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This player previews Ben & Sadar’s – We Are Righteous People (RH-STORE JAMS010). Sadar Bahar & Ben ‘Cosmic Force’ team up and come correct with these two direct disco jams!

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The two tracker accidentally arose after Sadar Bahar discovered Ben’s Utrecht based studio (housing 60 synths!). Ben was charmed by the electronic elements in Sadar’s funk and Sadar loved Ben’s ideas. Nuff said, a new NL based project was born. Nothing sampled for these tracks… only stabbing guitar, bass, sax and pounding drum programming for dance floor heat!

Tracklist
1. We Are Righteous People
2. Bouncing Atoms

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This player previews Senyaka – Bayanyonyoba (RH RSS 23):

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South African house and synth-funk from the kwaito era by the legendary Senyaka Kekana. The unexpected deep house jam “Bayanyonyoba (1993)” and the illustrious soul song “Don’t Judge Me Bad (1987)” are big RH favorites. Original copies are absolutely impossible to find, now released on 12inch format for the first time…

Esa Williams - “I had the pleasure of performing alongside Senyaka at the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg back in 2012 which would have probably been his last most iconic gig before his passing in 2015. These two tracks really showcase the sounds of South Africa around the early to late 80’s, the influences from American synth pop and House that would then lead later into many of these records being played at the wrong speed which ultimately became the original Kwaito sound from South Africa.”

Kwaito is not just a form of house music, it’s also about the way South Africans dress, talk and dance. The lifestyle took shape in Soweto and gained popularity throughout the cities and townships of South Africa during the nineties. In the backdrop of a transforming South Africa, this slow, loud and striking form of house music emerged just before Nelson Mandela took office as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Kwaai meaning hot, kicking – kwaito is a style in which the sung, rapped and shouted lyrics played a prominent part to mobilise the youth and push for change.

The late Senyaka’s 1987 album Fuquza (Dance) was years ahead of its time and gave rise to his reputation as a forerunner of the kwaito sound. The album includes “Don’t Judge Me Bad” as well as “African Rap” and “Go Away”. Later, in 1993, with South Africa on the cusp of democracy and the kwaito movement about to explode into the mainstream, Senyaka cemented his position with the release of his landmark album Ma-Gents, which included the song “Bayanyonyoba”.

Regarded as one of the first African rappers, this pioneering artist was best known for his eccentric, controversial lyrics – delivered with a bold and at times funny approach that endeared him to many fans. Outside music, Senyaka also grew in popularity thanks to his roles as an actor, including in the popular homegrown film Moruti wa Tsotsi and the television comedy Ashifa Shabba.

The emblematic artist successfully reinvented himself during his career, which led to divergent works. Senyaka’s versatile character shines through in this release as well. “Bayanyonyoba” is a soulful, loud but dreamy South African house gem, whilst “Don’t Judge Me Bad” is a more introverted electronic soul song.

Tracklist
1. Bayanyonyoba
2. Don’t Judge Me Bad

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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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This player previews Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love (RHM 020), due for release in Spring. A stunning Chicago deep house song by the dreamy, lovelorn Vincent Floyd, recorded in the early nineties. Previously unreleased, mastered from the original DAT tapes.

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Tracklist:
1. Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love
2. Vincent Floyd – Hard To Love (Instr.)

Catch Vincent Floyd at the RH weekender – rare chance to see him play a live show, first time in the Netherlands.

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Out soon! 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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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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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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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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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.

HUNEE – HUNCHIN’ ALL NIGHT (RHMC 001)

Hunchin All Night (RHMC 001)

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

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SURINAM FUNK FORCE (RHMC 002)

Surinam Funk Force (RHMC 002)

 

 

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