Sander Van Doorn
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Sander Van Doorn
Sander van Doorn
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Van Doorn in 2014
Background information
Sander Ketelaars
Filterfunk, Larsson, Purple Haze, Sam Sharp, Sandler
Born (1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 38)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Genres Electro House, Progressive House, Tech Trance
DJ, producer, remixer
Labels Doorn Records, Spinnin' Records, Ultra Records, Mixmash Records, Toolroom Records
The Killers, Depeche Mode, Julian Jordan, Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Sia, Laidback Luke, DVBBS, Martin Garrix, R3hab, MOTi

Sander van Doorn (Dutch pronunciation: ['s?nd?r v?n 'do:r(?)n]; born Sander Ketelaars ['s?nd?r 'ke:t?la:rs] on 28 February 1979) is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ.


Sander van Doorn began his recording career in 2004, releasing numerous tech-trance hits on Oxygen Recordings. He became a regular DJ at Ibiza's Judgement Sunday and the Gallery in London, and was featured on BBC Radio One's Essential Mix in 2006. He gained recognition as a popular remixer, shifting from remixing for trance producers to pop/rock artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, whose hit "When the Sun Goes Down" was remixed by van Doorn in 2007.[1]

Musical style

Sander van Doorn's musical style has ranged from tech-house and progressive house during the mid-2000s to more vocal-driven electro-house and EDM throughout the 2010s. Despite being more known for DJ'ing, since 2006, he's been a regular presence on DJMag's Top 100 DJ surveys. Among his most notable remixes are Armin van Buuren's "Control Freak", Tiësto's "Dance4Life", Yello's "Oh Yeah", Sia's "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine", and Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night".[2]


2007: Doorn Records and Best Breakthrough DJ

He established his label Doorn Records in 2007, and released his debut album Supernaturalistic on Spinnin' Records. That same year, he won the award for "Best Breakthrough DJ" at the International Dance Music Awards held at the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

The first big achievement in his career was securing residencies at Judgement Sunday in Ibiza and at the Gallery in London. In June 2007, he presented one of Eddie Halliwell's shows on BBC Radio One. He also did an essential mix for BBC Radio One. His productions, both original work and remixes, in 2007-2008 have generally been well received in the electronic music industry and are supported by more than 50 radio stations worldwide. Notable artists he has done remixes for include Sia, The Killers, Swedish House Mafia, Depeche Mode, & many others. He also collaborated with Robbie Williams.

2008: Debut studio album

On 3 March 2008, van Doorn released his first studio album via Spinnin' Records, a Dutch electronic dance music record label. The album was titled "Supernaturalistic" consisting of 13 tracks.

2010: Headlining music festivals

In the summer of 2010, van Doorn had residency at the world-famous Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. van Doorn headlined a lot of music festivals with Bal en Blanc 16 in Montreal, Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino, Electric Zoo in New York City and Transmission in Prague. A month-long tour of North America, which started in April was a great success with the finale "Dusk Till Doorn" show at The Guvernment in Toronto. His tracks including "Renegade", "Daisy", "Reach Out", "Hymn 2.0" and "Daddyrock" topped the Beatport charts.

2011: Second studio album

On 19 September 2011, he released his second studio album titled "Eleve11" via Spinnin' Records. In 2011, he performed at Energy, Mysteryland, EDC and started a residency at worldwide Sensation festivals. He also released his first true cross-over hits 'Love is darkness' and 'Koko'. Besides that, his Dusk till Doorn compilation got its 2011 version, all of which earned him a Dutch Silver Harp award.

2012: Collaboration with Mayaeni

In 2012, his singles regularly topped the charts of online dance music retailer, Beatport. He collaborated with Detroit-based soul singer Mayaeni for the single "Nothing Inside". In March 2012, Sander performed at Ultra in Miami, where he introduced his new single "Nothing Inside" featuring Mayaeni. The song topped Beatport as well as the playlists and charts in numerous countries. In August 2012, it was announced that van Doorn and various notable electronic music producers would be featured on the Halo 4 remix album.[3]

2013: Digitally Imported

In 2013, he started a monthly program called Identity on internet dance music radio station Digitally Imported. He started his own monthly internet radio show called "Identity" on Digitally Imported radio. He also released some hit songs like "Joyenegizer", "Neon", "Project T" (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) and "Direct Dizko" (with Yves).

2014: Gold Skies

In 2014, he collaborated with Martin Garrix and DVBBS for the single "Gold Skies". He also released "Right Here Right Now". In 2015, several more singles were released, including "Phoenix" (with R3hab) and "Rage" and collaborations with Firebeatz and Julian Jordan.

2016: The Snake 2016

Sander van Doorn started 2016 by releasing "Cuba Libre" followed by a collaboration with Gregor Salto for "Tribal". He then produced "Not Alone" inspired by the original track by Olive. "Raise Your Hands Up" with Chocolate Puma was released on Musical Freedom Records before "The Snake 2016" with Fred Pellichero. He ended 2016 with "WTF", collaborating with Oliver Heldens, which was released on Heldeep Records on November 28.

2017: Return to trance and new album

Sander teased on Twitter that he was releasing a new album under his Purple Haze alter ego. [4] and released "SPECTRVM" on October 9th, 2017. [5] He states that it's a deeper & darker side of him that's always been there.



Title Released Record Label Other Artists
Pumpkin 2006 Oxygen
Direct Dizko 2006 Konverted
Grasshopper 2007 Oxygen
Dawn Raid 2008 DOORN Records with Jon Rundell
What Say? 2009 DOORN Records with Marco V
Bliksem 2009 DOORN Records
Bastillon 2009 DOORN Records
Ninety 2009 DOORN Records
Daisy 2010 DOORN Records
Renegade (Official Trance Energy Anthem 2010) 2010 DOORN Records
Reach Out 2010 DOORN Records
Hymn 2.0 2010 DOORN Records
Daddyrock 2010 DOORN Records
Koko 2011 DOORN Records
Timezone 2011 DOORN Records
Drink To Get Drunk 2011 DOORN Records
What Did I Do 2012 DOORN Records
Chasin' 2012 DOORN Records
Kangaroo 2012 DOORN Records with Julian Jordan
Joyenergizer 2013 DOORN Records
Into The Light 2013 DOORN Records with DubVision and Mako featuring Mariana Bell
Joyenergizer (Lazy Rich Remix) 2013 DOORN Records
Neon 2013 DOORN Records
Project T 2013 Spinnin' Records with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Project T (Martin Garrix Remix) 2013 Spinnin' Records with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Direct Dizko 2013 DOORN Records with Yves V
Neon (Ummet Ozcan Remix) 2013 DOORN Records
Guitar Track 2014 DOORN Records with Firebeatz
Gold Skies 2014 Spinnin' Records with Martin Garrix and DVBBS featuring Alessia
Get Enough 2014 DOORN Records
THIS 2014 DOORN Records with Oliver Heldens
Rage 2015 DOORN Records with Firebeatz and Julian Jordan
Phoenix 2015 Spinnin' Records with R3hab
Ori Tali Ma 2015 DOORN Records
Oh, Amazing Bass 2015 DOORN Records
Ori Tali Ma (LVNDSCAPE Remix) 2015 Spinnin' Records
ABC 2015 DOORN Records with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Lost 2015 Spinnin' Records with MOTi
White Rabbit 2015 Spinnin' Records with Pep & Rash
Cuba Libre 2016 DOORN Records
Tribal 2016 DOORN Records with Gregor Salto
Not Alone 2016 DOORN Records
Raise Your Hands Up 2016 Musical Freedom Records with Chocolate Puma
The Snake 2016 2016 DOORN Records with Fred Pellichero
WTF 2016 Heldeep Records with HI-LO
Need To Feel Loved 2017 DOORN Records with LVNDSCAPE
Just Won't Get Enough 2017 Speqtrum Music with Noisecontrollers
The Rhythm 2017 DOORN Records
Neiloj 2017 DOORN Records as Purple Haze
Mant Array 2017 DOORN Records
Contrast 2017 DOORN Records as Purple Haze
Choir 1.0 2017 DOORN Records as Purple Haze


Title Released Record Label Other Artists
Supernaturalistic 2008 Spinnin' Records
Eleve11 2011 DOORN Records
Spectrvm 2017 DOORN Records as Purple Haze

Edits and remixes

Artist Track Released Record Label Additional Information
Sam Sharp Roundabout 2009 DOORN Records Sander van Doorn Main Mix
Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah Miami 2 Ibiza 2011 Capitol (US)
Polydor (UK)
Sander van Doorn Remix[6]
Inpetto Shhhh! 2012 DOORN Records Sander van Doorn Edit
The Alexsander Output 2015 Spinnin' Deep Sander van Doorn Edit
Moby Natural Blues 2016 Spinnin' Deep Sander van Doorn Remix
Sam Sharp Roundabout 2017 DOORN Records Purple Haze Remix


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