Rainbow Disco Club @ Somewhere In Amsterdam

We are back! This time with our friends from Japan….

Our Tokyo based friends move their wonderful Rainbow Disco Club festival from the mountains of the Izu Peninsula, the beautiful landscape near the city of Tokyo, to OT301 in Amsterdam for a great night out. It is wonderful to host RDC as a club night! Soichi Terada is joining the crew, more artists to be announced.

Tickets are now available!
Rush Hour Store
Spuistraat 116
1012 TZ Amsterdam

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Rush Hour ADE instore sessions  2016

19-10 Wednesday 7pm – 9pm CET
Blawan & A Made Up Sound
20-10 Thursday 7pm – 9pm CET
Moon B (live) & Suzanne Kraft
21-10 Friday 7pm – 9pm CET
Recloose & San Proper
22-10 Saturday 7pm – 9pm CET
Sounds Familiar w/ Ge-ology, Volcov & Patrick Gibin aka Twice

Come down, hang out, listen to some music during four days of RH instores!

Gilles Peterson pops in with his fresh radio station on Thursday, for a live broadcast 11 am – 6 pm.
Join us or tune in at worldwidefm.net!

Worldwide FM @ Rush Hour Store

Pre-sale is sold out, but there are limited tickets available at the door, so we recommend to be early to avoid disappointment. Hope to see you there!

Rush Hour @ De School, ADE 2016

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This player previews “Beletronic”, holding 3 otherworldly Caribbean electronic dance floor cuts! Arousing prog-zouk and abstract futurism from the French West Indies by synthesist Claude Rodap, released on vinyl for the first time.

In the early eighties, a time where French Caribbean musicians were searching for their own sound, Claude Rodap mixed traditional Gwo-Ka, Bel Air, Biguine with synthetic sounds, resulting in magical, adventurous outcome.

Recorded in the nineties and in 2000, the dreamy, sensuous three tracks on “Beletronic” are the deliberate result of more than a decade of his experimentation.



1 Hiwa
2 Paco
3 Zouklove

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Terrence Dixon returns as Population One, offering an unrivaled, dazzling excursion of late… “The Move” comes with an illustrious, energetic Orlando Voorn rework on the flip. Two esoteric portals to the Motor City mindset, due out in early October!




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Surinam Funk Force is out now! Compiled by Antal Heitlager & Thomas Gesthuizen, this is the follow up to the Kindred Spirits released Surinam! compilation. The volume goes even deeper into the field of 70ties and 80ties funk music from the Surinam dance floors…






“killer compilation! lots of favorites on there and stuff i still need to find”

Gilles Peterson:
“‘Jammin’ is a salacious boogie number, cooked up with quick-fingered bass work, female harmonizing and guitar solos.”



1 Steve Watson – Born To Boogie
2 Jam Band 80 – Jammin’
3 Sonny Khoeblal – Craziest
4 Errol De La Fuente – Happiness
5 Sumy – The Funky “G” (Only Comes At Night)
6 Explosion – Wakka Mang
7 Eddie Tailor – Love Dance
8 Ronald Snijders – Kaseko Attack
9 Astaria – Jamasa Roro
10 Sound Track Orchestra and Silvy – Tirsa Song


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Interstellar Funk | photo Imke Lighthart

The fourth edition of RH’s House Of Music magazine is out now. Time to share some printed content online here. Let’s start with the small article about ex-soccer player Interstellar Funk…

From the moment he first set foot in the Rush Hour office a few years ago, Olf van Elden – aka Interstellar Funk – focused his quiet energy on discovering new music. It’s the same unhurried approach Olf takes in the studio when he’s trying out different gear and musical angles. He’s got a keen, curious ear and draws from diverse inspirations which are reflected in his Rush Hour debut EP, “Electric Park Square”.

The RH crew, being his office pals, prepared a few burning questions for him. The type of questions, that we usually save for after hours.

You’ve bought and sold quite a bit of studio gear on your search for your favorite machines. Which piece of musical equipment was your worst friend?

Six years ago, when I didn’t know much about gear, I agreed to trade my MS10 for a Moog Prodigy with some guy from Antwerp. We met in front of a museum in the middle of the night and swapped synths. Back then, I only had a Juno 60 and I was looking for a good mono­synth. I got rid of the MS10, because although I think it’s cool for additional use, I just didn’t use it as my ‘main’ synth.

Actually… I was looking for a Sequential Circuits Pro One instead of the Prodigy. The Pro One is one of the most beautiful mono synths around. It has a super strong, clean sound and is pretty easy to explore. It’s that kind of synth which you can use in every track. But… they’re hardly available and pretty expensive. Checking out the web, the Prodigy looked like a good alternative. It wasn’t until I got home that I discovered the machine didn’t have a midi or CV/gate. My loss. Two weeks later I sold it again and got the Pro One in return.

Which piece of musical equipment will you never get rid of?
I recently bought a Yamaha CS30 and it’s insane. It has several trigger options and it also offers a step sequencer, which you can modify into crazy weird sounds.

How did you come up with Interstellar Funk as your artist name?
I was about to release my first 12″ but didn’t have a name back then. I stole it from an old Detroit electro track because I liked the vibe of it.

You are not the first ex­soccer player in the RH team with a pro­career in sight. Can you introduce Interstellar Funk the soccer player in a nutshell?
I think I was 16 years old when I really wanted to become a professional soccer player. I did quite well and ended up playing at a professional level in Oss (Noord­-Brabant, NL) for one year. I really enjoyed the experience, but didn’t have time left for anything else. After one year, the club went bankrupt and I returned to Arnhem, my hometown. I kept playing soccer until my brother and I moved to Utrecht.

How did you end up in music?
I went to my first festival with my older brother when I was about 15 years old. Back then, he already threw parties at places like Club 11, Trouw’s predecessor. That was the first club I went out to on a regular basis. When we moved to Utrecht, I started to discover the world of record shops. At 20, I moved to Amsterdam together with my brother. That’s when I got familiar with Rush Hour. It was at the same time Dekmantel started throwing their first events.

How is soccer represented in the RH team for you?
Not that much. We are more into dodgeball lately…

photo: Imke Lighthart

Free copies are available at your fave record store or online, at rushhour.nl

Rush Hour House Of Music

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Fourth House Of Music magazine is available now! Grab your free copy at your favorite record store near you, or order it online with your mailorder. This volume holds interviews with Ronald Snijders/Surinam Funk Force, Orlando Voorn, Antinote, Goma Gringa, Electronique & Spectacle and more.. Find it here

Rush Hour's House Of Music magazine

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Hunee - Hunch Music remixes by Mick Wills and DJ Fett Burger

Lengthy and weighty “Hunch Music” remixes by Mick Wills and DJ Fett Burger! Comes with special relief printed sleeve.

After Hunee’s celebrated debut album “Hunch Music”, it’s time for these two remixes here… DJ Fett Burger inserts “Crossroads” into Boss Brian’s computer and takes it to an extraordinary new level, Mick Wills transforms “Hiding The Moon” into a throbbing and grinding floor cracker. BIG TIP!



1 Hiding The Moon (Mick Wills Remix)
2 Crossroads (DJ Fett Burger’s Boss Brian Computer Mix)

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Two hot, summery Japanese boogie gems… Out now! These sought after tunes are reissued in limited 12inch format and are next in Rush Hour store’s Japan series.

Minako Yoshida – Midnight Driver / Town

Format: 12″

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Rush Hour Music starts compilation seriesConnoisseur selector Hunee presents “Hunchin’ All Night”, a collection of his long time favorite dance floor cuts. Tracks by the wonderful Boncana Maiga, Zogo, Black Beat Niks, Kenny Larkin and Mappa Mundi are all included, and many more. The full tracklist will be announced soon.

“Hunchin’ All Night” kicks off Rush Hour’s new compilation series, with “Surinam Funk Force” second in line. “Surinam Funk Force” is compiled by Antal Heitlager and Thomas Gesthuizen, and will drop first. This compilation features highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45’s and LP cuts. The volume is the follow up to the Kindred Spirits released “Surinam!” compilation and goes deeper into the field of 70ties and 80ties funk and boogie music from the Surinamese dance floors.


Hunchin All Night (RHMC 001)

Photo courtesy of Tim Sweeney, Beats In Space (2011)



Surinam Funk Force (RHMC 002)



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Out Now! Reissue of one of Amsterdam’s most respected producers Steve Rachmad aka Sterac ‘s essential 1996 Detroit style techno classic. Remastered and housed in full color artwork.

Originally released on stalwart Dutch Techno label, 100% Pure (then entitled Primus / Osirion), this one has been getting plays by a fresh new wave of deep digging DJs over the past years. This timely re-issue was needed.

The A side Osirion, is built on a classic drum loop layered with Rachmad style arppegiators and euphoric strings. The B side features a more abstract 909 Detroit infused loop, full of heavy synths and percussion. Both tracks have stood the test of time and sound fresh as ever.

1. Osirion
2. Primus

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Guests are Hunee and Willie Burns and John Gomez is back as your host with the most. Previews of new Rush Hour projects in the first 30 min. Enjoy!

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