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.
This player previews a compilation of highly collectable and rare Surinam 45’s and LP cuts. 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…
Tracklist: 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
Hi there. This is Dr. San Proper with a selection of tracks to celebrate the fact that I am playing at Rainbow Disco Club again. I’ve entitled it “Proper’s Nippon Chart”, but it is in no particular order. I like them all so much, so it’s hard to choose and not even necessary if you ask me. Many different styles, but all produced by Japanese artists.
Also, these tracks don’t really reflect what I play at the festival this week, though these joints really inspire me a lot in the music I play and produce and in life generally. Yes, this is what I play at home… Check this out.
Rainbow Disco Clubへの再出演を祝すべくオススメトラックをお伝えするDr. San Properのお出ましだぜ。
ここで紹介したものを必ずしも今週末開催のRainbow Disco Clubでプレイするとは限らないが、自分の制作やプレイ、そして人生に多大なるインスピレーションを与えてくれた作品達だ。そう、俺は家でこんなやつらを聴いてるんだ。チェックしてみてくれ。
Ken Ishii – Extra
This is an all time favorite of mine. I remember very well when I first saw the video, it was just after it came out. With my headphones on, I was staring at a little screen. They were playing the track in a music store to promote Ken Ishii’s album “Jelly Tones”.
Straight up clean Japanese Funk, very well produced. This reminds me a bit of Lonnie Liston Smith and Herbie Hancock in a way. I’d suggest you listen to the full album. It works very well for me during these lovely spring mornings.
I’ve been listening to the amazing ‘Back in the Base’ compilation that Dj Krush mixed for Ninja Tune back in the days. He plays quite a bunch of his own tracks in this mix, alongside a lot of other great tracks from this trip-hop era.
I love his hazy style of cutting and scratching. Check out the entire hour he has put together for us.
“Ninja Tune”のためにミックスされた最高のコンピレーション”Back In the Base”を長らく聴いてるんだ。このミックスではTrip-hop時代の最高のトラックと、Krush自身のトラックの両方が楽しめるぞ。
Hitomi Tohyama – Love Is The Competition
This is just straight up fantastic! I got the two 7-inches – remastered and edited by Muro – as a present from my friends in Tokyo (Wanna Kiss/Sexy Robot) last time when I came over. I have a big passion for disco, these are totally up my alley. I couldn’t find the link, so you’ll have to enjoy this for now and perhaps do some digging yourself…
I’ve included a picture of the 2nd track i’m talking about.
I actually wanted to link “Kaminari – Nineteen Japanese Garage Monsters” on Groovie Records, but I can’t seem to find the track online for you.
This album is quite new to me. Garage, punk, surf, psycho-billy, whatever you wanna call it…. it rocks. I have picked it up last week in Berlin at a nice record-store called “Wowsville”, where I frequently find a lot of albums in many styles and genres. It has a nice bar in the front which is quite convenient for me. The shop seems a bit hidden in the back, but it is real stand-up. If you go down to Kreuzberg, Berlin, make sure to pop in there for some gems.
実はGroovie Recordsの“Kaminari- Nineteen Japanese Garage Monsters”を紹介したかったんだが、リンクが見つからねえんだ。
Obviously there’s much more to share when it comes to inspiring Japanese music. Honestly I could do this every month, even though it is hard for me to find the links and decipher the artists and titles, for I don’t master the language yet…
But i have also added some photos and some motivation to get you digging more and more. The sun is rising.
Next week we head back to the mountains of the Izu Peninsula, the beautiful landscape near the city of Tokyo. It is a great honor to host the second Rush Hour label showcase at this inspiring festival, and to meet with Soichi Terada and his friends again in his home country. Hope to see you there when you are around!
Rush Hour Allstars @ Rainbow Disco Club (Sunday, May 1st)
The Rush Hour Weekender takes place on 8-9-10 April at OT 301 and consists of a Friday and Saturday night, plus a Sunday evening (with food, like at Somewhere In Amsterdam). Tickets are available at the Rush Hour store and online via these links:
When Mick Wills starts his DJ carrier in the eighties, he plays anything from new wave to hi-NRG. After he discovers techno, acid and new beat in the late 80’s, nothing can stop him anymore. He recites the mailorder hotline number from the Hardwax record store in his sleep, and he seeks old disco and funk records on flea-markets and record fairs as well.
In 1994, Wills spins together with DJ Hell. Hell is impressed: he gives Wills the chance to spin in the legendary Ultraschall in Munich, also based on the mixtapes that wills keeps handing over to Hell. Two years later his collaboration with Klangstabil’s Maurizio Blanco in the studio makes him realize that he wants to produce records as well as play them. As wills doesn’t like to do things half way, it takes him several years to get a studio together and learn all the tricks of the trade, so on each of his following records you can hear Wills’ progress in the studio. While signed to Hell’s Gigolo, his dj-career takes off.
Mick Wills is a true music freak, an avid record collector and really does play like every night is his last. Again and again and again…
Lee Collins & Frankie Knuckles (Sound Factory, 1991). Photo courtesy of Ron Trent From his upcoming Prescription Word, Sound & Power anthology boxset.
Ron Trent’s cousin Lee Collins must have had a great impact on the Prescription main man. In the early days of house music, Collins was one of the DJs that gleamed in the legendary Music Box’ DJ-booth. The Windy City super jock learned his craft first hand from DJs such as Andre Hatchett, Frankie Knuckles, Farley Keith and Robert Owens. Soon, the Chicagoan developed the kind of progressive funky soul sound that he is known for today. We’re overjoyed to have Collins as our guest on the Rush hour Weekender’s Sunday. Few tickets are still available!
Collins became an influential taste maker, via his „Disco Madness” radioshow which he started in the early eighties for example. According to ratings, by 1985, “Disco Madness” was rivaling WBMX’s legendary „Hot Mix Five” radioshow. In 1986, Robert Williams, owner of the Music Box, opened Fridays at the club for Lee to do a sequence of “Disco Madness” parties.
Soul In The Hole
Later, Lee Collins teamed up with Sadar Bahar and Russoul and formed a production company called “Soul in the Hole”. Again, years later, the first BBE compilation introduced their exciting adventurous musical taste to a wider audience. On the Rush Hour Weekender’s Sinday, the two veterans Bahar and Collins team up for the very first time in Amsterdam to share more underplayed funk, jazz and soul infused disco and house music with the dancefloor.