Esc.rec. in special live radio show

November 30, 2010    News

On december 2 (19:00-23:00), Concertzender broadcasts a special live show themed around the hundredth edition of music and culture magazine Gonzo (circus). With many exclusive recordings and interviews with a selection of musicians, composers, artists and editors featured in Gonzo #100.

Guests in the studio: Ruth Timmermans (editor/coördinator Gonzo), Gert Jan Prins, Jasper and Bram Stadhouders, Vincent Korenman (Incubate), Merlijn Twaalfhoven, The Ex and label owners of Tonefloat (Charles Beterams) and esc.rec. (Harco Rutgers).

You can tune into Concertzender through cable, internet or mobile phone.

Update: If you missed it, please listen here (the piece about esc.rec. starts after just about 12 minutes).

N.E.W. announcement

November 29, 2010    News

Here it is. The announcement of the winners who’ll see their track on the N.E.W. 6.0 compilation CD.

Huh? What? N.E.W.? Suffice to say it’s an initiative by Doornroosje, Burgerweeshuis, productiehuis ON, 3voor12 Nijmegen, 3voor12 Overijssel, Gesel XL, Festival De Affaire, Gogbot festival and esc.rec. to promote electronic music by (upcoming) producers from the east of the Netherlands. Just check the N.E.W. website for more info.

A professional jury of 7 (including me) evaluated the top 20 highest ranking tracks individually and came to a grand total of 12 winning tracks. These winners have not only earned a prime spot on the N.E.W. 6.0 CD, but their music will also be distributed as a free download by esc.rec. (!). Plus all the winners get at least two live showcases out of this, check the N.E.W. website for details. You may also want to  follow N.E.W. on Facebook and Twitter.

So here they are, the winners!
Radion ft. John Jacob Niles – Gypsy, Kuhlmannmensink – ESP 12, Sam A La Bamalot – It Aint No Way, Le 024 – Chateaux, Hide and Scream – Vector (Original Mix)Oshunmare – YoqmageGrimm Limbo – Money & LoveEML – Island Hopping (Original Mix)Détaché – Walk over GhostsAddictedWhiteGuy – Preach ItSonurBer – BachusDe Sluwe Vos – Thug life bitches (Original Mix)

esc.rec. in top 100

November 8, 2010    News

Esc.rec. is chosen by Gonzo (circus) magazine as one of 100 most influential record labels who helped shape the character of independent music industry in Belgium and The Netherlands over the years. Isn’t that great? Check out the complete list in Gonzo (circus) #100 (out now).

City Of Dreams in Havenkwartier Deventer

November 6, 2010    News

Tomorrow (November 7, 16:00 hrs.) the street art expo ‘City Of Dreams‘ opens in Havenkwartier Deventer. Check the website for elaborate information on this event, organised by Studio Wonder. Personally I’m already very impressed with the paintings/drawings by Joram Roukes, but the rest also promises to be exquisite.

Besides this grand expo there is going to be a shop with e.g. some custom made sneakers by the artists. Today esc.rec. was invited to place some esc.rec. releases in the shop aswell. I’ll bring a selection based primarily on artwork esthetics (like POKE 20). Seems fitting. I heard there ‘ll be a special City Of Dreams mix by Radion available too… for only 2,50 euro!

So see you at the opening tomorrow or check the expo later (but no later then November 29)…