Viral Radio returns with CDR and survivors of the demilitarized zone

A few months ago we asked our good friend Aardvarck, if he was given the chance to invite someone for Viral Radio, who he would choose. “Mala,” was his immediate answer, followed by an endless stream of unintelligible animal noises, “hoer” and “zijn we er al?” Mala will now play alongside Aardvarck, Cinnaman and Juha at the sixth Viral Radio event at TrouwAmsterdam. He will be joined by his friend, brother-from-another-mother and fellow demilitarized zone pacifist Sgt. Pokes.

In the evening, starting around 8 PM, Viral Radio will present the second CDR night. Adopted from London, the night is intended to create a social network, platform or hub for aspiring producers, avid supporters and kindred spirits who enjoy new ventures into electronic music. Hosted by Juha, Cinnaman and Mamiko Motto, a line of guests will be interviewed about their music practice, amongst whom Mr. Aardvarck himself. Visitors can bring their music on CDRs, which then will be played on our professional club soundsystem, while their names and track titles will be beamed on the wall.

CDR has been adopted by De Verdieping as a monthly night to share ideas and music. It has been transferred from the Wednesday to the Friday, to connect with Viral Radio and to benefit from the presence of international artists as Hudson Mohawke, Mala, Nosaj Thing, Harmonic 313, and all the others that come through the Viral Radio hub.

Viral Radio starts at 10.30 PM. Tickets are 12 euros, and are available at Rush Hour, online and at the door of TrouwAmsterdam. CDR starts at 8 PM. Tickets are 5 euros, but entrance is free of charge with a CDR of your music. Visitors of CDR can stay for Viral Radio without paying any more.

By Juha — Posted August 6, 2009 — 2,972 Comments

Viral Radio Festival starts at De Verdieping tonight


Air strike one. Tony on the alley.

UK clubnight CDR takes its successful innovative format overseas with the premiere of a new bi-monthly session at De Verdieping in the basement of TrouwAmsterdam. Joining CDR’s Tony Nwachukwu and Gavin Alexander will be local Dutch deejays and producers Cinnaman (Beat Dimensions/Viral Radio) and Juha (Viral Radio/Beat Dimensions), plus special guest Hudson Mohawke (LuckyMe/Warp) bringing his distinct head-moving electronics.

CDR’s open session invites music producers to bring their tracks along on CD, giving those in attendance the opportunity to hear works-in-progress. In addition the night will begin with a conversation with Hudson Mohawke and Cinnaman about their beat-making ways, plus tales from Tony and Gavin about CDR and the burntprogress story so far. Taking over the booth to close the occasion Beat Dimensions and Red Bull Music Academy alumni Hudson Mohawke and Cinnaman join forces showcasing their crowd-pleasing record selecting skills.

Building on CDR London and Midlands residencies (plus past nights in Paris, Berlin and Sydney!) these new Amsterdam sessions will begin a burntprogress partnership between the UK and Netherlands, with local musical artists crossing the North Sea to check out their neighbours. With free entry for all, get set to savour a taste of underground sounds like no other: crossing genres, changing tempos and inspiring all.

Furthermore, Hepcat Radio host Mamiko Motto will present the Friday artists of the Viral Radio Festival from 8-10 PM at Rooms of Redbull. She will play the best tracks of the CDR night, and host exclusive sets by the guests of the festival. The line up of the Viral Radio Festival consists of Daedelus, Hudson Mohawke, Icarus, Furt, Bullion, the Blessings, Cinnaman and Juha.

About Viral Radio
Viral Radio acts as transmitter of experimental beats and bass music, creating an autonomous network of carriers of all kinds of mutations of electronic music, from dubstep to wonky, and from hyperdub to aquacrunk. Viral Radio on 3voor12 will be presented by Juha in collaboration with Yuri Boselie (Cinnaman), with the inaudible infection by Michiel. A monthly club night will start on 6 March at Trouw, every first Friday of the month. The Viral Radio logo has been designed by Vincent van de Waal.
What started as a dubstep programme on Dutch public radio station Lijn5 (NPS) late in 2006, has evolved into a network of music events in clubs, online and some time soon in print. This has culminated in a festival in June 2008, that marked the only collaboration between 11 and the Bimhuis in their combined histories.
Viral Radio acts as transmitter of experimental beats and bass music, creating an autonomous network of carriers of all kinds of mutations of electronic music, from dubstep to wonky, and from hyperdub to aquacrunk. Viral Radio on 3voor12 will be presented by Juha in collaboration with Yuri Boselie (Cinnaman). Every first Friday of the month, the network takes over TrouwAmsterdam with an international line up of scene defining producers and DJs.

By Juha — Posted July 1, 2009 — 58 Comments

Contaminous frequencies detected

One half of the Non-fiction office has a habit of maniacally searching for new music and sharing this with any stranger that comes in sight. This has resulted in a series-that-is-not-a-series of experimental electronic music at the Bimhuis, and a monthly experimental club night at Trouw Amsterdam.

In the past two years, Juha had a monthly radio show on dubstep and bass-laden dance music at NPS, together with Amsterdam’s beat-boy-wonder Cinnaman. Since the transfer of Lijn5 to FunX, Viral Radio was in talks with an alternative network to continue the show. It gives me great pleasure to announce that this collaboration has finally materialised. The first show of Viral Radio at its new home 3voor12 has been recorded. Have a listen, and subscribe to the podcast.

By Juha — Posted April 20, 2009 — 8,317 Comments

Clark, Pan Sonic, Oval, Kode9 and the Spaceape, Dimlite, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Samiyam, Pierre Bastien and Daedelus

Dorian Concept live at the Bimhuis (photo: Eline Soumeru)

Dorian Concept live at the Bimhuis (photo: Eline Soumeru)

In a period of just over a month, we have the privilege to present a staggering amount of our favourite musicians from every frequency imaginable. From the high-end sonic textures of Chris Clark to the tactile tectonics of Hyperdub messiah Kode9, and from the  Michel Gondryesque orchestre mécanique of Pierre Bastien to the this-is-what-the-internet-must-sound-like aesthetic of Oval.

Here is the full list:

03 April > Viral Radio invites Clark. With residents Cinnaman and Juha
Venue: Trouw Amsterdam / time: 22.00 – 03.00 / €12,-

04 April > Pan Sonic and Oval
Venue: Bimhuis / time: 20.30 – 01.00 / €12,-

24 April > Beat Dimensions with Kode9 & the Spaceape ‘Bass Fiction live’ and Dimlite. With residents Cinnaman and Juha
Venue: Bimhuis / time: 23.00 – 03.00 / €10,-

01 May > Viral Radio invites Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Samiyam. With residents Cinnaman and Juha
Venue: Trouw Amsterdam / time: 22.00 – 05.00 / €12,-

06 May > Daedelus and Pierre Bastien
Venue: De Verdieping / time: 20.30 – 23.30 / €?,-

We hope to see you at one (or more) of these nights, and we thank you kindly for your support.

By Juha — Posted March 25, 2009 — 6,292 Comments

Blinded by the fiction of an audio addiction

Although it has always been our intention to slowly and gradually open De Verdieping for the public, fate has begged us to differ. Tonight’s Viral Radio event has been ordered downstairs due to unforseen leaks in the walls upstairs.

This means that we would like to invite you to our opening night with Kode9 and the Spaceape tonight at 10 PM at De Verdieping at Wibautstraat 131 in Amsterdam. Doors open at 10 PM, and we advise you to come early, before midnight. We expect a full house since carriers of the Hyperdub virus are in great demand.

We look forward to welcoming you into our new site.

By Juha — Posted March 6, 2009 — 2,010 Comments