Of all Dutch musical poles, Den Haag is certainly the city around which floats the most legendary underground mystique. To its name will for ever be attached the one of Bunker, the cross-emblazoned flagship of freakish acid tech and electro, vehicle of choice for the fabled in-house crew Unit Moebius but also the late Andreas Gehm, Danny Wolfers, $tinkworx and many more.
Alongside local top dogs like Crème and Viewlexx, the recently-launched Rubber confirms the city’s durable inclination for raw, mind-altering dance material and dauntless melanges, as attested by the balanced distribution of their third instalment, featuring contributions from Rush Hour’s Insterstellar Funk, Leuk en KO, Group A and DJ Overdose. The press release couldn’t be more explicit: “World of Rubber 3 is compiled to make you cry, love, stomp and vomit“. The tone is set.
Our premiere, the aptly-named ‘Trance‘, comes courtesy of Tokyo via Berlin-based female duo Group A. Peppered with a twist of Japanese folk trope, Sayaka Botanic’s altered strings hover as a loud, all-consuming bass comber deluges and Tommi Tokyo’s abstract incantations seem to cast a black magic spell. Do not try to resist, this is proper unstoppable floor witchcraft right here.
World Of Rubber 3 is released via Rubber on 18th November, pre-order a vinyl copy from Juno.
A1. Group A – Trance
A2. Interstellar Funk – No Lessons
A3. Leuk en Ko – De Snoei 1
B1. DJ Overdose – Tech-No-Shit (La Corde Edit)
B2. Group A – Gin Poo
B3. Interstellar Funk – Start Stop