Musical activities since 1993

A brief history of DJ Sandstorm musical activities; how it all started in the 80's, early influences, first mixes, gigs, radio-work, untill now!

Timetable:

2017: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly mixes for 'Het Platenpaleis' on NPO Radio 2 and his monthly Sky radio Running Hits Mixes.

2016: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly mixes for 'Het Platenpaleis' on NPO Radio 2. In February he produces a one hour 'Classics' Mix for NPO Radio 2, with 68 pop-classics from the 60's till 00's mashed up. DJ Sandstorm also focusses on sports, with 'Workout Mixes' for Giel Beelen on 3FM and since June 2016 DJ Sandstorm and Sky Radio work together with monthly Sky Radio 'Running Hits Mixes'.

2015: In February DJ Sandstorm produces ten Zeroes-mashups for 3FM's 'Zeroes Request' week, broadcast in the radioshow 'Giel'. He also plays a 3 hour live DJ set on 3FM mashing up the best Zeroes music. Continuation of DJ Sandstorm mixes on KLM Dutch DJ Channel. Since May 2015 'Operation DJ Sandstorm' is back on NPO Radio 2, every Fridaynight in the music-request show 'Het Platenpaleis'. He also produces the 16th DJ Sandstorm Yearmix for 3FM.

2014: DJ Sandstorm plays at different jazz festivals and at urban/ world music Festival Mundial. In 3FM's '90's Request Week' he plays a 3 hour live DJ set on the radio, mashing up the best 90's hiphop, R&B, pop, rock and dance. Since October 2014 you can hear DJ Sandstorm mixes on KLM's Dutch DJ Channel. On New Years Eve, the 15th DJ Sandstomr Yearmix is aired on 3FM.

2013: DJ Sandstorm hosts two weekly mixshows on Sublime FM: 'Jazz Mash' and 'Global Flavour' and continues his weekly 'Operation DJ Sandstorm' mixes on 3FM. He produces the 14th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix for 3FM, broadcast on 3 January 2014.

2012: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly Jazz Mash show on Arrow Jazz FM. He spins at various jazz festivals, like Haarlem Jazz & more, International Jazz Festival Middelburg and North Sea Jazz Festival.
31-12-2012: The 13th DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired on Radio 3FM.

2011: Start of DJ Sandstorms weekly Dance Rock mix-show on Kink FM, the Dutch alternative radiostation (untill the end of Kink FM on 1 October).
Live Jazz-soul-funk DJ on events of Arrow Jazz FM. Start of the weekly mix-show "Jazz Mash" on Arrow Jazz FM.

16-12-2011: The 12th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired on Radio 3FM.

2010:  Since January 2010, DJ Sandstorm compiles and mixes music for the Putumayo World Music channel on Transavia flights. He also continues his weekly Fridaynight mixes on Dutch Radio 3FM and is asked to produce mixes with Soul & Jazz for Radio 6, Soul & Jazz.
24-12-2010: DJ Sandstorm produced the Kink FM Yearmix 2010, aired on Christmas Eve.
31-12-2010: The 11th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2009: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly Fridaynight mixes on Dutch Radio 3FM.
In January and February continuation of daily mixes with Jazz and Worldmusic for Radio 6 in the radioshow ‘Shuffle’.
31-12-2009: The 10th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2008: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly Fridaynight mixes on 3FM.
July/ August: Summer mixes with Jazz and World Music for Dutch Radio 6, the national public Jazz and Worldmusic station.
Since September: continuation of mixes for Radio 6, every workday in the radioshow ‘Plaatjesdraaien’.
 31-12-08: The 9th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2007: DJ Sandstorm continues his weekly Fridaynight mixes on 3FM.
DJ sets for Putumayo World Music @ De Bijenkorf Maastricht en Rotterdam.
31-12-07: The 8th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2006: Sandstorm continues his own radioshow ‘Storm Factor’ on KX Radio.
Since February: Sandstorm produces a weekly 5 minutes mix for Radio 3FM: ‘Mix In The Weekend’, aired every Fridaynight.
Since September these mixes are aired in  the radioshow ‘Ekstra Weekend’ and are called ‘Operation DJ Sandstorm.’
June: DJ at "Concert At Sea" festival, Brouwersdam: 60.000 visitors.
October: DJ at Afterparty ‘Televizier Ring 2006’ (Dutch National Media awards)
31-12-06: The 7th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2005: Every three weeks a 10 minute ‘Mix In The Weekend’ on NPS Radio 3FM.
Since june 2005: DJ Sandstorm hosts is own weekly radioshow ‘Storm Factor’ with soul, funk, hiphop and funky dance tunes on KX Radio, the internet station of Dutch DJ Rob Stenders.
30 September: Radio 3FM broadcasts the DJ Sandstorm Nineties Request Mix, a 50 minutes mix featuring 112 tracks (swingbeat, hiphop, pop, rock, dance) of the nineties, all mashed-up.
31-12-05: The 6th. Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by KX Radio.

2004: DJ Sandstorm produces Mash-mixes for MTV Mash, broadcasted every Saturday on MTV Europe.
March: one hour breakbeat DJ-set on Kink FM in the breakbeat radio-show “Urban Revolution”, hosted by DJ Loes Lee.
August: three and a half hour DJ set at Lowlands festival 2004.
December: The 5th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired on Radio 3FM.

2003: Besides producing remixes of new and older hits, also remixes of Discoclassics in the radio show Discoclassics Party on TROS 3FM.
December: The 4th. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2002 - present: 80s and 90s Request mixes for 80s and 90s Request Weeks on Radio 3FM.
December: The 3rd. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

2001: Producing remixes and mashups for different radioshows on 3FM.
December: The 2nd. DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

Since 2000: besides producing music, remixing for Dutch National Radio 3FM has become a main activity.
December 2000: The first DJ Sandstorm Yearmix is aired by Radio 3FM.

1998 and 1999: Live-act at different pop and dance festivals.

1997: DJ contest on Dutch national radio (VPRO 3FM) resulted in spinning at "Lowlands Festival".
With BOJFC drum ‘n bass 12” release on Kultbox (Chicago) as DJ Sandman: “We eat Tulips for Breakfast; track: “Purity”.
Two tracks released on Urban Sounds (Fonky Fibe): “Dawn’s Delight” on 12” “Phat Shit, Best Of” and “Something Unknown” on the CD  “Pop and Dance versus Drum ‘n’ Bass”.

From 1994 until 2002: Radio DJ for dance radio-show “The Rhythm” on Goes FM (local radio station in Goes (Netherlands), with the Beats Op Je Fiets Crew. With BOJFC involved in many drum ‘n bass/ breakbeat parties (DJ and live-act).

Since 1995: producer of dance music: drum 'n bass, electro and breakbeat.

Since 1993: Eclectic Breakbeat/ funky dance DJ: hiphop, chemical beats, electro/techno and breaks.

The 80’s: How it all started: Remixes and Grandmixes on Dutch national Radio 3 by Ben Liebrand inspired Sander to experiment with cassette decks making his first edits and mixes.