Sander van Doorn

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Sander van Doorn
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Van Doorn in 2014
Background information
Birth name Sander Ketelaars
Also known as Filterfunk, Larsson, Purple Haze, Sam Sharp, Sandler
Born (1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 37)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Genres Electro House, Progressive House, Tech Trance
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, remixer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Doorn Records, Spinnin' 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

Sander van Doorn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsɑndər vɑn ˈdoːr(ə)n]; born Sander Ketelaars [ˈsɑndər ˈkeːtəlaːrs] on 28 February 1979) is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ.

Musical career[edit]

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 in June 2006. 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 did a collaboration with Robbie Williams.

On 3 March 2008 Sander released his first artist album under the record label Spinnin' Records. The album was titled 'Supernaturalistic'. It is a 13 track album with a wide variety of tracks.

March 2008 saw Sander win an award for 'Best Breakthrough DJ' in the International Dance Music Awards at the Miami Winter Music Conference in 2008 (beating the likes of Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Axwell). His track "Riff" also received a nomination as the best "Underground Track".[1]

In the summer of 2010, Sander had residency at the world famous Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. On Tuesday of every month Sander was going behind the decks with the likes of super star DJs.

Sander headlined a lot of music festivals with Bal en Blanc 16 in Montreal, Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino, Electric Zoo in New York and Transmission in Prague just to name a few. 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.

Just like in 2009, all of Sander's tracks produced in 2010 including "Renegade", "Daisy", "Reach Out", "Hymn 2.0" and "Daddyrock" went to the top of the Beatport charts.

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.

In March 2012, Sander performed at Ultra in Miami, where he introduced his new single 'Nothing Inside' (Mayaeni/Justin Parker) Featuring Mayaeni. The song hit #1 on Beatport as well as the playlists and charts in numerous countries.

In August 2012, it was announced that Sander van Doorn and various notable electronic music producers would be featured on the Halo 4 remix album.[2]

2013 has been another successful year for Sander van Doorn. He started his own monthly internet radio show called "Identity" on Digitally Imported radio. He also released some hit releases like "Joyenegizer", "Neon", "Project T" (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and "Direct Dizko" (with Yves). Next to that he started his own record label named DOORN Records together with Spinnin' Records.

2014 started off with his release "Right Here Right Now", and his collaboration with Martin Garrix and DVBBS on "Gold Skies".



  1. ^ "Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Sander van Doorn, Alvin Risk, KOAN Sound, & Others to Appear on Halo 4 Remix Album". 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 

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