San Holo will be taking over Skyway Theater with his innovative take on future bass in just a one day, so it’s time to take a closer look at him and his career. Here’s five tidbits that you may not have known about San Holo!
1. How San Holo got his name
Sander van Dijck spent years producing for other DJs, mostly participating in ghost producing, and experienced a great amount of success. He was prompted to go solo, so he chose the name San Holo.
2. San Holo and Walt Disney
His success caught the attention of Walt Disney Pictures and they threatened to file a law suit because of the similarity of his name to the Star Wars character Han Solo. He disputed these claims on the basis of the fair use law, and no additional response from Disney was released to the public.
3. San Holo’s viral success
San Holo released his debut EP titled Cosmos in 2014, which included a remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” that went viral. It currently has over 150 million views on YouTube and is often seen as the turning point in his career.
4. San Holo’s self-started record label
Sander van Dijck founded his own independent record label, Bitbird, in 2014. He had originally chosen “Bitbird” to be his stage name and made five songs under it but never released them. Since the start in 2014, artists such as Droeloe, Just a Gent, and Vic Alexis have released tracks on the label.
5. San Holo on the charts
San Holo‘s single “Light”, released in November 2016, made its presence on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs within the month and peaked at #13 in February 2017. His tracks have continued to hit the charts since February.
San Holo‘s six week North America tour is set to be his biggest to date. He plans to bring other Bitbird artists with him on the tour and debut a new type of hybrid performance. Instead of spending all of his time rehearsing for a completely live act, he made it his mission to continue creating new music in the studio and come up with a hybrid show so that he can do everything he loves. Attendees will need to prepare themselves for new visuals, songs and even Sander playing his guitar. Bringing Just a Gent and Droeloe with him on tour, they plan to spread positivity and to have a fun time. Make sure to get your ticket here before you lose your chance!
Written by: Krissy Woida