Yes, good party coming up with the Rusty Beat Club in May! We’ve got the explosive Mr Tommi aka Cafe de Calaveras joining us and Hanco Kamper has prepared an extra spicy VJ set for the occasion. It’ll be a dancefloor feast of Cumbia, African Jazz & Jive, Ska, Rock Steady, Samba and Funk from all over the world. Noorderlicht Cafe is located at the former NDSM shipyard, now a hotspot for creative companies and funky cafe’s. With it’s slightly Mad Max look Noorderlicht Cafe is a perfect place for a rusty party. Come and join us May 18!
Here’s the new jazzy springtime mixtape of the Rusty Beat Club collective I’m part of.. le”dj”Mette & I carefully selected vintage tracks from the U.S., Brasil, South Africa, Nigeria & Latin America with an adventurous jazzy feel but also a good dance groove. The cover artwork is by Project Nadia Troeman & Hanco Kamper. We’ll be playing a lot of this stuff at our next 2 club nights: 27/04 at Roest and 18/05 at Noorderlicht in Amsterdam, hope to see you there!
I’ll be back with the Rusty Beat Club at Amsterdam Roest for another spicy party! We’re working on a jazzy springtime mixtape too.. We’ll be playing a lot of our favorite tracks from that concept mix as well this time around.. But don’t expect lazy cocktail party jazz, Our jazz is spicy, sexy, exotic and raw: Hard Bossa, Samba, African Jazz & Jive and Jazz Funk, we’ll be celebrating the spring season in tropical style!
I did a short interview for Philosophy Magazine. I was asked how I came to use the great philosophers name for my DJ enterprise. Well to cut a long story short it was a mocking nickname I was given in highschool by my classmates, which I proudly accepted and used as a name for my first band and then later as a disc jockey, while bearing two of his famous quotes in mind with every step I took: “Wisdom begins in Wonder” and “the unexamined life is not worth living.”
Another Rusty Beat Club gig coming up.. in Nijmegen this time! We’ve been invited by DJ collective Zsazsah to contribute to their regular “Underpants” night on the 29th of March. I will be playing a rousing Afro Beat flavored set with my buddy le”dj”Mette. Look forward to it!
Really look forward to this gig! Playing with the Rusty Beat Club at the funky venue “Canvas” in Amsterdam.. it’s our own night, where we’ll have the freedom to to create exactly the kind of warm atmosphere we enjoy and play the tropical eclectic dance grooves we like. Hanco Kamper our Rusty VJ will be providing psychedelic visuals to compliment the music and we also have invite guest performers: Dj Safri from Utrecht and Zsazsah from Nijmegen. A memorable party ahead!
I’ll be playing several short eclectic sets of sad songs to contribute to this years “tearjerker”-concept of the Museum Night in Rotterdam. Another unusual Socrates gig. This could have been a drag to do.. but the fact that my employer, Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, gave me total freedom to work with this idea made all the difference. I’ve gathered tearjerkers from around the world. Classic ones by artists like Simon & Garfunkel and Dionne Warwick; but also contemporary ones by artists such as The Whitest Boy Allive & Amy Whinehouse. Also exotic melancholia from Salsa Celtica (roots in both Latin America & Scotland) & Yat-Kha (Siberia). I’ve compiled a few favorite tracks in a playlist on my Socrates YouTube Channel, listen and she your tears!;-)
Here it is! The new Rusty Beat Club mixtape.. designed to ban the cold of the last winterdays and fill you up with sunhine! Rock Steady, Dub, Cumbia, Afro Funk, Boogaloo and a shot of psychedelia for desert. Enjoy!
Had a really good time performing with the Rusty Beat Club & special guest DJ Tommi at Amsterdam Roest. We played vintage dance music from the 60′s & 70′s all night no compromises.. and people loved it. Ska, dub, loads of Cumbia, Merengue, Spicy Salsa & earthy Funk. Switching place behind the decks regularly and having a great time along with our audience.. Definitely a good start of 2013 for the Rusty Beat Club!