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Estroe is regarded as one of the top female DJs in the Netherlands who is known for her warm, subtle mixes of techno and tech house that sway from delicate and warm music to darker sounds with energy and groove. On the production side, her delicate and profound compositions convey atmosphere and space. In addition to the label she runs called Rosedale Records, she also helps aspiring electronic artists through her agency Estroe Advice. She lives in Rotterdam.

What qualities make an amazing song?

When it’s a timeless classic and when it has something unique.

How would you describe your lifestyle?

My lifestyle mmmmmm… it’s all about music of course; DJing, running my label Rosedale Records, advising people on music production, making my own productions and remixes. I also work freelance at a music conservatory so the main word is music 🙂

Who do you respect?

I basically respect anyone until they prove me wrong.

What websites can’t you live without?

I could live without internet if I had to so there’s no particular one, but if you mean ‘What are your favorite websites?’  then I’d say FB, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Whatpeopleplay, Dutch news websites etc etc.

What do you love most about Rotterdam?

The mentality of the people and the creativity in architecture and nightlife.

What sound best describes your city?


What is your favourite beverage?

Elderflower lemonade.

Do you believe in 'love at first sight'?

Yes I do because that’s what happened when I met my husband.

What are you listening to right now?

The sound of silence, after a day in the studio I love to give my ears a bit of rest.

If you were able to listen to only one music album ever again, what would it be?

What are your favourite cities around the world?

Toronto, Tokyo, Barcelona, Zurich, Berlin, Lissabon.

Where would you travel to if it was the last journey in your life?

I would travel to to South America because that’s high on my wish list.

Do you believe in ghosts?


Are you more of a rule breaker or a rule keeper?

A rule keeper, I’m a control freak and very structured so I’m not very likely to break rules, boring, I know.

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

I’m becoming more and more a hugger.

What is your motto / life philosophy?

Honesty works the best.

What are your future plans?

Living long and happy ever after.

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