Carlos Valdes has been at the heart of Amsterdam’s scene for years, as a DJ, label boss and
promoter. He mixes up everything during his DJ-sets; from hypnotic techno to kicking house.
And rather than playing all the big hits, he is a master in selecting the right records for the
right time. He is well known for his classy taste. All this has lead him to become one of the
Techno curators for 22tracks (a internationally renowned online music platform from Dutch
origin). Carlos has earned a fine reputation in his own country, where he was a resident of
Amsterdam’s renowned club Trouw (RIP) and now is a regular for the club’s succesor De School which opened in January 2016. Next to this, he is also a resident for LET, one of Amsterdam’s leading party organizations. But he also made fame in other countries around Europe and outside of the continent as well. Over the years he has played in esteemed clubs like Panoramabar, Robert Johnson and Concrete and festivals such as Awakenings and Nachtdigital. Is Burning is the lovechild of Carlos Valdes and Sandrien. The club night is inspired by the old skool LGBT club culture, with a passion for underground house music, from Disco and Chicago House to Techno. ...Is Burning cherishes the past and embraces the new and is a place to be absolutely free, to shine and to be who you want to be: ‘Come As You Are’. This party started at Trouw in 2014 and continued at Cruquiusgilde (both clubs have closed their doors) has now seen editions in MMA Munich and Marktkantine. After the annual Milkshake Festival ...Is Burning took over De School where Carlos Valdes and Job Jobse ended the night with a legendary 5-hour back-to-back set.