Salto.

Jay Mocio - Tribal Jazz (Original Mix) by Jay Mocio

Nilson has just released his track Looking for Love together with The 8th Note & Fenja which is currently climbing the Beatport chart. Looking for Love was released on March 26th on Cr2 Records. You find the link to the preview on his Soundcloud here where you can also find the link to buy his track on Beatport.

Nilson & The 8th Note Ft Fenja - Looking for love (Original Mix)[OUT NOW !] by nilson

Strictly Scene:

I'm loving the Chocolate Puma remix of Ben Westbeech’s latest single Same Thing. The vocal's are great and it's definitely a feel good track! 



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