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In the second episode of RELEVANT PARTIES Vol. 2, our six-part series that looks at the work of groundbreaking record labels around the globe, we head to Amsterdam to explore the multifaceted world of Rush Hour.
Launched in 1997, the Dutch imprint has become a global institution for outstanding Afrobeat, Brasil, disco, house, jazz, soul and techno music. As a label, Rush Hour has always provided room for fresh, up-and-coming acts, such as Tom Trago, Hunee, and Interstellar Funk, while also releasing records by legendary artists like Virgo Four, Ron Trent, Terrence Dixon, and Soichi Terada. Aside from spreading soulful sonic wisdom via their label and it’s many sub-labels, the company also functions as a record store and distributor, working with the likes of Artificial Dance, Knekelhuis, Music From Memory or STROOM 〰.
For this episode, RELEVANT PARTIES host Chal Ravens sits down with the DJ and Rush Hour co-founder Antal to discuss crate digging trips around the world, his own eclectic approach to DJing, and 23 years of distributing and selling all manner of music.