If you were to draw up a list of house, techno and disco’s most influential labels, you wouldn’t raise too many eyebrows by including Amsterdam’s Rush Hour. With label co-founder Antal Heitlager heading to Leeds for One Night With... at Wire, then, it is no surprise that Saturday 17th March is looking like a busy night on Call Lane.
Whilst some DJs rise to prominence in the flash of an eye, often it’s the ones who work away from the limelight that really master their art, and Antal is an excellent example. Putting in the work behind the scenes to take Rush Hour from a fledgling collective into the globally influential beast that it is today, he has been building up a knowledge bank that is envied by even the biggest stars. Clued up on everything from techno to disco and jazz and all the way back again, Antal has been proving that dance music needn’t be well known to get a party going.
Never blowing his own horn, his secret took a while to get around, but after sensational sets back to back close friend Hunee and an increasing demand for his chameleon-esque selections, Antal is now rightfully up there with the most revered DJs in underground music, delivering unknown beauties that you have to hear to believe. An informed Leeds crowd await.
Photo courtesy of Antal
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