Kristel Van Iersel - The Netherlands
Name: Kristel Van Iersel
Location: The Netherlands
Occupation: Promoter, Writer & Content contributor at reviped.com (online dance magazine), CEO & Booking Agent - Manager at my own booking agency Midnight Music Agency
What's your summer hit 2012 so far?
My summer hit/anthem so far is Mikael Weermets Vs Bauer & Lanford - Out Of Control, released June 25th on Music Freedom. It's a progressive house track which is climbing the Beatport charts!
What events/festivals have you been to this summer (or going to)?
I've been to so many events/festivals so far in Holland as well as abroad. For example Subliminal Sessions with Erick Morillo and Carl Kennedy, and F*** Me I'm Famous with David Guetta and Nicky Romero both in Ibiza last month. Next up is Sensation Amsterdam followed by Extrema Outdoor (July 14th) and Tomorrowland Belgium (July 27th-29th). After that it's time for Dancevalley in Holland leading up to the final destination of Mysteryland or Creamfields in the UK. After that I will be going back to the white isle Ibiza.
Are there any big festivals in your town/area coming up?
Yes. For example Extrema Outdoor which is +/- 45 minute drive by car from my hometown. It's a huge festival which I am looking forward to every year. The line up consists of David Guetta, Luciano (3 hour set), Goldfish and many more. For more information about Extrema click here >
What are your highlights of the year so far? (Tracks, events, festivals, music news etc)
Good question. I've got so many personal highlights so far. Especially Ibiza last month which was also my first time there and I totally enjoyed it so I decided to go back this September. Below is a picture from the well known billboards over there. As you guys would have noticed I wasn't there only for fun and to relax but also Jay Mocio had his booking there at the Blue Marlin. Other highlights were the news that Mikael Weermets will be playing Tomorrowland, the start of my own company, the Energy event in Holland with the big lineup and much more.
There are so many tracks at the moment which you hear nonstop on the radio. Whistle by Flo Rida is one of them, Call Me A Spaceman by Hardwell feat. Mitch Crown (Vocal Version) and Avicii's Silhouettes.
International DJ Scene:
The few last weeks were a bit of a downer with major international artist in Holland but on July 7th we will have Dennis Ferrer, Mark Knight and Riva Starr here at Sensation, Basto, Nervo, Copyright and Rae at Zomerkriebels all in one weekend.
There is so much to come! The festival season is officially started and every weekend there's so much choice in festivals and beach parties. There are few to highlight of course beside Extrema Outdoor there's Lakedance. Why you guys should know about these two festivals is because these two are one of the best ones with some major local, national and international artists schedule to appear. At Lakedance you can find a Defected stage like every year with the best artists of the Defected roster.
This time I want to introduce one of my friends Guilliano. A Dutch DJ and producer who is definitely on a roll at the moment. A few weeks ago he released bootleg pack and now it was time to release a new single bootleg of Where Have You Been by Rihanna. Download here >
Guilliano is also performing in Europe this summer at places like Lloret De Mar (Spain), Sunnybeach (Bulgaria) and several sets in Morocco where he has his residency. For more information about Guilliano himself visit his website >
I absolutely love Once Upon A Time by Carl Kennedy feat Cheyenne. This time I want to put The Remixes Part 3 on the spotlight because they are all so amazing! I was finally able to see Carl Kennedy playing live in Ibiza and I was blown away by his performance. This track has amazing vocals and a very nice melody.
I absolutely love it! It's always a pleasure to see Carl Kennedy, Erick Morillo and other DJs playing these tracks.