Cincity, better known to friends and family as Cin has an insatiable thirst for artistic expression and has over the year explored all continents discovering her own musical sound. As an artist she keeps experimenting with an always evolving blend of sounds and cultures she comes across and gets to know along her journey. Her strong love for house music has merged with her African roots providing her with an eclectic sound. This wide palette and musical upbringing enables her to take an audience and show them what house music is and can be in her eyes.
She is fascinated by how a club or festival can be a place where everyone is united by the love for music. This has always motivated her to be a person that brings people together by focussing onshared values and passion. Her eclectic own style enables her to bring together a group of peoplethat are from different backgrounds but are all united for that moment she is behind the decks.
Residing in Rotterdam Cin gets inspiration from a City that feels more like a cultural melting pot thanany other she has lived over the years. Cincity has played and made music all over the world makingit only the most logical step to now focus on expressing all this inspiration into her new found deepand worldly sound, both in the studio and on the dance floor.
Jannis Stürtz (Habibi Funk) first had the idea of co-founding his own music label amid traveling to North Africa. It was there that the Berlin-based crate digger was introduced to a brand new world of music from the Arab world of the sixties, seventies, and eighties from countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, and Egypt. Their eclectic, funky mixes, which often introduce the listener to a stereotype-free vision of Arab music, can be best experienced on the dancefloor - for instance, at the label’s DJ set.
“The Colorful World of Arp Frique” is the exotic andsuper funky debut album of producer, musician and thinker Arp Frique. After hissurprising, very well received debut release on Rush Hour, Arp Frique continuescollaborating with Orlando Julius, Ed Motta, Americo Brito, Ronald Snijders andmore! Pulsating NYC style live disco vibes, interwoven with both Caribbean andCape Verdean sounds, are themes throughout the record with danceability alwaysguaranteed and a healthy finishing touch of weirdness present across mosttracks. The first single “Nos Magia” was shortlisted for Track of the Year 2017at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and has been given airplay by BBC Radio 6Music, BBC Radio 1 and NTS whilst club DJs like Antal and Hunee have allsupported his tracks in their sets. The name “Arp Frique” refers to the soundof the Arp synths/his love for analog vintage machines and is also a reference toChic’s ‘Le Freak’, showing love to the genre of disco and deep danceable musicfrom our entire world. After releasing the “Nos Magia”-EP on Rush Hour Musicand his debutalbum “Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique” on his ownimprint, Arp Frique returned with 2 very different releases: “Radio Verde”, acompilation of rare Cape Verdean dancefloor diamonds compiled together with ArpFrique & Family-bandmember Americo Brito, and a new record called“Improvised Suites For Analog Machines”, an improvised tribute to some of themost influential synthesizers of the 70s and 80s, performed and composedtogether with another Family-member, keyboardist Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld. TheFamily members join Arp on stage around the world, having played at a range ofleading festivals, like Lowlands, North Sea Jazz, Dekmantel, Womad,Transmusicales and Le Guess Who besides playing sessions for KEXP, Red BullMusic, Radio Nova and showcasing their explosive brand of psychedelic Afrocaribbeanfunk around Europe and Asia. Up next: a brand new 7inch on Rush Hour Music,followed by a new album in 2021 called “The Seed”. And that’s just thebeginning of the first chapter.
Afrotronic is the new album by legendary Dutch dance pioneer and producer Eddy de Clercq, inspired by African rhythms and atmospheres.
All songs on the Afrotronic album are influenced by music from Southern to North Africa. Largely recorded in South Africa, not only electronically but also with an instrumentation of typical African instruments played live, such as the mbira (kalimba) and traditional drums and percussion. Exotic instruments adding a fresh characteristic sound to the music, not programmed via any existing electronic soundbank.
The plaintive vocals of a muezzin on 'Ibrahim' and the melody of 'Topaz' are unmistakably North African. The funky dance track 'Miss Ghana (Afro Baby)' is sung by the Ghanaian singer Consular. Although not typically African in origin, the didgeridoo, perhaps the oldest wind instrument on earth, plays the leading role in the North African-inspired instrumental 'A Track Called Africa'.
Inspired by his travels through South Africa and his love for the African languages of that country, Eddy wrote texts that he had translated into Xhosa. 'Coral Reef' was the first song recorded with South African singers Yemu Matibe and Alungile Sixishe, supplemented with classical arrangements for cello and piano. The original English text describes the loss of coral reefs worldwide due to climate change.
Afrotronic has ultimately become an adventurous, electronic, jazzy album, in which influences can be heard from Afro-pop, Dub Step, Deep House and South African Amapiano.
Unruly Phoenix also known as Gabrielle Gilliot raised in Suriname and currently living in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Since her childhood Unruly Phoenix had a great love for music , listening to a wide variety ofmusic she got inspired by deejays like Black Coffee, Martin Garrix , Boris Brejcha,&Surinamese femaleDJ Futego.
She took a leap of faith and came back to the Netherlandsto start with herdeejay journey in 2019 Duringthe pandemic she kept practicing at DJ Booth Camp Rotterdam and In 2021 she fell in love with the newgenre taking the world by storm “Amapiano” It all started when DJ Waxfiend gave her the opportunity to make her debut at Ziongate Paradiso Amsterdam in 2021. She found her purpose and the rest was history.
You can now find her name at the lineup of almost every Afrolectic party in the Netherlands playing alongside other international deejays as Black Coffee, Major League djz, Dbngogo , Waxfiend & PhilouLouzolo.
Behind the deck is where she feels most a life able to transmute energy with music and sharepositive vibrations with the crowd.Unruly Phoenix also started producingandcollaborated with South African artist & producers.
She released three singles “Voices of Egypt” , S’yabuya & This & That.Unruly Phoenix knows that this isonly the beginning of this beautiful journey, With shows confirmed in Berlin, Ibiza, Luxemburg and Switzerland this summer, it's safe to say that Unruly Phoenix is making big steps in this Industry. She's definitely carrying the Amapiano culture on her shoulders and spreading it worldwide.
A mastermind, DJ Guzz is a DJ whose style resembles no one else's. Totally unique in everything it runs. This Haarlemmer has been collecting the most unique records for more than 20 years. No dance floor is safe from Guzz. With his fine sense of how to keep a dance floor going. Specially for this night he'll present a rare selection of soul and funk dance floor fillers.
Altin Gun base player Jasper V plays eclectic, exotic, cosmic sounds from all around the world. Unknown grooves, cosmic cumbia, groovy latin, funky bollywood, Turkish Psych, Arabic house pop and other tasty obscurities.
DJ Nobody Knows is the founder of Tropicalia Festival and the organisation behind it, Funky Vinyl. His passion for music got a little out of hand, what he's really trying to do here: try to get people familiar something new. Music you've never heard before but you'll love it straight away. So get your ass up here and see if he does what e promesses.