— TOP STORIES —

— INTERVIEWS —

FOMO: “We want to create a new experience within nightlife”

FOMO began in December 2019 as a Thursday night event that combines dance music with local culture and art. Founders Mats, Luuk, Merlijn, Sjoerd, and Tom realized that, since the end of the Chips parties, Rotterdam electronic music enthusiasts had nowhere to go on Thursdays.

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— TOP TRACKS —

Top Synth-pop tracks: doo-bop

We sat down with Bob Leistra to discuss his favorite Synth-pop records. From the Japanese Jazz-funk track Marilyn by Ryo Kawasaki to the late hours dance track Tristana (Wolf Remix) by French artist Mylène Farmer. We hope you enjoy his selection.

Top Italo disco tracks: Adrian Marth

Today we sat down with Adrian Marth once again to discuss his favourite Italo disco tracks. From Garrasco’s 1986 track ‘Love Sex For Sale’ to ‘Love on the Rocks’ from the band Lama.

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Top Deep Techno tracks: Invalid Request

From Italian producers Dino Sabatini and Luigi Tozzi to a remix by one of Colombia’s biggest exports, Aleja Sanchez, through local Dutch artists such as Keith Carnal. Last month we talked to Invalid Request about his top Deep Techno records.

Top Italo disco tracks: Domstad Italo Squad

From legendary American producer Patrick Cowley to modern Dutch artists such as The Hasbeens through Italian duo Nico Band. Last month we talked to Koen, Nils, and Jesse from Utrecht’s Domstad Italo Squad about their favorite Italo disco records.

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— ARTIST OF THE MONTH —

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— ARTICLES —

IO: “I was blown away by how diverse Gymnasty’s EP was”

After months of work, Astronomers Anonymous’ first E.P. “Yugoslavian Space Program” produced by Gymnasty is ready to be released. “Instead of speaking about the Balkans as it is, nationalism, corruption, separatism, I am offering an opposite reality where none of those problems exists”, Gymnasty, now living in The Hague but originally from Bosnia–Herzegovina, explained.

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— ARTISTS —

IO

IO, known as Iona Fulton, is a British artist and DJ who after growing up near Leicester moved around the world before settling in Rotterdam. Her artist practice is centred around music, clubbing and their importance to individual and collective health.

Gymnasty

Gymnasty (Haris Belgic) is a fresh name in the merging scene of The Hague. He’s known for playing fast but funky rhythms. Haris explores the connection between slapping rhythms and an improvisational approach.

Funkyard Soundsystem

Funkyard Soundsystem has been at the heart of the Amsterdam music scene for almost ten years organizing heart felt soirees, bringing together the most preeminent artists of the genres in an ever evolving and growing scene of good music and wondrous musical aspirations.

Bobby Boycott

Born and raised with hardcore punk always playing in the background, Bobby Boycott now approaches DJ’ing from that same perspective. Expect heavy but highly danceable electronics with a hint of punk.

doo-bop

doo-bop is the co-founder of the Low G Court and Club Bizarre parties and is also resident at Operator Radio. You could describe his sets as an adventure in sounds from the past that are way ahead of their time and deserve a place on our dance floors now.

DJ Nofo

DJ Nofo is a vinyl nerd who brings you electro, breakbeat, and techno as well as other bangers and soothing ambient moments. He is Utrecht based but was born in the dreamy hills of Switzerland where he discovered electronic music.

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— SETS —

The Last Friday Sets

On the 7th of March 2022 we hosted our closing event, The Last Friday. Mowgli, BöRK, Yopo, Marie, OG Karin, and Sjoerd off the Mountain were in charge of playing the last tracks. Expect 6-hours of music in all directions, from Italo to Techno through Breaks. 

Marie – Operator Radio

For our latest show at Operator Radio we have invited Marie, our Artist of the Month for January. Expect an hour of House, Techno, and Breaks

Friday TV – The Low G Court DJ Set

Since June 2021 we have teamed up with local initiatives CultureHub and FOCUS to host listening sessions. For November’s edition we invited The Low G Court.

Marie – Maxi Radio

Starting off deep and breaky with beautiful releases by Ike, Arkajo and OK EG, this set builds up to a clubby vibe through amazing tracks by Ménage, Eversines, B’Zircon, and Ambien Baby.

Friday TV – Imhotel DJ Set

“From ambient to noise and from Avant-Garde folk to shoegaze. I hope the listener enjoys this set as much as I did playing it.” – Imhotel

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— EVENTS —

Every day is Friday presents The Last Friday

On the 7th of March we will be hosting our last event, which will be streamed live on Operator’s website. From then onwards, the Every day is Friday platform will not be updated with any new content.

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Journey to Lo Ville

We are thrilled to be working with Lo Fidelity on their next big event: Journey to Lo Ville, an 8-hour boat party down the Maas river.

FOCUS Listening Sessions

Every month, local DJ talent is selected to showcase their extraordinary taste and skills on the decks. 

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— LISTEN —

Funkyard’s Boombap Shenanigans – Radio Punctum

“Straight from the gritty vaults of the golden era of Hip Hop comes a fire-fueled hour of underground favourites by the Funkyard collective. A selection for anyone even remotely interested in the basic musical foundations of Hip Hop.” – Funkyard Soundsystem

Arrocha – FOCUS Listening Sessions

“For this session I tried to composed a story. The result is this eclectic mix filled with ambient, field recordings, and melodic breaks.” – Arrocha

Marie – Radio Punctum

“Imagine a train ride with a beautiful sunrise, half asleep, half awake, drifting off, waking up. A melodic, dreamy, flowy selection of personal favourites.” – Marie

Marie – Life After the Warm Up

Royal Surf Club organized a two-day stream at The Grey Space in the Middle with DJ sets, talk shows, and performative acts. We were asked to host 2-hours of the event.

REC. 10 – Toewan

For our tenth recording we have invited our friend and FOCUS Sessions founder, Toine van Mourik. Expect an hour of Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop and Electronics.

REC. 09 – Lebollet

A small music selection with low rhythms from 90 to 97 BPM, either to end the day or to warm up the day.

Bella Hall – Radio Punctum

With this mix, Bella demonstrates just how versatile she can be, offering a sombre, nearly melancholic set, perfect for these cold winter days.

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— PHOTOS —

Rotterdam Party People: The Last Friday

On the 7th of March 2022 we hosted our closing event, The Last Friday. Our fellow friend and photographer TinTin Hadder came by Time is the New Space to capture this last Every day is Friday evening.

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— ARCHIVE —

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Every day is Friday is a platform for music, filmmaking, nightlife, and art started by Carlos Eperon.

We have hosted many cultural events with unique concepts and locations in the Netherlands, such as a 12-hour party on an old cargo ship, an 80s Miami club recreation, and a monthly film club screening projects from aspiring directors from around the world.

We also document DJ sets and concerts on our channel Friday TV as well as interviews and short reports with many artists. On the website, written content is also published regularly as well as an archive with all the creators we have worked with.

Our main goal is to promote upcoming talent in the creative scene worldwide.

contact@everydayisfriday.blog

— AMBIENT —

Friday TV – Winterdagen DJ Set

“For my Every day is Friday x FOCUS session, I’ve chosen to play some of my favourite ambient, (neo-)classical and experimental records.” – Winterdagen

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Pim and Proper – Radio Punctum

Pim will take you on a trip through some of the genres he likes to play: from slow to fast, from dark to euphoric, sometimes weird, sometimes not.

— DISCO —

BöRK – Maxi Radio

Groovy electronic baselines will be mashed up with old school vibing techno beats.

— DOWNTEMPO —

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REC. 08 – Ninalash!

For REC. 08 we have invited Ninalash. Expect 2-hours of Post-punk, Downtempo and Acid house.

Nelly Dragon B2B Yopo – Maxi Radio

Expect two hours of experimentation within the spectrum of both styles mixed together. From ambient to hypnotic tracks through downtempo and higher tempos.

Pierrot – FOCUS Listening Sessions

“I’ve chosen some of my favourites listening records and completed the selection with some more recent discoveries, each one representing a glimpse of the genres I usually dive in to.” – Pierrot

— ELECTRO —

REC. 06 – Archipel Soundsystem

The infamous Nijmegen collective Archipel Soundsystem is taking over our sixth recording. Expect an hour of House, Electro, and Tribal.

— EXPERIMENTAL —

BöRK – Radio Punctum

Our next ‘Artist of the Month’ show at Prague’s Radio Punctum. This time we have invited BöRK.

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YOPO – Stranded FM

YOPO’s vinyl only set at Utrecht’s Stranded FM. Expect an hour of Ambient, Experimental, Dubbed out House, and Breaks.

— HOUSE —

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REC. 07 – Fillide

Known for pushing back the limits between genres, Fillide began mixing in Ibiza in 2014 after many years of a genuine passion for discovering and sharing music. Ever since, Fillide has explored other cities like Paris, Lyon and Zagreb.

— ITALO DISCO —

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Mowgli – Operator Radio

For our third show at Operator Radio we have invited Mowgli, our Artist of the Month for February. Expect one hour of Italo disco, Wave, and Boogie.

— TECHNO —

Friday TV – Börk DJ SET #2

Here is Berk Duygun again. We already filmed him back in August when we hosted our first party. But today’s track selection is all about RAVES.

Friday TV – Miri Floores DJ SET

Originally from Rio De Janeiro, Miri moved to the Netherlands, where she continues to pursue her creative vision – creating music that combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats.