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.
Other stuff I did lately:
Same gig, different poster:
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169511819919324
Location: Nul Zes, Nachtegaallaan 15 Eindhoven
Time: 22:00 – late
Entrance 5 euros
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.
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!
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”
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.
Cafe De Piek
Beugenseweg 1 Boxmeer
I’m beyond sikedness to be able to share the stage with DJ Format from Brighton, UK, a true turntable wizard that no others can match.
One of my greatest personal DJ heroes is doing two shows in Holland – this Friday, the beat goes on at our very own Area51 in Eindhoven. Together with our buddies in GRUB, this 20th edition of weLOVEweFUNK should be a slammer altogether. Other DJs on the bill: 2HYPE, NATIVE, RECI-P, GEORGES PUSHIN WOOD and DAMNRIJT.
On Saturday Nov 3, Format’s playing at BAMBEATS, a kick-ass party that my friends in Pushin Wood Soundsystem throw every 6 months. Also DJ Kwak from Brussels will throw some yummy 45s on the platters. See you there!
In case you don’t know who Format is: check out this video for his latest album. The first 10 seconds should give you an idea what he’s all about.
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