Belgian musician Dijf Sanders pens & produces soundtracks for distant, far-flung places that brood with exotica, psychedelia, jazz & electronica. Armed with a set of field recorders, Dijf traveled to every urban & rural corner of Indonesia in the spring of 2017. His new album Java is a psychedelic & modern search for the sounds of the homonymous Indonesian island. 


I don’t consider my music to be spiritual. When you already know the secrets of your own magic show, it no longer amazes you. That demystification works quite sobering...

Dijf is one of many great Flemish talents. In the past, he earned his stripes with Teddiedrum & The Violent Husbands & has produced bands like Kenji Minogue & Blackie & The Oohoos. He has also released music under his own name including the critically acclaimed album ‘Moonlit Planetarium’. Welcome to Dijf Sanders' wonderful journey into future exotica.

Friday 04 May 2018

20:30 — 21:30

Het Depot (Venue)

“Ik stond in mijn onderbroek in een rivier bij een stel kletsende vrouwen.” - De Morgen

Begin dit jaar trok de naar Gent uitgeweken Bruggeling Dijf Sanders twee weken door het Indonesische eiland Java om er veldopnames te maken. Uit het verzamelde materiaal distilleerde hij de plaat Java, een pareltje vol exotica en tropische triphop.

Read the full article on De Morgen here

Dijf Sanders on his Indonesian field recording adventure

Having spent two weeks in Java getting better acquainted with the Indonesian island’s sounds, a project made in collaboration with Europalia, Ghent-based producer Dijf Sanders came back with enough field material to record an entire album, aptly titled Java.

Read the full article on The Word Magazine here

Dijf Sanders - Java

A view on Dijf's two week trip to Java, Indonesia. He talks about the creation process of his latest record 'Java' and unfolds his arsenal of peculiar and mystical instruments that contributed to his characterizing and estranging sound.