Carlos Valdes

Is Burning

Carlos Valdes has been at the heart of the Amsterdam scene for years, as a DJ, label boss and promoter. He organizes his own gay club nights under the name Is Burning in venues like Warehouse Elementenstraat, de Marktkantine, BAR and BRET. Carlos’ DJ sets mix up everything from hypnotic Techno to kicking house and, rather than playing all the big hits, he selects the records that make the most sense at the time. He is well known for his classy and considered taste and goes easily from playing huge festival mainstages to intimate clubs in the same weekend.

Carlos has earned a fine reputation in his own country, around Europe and also outside the continent. He is well known as one of the residents at Amsterdams former club TrouwAmsterdam and curates his own monthly night at Shelter. He is a welcome guest at esteemed clubs and events all over the world like Panorama Bar, De School, ODD, Concrete, Robert Johnson, Lux, DGTL, Same Bitches and festivals as Awakenings, DGTL (Amsterdam & Sao Paolo) and Lowlands to name a few.

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