Rusty Beat Club the tropical vintage DJ/ VJ collective which I’m part of is back this year with some spicy feelgood dance parties at the RASA the most adventurous music stage in Utrecht! First edition will be a Hot Melting Pot of different exotic music genres such as Afro Funk, Rumba, Zydeco & Merengue. We’ll have guest DJ’s, psychedelic decorations and off course.. the beautiful artwork of Nadia Troeman our designer to promote it all. The poster above will be spread through the city of Utrecht in the next few weeks!
Dancefloor vibes from the start in this mix for the Concertzender Radio in Holland. Also includes a short interview with me.. Tune in Friday the 9th, or click on the small speaker sign next to “Solta a Franga” on the broadcast page here to listen to the archived recording after the live broadcast.
Third time for me playing for this dynamic festival, combining not only Literature but also Film & Music.. And yes off course the latter is where I come in. I’ll be concluding Saturdaynight the 17th with hot dancefloor set!
Got together with all the regular DJ’s of the weekly DJ Radio show “Solta a Franga” for a special New Years broadcast. We all played an hour of our favorite tracks that we had used in 2014. Great to have fun in the studio together and also to have a few chats in front of the microphone about the music.. you can listen to the complete broadcast here in the archive of the Concertzender, good stuff!: http://bit.ly/13X4Hk0
Will contribute to “Brokken Festival.” A gathering of adventurous musicians and eccentric performances, which has been a great succes at the Bimhuis venue in Amsterdam. Now for the first time at Tivoli.. it will also be my first time spinning at the new Tivoli Vredenburg.
Back at one of my favorite places this weekend. Playing at Amsterdam Roest and bringing lots of new vinyl I bought the past few weeks.. enough for a diverse Afro Latin set.. Heavy funky Afro Beat, but also feelgood Caribbean sounds from Haiti & early Studio One Dancehall and Rocksteady. Deep Afro from (Orlando Julius new record, wow!). Forget about the cold days of Winter let’s have some tropical fun!
My Dub fueled new mix for the French label “Libre comme Lair” is now on mixcloud for your listening pleasure.. Good to play this one while traveling on a train on a sunny day or at home cooking, or to warm up for a party or.. just play it and decide for yourself. Oh and check out LCL net label where I got all this great music they offer their entire catalogue free of charge. Downloads of all tracks available in good quality 320 kbs MP3! http://www.lclweb.org/
Honored to have been asked by the French dub label LCL, to make a mixtape based on music form their catalog.
Found some beautiful tracks in there.. spacey psychedelic dub, sensual dub, ethnic dub, cheerful dub, rousing dub.. I put my favorites together in epic dub journey which will broadcasted on the weekly radio show Solta a Franga at the Concertzender on November 28.. After the live broadcast it will be available for on demand listening on the same page.
Yes there we go! A Fresh Rusty Beat Club mixtape, For our “HOBO BEATS” concept. Music inspired by the free spirited Hobo’s, adventurers traveling by train to nowhere in particular. The waves of sea rolling in, the groove slowly building from the roots, Country Folk, Zydeco, Soul Funk & raw street-smart Afro!
Curious what a DJ Socrates set sounds like live? Well it’s something different every time.. but this recording of part of my set at Shoeless Festival gives a nice impression of the kind of vibe I like to build. Recorded in the tea garden of Theo one of the colourful people at the legendary artist colony Ruigoord in Amsterdam where the festival took place.