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 Netherlands and abroad. This thanks to massively popular label showcases at places like Trouw, consistent quality releases and a record shop that is generally considered to be one of the finest in the Dutch capital by DJs the world over. A lot of times this resulted in the rather cramp store feeling a bit overcrowded sometimes, were there more than five people inside.
The new spot means more records will be on sale—both new and secondhand. Rush Hour co-founder told Resident Advisor:
“We wanted to move for a while, but it wasn’t easy to find something suitable. We even checked for buildings in the outskirts. To find such a beautiful space in the same street is quite unreal to us. The new home opens in April. It all happened pretty fast… I can’t wait until the opening, to party with our friends and artists to celebrate this next step.”
Rush Hour will mark the move with a three-day weekender running April 8th through 10th at OT301. On the Friday they’ll team up with Sounds Familiar to host Dego and the 2000Black live band, with Volcov and Margie rounding out the bill. Saturday sees Mick Wills, Robert Bergman and Interstellar Funk getting behind the decks, with Beau Wanzer playing live. On the Sunday food and music will be on offer. Starting at 5 PM, it’ll be a Soul In The Hole event featuring Sadar Bahar and Lee Collins