Continuing our collaboration with DROP to bring to Barcelona the representatives of one of the most influential labels and record shops in recent times when it comes to electronic music. Yes, we are talking about the huge Rush Hour.
Over the past ten years Rush Hour has cultivated itself into a haven for music lovers worldwide. The reputation Rush Hour has built mainly comes from the fact that first and foremost Rush Hour focuses on music they totally believe in and have a love for. The Rush Hour family has a strong sense of pride in always working with and feeding off that impulse and faith, rather than working for the mighty dollar or bottom line. Rush Hour has always been this way.
Late 1997 saw the the opening of the recordstore and mailorder, which manifested the very beginning of the company. Initially importing many obscure records from around the world then later exporting similar Dutch records to overseas companies, the distribution wing had evolved by two years later, in 1999. This set up eventually led to the start of the label, which saw its first release just before the millennium.
The past five years saw various releases, mostly 12s, from artists all over the world in all different genres and directions. What they all seem to have in common is an electronic groove that is almost impossible to convey with words but has been, over time, coined The Rush Hour flavour. The RH flavour has also been used for other labels most notably the Chicago Boogie mix CD and 12 series on Eskimo. Over the last few years more album releases were added to the catalog, Aardvarck, Beat Dimensions, Carl Craig, Comtron and Kenny Larkin. However, the label will hang on to its Limited series (LTD), a 12 series that will act as an outlet for acting on impulse and create an environment for growth.
The label will continue to release a mix of local and international talent and more established names. Look out for albums by Daniel Wang, Rick Wade, Tom Trago.. Wherever Rush Hour goes you can be sure its not driven by hype and/or money. Its a company from the heart and soul. A passion that wont stop.