Sandrien

Trouw in Amsterdam was one of Europe's best clubs, and Sandrien was one of its best DJs. She's been playing music in the Dutch capital since 1999, and has established herself as one of the country's go-to techno DJs. For a long time she played alongside her friend Carlos Valdes??"the pair ran a successful party together called MAD2 at Club 11, Trouw's predecessor and a bygone favourite in the city's rave community. In 2010, Trouw asked her to host a new monthly event. Sandrien named the party Imprint and set out to bring the best names in techno to Trouw. She has spent the last four years developing a confident style that draws from all shades of techno, something that's evident at her occasional all-night sets at Imprint. Sandrien has become a regular at the major European techno outposts, with Berghain, Corsica Studios and Concrete among her recent bookings. That she's only released a small handful of tracks??"Haters for Darko Esser's Wolfskuil label being the most notable??"shows the respect she commands as a selector.