Sunday July 29, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Amsterdam, 1092AD (Map)
A drift by whisper boat, in the eastern canals of Amsterdam.
In quiet, electric-powered boats, we will drift in the industrial canals, enjoy some drinks in the sun, and see the city by water while listening. This one’s a special edition, as it also marks the release of my tape label’s first ambient release, Distelweg/Pulsing Fields.
To cover the costs of the boat rental, we’re asking for €10 per seat, and we expect the drift to last about two hours in total.
Hey Drifters! Sorry things have been so silent — the boat Drift I’ve been planning for this Sunday, July 1 has hit some snags, and it’s caused me to readjust the plans for the last couple drifts of the season.
The new boat Drift is rescheduled for Sunday, July 29 at 2pm, taking off from Mauritskade 65, in Amsterdam near the Artis Zoo. To cover the cost of the boat rentals, I’m asking for a €10 donation for attendees. I will create a new event just for this Drift in next couple days, as soon as the boat rentals are confirmed.
This Drift will be a special one for me because the music mix this time will be my first ambient cassette release! (Bandcamp links coming soon.)
Hope you all are enjoying the Summer! ✌🏼
Free RSVP — Facebook event page
On Sunday, June 3 at 15:00, Drift Club Amsterdam takes the second in a series of trips to Rotterdam. This time, we’ll explore the urban village of Oud-Charlois, across the Maas, in Rotteram Zuid. We will meet in front of the Robin Hood 2nd Hand Store at Boergoensestraat 17 19, 3082 KA Rotterdam.
Drift 009 coincides with Charlois Special, a 10-day neighborhood festival, where the doors of the many neighborhood artists and musicians are open to the public.
Mark yourself as ‘going’ on the Facebook event page (or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org), and feel free to share the invite with anyone who’d like to join us!
On Sunday, May 6 at 15:00, Drift Club Amsterdam takes a trip to Rotterdam. We will explore certain features of Oude Noorden Rotteram and the adjacent Hofpleinlijnviaduct. The address we will meet at is Delftseplein 37, 3013 AA Rotterdam.
Check Google for specific train information, but it looks like there are several options in the 13:30–14:20 time frame that will get you there from Amsterdam Centraal. If you end up taking an Intercity Direct, you get a 40% discount on the supplement ticket during off-peak hours.
Here’s the mix created for DRIFT 008. You can stream it here, or download it below.
Download DRIFT 008 mix mp3 (149MB)
Also consider making a full day of it and seeing more of Rotterdam! There’s so much to see that’s sometimes not immediately visible. If you go early, consider checking out Museum Bojimans — it’s brilliant.
As always, please mark ‘going’ on the Facebook RSVP so we know how many are coming. Afterward, all are invited to stick around for post-DRIFT drinks and borrel.
RSVP Free — Sunday, May 6, 15:00
Sidenote: I’m actively looking for a different event RSVP system, mainly to disentangle myself from Facebook a bit more. I’m not necessarily opposed to Facebook in everything, but since creating a dedicated page for Drift Club Amsterdam, I’ve been overwhelmed with notifications, ads, and software UI debris to the point where it makes me want to ditch Facebook for event management altogether. Do any of you use an event management app or service that you actually like using? Let me know.
The weather is looking great for our first Drift of the season. This Sunday, April 8 at 15:00 we meet at the entrance of Beth Haim in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The address is Kerkstraat 10, 1191 JB Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
It’s the perfect opportunity for a nice bike ride down the Amstel, however if you’d rather take public transport, you can take the 54 metro to Bijlmer Station and then it’s a 15 minute walk, according to Google.
Here’s the mix I’ve created for DRIFT 007:
Download DRIFT 007 (84MB)
Or you can stream it via MixCloud.
Here’s some more info and context on the Beth Haim Cemetary. Looks amazing!
As always, RSVP free here. Afterward, we’ll go for beers and food!