Worth Your Dam Hangover: PLANET ROCK, Horizon

Worth Your Dam Hangover: PLANET ROCK, Horizon

Apr 20, 2016 |  by  |  Event
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Born and raised in Amsterdam, lives to dance and dances to live on electronic music, has a small vinyl addiction, appreciates a little sarcasm now and then, thinks musicals are annoying and loves those moments where you lose track of time completely.

Too many plans for the weekend? Let me narrow your options down by weekly suggesting the events where you can meet, dance and drink with Amsterdam’s finest crowds. After all, ‘a hangover ain’t worth the pain if the party is lame’. So here’s where you weekend warriors should go to for next Monday’s hangover.

Friday: PLANET ROCK @ Cruquiusgilde

“Somewhere on the edge of the Amsterdam universe lies PLANET ROCK, a place where you can dance for light years long, can flirt with mars man and mars woman and where you can loose yourself looking at the stars.” I-ROBOTS, an underground legend from Italy will provide you with outer space tunes. This guy started his career in the ’80s with a special mix of ‘Black Music’ (funk, disco, en African rhythm), Krautrock and ‘cosmic & electronic music’. Expect these genres, but techno too. The slogan of his label Opilec Music is ‘No Sound is Too Taboo’, which basically says it all. Job Sifre, and Sci-Fi Hi-Fi are on the bill too. See you in space. One universe, one love.


Saturday: Horizon @ Canvas

Horizon equals quality and a weird vibe. I like things that are a little strange, so obviously I’ve been a fan from the start. I’ve discovered some amazing artists that Horizon brought to our town before they kicked off here. Massimiliano Pagliara and Jennifer Gardini are just a few examples. For their next edition they invited Australian Tornado Wallace, a key figure in the Melbourne scene who released his recognizable heavy sample house and deep bass lines on labels such as Delusions of Grandeur, Instruments and Rapture and Sleazy Beats Recordings. On top of that artists such as Andrew Weatherall, Motor City Drum Ensemble en Tim Sweeney play his music regularly. Tornado moved to Berlin recently and I can’t wait to dance my ass off until my entire body hurts this Saturday.

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