March 22, 2013

Skrillex’ Bangarang sung a cappella

Filed under: Music by Branko Collin @ 8:49 pm

Says 3FM: “3FM DJ Roosmarijn asked a Dutch choir to make an a cappella version of Bangarang by Skrillex. She got Dario Fo to sing it in her program 3VOOR12RADIO on Wednesday 20 June [2012].”

Skrillex’ own version never got higher than 59 in the Dutch Mega Single Top 100 according to

The Theatre Choir of Dario Fo, as its full name is, has a ‘making of’ video on its website.

(Video: Youtube. Image: crop of a video still.)

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March 8, 2011

A whole hour of airplay to band that breaks the minute

Filed under: Music,Shows by Branko Collin @ 10:10 am

The minute in which bands have to compress their latest hit if they want to appear on De Wereld Draait Door, the popular talk show hosted by Matthijs van Nieuwkerk, has long been a nuisance to 3FM radio DJ Michiel Veenstra. But now he has come up with a remedy: the first band that dares to play the full version of their song (regardless of whether it will be broadcast or not), will receive a full hour of airplay on his show.

Newspaper De Pers, which reported the action, has weighed in by promising a mention on their front page of the same band, and an interview in the paper to boot.

De Wereld Draait Door responded by saying they simply have to cut the songs short because every minute of music makes them lose 200,000 viewers, Veenstra reports on his blog.

De Wereld Draait Door, literally The World Turns, is a pun meaning both “there’s always a tomorrow” and “the world’s going nuts”. Veenstra is the DJ that decided to spin music at the North Pole back in 2007.

Illustration: De Wereld Draait Door logo.

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March 20, 2007

Dutch radio DJ to spin at North Pole

Filed under: Dutch first,Music by Orangemaster @ 2:33 pm

3FM DJ Michiel Veenstra is planning to broadcast from atop the North Pole for five days starting April 23. For the occasion, 3FM has been rebaptized Noordpool FM. The idea is to raise awareness for the greenhouse effect and figure out how The Netherlands can help find a solution to the climate problem. The last broadcast on April 27 will be at the actual pole, the northernmost point of the earth. This is the first time anyone has attempted to do a live radio broadcast from this location.


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