When it comes to electronic dance music, there's probably no greater benchmark for superior taste than BBC Radio 1. From the eminent Pete Tong's long-standing Essential Mix to shows by esteemed tastemakers like Gilles Peterson and Annie Mac, Radio 1 has been the first to break EDM's cutting-edge sounds for decades.
So you know that when a then-unknown Canadian DJ Heidi Van Den Amstel landed herself a monthly slot on Radio 1's In New DJs We Trust show back in 2008, it was by sheer virtue of her musical taste and charisma as a selector.
And with her penchant for stripped-down techno and jackin' house, Heidi has since advanced to the forefront of the contemporary electronic music zeitgeist, becoming one of the most in-demand DJs at international hotpsots like Fabric, Panoramabar, and Space Ibiza as well as festivals like Detroit's Movement and Ultra in Miami.
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Heidi will be helping the LINK crew kick off its new Summer Sessions weekly party at Treehouse this Sunday along with NYC's Bill Patrick and a slew of local favorites.
Download: Heidi's DJ Mix
Heidi with Bill Patrick and LINK residents. Sunday, June 5. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. Call 305-674-4478 or visit treehousemiami.com.