Performance Type: DJ
Aliases: Tale of Bus
Where From: Netherlands
Based in: Amsterdam
Affiliations: Tale of Bus | Likeminded
Daan Donk has been an avid record collector since the age of 19 and a familiar face in the Dutch party scene. He earned his stripes as booker and resident DJ of beach club Woodstock '69 where he started DJ-ing at the age of 19. With weekly parties, the beach was the perfect setting to learn the craft of reading crowds in different dance-floor situations, which has shaped him as a person and as an artist over the years. His sets consist of a trippy old school house, broken beat and tasteful electro that will guarantee a dynamic vibe wherever he spins. Selections where you can hear and feel the passion, from someone who has been dedicated to search for unusual dance music for more than a decade.
He is also the man behind Likeminded, his own party series he co founded with friends in 2017, known for promoting the very highest standards of club sound. Often at off locations with a very DiY approach in terms of offering the best set up and sound. The musical focus of Likeminded is in the left field corners of dance music that often goes way beyond the house & techno genres. It’s also the place where the likes of Saoirse, Hicham, Luke Slater (The 7th Plain) and Desyn have conquered the dance floor at recent parties in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Daan moved to Berlin in the summer of ‘21 and co-founded the open air venue Plötze where he curated events and held a summer residency. Unfortunately the venue lost its license and it meant the end of a short but amazing summer at a promising new venue that already touched the hearts of many in the Berlin community.
In October ‘21 Daan moved back from Berlin to Amsterdam, eager to find new outlets that would support his rave spirit. He decided to buy a 90’s campervan and convert it into a mobile record shop: Tale of Bus, which is his own little music utopia that has developed out of a personal response to a massive becoming music industry. Daan once worked in the top level festival circuit and quit his job because he wanted to have a more intimate relationship with DJ culture, music, artists and fellow vinyl enthusiasts. Now the Tale of Bus is born.
The kick off was last ADE’22 with a pop up at het Volkshotel. Artists who were staying at the hotel found their way easily into the bus and ended with a big pile of second hand records. He made a lot of new friends too, it's like inviting friends to dig in his living room. Some of the clientele of the first 2 days include Sadar Bahar, David Vunk, Margaret Dygas and Rhadoo to name a few. All leaving with a smile and wondering where and when the next pop up will take place.