Sandeep has been infected by the rhythmic dance-virus from a very early age. Being a fourteen-year old boy, he visited his first acid party and he was hooked straight away by the power of pulsating beats. From there on he developed his sense of serious dance music mainly influenced by infamous clubs as Café D’Anvers, Roxy and Nighttown.
In 2000 Sandeep and a couple of his friends started the dance-site Love2party.nl, which grew to be one of the best visited and most appreciated online dance magazines of the Netherlands, winning several awards. In that same period he bought his first set of decks and began spinning records at small private parties.
Influenced by groovy Rotterdam tech-house, US westcoast deephouse and raw Chicago house, Love2party.nl front man Sandeep started spinning for real in 2002. With monthly nights in Las Palmas, Off Corso, Nighttown and Winkel van Sinkel his dj star rose and soon he was asked to play all around the Netherlands. Since then he played with the likes of Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Basement Jaxx, Kevin Saunderson and Mr C and played big parties like Free Your Mind Festival, Rockit Open Air, Solar Weekend, Just Jamm Outdoor, Cocoon Clubbing, Global Kitchen, Lunapark and Extrema Exclusive to name a few.
The summer of 2005 was the real nation-wide breakthrough for Sandeep. He played several big festivals like Free Your Mind in Arnhem, mainstage on Just Jamm in Naaldwijk and Extrema's Solar Weekend and a very well received pumping set on Rockit Open Air. To top things off, Sandeep has been nominated twice as best new talent for the “gouden kabouter” awards.
Nowadays, next to playing many festivals, (beach)parties and clubnights, Sandeep holds residencies in the Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht, the Bumb, the Thalia Lounge and Club Rotterdam in Rotterdam and has recently added the Escape/the Kroon in Amsterdam to his list. Off course he is also the resident for all Love2party events.
His style can be described as a suprising and distinct mix between (deep)house, minimal, house, groove and tech-house. Deep, groovy and uplifting with an energetic drive.
RESIDENT at Love2party Events, FCA Music, Thalia Lounge, Bumb & Club Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
Clubs : Las Palmas, Off_Corso, Winkel van Sinkel, de Rechter, Escape Venue, Thalia Lounge, Poema, Club Silly Symphonies, Club Rotterdam, OneFour, Ocean Diva, De Kroon, Club Rotterdam, BUMB, Cruise Terminal, Powerzone, Unitas, 't Paard van Troje, Nighttown, Unitas, Calypso, De Loft, Papagayo, Elements Beach, Prinsestheater, Mecca, Beachclub Soul
Free Your Mind festival, Solar Festival, Rockit Open Air, Just Jamm Outdoor, Cocoon Clubbing, Extrema Exclusive, Club Risk, Global Kitchen, Lunapark, Temporary Playground, Spank’D, FFWD Sneak Preview, ON, 54, Blast!, Metz on Sunday, A Night with Michel de Hey/Layo and Bushwacka/Derrick May, The Spa, Dik., Rockit, Into the Groove, Beyond Adventures, EQ Sessions, FFWD Afterparty 2003/2004, Music People, Electric Kingdom Tour, FriendSHIP, eXPreSS, FRNDS on Soul, Thursday Shuffle, Rhythm Grooves
Laurent Garnier, Mr C, Michel de Hey, Kevin Saunderson, Secret Cinema, Jack de Marseille, Basement Jaxx, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Jori Hulkkonen, Dimitri, Joris Voorn, Bart Skils, Petter, Afrika Islam, Benny Rodrigues, Roog, Tom de Neef, Lucen Foort, Marcella Miss Monica, Marcello, Laidback Luke, Erick E, Edwin Bazen, Joachim, Roog, Lemon8 and many more..
Name: Sandeep (Sander van der Hammen)
Born: 14 Maart 1976 (Shrewsbury, UK)
Music style: Minimal (deep)House, Club, Groove, Tech-house