Lotgenoten (a.k.a. Liefhebbers – lovers in dutch) a party organiser well known by the locals for its party series in Ruigoord – a former faraway church transformed into a dancefloor – has taken a challenge to unite people for a beautiful flowery ending of 2016.
After debuting with two successful showcases during ADE (with AUS Music & Crew Love: Tom Trago, Boddika, Dimitri From Paris, Soul Clap & more), Lotgenoten (aka Liefhebbers) is symbolically taking over the H7 Warehouse and pledges to transform the industrial into an ‘intimate temple of sound and color’. The theme of the night “2016: Peace Out” will invite to join the hippie state of mind with one’s outside and inside, lured by the tunes of local heroes.
Considering the line-up a lot of variety can be expected. Lotgenoten is bringing together the funky Samuel Deep, the main curator behind the prominent dutch Slapfunk Records label, as well as their own resident Moody Mehran, recently exporting his sound out of the borders, namely to Berlin as well as staging the Dekmantel Selectors festival in Croatia. From Amsterdam – Makossa and the groovy Festimi Soundsystem.
Next to that two back-to-backs to watch, one by of Herra (VBX) and Perdu (Lotgenoten), as well as an exciting one by Amsterdam based selector, Rush Hour house cat Thomas Hayat (Cartel) together with Daan Groeneveld (Tomorrow Is Now Kid), who are to be expected mixes ranging from funk induced groove to steady jacking beats.
Considering all the insanity that has taken place this year, there needs to be some hopefulness and sanity injected. And Amsterdam might well be one of the top places to represent it – being one of the 80s capital of socialism and hippie spirit, that lead into the way the city lives today – pulsated by bikes, global startup businesses, legal marijuana consumption and general peaceful respectful spirit.