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dj Ldopa

Ldopa is not really a drug, it’s a neurotransmitter that helps passing electrical information through neurons in the brain. In some cases a disbalance in Ldopa can cause Parkinson disease and catatonic states or impossibility in moving (like in the movie Awakenings). So balancing Ldopa helps improving movement. In essence this is the main goal of a dj too, making people move.

Dj Ldopa aka Pieter Kolijn has been trying to improve movement for about 20 years now. Starting in a little studentsclub SSR and club LVC in Leiden he found his way to Melkweg and Paradiso in Amsterdam but also to the main festivals in Holland. Back then many times with his so called partner in crime dj Chaos as the Sabotage Sound Surfers crew, organizing and playing clubnights like Sabotage, Knockout or Drum&Bassline.

Never fitting in a box Ldopa’s musical taste is hard to catch in a few words. Of course his name is known for ‘jungle-drum & bass’, but ‘jungle’ can be a way of playing music too, colourful & exciting.
Ldopa wanders through classics in pop, rock, soul/funk, hiphop, house, d&b, reggae/dancehall. Next to the classics he plays new rock-electrohouse-dubstep-d&b-hiphop-mix_up_stylee for instance @Noodlanding (Paradiso). Basically Ldopa just likes to change the style…

During summer he plays chillstuff at the beach (Aloha @ Wijk aan Zee) anything from reggae, pop, hiphop, soul/funk, afrobeat. There are just too much beautiful sounds around.

 
Clubs:                Festivals:                Highlights:
Paradiso             Pinkpop                      Lowlands!!
Melkweg            Lowlands                   Static Radio Amsterdam
RoXY                  Freezeflight               Elementaal @VPRO Radio3
Aloha                 Dancevalley              support David Bowie ’97
Off Corso           Mysteryland            
Ekko                   Latinvillage
Tivoli                  Fast Forward
Solaris               Drum/Raw Rhythm
Stalker
LVC
SSR