Esther Duijn’s sound is characterised by the deeper side of techno and house music. Growing up in The Netherlands shaped Esther’s music as she absorbed the rich Dutch scene of the time.
Having released on labels like Fred P’s Soul People Music, German Housewax and Portuguese Exquisite Music, solo and also with her long-time production partner Steady Douglas as “Duijn & Douglas”, Duijn has shown her skill as a producer and a DJ, with over 20 (vinyl) releases under her belt.
This has not gone unnoticed by the scene, earning her regular DJ slots at the mighty Tresor in Berlin and appearances at De School, UNTER NYC, Pornceptual, Freerotation Festival, Lantern Beijing, Gare Porto, Gegen (KitKatClub), Sisyphos, Bushwick A/V, Panoramabar and Trouw, along with countless other clubs and festivals across Europe and beyond.
September 2017 Resident Advisor asked her for their VS concept where they pair up two talented and likeminded Djs for all-night back-to-back sessions. They teamed her up with Skatebård and shipped them off to Australia for a nationwide tour.
Esther’s running a label, podcast series, stream & event called “Another Earth” where she invited artists like German master Moritz Von Oswald, Tom Ellis & Anton Zap. The label features artists like Myles Serge, Duijn & Douglas, Hakim Murphy, Plural, Opuswerk, Lee Holman and herself of course. Every other month she hosts the Another Earth stream on Red Light Radio Amsterdam.
Esther loves to mix the old, the new, the rare, the deep and the raw parts of electronic dance music to brilliant effect, never compromising on the groove. Maintaining a steady flow while staying true to the roots of Chicago house and Detroit techno. Esther also draws influence from acid house & techno, ghettotech, electro, ebm, disco and dub techno, having collected vinyls for over a decade now.
Duijn cites her influences as Clone Records Rotterdam, Bunker Records Den Haag, Tresor Records, Delta Funktionen, Daniel Bell, G-Man, The Mover, Soulphiction, Stingray, Anthony Rother, G Flame (The Advent) and Steve Rachmad amongst others.