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Festival time!

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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

Summer shoot

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During a gig at the Badcuyp Jazz club, where I was about to play an Afro Beat set I was spontaneously asked by photographer “Arash Amsterdam” to pose for his camera. It was a hot summer day and it was one of the last nights at the club before it would be shut down. He used an old school analog camera and made use of the natural light.. No-nonsense, he had a few ideas we played around and in a couple of minutes he was done.. maybe the most fun & relaxed photo shoot experience I’ve had.
Check out his work here: Arash Amsterdam.

spinning @ Paradiso

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

Played a deep Blues/Dub/Afro fueled warm-up set for a concert by Desert Rock band Tinariwen.. Afterwards I played an upbeat French Reggae, Mestizo & RAI set for the dancefloor.. Good fun and very special feeling to be spinning in this legendary Amsterdam venue which once was a church and evolved into a music temple in the late sixties.
For a full photo report go to my Flickr page.

Fresh Photo’s

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A photo report of a Socrates night made by Sieger Jan Duinkerken.
Shot during a gig at Amsterdam Roest. Click here to see the full series on my Facebook page.

Summer gigs

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

Had a good time spinning at Canvas again with Rusty Beat Club.. Next we’ll be back at Noorderlicht on August the 3rd. Will be a blast of party for sure! We’ve invited Vintage Voudou master Alex Figueira to play with us and we’ve also got a special guest DJ from Brasil, DJ Tee Cardaci (Botafogo Social Club,Rio the Janeiro)!

Rusty Beats at PLLEK

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

Was a pleasure to be collaborating again with le”dj”Mette for a Rusty Beat Club set. We got together to contribute to the opening of the new space at PLLEK in Amsterdam and played a sultry set of Studio One Reggae & Ska, Afro, Funk, a dash of raw Boogie & psychedelic Cumbia. RBC is doing well, more rusty gigs coming up soon.. check our FB page for updates.

photo: Arthur de Smidt

Night of History

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

Had great fun playing at “Nacht van de Geschiedenis” at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. It was an honour for me to be performing in this special setting, the ancient and majestic hall of the museum. I had a good crowd too, who were in for everything from Cumbia to Afro Beat, Gypsy Grooves, Ska & Soukous. The psychedelic moving lights incorporated in the dancefloor and spooky projections of historic objects in the air also helped to make this a night to remember!

Click here for the complete photo report by Eelco Roelsma.

Opa hey!

Posted on by Frederik Petzoldt, Posted in pictures .

Playing a dynamic set of Klezmer, Gipsy vibes & Balkan Beats at Heidegger in Rotterdam, last Saturday. Next to me my love and great source of inspiration on a night like this, Nana Jovanovic.

Picture: Annelies Goedhart.

Riding the Rhythm

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Photo by Kjell Betlem

Socrates Photo Book

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I set up a Flickr account for DJ Socrates. You can see pictures of my gigs here, flyers of events I’ve been involved with and random memories from the road. Hope you’ll enjoy them!