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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 make it worth your damn hangover.
Friday: Lobster Theremin label night @ Radion
Record store Zwart Goud brings the notorious imprint Lobster Theremin back to Radion. If you’re not familiar with Lobster Theremin, that’s a good thing. You get to experience the unique lo-fi electronic sound of the label. And there’s a lot of that, as you can see here. This time around, head honcho Asquith takes matters into his own hands, shredding the decks for sure. Accompanied by rave zealot Daze and Zwart Goud’s store owner Philogresz, they assure that the raw and dusted up sounds will cut your ears (in a good way).
Claire on Friday & Saturday: Beautiful Swimmers and Pender Street Steppers
I thought it might be best to combine these two together, as Claire brings the heat this weekend. With Beautiful Swimmers on Friday and Pender Street Steppers the day after, it doesn’t matter what type of dance music you prefer, all will be played (on both days). Switching between disco, classic house and italo to broken beats and contemporary cuts, both duos know how to play a crowd very well. I didn’t believe my ears when I first heard these dudes play at Dekmantel festival last year, strolling with ease through what seemed to be a four-hour record show-off between friends. This weekend though, they’ve got their own separate nights, giving you all the more reason to let Claire take care of your hangover.
Saturday: A Guy Called Gerald @ Sugarfactory
Did you ever here this story of an English bloke… A Guy Called Gerald? He was the first person to release an acid house track outside of the US, pioneering the sound by combining it with his UK influences. This dude is a legend right here, and will play an old school set at the Sugarfactory this Saturday.
Make sure you check out his rave productions too, which are killers as well.
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