my latest musical party adventure! After a spaghetti flavoured feast at PLLEK in Amsterdam.. This November it’s time for a exuberant celebration of Bollywood music & culture! First we’ll have a cinematic experience, watching the “Hinglish” movie “The Second best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Then there’ll be no less than 8 Bollywood dansers from the Shi-Rag School of Bollywood dance to open the party after the movie. Next up I’ll be spinning b2b with the excellent DJ Safri supported by the lush visuals of VJ Nipskoy. There be food & drinks nice lights and decorations.. what better way to enjoy the colourful days of Autumn!?
Right! So it’s time for a fresh Autumn mix.. And how about we celebrate the start of darker days, spiciness & windy weather with a Space Odyssey! I’ve compiled and mixed an 1 hour trip into space. I’ve selected my tracks inspired by the exciting adventurous mood, slightly eerie beauty and timeless vibe of proper Sci-Fi movies. For me this is an unusually electronic adventure. But I’ve had quite a few beauties in my collection waiting for the right moment to be incorporated in a worthy soundscape. My electronic music preference is for warm earthy grooves, with strange trippy ellements rather than harsh emppty mechanic sounds. So I’ve maintained that vibe throughout the mix. Switch off your mind and jump on this spacetrain to Planet X! Broadcast Friday 6 at Concertzender Nederland. After the live broadcast it’ll be available for listening on demand.
Starting the Autumn season with a very special party inspired by the Spaghetti Western! Expect an orgy of surf, bluegrass boogie woogie psychedelic cumbia, mariachi music..
Check out the Facebook event here: bit.ly/SpaghettiOrgy
Had a great time playing back 2 back with DJ Bertu from Utrecht. Bertu has specialised in raw and exciting Afro & Latin grooves for years and you can’t help but get enthusiastic and energized playing with him! He loves to get in to the groove and take it higher and higher.. and so did our audience that hot summer night at Pllek. Love to do it again any time!
During a gig at the Badcuyp Jazz club, where I was about to play an Afro Beat set I was spontaneously asked by photographer “Arash Amsterdam” to pose for his camera. It was a hot summer day and it was one of the last nights at the club before it would be shut down. He used an old school analog camera and made use of the natural light.. No-nonsense, he had a few ideas we played around and in a couple of minutes he was done.. maybe the most fun & relaxed photo shoot experience I’ve had.
Check out his work here: Arash Amsterdam.
Made fresh mix for the weekly DJ radio show “Solta a Franga” broadcasted at the Concertzender. Summer party mix of Reggae, Punk, Dub, Rap, Rai, Ska & Folk. Enjoy!
Impression of a true feelgood gig. Spinning back-to-back with my buddy LedjMette as we presented Rusty Beat Club at Houtfestival 2015 in Haarlem. We played Afro Funk uptempo Latin, soukous & bollywood till sundown. We had a great audience that were happy to keep on dancing till the last beat!
Another good Rusty Beat Club gig coming up! I’ll be playing a number of sets with my pal LedjMette of Rusty Beat Club at the friendly and always colourful Houtfestival in Haarlem. Lots of quality bands from around the world will perform here. We’ll be playing a couple of festive sets at the silent disco and after that another dancefloor set with “live” sound! So plenty of time to play some really spicy stuff Come and join the party, free enterance and it takes place in a beautiful park too!