Tag: Rush Hour

[Interview] Sofia, Kirilic & The Ever-Evolving DIY Of KiNK

One of the scene’s most in demand figures, KiNK‘s ability to reshape sound has made him a singular entity in its highly competitive environment. Frequently in the “favorite live act” conversation, KiNK’s musical output and performance prowess spans the spectrum of what is possible in the underground electronic music industry. Continuing to operate from his home base of Sofia, Bulgaria, KiNK’s decade+ in the limelight, and 2+ decades in the scene, has seen him reach the pinnacle of renown through releases on the likes of Rush Hour, Running Back, Pets Recordings, Bedrock Records, Freerange, Clone, DGTL, and more, while his ... 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

RA & De School Launch ADE Football Tournament For Refugees

A charity football tournament is going down in the Dam this ADE, organized by Resident Advisor and the city’s preeminent 24 hour nightspot, De School. On 20 October, the 1st Annual RA Cup, will happen and will all be for raising funds toward refugee causes via grassroots organization Help Refugees. The 8 team tourny will feature teams representing Resident Advisor, De School, Dekmantel, Rush Hour, Numbers, 10,000 Hours and The All Stars (with Dixon, amongst others). The tournament will be open to the public at a €5 entry fee, and will also include activities like a record fair, table tennis, ... 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

Rush Hour Launches New Series With Hunee Compilation

Amsterdam’s Rush Hour is launching a new compilation series with the first edition coming from Hunee. Entitled ‘Hunchin All Night’ the compilation features the Korean DJs eceletcic tastes that span the spectrum of house, techno, and African rhythms, with cuts from Boncana Maiga, Zogo, Black Beat Niks, Kenny Larkin, Mappa Mundi, and many more. The next edition of the series will be out at the end of the summer and will be compiled by Antal and Thomas Gesthuizen, which will feature “compilation of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45’s and LP cuts”. Check more information at Rush Hour’s website

Premiere: Nebraska – Khan’s Bargain (Original Mix)

With releases on Rush Hour, Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur, Nebraska delivers his ‘Soften the wireless EP’ for local Amsterdam-based label Heist. Navigating between disco and house, UK artist Ali Gibbs aka Nebraska delivers 4 originals and a remix by Tom Noble, with one of the originals as a bonus track on the digital release. Maintaining his status purely as an underground artist – he has for the most part kept a low profile with only a few 12″ releases every so often. In 2009, he made his debut via Rush Hour with Terrestrial Variations, an EP whose initial release was cancelled when its ... Read more

Guy Sells His Turntables After Seeing Antal Play At De School

Now that’s what we call being brutally honest with yourself. A seller on Marktplaats, Holland’s Craigslist, has put his two Technics SL1210 MK2’s up for sale, and for a very specific reason. Not the usual “I don’t have time to play them anymore” or “I’m only playing CDJ’s now” were decisive in his choice to sell, but rather seeing Antal, Rush Hour record store co-founder and local DJ veteran, play his all-nighter at De School last weekend. See also: RUSH HOUR: THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND AMSTERDAM’S LANDMARK RECORD SHOP Translated from Dutch, the advert text from seller ‘Huilen’ (to cry in Dutch) ... Read more

Rush Hour To Launch Japanese Vinyl Series

Amsterdam’s Rush Hour will launch a brand new vinyl series that focuses exclusively on Japanese produced music. Though brief and limited the series first three releases will be reissues: Ryo Kawasaki‘s Little One, Eri Ohno‘s Skyfire and Fuwari Fuwa Fuwa by Ruriko Ohgami, which will be available next week to the tune of 800 available copies. Rush Hour will also be in Japan with Antal, Hunee, San Proper and Soichi Terada for a label showcase at Rainbow Disco Club. Tracklist Eri Ohno – Skyfire: 01. Skyfire 02. Live Hard, Live Free Ryo Kawasaki – Little One: 01. Little One 02. ... 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

Rush Hour Store Gets New Location, To Host Opening Weekender

Amsterdam’s key record store and eclectic electronic music imprint Rush Hour announced today that it is getting a new location. To celebrate its new home, which will be on the same street as it now is, RH is throwing a three-day weekender in April. After being its home for more than 17 years now, the well-known location on Spuistraat 98, the record store is now moving to a bigger space in the same street, on number 116 to be exact. The news doesn’t come as a real surprise, since Rush Hour went through a surge in popularity over the last couple of years both in the ... Read more

Premiere: Hiroshi Watanabe – Soul Transitions (Original Mix)

Derrick May’s seminal Transmat imprint is back for its 30th anniversary, releasing 3 new artists. First in line is Japanese artist Hiroshi Watanabe, aka Kaito, whose Multiverse EP is picking up the classic Motorcity sound and giving it an incredibly tasty 21st century spin. Premiering here exclusively is our favourite cut of the four-tracker: Soul Transitions.  Hiroshi Watanabe is a producer and DJ who has spun at New York clubs Twilo and Tunnel & Speed, along with having held a residency at Save the Robots. As Kaito, Watanabe has produced tracks, which Cologne’s Kompakt label has dubbed nu-trance. Combining early ‘90s ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In September

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in September to you. These are the records that put a smile on our face this month, from artists such as Tom Trago, Rampa and Shinedoe. #10 Red Axes – Waiting For A Surprise EP | Multi Culti Records | Out Now | Israel’s hottest export follow up excellent EPs on Hivern and I’m A Cliché with a 3-tracker for the global psychedelic cult of Multi Culti. Tel Aviv’s Red Axes are one of the most exciting new acts in dance music, with ... Read more

ADE Essentials: Saturday (October 17)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more