Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh’s Rainy May Day Mix
Just in case you need it, we thought we would present this mix by Estroe and Nadia Struiwigh for a rainy day coming this May.
- Insect O – Bondi Dub – Etui
- Juho Kahilanen – Soitimella (Dave Miller remix)
- D-Ribeiro – Silent Thoughts of a black man
- Mega Mode – CC
- Dave DK – Byway
- Shee – Seaflight (Navar Dub)
- Rising Tones – Randoom
- Nadia Struiwigh – Bit bites (PHM remix)
- Marcel Dettmann – Ellipse
- John Flemming – Pixelated
- (A)pendics + Shuffle – The other side (Simon Garcia remix)
- Piemont – Vitesse
- Taras v/d Voorde – Hong Kong – EC Records
Born Esther Roozendaal in Holland circa 1972, a little over two and a half decades on she began taking the first steps towards a career in and around clubs, inspired by technique and technicalities, rather than glitz or glamour. As a nursing undergraduate in Amsterdam, her days spent learning contrasted a hectic five-night-a-week party diary, giving an early indication of the nocturnal profession that would follow.
Regular trips to venues such as The Roxy and The It, listening to the likes of DJ Dimitri and Marcello, led to a friendship with a ‘flirtatious light-jockey’, and evenings spent watching him create atmosphere and mood with colour and visual patterns. Soon she was complaining about sluggish mixes, feeling frustrated when there was a lack of passion behind the decks, and beginning to understand how the tone could be set with melodies, drums, and basslines, rather than strobes.
Putting needle to record pre-millennium, Dance Valley, Awakenings, Tresor, and FFWD soon beckoned. As too did a residency at infamous Dutch club Mazzo in 2002, where honours were shared with close friend Steve Rachmad, as Adam Beyer, Joel Mull and more headlined. Meanwhile, she was also involved in new talent night Set Off, and the experimental soiree Explicit Sounds alongside Steffi Klakson, betraying a desire to promote other artists still evident today, what with her role as judge in the Vinylized production contest, workshops at the Red Bull Music Academy, and the agency, www.estroe-advice.com, which provides training in everything from management to creating tunes.
About Nadia Struiwigh
Nadia Struiwigh was raised in Eindhoven and is now based in Rotterdam. In 2009 the Dutch Nadia started to focus more on the dance scene, folksy electronic bands and artists like Enya, The Verve, some early stuff of Coldplay, Boards of Canada, Kraftwerk, Monolake, and Extrawelt inspired her to start DJing and producing at the same time. ‘The output of my emotions, and telling stories with my sets filled with tracks of others works as an inspiration for my own productions’.
For someone who is just in her early 20′s she has a very mature and original style of both deejaying and producing. The sets are variable between energetic melodic techno, with different kind of energy levels. Her appearances on radio stations like XT3 techno radio, Radio 538, Deep FM, and KLIKKmusic, her sets on a variety of parties in and outside Holland (Italy, Berlin, Brussel) and remixes she did for Snejl, Wide Angle Recordings, Rezongar, Inlab Recordings and Manual Music recently are proof examples of the recognition of her unique style.