Sander Van Doorn
Sander van Doorn was one of the most prominent DJs and electronic music producers who arose during the first half of the 2000s. Although he is known more for DJ’ing — since 2006, he’s been a regular presence on DJMag’s Top 100 DJ surveys — he has also released studio recordings, including Supernaturalistic (2008) and Eleve11 (2011). He has also issued dozens of 12″ releases on labels like Oxygen and his own Doorn.
Among his most notable remixes are Armin van Buuren’s “Control Freak,” Tiësto’s “Dance4Life,” Yello’s “Oh Yeah,” Sia’s “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine,” and Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night.”
Some people call Sander a technical & musical genius. And who can deny it? He has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than most artists do in a lifetime.
Besides his busy production schedule, Sander has worked tirelessly to bring his radioshow ‘Identity’ and his clubbing concept, Dusk till Doorn to fruition. And if this mountain of accomplishments were not enough, he somehow makes time to produce his quarterly ‘how-to’ show called ‘Studio Sessions’ on his YouTube channel (SanderVanDoornTV).
With a tour diary that sees the superstar play to more than a million fans each year, there’s no doubt that Sander van Doorn is one of dance music’s favorite sons. Within just a few years, Sander has blasted his way to the top. And this is only the beginning.
He may have gone down in the list, but Sander is still in the premier league of the world’s top DJs. An expert in mixing and matching styles, and sometimes scratching away to his heart’s content, he’s had a particularly great year in terms of his record label.
Doorn Records has produced a string of big releases, not least Sander’s own productions such as ‘Joyenergizer’ (a Beatport No.1), ‘Into the Light’ with Dubvision, ‘Neon’ and big electro trancer ‘Project T’ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Because of the success of his label, Sander exclusively reveals to DJ Mag that he’s kick-starting a Doorn Records world tour — in fact, he already has done so, launching the set of dates at the ADE in Amsterdam in mid-October.
This year he’s been a main stage regular at all the big festivals — Ultra, Electric Zoo, EDC, Tomorrowland etc — and this run of big gigs looks set to continue next year too.