Despite the fact that the hip-hop festival Boogie Down will not proceed this year, the organisation of the event is still very active and hold it down for the scene in the south of the country. Partnering with the local club a serie of Hip Hop concerts are already be planned:

last December – Fresku
28 March – Hef + Team Vieze
18 April – Dope DOD
10 May – Masta Ace (European tour).

The 25 March exclusive club concert of the American rap legend NAS in Tilburg.

Boogie Down is also hosting the Hip Hop area of festival Paaspop in Schijndel for the third consecutive year during the Easter weekend 29/31 March.
The organisation present performances by famous rappers including Kraantje Pappie, Fresku, De Kraaien, Faberyayo (De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig), Fotosynthese and Nouveau Riche feat. Mr. Polska.

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BLACK MOON “Enta da stage” 20th anniversary teaser

Go behind the scenes with Black Moon, 20 years after they dropped their ground breaking album, ‘Enta Da Stage.’ Get insight from Buckshot, 5ft, DJ Evil Dee and Dru Ha as they discuss the early beginnings of Black Moon and what went behind their debut album.

Stay tuned for the full clip which will be released later this year.

Fans who are going to the SXSW festival in Austin, (Texas) can celebrate the anniversary with Black Moon as they’ll be performing at Duck Down & Javotti Media’s official showcase this Saturday, alongside Talib Kweli, Roc Marciano, Statik Selektah and more…

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Kyteman and the leading Scandinavian Hi-Fi Klubben join forces for the brand new project of Kyteman.
After the Grand Opening of the new Shop Hi-Fi Klubben in Utrecht on Thursday 25 October, their plans will be revealed during a party.
The new Hi-Fi Klubben store at the opening will be hosting performances by indie rock band Bombay Show Pig and DJ DNA live, signing session by Kyteman and Dj-sets of Kyteman & C-Mon.

shop opens: 10.00 – 21.00 uur
Instore with Kyteman, Bombay Show Pig, DNA live, C-Mon: 17.00 – 21.00
Adress: Mariastraat 32-34, Utrecht

Want to be there?
Put your name on the guest list!
More information on / Kyteman or / hifiklubbennl

At 21.30 after the opening the party goes on with a select group. Kyteman and Hi-Fi Klubben will then launch their new project with performances by artists from the Kytopia-stable.

Free tickets (very few!) For this exclusive show at


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SPUNKY FRAICHE 1st September, the Ladies night edition,

After a small break Spunky Fraîche will continue with its authentic blend of hip hop, funk, breaks, disco and house. The first edition of the new season starts with a Ladies Night and a benefit for Ambon where people are struggling of the effects of flooding and an earthquake on 3rd August. Of each ticket sale € 2, will be donated to Ambon.

The lineup includes:

DON Martes (Bonanza), MILLIE JOE (blendit), RAY ESCOBAR (BOOGIE FRIDAY), DJ Turne (superheroes), TH’ACQUISITION (spunky), and MC Furlan Felter.

Location: BIRD
Admission: € 7, – / Ladies till 01.00: € 2, – &
T-Shirts for SALE @ Spunky Fraîche.
1/4 of the proceeds will go to Ambon.


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RE-FRESHED ORCHESTRA release party, 14 September, Paradiso

On 14 September Re: freshed Orchestra launches his debut album
“Re: Encore A tribute to Jay-Z” at Paradiso. The 15th it’s a release party as well in Grounds.

Kindred Spirits’s label owner Kees Heus saw a rehearsal video of the Orchestra on YouTube for a Jay-Z tribute in October 2011.
Soon, the idea of ​​an instrumental DJ-length album in the E-Sound studio in Weesp with producer and engineer Wiboud Burkens and Mendel Pool was a fact.

The Jay-Z rehearsal:

In the past years Re:freshed Orchestra paid tributes to artists such as Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, Sly & The Family Stone and J Dilla, and
provides a fresh perspective and unique interpretations of their music.

Re: Freshed Orchestra consists of a mix of experienced and young, talented musicians from Rotterdam. The orchestra was founded in GROUNDS and is an initiative of GROUNDS programmer Sigmar Vriesde in collaboration with artistic director Alex Popta and bandleader Furlan Felter. The orchestra consists of a solid rhythm section consisting of band members from famous artists like Gery Mendes, Ntjam Rosie and Ziggy. They are complemented by classical trained musicians from the Rotterdam Conservatorium.

14 September, Paradiso
15 September, Grounds (Rotterdam) Home Release party
29 September, Paard (The Hague)

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BALOJI at podium Grounds

Thursday 26 April the famous belgian rapper Baloji will present his various styles (Afrobeat, rock, soul, hiphop, dance, funk and reggae) to the public during a new edition of Mixed at Podium Grounds.
Former member of the group Starflam, Baloji is born in Lubumbashi (Congo) and lived in Kinshasa & Belgium.
In 2008 his solo debut “Hotel Impala” picture some personal and sincere portraits of his past. In 2010 the CD “Kinshasa Succursale” is released.
Are you ready for some pure and honest music ?

Buy your ticket(s) here

Willem Buytewechstraat 68, Rotterdam

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