This player previews Senyaka – Bayanyonyoba (RH RSS 23):

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Two South African mastercuts by the legendary Senyaka Kekana. The unexpected deep house jam “Bayanyonyoba (1993)” and the illustrious soul song “Don’t Judge Me Bad (1987)” are big RH favorites. Original copies are absolutely impossible to find, now released on 12inch format for the first time…

Esa Williams - “I had the pleasure of performing alongside Senyaka at the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg back in 2012 which would have probably been his last most iconic gig before his passing in 2015. These two tracks really showcase the sounds of South Africa around the early to late 80’s, the influences from American synth pop and House that would then lead later into many of these records being played at the wrong speed which ultimately became the original Kwaito sound from South Africa.”

Kwaito is not just a form of house music, it’s also about the way South Africans dress, talk and dance. The lifestyle took shape in Soweto and gained popularity throughout the cities and townships of South Africa during the nineties. In the backdrop of a transforming South Africa, this slow, loud and striking form of house music emerged just before Nelson Mandela took office as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Kwaai meaning hot, kicking – kwaito is a style in which the sung, rapped and shouted lyrics played a prominent part to mobilise the youth and push for change.

The late Senyaka’s 1987 album Fuquza (Dance) was years ahead of its time and gave rise to his reputation as a forerunner of the kwaito sound. The album includes “Don’t Judge Me Bad” as well as “African Rap” and “Go Away”. Later, in 1993, with South Africa on the cusp of democracy and the kwaito movement about to explode into the mainstream, Senyaka cemented his position with the release of his landmark album Ma-Gents, which included the song “Bayanyonyoba”.

Regarded as one of the first African rappers, this pioneering artist was best known for his eccentric, controversial lyrics – delivered with a bold and at times funny approach that endeared him to many fans. Outside music, Senyaka also grew in popularity thanks to his roles as an actor, including in the popular homegrown film Moruti wa Tsotsi and the television comedy Ashifa Shabba.

The emblematic artist successfully reinvented himself during his career, which led to divergent works. Senyaka’s versatile character shines through in this release as well. “Bayanyonyoba” is a soulful, loud but dreamy South African house gem, whilst “Don’t Judge Me Bad” is a more introverted electronic soul song.

Tracklist
1. Bayanyonyoba
2. Don’t Judge Me Bad

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The legendary Prescription Records defined the 1990s deep house sound. Now captured in this monumental 6LP anthology boxset! Holds numerous classics that have been out of press for years + four previously unreleased tracks.

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“Prescription: Word, Sound and Power” presents the groundbreaking Chicago based house label’s anthology, holding milestone songs + four previously unreleased tracks.
Chez Damier and Ron Trent started the label in 1993, released some two-dozen singles in a four-year span, many of which attained legendary status on the underground scene. “Chez Damier and I started the label, because we had the idea to take a certain level of fidelity and bring that fidelity to what people call tracks. Tracks being drum orientated Chicago rhythm tracks with a minimalistic melody. We were playing with that idea, expounding a point of
that minimalistic aspect and making it more complex”, Trent explains.

Ron Trent was born in Massachusetts but raised in Chicago, listening to jazz and learning percussion. He began DJing in 1982, playing at area high schools. His first EP, containing the epic instrumental“Altered States,” was released on Armando Gallop’s Warehouse Records in 1990. Chez Damier (Anthony Pearson) grew up in Chicago, where he danced at the Warehouse as a youth. He left for Detroit in the 1980s, helping to open the Music Institute and working A&R for Kevin Saunderson’s label, KMS. Damier and Trent met while Damier was visiting Chicago and immediately hit it off.

Today, Prescription is cited by countless producers as a major influence. “It’s a very dub experimental label… sound bites, samples, rhythms, and a lot of ethereal stuff, too,” Trent expounds—not to mention. Prescription’s embrace of heavy sub-bass. Concludes Trent, “It was ahead of its time, definitely.”

Vinyl 1:
A1 Morning Factory
A2 Prescription
B1 Don’t try it
B2 Seduction

Vinyl 2:
C1 Pop, Dip & Spin
C2 Energy
D1 Sometimes I feel like
D2 Angora

Vinyl 3:
E1 I Feel Rhythm
E2 Soul Samba Express
F1 Life For Livin
F2 Space Riddims

Vinyl 4:
G1 Foot Therapy
G2 On My Mind
H1 Morning Fever
H2 Love Is The Message

Vinyl 5:
I1 World, Sky & Universes – The Answer
I2 Ron Trent – Black Magic Woman feat. Harry Dennis
J1 Noni – Be My
J2 Warp Dub Sound System – Night Places Darkness Upon The Earth

Vinyl 6:
K1 Chez-N Trent – The Choice
K2 Ron Trent – History
L1 Ron Trent – The Meaning
L2 Ron Trent – Piano Track

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This player previews Ben & Sadar’s – We Are Righteous People (RH-STORE JAMS010). Sadar Bahar & Ben ‘Cosmic Force’ team up and come correct with these two direct disco jams!

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The two tracker accidentally arose after Sadar Bahar discovered Ben’s Utrecht based studio (housing 60 synths!). Ben was charmed by the electronic elements in Sadar’s funk and Sadar loved Ben’s ideas. Nuff said, a new NL based project was born. Nothing sampled for these tracks… only stabbing guitar, bass, sax and pounding drum programming for dance floor heat!

Tracklist
1. We Are Righteous People
2. Bouncing Atoms

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We’re super excited to be part of the Amsterdam based Strange Sounds From Beyond festival on June 25, 2017. Definitely a highlight this summer! Artists who grace the Rush Hour stage:

Daphni
Wally Badarou
Mutant Beat Dance
Antal RH
Interstellar Funk
DJ Okapi
Margie
Ninauploadz

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This player previews Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love (RHM 020), due for release in Spring. A stunning Chicago deep house song by the dreamy, lovelorn Vincent Floyd, recorded in the early nineties. Previously unreleased, mastered from the original DAT tapes.

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Tracklist:
1. Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love
2. Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love (Instr.)

Catch Vincent Floyd at the RH weekender – rare chance to see him play a live show, first time in the Netherlands.

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Out soon! The Abstract Eye’s “Cool Warm Divine EP” holds five prolific electronic soul tracks – melodic techno by The Abstract Eye, better known as Gifted and Blessed. Originally released in 2011 on Valentine Connexion, now available again in a shiny new jacket.

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With a fixation for vintage electronic instruments, the extraordinarily gifted Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker creates striking electronic songs under many monikers, integrating the technological with the spiritual and ancestral in his music.

Tracklist:
1. Cool Warm Divine
2. Nobody Else
3. Twinkerbelly
4. The Unseen
5. Nobody Else Pt. 2

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RA_RHSTOREJPN2017_3-1Pecker’s sought after Pecker Power LP and two monstrous Ryuichi Sakamoto classics are next in Rush Hour store’s Japan series. Release: record store day 2017.

PECKER – PECKER POWER (RH-STORE JPN 5)

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Heavy sought after Japanese reggae dub LP that includes players such as Sly & Robbie, Minako Yoshida & Augustus Pablo..Reissue of a 1980 original. Next stop in Rush Hour store’s Japan series!

Tracklist:
1 Mystical Cosmic Vibration
2 Dr Dr Humanity
3 International Orchitis
4 Pecker Power (Part Two)
5 Pecker Power (Part One)
6 Concrete Jungle
7 Militant Sniff
8 Jamming
9 Mystical Electro Harikiri

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – THOUSAND KNIVES / PLASTIC BAMBOO (RH-STORE JPN 6

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Thousand Knives & Plastic Bamboo by the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto are taken from the incredible Better Days label catalog. Both killer slices of 80ties Japanese electronic music. Latest addition to the RH store Japan 7inch series. Recommended!

1 Thousand Knives Of
2 Plastic Bamboo

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Rush Hour Weekender 2017

*Please note* Peven Everett has canceled his show on the Sunday. Therefore Sadar Bahar is joining on the Saturday!
This will make the night – now with two Chicago greats – even more nice we think! You can use your RA Sunday ticket for the Saturday, or ask for a refund before Friday the 31st of March at promotion@rushhour.nl.

After a wonderful first edition last year, Rush Hour are stoked to return with a highly promising, curious Weekender on two locations. Dream 2 Science, Hieroglyphic Being, Sadar Bahar, Vincent Floyd, Jordan Gcz and many more, are guest on the Friday and Saturday at OT301.

For this year’s edition, Rush Hour are happy to collaborate with Sounds Familiar and Red light Radio. Our friends from Sounds Familiar empower the line-up with Sadar Bahar and Patrick Gibin.

The Rush Hour Weekender started as a festivity for the opening of our current, bigger storefront. During the second edition the store turns 1 year, which will be celebrated with in-store sessions – these will be broadcasted on Red Light Radio and on Rush Hour’s online platforms. Please find more information here.

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ARTISTS

Dream 2 Science Live
This classic house trio will headline on the Weekender’s Friday. The New York house group’s only EP, a self-titled 12-inch from 1990, was out of print for 22 years until Rush Hour reissued it five years ago. The group will perform live for the first time in the Netherlands. Member Ben Cosmo D. was also part of the old school hip-hop group Newcleus.

Peven Everett Live
Peven Everett is undeniably one of the most prolific names in house and soul music to date. The musician closes gaps between house, r&b, jazz and hiphop. The American trumpeter is featured on jazz albums, but is also an outstanding figurehead in the Chicago house music scene.

Hieroglyphic Being Live
Jamal Moss, a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being is an experimental composer & environmental sound artist born in Chicago, whose musical works & creations are seeded & inspired from afro-futurists concepts. The extraordinarily talented producer releases his music under many monikers, such as The Sun God, Africans With Mainframes, I.B.M and Interplanetary Prophets. His highly acclaimed Mathematics imprint releases music by the legendary Lil Louis, Steve Poindexter, next to a variety other curious and adventurous artists.

Vincent Floyd Live
The Chicago house pioneer worked with legends such as Larry Heard and Armando. Floyd released his soul drenched deep-house music on the legendary Gherkin sub-label and Dance mania imprints. Rush Hour started an artist series, re-releasing the legendary “I Dream You”, “Your Eyes” and released a collection of forgotten pearls through Floyd’s “Moonlight Fantasy” LP. A live show by the pioneer is a rare event, so we are overjoyed to have him during the Weekender.

Jordan Gcz Live
The Amsterdam based Jordan Czamanski (of Juju & Jordash and Magic Mountain High) is a major proponent of live, often improvised techno. His adventurous, lengthy live excursions are soulful, organic and futuristic. Get familiar with his (live) music through releases on his Off Minor imprint, Future Times and with his wonderful two Lushlyfe EPs.

Sadar Bahar
Disco king Sadar Bahar has been around since day one and his dreams are captured in grooves. After years and years of digging deep for records, the Chicagoan built a collection that’s too big to fit in his house. Although he has collected more records than he could possibly play, his search doesn’t stop. The King behind the decks is sanctuary…

Antal b2b Patrick Gibin
UK born DJ, producer and record collector living in Italy, Patrick Gibin aka Twice started his own record label Blend it! in 2011 with the first release of his successful and sought after Black Aroma edits series. His dj sets cover a wide range of genres, styles and tempos, from old to new sounds, all put together in an original and fresh blend. The soulful British Italian digs deeper than the obvious…

Rush Hour co-Founder Antal Heitlager prefers not to put a name to his style, the most he’ll concede is that his music is about a diversity that feels raw & spiritual. Antal has been a pretty silent force behind multiple labels and events in Amsterdam and internationally, until he outgrew to an influential DJ. When he plays out, we get a proper taste of his extraordinary vast musical knowledge and decades of experience.

Interstellar Funk
Olf van Elden alias Interstellar Funk is a young Dutch producer whose sound stands out because of its imperfections, its human warmth and its rough charm. Full of timeless melody that really makes you feel something, both his productions and his DJ sets are daring and thought provoking, always, marrying up new school sounds with the roots of house and techno, as well as dropping in the occasional new wave along the way.

KC The Funkaholic
Amsterdam’s funk father, Kees Heus aka KC the Funkaholic has been influencing the local scene since over 30 years. Never sticking to a genre, KC was the one to debute house music in Amsterdam’s legendary club RoXY in the eighties, while around the same time organizing and spinning at hip-hop parties. With Rush Hour, he started the legendary parties Disco2000/3000 in 1995. KC and Rush Hour also created the label Kindred Spirits.

Boye
Paradiso programmer and former Rush Hour coryphée’s musical knowledge is lightly put vast and extensive. He worked at Rush Hour for eight years. Good to have him back on the team during the Weekender’s Sunday evening!

Margie
As Rush Hour crewmember Margie’s Red Light Radio show implies – “Different day, different story” – she loves to surprise with her musical selection. Next to her monthly radio show, she manages Rush Hour’s House Of Music fanzine and writes about music for a variety of outlets.

Roel De Boer
Crewmember since day one, Roel de Boer has seen all in and outs of the RH company. Imagine how many releases went through his hands… Today he takes his background in house music to a whole other level. Adventurous DJ!

Mark RHD
Unassuming head of Rush Hour distribution and a variety of projects, who you might have heard playing dazzling sounds and songs under different aliases.

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The essential UK Techno/Electronics duo returns after decades! “ New Aural Discourse” holds four fresh, futuristic and far-sighted British takes on Detroit techno by arguably one of British 1990’s electronic music’s best-kept secrets.

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“New Aural Discourse” is N.A.D.’s comeback release after over 25 years. Initially, the duo Tony Thorpe and Mustafa Ali released one album, “The Dawn Of A New Age” which was on sale for little more than a week before it vanished from record store shelves. The ablum was recorded in only a week, inspired by two of Ali’s greatest passions: science fiction and his Islamic faith. Decades after it was created, N.A.D’s forgotten debut album became something of a ‘must-have’ for electronic music collectors.

“New Aural Discourse” is the perfect alias for N.A.D.’s new release. It follows “The Dawn Of A New Age”, featuring four energetic tracks that transcend the duo’s original ideas and sound.

Tracklist:
1 Ontologic
2 A Sense Of Finitude
3 Transmatting
4 Code

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Rush Hour Weekender x Red Light Radio broadcast

Red Light Radio joins the Rush Hour weekender for a special broadcast! Nice Saturday afternoon get together in the Rush Hour Store to get us warm for the night. Join us or tune in!

RUSH HOUR WEEKENDER x RED LIGHT RADIO
*12-13h* Satoshi
*13-14h* Sekan (Jiwa Jiwa)
*14-15h* Robert Bergman
*15-16h* Din Daa Daa
*16-17h* Wah Wah Wino
*17-18h* KAMMA & Masalo
*18-19h* Vincent Floyd

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“Rush Hour Best of 2016″ is now available on RH’s Bandcamp page and will hit other digital stores very soon.

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Tracklist:
1. Claude Rodap – Hiwa
2. Leon Vynehall – Midnight on Rainbow Road (Beat Edit)
3. Hunee – Crossroads (DJ Fett Burger’s Boss Brian Computer Mix)
4. Sterac – Osirion
5. Interstellar Funk & Jeroen – Ama Diver
6. Population One – The Move
7. Orlando Voorn – Let Me Lead The Way
8. Claude Rodap – Zouklove
9 Ronald Snijders – Kaseko Attack
10. Steve Watson – Born To Boogie

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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!

POPULATION ONE – “THE MOVE” (w/ ORLANDO VOORN REWORK)

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