Worth Your Dam Hangover: Beautiful Swimmers & Lovefingers, Kangding Ray

Worth Your Dam Hangover: Beautiful Swimmers & Lovefingers, Kangding Ray

May 17, 2018 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Being driven by music from a young age made me realize how lucky I am to be situated in Amsterdam and its ever growing scene of artists, events and, of course, music enthusiasts. With a focus on the feel of House, Techno and all in between, sharing my love for music in any way possible acts as a fine expressive outlet.

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: Beautiful Swimmers, Lovefingers & more @ Claire

Sun-drenched electronics will predominate Claire’s floors this Friday with nothing but goodness lined up. Topping the bill are Washington D.C. duo Beautiful Swimmers and ESP Institute’s founder Lovefingers. Both acts uniquely represent a sound that is both uplifting and warm while at the same time being unpredictable and often left-field orientated. Next to these internationally established bunch of tastemakers there’s some proper local backing programmed to complete the night. Mino Abadier and Aurelius can be found playing in the first while the Lelystad guys will take command over the second room.

Friday: Kangding Ray, Parrish Smith & SHLTR @ Radion

Darker shades of the spectrum can be found at Radion. Friday’s event easily stands out as a result of the striking combination of artists playing and shaping the night. First of three is the ever evolving Kangding Ray. With his Hyper Opal Mantis album of last year, this prolific performer and producer yet again confirmed his unique aesthetics by smoothly fusing cinematic soundscapes with club-leaning elements. Next to a DJ set in which this will definitely come forth, we’re likely to see Parrish Smith bring a harsher and more mechanical groove to the decks.

Smith has been on a roll for some time now as he played some notorious gigs lately (from which Unpolished and a closing set after The Empire Line at De School are just a sample) and is releasing a fresh record on Dekmantel’s UFO sublabel next month. Conclusively, SHLTR is present as well to create his peculiar style of soothing and hypnotizing atmosphere, just like we’re used to from his Konstrukt imprint.

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