When Blasterjaxx and Laidback Luke look to the same artist as the sound of the future, you really should take note. Zonderling is the duo of Martijn van Sonderen and Jaap de Vries, who joined forces as a result of their work on Martijn’s group Noisia.

Zonderling is unique, with their focus on sound design creating a musical experience for home listening as well as the club. Their name is the Dutch word for stranger, or loner, which describes their unique talent for achieving a balance between playable DJs tracks and listenable music for real life.

We couldn’t help but get extra geeky talking to them at Amsterdam Dance Event about their upcoming collaboration with Lost Frequencies, their epic remix of DJ Licious’ “Calling,” and the genesis of their vocal hit “Remedy” with Mingue.

What shone through the whole chat was how down to earth and real they were. When asked about what they think about when they DJ, they said that “it’s really special what we get to do” and that they are “always in the moment.” Talented, creative and modest – those are the signs of a true artist.