CARLOS VALDES

Carlos Valdes has been at the heart of Amsterdam scene for years, as a DJ, label boss and promotor. His 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 most sense at the time. He is well known for his classy and considered taste. As a DJ, his prime contributions come as a resident at the city foremost club, TrouwAmsterdam, were he regularly weaves magical sets that bring the dance floor together, but also as a resident as Les Enfants Terribles. Of course being such a famed selector on the Amsterdam scene Carlos has also earned a fine reputation around Europe and even outside the continent. Over the years he has played esteemed German clubs like Panoramabar, Robert Johnson and Harry Klein, festivals like Awakenings and label night like Cadenza and Circo Loco. For as far as he went outside of Europe he played at the infamous D-Edge, in Sao Paulo, Brasil. He is also responsible for unearthing and bringing on many young talents on his local scene and is famed for having a deep and diverse musical understanding.

Carlos Valdes, then, is a true musical tour de force, a person powered by by passion and someone constantly on a quest for party perfection. Whether its his storied DJ sets, acclaimed releases on Studio Soulrock or his continued dedication to the furthering of the dutch scene, he is an essential pillar of the dance music community.

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