Tag: Rush Hour

Top 10 Releases in July

The month is coming to an end which means it is time for us to present the Top 10 Releases in July to you. #10 Clarian – Kill For Love EP | Anjunadeep | Out now | Previously one half of Footprintz, Clarian has released on Visionquest, Turbo, Life and Death and Culprit as a solo artist, not to mention his acclaimed collaborations with Guy Gerber and Seth Troxler. Now he is combining the warm hum and factory grit of analog machinery, sequencers, and haunted strings, his tracks transport the listener into alternate states of mind in his newest ‘Kill For Love’ EP on Anjunadeep. ... Read more

Festival Report: Buiten Westen 2015

Last Saturday saw Buiten Westen Festival hosting its fourth edition at Westerpark, a stone’s throw away from the Amsterdam city centre. The sold-out event covered six stages where visitors could enjoy a well-curated selection of DJs in house, techno and disco – some of the biggest names brought to the table were Fritz Kalkbrenner, Kerri Chandler, Delano Smith, Aeroplane, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Claptone, Culoe de Song, Max Cooper, Lil Louis and Italojohnson. There was something for everybody though, even for those those that did not even come for the music specifically, but more for the atmosphere, the sideshows, carnival ... Read more

Mix #137 By Ricardo Miranda

Mix #137 comes straight out the cradle of house music. Chicago’s Ricardo Miranda might not be a name that immediately rings a bell, yet his influence on underground dance music is significant. His music reflects a traditional House culture that goes beyond just sound or legendary stories. While pounding house beats on his school desk, thirteen-year-old Miranda was already destined to follow a career in music. He got a taste of producing when his brother bought him home a Casio RZ-1 & Casio CZ1000. A little later he passed down some DJ gear by a friend, which allowed him to ... 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

Exclusive Interview with Cinnaman

“An unforgettable gig lies in the reaction of the crowd. When you can just feel the energy without even looking” We had a chat with Cinnaman, a significant Amsterdam local who has earned his stripes in our nightlife within a short period of time. You can’t really define Cinnaman’s style. It’s somewhere between the spectrum of House, Garage, UK Funky and Detroit Techno. If it sounds good and if it’s a bit out of the ordinary, there’s a good chance that Cinnaman has a taste for it. In our interview with him he talks about the logic behind his name, ... Read more

Mix #097 by Cinnaman

Cinnaman has been an integral part of the Amsterdam nightlife for a few years now. Being part of the infamous Rush Hour Record Store crew, he is also one of the most talented and diverse DJs to emerge from Holland. Apart from his DJing, Cinnaman is also known for his popular Amsterdam club night Colors, which started out in Club 11 and is now hosted in its successor Club Trouw. In the studio he has been keeping busy as well, with releases on Rush Hour, Audio Culture and Hypnotic Room. You can’t really define Cinnaman’s style. It’s somewhere between the ... Read more

Mix #091 by Rick Wade

We are very honoured to present to you 2014’s first mix by Rick Wade. The legendary Rick Wade hardly needs any introduction. The man behind Harmonie Park Records has been producing soulful, timeless grooves and tapping into the essence of deepness since the early ’90′s. A stalwart of Detroit’s rich music history for the past two decades, Rick is considered an underground hero – one of those guys we call a “producer’s producer” or a “DJ’s DJ”. Appearing on over thirty different labels worldwide, he pioneered the sound that we now know as deep house. Developing a distinctive style that draws from soul, jazz, ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Tom Trago

We had a little chat with Tom Trago on Skype and talked about his upcoming album, his gig at Buiten Westen this Saturday, the need of collaboration between a human and computer and most importantly, to which music Tom likes to have sex. “I try and keep a human feel to my music by recording with analogue equipment” Hi Tom, how are you? Hi man I’m fine! And you? Me too. Can you see me? Can you see me? Do you want to see me? Yeah sure, turn the camera on. Okay… —– Connection Lost——- Tom? … nothing…. After a ... Read more