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…



Making radiowaves

With my buddies in the weLOVEweFUNK crew, DEES, Kid Sundance, Rich Jammin and DamnRIJT, we recorded a half hour of radio mix each. These were broadcasted on Meltin’ Pot radio in several shows. Every week, Rich Jammin lays down the goods on here with an hour long feature. Give these cats Rich Jammin and Kay Dee a like and listen here to our shows:

Kid Sundance (around 32:00) & Don Gio (around 1:05:00)

Meltin’ Pot 21-08-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DEES (around 53:00)

Meltin’ Pot 18-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DamnRIJT (around 1:09:00)

Meltin’ Pot 04-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud



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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Via Ventosa

Tomorrow, weLOVEweFUNK is on at the Via Ventosa street fest in Eindhoven. Art and music meet in a day long of festivities, on a Pay What You Want basis. Excellent stuff, my fellas DEES, RICH JAMMIN, KID SUNDANCE & DAMNRIJT will also attend. Don’t miss it, some great bands playing too.

Via Ventosa flyer 25.08.13

Location: TAC
Ventoselaan, Eindhoven NL
25.08.13 14.00h – 23.00h
Get in: Pay What You Want (€0,00 or more)
www.facebook.com/ViaVentosa
www.tac.nu/

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/152009084988557/

EDIT here’s some pictures of us goofing around behind the decks.

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Sunny Sundays at Ketelhuis, Eindhoven

Next Sunday, I’m spinning the goods with my man DEES (www.dees.tv) at Ketelhuis – two steps away from Skatepark Area 51 in Eindhoven. There’s a huge BBQ and a chef that’s second to none. There’s even a pool, and it’s not just there for keeping the beer cold. Bring boardshorts & bikinis!

Sunny Sundays @ Ketelhuis Eindhoven

Restaurant Ketelhuis
Ketelhuisplein 1
Eindhoven, NL
04.08.2013 18:00 – midnight



All 45 goodness

Amazing night at Cafe Piek in Rotterdam. A slew of DJ’s brought their finest 45s and spun into the night. A very satisfying night. Here we all are, proudly showing off the goods as we’re supposed to. From left to right: Don Gio, Joe Sixpackk, Senor Alberto, Jony von Trash, Suzy Creamcheese & Eveline Knievel, Dave Von Raven, Gary van Niks & Maurice Joris.

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Rotterdam state of mind

Next saturday, July 20: Piek Up at the smallest club in Rotterdam: 8 DJ’s spin 45s only, each has 30 minutes to do their thing. I’m excited to join the line-up including Dave Von Raven (The Kik), Rotterdam famed Senor Alberto and Dandy Dave, and 4 more great DJ’s and collectors. Be early, as we’ll draw straws on the line up – you never know who’s up next!

Piek Up @ Cafe Piek, Rotterdam

Cafe Piek
Scheepstimmermanslaan 3b
21:00-02:00



Givin’ up food for funk

Right now, I’m busy with my favourite nightly pastime: picking a selection of records to play this weekend. Saturday, I’m spinning funk & soul at a wedding on the Dutch island of Terschelling. Two wonderful people celebrating their love with a funky party for their family and friends – just what the doctor ordered I’d say.

On Sunday, the beat goes on at the fancy fair in Sintunnis, where I DJed before this Spring. The grooves were so phat, the bar owner wanted more and they will get it! I’ve got some disco packed for the occasion, and some old school hip hop bangers to spice up the Funk.

My record of the day: Candi Staton – “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart”



Three stripes

It’s my man Mr. Boogie’s birthday on Jun. 29 and he celebrates in style with a funky get together at his favorite bar in Boxmeer. What other DJs to book than Sore, Nappie, Hence Dupree and miself. Hip hop, funk, beats – it’s gonna be good.

Mr Boogie birthday @ Piek Boxmeer

Cafe De Piek
Beugenseweg 1 Boxmeer
29.06.13 21:00-03:00