Carhartt WIP presents
With the RELEVANT PARTIES podcast series launched last year, Carhartt WIP delivered fascinating insights behind the scenes of some of the world’s best independent record labels – including Stones Throw, Ninja Tune, DFA and Ghostly. In the second installment of the series, we can look forward to deep dives into six more labels, inspiring conversations and surprising anecdotes.
The latest episode of RELEVANT PARTIES is dedicated to Amsterdam-based label Rush Hour. Since its founding in 1997, Rush Hour has been a hotbed of music culture, responsible for outstanding sounds of the genres Afrobeat, Brazil, disco, jazz, soul, as well as house and techno. What began as vinyl addiction, DJing and importing records, led to mail order, record label and distribution over two decades. Early on, Rush Hour was generally known for a great openness to unknown, innovative artists with unconventional sounds, such as Hunee or Interstellar Funk, while at the same time the label also signed legendary names like Virgo Four, Ron Trent, Terrence Dixon or Soichi Terada. Event series like »Paradisco 2000« with guests like Moodyman, Theo Parrish, Danny Krivit and many others have built the foundation for many Rush Hour music events in numerous cities all around the world.
Podcast host Chal Ravens talks to Rush Hour co-founder and DJ Antal about crate digging around the globe, his eclectic repertoire as a DJ, as well as his experiences with the label over the past two decades:
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