First there were Heineken and Edam, then came Sander van Doorn. The
Dutch musical genius may not be as mature as his predecessors but he’s
certainly made as much of an impact in his comparatively short career,
not only in The Netherlands but also across the world.
Having made his debut in the world renowned DJ Mag Top
100 at 32 in 2006, before climbing 19 places to No.13 in 2008’s poll;
sandwiched between Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold, the fast rise of Sander
van Doorn is a testament to his raw talent and dedication. In just
seven years he’s clocked up more dance floor destroyers, sell out gigs
and awards than most artists do in a lifetime… and his journey is still
in its infancy.
From the start Sander (and his alter egos; Sam Sharp,
Purple Haze, Filterfunk & Sandler) has produced a variety of sounds
at a level that only most producers can dream of, combining elements of
trance, electro, techno and house constantly blowing away his fans and
comrades, keeping everyone guessing what he’s going to come up with
next. His debut artist album ‘Supernaturalistic’ was released in 2008
to rave reviews and launched a 32 date global album tour. He followed
this by winning the coveted prize of ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at
WMC’s IDMA, where he also received a nomination for ‘Best Underground
Track’ with ‘Riff’.
It’s not only Sander’s solo productions that keep
everyone on their toes but his bootlegs, covers and incredible remixes.
This year we have seen Sander deliver official interpretations for
multi-million selling and multi-award winning band, The Killers, with
his re-working of their single ‘Spaceman’, as well as ‘Peace’, the new
single from electronic legends Depeche Mode.
Also let’s not forget his fantastic selection of
collaborations, with artists including friend and mentor Marco V on the
monster tracks ‘Organic’ and ‘What Say’, and ‘Close My Eyes’, the
European Top 20 hit, with a man that needs no introduction, Robbie
Williams. Sander is one of the most in-demand genre crossing producers
of his generation, his releases regularly picking up support from as
wide reaching places as Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Tiesto and Carl Cox –
you’re as likely to find his records in a house DJ’s box as a trance
Not content with taking the world by storm with his
productions, Sander’s DJ skills are a force to be reckoned with. Every
year sees Sander playing to over one million clubbers. He consistently
headlines huge events from Sensation to Global Gathering, from Trance
Energy and Mysteryland through to his high profile summer residency at
Cream in Ibiza.
It was Sander’s DJing experiences around the world that
prompted him to start up ‘Dusk Till Doorn’, taking clubbing to the next
level, offering the ultimate Sander van Doorn experience.. Having
already wowed crowds at the launch in May at The Gallery, Ministry of
Sound, London and in Ibiza in June, Sander’s musical and visual journey
continues to pleasure crowds around the globe.
Sander is extremely grateful to his fans and likes to
give back as much possible. In 2006 Sander set up his own radio show,
giving fans the opportunity to hear him no matter where they might be.
Now in it’s 3rd year and broadcast on DI.FM and syncidacted globally,
the show has given Sander a platform to distribute the sound thousands
of fans adore and a stage to test his own productions. In 2009 Sander
relaunched www.sandervandoorn.com offering users the chance to view his
Studio Sessions videos, learning the tricks of his trade, as well as
being able to listen to his entire discography. The updated site
includes the SvD forum, SvD shop, guestbook, his monthly hour long DJ
mix and an exclusive members section which offers exclusive bonus
With all the above happening at such an early stage for Sander, it’s easy to see where this man’s career is heading – No.1