Sander van Doorn
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Sander van Doorn
Sander van Doorn in 2014
|Birth name||Sander Ketelaars|
|Also known as||Filterfunk, Larsson, Purple Haze, Sam Sharp, Sandler|
|Born||28 February 1979|
Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands
|Genres||Electro house, progressive house, tech trance|
|Occupation(s)||Disc jockey, producer, remixer|
|Labels||Doorn Records, Spinnin' Records, Ultra Records, Mixmash Records, Toolroom Records|
|Associated acts||The Killers, Depeche Mode, Julian Jordan, Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Sia, Laidback Luke, DVBBS, Martin Garrix, R3hab, MOTi, Oliver Heldens|
Sander Ketelaars (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsɑndər ˈkeːtəlaːrs]; born 28 February 1979), better known by his stage name Sander van Doorn (/ /, Dutch: [ˈsɑndər vɑn ˈdoːrn]), is a Dutch electro house DJ and record producer from Eindhoven.
Sander van Doorn began his recording career in 2004, releasing numerous tech-trance hits on Oxygen Recordings. He became a regular DJ at Ibiza's Judgement Sunday and the Gallery in London, and was featured on BBC Radio One's Essential Mix in 2006. He gained recognition as a popular remixer, shifting from remixing for trance producers to pop/rock artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, whose hit "When the Sun Goes Down" was remixed by van Doorn in 2007.
Sander van Doorn's musical style has ranged from tech-house and progressive house during the mid-2000s to more vocal-driven electro-house and EDM throughout the 2010s. Despite being more known for DJing, since 2006, he's been a regular presence on DJMag's Top 100 DJ surveys. Among his most notable remixes are Armin van Buuren's "Control Freak", Tiësto's "Dance4Life", Yello's "Oh Yeah", Sia's "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine", and Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night".
2007: Doorn Records and Best Breakthrough DJ
He established his label Doorn Records in 2007, and released his debut album Supernaturalistic on Spinnin' Records. That same year, he won the award for "Best Breakthrough DJ" at the International Dance Music Awards held at the Winter Music Conference in Miami.
The first big achievement in his career was securing residencies at Judgement Sunday in Ibiza and at the Gallery in London. In June 2007, he presented one of Eddie Halliwell's shows on BBC Radio One. He also did an essential mix for BBC Radio One. His productions, both original work and remixes, in 2007-2008 have generally been well received in the electronic music industry and are supported by more than 50 radio stations worldwide. Notable artists he has done remixes for include Sia, The Killers, Swedish House Mafia, Depeche Mode, & many others. He also collaborated with Robbie Williams.
2008: Debut studio album
2010: Headlining music festivals
In the summer of 2010, van Doorn had residency at the world-famous Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. van Doorn headlined a lot of music festivals with Bal en Blanc 16 in Montreal, Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino, Electric Zoo in New York City and Transmission in Prague. A month-long tour of North America, which started in April was a great success with the finale "Dusk Till Doorn" show at The Guvernment in Toronto. His tracks including "Renegade", "Daisy", "Reach Out", "Hymn 2.0" and "Daddyrock" topped the Beatport charts.
2011: Second studio album
On 19 September 2011, he released his second studio album titled "Eleve11" via Spinnin' Records. In 2011, he performed at Energy, Mysteryland, EDC and started a residency at worldwide Sensation festivals. He also released his first true cross-over hits 'Love is darkness' and 'Koko'. Besides that, his Dusk till Doorn compilation got its 2011 version, all of which earned him a Dutch Silver Harp award.
2012: Collaboration with Mayaeni
In 2012, his singles regularly topped the charts of online dance music retailer, Beatport. He collaborated with Detroit-based soul singer Mayaeni for the single "Nothing Inside". In March 2012, Sander performed at Ultra in Miami, where he introduced his new single "Nothing Inside" featuring Mayaeni. The song topped Beatport as well as the playlists and charts in numerous countries. In August 2012, it was announced that van Doorn and various notable electronic music producers would be featured on the Halo 4 remix album.
2013: Digitally Imported
In 2013, he started a monthly program called "Identity" on internet dance music radio station Digitally Imported. It became a weekly show that currently broadcasts to more than 70 radio stations globally. He also released some hit songs like "Joyenegizer", "Neon", "Project T" (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and "Direct Dizko" (with Yves).
2014: Gold Skies
In 2014, he collaborated with Martin Garrix and DVBBS for the single "Gold Skies". He also released "Right Here Right Now". In 2015, several more singles were released, including "Phoenix" (with R3hab) and "Rage" and collaborations with Firebeatz and Julian Jordan.
2016: The Snake 2016
Sander van Doorn started 2016 by releasing "Cuba Libre" followed by a collaboration with Gregor Salto for "Tribal". He then produced "Not Alone" inspired by the original track by Olive. "Raise Your Hands Up" with Chocolate Puma was released on Musical Freedom Records before "The Snake 2016" with Fred Pellichero. He ended 2016 with "WTF", collaborating with Oliver Heldens, which was released on Heldeep Records on 28 November.
2017: Return to trance and new album
Van Doorn released an album under his Purple Haze alter ego, Spectrvm, on 9 October 2017.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
(as Purple Haze)
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(as Sam Sharp)
(vs. Ron van den Beuken)
|"SOS (Message In A Bottle)"
|"By Any Demand"
(featuring MC Pryme)
|"Close My Eyes"
(vs. Robbie Williams)
(The Official Trance Energy Anthem 2010)
|"Love Is Darkness"
(featuring Carol Lee)
(with Julian Jordan)
(vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
(with Martin Garrix and DVBBS featuring Aleesia)
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or wasn't released in that country.|
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|Title||Released||Record Label||Other Artists|
|Dawn Raid||2008||Doorn Records||with Jon Rundell|
|What Say?||2009||with Marco V|
|Bliksem||as Purple Haze|
|Drink To Get Drunk|
|What Did I Do||2012|
|Into The Light||2013||with DubVision and Mako featuring Mariana Bell|
|Ten||Toolroom||with Mark Knight and Underworld|
|Direct Dizko||Doorn Records||with Yves V|
|Guitar Track||2014||with Firebeatz|
|THIS||with Oliver Heldens|
|Rage||2015||with Firebeatz and Julian Jordan|
|Ori Tali Ma||N/A|
|Oh, Amazing Bass|
|ABC||with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano|
|White Rabbit||Spinnin' Records||with Pep & Rash|
|Cuba Libre||2016||Doorn Records||N/A|
|Tribal||with Gregor Salto|
|Raise Your Hands Up||Musical Freedom Records||with Chocolate Puma|
|The Snake 2016||Doorn Records||with Fred Pellichero|
|WTF||Heldeep Records||with HI-LO|
|Need To Feel Loved||2017||Doorn Records||with Lvndscape|
|Just Won't Get Enough||Q-Dance Records||with Noisecontrollers|
|The Rhythm||Doorn Records||N/A|
|Neiloj||as Purple Haze|
|Contrast||as Purple Haze|
|No Words||2018||featuring Belle Humble|
|Bergen||Armind||as Purple Haze|
|Let It Go||Doorn Records||with D.O.D|
|The Hyll||Armind||as Purple Haze|
|One Love||2019||Doorn Records||with Frontliner|
|We Come in Peace||Armada Music||as Purple Haze|
|Surrender||Doorn / Spinnin' Records|
|You & Me||as Purple Haze|
|Like This||2020||Spinnin' Records||with Frontliner|
|Flanging||Flashover Recordings||as Purple Haze with Ferry Corsten|
|Strangers Thing||Doorn / Spinnin' Records||as Purple Haze|
|Spotlight||Spinnin' Records||with Harris & Ford|
|Rosy||Anjunabeats||as Purple Haze|
|The World||Spinnin' Records||with Lucas & Steve|
|Feels Like Summer|
|Temper Temper||featuring ONR|
Remixes and edits
|Artist||Track||Released||Record Label||Additional Information|
|Sia||The Girl You Lost To Cocaine||2008||Ultra Music||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Sam Sharp||Roundabout||2009||Doorn Records||Sander van Doorn Main Mix|
|Tiësto||Dance4Life||2010||Magik Muzik||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah||Miami 2 Ibiza||2011||Capitol (US)
|Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Inpetto||Shhhh!||2012||Doorn Records||Sander van Doorn Edit|
|Neil Davidge||To Galaxy||Microsoft Studios||Sander van Doorn and Julian Jordan Remix|
|Lady Gaga||Marry The Night||Interscope Records||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|The Alexsander||Output||2015||Spinnin' Deep||Sander van Doorn Edit|
|Moby||Natural Blues||2016||Spinnin' Deep||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Sam Sharp||Roundabout||2017||Doorn Records||Purple Haze Remix|
|Lifelike and Kris Menace||Discopolis 2.0||2018||Armada Music||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Frontliner||I'm The Melodyman||Doorn Records||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Syn Cole||Lights Go Down||2019||Virgin EMI Records||Sander van Doorn Remix|
|Bottai||Nunc||Doorn Records||Purple Haze Edit|
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