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Too many plans for the weekend? Let me narrow down your options 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 make it worth your damn hangover.
Friday: Triphouse @ Claire
Claire and Rotterdam-based collective Triphouse join forces for an evening of joyous house tunes. With Marquis Hawkins as leading provider of said tunes this Friday night you’ll be in good hands. He’s accompanied by rRoxymore, Triphouse’s Steven Pieters and Khalil. In the second room, the disco don and diva from Midnight City Soundsystem will keep up with the vibe from the main. A night where both AmsterDAM and RotterDAM are present equals two Dam’s, which means you have permission to make your hangover twice as worth it than usual.
Saturday: Galactic Funk /w Moody Mehran, Afrobot, Wendel Sield & Kumasi @ Canvas
Galactic Funk readies for their second edition in Canvas this Saturday. You’ll be taken through the musical galaxy of disco, funk and house, with Moody Mehran, Afrobot, Wendel Sield and Kumasi as your captains for the journey. All have a distinct sound they emulate, but also two things in common: their passion for gems and the ability to deliver them in a great mix.
Sunday: Lefto, Yussef Kamaal & Duke High @ Paradiso Noord
Yussef Dayes’ and Kamaal Williams’ (aka Henry Wu) joint project Yussef Kamaal is (finally) coming to Amsterdam! Last year, the duo debuted with their album Black Focus, one of 2016’s musical highlights. They elaborate on a kind of forgotten genre, jazz-funk, drawing inspiration from the likes of Herbie Hancock. Using syncopated grooves and warming jazz chords, they provide a refreshing take on the genre. Above all it’s really free jazz in the sense that there’s a lot of room for experimental improvisation. Alongside them, Dutch producer Duke Hugh will aid in shutting down the Tolhuistuin. His Canvas EP is definitely worth the listen. There’s no better way to end your weekend than this concert right here. I’ll definitely be there to vibe out to the tunes!
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