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Hello friends, I hope you all are enjoying the new year so far. For today, let’s go back to 2009 for an Essential Mix put together by Sander van Doorn. I believe 2009-2010 were the last couple of years in which Sander played mostly techy tunes before he changed up his style. He has always been known for playing quality stuff regardless of the genre, however recently it seems like he has been bitten by the electro bug as his sets feature considerably more electro-house. I prefer his older style more, but you can’t blame a guy for diversifying his sound. This mix has 5 SvD productions/remixes, including the very hot Bliksem made under his revived Purple Haze alias. The SvD remix of The Killers’ Spaceman was also another big jam in 2009, as was Bastillon towards the end of the year. Some other favorites of mine are Sasha’s remix of Jetstream and Marco V’s Digital Enemy. Markus’ Chinook was another monster and the Simmons & Machiavelli remix of Omen is another wild one. 2009 was also the breakthrough year for Ummet Ozcan, a talented Doorn Records producer, and his mix of Ronald van Gelderen’s Backstabberzz can be found at the end of the show. You will find Sander’s usual crisp and flawless mixing throughout this set as he starts with house and ends with trance. It’s a good thing we still have these older SvD mixes to fall back on because the tracklists are money and the performances are exceptional. Take a listen below to hear a great mix from one of my favorite DJs.

Sander van Doorn – Essential Mix (June 19, 2009)
01 BoomCardona & Smokers Area – The Game [Milton Channels Remix – Intro Edit] (Overline)
02 Paul Harris, Dave Spoon, Sam Obernik – Baditude [Mark Mendes Remix] (Toolroom)
03 Olav Basoski & DJ Erick E – Don’t Turn Your Back [Sander van Doorn Remix] (Work)
04 Jesse Garcia – Let Me Hear You Go (Stealth)
05 East &Young – Reveal (Spinnin’)
06 Patrick Hagenaar feat Jon Junior – We Feel The Same [H-Unit Dub vs Michael Woods Club Mix] [SVD Edit] (White)
07 Riktam and Bansi – Bass Master Zorro [Jerome Isma Ae Remix] (Iboga)
08 B-Cult – Uni Tunes (Believe Electro)
09 Doves – Jetstream [Sasha Remix][SVD Edit] (White)
10 Dakota – Chinook (Coldharbour)
11 Alex O’Rion – Like A Box Of Fluffy Ducks [Original Mix] (Terminal 4)
12 Sander van Doorn pres. Purple Haze – Bliksem (Doorn)
13 Patrick Plaice – Falling Out (Blackhole)
14 Randy Katana – You & I (Spinnin’)
15 The Prodigy – Omen [Simmons & Machiavelli Remix] (White)
16 Smart Apes ft. Kate Miles – Smile [Original Mix] (Blackhole)
17 The Killers – Spaceman [Sander van Doorn Remix Part 2] (Universal)
18 Radion 6 – Starlight (Oxygen)
19 Marco V – Digital Enemy (In Charge)
20 Robert Gitelman – Rockless [Eddie Sender Remix] (High Contrast Nu Breed)
21 Pascal Feliz-Smack my 2core Up (Be Yourself)
22 Marcel Woods – Inside Me (High Contrast)
23 Oryon – Rocket Science [Original Mix] (Spinnin’)
24 Robbert Burian – Poker (Reset)
25 David Forbes & William Daniel – Illuminatus (Captivating Sounds)
26 Mallorca Lee – Krunch (Be Yourself)
27 Ronald van Gelderen – Backstabberzz [Ummet Ozcan Mix] (Spinnin’)
28 Sander van Doorn –Bastillon (White)
29 Depeche Mode – Peace [Sander van Doorn Remix] (EMI)

Download the set here

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Paul van Dyk – Live in Berlin 1999

Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart

Dada Life – Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker

Swedish House Mafia – Antidote

Kele vs Sander van Doorn feat. Lucy Taylor – What Did I Do

Insomniac Subculture Tour Los Angeles 2011

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 1

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 2

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 3


During the second to last week in October of this year, the annual Amsterdam Dance Event festival took place in 52 venues across the city of Amsterdam. ADE is very similar to Miami’s Winter Music Conference, in that they both include DJ workshops, demonstrations, interviews, and of course live performances for the thousands of visitors. Sander van Doorn is one of those DJs that has been tearing up dance floors around the world for quite a while now. Here is is solo set from the first day of the ADE festival this year, recorded from the Escape party by BBC Radio’s Essential Mix. He also had a back to back set with Ferry Corsten, but that one is not as impressive. I like this mix because it is very similar to what he played when he was down here in San Diego a few weekends ago. I heard many of the same songs live, including Rocket Fuel, Bang Bang, Maximal Crazy, Alive, and of course all of the new tracks from his new album. The Matteo DiMarr rework of Radiohead’s Creep is also downright amazing. As usual the mixing is flawless, and I have come to expect nothing less from Sander. He has, however, seemed to venture towards more of an electro inclination, which I do not prefer but cannot complain about. This set is still pretty awesome and it plays well from start to finish.

Sander van Doorn – ADE 2011 Essential Mix
01 Sander van Doorn – Koko
02 Cirez D – Mokba
03 Marcus Schössow – Acid, Festival, Champagne & Bitches
04 Dinka – Violet (Inpetto Remix)
05 Fafaq – Rocket Fuel
06 Tristan Gartner – Overdrive
07 La Fuente – Bang Bang
08 Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness
09 D-Rashid & Kid Kaio – Tokyo (Dustindl Bootleg)
10 Matteo DiMarr – Creep
11 Erick Strong – Stars
12 Ummet Ozcan – Reboot
13 Tiësto – Maximal Crazy
14 Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive
15 Cosmic Gate – The Theme
16 Sander van Doorn – Slap My Pitch Up
17 Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands
18 Sander van Doorn & Adrian Lux – Eagles
19 ID – ID
20 Moby – After (Ferry Corsten Fix)
21 The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9
22 Deniz Koyu – Tung
23 Dada Life – White Noise / Red Meat
24 Ferry Corsten – Radio Crash (House Krush)
25 Sander van Doorn – Track 12

Download the set here

Random Videos

Kaskade – Eyes feat. Mindy Gledhill

Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Nervo – The Way We See the World

Laidback Luke – DJsounds Show 2011

Joshua Khane ft. Meo – Bum Bum Bum

Sak Noel – Loca People

EDC 2012

Ferry Corsten – Check it Out

Sander van Doorn – Drink to Get Drunk

Marcel Woods – Champagne Dreams (W&W Remix)

Bingo Players – Cry (Just a Little)

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf

Happy Halloween


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DIRTYCHOONS
has another opportunity to hook up two fans to check out his date in San Diego at Fluxx Nightclub on Thursday October 27, 2011. The last contest we ran was for the Identity Tour Los Angeles at Palladium last month and we now we want to hook up our SD fans with some Sander Van Doorn.

We here at DIRTYCHOONS have been following Sander from his days of remixing ‘Control Freak’ by Armin Van Buurren and also remixes of Club Scene Investigator’s ‘Direct Dizko.’

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– Winners will be announced on Oct. 24, 2011. Entering both ways will increase your chances!

– Prize – You plus a guest of your choice to see Sander Van Doorn at FLUXX on Thursday Oct. 27th.



Sander van Doorn’s Identity radio show did not always follow the format it currently uses. It used to be just Sander on the decks for one solid hour playing  dark, twisted tunes. Sadly this is not the case anymore, which is why I often dig up these old sets of his. This week we are going way back, all the way to the very first episode of his radio show. In this mix we get a taste of some old school Sander productions, including tracks from his Purple Haze and Sam Sharp aliases. Sander’s excellent version of Armin’s Control Freak and the relatively unknown rework of Breathe show off Sander’s early remixing skills. In fact, the back to back play of Eden to Control Freak is pure bliss. In this set we also see many artists which Sander will feature quite frequently on Identity. New tracks by Marco V, Mojado, Mac Zimms, and Scott Mac always find their way onto Sander’s radio show. When SvD first broke out onto the scene around this time, his work had a personality to it that stood out in a rapidly growing scene. For a great look back at some of this uniqueness, check out this mix or any of the other earlier Identity mixes from 2006-2007.

Sander van Doorn – Identity Mix 001 (December 28, 2005)
01 Fairmont – Gazebo [Border Community]
02 Armin van Buuren – Who’s Watching (Remy & Klinkenberg) [Armind]
03 Mode Hookers – Breathe (Sander van Doorn Remix) [Armind]
04 Marco V – Red Blue Purple [In Charge]
05 Purple Haze – Eden [Oxygen]
06 Armin van Buuren – Control Freak (Sander van Doorn Remix) [Armind]
07 M.I.D.O.R. – Heatseeker [FiveAM]
08 Mojado – El Matador [Magik Muzik]
09 Sam Sharp – Hoover [Reset]
10 Richard Durand – Make Me Scream [Terminal 4]
11 Drax & Scott Mac – Must Have Been A Dream (Mac Zimms) [Surface]
12 Hardcell & Grindvik – Square [Drumcode]
13 Bigtop – Sub [Organized Nature]

Download the set here

Sander van Doorn – Eleve11


Solo albums constitute the major pillars of every artist’s career. Three years after the release of his debut album Supernaturalistic, Sander van Doorn continues to build his legacy with this second album from the studio.  While the first CD was edgy and full of surprises, this new one showcases a mature, more refined style that Sander has not really demonstrated before. I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed upon the first listen, but only because I was expecting all the tracks to be as mind blowing as Daisy or Reach Out. However, after putting on my headphones and giving it a few more shots, I came to discover that the old-school style which I love is still here, it’s just more deeply rooted amongst some of the newer stuff. Let me explain what I mean by going through the tracks.

The biggest difference with this album is the unexpected yet welcomed use of vocals in 5 of the 12 songs, including the super catchy Believe featuring Belgian singer Tom Helsen. The vocals are all used very tastefully, but I’m still highly anticipating the dub versions of Timezone and Love is Darkness to be released. No offense to the vocalists and songwriters, but there’s just something about a Purple Haze track where you just want to experience it by itself.  Another major distinction with this album is the appearance of several other producers who have helped craft a few of these tunes. The three songs with Sidney Samson, Laidback Luke, and Adrian Lux are all pretty solid with the diverse flavors each producer contributes, however I still believe Sander is the most creative when he works by himself. Out of all the new previously unreleased tracks, my favorite ones are Drink to Get Drunk, Kitten, Track 12, and the very clever Slap My Pitch Up with it’s beautiful humming bassline. Not surprisingly, these are the ones that most closely resemble the techy style that we have all come to love from Sander. The simple yet highly addictive Koko has been out for a while now, but I’m still not sick of it even though it plays every time my cell phone rings. Nano and Beyond Sound are perfect examples that show off the fresh, softer side of Sander as he serves up some nice melodies in those tracks.

Overall I am pretty pleased with this release. Sander has definitely surprised me with his newer style on some of the songs, but it’s nice to hear him broaden his range and add to his skill-set. I’m sure all of the vocal productions and collaborations will bring in new listeners, and there is still enough of that old school, high-energy, attacking style to be found in this album. In terms of evolving his sound and experimenting with new approaches, Sander has taken 13 steps in the right direction with Eleve11.

Sander van Doorn – Eleve11
01 Love Is Darkness feat. Carol Lee (Interlude)
02 Koko
03 Believe feat. Tom Helsen (Album Version)
04 Nano
05 Rolling The Dice with Sidney Samson feat. Nadia Ali (Album Version)
06 Beyond Sound (Godskitchen Urban Wave Mix)
07 Timezone feat. Frederick
08 Drink To Get Drunk
09 Who’s Wearing the Cap with Laidback Luke (Album Version)
10 Slap My Pitch Up
11 Eagles. Sander van Doorn & Adrian Lux

Track 12 (free album track)

Kitten (Bonus Track)


Click here for some of my favorite SVD productions

Random Videos

More random videos below:

Tomorrowland 2011 Aftermovie

Laidback Luke – Live at Tomorrowland 2011

Markus Schulz – Live at Tomorrowland 2011

Kyau & Albert – A Night Like This

Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – I Wanna Be Your Dog

Armin van Buuren interviews Markus Schulz for Electronic Family

Sander van Doorn Monthly Top 5 (August)

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Tribeca

Markus Schulz @ Avalon, Hollywood – Courtesy of dirtychoons (August 20, 2011)

Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion

Da Hool – No Love Anymore

Nadia Ali, Starkillers, Alex Kenji – Pressure

Afrojack & Steve Aoki ft. Miss Palmer – No Beef

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Starlight

Go Go Bizkitt! – 4.U!

Recent Videos

Here are some random youtube videos to keep you busy. Thank you friends who shared these with me. I especially like the last one, which is especially for the fellas.

The EDC Experience (movie trailer 2)

2020 Vision Underground

Sander van Doorn – Innerspace (Sensation)

Barnes & Heatcliff – Attention!

Fedde le Grande TV – Episode 7 – The Takeover Tour

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

Markus Schulz – Video Blog July 2011

Dada Life – Sausage Fattener

Dash Berlin – EDC 2011 Official Aftermovie

Sander van Doorn – Video Top 5 July

Sander van Doorn – Love is Darkness

Sander van Doorn – Studio Sessions 5

Swedish House Mafia – Take One (Pt 1)

Swedish House Mafia – Take One (Pt 2)

Tiesto – Club Life College Invasion Tour


Sander van Doorn – Ninety