Crystal Waters starts the year with her New Single “I Am House”, a result of Amsterdam Dance Event. Check the playlist for the song.
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During Amsterdam Dance Event, I have the opportunity to meet our “Gypsy Woman” from the nineties popstar Crystal Waters at Dylan Hotel, so I take the train for a speed date.
There was high security around me. While I was waiting for my Magic Moment, I saw DJ’s Hardwell & Afrojack making their fans go wild when they came out a boat and behind the overprotected gate Crystal Waters where already there waiting for her manager and me.
Back in the day, Crystal Waters wrote In 1988 “Gypsy Woman” and “Makin’Happy”. It took 3 years to get her first written songs signed by a Record Company with the support of some DJ’s.
The last 5 years Crystal Waters was at ADE and now she is back at the same time her Single “Believe” is out and brought her friend Kristine W (which released recently her New Single “Out There”) to Holland to show her that ADE is really something to experience as artists like her.
Waters performs at Café Schuim on October 20th, 2016 alongside StoneBridge, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights, Mr.V, Olav Basoski, Alex van Alff, Kid Massive and Paige with the “IAMHOUSE”event. According to Crystal “it was great”.
The next day she did a Songwriterscamp for Spinnin’Records / Ultra Records with Trobi (?), a new kid that was amazing at the studio and she is excited for the final results.
On the third day she did lots of press, like this interview, where she was telling me some details about her upcoming New Album “IAMHOUSE”, which will be a collection of divers house-styles like Commercial House, Deep House, Underground House and Dark House. She wrotes 14 tracks and make the melodies, while producers provide the music featuring StoneBridge, Sted-E, Jesse Saunders and some new folks (nicknamed Next Years Generation). She will pick 9 or 10 tracks, which will set to be released around February 2017.
Listen 2 Crystal Waters – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.
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Believe – EP 09/13/2016
For a third time, I visit the Amsterdam Dance Event. After StoneBridge and 2 Unlimited, this time Marc Tasio and Bibi Provence takes me to the ADE as they were a part of “Houseconnection” and what a strange coincidence they perform at the place where my Amsterdam-friends-experience begun 13 years ago “Three Sisters Pub” at the famous Rembrandtplein (Rembrandtsquare).
While I was filming for my friend Bibi the performance I could not believe my eyes. The pub was as chique as in my good old days and the audience are the same classy and friendly ones, but with a magic flow from America. They were such a beautiful crowd from Boston! Pure and so much love! I keep myself on the background as it was Bibi who needs to be the front figure, but when I need to leave the train I felt that I have missed my change to had a good loving conversation.
The performance was planned at 10:15 PM, but because Rugby fans in the audience, we need to wait until it was over. Marc Tasio from France, makes a beautiful 20 minute mix of great tracks from the “Feel So Alive” Album, that has been released as a CD this evening and will be out in Digital format next December.
All tracks are written by Bibi Provence and Marc Tasio and they are such a good combination. They performed live the Single “New Love” and “Never Too Late To Love Somebody”, that both did not made it to the Album.
Great tracks like “Feel So Alive”, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop”, “Feel It In Your Soul” and “Give Me What I Want” did it very well with the interaction of the audience.
Listen 2 Marc Tasio – Discography – Spotify – Playlist
Listen 2 Bibi Provence – Discography – Spotify – Playlist
To hear the Full Album, it is already on Soundcloud for free!
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Feel So Alive – MP3 11/16/2015
New Love – EP 03/23/2015
Soul In Love – EP (incl. “Close To You” & “I Thought You Were My Guy”) 12/04/2015
Never Too Late For Love EP 04/14/2015
In 2007 I visit by accident the website http://www.stoneyboy.com and found out that the contactperson for DJ StoneBridge was DaYeene-singer Diane Söderholm. As I am a big fan of DaYeene since 1995, I contact her. One week later they were in Amsterdam and so did I.
I love pure people and believe me they are! So I am following DJ StoneBridge on Social Media and some years later I see lots of hectical schedules, mainly from Sweden to America on and on, like it is just a simple ride around the neighbourhood.
During my 5 day visit of Stockholm, I had a few moments left, so I just asked if my Stoney Boy has some time, but ofcourse I knew what to expect. Strangly 4 times a year he has some days in a raw in Stockholm and guess what. I have luck!
So between my appointment with B Robin & Ms Trez I had a fantastic meeting at Scandic Anglais Hotel.
I was very interested to hear his point of view, when it becomes to his attitude. StoneBridge has fans all over the world and likes to make it personal. So he meeting up lots of people and like to know where he is, so he shows respect to other cultures by reading about the history of the city he visit.
Replying on messages from people make them more interested and make people open up about what you are doing and talk about it to others.
He is not the only Social DJ, Kaskade showed lots of pictures with fans in combination with photos where he has been at that moment and so did the Dutch DJ Chuckie for instance.
You can’t be oversocial is what Sten Hallström has learned recently in Gothenburg. He was totally exhausted, but had to be nice, so he was 8 hours social and realised there is a limit and need to take a step back and explain.
In the past StoneBridge would say that he wants to work with Madonna or Lady Gaga, but if you work with Big Names, they inform you and you become a little worker. That is why he prefer the Denniz Pop Theory. He did not wants to work with Whitney Houston as in that case, he will be just one of many producers. He choose some unknown singers like Backstreet Boys who become famous afterwards.
The next Single will be with a big name after all. Crystal Waters he met up at the Amsterdam Dance Event, 4 years ago. She just came by and has an incredible vibe that attracts him. 3 years ago in November they recorded the song, but finally they are satisfied (and they recorded the finishing touch a few days later than this interview was made) and StoneBridge believed that this will be next big thing after Gypsy Woman and it will be something else than people expected.
Why Stonebridge is so big in America has to do with his US Radioshow in North America. BPM Epic Mix is a 3 hour show and while people are listening to this at clubs for instance, the requests came for bookings. He had the same thinking about Americans as I do. They understand how to be Social and also the English people knows that very well.
Read more about him in this issue of “Magic Music Moments with…”
MAGIC MUSIC MOMENTS WITH…
Anglais Hotel, Stockholm
MY MAGIC MUSIC FRIEND
MY MAGIC MUSIC SONG
My new single: Stonebridge & Crystal Waters “Be Kind”
MY MAGIC MUSIC ALBUM
XSCAPE (Michael Jackson)
MY MAGIC MUSIC VIDEOCLIP
Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony
MY MAGIC MUSIC CONCERT
Prince – He is still magic
MY FAVORITE MAGIC MUSIC SONG OF THIS MOMENT
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Deniz Koyu Remix)
MY FAVORITE MAGIC MUSIC ALBUM OF THE MOMENT
DCONSTRUCTED – Walt Disney
MY FAVORITE MAGIC MUSIC MOMENT
I would say recording and releasing my first album “Can’t Get Enough”
MY FUTURE MAGIC MUSIC MOMENT
My fourth album – only just started 😉
MY MOST MAGIC MOMENT IN MY LIFE
My two sons Axel & Damien
MY MAGIC MUSIC PLANS are…
King of Spotify!
ANYTHING LEFT TO SAY?
Keep it real and keep it funky!