10th December sees VBX take over one of Amsterdam’s hottest new nightclubs, Shelter. This unmissable night will include music from one of house music’s most beloved DJs, Raresh along with Spokenn, the collaborative team of Ferro and Reiss.
After Vrijbuiters remerged as VBX four years ago, they’ve become unstoppable in their aim to broaden their vision. This night is no exception. Bringing together some of techno’s greatest talents, they are driving the idea of bringing people together and share an unconditional love of dance music. They’ve collaborated with HYTE, Slapfunk Records, FUSE London and 510k Berlin, and drawn success form past events such as HYTE ADE X FRRC which featured sets from the likes of Sonja Moonear, Steve Rachmad, Craig Richards and the legendary Ricardo Villalobos.
Villalobos’s own protégée, Raresh is billed to headline. Since djing in local discotheques in his hometown of Bacău at 15, over time he has established himself as one of Romania’s most favourite and exciting talents, firmly placed at the forefront of a global house and techno scene. Known for his enjoyment of playing with filters, fader tricks and breakdowns, he has created an individual sound that never fails to surprise audiences. Unrestricted in his vision, he’s said his inspiration can come from anywhere, and has expressed a love for jazz, classical music and UK techno, once stating that one of the most life-changing tracks he’s heard was Wulf n’ Bear’s ‘Rapture of the Deep’. He continues to work on his own label, [a: rpia: r] which he set up in 2007 with Rhadoo and Pedro, the success of which has made him, undeniably, one of the scene’s most beloved DJs.
Joining him on the bill is Amsterdam’s own Spokenn, the collaborative effort of Ferro and Reiss. After featuring in MEOKO’s mix 227, it is clear that Ferro’s ability to mix old, analogue machines and new ones has helped him to develop his own, provocative groove. He’ll be working with Reiss, who will bring his surprising idiosyncrasities and delicate rhythmical flow, developed through his work with his label Dialegestai Music. Together, they’ll definitely create a spectacle not to be missed.
Not to forget, the venue. Since it’s opening during ADE, Shelter has proved to be one of Amsterdam’s most exciting new locations. Situated below street-level on the IJ Riverbank, it has a 700-person capacity, a 24 hour licence and a Funktion-One sound system to blow the minds of its’ beloved patrons. With an aim to curate sounds from the vanguard of dance music, this club really has design, experience and sound quality in mind.
This combination of line-up, location and atmosphere ensures that the night will be nothing other than sensational;
LISTEN FERRO’s MEOKO PODCAST #227
Words by Georgia Balch
More Shelter Amsterdam