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!
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!
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…
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.”
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
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)
We are happy to announce two Rush Hour ADE label nights!
On Wednesday October 15 we will start Amsterdam Dance Event with a Rush Hour club Trouw takeover ft. Ron Trent, Traxx, Hunee, Antal, Robert Bergman, Young Marco, Interstellar Funk and San Proper. This will be the last ADE at Trouw and the line-up is so promising… we have to go out with a bang! Let’s make it a night to remember for a long long time…
And then there’s the Saturday with Transmat! This year Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May resparked his label with the symbolic catalog number MS200 and the promising French producer Karim Sahraoui (aka Djinxx). Both artists will be present, next to Dimitri, Tom Trago, Awanto 3 and Deep’A & Biri. The Transmat label night is a collaboration between Rush Hour and pop temple Paradiso.
The year has only just begun and Rush Hour has a bunch of stuff planned already. Antal gives a few sneak previews when it comes to releases and events happening in 2014….
Can you tell us a bit about the releases?
There are many things in the pipeline. We are looking very much forward to the debut album of Xosar. After a couple of 12inches it is time for a full length. She has produced an exciting amount of music, and hopefully it will be presented to you and us in the following months. And there will be Vincent Floyd material. Reissues and unreleased tracks. We have met Vincent Floyd last March in Chicago and since we are longtime fans of his work we asked for unreleased music. Maybe that will be the two scoops for now..but there is so much more to come!
After the big success of the first Weekender in Club Trouw, can we expect more big events? The idea of organizing a 34-36 hour Rush Hour event at Club Trouw came quite spontaneously, and that resulted in the Weekender last November. I think everybody was really into what happened and so yes, we are speaking about a second edition..Which is already very exciting!
We have to be absolutely on the lookout for… Our annual Somewhere In Amsterdam party will take place this weekend. It always takes place on a Sunday afternoon, always with nice people, good food and great music. Pure for the love of it! We have invited Hunee & Boo Williams as our guests for this edition. The S.I.A. parties have been rare in the past. Like only once a year. But in 2014, it might be that there are some more editions coming up…