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We are back with our favorite Sunday afternoon party. Once again we are teaming up with the Rainbow Disco Crew from Tokyo! Food will be served from 6pm – 8pm. See you on the 10th of February!

With

Ben UFO
Antal
Gonno
Masalo
Sisi

TICKETS

Ben UFOAs one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground breaking releases of recent years.

He remains one of the few DJs in the UK to have made an impact without a production career to fall back on, and as such his reputation is solely the result of his skill as a selector and as a mixer. As a result he remains in a position to fully explore sounds both old and new, across the worlds of house and garage, dubstep and grime, and further into the past. This level of commitment to the dance music of the last two decades has led to a collection of records which reflects the position London has long held as a city responsible for the constant development of forward thinking music.

Antal

Antal needs little introduction here. As a DJ and ‘musicologist’, there are few more serious than Antal. Trying to sum up the musical world of the Rush Hour founder with a few loose signifiers like house or techno would be futile.

Gonno

Part of Japan’s next house / techno generation and Rainbow Disco Club resident! Gonno’s renowned for his single “Acdise # 2″ released on International Feel Recordings, that got support from François Kevorkian among others. Check out the recording of his Boiler Room set in London to get a taste!

Masalo

With his roots hailing from Japan, the Dutch-based artist Masalo is considered part of the new wave of Amsterdam music creatives. His musical outcomes offer multiple perspectives of his universe, combining a love for cosmic and soulful dance music with a raw Amsterdam aesthetic. Masalo’s mixes are proof of this mentality, unearthing organic music and combining them with records that could be seen as modern-day successors of the original dance music.

Sisi 

Sisi has been actively involved in many areas of music culture; working with DJ Pige and Ryo Murakami to establish Pan Records A&R and as a booking manager at SECOBAR that has played a big role in the development of underground youth culture in Shibuya, Tokyo.

As he was moving through his music career, the depth of his soul and his impulsive attraction to dance music led him to the unique mixed music of disco, world music and house.

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This player previews Rush Hour’s 2018 label highlights. Now available on Bandcamp and in digital music stores!

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Tracklist:
1. Mutant Beat Dance – Feed The Enemy ft. Tyler Pope and Patrick Mahoney
2. Jordan GCZ- Pinball Lizard
3. Stanislas Tohon – Owhaaou ! (Raphael Top-Secret Edit)
4. Skymark – Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent remix) 10:02
5. Les Choc Stars du Zaïre – Nakombe Nga
6. Jungle By Night – Pompette
7. African Love feat Ronald Snijders
8. Larry Heard – Burning 4 You
9. Mutant Beat Dance – Toy Story

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This player previews Jordan GCZ’s three tracker Pinball Lizard. High Scoring EP from one of the hardest working producers we know.  Out now!

Flippers At The Ready! The A-side is a pacey affair – a multi-ball dancefloor battle against the Grand Lizard. The two equally Neon treasures on the B side were recorded at the gear-laden Worm studio, Rotterdam in 2017. This is another cracking solo outing from the Ju Ju & Jordash/ Magic Mountain High linchpin.

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Tracklist:
1. Pinball Lizard
2. Yellow Jackets Descend
3. Minor 7 Resin

Video Processing & Editing by: Hiro Ikematsu

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This player previews Masalo – New Dance (RH-store jams012)
Release: February 2019

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Upcoming Amsterdam DJ /producer debuts on Rush Hour with a loud 12-inch two-tracker, New Dance. After his remix for Bassekou Kouyate on Joe Claussell’s label and the strong “Testify” track co-produced with Jamie 3:26, he now goes solo with these two Italo infused dance floor igniters.

TRACKLIST
1. New Dance
2. Cycles

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This player previews Mutant Beat Dance – S/t, the glorious 25 track debut album of the Chicago trio, Traxx, Beau Wanzer and Steve Summers. ft. members of LCD Soundsystem and more! Release: November 2018

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Press: mijke@rushhour.nl
For North America contact: Gamall, g@backspinpromo.com

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5-track preview

                                     

Mutant Beat Dance has returned with their debut self-titled 25 track album, a record album booklet consisting of 6 records in 3 different formats of 12″s, 7″s and 10”, a CD and in digital formats.
This concept has been in development since 2015 with over two hours running time.

The debut album from renegade trio Mutant Beat Dance  (Traxx aka Melvin Oliphant, Beau Wanzer and Steve Summers) takes the wild and free sound of Chicago’s Music Box era into the 21st Century. Over twenty-five tracks the album mines an oft cited but rarely understood ground at the intersection of Post-Punk, Minimal Wave, Industrial, Disco Dub, EBM and proto-House / early-House. “Mutant Beat Dance.” is an epic journey into a classic American ideology that had its apex in Chicago.

This aesthetic has already proven influential on many artists across the globe. Least of which is the Grammy winning LCD Soundsystem whose members Tyler Pope and Patrick Mahoney back Melvin on vocals here on the Martin Hannett and Howard Devoto inspired “Feed The Enemy” – a cut that shows how wide and deep this epic record goes. Another LCD member Gavin Rayna Russom also provides vocals on the later cut “Geometrical Disease.” That these collaborations are included here should come as no surprise to anyone who caught the recent LCD tour – Traxx was the opening DJ on that nationwide tour. You can check out his opening set from Chicago last November at the link below.

Traxx has been working on this concept in various forms throughout the last decade on release for Discos Capablanca, Rong Music, Hour House Is Your Rush Records, L.I.E.S. (Long Island Electrical Systems), Light Sounds Dark, Rush Hour and his own Nation label finally refining his concept into its most thoroughly developed explored on this the debut M.B.D album that was started in 2015.

Mutant Beat Dance was originally a duo made up of Traxx, and self-described weirdo, Chicagoan Beau Wanzer. Given the scope of the new project it became logical and necessary to expand the unit to include its newest member Brooklyn based Steve Summers.

Together this hard-working trio has completed an album with an enormous diversity of song styles unlike anything they have ever done before. Unique in its musical range and content from obscure electronics with subliminal messages to funk laden machine grooves, industrial soundscapes, Detroit dirge, cryptic ankle bitter anthems and beyond this is a genre-bending challenging epic of an album.

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TRACKLIST
1. Creep In The Crowd
2. Hate Has No Home
3. Curtail Corporation
4. Transmitter/Transistor
5. From Another Source
6. Funk Groove(skit)
7. Revival 80s
8. On A Different Note
9. Midi
10. Crete ft. Marianna
11. Toy Story
12. Last Illusion
13. Synthesized Antics Of Evolution
14. Checklist
15. Piano Monologue(skit)
16. Feed The Enemy ft. Tyler Pope and Pat Mahoney
17. Scandalous Vanity
18. Geometrical Disease ft. Black Meteoric Star
19. Uncanny Ignorance
20. The Fear of Future and Euphoria
21. The Human Factor ft. Naughty Wood
22. Affliction
23. No Ambition
24. Lost Stars
25. Hero

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This player previews the 5th album by the nine-piece instrumental collective from Amsterdam, Jungle By Night. Due out on Rush Hour’s New Dawn label. release: November 12th, 2018

JUNGLE BY NIGHT – LIVINGSTONE
LABEL: NEW DAWN
CAT NO: ND 003

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After almost a decade of heating up dancefloors across the globe, Jungle by Night have reached manhood. In the process of creating their 5th album, the nine-headed collective melted years of passion, friendship, and influences from krautrock, dance, jazz, afrobeat together into new instrumental prose, fluently speaking the language of their instruments.

The band is an oddball ensemble within its own cosmos. A danceable and thundering live-act that connects with crowds like no other, with beaming fun and energy along the way.

TRACKLIST:
1. Jungle By Night – Hangmat
2. Jungle By Night – Pompette
3. Jungle By Night – Ja Precis
4. Jungle By Night – Love Boat
5. Jungle By Night – Stormvogel
6. Jungle By Night – Hurn In Bell
7. Jungle By Night – Spectacles Part 1
8. Jungle By Night – Spectacles Part 2
9. Jungle By Night – The Fog
10. Jungle By Night – Spending Week
11. Jungle By Night – Café Crème

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This player previews the next addition to RH’s reissue series; a split release, by Les Choc Stars and Teknokrat’s. Heat in two flavors! Check out the Zaïrian electronic dance floor banger “Nakombe Nga” and the dope, unheard Belgium new beat version on the flip… Co-curated with renowned record fiend John Gomez. Release: Fall 2018

The music on this winning double-sider was written by Tony Baron and Gery François, two Belgian producers that were involved in several musical projects on the New Beat scene in the 1980s. They worked under many aliases and recorded the Teknokrat’s haunting “What Did She Say?” at the famous Studio Madeleine in Brussels in 1989. Prompted by Jean Martin from Espera Records, Baron adapted the music into a further two songs to be released that year, Virginity’s melancholic “The Key”, and the surprising but ear catching collaboration with the label’s soukous stars, Ben Nyamabo’s Les Choc Stars Du Zaire. It is still a mystery how the seeds were planted for the one-off pairing that culminated in the electronic soukous bomb “Nakombe Nga”. What is certain is that it is set to light up dancefloors worldwide.

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Tracklist:
Les Choc Stars du Zaïre – Nakombe Nga
Teknokrat’s – What Did She Say

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ADEMAP

No need to sit still during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Rush Hour host 4 days of in-stores in a row + 2 diverse events. Also, Worldwide FM is joining us this year for a packed day ft. some of our heroes as our guests. We are overexcited! Please find all details below.

 

WEDNESDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour store, line-up tba 1 day in advance (7-9pm)

THURSDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour store, line-up tba 1 day in advance (7-9pm)

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Rush Hour Night @ Shelter w/ Hunee, Antal, Soichi Terada

FRIDAY

WorldwideFM radio day at Rush Hour store, line-up tba (12-19 h CET)

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Instore sessions at Rush Hour Store, line-up tba 1 day in advance  (7am-9pm)

SATURDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour Store, line-up tba 1 day in advance  (7-9pm)

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Giant Steps @ Cinetol w/ Tone B Nimble & special guests

 

 

 

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Thursday sees Rush Hour return to Shelter Amsterdam for a showcase with Antal, Hunee, Young Marco, and a live show trifecta featuring Soichi Terada, Kuniyuki, and Sauce81. This will be the final Rush Hour night in Amsterdam this year! Join the dance!

Presale sold out, limited door sale only.

 

 

 

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the warehouse projectRush Hour join The Warehouse Project, Manchester, for their last edition beneath the streets. A large part of the RH family is invited, please find the full line up below. This will be the only RH night in the UK this year. Let’s dance together!

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HUNEE
ANTAL
MOODYMANN
GERD JANSON
SOICHI TERADA x KUNIYUKI x SAUCE81LIVE
SADAR BAHAR
DJ NOBU
SAN PROPER
SASSY J
SANDRIEN
JORDAN GCZ (JUJU & JORDASH)
DJ OKAPI
JON K
MAFALDA
MARGIE
KRYSKO & GREG LORD
HIGH HOOPS DJS

END OF STORE STREET EDITION
We hope you’ll join us for one last dance beneath the streets.

Those who have signed up will have early access to tickets Thursday 9am, general sale Friday 9am.

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photo: dachstock.ch

Los Angeles based Gifted and Blessed, aka Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, has created genre-defying electronic soul tracks, solo and under many monikers, as well as for artists including Kelela, Steve Spacek and J DaVeY, integrating the technological, spiritual and ancestral in his works.  The gifted producer has built his extraordinary music religiously upon three pillars. But what do these actually mean to him.. ? We asked, he explained… (originally published in House Of Music, issue 5)

TECHNOLOGICAL

“Like with all electronic music, technology is at the center of my musical process. In my case, I am most fascinated by and most familiar with analog electronics, particularly vintage synthesizers and drum machines. I used to be a purist to the point where if it wasn’t vintage analog gear I wouldn’t touch it, but I’m much more flexible about how I work these days. If it sounds good to me, I am open to playing with it, regardless of when it was made or if the circuitry is purely analog. I do have a preference for hardware instruments rather than soft synths, but again, if it sounds good, I won’t count it out. I prefer and am most familiar with composing music using MIDI to allow my various electronic instruments to talk to each other, which also allows me to duplicate what I do in recordings in a live setting as well as to replay the same music on different instruments if and when I choose to. Basically I stay open to the technology that is available to me at the time. I think this is the case with all musicians though. Even classically trained musicians who play acoustic instruments are utilizing a form of technology. I would say that technology in some form is at the center of every musician’s process.”

 

SPIRITUAL

“Making music for me is a pure spiritual process that has nothing to do with beliefs, religion, dogma or any other kind of rhetoric we like to use when talking about spirituality. In my eyes, this whole life experience and everything about it is spiritual. That includes all people (not just ones who identify as “spiritual”) as well as everything else. However, there is something to be said about having an awareness of the “spiritual” nature of reality. That is to say, it is important for me to stay in touch with the part of me that is aware of my spirituality. I do believe in a Creator, and I believe all art (and really everything else, too) comes from this Source. But again, I really try to avoid sounding too holier than thou or dogmatic when it comes to my relationship to that Source. I am humbled by it, and I give thanks everyday for the gifts I have been given, especially the gift of life itself. I honor the way spirituality has been expressed, observed and practiced throughout human history in all cultures. Ultimately, I know that I don’t really know anything when it comes down to it. Like everyone else, I’m here trying to figure this life stuff out in real time as I go through it. But what I love about the spirituality of music is that at its best, the mind isn’t in charge. All my favorite music seems to come from an inspiration that is separate from the process of thinking. I don’t think any of us can say how we create the music we make. It just comes through. If there was a code or formula to it, all music would be amazing, which of course is not the case.”

 

ANCESTRAL

“When I speak about the ancestral, I am still referring to my sense of spirituality. The ancestors no doubt influence my music on the deepest levels. I am not only speaking about my ancestors in my direct bloodline. I am talking about all of those who have come before me, both living and non-living. Everything that has come before this moment in time has contributed towards the way things are now. That, of course, includes music and art in general, but it also includes everything else about life. This is the nature of evolution as far as I can tell. All that has come before now has informed how things are now based on improvements suggested as a result of life’s failures. And at the same time, as we suffer from our mistakes and refuse to improve or change, we contribute more and more harm and pain to the world. From this perspective, I believe there is much to be learned from previous ways of living and from the traditions and values of our ancestors that can help us all live more abundantly, efficiently and healthily in general. I hope for this to play out through the music, too.”

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Ron Trent meets Skymark! Two masterminds at work. This player previews Skymark – Find A Place In This Crazy World (RHM 028). 

The organic meets the electronic – musician meets machine. Pressed Loud For Optimum DJ Play. Summer is happening…  

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Ron Trent takes on the mighty Skymark original, and elevates the listener to a whole other place like only he can. Trent treats us to one his deepest, dubbiest jams to date – embracing the strength of the song while interweaving his own rhythm throughout.

The original track, here on the flip, featured on Skymark’s 2015 ‘Wave From The Nucleus’ LP- a beautiful song from the sun-kissed Swiss musician and producer who resided in Rio de Janeiro for many years, and now in Barcelona.

A real meeting of minds – both artists express their love for the deep and organic, incorporating Brazilian sounds, gospel, disco, jazz and soul in their music. Their similar, detailed approach and ideology blend perfectly on this 12” release.

TRACKLIST
1 Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent Mix)
2 Find A Place In This Crazy World (2015 Original Version)

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