Out now! 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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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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rich medina presents jump n funk
Starting life as a small New York event aimed at raising awareness for Fela Kuti’s musical message, Rich Medina’s Jump N Funk party has now been rocking dance-floors across the globe for over 15 years. Honouring Fela’s contribution to music as well as his political and cultural legacy, Medina has made his events a platform to celebrate Afro-Life across the Black Diaspora.

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Com join us in-store at Rush Hour records, or tune in – broadcast live via our Facebook channel.

Fresh African records in store, w/ music from Nigeria * Senegal * Ethiopia * Mali * Congo * South-Africa * and much more

18:00 hr – 19:00 hr Tienson (Jungle By Night)
19:00 hr – 20:00 hr Antal (Rush Hour)
20:00 hr – 21:30 hr Rich Medina (Jump N Funk)

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This player previews “Beletronic”, holding 3 otherworldly Caribbean electronic dance floor cuts! Arousing prog-zouk and abstract futurism from the French West Indies by synthesist Claude Rodap, released on vinyl for the first time.

In the early eighties, a time where French Caribbean musicians were searching for their own sound, Claude Rodap mixed traditional Gwo-Ka, Bel Air, Biguine with synthetic sounds, resulting in magical, adventurous outcome.

Recorded in the nineties and in 2000, the dreamy, sensuous three tracks on “Beletronic” are the deliberate result of more than a decade of his experimentation.

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Tracklist:
1 Hiwa
2 Paco
3 Zouklove

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Rainbow Disco Club @ Somewhere In Amsterdam

We are back! This time with our friends from Japan….

Our Tokyo based friends move their wonderful Rainbow Disco Club festival from the mountains of the Izu Peninsula, the beautiful landscape near the city of Tokyo, to OT301 in Amsterdam for a great night out. It is wonderful to host RDC as a club night! Soichi Terada is joining the crew, more artists to be announced.

Tickets are now available!
Rush Hour Store
Spuistraat 116
1012 TZ Amsterdam

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RUSH HOUR INSTORE SESSIONS DURING ADE 2016

19-10 Wednesday 7pm – 9pm CET
Blawan & A Made Up Sound
20-10 Thursday 7pm – 9pm CET
Moon B (live) & Suzanne Kraft
21-10 Friday 7pm – 9pm CET
Recloose & San Proper
22-10 Saturday 7pm – 9pm CET
Sounds Familiar w/ Ge-ology, Volcov & Patrick Gibin aka Twice

Come down, hang out, listen to some music during four days of RH instores!

WORLDWIDE FM @ RUSH HOUR STORE
Gilles Peterson pops in with his fresh radio station on Thursday, for a live broadcast 11 am – 6 pm.
Join us or tune in at worldwidefm.net!

Worldwide FM @ Rush Hour Store

RUSH HOUR @ DE SCHOOL
Pre-sale is sold out, but there are limited tickets available at the door, so we recommend to be early to avoid disappointment. Hope to see you there!

Rush Hour @ De School, ADE 2016

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Surinam Funk Force is out now! 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…

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V/A SURINAM FUNK FORCE (RHMC 02)

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MCDE:
“killer compilation! lots of favorites on there and stuff i still need to find”

Gilles Peterson:
“‘Jammin’ is a salacious boogie number, cooked up with quick-fingered bass work, female harmonizing and guitar solos.”

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 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

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Interstellar Funk | photo Imke Lighthart

The fourth edition of RH’s House Of Music magazine is out now. Time to share some printed content online here. Let’s start with the small article about ex-soccer player Interstellar Funk…

From the moment he first set foot in the Rush Hour office a few years ago, Olf van Elden – aka Interstellar Funk – focused his quiet energy on discovering new music. It’s the same unhurried approach Olf takes in the studio when he’s trying out different gear and musical angles. He’s got a keen, curious ear and draws from diverse inspirations which are reflected in his Rush Hour debut EP, “Electric Park Square”.

The RH crew, being his office pals, prepared a few burning questions for him. The type of questions, that we usually save for after hours.

You’ve bought and sold quite a bit of studio gear on your search for your favorite machines. Which piece of musical equipment was your worst friend?

Six years ago, when I didn’t know much about gear, I agreed to trade my MS10 for a Moog Prodigy with some guy from Antwerp. We met in front of a museum in the middle of the night and swapped synths. Back then, I only had a Juno 60 and I was looking for a good mono­synth. I got rid of the MS10, because although I think it’s cool for additional use, I just didn’t use it as my ‘main’ synth.

Actually… I was looking for a Sequential Circuits Pro One instead of the Prodigy. The Pro One is one of the most beautiful mono synths around. It has a super strong, clean sound and is pretty easy to explore. It’s that kind of synth which you can use in every track. But… they’re hardly available and pretty expensive. Checking out the web, the Prodigy looked like a good alternative. It wasn’t until I got home that I discovered the machine didn’t have a midi or CV/gate. My loss. Two weeks later I sold it again and got the Pro One in return.

Which piece of musical equipment will you never get rid of?
I recently bought a Yamaha CS30 and it’s insane. It has several trigger options and it also offers a step sequencer, which you can modify into crazy weird sounds.

How did you come up with Interstellar Funk as your artist name?
I was about to release my first 12″ but didn’t have a name back then. I stole it from an old Detroit electro track because I liked the vibe of it.

You are not the first ex­soccer player in the RH team with a pro­career in sight. Can you introduce Interstellar Funk the soccer player in a nutshell?
I think I was 16 years old when I really wanted to become a professional soccer player. I did quite well and ended up playing at a professional level in Oss (Noord­-Brabant, NL) for one year. I really enjoyed the experience, but didn’t have time left for anything else. After one year, the club went bankrupt and I returned to Arnhem, my hometown. I kept playing soccer until my brother and I moved to Utrecht.

How did you end up in music?
I went to my first festival with my older brother when I was about 15 years old. Back then, he already threw parties at places like Club 11, Trouw’s predecessor. That was the first club I went out to on a regular basis. When we moved to Utrecht, I started to discover the world of record shops. At 20, I moved to Amsterdam together with my brother. That’s when I got familiar with Rush Hour. It was at the same time Dekmantel started throwing their first events.

How is soccer represented in the RH team for you?
Not that much. We are more into dodgeball lately…

photo: Imke Lighthart

HOUSE OF MUSIC (H.O.M. 4)
Free copies are available at your fave record store or online, at rushhour.nl

Rush Hour House Of Music

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