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Typically when someone throws the term “Dutch house” around when describing the style of dance music they like, I throw up a little in my mouth. So called “Dutch House” is especially popular here in California, the commercialized “massives,” as they are called, have headlining acts who many consider “Dutch house” DJs. They play overly predictable, dirty electronic saw-tooth synthesizers and rely heavily on dramatic interludes, build-ups and drops to get a reaction out of a crowd. The biggest DJ culprits of this being Afrojack, Chuckie, Hardwell, Switch and Dirty South.

I had all but given up hope for Holland, until I found the extremely refreshing label Tomorrow Is Now, Kid! (TiNK!). It all started in 1988 when Joseph Salvador opened up the Portland Studios in Amsterdam and started recording up and coming Dutch artists. By 1990 the first TiNK! record was released with Black Tulip on production and Wendell A. Morrison on vocals.

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