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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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We’re super excited to be part of the Amsterdam based Strange Sounds From Beyond festival on June 25, 2017. Definitely a highlight this summer! Artists who grace the Rush Hour stage:

Daphni
Wally Badarou
Mutant Beat Dance
Antal RH
Interstellar Funk
DJ Okapi
Margie
Ninauploadz

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Rush Hour Weekender

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Rush Hour Weekender

We’re overexcited to present our very first weekender at our home base OT 301! Tickets are available! During this cosy 3-day festival we are celebrating the opening of our new record store with friends and artists. The new store will have a bigger playground for more new and second hand records, plus room for new activities. Dego’s 2000black Family (live), Volcov, Margie, Beau Wanzer (live), Mick Wills, Interstellar Funk, Robert Bergman, Lee Collins and Sadar Bahar are our guests.

The Rush Hour Weekender takes place at RH’s home base OT 301 and consists of a Friday and Saturday night, plus a Sunday evening (with food, like at Somewhere In Amsterdam).

TICKETS FRIDAY (21-3h)
Kicking off on Friday night in collaboration with Sounds Familiar. Dego’s 2000black band bless us with a performance, playing their unique electronic jazz and UK boogie grooves live! Long time avid music collector Volcov and Margie are joining as the cherry on top… Dancers, don’t sleep!

Dego and the 2000Black Family (live)
Volcov
Margie

TICKETS SATURDAY (22-5h)
Interstellar Funk and Robert Bergman invite Mick Wills and Beau Wanzer for an adventurous, rattling, Chicago infused Saturday night. The DJs are avid record collectors, so we’re sure to hear lots of surprises.

Beau Wanzer (live)
Mick Wills
Robert Bergman
Interstellar Funk

TICKETS SUNDAY (17-1h)
We’re very happy to have Soul In The Hole’s Sadar Bahar and Lee Collins together for the Sunday! The two veterans team up to throw more underplayed funk, jazz and soul infused disco and house music on the dancefloor. Like Sadar, Lee Collins has been one of Chicago’s musical pillars since the heydays. Sadar Bahar needs little introduction, we’re overjoyed to have him back at the decks for another great Sunday jam!!

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

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