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Presskit - New Dutch School
FRANK HAAG press kit
NEW
DUTCH
SCHOOL
BIOGRAPHY long
Frank Haag is known as one of the forward thinking underground techno producers in Amsterdam that challenges electronic music with a deeper sense of understanding.
In 2009, Haag remixed famous old-school techno legend DJ Slip for Thema records, next to Franco Cinelli and Mikael Stavostrand. After that, he released an EP on
Thema which resulted in a number one spot in Oliver Ho’s (aka Raudive) chart. Oliver Ho comments: “Frank Haag is extremely talented for such a new producer, I
especially like the tracks ‘Stofwolk’ and ‘New Era’. ‘New Era’ especially impresses me, its synth and brass like explosions of chordal melody are like Stravinsky making
techno.”
In 2011 Frank Haag released his “Tales of the Burning Range Rovers” EP on Cesare VS Disorders Berlin based Serialism Records. The feedback was amazing and
it was instantly charted by Troy Pierce, Quenum, Arnaud Le Texier, Sierra Sam, among others. Furthermore, it featured in Marco Carola’s Resident Advisor Podcast.
Typical for Frank Haag’s style is an always darkish and substant approach. His music comes with a deep cinematic touch and a story, often combining the organic
with the sonical abstract. Studying Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, he is experimenting with analog and digital studio techniques by making mutiple
channels compositions. As Frank Hagemans, his real name, focus lies on concrete music, also seen as sound art.
As a DJ Frank Haag is influenced by Richie Hawtin’s and Speedy J’s DJ set approach (combining electronica with turntables) and the last few years contained a lot of
experimenting with different DJ set ups. These last few years Frank Haag has been collaborating a lot within the Amsterdam electronic music scene. For example playing
back to back sets aswell as producing with good friend Sandrien (Intacto, Imprint). He has been busy in the studio on a raw techno project with Brent Roozendaal and
on the performance side he has been quite busy on a LIVE performance project with former housemate E-contact (Stock 5, Remote Area).
BIOGRAPHY long
Haag’s history takes us back to the south of Holland where he grew up with his two elder brothers and sister. Coming from a family that is very involved in classical and
jazz music, harmony and funk is automatically embedded in his roots. Through his older siblings Motown and over-produced `80 bands like Toto became his favourite
listenings. Michael Jackson impressions were a daily routine. As a bass player, he played various gigs around the south of holland in the midst of the 90’s grunge
movement. When not rehearsing with a band, Frank’s musical curiosity continued. Probably as a result of being used to hearing so much acoustic and “humanly”
composed music, he became more and more consumed by the machine made and electronic sounds of house, techno and IDM. Especially when hearing Underworld
on the radio for the first time it made him realize that harmony could be created by machines. His first proper gig came at the age of 18 where he found his musical past
and ability to anticipate the crowd coming together in the form of a seamless and thumping techno set.
BIOGRAPHY short
Frank Haag is known as one of the forward thinking underground techno producers in Amsterdam that challenges electronic music with a deeper sense of understanding.
In 2009, Haag remixed famous old-school techno legend DJ Slip for Thema records, next to Franco Cinelli and Mikael Stavostrand. After that, he released an EP on
Thema which resulted in a number one spot in Oliver Ho’s (aka Raudive) chart. Oliver Ho comments: “Frank Haag is extremely talented for such a new producer, I
especially like the tracks ‘Stofwolk’ and ‘New Era’. ‘New Era’ especially impresses me, its synth and brass like explosions of chordal melody are like Stravinsky making
techno.”
GIGOGRAPHY selection
Beton Centrale Festival. Amsterdam
De Rechter. Eindhoven
Paradiso. Amsterdam
Lite Side Festival. Amsterdam
Lvc. Leiden
Studio K. Amsterdam
Henk Op De Helling. Amsterdam
Indian Summer Festival. N. Scharwoude
Club Home. Amsterdam
24 Uur Van Henk. Amsterdam
Have A Nice Day Festival. Eibergen
Iwt. Amsterdam
Winkel Van Sinkel. Utrecht
Studio 80. Amsterdam
Beach Oog In Al. Utrecht
Trouw. Amsterdam
Poema. Utrecht
Club Up. Amsterdam
Dock 154. Utrecht
Cue Bar. Amsterdam
Smeerboel Op ‘T Strand. Utrecht
Pand 14. Amsterdam
Luxor. Arnhem
Club Air. Amsterdam
Free Your Mind After. Arnhem
Undercurrent. Amsterdam
Free Fall Festival. Arnhem
The Amsterdam Woods. Amsterdam
8Bahn Festival. Arnhem
Ndsm. Amsterdam
Nds Warehouse #3. Arnhem
Canvas. Amsterdam
The Arnhem Woods. Arnhem
Smart Project Space. Amsterdam
Doornroosje. Nijmegen
Awakenings Festival. Amsterdam
Old Cave. Nijmegen
Amsterdam Dance Event. Amsterdam
Waalhalla. Nijmegen
Open Air Festival. Amsterdam
Bootleg Dj Cafe. Rotterdam
NETHERLANDS
GERMANY
Moonfiller. Berlin
SPAIN
Playeros. Barcelona
UKRAINE
Beach Of Odessa
FRANCE
Rex Club. Paris
SCOTLAND
Saint Jules. Glasgow
SERBIA
Absolut Club. Novi Sad
RUSSIA
Arma 17.Moscow
NORWAY
Sw20. Oslo
DISCOGRAPHY releases
SOLO
YEAR
ARTIST
TITEL (FORMAT)
LABEL
2012
Frank Haag
The Verdict EP (Digital)
Get The Curse Music
2011
Frank Haag
Tales Of The Burning Range Rovers EP (Digital)
Serialism Records
2010
Frank Haag
Rep EP (Digital)
Thema
YEAR
ARTIST
TITEL (FORMAT)
LABEL
2012
Depeche Mode
Ghost (Frank Haag Remix) (12”, Digital)
Foot and Mouth Records
2009
Dj Slip
Available Light (Frank Haag Remix) (12”, Digital)
Thema
REMIXES
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PERSONAL
MUSIC SOURCES
PRESS
PODCAST
New Dutch School
Resident Advisor
ADE
Get The Curse
Facebook
Discogs
Awakenings
Zolin Sagt
Twitter
Beatport
3voor12
Trace A Line
Website
Soundcloud
Get The Curse
Arma
Mixcloud
Ibiza Voice
BTE
Last.fm
Trace A Line
Spotify
Earmilk
TECHRIDER liveset
ARTIST WILL PROVIDE
PROMOTER HAS TO ENSURE
- The artist doesn’t have to manoeuvre his way around playing artists to
PROMOTER HAS TO PROVIDE
connecting his equipment
- 1 x Allen & Heath XONE:92/XONE:62 or better, the artist will be using 1
- Allen & Heath needed, artist can’t perform when not available
- stereo line-in*
- A sign that says “no drinks here”, to be put next to the artists equipment
- 1 x 150 x 60 cm table, at least 120 cm high*
- 2 x high quality monitor speakers*
Ungrounded power supply with at least 4 sockets
- High quality sound system (enough subbass power)
*please make sure that
- Levels of monitors can be changed by the artist AND monitors are placed
- left and right of the artist pointed in direction of artists’ ears
when necessary
- The artist is provided with drinks
TECHRIDER djset
ARTIST WILL PROVIDE
- 1 x Macbook Pro
- 1 x Traktor Pro timecode setup
- 1 x Traktor X1
PROMOTER HAS TO ENSURE
- The artist doesn’t have to manoeuvre his way around playing artists to
connecting his equipment
- The artist doesn’t have to build up his own stage
- Allen & Heath needed, artist can’t perform when not available
PROMOTER HAS TO PROVIDE
- 1 x Allen & Heath XONE:92
- 2 x Technics SL 1200/1210’s*
- Extra set of turntable needles
- 3 x Pioneer CDJ1000 CD players*
- 2 x high quality monitor speakers (levels of which can be changed by the
DJ) placed left and right of the DJ
- High quality sound system
*please make sure that
- CD players are standing right next to the mixer, since mainly cd’s will be
played
- The turntables are standing in a shock free environment on a solid base
- The artist is provided with drinks