Sometimes DJs are forced upon each other, playing back to back sets without really feeling one another. Linking artists as a marketing strategy doesn’t always work out as planned, which can really break an atmosphere. Somehow different is the relationship between two of our favourite DJ-buddies around, Sandrien and Carlos Valdes. They ran into each other on a party called Chemistry, which also happens be the word to describe the energy between them.
In our opinion Sandrien has outgrown The Netherlands a long time ago, but she has stayed humble while working hard to keep hold of her place among the best DJs on the planet. Long time resident of the late club Trouw in Amsterdam, where she hosted the imprint nights, but also often seen in clubs like Berghain in Berlin. Nowadays she hosts the Is Burning nights all over Europe, together with her best buddy Carlos Valdes, covering a wide variety of house and techno and for the open-minded people only.
He has been ‘the man of the hour’ for many years now, steadily building a profile with prolific gigs at Concrete in Paris and often making appearances in Berlin. In the past he ran the (now defunct) Studio Soulrock label, which we hosted back in 2013, and a few years ago he joined the LET (Les Enfant Terribles) crew which made his star rise even further. Carlos is one of Amsterdam’s best public secrets, always delivering wherever he’s playing.
Even while it took a bit longer than expected, we’ve wanted to bring back this duo who have an remarkable infectious dose of fun behind the decks for a long time now. Carlos and Sandrien made a lasting impression, ever since playing the second Linke Soto night at Muziekgieterij in 2013. So join them, and us, on the dance floor on September 23rd.