Category Archives: gigs

Collaboration time!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, gigs, new project! .

Lately I’ve been collaborating with a few great musicians. The amazing violin wizard Frog Pocket, from Edinburgh, trumpet maestro Milan Mes and versatile percussionist / DJ Petro Pas. Sometimes adding their own spicy electronic compositions to my sets as well as live instruments. This has mainly taken place during Ecstatic Dance nights which I’ve been involved in for the past few months in places such as Odessa in AmsterdamOpen Up Festival & Djoj in Rotterdam. These nights have added a lot of new experience and joy to my DJ life. Joy because the opportunity to play with others where DJ-ing can sometimes be a slightly lonesome job 😉 And experience as it has brought another exciting and  unpredictable element to my dancefloor sets.
If you want to experience it Live come to Ecstatic Dance in Rotterdam on the September 27, where I’ll be collaborating with Petro again. click for the link

New mix!: Live @ Odessa Amsterdam

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, gigs, new mix .

So here’s a fresh Socrates set… this is part of a live set I played at the funky dance ship known as Odessa in Amsterdam.. I’ve been playing there regularly lately, contributing to the Ecstatic Dance nights. I’ve been doing this in my own way and at the same time harmonizing with the concept of Ecstatic Dance. Seems to work out as the people there enjoy dancing to my sets so far and as long as I can stay true to my own Capricorn style I do too!

Festival time!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs, pictures .

Yes.. I have to say playing at festivals is the best.. people are much more relaxed and loose… so they dance more quickly and dare to make contact! And its an adventure.. always.. getting there (and away;-) finding decent food.. meeting strange people.. and playing at awesome stages like the Bombascha fire engine for example! This beauty vintage vehicle is the queen of the Bombacha stable… with a DJ booth behind the drivers cabin… and a huge tent above stretching from the ladder. I joined this rebel clan of chefs, acrobats, musicians and free spirited eccentrics again this year at the liberation day.. Playing b2b with DJ Tommi and Basura for plenty of people who were willing to move their bodies to our spicy world grooves! click for the link

Socrates @ Living Village!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, Festival, gigs .

This is a festival gig I really look forward to! Its a young festival that only just started but I heard a lot of good stories about it from friends and colleagues after last years edition.. Not one of those copy-paste festivals which there seem to be a lot of lately but one with a true soul and magical character of its own.. 🙂 To top things I’m also playing b2b with an old friend and DJ buddy, Irfie J, with whom I have a very easy and fun chemistry behind the decks! So I really look forward to doing a deep & spicy organic electric dance set at the ChilloutLoud stage on the 20nd of June ! Hope you can make it there! click for the link

Socrates Live impression

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in DJ sets, Festival, gigs, video .

Yes every now and then its time to update my PR! So my sets, style and energy during live sets has changed a lot in the past years… So this, video is kind of where I am at now.. My dear cousin Soraya Amber an excellent photographer and film maker joined me during one of my summer festival gigs to capture the vibe and made this short but sweet impression.

Into the Woods!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

A slightly mysterious festival, not even sure what to expect exactly.. got a good feeling about this one though. I play here on Saturday afternoon Sept. 9. I’m aiming for a tropical pyschedelic tribal and sun drenched set inspired by the moment, the place, the people the trees the birds and the spirits of the woods!

Surf grooves

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

Just got back from Scotland playing at Secret Farm Fest near Aberdeen.. After surprisingly sunny hot days over there I’m back in flat good old Holland to Play at Surfana Festival on the 22nd of June at the beach off course.. near Bloemendaal. Time for some more hot tropical grooves! Feelgood Summer days!

Sunshine grooves in Belgium

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

I’m back at one of my favorite festivals, the Afro Caribbean Festival in Belgium. Happy to be part of this great line-up! Some great bands which I’ve been a fan of for while like Terrakota from Portugal, the Afro Beat master Orlando Julius and the rousing, explosive Dub Pistols!  And to make thing even more exciting I’m doing the final set after the last band… what an honour!

Sweet Festival time is here!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

I still love playing outdoors at festivals best of all! More space more freedom to move and people are already in a party mood. This was at Dutch Liberation Day in Utrecht May the  5th. Sharing the DJ booth with Tommi el Mariachi & MPS Pilot.. playing for the Bombascha freedom stage.. we had a lot of fun!

Dancing with the writers

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in Festival, gigs .

Yep, I can safely say it has become a tradition! My first festival gig of the year at the International “Writers Unlimited” Festival in the Hague! After all the talking, listening, stories, philosophies, poetry & performances.. there always seems to be a feeling of relief a build up energy that is longing to explode into movement with drinks and laughter.. and that’s where I come in with my spicy brew of global dance grooves! Very happy to have been invited back once again to rock the dancefloor during the festival after parties, both on Friday & Saturday night, 21 & 22 January at Theater aan het Spui. click for the link