Sander van Doorn – Dutch DJ
Sander van Doorn’s real name is Sander Ketelaars. He was born in Eindhoven on 28 February 1979. Today he is a famous DJ and a music producer, who is an expert in the progressive house genre. Sander became a big fan of music at 17 when parents gave the artist his first keyboard.
Initially, Katelaas was a fan of hardcore and gabber (a subgenre of hardcore-techno). By the time he turned 18, the aspiring artist was performing in De Danssalon club, the resident DJ of which used to be the legendary Marco V. In the club, the DJ fell in love with techno and house. Since then, he started using different pseudonyms for performances, such as Sam Sharp, Purple Haze, and Sandler.
The first successful releases the DJ recorded as Sander van Doorn. The priority genre was trance. One of his first popular remixes was for Armin van Buuren’s “Control Freak. In 2006, Sander debuted in a popular radio show on BBC Radio 1 called Essential Mix. Later, the DJ got excellent reviews from such celebrities as Carlo Cox, Tiesto, and Armin van Buuren. At that time, many clubs tried to book Sander Van Doorn for private events.
After a few months, Doorn became a resident of several Ibiza parties and attended such famous festivals as Dance Valley. The popular Mixmag magazine gave the DJ an award for being “Future Hero”. Sander was also listed in the DJ Magazine and earned a prize at Trance Awards as Best New Producer.