A selection of highlights, released on Rush Hour Music in 2015! “Rush Hour Best of 2015″ is now available on RH’s Bandcamp page and will hit other digital stores on December 1st.


01. Hunee – Crossroads
02. Joy Orbison – A213
03. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
04. Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama – Low Tension (Alternative Version)
05. Vincent Floyd – Moonlight Fantasy
06. Shinichiro Yokota – Do it Again
07. No Pain – Its Gonna Be Alright (No More Pain Mix)
08. 2000 Black – Make it Hard
09. AKSK – Breaking
10. Ron Trent – Ron Hardy (Dedication To You)
11. James Mason – Dance Of Life
12. Sumy – Soul With Milk
13. Vincent Floyd – I Dream You
14. Hunee – Rare Happiness
15. Awanto 3 – Fat Ass Pigeons
16. Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here

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Dutch legend Orlando Voorn restates his unique approach on techno! This player introduces Orlando Voorn’s fourth studio album: “In My World”, due early 2016.

Orlando Voorn’s sense for abstract melodies and drum programming has always acknowledged him as a master. “In My World” restates that fact: beautiful, suspended, rich in detail… it’s that high tech funk!

Info + order:


LP TRACKLIST (previewed here)
1. Space Age
2. Let Me Lead The Way
3. Goon Entire Kickless
4. Anti Political
5. The Swamp
6. Predator’s Cave
7. Chicago By Night
8. Turn Left Right Here


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Rush Hour in FranceRush Hour go to France! The label visit the cities of Paris and Bordeaux, accompanied by Ron Trent, Hunee, Antal, San Proper, Volcov, Interstellar Funk, Robert Bergman and Leon Vynehall. Soichi Terada will join on Paris’ biggest party boat called Concrete. Rush Hour started hosting annual nights at Concrete in 2012 and it has always been a huge pleasure. Time to learn more about Paris and the Concrete crew, so we asked promoter Brice Coudert a few questions.

Why a boat?
Because it’s floating on the water? :) Actually it’s not a boat but a barge, so it’s quite huge and it can’t move on the water by itself. We chose that location, because it definitely got something really special and different that any other clubs I’ve ever experienced. The dance floor is very long with a low ceiling, so all the energy is very packed, something you can really feel at peak time.

We are also in a quite calm area of Paris, so the good thing is we are not disturbing anyone with our house and techno music. Except maybe the fishes. I hope they dance to the music as well.

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How is clubbing and underground dance in Paris these days?
In 4 or 5 years it has become quite crazy. Every weekend there are a lot of parties happening everywhere in the city, with very interesting line ups. All of them are packed and have an intense vibe. People really jumped on that clubbing culture, and are really passionate about it. I don’t know how many Facebook groups there are nowadays, where French people share track IDs. And record shops are packed every Saturday afternoon as well…

But most of all, it is very interesting to see how many new young talents are emerging right now. I hope this is not just a hype, but I think everything is proving it’s not only that.

There have been several Rush Hour label nights at Concrete, how were these for you guys?
One of the first label events we organized was with Rush Hour. The label has always had a big influence on me, because I always loved the way in which they were able to release any kind of genre and the way they remained attached to Chicago and Detroit. It was important for us to promote such a label, as Rush Hour carry out the exact kind of values I wanted to promote in Paris with Concrete. Im also very connected with a lot of people in Amsterdam and i really love the Dutch scene, so it just made sense to go for it.

I can say that every Rush Hour event at Concrete contains the same ingredients: a wide scale of musical genres, a lot of fun on the dance floor and in the DJ booth, and an abnormal amount of Dutch people in the club.

It’s gonna be the 5th RH party at Concrete, and I really can’t wait for it. For sure I wont work on that day. ;)


Rush Hour @ Concrete, Paris: rsvp & info

Rush Hour @ IBoat, Bordeaux: rsvp & info

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This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event was a blast! RH had quite a packed roster and some exclusive records in store throughout the week. Check out the photo report by Rob Thijs.


The last in-store of the week was a big blast! Orlando Voorn mixing faster than his own shadow and Suzanne Kraft and Gerd Janson taking over for a back to back session.

Orlando Voorn in the Rush hour store

Gerd Janson and Suzanne Kraft in the Rush hour store

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Orlando Voorn in the Rush hour store


Ron Trent took us to 80ties NYC, back and beyond with his firing set in the store yesterday. We thought we couldn’t get any more heat inside, but we were wrong. His set was a great tease for Saturday’s Rush Hour x LIES x Banlieue event at Club Radion.

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent


We were very spoiled again… Four protagonists came down for a spin: Joy Orbison, Four Tet (with his 45s), Ben UFO and Pearson Sound. Together they played a super diverse set, taking it from ebm to digital reggae, playing a diverse set in between.

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We are super happy to announce that we have one of the best house producers in the world at the Rush Hour store on ADE’s Wednesday. From 19hr-21hr, Louie Vega presents cuts from his new album, that is due in February 2016.

“Louie Vega Starring …” is due in 2016 and features over 25 tracks. The NYC house legend pressed a selection on acetates, especially for a series of sneak previews around the world. Two tracks landed on a special limited pre-release starring Jocelyn Brown and Monique Bingham, signed by the Master At Work and sold during his in-store.

Louie Vega

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We are exited for this year’s ADE! RH have quite a packed events roster, all info is included below. Also, come by our record store! We’ve got DJs over, spinning records and we have some exclusive records throughout the week.

For this year’s ADE we team up with L.I.E.S. and the Amsterdam based Banlieue crew for our single label night in 2015! Together we’ve put together a suitable – extensive -line-up for the occasion. It will be one not to miss…

On ADE’s Sunday we’re back at OT301 for the next Somewhere In Amsterdam. Taking it to another direction this time… w/ Mark Ernestus (Ndagga/Hardwax) and DJ Nobu (Future Terror)

It has become a tradition, four ADE in-stores. Like previous years, from Wednesday till Saturday we’ll kick off the long musical nights at our record shop at 7 pm. Every day we’ll have guest DJs from all over the world spinning records… Can’t come by? We’re streaming too! Check youtube.com/rushhourrecords

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12108173_10156090745440065_7183621733017683521_n (1)“Hunch Music” has won the VPRO 3voor12 Award for best Dutch album of the year! It’s the first independent electronic music record winning this prize. Yesterday evening Hunee received his trophee in Amsterdam, a wonderful occasion that we felt deserves a special mailout.

Hunee’s debut album was nominated by the Dutch main indie-pop platform, next to the works of Dutch artists such as 2562, Fresku, John Coffey, Joris Voorn, and Ronnie Flex amongst others. The jury stated: “In the past eleven editions, the 3voor12 Award has had several winners, but never an electronic album. Reason for change. Hunch Music won, because it is refreshing and extraordinary musical. It is a complete ride, with changing moods, that keeps surprising. An album that is hard to categorize and is also easy to fall in love with, even when you don’t fully grasp everything yet.”

Hunee’s replied: “[…] Award shows are a funny thing. […] It’s never about wining – because every good track you’ve written, that’s your award! But receiving this award has a significance, in that it’s the first independent electronic music record winning it. So I do hope it is sign of a shift in dutch indie music industry, so all those brilliant and talented people writing beautiful electronic music in the Netherlands (like Legowelt, Young Marco, Juju&Jordash, San Proper and many others) will have many awards coming their way.”


“Hunch Music” is out on LP/CD/digital


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Soichi Terada plays his “Sounds From The Far East” compilation live in Europe this fall!! After over 20 years, the Japanese house pioneer will present his classics live in London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam in October and November.

Terada’s tour will be part of a series of Rush Hour nights, where he will play along with Ron Trent, Hunee, Antal, San Proper, Volcov, Interstellar Funk, Robert Bergman and Leon Vynehall. It is a great honor to have him over!

Soichi Terada founded Far East Recording in 1989. His take on US house/ garage and gained love from New York’s greats like Larry Levan, who made Terada’s „Sun Shower” into a Paradise Garage gem. But over the years, the releases remained limited and various releases became chased after by many house heads that were into his eccentric eastern lush house-sound. The “Sounds From The Far East” compilation on Rush Hour meant a true revival of his music in 2015.

Compiled by Hunee, “Sounds From The Far East” consists of material that was originally released in the early nineties. Next to Terada’s music, Hunee also selected a few tracks by fellow artist Shinichiro Yokota for this compilation as well as “Low Tension” by Terada & Manabu Nagayama.



RUSH HOUR x L.I.E.S. x BANLIEUE | 17 – 10





For bookings please contact rieks@octopus-agents.com



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Joy Orbison holding Musik For Autobahns 2

Gerd Janson’s wonderful Musik For Autobahns 2 is out now on 2LP, CD and digital formats! It is an imaginative collection of tracks by Joy Orbison, Leon Vynehall and Bicep amongst many others, inspired by long rides in ambient race cars!!

(Foto: Joy Orbison and his fresh copy at the Rush Hour store)



Grab your copy at your favorite store near you
or order here:

LP + CD 


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Rush Hour on NTS Radio After a bit of radio silence, Antal and John Gomez are heading back to the NTS studio in London for a two hour Rush Hour show this Saturday August 8. Next to playing a lot of personal favorites, the label special will also be about upcoming releases. John has participated since the very first show, so a proper introduction is in order.

You started hosting the Rush Hour specials on NTS about a year ago. How did you get involved?
I’ve known Antal for about ten years. We met in Madrid at one of his gigs with KC The Funkaholic and have stayed in touch since. Over the years I have reviewed some of the events he has organized for magazines like Shook. When the opportunity came up to do a Rush Hour show on NTS, Antal wanted someone in London who was knowledgeable of all aspects of Rush Hour’s musical output – from obscure Malian records to the latest Detroit techno – and who would be comfortable speaking to different types of guests. But more than anything else, I think Antal likes to work with friends who he knows share his passions.

The first Rush Hour NTS show ft. Rick Wilhite, Jungle By Night, Awanto 3 and John Gomez in September 2014.

What is your background in music?
Music has always occupied a privileged place in my life. When I was younger I played a lot more as an instrumentalist, studying the trombone first and, later, percussion in places like Cuba, Brazil, and Indonesia. Now I spend more time thinking about music and writing about it, sometimes for music press, other times more academically.

What keeps you currently occupied when it comes to music?
Right now I have less time to write about music, but I play regularly in London at places like Brilliant Corners. I also run a night, Tangent, with supreme digger and DJ Nick the Record. Since Plastic People closed, London nightlife has been in need of a reboot. We like to think that Tangent is, in a small way, contributing to giving those people tired of generic music on mediocre soundsystems a new home or, at least, a new, happy destination.

There will be a new show this Saturday August 8, what can we expect?
That’s up to Antal! I was in Japan before the last show we did together and I got a message saying he wanted to do a strictly Brazilian 45s show. I only had a couple of hours when I got back to London to travel home and get a selection together. I have yet no idea what he has planned for this time. It’ll be a surprise for me, as much as for you.

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“Musik For Autobahns 2″ is a fresh and exclusive collection of music compiled by Gerd Janson and features tracks by Joy Orbison, Leon Vynehall, Bicep, Orlando Voorn, AKSK and many more…

“So, what awaits you on the second edition of a compilation that claims in a winking to present “ambient race car music”? Exactly what it says on the tin. A fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favorite club environment (see Bicep and Fort Romeau for further reference). But first and foremost it is truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg. Going to and from one club to the other, was the way to spend countless hours of adolescence in excitement instead of tedious purposelessness. But I will not bother you with droll stories of my youth.

Musik for Autobahns 2 is the result of a collective effort by dear friends and esteemed colleagues who picked up where the first one ended, while paying attention to the prevailing theme. From Leon Vynehall and his profound research of the BAB 5 to Joy Orbison’s “A 213” or Lauer’s heartfelt and wry Kraftwerk pastiche, all of the tracks have a certain compatibility in common or just sound great, while having a drive. “Breaking” by AKSK for instance made the stop-and-go traffic in the blazing heat of Los Angeles so much more bearable (the vintage Volvo helped as well). Also, you will meet freshmen like Orson Wells, whose idea of traveling exceeds the boundaries of our planet, next to a grey eminence like Orlando Voorn (on the compact disc edition of this at least) or elusive characters like Disco Nihilist. All bringing their special skills and imagination to the table.

Gute Fahrt,
Gerd Janson”


V/a – Musik For Autobahns 2
(RHM 018)

Ambient Race Car Music
compiled by Gerd Janson

Musik For Autobahns


Tracklist (CD):
1 Leon Vynehall – Midnight on Rainbow Road
2 Joy Orbison – A213
3 Fort Romeau – Seleno
4 Shan – Awakening
5 AKSK – Breaking
6 Conga Radio – 168 North
7 Orson Wells – Orbiting Jupiters
8 Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here
9 Disco Nihilist – Melancholy
10 Lauer – Autofahrn
11 Bicep – Carmine

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Third House Of Music magazine is available now! Grab your free copy at your favorite record store near you, or order it online. Incl. interviews with Ron Trent, Hunee, Floating Points, Aroy Dee, Yahiliyya Fields & many many more….


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