I’ve never been able to fully go for DJing, because I’ve always seen something uncertain about it. I never wanted to make a lot of money with DJing. I wasn’t feeling it in that sense. That’s why I started a record shop.
Make It New is proud to be one of five US hosts for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the mighty Rush Hour Music from the Netherlands.
“I think there’s a certain respect for a DJ that comes with introducing tunes that are unheard in a certain scene. I try to focus most of the time on trying to discover new and old music. That’s where the passion is. I have a hunger to find stuff that I haven’t heard before. It’s nice when I go searching in a direction where I don’t know a lot of stuff and hear new tunes and then play them out.
To me, that’s the role of DJing, because in essence a DJ is just a record promoter. He or she has to promote records that you haven’t heard so that they become valuable for people.
Antal is bringing Rush Hour’s not-so-secret weapon, Hunee, in order to play all night long:
Hunee pretty much operates on his own terms, in his own world. As a DJ, too, he is tireless and visibly enthusiastic at every gig. His selections are made with a palpable passion and cover a cultured cross section of essentials from house and disco to afro and techno. The music he serves up comes from a place of love and knowledge in equal measure – there are no cheap thrills with Hunee, just pure musical joy.
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At the beating heart of the Rush Hour empire, a Dutch institution that includes a distribution network and a record label but, first and most importantly, as a record store.
Rush Hour Records was founded with an incontrovertible love of new music, of all genres, and of all types. And now, after booking artist after artist that was inspired by, or signed to, or distributed by, the Rush Hour network we finally get to celebrate with its co-founder and leader. (See his recent feature at Resident Advisor, called “The Art of the DJ“)
We’ve said this before but this time we mean it: Expect the unexpected.
One look at his SoundCloud will show you why: South African Jazz, Brazil, African Cut-Up, Suriname Disco, Turkish Psych…
It should come as no surprised that Marco Sterk (aka Young Marco) began his musical journey at the Rush Hour record store in Amsterdam. Try and try again, he failed at producing quite a few parties in the Dutch mecca, but, as he told Resident Advisor: “You can be an adventurous DJ when you’re playing to an empty room.”
Flash forward to two acclaimed albums, a raft of remixes, and a reputation for magically turning dancefloors into dust … and you can rest assured that the rooms Marco plays to now?
They’re not empty anymore.
Featuring a special appearance from Matt Gavris.
Make It New w/ Young Marco + residents Baltimoroder & Coralcola
+ special guest Matt Gavris
Thursday September 22
315 Massachusetts Ave.
Central Square Cultural District
$10 before 11pm / $15