Rogier Oostlander

Rogier Oostlander

Rogier Oostlander is the former editor-in-chief of Bassic Groove Magazine, one of the first magazines worldwide dedicated to house music culture in the early nineties. He now works as a record dealer and copywriter in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Frankie Knuckles

Ten reasons why Frankie Knuckles will live on forever

[separator type=”thin”] Pioneer. Inspirator. Godfather. Legend. Icon. Frankie Knuckles, who sadly passed away yesterday due to complications relating to diabetes, may well have been the biggest of them all. Knuckles was born in the South Bronx and started his career as a DJ alongside fellow…

808

Chicago Files: Spirit of the Black 808

[separator type=”thin”] Chicago Files 002 Episode two of our Chicago Files is a bit of an X-file. Last year Spirit of the Black 808 suddenly emerged from the depths of the electronic scene, but despite speculations the  true identity of this mysterious entity has yet…

Dave Clarke

ICONS; Dave Clarke – Wisdom to the Wise

[separator type=”thin”] ICONS; Dave Clarke – Wisdom to the Wise In the second half of the nineties, no one was bigger than Dave Clarke, setting new standards for European techno with his ‘Red’ trilogy and taking dancefloors by storm with his thunderous DJ-sets. Twenty years…

DJ Skull

Chicago Files:The return of DJ Skull

[separator type=”thin”] He’s been one of the true heroes of Chicago house music ever since he burst on the scene in the early nineties and achieved cult status with a series of now classic EP’s on the infamous Djax-Up-Beats label, but in the new century…

ICONS; Kevin Saunderson – The Groove That Won´t Stop

[separator type=”thin”] ICONS; Kevin Saunderson – The Groove That Won´t Stop It’s almost impossible to overestimate Kevin Saunderson’s influence on modern electronic music. Saunderson was instrumental in inventing techno in the mid-eighties with fellow pioneers Juan Atkins and Derrick May (a fellowship often referred to as…

Chez Damier instore @ Rush Hour

[separator type=”thin”] Amsterdam based music emporium Rush Hour has been gaining some serious notoriety over the years with their instore performances. This week alone they had Funkineven, Inkswell, Hunee, San Proper, Kid Sublime and the L.I.E.S. crew from New York crammed in the back of…

Kerri Chandler interview

ICONS; Kerri Chandler – Order Through Kaoz

[separator type=”thin”] Kerri Chandler is one of the most important innovators of modern deep house, soulful house and garage, serving as a major guiding light for the New York and New Jersey house music scenes for almost a quarter century. On Saturday the 5th of…