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|Isis van der Wel|
|Also known as||DJ Isis|
|Born||29 April 1975|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, DVJ, CEO|
|Years active||1987 - present|
|Labels||All is One Records|
Isis van der Wel (born 29 April 1975 in Amsterdam), better known by her stage name DJ Isis and previously as 100% Isis, is a Dutch DJ.
As 100% Isis, Van der Wel jumpstarts her performance career at age 17 with a residency at Club RoXY from 1992 -1994. Instantly she starts her long running International career, performing at famous venues and festivals in territories like Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. In 1992 she performs at a Prince (musician) concert in Brussels. Together with Eric Nouhan, Isis receives her first production assignment in 1995 given by Bols. From 1995 until 2000 Isis becomes a resident DJ at Club Chemistry. In 1995 she is contracted by EMI, Virgin, Ariola, and BMG. In 1996 and 1997 Isis’ mix albums are ranked on the national top ten charts. At the World Expo '98 in Lisbon Portugal, Isis performs as an official representative of the Netherlands. Isis is asked to perform during the prestigious Holland Festival in 2000. The mix album ‘Reformation’ gets ranked in the top ten mix albums in 2001. In 2002 her talent is recognized globally and she is ranked in top ten of the worldwide female Tech-House DJ’s. In 2003 she becomes known as one of top 600 of the best DJ’s worldwide. At the World Climate Summit 2009 in Copenhagen Isis achieves her audience capacity record, reaching up to 100,000 spectators. Crown Prince Willem Alexander joins the audience in 2010 as a special guest during an audio-visual performance by Isis at the Ridderzaal.
Magma the Agency and All Is One
In 2000 Isis van der Wel founded the event production and artist management company called ‘Magma the Agency’. Since 2003 Magma the Agency is organizing events under the name of All Is One. Isis becomes responsible for programming and hosting an area at the world-renowned Mystery Land festival from 2003 through 2008. With All Is One she hosts successful events and club nights, such as All Is One Weekend and Amsterdams Glorie. Furthermore, Isis is commissioned as an art director and promoter for events like Amsterdam dance event and Museumnacht Amsterdam.
All Is One Records
In 2006 ‘All Is One Records’ is officially established. In 2008 All is One celebrates its first releases and presents the productions of young upcoming DJs and producers such as Arjuna Schiks and Daniel Zuur. The singles released build a bridge between different genres like Techno, House, Ambient and Experimental Dance music.
Ambassador of Liberty
The national 5 May committee declares Isis as Ambassador of Liberty for the Dutch Independence day of 2009. This honourable title allows her to join the queen for the annual Remembrance ceremony, continued by performing five big shows throughout the country.
Nachtburgemeester Amsterdam (Nightlife Ambassador)
Isis is elected as the Nachtburgermeester of Amsterdam (Nightlife Ambassador) in 2010, and serves as such for its 2-year term. Her function was to monitor the nightlife of Amsterdam and to build bridges between local politicians, entrepreneurs, artists and its audience. During her term she joined, and continued to be a part of, an expert team led by Eberhard van der Laan (Mayor of Amsterdam) to approve 24-hour permits for specific venues throughout the city.
Another result of Isis’ Ambassadorship is the realization of the Magneet festival. Magneet Festival is a crowd-sourced festival that uses an online co-creation platform in order to assist in the programming of the event, a pioneering concept in Europe.
2011 sees more communal growth for Isis as this is the year where she joins the ‘Zevenmanschap’, a committee headed by Andree van Es and aimed at raising awareness of tolerance and discrimination in Amsterdam. It consists of seven key figures from Amsterdam of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
Lifetime achievement award
Isis wins the Life Time Achievement Award in 2011 during the annual GK Awards for her outstanding achievements during her career as a prominent professional in the Dutch nightlife. Currently, Isis is extending her career to television, where she appears in several BNN TV shows, like ‘Vier Handen op 1 Buik’.
In April 2012, Isis celebrates her 20th year in the DJ business in the Paradiso (Amsterdam), marking her overall time in the business as one of the first professional women in worldwide dance culture, as well as an important member of the Dutch nightlife scene.
From 100% Isis to Isis
In August 2006 Isis decided to change her alias. When she started back in 1991, she got the name 100% Isis. After 15 years she decided to stop using it and she prefers to be called Isis ever since. What she had to say about it:
100% ISIS has been my nickname since I was sixteen years old, like Lange Frans & 50 Cent are aliases. I didn’t come up with it. The printshop which printed the very first flyer that featured me used the name 100% ISIS. And there was no stopping it ever since. I am now at a point in my career that it’s time to make my name known as more than just an artist, but also as a human being which went through major developments. I am now a grown woman and my name is Isis.
DJ Mix CDs
The following albums were top 10 nationally ranked.
- 100% Isis (EMI/Vigin/Ariola/BMG)
- 100% Isis 2 (EMI/Virgin/Ariola/BMG)
- Reformation (NEWS)
- Pulse (OXFAM NOVIB/ID&T/DANCETUNES)
All revenue collected from 'Pulse' goes to Girls' Power Initiative, a project for young girls in Nigeria.
- Oriental Illusion - Isis & Eric Nouhanb - Bols 1995
- Eenhoorn - ISIS & Piet Jan Blauw - All is One Records 2008
- Ibiza Luna - ISIS & Piet Jan Blauw - All is One Records 2009
- Blandas - ISIS & Piet Jan Blauw - All is One Records 2009
- Liberté - ISIS - All is One Records 2009
- Liberté Remixes – ISIS – All is One Records 2009