Dutch Music Showcase

Never before have we given such a rich and diverse program of Dutch musical talent a NDW stage at SXSW in one evening.
Come and enjoy an eclectic line-up of four formidable acts ranging from classical to surf-rock and from reggaeton to experimental pop.

Powered by Dutch Music Export & Dutch Culture USA

Fuse is a one-to-watch formation originating in the new-classical underground scene in Amsterdam.
Their original line-up (string quartet, double bass and percussion) enables them to develop a unique patchwork of styles and genres.
Influences from classical music, jazz, folk and minimal music are organically present in their signature arrangements and attractive improvisations, putting this sextet on the cutting edge of Dutch musical life.

Amber Arcades is the nom de plume of Annelotte de Graaf, a chameleon who reinvents herself with every album, drawing inspiration just as easily from experimental pop music as from the music of the American folk tradition. Her music is characterized by poignant melodies, dreamy vocals and reflective lyrics. She just released her third album 'Barefoot on Diamond Road' "Panoramic third from alt pop Netherlander.. she cuts sonic fuzziness with muscularity" -***** Uncut

Ir-Sais, is born on the Dutch Carribean Island of Bonaire, his interest in music started when he was just 7 years old. After his move to the Netherlands in 2009 he released various albums through his own label Placido. Heat, Deeper and Deeper 2.0 have accumulated more than 1 Billion streams and views to date. In 2019 the song Dream Girl caught the attention of DJ LY Prod from Paris, who used it on his Instagram. It instantly went viral and inspired the Dream Girl TikTok Challenge which lead the song going viral. Sony Music reached out to Ir and initiated a remix for Dream Girl with Puerto Rican Súper star Rauw Alejandro. The result was the “Dream Girl Remix" who charted around the globe and is now certified Multi Platinum in the USA!! From Bonaire to the world!

THE VICES bring a contrasting mix of britpop and surf rock. Imagine Cage The Elephant and The Strokes having a love-child who happens to possess a live-energy that reminds one of the early Chili Peppers. Those are some big names, but above all The Vices always stay true to themselves. With child- like fun and relentless ambition they can easily play tight and explosive or playful and danceable. This all resulted in their first club tour in early 2022 immediately selling out and Nothing But Thieves taking The Vices along as their support act to the big stages of Europe.

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Events featuring Dutch Music Showcase

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Dutch Music Export & New Dutch Wave