Beats & Eats with Vander

The enigmatic artist known as VANDER has demonstrated an incredibly diverse set of talents through remarkable releases, unique hybrid performances, and a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Of Dominican descent, Andres is a gentleman in the streets but a prodigy on the beats, featuring a history of bringing records to high-ranking labels that to name only a few, include The Gardens of Babylon, Stil Vor Talent, Pipe & Pochet, and Klassified. His sound is distinct, yet diverse, dancing the lines between Afro-Latin influences, synthwave, and the darker sides of disco, but characterized by a signature spirit that one can only describe as unapologetically authentic. When he isn’t demolishing dance floors or crafting his next release, VANDER keeps busy with an extraordinary amount of non-ordinary pursuits. From booking international talent with his Amsterdam-based events label Corals to teaching the next generation of producers through the online platform known as the Curious Artist’s Club, the loveable Latino never ceases to inspire those around him with humility and hustle…


A track you love to hear on a sunny morning…

Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott – pumps me up everytime!

Your perfect breakfast would be…

My perfect breakfast is scrambled eggs with veggies, ham, and a nice bit of toasted bread. Very simple.

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

Frogs in Phillipines.

The dish that reminds me of my childhood

Tostones con huevos fritos. (fried plantain with fried eggs)

Who taught you to cook?

I grew up with a nanny who took care of me and my siblings throughout most of our childhood. I remember my first cooking experience was with her, she taught me how to make pasta. 

Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home city Santo Domingo…

La Central, SBG and Meson de Bari (below)

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What other restaurants do you love visiting around the world?

I love eating tacos in Mexico, can’t really name a restaurant there, but any street tacos is VIBES!

El Cardenal in Mexico City (below)

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Casa Jondal, Ibiza (below)

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FAAM, Amsterdam (below)

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A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills at home/their home…what did they cook 

Surprisingly, Maga with his special quiche!

Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do… 

Meat Börek, haha. Literally every week I fall for one in the Turkish pastry shop next to my house.

What is your signature dish?

Scrambled eggs! 

If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?

Probably Gordon Ramsay, just to hear him ranting. I would probably do things wrong on purpose just for fun. Haha…

Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…

Andy Warhol, Jimmy Hendrix and Albert Einstein 

A dish you have yet to master…


Your favourite pizza topping,

Ham and Pineapple! Haha no I’m kidding, some spicy salami…

Your biggest ever food mistake

Not eating enough!

A dish you just cannot eat


You get in from the club pissed, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…?

Probably a frozen pizza

The most expensive meal you have ever had?

Probably a lunch I had at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London a few years ago with my aunt.

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My favourite restaurants on the island…

Casa Jondal in Ibiza

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The best sunset spot for a cold drink…

Mambo sunset!

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A record that always reminds you of Ibiza

Llovizna – Luciano Remix

Your favourite Ibiza dish


The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…

Wake up early in a house in the mountains with a beautiful view to enjoy the sunrise. Then I will go to Salinas to chill…

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…after go for lunch in the beach, guess where! Lastly, go to DC 10 and enjoy the last 12 hours of the day! Love that place.

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