20.00 - 22.00 uur

Never Too Late: It’s never too late to follow your passion

Ludan Schmid (DJ LudOne) was born in 1975 and has been a dance music fan since the late 1980s. In addition to making his own tracks on the Commodore Amiga, Ludan attended many parties and played at small-scale dance and school parties in the north of the Netherlands. From Kevin Saunderson, Roger Sanchez, Deep Dish, and DJ Dimitri to DJ Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, and DJ Gizmo, Ludan has witnessed the rise of the different styles and artists within the dance scene. But one style has remained his favorite all these years, and that is progressive house. Stacks of CD’s and records are still in his closet, and he has worn out self-recorded DJ sets that were often broadcast on the radio at night by artists such as DJ Sasha, John Digweed, Nick Fanciulli, Lee Burridge, Hernan Cattaneo, and Guy J. He went to the local record store every Saturday to listen to the new 12-inches, and of course he went to parties all over the country on a regular basis.

And then, graduating, love, cohabitation, work, children, own business, etc. All reasons to no longer pay attention to DJing and music production. But fortunately, Ludan has always remained involved in the dance scene by following it closely, spotting new music every day, and attending many parties.

And then, due to a major event, his life suddenly came to a standstill. When he was picking up his life again and finding a new balance, the big question came to him about why he had pushed his passion of “making music and DJing” to the back for all those years and set other priorities that were further away from him and his passion. Stimulated by his social environment, Ludan started to experiment again as a producer and bought a DJ controller to learn how to mix with digital music. The passion started to flow and so did his enthusiasm. And that enthusiasm has been expressed in the development of the Never Too Late concept.

Never Too Late is a 30+ club dance event that aims to bring the progressive dance scene and its accompanying cozy atmosphere to outside the Randstad on the eve of clubs in the Netherlands. The Never Too Late parties therefore start at the end of the afternoon to end around 1:00 a.m. and flow into the regular club night. This ensures that Never Too Late provides an attractive pre-club evening and the parties end Never Too Late. The first edition was a great succes so the Never Too Late concept will be repeated and expanded to other cities.

For DJ LudOne, Never Too Late is a great platform to give more expression to his passion for music and we will see what life will bring him from there.




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