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Soichi Terada North America tour

Soichi Terada tours North America this month!

February 5th – Warehouse, LA
February 6th – F8, Sure Thing, San Francisco
February 13th – Dionysus Disco, The Oberlin ‘Sco Oberlin
February 14th – Cabal, Toronto
February 16th – Le Salon Daomé, Montreal
February 19th – Warehouse, NYC
February 20th – Smart Bar Chicago

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Rush Hour are very proud to release Orlando Voorn – “In My World”. After re-releasing classics under his Fix, Format and Baruka monikers, the label continue with the release of Dutch techno legend Voorn his beautiful new album. Preview two tracks in full below!

Orlando Voorn has always been acknowledged as a master thanks to his unique sense for abstract melodies and drum programming. “In My World” embodies these credentials, incorporating diverse excursions that are suspended and rich in detail.

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ORLANDO VOORN – IN MY WORD 

Orlando Voorn - In My World

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LP TRACKLIST 
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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Leon Vynehall

We’re happy to offer Leon Vynehall’s beautiful ambient race car track on a 12″! Comes with an unreleased dancefloor version on the A-side and the original version taken from Gerd Janson’s “Music For Autobahns 2″ on the flip.

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Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
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After touring in Europe, it is time for Rush Hour to join Soichi Terada in Japan. Antal, Soichi and Hunee are heading over to Tokyo for a Rush Hour night at Club Air this Tuesday. In anticipation of the night, we spoke to director Yuya Yonezawa, who has been involved in Air from the start.

Can you please introduce Club AIR, what it offers the Tokyo clubbing scene?
The role of Air in Tokyo club scene… it must be different for each person.
We’ve been trying to express our ideas and music, trying out what we could do with the size of the club in the particular area we’re in. Air has room for 500 people and the club is located in busy Shibuya, but then in a quiet area. We’ve programmed a very wide range of music and culture, going from more mainstream to underground artists.

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Every club has its own spirit, how would you describe the character of Air?
It depends on the DJs or parties on the night, but the crowd is mostly really into music, and that varies from house to techno, jazz to hip hop. Sometimes Japanese pop artists have played here, so that attracts more of the hipsters, fashion conscious people, and we have Otaku people too. Obviously, EDM and top 40 kind of major dance music is really big in Tokyo too, but we don’t do EDM parties so often, so we haven’t got those young kids who like EDM. There are many clubs in Tokyo but in fact, not so many big clubs are hosting house or techno events these days, that’s one of the reason that people who like to dance to house/techno come to our club.

There used to be a dancing ban in Japan, how did that affect Air?
We don’t know if this is the hardest time for us or not, we’ve been doing this business for 14 years under the “Fueiho”, that’s the entertainment business control law. What we always have to be aware of is not to cause trouble, not to bother neighbors.

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This is not the first time you have Rush Hour artists over at Air, how were these nights for you guys?
Tom Trago and San Proper were our guests before, that was really nice, I think they really enjoyed the time at Air. Especially Tom came to dance with his friends during his Tokyo stay, they really love music… San was in Japan for the Rainbow Disco Club festival and helped us here by replacing Frank Wiedemann from Ame. Everyone got drunk with him on that night, it was a very fun night. We’re looking forward to having Antal, Soichi Terada and Hunee over!

MORE INFO | Rush Hour @ Air, Tokyo | Dec 22, 2015

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Rush Hour go to Japan for two label nights! Soichi Terada, Hunee and Antal are heading over to Air, Tokyo and Troopcafe, Kobe this week!

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 After touring Europe, it is now time to play with Soichi Terada in Japan…

INFO | Rush Hour @ Troopcafe, Kobe | Dec 20

INFO | Rush Hour @ Air, Tokyo | Dec 22

 

 

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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:
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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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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.

SATURDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

THURSDAY

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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WEDNESDAY

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.

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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.

RUSH HOUR x L.I.E.S. x BANLIEUE
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…

SOMEWHERE IN AMSTERDAM
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)

IN-STORES
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.”

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“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.

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TOUR INFO

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

PARIS: CONCRETE INVITES RUSH HOUR | 8-11

LONDON: TIEF PRESENTS RUSH HOUR  | 13 – 10

 BERLIN: KLUBNACHT @ PANORAMABAR | 14-10

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For bookings please contact rieks@octopus-agents.com

SOICHI TERADA PRESENTS – SOUNDS FROM THE FAR EAST

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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)

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MUSIK FOR AUTOBAHNS 2 (RHM 018) 

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

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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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