Some people call Sander Van Doorn a technical & musical genius. And who can deny it? He has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than most artists do in a lifetime.
With the help of classics like Grasshopper, Punk’d and Riff, recent hits like Love is Darkness and of course massive collabs and remixes of The Killers (Spaceman), Sia (The Girl You Lost To Cocaine), Robbie Williams (Close My Eyes) and Depeche Mode (Peace) Sander shrugged off the confines of genre typecasting long ago and created something he prefers to call ‘SvD-style.’
What’s the main difference with dance scenes in the USA as opposed to Europe? Name some good/bad points.
For a lot of American’s EDM is still kind of new. The music genre is rising and becoming more popular the last couple of years opposed to Europe. Most people in Europe know the genre for a much longer time and are so much more integrated with the music. Although most of the music is new to the people in the US, the energy is extremely high as well as in Europe. There aren’t any bad points, because this type of music is made to be uplifting en energetic.
Should more DJs convert to album artists. Or do you feel the album is a bit of an outdated format in a sense? What’s your opinion?
I don’t think it’s outdated to release an album. Releasing an album is kind of a present to your dearest fans and to the world. Every album is a milestone in your career. Especially for a DJ who release a couple of tracks a year and doing lots of remixes, this is like a steady basis. Never stop dropping albums!