De School / Imprint

Amsterdam’s Sandrien is known for her versatile take on techno. From deep and atmospheric to high-energy breaks and acid; her dynamic track selection has made her a dance floor favourite in her hometown and beyond. With over twenty years in the game, there are hardly any iconic clubs and festivals Sandrien has not played. She has graced the stages of Lowlands Festival, Awakenings and Dekmantel in The Netherlands, Norway’s Monument, and Labyrinth in Japan, and the club booths of Berlin’s Berghain and Bassiani in Tbilisi. In Amsterdam, she used to be a resident of De School and its predecessor Trouw. The latter was home to Sandrien’s own techno club nights Imprint, through which she hosted a variety of national and international artists including Ben Sims, DVS1, Marcel Dettman, Oscar Mulero, Peter van Hoesen, and Rødhåd. In addition, she was one of the founders of the city’s long-running LGBTQIA+ event series IsBurning.

For years, Sandrien spent her weekdays working in Amsterdam’s renowned record stores Rush Hour and Killacutz. This speaks to the imagination of her incredible record collection and musical knowledge. Her extensive library is precisely why she’s a champion of playing longer DJ sets, during which she always manages to build a solid bridge between old-school techno, and adventurous fresh sounds. Sandrien’s experience and ability to adapt to any setting also shows in her love for playing back-to-back with other artists, including Ben Sims, Steffi, and, recently, with DJ Nobu for Rainbow Disco Club 2022. Occasionally, she likes to give the more house-leaning part of her collection a spin; high energy and acidic basslines woven together by the same solid groove her techno sets are known for.

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