The return of summer! A time to enjoy the sun, Oosterpark, and a hazy, summer, experimental/new age/ambient Drift Club mix.
We’ll meet at the giant chessboard in front of the Tropenmuseum entrance and then wander around Oosterpark before spreading blankets, lying in the sun, and having a collective space out.
Remember to bring:
– a fully charged phone
– earbuds or headphones
– a small picnic blanket or something to lie on
– anything you’d like for a sunny picnic after (keep it light as you’ll be carrying it)
The mix for today’s Drift has been uploaded to Mixcloud. You can get the Mixcloud app free on the Android and iOS app stores. Here’s the link:
Alternatively, the mix is available for download via my Dropbox here, if you’d like it locally on your device: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vk1jwalh8tsbzr/drift-12.mp3?dl=0
See you soon! 🖤✌🏻😘
Today’s Drift starts at the Buiksloterweg ferry dock, behind Amsterdam Centraal Station at 15:00.
– SoundCloud streaming
– Direct download link (143MB)
– The route
We depart from CS and cross the Ij river to Overhoeksplein, now a tourist attraction, then a gallows for the city’s criminals, castaways, and unwanted.
We pass the former gallows and walk through Tolhuistuin, a park set up behind the former Shell Oil canteen, before following the Buiksloterkanaal and surveying all the new construction across the canal.
Next, we stay close to the canal as we enter the Van Der Pekt area. This residential area was built as worker housing during and after WWI, in particular housing workers from the shipyard at NDSM but also housing workers in the emerging airplane manufacturing company in Noord — Fokkers.
During the occupation during WWII, Nazis took over the Fokkers airplane factory, adjacent to where De Ceuvel is today, and appropriated it for the Nazi war effort.
In July 1943, Allied planes attempted to bomb the Fokkers airplane factory, and instead rained bombs down throughout the neighborhood we’ll be walking in.
Keep an eye out for the non-brick, white buildings in the midst of all the brick buildings near the playground. This is where the deadliest of the friendly fire bombings took place.
Next we’ll walk along the canal through Disteldorp, another socialist worker housing block built just after WWI. We’ll then walk around a former hospital that’s now a hotel, before giving way to the remnants of the neighborhood’s gentrification project — the last remaining light industrial businesses and workshops that line the street on the way to De Ceuvel.
Devon and I have been playing more music together, and we have a couple new tracks to share from what we’ve done so far. A tape release might be forthcoming.
Let’s go back to the year Twan was born, just before everyone smells like teen spirits, and we were just little kiddos.
Honing’s hottest winter act will take place in De Kroon Rotterdam this time. Forget about the twenty-tens’ bullshit politics and Max out with us.
Starting with some weirdo mood music, we will burst into Slammin’ Rap, teen pop, live performance, and dance whatever.
90s is back, drop it like it’s hot.
Secret Mainstream – 9:00 – 10:00
KIISUD – 10:00-11:00
Piyoyo – 11:00 – 12:00
[devon genser – live performance]
F | T | S – 12:00 – 1:00
Din Daa Daa – 1:00 – 2:00
Julia Mira – 2:00 – 3:00
***Free entrance, donations welcome***
Oh don’t forget your Gabber kangaroo.
Huis van Honing presents
I had another opportunity to play some recent ambient, experimental, and spoken word finds over at Red Light Radio last Tuesday. Here’s the MixCloud recording. Enjoy!