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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: Fred P and Jaime Frias @ Radion
Fred P and Breakfast Club’s resident Jaime Frias are spinning tracks in Radion. I mainly know Fred Peterkin from his tracks as Black Jazz Consortium. They’re deep, soul influenced and a little edgy because of the electronic elements. This diverseness is also evident in his elaborate sets, where one instance he could play a soulful vocal house cut and right after that a deep electronic driven track.
Saturday: Nomads Festival and YIELD @ OT301
During the summer I’ll try to give you both day- and nighttime options; a festival to spend your Saturday at. This is followed by a club event. This week I highly recommend Nomads festival for more that one reason. They also host an after party in Radion, where you can continue the festive vibes.
Record label (or cassette imprint as they call themselves) YIELD is showcasing its musical art with a b2b2b set in the OT301. I wasn’t really aware of the genre YIELD emulates, but Chloë actually put me on to this. The emotive soundscapes guided by the house beats is really remarkable, I think I might’ve found a new infatuation. Label owner KAAP is joins forces with affiliates Central and DJ Sports to provide a night packed with house tracks hailing different sub genres.
Sunday: Strange Sounds From Beyond
Even though Sunday might be the day on which you contemplate whether your Hangover was worth it, you could also party on. You know, not listening to what’s good for your health, but listening to what’s good for your ears. You can head over to Noorderlicht to this year’s newcomer in the festival scene Strange Sounds From Beyond. With a carefully curated line-up by Red Light Radio, Outsiders and The Rest Is Noise, it’s definitely one worth checking out. Spread across three stages underground artists such as Ata Kak, Bear Bones, Lay Low and Intergalactic Gary to the legendary Gilles Peterson will deliver obscure tracks from the past, present and the future. How do tracks from the future sound? I guess you have to find that out this Sunday.
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