Category: Gigs

It takes two

Most things on this blog here of mine is apparently more or less retrospective in nature. Gigs come & go, and in my lazy fashion I only care about sharing them after the fact. So here ‘t is…

Friday March 6th: Don Gio & Dunne Boef @ Cafe De Piek, Boxmeer. Raw funky tunes mixed with easier digestible niceties.

De Piek Boxmeer w/ Dunne Boef

February 14th: Krabbedansen @ De Oude Rechtbank, Eindhoven. Carnaval Tropical with the weLOVEweFUNK boys spinning Latin Funky party music.

Krabbedansen Carnaval @ Oude Rechtbank



New Year’s Eve

Yes yes, once again me and the weLOVEweFUNK boys are gonna rock the house at NYE in our favorite city: Eindhoven. Make sure to get your tickets in advance, lines will be long as usual and VOL = VOL.

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Check the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/769110716469003



Been there, doing what?

Let’s do a little round up of gigs I did lately. But to begin with, I’d like to announce a special night in my home away from home (Rotterdam), away from home (Schaijk, where I grew up), away from my other home (Eindhoven), namely Boxmeer. A groovy night together with my pal Dunne Boef of Bloedgroep Kartel infamy, who is also an avid Blues & Funk vinyl collector. Together we’re going to rip the town in two at Cafe De Piek (where else!). Good vibes, nice peeps, gangster tunes.

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Other stuff I did lately:

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Same gig, different poster:

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Coffee & vinyl

Last week I was booked at a last minute gig at the Bagels & Beans flagship store in Amsterdam. There was a genuine barista competition going on, and as everybody knows, coffee mixes greatly with vinyl. Even more so, with some organic, loungy Jazz grooves I laid up on the platters all night long. Thanks B&B for the warm welcome and the awesome bagels! Track of the night: Charles Earland – Black Talk

Bagels & Beans barista competition

Last weekend, my friends from Said & Done booked me to get a chill vibe going at their record release show between and after the bands playing. Wonderful times, thanks for the hook-up and see ya in Rotterdam! Track of the night: Truus Simons – Toen Ik Naar Een Naaste Zocht

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Gallowstreet Brass Band @ Doornroosje

Saturday June 7th I’m spinning records with my buddy Arne from the Nijmegen Funk-A-Flex team at the gig of Gallowstreet Brass Band at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. GBB is a ten-piece brass band playing hip hop, house and New Orleans-style brass music. Party starts at 23:00, end is late. More info here. Facebook event here.

Gallowstreet Brass Band



Hardcore to Funk

So after NYE’s gig at TAC in Eindhoven and a guest DJ spot at Brabant Hardcore kings No Turning Back’s 10 year anniversary show of the record I personally played all guitar parts for back in 2003, Damage Done, I’ve uploaded a little bluesy funk mix on Mixcloud. Hope you like it.

Blues Funk 45 mixtape 2 – Old beaters by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1.Cold feet by Albert King
2.Don’t Down Me People by MEMPHIS SOUL
3.Chicken heads by Bobby Rush
4.I Can’t Believe I Ate That Whole Thing by David Camon
5.Why (Am I treated so bad) by Bobby Powell
6.Hot Pants by Jimmy Bee
7.Funky Way by Calvin Arnold
8.Soul Brother, Soul Sister by The Capitols
9.Sinking Ship by Edward Bear
10.My Babe by Willie Mitchell
11.I Got That Will by Herman Hitson
12.Cornbread & Buttermilk by Leon haywood
13.Little Angel by Lowell Fulsom

PS This gig, last minute, together with my weLOVEweFUNK crew:

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Black Bottle Riot release show

Friday Oct. 25 I’m spinning records at the releaseshow of Black Bottle Riot‘s new album Soul In Exile at the wonderful venue of Doornroosje, Nijmegen. I’ve asked Arne of Funk-A-Flex to join me in handling the ghetto Funk vibe – so even in between and after the bands you would have not to worry about strutting your stuff.

Black Bottle Riot release show w/ Don Gio

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190309237800175

Location: Doornroosje, Groenewoudseweg 322, Nijmegen
Date: 25.10.13
Time: 20:00
Entrance: 11 euro



weLOVEweFUNK continues…

Thursday, finally – we’re back with another edition of weLOVEweFUNK in my home away from home: Eindhoven. It’s the week of Dutch Design Week, internationally known for AAA grade expos of contemporary art & design.

The party’s at Nul Zes, a new venue with lots going for it: small, industrial, hot & sweaty – doesn’t get any better than that you might say. Well come check us out: Kid Sundance, DEES, DamnRijt and myself on the decks with lots of Funk, Soul, Brasil, Hip Hop, Afro and Boogie on the platters. Entrance is 5 euros – preorder via Paypal to welovewefunk@gmail.com.

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169511819919324

Location: Nul Zes, Nachtegaallaan 15 Eindhoven
Date: 24.10.13
Time: 22:00 – late
Entrance 5 euros



Skateboarding Championships

Last weekend the weLOVEweFUNK crew paid a DJ visit to the 2-day Dutch Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands. Here’s a few shots we took while spinning records and hanging around at the wonderful skatepark Hall Of Fame. Be sure to check out the video by Omroep Brabant on the championships. Couldn’t help but noticing that skateboarding level is really high nowadays, good stuff. Makes me wanna dust off the ol’ Alien Workshop…



Dobber Theater, Utrecht

Today, I’m DJing with my man Rich Jammin at the first edition of Dobber Theater, a theater-meets-art-meets-music open air festival in the old city center of Utrecht. Get aboard a little boat and float over the old canals of the city, and see theater along the way. At the end, there’s a party going on with an ace selection of DJs. Me and Rich are playing heavy Funk & raw Soul from 16:30 until 19:00. Afterwards, Deejay Durian of Boomshakalak Soundsystem takes over. And I just got word that Jungle By Night are playing the Neude at 18:30 – what a great coincidence. See y’all there.

Dobber Theater flyer

Location: Geertebolwerk, Utrecht
Date: 01.09.2013
Time: 12:00 – 22:00
Showtime Don Gio & Rich Jammin 16:30

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/426456284128716/

UPDATE Here’s some pictures of the party, along with the almighty Rich Jammin on the wheels.

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