Our DJ’s & musicians!

Ecstatic Dance

DJ Audyo en DJ Winged Wencke : We know Audyo already, because he played his Ecstatic Dance sets here several times before! We love to ground ourselves in his style:  Ethno World House. He is an Ecstatic Dance DJ in oa. Rotterdam, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Spain.

And than we have these Yin/Yang Ecstatic Dances with two DJ’s together!

This is with: Winged Wencke, Wencke is a Dancer, Dance Teacher, Yoga Teacher, Performer and DeeJay.
She has traveled all over the world with her dance performances, including with
“Close Act”. Besides Ecstatic Dance she also plays “Spirit Dance” which she does
prefers to organize in nature because she likes to dance in connection with nature.
Her sets go from super soft to heavy and back, where she does like some beats ..

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Listen to hers…

DJ Inphiknight : We strongly recommend this beautiful DJ, who takes you on a original journey, this is Ecstatic Dance beyond… His style: Curator of exceptional beats, grooves and melodies ranging from ambient towards avant-garde techno incorporating ethnic, shamanic and cybernetic styles. He plays Ecstatic Dance e.g. at Odessa Amsterdam, and is DJ in Utrecht .

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DJ Shawnodese:

DJ Shawnodese, a name that was once known in almost every country on our planet. Be it through his powerful psychedelic DJ-sets or through his own record label ‘Mind Funk Music’, he most surely was and once more is a name to be taken seriously.
Nowadays, after a 10-year long break as a DJ, he’s started DJ-ing again last year and this time on his favorite Ecstatic Dance events.
And what a comeback it has been!
We at the Temple of Happiness most surely consider him as one of the finest and most favorite DJ’s playing at our magic intimate location.

Inana: (Janine) played piano in a Big Band for 15 years. Also she wrote and performed her own songs. She found herself lucky to discover Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms Dance already in the year 2000, and played frequently as a DJ and ceremony leader for 9 years in a 5 Rhythms support dancegroup in Leiden. Dance became her passion and she integrated conscious dance in her practice as an Empowerment teacher and Storyteller.

In 2012 she discovered Ecstatic Dance and became a passionate dancer in the ED community in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Together with her partner Mark she started  the Centrum voor Happiness and  became the driving force behind the scenes.

During Covid she started to play ED sets for herself to dance as a spiritual practice, while more and more people joined her. Together with a group of  dancers she founded the Temple of Happiness, an Ecstatic Dance temple based upon non-dual consciousness. Nowadays she is practicing her skills in the Temple. She integrates Storytelling, teaching, music and dance in a joyful practice that support people to free themselves from the oppressive patterns of the mind.

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Esta Polyesta:

Someone asked if I know a DJ who plays Esta’s style…. no! She is unique, I wrote him back. Her style is a mix of world music, ethno house, global beat, psytrance, and different vibes to feel good. There is no other DJ and artist like her, with her female power, she puts your both feet on the ground, let your roots grow into the earth, while you are as light as the wind and your heart sparkles…
I can’t explain in words, you have to experience her Ecstatic Dance journeys in your own body… She creates ED tribes and dances all over the world and plays at a lot of festivals on this planet. Her favourite spot is Goa, India..

To give you a glimp of her amazing empowering energy, watch this interview in which she explains Ecstatic Dance. She reconnects us with the ancient meaning of the word Ecstatic that will invite us to discover a different perspective in our own dance….

Interview with Esta about Ecstatic Dance

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DJ Huibert: is our own discovery! This DJ discovered ED and got so excited, that he started to make his own sets. Last year he did his premiere in our temple and it was so good, that we asked him back eversince. His style is like his character: gentle, sensitive and deepening. He takes you on a journey that comes directly from his soul.

Huibert about Ecstatic Dance and what he loves about it:

“In 2019 I discovered Ecstatic Dance. How unbelievably cool is that! I had heard of it a lot before, but thought the name was stupid, haha, so nice and short-sighted…
[read the ED history and watch the explanation of the name by Esta on You Tube, and you will understand why… red.]

Anyway, Ecstatic Dance has given me a whole new dimension to going out. So much so that ‘regular’ going out ended up in a big shadow…

…People generally feel quite ‘free’, which in turn invites others to experience this ‘free’. If you feel like standing on your head, for example, you can do that, nobody will be surprised. How you move or dance, everything is fine as long as you don’t endanger anyone…

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DJ Jethro: Jethro is a great DJ and already famous in places like Odessa etc. End 2021 he played for the first time @ Temple of Happiness… Our tribe is excited about his dance journeys eversince, because Jethro’s sets feel like a sweet dream, but there is a tiger in the middle that wakes you up…

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DJ Iccha: (Herman Franssen) played his first set at our dance temple, early 2020. Since then, he has played at many festivals and has been regularly invited back here. Iccha means wish or desire in Sanskrit, and is associated with Iccha-Shakti that is the surrender of your will, your wishes and desires to Shakti, the primordial goddess. As a DJ he supports you in the dance to meet your wishes and desires,so the divine can manifest itself in you.

His sets are powerful, connective with the heart were the light and the dark meet till illusion disappears and you melt into oneness.

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DJ Ro Frequency: (Rocio Cutzarida) : is a new rising star…

With her Shakti energy, at an early age, she had some experience in Buenos Aires and Barcelona at the melodic techno scene and some fresh experience as an ecstatic dance dj in Malta.

Rocío makes music for people to connect with their hearts. Through this connection; movement, dance, expression and exchange, arise. The different sounds and silences speak by themselves, creating “frequencies”. Rocío´s music selection is inspired by a fusion of the elements of nature and ancient sounds combined with groovy digital rhythms in an organic way creating a spontaneous atmosphere, where the frequency of LOVE leads people to a unique “inner experience”; a journey of “RE-CONNECTION WITH THE SOUL”.

When she played in our Temple, we experienced that her set was meditative, connective with the heart, and invites you to melt into oneness.

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DJ Yarun:  is an artist with a unique style within the Ecstatic Dance Community. We already know him from Club Lite, and after that he used to play with us in 2018 and again in November 2021…it was a amazing set, with lots of beautiful heart energy. Although he plays @ Odessa, no worries, Yarun said: I feel it as one tribe, one family! We love that, Yarun!

Being a resident DJ in Amsterdam, he is playing on Ecstatic Dances and Conscious Festivals around the world.
The music he plays is inspired on tribal shamanic sounds from around the world mixed with a large spectrum of electronic music styles. The feeling on the dance floor is spacious and grounding, compelling melodies, strong and earthy beats. Rhythms that make your Body want to dance, your Mind to become silent and your Spirit to expand.
Dance journey’s often with a deep flow and some unexpected twists and turns at times. Dancers often experience a deep ecstatic quality by the experience and the feelings that are being touched, while coming to the surface and being released give space to directly experience a freedom and presence…

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DJ Sefrijn: DJ sets by Sefrijn contain music from all over the world, different atmospheres and styles mixed into a smooth dance journey. Immersive African percussion and Tribal House that leaves you stamping on the earth, but also a sensitive ear-pleasing melody, or a playful Klezmer intermezzo. As a DJ he plays at Ecstatic Dance events throughout the Netherlands and beyond. He chooses tracks and transitions in the moment, in attunement with the dance floor. He often dances exuberantly behind the turntables: experiencing, feeling, embodying the music.

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DJ Raïhani: Shaman of Dance, Ecstatic Dance Master, Dance Floor Magician…
Kareem Raïhani has been called many names for the ecstatic journeys he creates world wide on festivals, gatherings, retreats and ceremonies.
The only way to understand what all those dancers feel thru Kareem’s music and dance is to simply experience it!

For more then 20 Years, Kareem Raïhani shares his music throughout Europe and beyond and mixes like no other different styles of dance music into a happening of body shaking rhythms, shamanic vibes, heart opening sounds, spiraling melodies and contagious grooves. His sets are containing many of his own productions and remixes. Being close to the heart and Mother Earth. Respecting ancient knowledge and conscious of modern technology.

Kareem’s Dj sets are setting dance floors on fire! He is always reaching for that moment when the trance kicks in and the dancer becomes the dance…

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DJ Bravon:

With his love for music and dance, he creates unique musical dance journeys, right in the moment tailor made for this dance floor.

“When I listen to music it’s all about discovering new songs to dance to, across all genres and I just can’t stop recognising potential songs that I want to remix. When I’ve made a new song or remix I just can’t wait to show it to people and I’m so curious how people will dance to it.”

From his point of view Ecstatic Dance is an invitation for transformation, from stress to relaxation, alone to together and from not knowing to inspiration.
He facilitates this journey by mixing music from all wind directions, meditative soft melodies to exciting drums and everything in between.

Behind the DJ booth he likes to dance along. Follow him via: https://www.facebook.com/djbravon/ or www.edmn.nl

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DJ Qatweazle:

DJ QatWeazle always has a surprise in store for you. One time he takes you on a magical journey through Wonderland, the other time you experience a raw absurdist hurdle in which unbridgeable musical worlds follow and embrace each other at a rapid pace.
DJ QatWeazle’s musical journey is one you won’t soon forget. In addition to the rhythmic lifting sounds, he also introduces you to frayed music: you can dance with your own demons and bring them to light again during the dance. When the trip is over, you’ll be home safely. DJ QatWeazle is also an enthusiastic dancer and likes to immerse himself in music during the Ecstatic Dance.

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DJ Socrates:

I specialise in blending different cultural & musical roots into adventurous soundscapes that make for a warm ambiance. Rather than highlighting the contrasts I link the similarities I can hear in the music. Cumbia, Reggae, Bhangra, Celtic Fusion, Organic Electronica, Afro Bass, Tribal Rave.. I find my tracks in many different genres, as long as there is soul in the music and it helps me to tell a story, I will use it’s colour on my palette.

I hope you enjoy the sets as much as I enjoy mixing them and love to hear your feedback!
DJ Socrates

Bookings: info@djsocrates.com
www.djsocrates.com
www.youtube.com/djsocratesvibes

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DJ Martyn Zij:

Martyn is a multiple talented artist and musician. With influences of jazz and his background as an artist he offers you dance journeys in which you ground and melt with your inner source of love.. In the past years he grew towards a superior DJ (with a modest attitude…) He is one of the first DJ’s in Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam (Club Lite) and plays worldwide in lots of festivals.

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Ute Passionflower:

Ute is an electric violinist, singer songwriter and composer who holds degrees in clinical psychology, hypnotherapy and energetic healing. As a performer and speaker she merges the fields of music and mind in service of inspiration, healing and empowerment. She has performed on club and event stages throughout the world, from Luis Vuitton to Sensation White and co-composed music for film, TV commercials, theatre and documentaries including the Floriade, C&A Europe, Unicef, Terre Des Hommes, Picnic and Opus One. She appeared as a performer and speaker on TEDx, and is a teacher and publisher on the largest global meditation app Insight Timer.
Contact Ute to:
*Request an inspiring and empowering (online) electric violin concert
*Request a relaxing (online) performance of songs to dive into a warm ocean of harmony
*Place an order for a custom made power song for yourself, your company or your loved one(s)
*invite Ute to give an interactive (online) tuning  or meditation workshop

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Listen here to Ute in her meditative moods & meditations

DJ Yellowrose (before:Hansje Happiness):

DJ Yellowrose, is a dancer who is often on our dancefloor. She is also a DJ since a few years and delighted our  Dance Temple for Ecstatic Dance!!! We loved her and welcome her back!

Yellowrose about herself:

Since I can remember I have always been a passionate dancer and music-lover and, the step to become a DJ was something I dreamed about. And I knew that the time that I will stand behind the decks, will happen someday. As an active Ecstatic Dancer the last few years my ear for music became more aesthetic and diverse. For me, Ecstatic Dance is a form of making art through movement. My intention is to introduce dancers new beautiful and surprising music to let them paint a fantastic and unexpected piece of art. An art piece where they are proud of and never painted before. I would describe my style as surprising, weird, dreamy, sentient and theatrical and it’s drained with electronic flavors. Sure she is a great DJ and you must come and dance your heart out!

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DJ Stefano:

Stefano Richetto did we discover because he cycled through Amsterdam DJ playing a great set on his bike, while inviting people to be happy (during the first lock down)! This was so surprising and it sounded so well, that I called him. After we met he told me he has his own radio show. But he liked Ecstatic Dance and our way of dancing and conecting, so he came here in the beginning of 2021 for the first time. Enjoy this professional who is playing @ our temple again!

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DJ Pachamama:

This is a primeur for us! DJ Pachamama (Coretta) played already together with DJ Audyo , who is familiar with us here. But she started not so long ago and already has a lot of fans! we are very curious, tot tast , you can here a set from her and Audyo together here..

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DJ Ramon Richie:

From Groningen and for the first time in our Temple, DJ Ramon Richie will support us with a beautiful journey. His words:

The first notes are enough,
chills already running down my spine.

Altered state of reality setting in…

Carried by the waves I feel.

What is it, this power music has?

Ramon DJ

Als fervent danser, liefhebber van muziek en het leven neemt Ramon je mee op een reis langs vele windstreken, bekend, onbekend en eigen creaties in het moment.

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Zasja Heijligers:

Listen to this great singer/songwriter!

Muziek als Levensweg

Ik zing al sinds mijn 11e. Op straat, in theaters, en in eigen cabaretprogramma’s. Muziek is mijn leven en leven is mijn muziek. Begonnen als straatmuzikant, en op podia sindsmijn 16e, nadat ik een aanbod voor een platencontract weigerde omdat ik geen cover wilde zingen Na intensieve theater en kleinkunstscholing in Nederland en Antwerpen volgde een tijd van doceren, acteren, trainen en coachen van vele groepen, en een jaar rondtrekken in Costa Rica. 

Deze reis maakte de kunstenaar en vrouw in mij weer helemaal wakker.

De ervaringen in de jungle en de zee lieten me mijn cabaretprogramma’s “Gnoeluk”, “Snorkelen” en “De zon staat stil” te schrijven, waarmee ik meedeed aan cabaretfestivals.

Maar de muziek voelde als mijn ware pad, en de typetjes verdwenen geleidelijk naar de achtergrond…. Een aantal Spaanstalige songs over natuur en godinnen volgden.

Daarna startte ik vrouwencirkels en trainde groepen in improvisatie en theatermaken, met zelfontwikkeling als doel. Ik werd moeder en ging toch als als actrice werken. Ik bouwde ondertussen Engels Nederlandstalig en Spaans repertoire op. Na een auto ongeluk en 3 stembandoperaties was het eindelijk duidelijk : zingen en geen rol meer spelen was mijn weg.

Ik begon met muziek en paarden te werken, en vrouwengroepen.

En ik ging weer naar Costa Rica. Daar kreeg ik tijdens een meditatie aan zee een schokkend en voorspellend visioen van een godin !- Yemanja, de godin van de zee bleek later- die me waarschuwde……want….
Toen kreeg ik kanker. 

En kroop door het oog van de naald.

Daarna was er voor mij nog maar 1 weg: zingen.

En serieus nemen dat ik gevoelens van anderen kan vertalen naar een lied. 

Music & Talks werd geboren.

Na dood te hebben aangekeken voelde ik meer dan ooit dat het leven zo voorbij kan zijn !

En dan valt alle excuus om jouw unieke bestemming te volgen weg.

Ik breng je bij je hart via mijn songs, training of creatie !

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DJ Samaya is known in Amsterdam and surroundings for his fabulous freestyle Ecstatic Dance sets at Odessa. His rich musical taste contains a wide range of musical styles which he blends and fuses together like a true master magician. He is a deeply dedicated DJ, weaving all kinds of tribal, ethnic, world, shamanic and psychedelic forms of audio acupuncture and is not afraid to throw in lots of other styles such as bass, jazz, drum & bass, funk, soul, breakbeats, dubstep, classical or whatever tricky treats suit the moment.

Apart from being a DJ, he and his partner Baxtak (Outtalectuals Records) have launched the ‘Shivelight’ project for quite a few years now and with incredible succes. Together they managed to draw the attention of ten thousands of listeners and visitors from allover the globe who have noticed their unique Shivelight party concept. A concept which delivers and awesome captivating blend of live musical performances, dj-sets, animation/visuals, art, movement and dance.

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Dj Annika

Ecstatic Dance to Anica is a wonderful tool to come closer to oneself. It allows to discover the power and movement in the body, but also the stillness, both in body and mind, and to explore the many nuances of joy, sadness, and other emotions of the heart. For many years of her life, Anica has travelled, intrigued by what this globalized world is about, to understand different landscapes, the colorfulness of culture, and the reason for so much inequality. The most fascinating to her however is what makes all of us humans equal: the ability to move and to feel… onto the sound of music. Whether that is in a Berlin nightclub, a Ghanaian funeral, a Caribbean beach, the Ethiopian mountains, a Hungarian wedding. During her sets, Anica weaves those influences into colorful sets, that celebrate diversity, and that honor what unites us all: our journey through this world, on the dancefloor, towards ourselves.

Lsten to her music: https://soundcloud.com/dj_anica

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Dj Shanto

Yes, finally we seduced this great DJ Shanto, who started the first Ecstatic Dance in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. He is coming  to play at our Dance Temple at our Chitta! Cosmic Heart Dance Party!

Shanto, previous owner of the famous Club Lite in Amsterdam, has been a great inspirator to Mark and Janine to start the Temple of Happiness. Greatful as we still are for all the shared sparkles, initiatives and unique atmosphere, we infused our own place with the vibrations of this great formal club, which had to be closed due to new building projects (we miss it still…)  . And we love Shanto who spread his amazing light and music style around the whole country.

On the dancefloor it is always fun, we danced a lot of great parties with him (like Nataraj), so we expect to blow of the roof with this Master of dance! You cannot miss this, enjoy his Cosmic Heart Dance set during Chitta!

 

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