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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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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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Rush Hour ADE instore sessions  2016
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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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.

Tracklist
1. Osirion
2. Primus

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Rush Hour in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rush Hour go to Japan for two label nights! Soichi Terada, Hunee and Antal are heading over to Air, Tokyo and Troopcafe, Kobe this week!

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 After touring Europe, it is now time to play with Soichi Terada in Japan…

INFO | Rush Hour @ Troopcafe, Kobe | Dec 20

INFO | Rush Hour @ Air, Tokyo | Dec 22

 

 

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A selection of highlights, released on Rush Hour Music in 2015! “Rush Hour Best of 2015″ is now available on RH’s Bandcamp page and will hit other digital stores on December 1st.

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Tracklist
01. Hunee – Crossroads
02. Joy Orbison – A213
03. Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
04. Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama – Low Tension (Alternative Version)
05. Vincent Floyd – Moonlight Fantasy
06. Shinichiro Yokota – Do it Again
07. No Pain – Its Gonna Be Alright (No More Pain Mix)
08. 2000 Black – Make it Hard
09. AKSK – Breaking
10. Ron Trent – Ron Hardy (Dedication To You)
11. James Mason – Dance Of Life
12. Sumy – Soul With Milk
13. Vincent Floyd – I Dream You
14. Hunee – Rare Happiness
15. Awanto 3 – Fat Ass Pigeons
16. Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here

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This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event was a blast! RH had quite a packed roster and some exclusive records in store throughout the week. Check out the photo report by Rob Thijs.

SATURDAY

The last in-store of the week was a big blast! Orlando Voorn mixing faster than his own shadow and Suzanne Kraft and Gerd Janson taking over for a back to back session.

Orlando Voorn in the Rush hour store

Gerd Janson and Suzanne Kraft in the Rush hour store

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Orlando Voorn in the Rush hour store

FRIDAY

Ron Trent took us to 80ties NYC, back and beyond with his firing set in the store yesterday. We thought we couldn’t get any more heat inside, but we were wrong. His set was a great tease for Saturday’s Rush Hour x LIES x Banlieue event at Club Radion.

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

Rush Hour instore w/ Ron Trent

THURSDAY

We were very spoiled again… Four protagonists came down for a spin: Joy Orbison, Four Tet (with his 45s), Ben UFO and Pearson Sound. Together they played a super diverse set, taking it from ebm to digital reggae, playing a diverse set in between.

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WEDNESDAY

We are super happy to announce that we have one of the best house producers in the world at the Rush Hour store on ADE’s Wednesday. From 19hr-21hr, Louie Vega presents cuts from his new album, that is due in February 2016.

“Louie Vega Starring …” is due in 2016 and features over 25 tracks. The NYC house legend pressed a selection on acetates, especially for a series of sneak previews around the world. Two tracks landed on a special limited pre-release starring Jocelyn Brown and Monique Bingham, signed by the Master At Work and sold during his in-store.

Louie Vega

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Joy Orbison holding Musik For Autobahns 2

Gerd Janson’s wonderful Musik For Autobahns 2 is out now on 2LP, CD and digital formats! It is an imaginative collection of tracks by Joy Orbison, Leon Vynehall and Bicep amongst many others, inspired by long rides in ambient race cars!!

(Foto: Joy Orbison and his fresh copy at the Rush Hour store)

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MUSIK FOR AUTOBAHNS 2 (RHM 018) 

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Grab your copy at your favorite store near you
or order here:

LP + CD 

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Hunee Hunch Music

Hunee’s debut album is out now! We are happy to finally release the complete work: an amalgamation of different moods and influences. “Hunch Music” has become a surprising and seductive artistic chapter in Hun Choi’s the musical carrier.

As a DJ, Hunee manifested himself as a fine connoisseur of classic and contemporary music. Always smiling, he is determined to share every fine record he finds with the world. Over the past few years, Hunee the producer has put out some highly acclaimed EPs, but only a handful. The producer went quiet for a moment, but “Hunch Music” proves Hunee’s unstoppable character.

“Hunch Music” is rather special: it is a cinematic journey from the beginning to the end, with scenes we haven’t encountered before. It starts with “Woods” as the perfect introduction – a moody, mystic night haze that quickly changes into a warm and soothing whole. Following with “Crossroads”, the mystery transcends into something that moves us to the dance floor, and we’re not sure whether we want to keep moving or we just want to listen. “Hunch Music” has a nocturnal aura, an organic groove, and moments of glorious acid. It takes us up and throws us down, gently, while subjecting us to many cinematic and musical elements.

“Hunch Music” is available from RH’s store on LP and CD: http://bit.ly/HuneeHunchMusic

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HUNEE – HUNCH MUSIC (RHM 016)

Hunee Hunch Music

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DJ Deep:
So nice to hear Music as inspiring and positive as is Hunee, an amazing Dj, a great person and a dope producer!”

Kirk Degiorgio:
“One of the very best for real house music…”

Joe Muggs (Boiler Room/The Wire):
“Beautiful, beautiful record, soothing our souls on Monday morning in the office”

 

 

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James Mason’s “The Dance Of Life” is out now! Over three decades after “Rhythm Of Life”, James Mason rediscovered tapes with more recordings from the same late seventies period. “The Dance Of Life” (ft. Bernard Purdie on drums and Fonda Rae on backing vocals) and “Up Jump” are the first two tracks taken from the “Recollection Echo” album that Rush Hour are very proud to release on vinyl.

James Mason only made one album, that got acclaim years after it’s release. “Rhythm Of Life” became a soul-jazz cult classic, recorded in around 1978/79 with musicians such as Narada Michael Walden and Gene Torres, and featuring Clarice Taylor’s beautiful, characteristic vocals. The multi-instrumentalist recorded far more tracks around the release of “Rhythm Of Life”, but his music became out of fashion because musical trends shifted. Another album never arrived, and the recordings ended up in a box. Today the release of James Mason’s second album is finally set, and will be an collection of these forgotten tracks.

Because little remains known about his career after the release of his debut album, we had a few questions that we were lucky enough to ask. During two Skype sessions Mason happily shed some light on his early life as a musician, shared his feelings about the music he produced during his creative peak in the late seventies and early eighties and painted a frustration picture about the music industry he faced during that time.

The extensive interview will be published in our third printed House Of Music magazine, please find the introduction below…

In 1977 you had become a successful guitar player as a part of Roy Ayers’ band. How did you manage to get all those great musicians for “Rhythm Of Life” ? You’ve got a star line up there!

I had met Narada Michael Walden (drums) through Carlos Santana, because we opened for him one night with Roy Ayers’ band. Clarice Taylor (lead vocals) was recommended to me by a good friend, Gene Torres (bass) I met at a random gig and I had been playing together with Justo Almario (saxophone) for almost a year. When I asked all of these people to come into the studio to record for me, they were gracious enough to do so.

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James Mason around the time
he recorded “Rhythm Of Life”

Despite the growth of appreciation for your first album over time, it can be considered a commercial failure when it was released. How come?

Basically I fell in between two categories: the jazz radio stations wouldn’t play my music because it was too funky and the R&B stations wouldn’t play it because it was too jazzy… I guess the business didn’t want me. I didn’t have the credentials nor the resume for a second record deal… One thing I have to thank the people of Chiarioscuro for, is that they weren’t like the rest of the music business. They gave me the smallest possible budget for “Rhythm Of Life”, but they didn’t tell me anything and stayed out of my way – that’s pretty much the only time that ever happened.

The track “Night Gruv” has attracted a lot of house and techno DJs to your music. How did that track come about? 

“Night Gruv” was a kind of exercise. I had a student who was particularly skilled and had one of the first really elaborate home studios. Yamaha used to make a pretty sophisticated console that was modular: it had moving faders and everything else was virtual, it was like a mini Solid State logic board. He had four of those and wanted to learn how to use them a little better, so I brought my gear down to his studio and we produced the track there…

Interview: Roel de Boer

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JAMES MASON – THE DANCE OF LIFE
(RH RSS 17)

James Mason - The Dance Of Life

1 The Dance Of Life 
2 Up Jump
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