The Netherlands has long been a key player in the field of dance music, as a nation it's responsible for some of the most successful producers and DJs int the world. Now, PostNL will be celebrating the talents of some of their most well-known DJs, by giving five Dutch dance DJs their very own postage stamp. The portrait of current World #1 Hardwell, alongside fellow Dutch DJs Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin and Tiësto, will be presented in luminous, vivid colours on the special collection of stamps which will be available to the public this Monday 6 October.
As well as all five DJs flying into DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll, scoring positions within the top ten, next up in conjunction with the opening day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on 15 October, each DJ honoured with a stamp will be presented with their own by PostNL CEO, Herna Verhagen. As 300,000 visitors are set to descend on the festival, Verhagen said:
“PostNL is the heart of society, so we like to bring stamps that meet everyone's perceptions - we are proud that we can honour these heroes in dance!"
Designers of the artwork, Mark Klaverstijn and Paul du Bois-Reymond, will also be in attendance, explaining why they have chosen to depict these artists in this way:
“For us it was immediately clear that the festive atmosphere of a dance event was leading, allowing us to be colourful with the stamps and for the portraits of the DJs taking centre stage.”
The stamps are also provided with an invisible code that can be scanned with the Cee App (Available for free download in the App Store or Google Play), to unlock five excerpts of the artists’
Having already scoped the prize for ‘Best Global DJ’ and ‘Best Progressive House/Electro DJ’ at the 2014 IDMA awards in Miami, and more recently being nominated for ‘Best Dutch Act’, ‘Best World Stage Performance’ and ‘Best Electronic Act’ in the 2014 MTV European Music Awards; making him the first Dutch dance artist to ever be nominated in three separate categories.
The 'Dutch DJs' stamps are intended for mail up to 20 grams with a destination within the Netherlands. The stamps are available at all stores and Bruna via Collect Club.