Make It New with Antal [3/16]

Antal isn’t just a DJ’s DJ. He’s a guru’s guru.

Or, if you will: A maven’s maven.

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…

Make It New with Antal (Rush Hour) [3/16]
and Coralcola
Thursday March 16, 2017
9pm / 21+
$10 before 11pm

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Make It New with Young Marco [9/22]


Another Make It New, another DJ with extraordinary crate-digging skills.

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
Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Ave.
Central Square Cultural District
Cambridge, MA
$10 before 11pm / $15

A Night w/ Patrice Baumel At #MakeitNew

Photo by @kokernutz.

Sonic Agenda’s Elan Rochbert, a classically-trained musician, came to Make It New on March 31st to see Patrice Baumel. Suffice it to say, he was impressed.

Make it New has stood strong against the storm of commercial EDM for years, showcasing phenomenal up-incoming talent and hosting some of the most influential names in underground music.

Patrice Baumel at #makeitnew with the @mmmmaven fam!

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Patrice Bäumel brought us on a voyage through planes of existence. One moment the music was a throbbing heartbeat of percussion, compelling my feet and hips to move. The next moment it would shift, lifting the overwhelming drums and replacing them with harmonies like velvet.

For more in-depth coverage of the evening–including high praise for our resident DJs Coralcola and Baltimoroder–click through to Sonic Agenda. Follow Elan on Twitter: @ERochbert.

Patrice was on tour celebrating his newest mix for the Balance series. More info on that here.

What You’ll Hear Tonight at #MakeItNew


Tonight at Make It New we’re hosting one of the most prominent and forward-thinking minds in the world: Patrice Baumel. Is that an over-statement? Perhaps. You be the judge:

One listen and you’ll know why he dubbed the track “Mike Tyson.”

For years, Patrice commanded a residency at Trouw in Amsterdam, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest nightclubs.


Want more music? Arrive before 11pm, pay just $10 and get to listen to Baltimoroder, who is an intructor in our DJ lab. Here is a recording of his DJ set opening for Detroit Swindle last week:

But wait, there’s more. Coralcola joins Balti in the booth to give you even more sounds for those ears.

We’ll see you later.