Tag: ron trent

Back To The Roots With Boogie’s Reigning King

Waving his curls to the beat after his own performance, Danilo Plessow (Motor City Drum Ensemble) stood at the front row of a crowd already hypnotised by the “feel good” vibes of music. I asked him, how did the idea of inviting a live performer from the 80s on the day of his curations at Nuits Sonores – one of the major electronic music festivals in France – come up: “This is where it all started, these are the roots! That is what inspired why and what I play right now!”. Leaping between soul, R&B and funk, no doubt, played by Ron Hardy, ... Read more

Rush Hour: The Philosophy Behind Amsterdam’s Landmark Record Shop

As recently announced, Rush Hour (RH) is moving to a new and more spacious shopfront. To celebrate this next big step, they are throwing a RH-Weekender party at OT301, April 8/10th. While the expansion comes as no surprise, the story behind RH’s rise and the development of its surrounding culture is quite a headpiece within the field of music distribution. In this article, we want to bring you in a little closer with this key component in the Amsterdam scene, through talks with RH’s co-founder Antal and Sadar Bahar, one of its guests of honour during the weekender. After 17 ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Rick Wilhite

“I’ve been a vital part of house music since day one, that’s what keeps my heart beating, I’m in its DNA” Interviewer: Marcus Barnes (Deep House London) Rick Wilhite has dedicated his life to the music industry and whatever you wish to know about Wilhite is conveyed through his music. His skill set includes DJ sets of R&B, Hip-Hop, Techno and Reggae but his “mojo” is House and Disco. Born, raised and still residing in Detroit, Rick learned at an early age that a career in music takes more than playing your favourite records. Multi-faceted crowd control, sound engineering and ... Read more

Deep House Essentials: Ron Trent

Chicago’s son Ron Trent was born for music. He became a DJ in his early teens and released his first track while he was still in high school. That premier of nearly fourteen minutes long was Altered States, a classic, rough-housing piece of brilliance that can still be played today and make a crowd go mad. Shortly after school he set up his first label, Prescription Records, which he ran together with Chez Damier. Together with its sister label Balance, Prescription is widely regarded as one of the most influential deep house imprints, introducing legends like Moodymann, Luke Solomon Anthony Nicholson, Rob Mello and ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Adam Shelton & Subb-An

In 2009, two British DJ/producers with an impressive set of credentials set up One Records. Their project was inspired by the underground parties they went to when they were youths. The productions that are released on OR try to encapsulate the roughness and energy that one feels on those underground parties. The two honchos Adam Shelton and Subb-an have made great strides with their label since then, introducing great new artists and sounds to the scene, as well as showcasing their sonic philosophy all over the world. During ADE we had a chat with the Brits, to find out who’s up-and-coming ... Read more