For December, I mixed the tunes to the WLWF Monthly Mix Up. All Funk 45s I scored mostly at the Platenbeurs in Utrecht, spiced up with some contemporary deep Funk bombs that have been just recently (re)released. Voice by Rich Jammin. Now git!
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:
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
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…
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.
EDIT here’s some pictures of us goofing around behind the decks.
April 12: I’m spinning at TAC Eindhoven, a creative community that’s very up and coming in Eindhoven. Will DJ at the opening of the REFRAME festival, where all facets of photography will be on display for 10 days, with my friends KID SUNDANCE, DEES and NICK LEBEAT of Kelderman/Van Noort fame. There will be some presentations from 19:00, party around ten-ish I guess.
April 19: the 24th edition of weLOVEweFUNK (we’re almost 4 years up and running with a party every 6 weeks, more or less). This time, no guest DJ’s as you’re used to by now, but just me and my partner in crime DJ DAMNRIJT. It’s gonna be floorfillers all around, no obscurities, just funky goodness from the hitcharts. Nice for a change. Free entrance as always.
April 20: a few friends of mine in hardcore punk bands SAID AND DONE and COLD REALITY throw a moshy get together in the village of Sintunnis, Brabant. They asked me to counter the fury with some soothing grooves. Will be a good one for sure. Free entrance.
March 8, there’s yet another weLOVEweFUNK party at Skatepark Area 51 in Eindhoven. This time, we’ve found Pete Isaac willing & able to show what he means by Jelly Jazz. It’s an attitude rather than a style of music…be sure to read the upcoming interview on welovewefunk.nl with this institute on Funk, Soul, Jazz and Latin who has been around for more than 20 years in the UK Funk scene.
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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