Awakenings Easter Thursday
Thu Apr 9
2000 And One (aka Dylan Hermelijn) has been on the forefront of electronic dance music since the late eighties. His pioneering vision across more than two decades of music genres, now ranks him as one the most versatile, in-demand international artists, commanding weekly performances on the house, techno and techhouse global club and festival circuits.
Not only recognised as a magnet for the clubbing crowds, 2000 and One is also credited for championing the sounds of Amsterdam’s new school DJ and Producer generation and propelling the scene’s visibility into the international club headlights.
Based in Amsterdam, his involvement with six of the city’s finest techno, techhouse and house labels - 100% Pure, Remote Area, Area Remote, Intacto (with Shinedoe), Bitten and Bangbang! (with Sandy Hüner) has offered a framework for the new generation of producers to hit the world stage. Collectively these labels have offered a staggering amount of underground
dance anthems and it’s therefore no surprise that he’s been hailed as the inspiration for Amsterdam’s new sound generation, as well as the glue that binds it.
Influenced by a hiphop background, it all began in the late eighties, when heavily infected by the acid house bug he produced his first record at 17 under his moniker 2000 And One. A passion for musical diversity saw him release across other genres such as ambient & drum n bass before he became one of the first successful Dutch technoproducers, as well as one of the first in this genre to perform live.
In 1993 he launched 100% Pure Records with schoolmate and music partner in crime Sandy Hüner. Now heading up the label solo, it is internationally recognized as Amsterdam’s longest running techhouse imprint and its foundations have paved the way for the success of his other labels.
In 2005, his epic stomper Adonai Elohim (2005) caught the eye of technofreaks around the globe. Then Tropical Melons (2006) became
a massive festival hit, as well as Microfunk’s contemporary techno classic Pecan (2006), then Rare Tap (2009) scorched the international club systems.
2009 also welcomed the release of his debut album Heritage, a powerful homage to the timelessness of house music and picked up by many as one of the best house / techno albums of that year.
Although his past accomplishments have made international sound waves, the new decade has witnessed a sonic boom of recent achievements - and like every sonic boom, there’s an enormous amount of sound energy that is unleashed. That’s why in 2011 you’ll find his point of view with numerous remixes including his Defected remix of the house classic 4 You by 4th Measure Man as well as a bestseller collaboration with Sandy Huner - Tap Deux on Remote Area, 2 classics covered on his vinyl only Kreamm release on BangBang! plus his first solo EP since his album, Analogue Dreams on 100% Pure.
Outside of his own studio he’s presented his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 and moved to the Defected House with a series of mixes, releasing a new sound energy that has propelled him to the global party hotspots across Europe and the Americas as well as debut in Russia and return to Japan. The white island called again for an exclusive summer residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia with Eric Prydz (Tonight), furthermore the Sensation madness that began in 2010 has continued with his back-to-back sessions with Joris Voorn, driving the 40.000 party people insane.
And to ensure that more clubbers experience the madness, he’s strengthened his bookings crew by joining The Bullitt Agency for his America gigs, complementing his worldwide bookings with agency Kazz_ema and his Dutch bookings with new agent Fire in the Disco.
Clearly as the decade progresses there’s no sign of the 2000 and One’s sonic boom silencing as he propels himself forward to break new sound barriers in the world of electronic dance music.