Episode 13

Published on:

20th Oct 2021

DONAES plays melodic techno at ADE 21 | 14 October 2021

We were allowed to record this exclusive melodic techno set during a private event for the music industry at the 2021 Amsterdam Dance Event.

The elegant sound of DONAES is a blend of tribal Balearic beats, deep house, and groovy tech house into melodic techno. With deep vibrations, DONAES will trigger to strike a chord and he'll take you on a soulful and positive journey.

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The elegant global sound of DONAES is a blend of tribal Balearic beats, deep house, groovy tech house, and melodic techno.

When house and acid house made their entrance in the late '80s, Dutch-born DONAES was intrigued by this new wave of electronic music. He started looking for instruments to create a bridge between instrumental and electronic music. Art of Noise, Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre inspired him.

Starting with the 1991 drum parties on Benirras beach in Ibiza, DONAES focused on integrating live percussion with house music. Establishing an exciting international music career performing at major music festivals like sensation, Mysteryland, Innercity, and the World Music Conference in Miami.

While living in Paris, he was noticed in 2005 by the a-list luxury fashion scene for his exciting taste in music and natural talent as a DJ. He soon became a hotlist DJ for international fashion party's and shows.

In 2010 he moved to Barcelona and became a resident at club Shoko; while touring in Thailand, Japan, and South America. After that, dance mecca Ibiza stole his heart with weekly residencies in km5 and Pacha.

His spiritual studies of over 30 years laid the foundation for his mission to help humanity through his music and meditation. He is an avid swimmer and yogi with charming charisma, wisdom, and sensitivity, continually acting on his desire to help others grow in their field of creativity. He established Ibiza Spinners, an Ibiza-based DJ and music talent booking agency.

With his evolving deep-rooted passion for creating happiness, DONAES produces his own music, integrating his substantial experience and knowledge of piano, bass, and percussion.

About Ibiza Spinners

Based in Ibiza, the world capital of electronic music, Ibiza Spinners is a DJ agency that offers music services to clubs, bars, restaurants, and private events. Our goal is to share our passion for Ibiza's unique electronic sound through a roster of selected DJs from the Island.

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Techno Live Sets: Underground Frequencies
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Dive into 'Underground Frequencies,' a distinct podcast series that showcases an array of live techno sets from a diverse lineup of artists, ranging from the underground scene's emerging talents to its most revered figures. This series is dedicated to capturing the unfiltered spirit of techno, providing a stage for artists to share their most electrifying live performances. Participation is complimentary, inviting artists to contribute their unique sounds to our growing community. Subscribe to 'Underground Frequencies' for a deep dive into the pulsating heart of techno music. Curated by Sebastiaan Hooft at Redesign Records. Loved globally.
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