Reburning the flame

Dekmantel’s Melisa Cenik (25) and Is Burning co-founder Carlos Valdes (37) got together to talk about their collaboration and waltz through some nostalgic memories.

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Carlos Valdes
Split personality

Fafi Abdel Nour (23) was born in Syria, lives in the northern tip of the Netherlands, studies pharmacy during the day and DJs for ‘free spirits’ at night. People have trouble labeling him, but Fafi doesn’t care anymore.  

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Carlos Valdes
Boundless spirit

Born into a German-Brazilian musical family, Virginia discovered at a young age that she wanted to sing. The DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer has been involved in electronic music for over a decade now. Virginia has been a Panorama Bar resident since 2012 and her career took flight in the 90s, which she still feels nostalgic about. Get to know Virginia!

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Carlos Valdes
Transdimensional

Chicago-based DJ Eris Drew (42) recently rocked the stage at Was. Is Burning. But Eris is more than a DJ. Since her gender transition, Eris calls herself the High Priestess of the Motherbeat. To her, techno is a ritual to dissolve boundaries. Time to get ecstatic.

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Carlos Valdes