Christmas comes early with the news that leading underground promoters VBX will be hosting two more of their famous parties in the first part of 2019. Taking place at their favourite venues in Amsterdam, Shelter with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, RPR Soundsystem, Ferro, Reiss, Ingi Visions and many more all providing the intriguing soundtracks.
VBX are known for throwing unique, carefully conceived parties in Amsterdam’s most atmospheric and important venues. As well as making a big mark at ADE each year with their much loved offerings and afterparties, they also host plenty of cosy, intimate parties for smaller crowds who like to get down.
First up in the New Year is Ricardo Villalobos and Ferro on 25th of January at Shelter Amsterdam, the immersive basement space that has been the site of many great VBX parties over the years. Almost a year ago the “shaman of techno” – after nearly 5 years off absence from the Amsterdam club circuit – brought his A-game to Shelter Amsterdam and mesmerized everybody in attendance. Teasing records for minutes on end before unleashing them in all their glory, cutting between techno, house, breaks and throwing perfectly timed curveballs with a flair of effortlessness. He ended up playing several hours longer than originally planned because he enjoyed himself so much. What’s more, Ricardo is now a regular VBX guest who always brings his unpredictable and excellent a-game, and assured resident Ferro knows exactly how to work his crowd.
Next up is the cult favourite minimal masters that are RPR Soundsystem, who bring their intricate and intoxicating rhythms to Room 1 of Warehouse Elementenstraat on the 15th of February. This venue is another regular haunt for VBX and a historic Amsterdam space with industrial halls and large immersive rooms that come alive with the VBX production. Joining RPR will be VBX resident duo Spokenn (Ferro and Reiss) to ensure to get the VBX vibes right on track. As well as this there be a delightful Room 2 takeover from fellow Dutch promoters and label Slapfunk, who will bring their tasteful grooves courtesy of head honcho’s Ingi Visions (Samuel Deep & Julian Alexander), Benny Rodrigues and Gene On Earth.
In true VBX fashion there will of course be the infamous after parties in place for both shows…the details of those will be announced closer to the time, but as always you know the Dutch promoters will not disappoint.
A definitive and exciting start to the year from VBX, who continue to be one of Europe’s leading underground promoters.