D-Formation’s Beatfreak Recordings & prjct UNDRGRND, in collaboration with Late AM Records & John Doe Club just annouced a new party : This is Beatfreak!
The Spanish label for high quality electronic music will be back again this year for its second showcase at ADE for a great 10 hour journey starting at 10pm. Katalist and SHDW will be opening then followed up by b2b set from EdOne & GRAZZE. Going on with Lonya b2b Kamilo Sanclemente, Matchy b2b Wally Lopez. One of the sublime moments will be the live performance of the German unique artist Hannes Bieger followed up by progressive-melodic undergound back to back set from D-Formation & Citizen Kain and right after the pure melodic techno session from Teenage Mutants. The Portugues well known DJ and producer Carlos Manaca will continue with his techno line and Alex Sharp will be closing the night. Once again the event and the concept will bring joy and happiness considering the stunning line up.
We had the chance to catch-up with Dimas aka D-Formation about this party, his label, his music and more. Enjoy !
WWD: Hi Dimas, thanks for sitting with us today! How are you and where do we catch you at the moment?
Thanks for asking, I feel great and I’m in a very special moment of my career. I am very motivated with music again and I am very excited about everything I do. I have had a lot of work during 2018 and 2019, having reached Top # 10 Progressive House artists , like my Beatfreak label that has also reached very high positions on the Beatport charts.
WWD: Recently we enjoy many great productions from you. How does it feel to have some Beatport hits? Is that important feedback for you?
Really the most important thing for me is to be able to dedicate myself to what I love the most and to what I feel and want most. If you add to it that certainly my tracks are having an incredible response in Beatport as well as other portals, of course I am happy. It is also important that my work is recognizable and a good way to see it is that each track that I release no matter the label goes on very high positions on the Beatport charts.
WWD: D-Formation and Beatfreak are doing really great work lately. Tell us the effort behind these 2 successful brands and how do you manage everything?
It is certainly a lot of work that this entails and quite difficult to combine at times. Many hours of work on a day-to-day basis. I spend a lot of time in the studio and together with my inseparable Teddy (Beatfreak Label Manger) we manage and make decisions for the label. I also have to spend a lot of time listening to music and preparing for weekend gigs.As you can imagine I only have a few hours left to manage everything.
WWD: Beatfreak Recordings will be holding its showcase at ADE this year with a stunning line up. We see artists like Hannes Bieger, Teenage Mutants, Citizen Kain, Matchy, Lonya. Tell us how did you come up with this strong program?
Well as in 2018 we have tried to incorporate a great line up to our annual ADE party, of course once again thanks to all the Beatfreak artists for their support. In addition to the artists you have named we also have more artists of the label like: Wally Lopez, Carlos Manaca, EdOne, GRAZZE, Kamilo Sanclemente or Alex Sharp.We are sure it will be one for the books.
WWD: When and where the event will be held?
The event will take place on the 19th at the John Doe club at an unbeatable location in the heart of Amsterdam, Rembrandtplein 31. No doubt this year ADE will be a great year for Beatfreak.
WWD: What can we expect from you in the near future?
Many things are on the way, new original tracks, remixes and collaborations with very good artists. In addition next February will be my debut in Australia in one of the biggest festivals, Babylon Festival. You also will see how Beatfreak will continue to grow more and more.