Podcast 036: Man With No Shadow
The Man With No Shadow – shady name for a respectable dj. Gaining notoriety as co-founder and resident of the infamous GZG raves, he is now one of Holland’s most wanted technojocks. Representing the underground with a stern smile towards the mainstream, he’s winning over crowds across the Netherlands and beyond. A matter of timing or just a captivating choice of records? Who’s to say. Somehow The Man never fails to supply magical moments.
The philosophy behind the GZG parties isn’t genre-based, but aimed foremost at capturing the ‘New House Feeling’. A whole new generation of underground clubbers has been inspired by these raves in old warehouses, on boats and in deserted factories. While crowds grew steadily over the last six years, so did the fanbase of promoter and dj The Man With No Shadow. As his organization was defying the authority’s regulations, he was breaking the rules of clubland from behind the decks. The Man has nourished an extraordinary blend of silk-mixed techno: patiently luring you into his aggressive grooves, he always finds the perfect moment to make the dancefloor explode with a surprising record.
His talents haven’t gone unnoticed. The Man has brought his musical passions to some of Holland’s most renowned clubs and festivals – highlights including main stage Mystery Land, Awakenings, Studio 80 and Trouw. Meanwhile GZG has gone legit, hosting area’s at major events like The Love Parade, and organizing it’s own festival in Amsterdam. The Man With No Shadow has become a household name for quality dance music, setting aflame the raunchiest of raveholes to some of the world’s leading events.
Most recently, The Man’s focus has become more international – especially since he became an intercontinental resident for Sensation Deluxe (2008 – 2011). Headlining the second floor of the world’s largest travelling indoor event and touring thirteen country’s – including Portugal, Denmark, Russia and Spain – has not only strengthened his determination to conquer all corners of the Earth. It also proves that a great deejay isn’t defined by his productions, but by his ability to rock any given dance floor.
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