Musical activities since 1993
DJ Sandstorm is Sander Verhaar, DJ and music producer from the Netherlands. His style is funky and eclectic. Sandstorm mixes everything with a fat beat and a funky groove: rock with dance or jazz with soul and funk. His favorite music: (old scool) hiphop, breakbeat, soul, jazz, funk and worldgrooves. History: In the 90’s Sandstorm started spinning drum and bass, breakbeat and electro and created his first tracks.
3FM: Since 2000, Sandstorm produces remixes and megamix projects for Dutch Radio 3FM, the public pop-radio station in the Netherlands. Since 2000 he created remixes, various megamixes and 12 Yearmixes for Radio 3FM. In 2004 he produced ‘mash-mixes’ for the television show MTV Mash on MTV UK. Now his ‘Operation DJ Sandstorm’ mash-mixes are broadcasted every Friday night at 3FM in the radioshow ‘Ekstra Weekend’.
Radio 6 Soul & Jazz: From summer 2008 till 2010 you could listen to Sandstorm’s mixes of Jazz, world, soul and funk on Dutch Radio 6. In 2008 and 2009 in the shows ‘Plaatjesdraaien’ and ‘Shuffle’. In 2010 DJ Sandstorm produced the ‘Best Of De Zwarte Lijst’ Mixes with Soul & Jazz.
Arrow Jazz FM/ Sublime FM: Since November 2011, DJ Sandstorm spins his funky soul and jazzy dance beats on Arrow Jazz FM in his radioshow ‘Jazz Mash’. Arrow Jazz FM changed its name in Sublime FM in October 2012. Since January 2013, DJ Sandstorm also produces the weekly worldmusic show ‘Global Flavour’ on Sublime FM.
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.
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, and returns to producing his own dancetunes besides his remixing and DJ work. 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, http://www.kxradio.nl . 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 (http://www.kinkfm.com). 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: Short 80s and 90s 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 DJ: hip hop, chemical, 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.