As a DJ and ‘musicologist’, there are few more serious than Antal. Trying to sum up the musical world of the Rush Hour founder with a few loose signifiers like house or techno would be futile. Sure, everyone in the industry claims to have been music obsessives since youth, but few have taken it as far as this Dutchman. As a DJ who prefers proper tools like E&S or Rane rotary mixers and Dope Real isolators, since 1996 he has played all across Europe, Australia, Asia and both North and South America. Unlike many, though, he has a wealth and depth of music to call on that is so vast you never quite know what you are going to get: he is as comfortable spinning Chicago and Detroit influenced house as he is rare Afro funk, forgotten disco and everything in between.
Of course, Antal also runs the mighty Rush Hour Records in Amsterdam with a close group of hard working people. It’s a vast empire that encompasses a reliable distribution wing, sub label Kindred Spirits as well as a much-loved record store chock full of vinyl bought during ongoing crate digging trips around the world. The label, meanwhile, releases house and techno from the vanguard at the same time as reissuing long forgotten classics that serve to educate whole new generations about what has gone before. You could say Antal himself serves the same purpose when DJing.
July 25, 2018
Not long now — Sunset Campout is this weekend in Belden Town!
Not long now — this weekend in Belden Town! @sunsetsoundsystem #liaisonartists #sunsetcampout #sunsetcampout2018 Source Link External LinkRead more
June 22, 2018
Rush Hour boss Antal is back stateside next month!
@rushhourmusic boss @antalheitlager is back stateside next month! Catch him while you can ☺️ #liaisonartists #antal #rushhourrecords 🖍 flyer by…Read more
August 9, 2017
Hunee and Antal tour the US for Rush Hour’s 20th anniversary
Antal celebrates 20 years of Rush Hour Records with a coast to coast USA tour. Hunee and Antal tour the…Read more