Preview: STRAF_WERK Warehouse Closing feat. Martinez Brothers, Joris Voorn
Straf_Werk decided to firmly disregard New Year’s Eve again, by hosting a cheeky banger of a party the previous day, promising visitors to be slightly hung-over even before New Year’s has set in. For their biggest closing party yet, Straf_werk moves to a new venue, the great Scheepsbouwloods, with a line up worth the counterweight of the New Year hype, including Joris Voorn, Martinez Brothers, Tensnake, Huxley, Richy Ahmed and more.
The decision to celebrate the year with a Closing party on December 30th was made by the Straf_Werk team consciously three years ago, since they found New Year’s Eve “the most over-hyped, expensive, anti-climactic wash out of the whole year”. Not surprisingly, Straf_Werk is bringing up a pretty impressive line up including a mix of international headliner DJs from around and abroad, treating Amsterdam with some extraordinary sets around the two stages of the Warehouse.
Headlining with the very own, Crème de la Crème of the Netherlands, Joris Voorn, the main stage is also hosted by New York’s house aficionados, The Martinez Brothers. After a year of winding down, disco enthusiast Tensnake is another one to keep an ear out for on the bill. While UK house renegade Huxley will let everyone get down on some nasty treats, an infinite energy supply is offered by Chris Stussy and Jonas Rathsman.
One should not get carried away at the main stage only, as area two is as promising. Led by one of UK’s finest, Richy Ahmed, taking cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hip-hop from &Me, while followed by locally beloved De Sluwe Vos. Something else we’re looking forward to at this stage is of course our brother in arms Prunk.
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This third year has been set to big ambitions for Straf_Werk, as the closing party is moving to the Scheepsbouwloods, the biggest location so far. This raw, industrial warehouse, located on the NDSM-shipyard, has been hosting loads of significant events throughout the year. Thus expected not less for the last one in 2015.
Martinez Brothers | Joris Voorn | Tensnake | Huxley | &ME | Richy Ahmed | De Sluwe Vos | Jonas Rathsman | Prunk | Chris Stussy |