Rush Hour Music starts compilation seriesConnoisseur selector Hunee presents “Hunchin’ All Night”, a collection of his long time favorite dance floor cuts. Tracks by the wonderful Boncana Maiga, Zogo, Black Beat Niks, Kenny Larkin and Mappa Mundi are all included, and many more. The full tracklist will be announced soon.

“Hunchin’ All Night” kicks off Rush Hour’s new compilation series, with “Surinam Funk Force” second in line. “Surinam Funk Force” is compiled by Antal Heitlager and Thomas Gesthuizen, and will drop first. This compilation features highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45’s and LP cuts. The volume is the follow up to the Kindred Spirits released “Surinam!” compilation and goes deeper into the field of 70ties and 80ties funk and boogie music from the Surinamese dance floors.


Hunchin All Night (RHMC 001)

Photo courtesy of Tim Sweeney, Beats In Space (2011)



Surinam Funk Force (RHMC 002)



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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.

1. Osirion
2. Primus

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Guests are Hunee and Willie Burns and John Gomez is back as your host with the most. Previews of new Rush Hour projects in the first 30 min. Enjoy!

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Rush Hour Store Japan


Out now! RH Store Japan series:

Ehri Ohno - Skyfire





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San Proper in japan

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”.

It shocked me, in a good way.

こいつはずーっとお気に入りさ。こいつが出たとき、ちっちゃなスクリーンとヘッドフォンで初めて観たのを覚えてるぜ。”Jelly Tones”っていうアルバムの宣伝でレコードストアでやってたんだよ。本当いい意味で裏切られた曲だ。

Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media

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.

Cherry blossom love.

めちゃくちゃよくできた直球なジャパニーズファンクだぜ。Lonnie Liston SmithとHerbie Hancockのスタイルを思い出させるんだ。フルアルバムを聴くのをオススメするぜ。春の朝の俺の気分にぴったりだ。


Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taeko Onuki – Flower

This composition breaks my heart, perhaps it’s reflecting the state I’m in right now.

But this makes me sad and happy at the same time. And that’s a good thing. One of the beautiful aspects of music and art.




The Spiders – Dynamite

It kinda speaks for itself, great production; it’s fat, nasty and hysterical. Japanese Beat from the 60s. Surf’s up!

You should check the movie ‘Go Forward’ from 1968 about this band:

I’m sure you would wanna be part of this band if it was possible, just like me…

Perhaps you also like to check this cover-version they did:

こいつは自己主張の強いすごい曲なんだ。ファットで、エロくてヒステリック – 60年代の日本のビート。いい波来てるぜ!

このバンドについては1968年の“Go Forward”っていう映像も見てくれ。そしたら俺のようにこいつらの一味になりたいと思うはずだぜ。こいつらがやってるカバーバージョンも見る価値があるはずだ。

Jun Mayuzumi – Black Room

I found this track recently  in Budapest not too long ago. It’s not that hard to find though, if you can get hold of the compilation ‘Nippon Girls’.

Jun Mayuzumi is so good on this track. She has an amazing voice, I’m wondering what the track is about… “Black Room”.

このトラックは最近ブダペストで見つけたんだ。もし“ニッポン ガールズ”っていうコンピレーションを手に入れたらこいつを見つけるのはそんなに難しくない。

Jun Mayuzumiは声が最高だ、”ブラックルーム“ってのがなんのことかはわかんないけどな。

Dj Krush – Back In The Base

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.

こいつはストレートにファンタスティックなやつだ。Muroの7インチのリマスターとエディットと、この前東京に行ったときに友達がくれたやつ  (Wanna Kiss/Sexy Robot) に俺は心動かされてんだ。こいつらはどんぴしゃなんだよ。リンクが見つからなかったからひとまずこれを聴いてみて、自分で掘り起こしてみるといいぜ。2番目のトラックの写真はつけておいた。



Kaminari – Nineteen Japanese Garage Monsters

Kaminari – Nineteen Japanese Garage Monsters

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。


店は隠れたとこにあんだけど、長生きしてるぜ。もしベルリンのKreuzbergに行くことがあったら、宝石を見つけに寄るのがいい。この写真を見てくれ。あと、今話してたコンピレーションと同じレーベルの“The Routes”のトラックを2つ載せておくぜ。

The Routes – Everybody’s Looking

The Routes – Do What’s Right by You

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.


Yours Truly.


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“Electric Park Square” is Interstellar Funk’s debut EP on the label! The mystical six tracker takes you on an adventurous multidimensional journey.

Part of a new breed of young Dutch producers and DJs, Interstellar Funk crafts magical melodies and textured tracks that look to the future whilst taking cues from the past.



(RHM 014)

1 Cable 54
2 Poly Evolver #1
3 Ama Diver (Interstellar Funk and Jeroen)
4 Short Sequence
5 Prototype (Interstellar Funk and Jeroen)
6 Poly Evolver #2

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Rush Hour @ Rainbow Disco ClubNext 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)

San Proper
Soichi Terada


Rush Hour @ Rainbow Disco Club 2015


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Rush Hour Weekender

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:


Dego and the 2000Black Family (live)


Beau Wanzer (live)
Mick Wills
Robert Bergman
Interstellar Funk


Soul In The Hole
Sadar Bahar
Lee Collins (Music Box – Chicago)

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Rush Hour Weekender

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Mick Wills

Mick Wills is a relentless DJ, one that has an obsessive way of spinning records. A DJ who combines his own unearthed material and mixes them mercilessly with classics and new releases. He is well known for his killer M.W. edits and he recently transformed Hunee’s “Hiding The Moon” into a throbbing and grinding floor cracker… A brief introduction to this masterful DJ is in order!

Wills is our guest on the Rush Hour Weekender’s Saturday, alongside Beau Wanzer, Interstellar Funk and Robert Bergman. Please note that we are down to the very last tickets!

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…




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Preview the lengthy and weighty takes on Hunee’s “Hiding The Moon” and “Crossroads” by Mick Wills and DJ Fett Burger!

Hunee – Hunch Music Remixes (Mick Wills/ DJ Fett Burger)

1. Hiding The Moon (Mick Wills Remix)
2. Crossroads (DJ Fett Burger’s Boss Brian Computer Mix)

After Hunee’s celebrated debut album “Hunch Music”, it’s time for these two weighty remixes here… DJ Fett Burger inserts “Crossroads” into Boss Brian’s computer and takes it to an extraordinary new level, Mick Wills transforms “Hiding The Moon” into a lengthy throbbing and grinding floor cracker…

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degoIt is hard to express how excited we are to have living legend Dego as our guest on the Weekender’s Friday. Dego’s 2000Black band bless us with a performance, playing their unique electronic jazz and future boogie grooves live. Tickets are available!

After absorbing a lifetime’s worth of soul, reggae and hip-hop growing up in North-West London, the veteran composer of electronic music alway injected London’s burgeoning underground music scene with new ideas, resulting in a variety of groundbreaking music styles and grooves. A little introduction to Dego’s legacy below!

4Hero and drum & bass
In the late eigties, not long after Reinforced was found by 4Hero, Dego jumped on the bandwagon and became a member of both the group and label. 4Hero were among the first proponents of what would become known as drum & bass, which began to grow in profile via a series of releases on their imprint. In the mid nineties 4Hero wrote the code for drum&bass figurehead Goldie, resulting in Goldie’s iconic “Timeless” album.

Warp Records
4Hero’s “Combat Dancin’” EP (1990) underpinned the sub-bass pressure of the bleep ‘n’ bass artists associated with Sheffield’s Warp Records, such as LFO and Nightmares on Wax, with mid-tempo hip-hop-style breakbeats.

The 2000Black collective established in 1998 by 4Hero’s Dego, was named after a 1975 Roy Ayers’ recording. Inspired by its lyrics ‘Think About the Future, Think About Think About, Change’, the label and band formed a platform where any genre of music rooted in ‘the groove’ would be displayed.

As a result, many contrasting songs were released such as Pariss Clemons’ (r.i.p.) ‘Black Mary’ to Seiji’s ‘Run’, Bembe Segue’s ‘Take Me To Tomorrow’ to Capitol A’s ‘Doing It Up’. With all this variance one thread of continuity remained—the funk and the soul.

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