Tag: Red Light Radio

DHA FM Mix #437 by Jason Peters

Jason Peters (formerly known as JP Soul) is a veteran dj/producer from San Francisco most known for his energetic and creative DJ sets, his prolific streak of unique productions, and his widely acclaimed record label Roam Recordings. Jason got his start djing raves on the East Coast of the US in the early 90s, held a weekly residency for 8 years starting in Buffalo New York and then moving to San Francisco, and has been releasing music since 2001. In addition to releasing music on his own label, he has releases on Nein, Leng, Whiskey Disco, Rotten City, Emerald and ... Read more

DHA FM Mix #430 By Beraber

After producing soulful hip-hop and downtempo beats under a different alias for a decade, Amsterdam based producer and DJ Beraber made the switch to more uptempo vibes a few years ago. He debuted this new sound with a debut EP on La Freund Recordings late 2017, while last year saw him release music on Carista’s United Identities label and Cognitiva Recordings from Italy. Always adding bits to his studio setup, conveniently situated in the building that also houses De School, his sound is constantly evolving. He takes inspiration from a wide range of music new and old, proof of which you can ... Read more

Lente Kabinet 2018: The Maturing, But Ever So Rebellious Little Sister

It’s 11:30 in the morning on a Saturday as we quickly finish our coffee and hop on the bike to set out for one of the best festivals this season. We set a course due North, away from the sprawling capital of modern dance music, into its hinterlands. As houses become fewer and further in between, the landscape becomes greener as we paddle our way over an ever-increasing number of dikes and bridges; a sign indicating we’ve now officially left Amsterdam is overshadowed by a much smaller, bright red & yellow sign below it, pointing us where we need to ... Read more

Lente Kabinet Festival Announces Full Lineup For First Ever Weekender

After six memorable editions, the little sister event of Dekmantel Festival, Lente Kabinet Festival has set up a weekender for the first time as 2018’s festival event. With its focuses on avant-garde music and arts set against the stunning natural decor of Amsterdam’s Het Twiske, Lente Kabinet, along with its local partners Red Light Radio, Cineville and Subbacultcha, will see bring the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Peggy Gou, Hunee, R&B singer/songwriter Kelela, jazz-funk hero Kamaal Williams and Congolese street-and DIY artists KOKOKO! and across the 26 – 27 May 2018 weekend. Furthermore, the festival includes the likes of ... Read more

Strange Sounds From Beyond Expands To Weekender For 2018 Festival

After two seasons of shining a light on novel sounds and under celebrated artists, Amsterdam’s intimate Strange Sounds From Beyond festival is back in 2018 with a weekender for its third edition. As usual going down at Noordlicht Cafe, Strange Sounds From Beyond takes over the 23 – 24 June, 2018 weekend, alongside the likes of Rush Hour, Red Light Radio and The Rest Is Noise. Now, the eclectic event has shown its first names, with several more to come. Amongst them are South African jazz icon Letta Mbulu, the king of Boogie and Disco Leroy Burgess, festival mainstay Antal and frequent ... Read more

ADE Returns To Texas For 2nd SXSW Showcase Series

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will return to one of the great American cities, Austin, Texas, for the 2017 South by Southwest Music, Tech, and Film Conference. Running from 15 – 17 March, ADE will present three exclusive showcases alongside Dekmantel, Red Light Radio, and Applesap festival. The program features the diverse spectrum of the Dutch Capital’s creative industry with the likes of Max Abysmal, Casper Tielrooij, Orpheu the Wizard, Woody, and more representing. ADE’s presence at SXSW will be part of its wider International expansion, which also includes its ADE Global Sessions Mumbai, going down in the Indian capital 23-35 ... Read more

MTV Presents REC. Brings Diverse All Star Lineup To Rotterdam

Located in Rotterdam’s Central District, 6 venues and a partking lot will be transformed into the site of MTV presents REC. Festival. As part of MTV Music Week 2016, REC. brings an eclectic lineup of electronic acts, hip hop & grime heavyweights, soul, and more. A simple breakdown of the lineup will yield the following: – Global Sounds: Omar Souleyman, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Ata Kak, King Shiloh Soundsystem, G&B’s aka Frankie Rey and Nidia Minaj. – Hip Hop/Grime: Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp, Terrace Martin, Sonny Green, Noname, Aristophanes and Carlos Niño, Skepta, Stormzy. – Soul: Rhye, Cody ChesnuTT, Mayor ... Read more

Dekmantel Release First Edition Of “Selectors” Documentary Series

Leading up to Dekmantel‘s 2016 edition and their September Croatian adventure, the festival and Grolsch have just kicked off their “Selectors” Documentary series. The first edition takes an in depth look at Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and Red Light Records, speaking with the crews behind each. The radio station and “Digger’s Paradise” record shop act as seminal community hubs for underground dance music in Amsterdam, pushing out a passion for music that is unquestionable. Remember, Dekmantel kicks off next week from 4 – 7 August. The Selectors Stage will feature the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Donato Dozzy, Lena ... Read more

Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond

This past weekend, perhaps lost amongst the behemoth that is Awakenings, Amsterdam saw an interesting and diverse festival event. An intimate gathering of eclectic tribalism, Strange Sounds From Beyond descended onto Amsterdam Noord’s Noordlicht space on Sunday, June 26 with three stages of DJs Selectors from around the globe. Curating these stages with musicians from Greece, Syria, UK, NYC, and more, was the renegade trio of Outsiders Festival, Red Light Radio, and The Rest is Noise, each bringing their own respective approach to the event’s sound and feel. On what was a day somewhat volatile in temperature, fluctuating from warm to chilled seemingly by ... Read more

A New Amsterdam Festival Exploring Strange Sounds From Beyond

Underground dance music fans in Amsterdam cannot complain when it comes to both, the amount and the quality, of local festivals. Starting with DGTL in spring, almost every following summer weekend, Amsterdam hosts the world’s top underground dance music acts (including world class local artists), presented via a flawless dutch organisational efforts of Dekmantel, Awakenings, Straf Werk, Pleinvrees, Pitch and so on. However, over the course of Amsterdam’s festival season, a lack of the unexpected musical journey, a fuller diversity of electronic sound can nevertheless be felt.  Don’t get me wrong, there is no denial that these festivals always deliver a top notch standard in every aspect – both party and ... Read more

Amsterdam’s Cruquiusgilde Warehouse Venue Announces Closure

As many have already heard, Amsterdam’s underground hotspot venue – Cruquiusgilde – is pulling the plug. Treading with a sigh, we’re uncovering the dialogue of feelings behind the venues demise, and dwelling on five great party nights the venue curated. Receiving their 24-hour license just last year, Cruquiusgilde is shutting down due to new noise restrictions imposed by the municipality. The temporary club, which would be officially open until the first quarter of 2017, is unable to operate within the short-term due to financial constraints. Thus the owners have affirmed closing down early is the best option. While this comes as a bit of a surprise, its definitely not the first club to get ... Read more