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Rush Hour return with the weekender, this year in collaboration with Shelter and Claire. During this weekend we’re celebrating three years of the new Rush Hour store in Amsterdam. We are very delighted with all joining artists… Friends, family and all you music lovers, let’s dance together again!

We’re extremely proud, excited and happy to have these legends as our guests.

TICKETS FRIDAY 05.04.19 at Shelter
HUNEE
TERRENCE DIXON (live)
LOVEFINGERS
MARGIE

INSTORE SATURDAY 06.04.19 at RH Store
DARLING (live)
JORDAN GCZ & DREAMCAST (live)
AWANTO 3
MARGIE
SEKAN

TICKETS SATURDAY 06.04.19 at Shelter
FLOATING POINTS
ANTAL
JORDAN GCZ (live)
KAMMA

TICKETS SUNDAY 07.04.19 Somewhere In Amsterdam at Claire
DREAMCAST
MARK GRUSANE
INTERSTELLAR FUNK
SASSY J
RELMER INTERNATIONAL
SEKAN

 

FLOATING POINTS

The Manchester born, London based producer/dj/composer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in contemporary music. Also as a DJ, Sheperd has gone on to establish himself as one the forerunners of today’s new dance music movement, earning the respect of his peers and contemporaries such as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B & many more.

HUNEE

Every DJ would like to think themselves a real musical connoisseur, but Hunee really is – it’s not him that says so, but pretty much anyone else whenever the man born Hun Choi pops up in conversation. As likely to draw for a classic house record as he is a disco curveball, a boogie delight or mixing an African bomb into a techno record, each selection he makes is a thing of true passion – you can see it not only in his eyes, but so too in the eyes of those dancing along.

TERRENCE DIXON (live, as POPULATION ONE)

First live show in the Netherlands ever, first time in Europe since 15 years… The Population One track ‘Rush Hour’ inspired RH’s company name, we can’t express how honored the Amsterdam institution feels to have him on the bill during this year’s weekender, at Shelter. Terrence Dixon debuted in 1994 on Claude Young’s Utensil label with a pair of 12″ releases under his own name and an album, Unknown Black Shapes, as Population One. Under the Population One codename, the Detroit citizen has realised some of his most vivid, esoteric portals to the Motor City mindset.

JORDAN GCZ (live)

One half of the much loved improvisation specialist duo Juju & Jordash and one third of Magic Mountain High – when Jordan GCZ flies solo he takes things to a whole new level. Originally from the US, GCZ has resided in Amsterdam for some years now with one foot in the local scene and the other firmly in his studio. Releasing his most recent output via local institution ‘Rush Hour’, ‘Future Times’ as well as his own ‘Off Minor’ imprint, Jordan’s productions capture the spirit of Detroit along with his own signature musicality and energy.

LOVEFINGERS

DJ, producer, promoter, label and A&R manager — Andrew “Lovefingers” Hogge has worn practically every hat there is to wear in the underground dance music industry over the past two decades. If one thing has driven Lovefingers’ myriad endeavors since the beginning, it’s the love of sharing music — pure and simple. An unwavering passion for crate digging and a penchant for the esoteric, have seen him emerge as a revered selector and tastemaker among discerning international listeners. Andrew brings the same deft curatorial hand to DJing as he does to his esteemed ESP Institute imprint, a global touchstone for genre-bending experimental dance fare.

KAMMA

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Kamma’s path to her craft could not have come more naturally. A child to parents who both have DJ’d professionally for over 25 years, Kamma was brought up on jazz, funk, disco and early house. Her instinctive nature and open-mindedness make her a purveyor of a wide range of sounds, going deep beyond her traditional roots. With an effortless contrast of energy and emotions, she journeys dancers into complex rhythms, dreamy waves and new era electronics.

MARGIE

Music runs deep in the veins of Margie, also known as Mijke Hurkx. For as long as she could count bars, Margie has been collecting and writing about music. The music lover extraordinaire collects boogie, house to whatever floats her boat. In Margie’s world without genre borders, there’s simply good or bad music. No doubt she feels right at home at Amsterdam’s versatile Rush Hour, where she runs the House of Music fanzine and plays DJ to RH’s label nights.

DREAMCAST

Dreamcast is a super soulful young singer and producer out of Washington, D.C. At the moment, he’s got a handful of tracks out (a few of which were released on the D.C.-based independent and funk-focused label PPU), on which his gentle, straightforward croon can be heard hovering over funky bass guitar lines and two-step friendly drums.

MARK GRUSANE

Former co-owner of Mr Peabody Records in Chicago, DJ Mark Grusane has a strong history and knowledge of DJing and Dancefloor culture while being an important go-to-guy for selections amongst a vast pool of international DJ’s, Compilers, and Record Labels. Just a little research will instantly show you his influence on DJ Culture, Record Collecting & Digging.

INTERSTELLAR FUNK

What marks out Interstellar Funk’s productions and DJ sets is van Elden’s love of the imperfections and eccentricities associated with left-of-centre analogue machine music. You’ll hear them within the new wave, electro, techno, jack-tracks, heavy electronics and everything in between that populate his DJ sets, as well as the solo records he’s released

SASSY J

Sassy J is a DJ, music lover, promoter and handcraft artist based in Bern, Switzerland. She has been pooling global sounds through her own night, Patchwork, for the last 10 years – doing it strictly for the love of music – by curating line-ups (from Sadar Bahar to MF Doom to Theo Parrish), or through her selections as a DJ.

RELMER INTERNATIONAL

Relmer International really tries to create a journey through house, balearic, italo and back in his sets as well his productions. He is an upcoming Amsterdam-based DJ, producer and new kid on the block ,who alsoproduces atmospheric house with a keen eye for the dancefloor.


SEKAN

Characterized by a broad musical taste and deep knowledge of various genres, Sekan attracts a wide range of music lovers. By his family he was exposed to Indonesian music at a young age, which still has a major influence on his current approach to sounds.
This eventually resulted in the start of his own platform Jiwa Jiwa. What originally started as a music label, has evolved into a multidimensional platform where photography, articles and films are expressed with the binding factor music.


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After an extremely enjoyable collaboration with Rainbow Disco Club, we return to Claire for the next edition of Somewhere In Amsterdam. Smooth Sunday afternoon vibes, you know the drill!

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Line-up tba very soon!
A small batch of tickets are now available for an early bird price.

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Join us in the park! Rush Hour collabs with Detroit Love for Europe’s biggest party week in July 2019, OFFSonar. Come early to see Insanlar live – dance to the all-star line up hailing from the D & much much more.

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RUSH HOUR
Hunee b2b Antal
Young Marco
I-F
Interstellar Funk
Sassy J
Insanlar

DETROIT LOVE
Carl Craig
Moodymann
DJ Stingray
Waajeed (live)
DJ Holographic

Offering homage to house and techno music, Detroit Love join forces with Rush Hour to bring electrifying party vibes to Poble Espanyol’s beautiful El Monasterio and Capra & Picnic arenas on Friday 19th July. With label head Carl Craig leading the charge for Detroit Love, he’s enlisted a roster of the city’s finest to join him.
Legendary DJ and producer Moodymann returns after delivering a stand-out set for last year’s showcase, whilst J Dilla collaborator and genre-bending producer Waajeed will perform a hotly anticipated live set. The unbound energy of DJ Stingray, promises a high-octane session with flavours of electro and techno, and one-woman funk machine, Holographic completes the roster.

Topping the bill for Rush Hour, Hunee goes back-to-back with label founder Antal. A now revered pairing, the duo are renowned for seamless sets that bounce beats like light off a mirror ball. Veteran DJ I-F joins the ranks, delivering a set that’s sure to have plenty of surprises. Taking the Poble Espanyol crowd on a journey through futurist grooves, Interstellar Funk will bring his distinctive style and expansive record collection to the Carpa stage, while Young Marco is also set to appear, known for his impeccable track selection and playful performances, as well as open-minded Swiss selector Sassy J and a live set from rising stars of improvised folk techno Insanlar rounding things off, having just announced a new LP – Demedim Mi – with Rush Hour.

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A very special crew is coming to Amsterdam! We are celebrating our friendship with the magical Tokyo based Rainbow Disco Club festival at the store next Thursday, 07.02


San Proper & RDC’s DJ Sisi will bring tunes during this instore. RDC’s Kikiorix made special RDC x SIA merchandise, which will be available during the instore.

It’s an in-store only affair! Come down for a drink & dance on Thursday next week!

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*for the Sunday party – Rainbow Disco Club x Somewhere In Amsterdam w/ Ben UFO, Antal, Gonno, Masalo
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We are back with our favorite Sunday afternoon party. Once again we are teaming up with the Rainbow Disco Crew from Tokyo! Food will be served from 6pm – 8pm. See you on the 10th of February!

With

Ben UFO
Antal
Gonno
Masalo
Sisi

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Ben UFOAs one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground breaking releases of recent years.

He remains one of the few DJs in the UK to have made an impact without a production career to fall back on, and as such his reputation is solely the result of his skill as a selector and as a mixer. As a result he remains in a position to fully explore sounds both old and new, across the worlds of house and garage, dubstep and grime, and further into the past. This level of commitment to the dance music of the last two decades has led to a collection of records which reflects the position London has long held as a city responsible for the constant development of forward thinking music.

Antal

Antal needs little introduction here. As a DJ and ‘musicologist’, there are few more serious than Antal. Trying to sum up the musical world of the Rush Hour founder with a few loose signifiers like house or techno would be futile.

Gonno

Part of Japan’s next house / techno generation and Rainbow Disco Club resident! Gonno’s renowned for his single “Acdise # 2″ released on International Feel Recordings, that got support from François Kevorkian among others. Check out the recording of his Boiler Room set in London to get a taste!

Masalo

With his roots hailing from Japan, the Dutch-based artist Masalo is considered part of the new wave of Amsterdam music creatives. His musical outcomes offer multiple perspectives of his universe, combining a love for cosmic and soulful dance music with a raw Amsterdam aesthetic. Masalo’s mixes are proof of this mentality, unearthing organic music and combining them with records that could be seen as modern-day successors of the original dance music.

Sisi 

Sisi has been actively involved in many areas of music culture; working with DJ Pige and Ryo Murakami to establish Pan Records A&R and as a booking manager at SECOBAR that has played a big role in the development of underground youth culture in Shibuya, Tokyo.

As he was moving through his music career, the depth of his soul and his impulsive attraction to dance music led him to the unique mixed music of disco, world music and house.

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ADEMAP

No need to sit still during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Rush Hour host 4 days of in-stores in a row + 2 diverse events. Also, Worldwide FM is joining us this year for a packed day ft. some of our heroes as our guests. We are overexcited! Please find all details below.

 

WEDNESDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour store, line-up tba 1 day in advance (7-9pm)

THURSDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour store, line-up tba 1 day in advance (7-9pm)

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Rush Hour Night @ Shelter w/ Hunee, Antal, Soichi Terada

FRIDAY

WorldwideFM radio day at Rush Hour store, line-up tba (12-19 h CET)

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Instore sessions at Rush Hour Store, line-up tba 1 day in advance  (7am-9pm)

SATURDAY

Instore sessions at Rush Hour Store, line-up tba 1 day in advance  (7-9pm)

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Giant Steps @ Cinetol w/ Tone B Nimble & special guests

 

 

 

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Thursday sees Rush Hour return to Shelter Amsterdam for a showcase with Antal, Hunee, Young Marco, and a live show trifecta featuring Soichi Terada, Kuniyuki, and Sauce81. This will be the final Rush Hour night in Amsterdam this year! Join the dance!

Presale sold out, limited door sale only.

 

 

 

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the warehouse projectRush Hour join The Warehouse Project, Manchester, for their last edition beneath the streets. A large part of the RH family is invited, please find the full line up below. This will be the only RH night in the UK this year. Let’s dance together!

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HUNEE
ANTAL
MOODYMANN
GERD JANSON
SOICHI TERADA x KUNIYUKI x SAUCE81LIVE
SADAR BAHAR
DJ NOBU
SAN PROPER
SASSY J
SANDRIEN
JORDAN GCZ (JUJU & JORDASH)
DJ OKAPI
JON K
MAFALDA
MARGIE
KRYSKO & GREG LORD
HIGH HOOPS DJS

END OF STORE STREET EDITION
We hope you’ll join us for one last dance beneath the streets.

Those who have signed up will have early access to tickets Thursday 9am, general sale Friday 9am.

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Rush Hour are excited to return to Amsterdam’s Strange Sounds From Beyond with a stage on the festival’s Sunday! Non other than Leroy Burgess (with band!), Hunee, Antal, Young Marco, DJ Paulao, Margie and Satoshi grace the stage. 

- Join us on the Sunday, 24th of June! – 

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LEROY BURGESS

Shamefully undervalued, tirelessly prolific and consistently inspired, “the Miles Davis of boogie” was born in Harlem, growing up as a gospel vocalist. Burgess soon added multi-instrumentalism and composition skills to his powerful baritone vocals, and began churning out countless records for disco and boogie groups as a behind-the-scenes producer or vocalist, sometimes carrying groups through with his raw talent and vision.

But Burgess didn’t stop. He fronted several projects – the most famous of which, Logg, released an acclaimed LP with tracks subsequently remixed by Larry Levan. When disco morphed into boogie, Burgess didn’t wilt away like other artists; he adapted, and his funk-tinged keyboard playing was ripe for the genre. But as the popularity of boogie began to wane and partygoers began to devour a new sound called house, Burgess again didn’t slide into the shadows; he collaborated with Glenn Underground, Chez Damier and Masters At Work.

Leroy Burgess has been around to watch genres ebb and flow like the tide, but he’s always standing there on the beach ready with his gospel-inspired vocals and keyboard.

HUNEE

Hunee has a playful element in his productions hard to categorize or pigeonhole. He’s unconcerned with what is new or in vogue, instead crafting wry beats which sometimes glimmer and sometimes growl. The engine under it all, though, is a propulsive sense of rhythm and the opinion that music should be fun.

ANTAL

Trying to pin Antal down to a DJing style is problematic. The most you’ll probably get from him is “soulful”, but it doesn’t matter whether that soul comes from a three guitars or a drum machine. Much like Rush Hour has grown over the years from house and techno into more obscure genres like Brazilian bossa nova, South-African kwaito and stacks of spiritual jazz, so too has Antal’s taste evolved.

YOUNG MARCO

Young Marco is almost a synonym for Amsterdam’s dance music scene. Starting out with several infamous residencies around the city, Marco grew into a respected producer releasing on Rush Hour and Lovefinger’s ESP imprint. He’s built and fostered a reputation as talented producer, label head and quirky party starter – usually with a cigarette in hand.

Predicting the next track in a Young Marco set is a little like predicting next week’s weather. As a sun-kissed tropicalia track draws to a close, it’s anyone’s guess whether the sun will continue with some Arabic disco or break loose in a thunderstorm of techno and electro. Surrounding his selections though is a love of the peculiar and the kinks – a sense of humor all too often missing on the dance floor.

After a debut album and worldwide touring, 2017 was a year for Marco to focus on compiling stellar releases on his label Safe Trip.

DJ PAULAO

Collector, selector and record store director DJ Paulão comes from a country standing in an elite circle of musical heavyweights. A country whose influence on humankind’s association with music can be matched by few. Along with gifting us genres like bossa nova, samba and choro, Brazilian culture has taught us how to rethink our relationship with music. DJ Paulão is a walking thesaurus of his country’s stockpiles of productions.

Most of the time you’ll catch him digging for tracks in Patuá Discos, his record store on a quiet street in the northwest of Sao Paulo. If you miss him there though, chances are he’s hosting a show on the station he helped found, Rádio Muda, or organizing legendary parties.

When listening to DJ Paulão, expect to be taken on a nomadic trip of Brazil’s musical heritage – spanning time zones and genres.

MARGIE

Music runs deep in the veins of this Eindhoven-born, Amsterdam-based multi-talent. Along with being a first-rate DJ, Margie aka Mijke Hurkx is also an award-winning journalist. Her work has featured in dozens of music publications but she’s perhaps best known as part of the Rush Hour Records family, editing their magazine and handling all communications.

In Margie’s world without genre borders, there’s only good or bad music. The music lover extraordinaire boasts of a record collection ranging from boogie, disco and techno to wave, gospel and whatever floats her boat. Her boundless music wisdom is unmistakable in her shows on Red Light Radio, where unapologetically, she spins tall musical tales with a genre-bending approach that never fails to deliver an element of surprise to her audience.

SATOSHI

Rush Hour family member Satoshi Yamamura is a record collector who, together with PAM, make up the music blog Okonkole Y Trompa. We think they found their strange name from a mesmerizing piece of horn work on a 1973 jazz fusion album, and their finds do the namesake justice. Growing from a humble Youtube channel where the boys could upload discoveries otherwise unavailable online, they now curate a website receiving rapid recognition, along with monthly show on London’s NTS.

Their collection is a diggers paradise: an oasis of rare releases, unfamiliar artists and dusty grooves nearly lost to the world. It’s impossible to narrow down their taste to genres – it’s whatever they find in the back of the crate. But they do seem to have an attachment to new wave, synth pop, ambient and jazz fusion though, plus dozens of others beside.

Satoshi and his Okonkole Y Trompa blog enjoy taking you on an ethnomusicological trip around the outer limits of music.

 

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If you could ask your favorite artist just one question… What would you ask?

Just before April’s edition of Het Weekend in De School, we collected some burning questions for a few of the artists performing at this 30+ hour music marathon.

… and they gave their answers!

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CHARLES MANIERQuestions from: Fanboy481, Margie, Beau Wanzer, Dabrye, Interstellar Funk

JAMIE TILLER

Questions from: Tolouse Low Trax, Jelmao, Sassy J, DX7kid1982

CARLOS SOUFFRONTQuestions from: Vladimir Ivkovic, Erika, BMG, DX7kid1982, Jan Schulte, Interstellar Funk

TOLOUSE LOW TRAXQuestions from: Jan Schulte, Charlotte, Tala Drum Corps, Suzanne Kraft, DX7kid1982.

SASSY JQuestions from: Volcov, fangirl418, Jamie Tiller, DX7kid1982.

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De School | Het Weekend 07.04 – 09.04, 2018
Programming in collaboration with Rush Hour

Saturday:
Antal (Rush Hour)
Carlos Souffront (No Way Back)
Charles Manier live (Bopside)
Izabel (Lullabies for Insomniacs)

Sunday:
Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin)
Interstellar Funk (De School / Artificial Dance)
Jamie Tiller (Music from Memory)
Nosedrip (Stroom)
Robert Bergman (Brew)
Sassy J (Patchwork)
Tolouse Low Trax live (Salon des Amateurs)

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Rush Hour return with a weekender, this year in collaboration with De School. We are very delighted with all joining artists… See you there!

TICKETS

Saturday
Antal (Rush Hour)
Carlos Souffront (No Way Back)
Charles Manier live (Bopside)
Izabel (Lullabies for Insomniacs)

Sunday
Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin)
Interstellar Funk (De School / Artificial Dance)
Jamie Tiller (Music from Memory)
Nosedrip (Stroom)
Robert Bergman (Brew)
Sassy J (Patchwork)
Tolouse Low Trax – live (Salon des Amateurs)

+ interventions by Sandberg Instituut

Doors open: 23.00
Tickets: €18

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A photo impression of our favorite Sunday evening party. This time teaming up with the Rainbow Disco Club crew from Tokyo (February 4th, 2018)! 

Photos by Rob Thijs

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DJ Nobu & Antal
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KAMMA & Masalo
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