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Hey guys! Just signed up again, love the new layout! I was a (not very active) member back in the day, I can't even remember my old username tbh hehe....

My name is Twan, a 45 year old music lover and collector from the south of The Netherlands. Some of you might know me from my hobby vlog "Muzikxpress". The main focus there is the interviews I'm doing with all kinds of people from the music industry. Most interviews are trance related. In the last few years I managed to speak to people such as Ferry Corsten (3 interviews), Armin van Buuren, BT, Matt Darey, The Space Brothers, Lange, Chicane, Solarstone, Orkidea, M.I.K.E. Push, Airwave and the list goes on and on.

Later this year I'm planning a trip to Frankfurt, got 3 big names confirmed already. People that were there in the early days of trance. Super excited about it!

Anyway, good to be back, here's my channel trailer. Feel free to subscribe, since I have a lot of plans for cool future interviews :)

 

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Welcome! I do not remember you from the old place, but I know your videos were posted there a lot. Keep up the good work!
 

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Some of you might know me from my hobby vlog "Muzikxpress"

Welcome Twan. Love the videos you have been doing. How did you start with this? Do you have a connection to the scene already that has meant the big names are more responsive to your interview requests?
 
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Welcome Twan. Love the videos you have been doing. How did you start with this? Do you have a connection to the scene already that has meant the big names are more responsive to your interview requests?
Thank you! I used to work as a volunteer for a local radio station for 17,5 years (from 1993 - 2011), for which I did a lot of interviews as well. I also was a moderator / writer at Trance.nu for 9 years (2001 - 2010). Because of that more doors opened and I was able to interview some bigger names (Ferry, PvD, Tiësto, Push, Airwave, Gabriel & Dresden, Blank & Jones, Junkie XL etc). Since 2004 I'm working for the management / label of a well known DJ / producer, which makes it a bit easier to get certain names hehe.... So sometimes I manage to get interviews with people that hardly do interviews, like Carlo Resoort, Harry Lemon and the guys from Solid Sessions for example. I have a lot of ideas / plans for future interviews, but time / money is mostly a problem since I do all of this in my spare time. And because of COVID-19 almost every gig / event is cancelled, there aren't really any foreign DJs coming to The Netherlands, so for now I focus on people that live close to where I live (south of The Netherlands).
There's a lot of people that I spoke to already and that are interested in doing an interview later this year, so .... lots of stuff to come still! :)

Edit: There's still people that say "no" when I do send interview requests. Not everybody likes to be interviewed and there's people that rather talk about the future than the past (which is what I do focus on; famous classics / big hits from back in the day and the stories behind those).
 
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Welkom!

It's a honor to have you here Twan!

Tbh I think you deserve much more credit for what you do, those interviews are on-point, super interesting and detailed and, above all, an important heritage for the future, almost impossible to find elsewhere. Terrific work!

Hopefully your community will keep growing and you'll receive more financial support through Patreon and so on as well. You deserve it.
 
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Welkom!

It's a honor to have you here Twan!

Tbh I think you deserve much more credit for what you do, those interviews are on-point, super interesting and detailed and, above all, an important heritage for the future, almost impossible to find elsewhere. Terrific work!

Hopefully your community will keep growing and you'll receive more financial support through Patreon and so on as well. You deserve it.
Thank you so much! :) In September it will be exactly 3 years ago since I posted my first vlog and right now I'm getting closer and closer to the 10.000 subscribers (9540+ as we speak). In the beginning it was not always easy to arrange interviews, but I have to say that now it is easier (making time and planning is not always easy though hehe...). A funny thing is that now producers / managers also contact me to do interviews with them / their artists, so that's cool haha! I'm currently working on a plan for a 3 day trip to Frankfurt in September, already got a few names confirmed there. Some have been on my wanted list for a loooooooong time already. Can't wait to make that happen!
Thanks a lot!!
 

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I've watched a lot of your interviews on Youtube Twan, they are excellent!
Please would you consider doing an interview with ATB and Paul Van Dyk? Anyway, Welcome! :)
 
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I've watched a lot of your interviews on Youtube Twan, they are excellent!
Please would you consider doing an interview with ATB and Paul Van Dyk? Anyway, Welcome! :)
Thanks so much! I did request PVD already, but I did not get the answer I was hoping for. So I don't think that will happen.
ATB is on the list as well, but he's not performing in The Netherlands often, so that might take a while. But he's on the list! :)
 
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Thanks so much! I did request PVD already, but I did not get the answer I was hoping for. So I don't think that will happen.
ATB is on the list as well, but he's not performing in The Netherlands often, so that might take a while. But he's on the list! :)
Ok no problem :)
 
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