She is founder of the liberal concepts Milkshake festival, Supertoys, Vieze Poezendek (Dirty Kittens) in AIR and currently working as a PR & sales manager at AIR, where she is also responsible for the Liberal nights. With the inherited old iT building, a number of aspects such as freedom and tolerance are very important for AIR. These aspects are also the hallmarks of Milkshake.
In 1999 she began as an executive creative producer for Now & Wow, a club in Rotterdam with a strong theatrical character where there was constantly space for innovation, experimentation and, more importantly, where visitors could be themselves. From that period on she developed concepts to keep exciting the night butterflies in Amsterdam.
In the unconventional nighttime playground run by Ted Langenbach, she learned to think creatively: ‘We developed creative concepts and ideas that started with a message’. This is something she misses in the current nightlife and something she brings back to AIR with her own concepts, such as Milkshake festival. ‘I want to be dragged through memorable decor and entertainment in a playful way. I want to see things I’ve never seen before. That makes me happy’. She claims to have a strong allergy to limited ways of thinking and that’s why she thinks it’s time for a liberal festival where the above factors and more come into their own right. Like her favourite saying: ‘The time is always now!’ (Peter Beard)
Maz Weston moved to Amsterdam at the end of the 80’s and organized with ‘Soho Connection’ the very first illegal Acid House Warehouse Party in the town: exciting times where everything seemed possible and a whole new musical revolution took place. She works currently in Paradiso as producer – or mostly ‘trouble shooter’ – for events such as Manifesto, Oud Hollandsch Acid Feest, Black Tea Party, F*cking Pop Queers, Gouden Kabouter Awards and Lovedance. This year she’s taking care of the music programming for Milkshake. What makes Amsterdam an exciting place to be? Possibly the fact that so many different cultures and scenes live, work and party together bringing color, tolerance and sensation to the city. Milkshake brings everyone together in the same positive way – it’s a day to celebrate life.
After a couple of decades of working in the Dance scene as a creative, Sinan ended up working for Milkshake Festival. With an endless smile he enjoys making pretty things and working hard. “Milkshake to me is the stepping-stone into the future: a utopia where we are free of labels; a place where we can be our own identity and have a blast during. I feel this festival is a celebration of live and have never felt more at place in a work environment.”
Sinan loves: 8mm, 16mm, women, pop, bubblegum, film noir, religion, fashion, zeitgeist, underbelly, horror, Mette Sterre, magazines, Tokyo, dancing all night long, fresh juice, customizing clothes, Lego, sunlight, nighttime, food out the oven, toys, and porcelain dolls, dressing up, his friends.