Hutspot Music x Tim Hoeben
In Hutspot Music, we ask talented creatives to put together a music playlist containing their all-time favorite songs. For our March edition, we joined Amsterdam-based label manager and DJ Tim Hoeben to talk about music, industry and most importantly: parties! Get to know Tim a little better by reading our interview and listen to his Spotify playlist.
Hi Tim, what do you do in your daily life?
During the week I work for Apenkooi Events. We work on all sorts of festival and club concepts including DGTL, STRAF_WERK, Pleinvrees, Buiten Westen and many more. I am in charge of all the artist handling, so I will arrange transport, accommodation and what they need on stage.
Next to this, I also run our newly found label: DGTL Records. I work with a team of talented people and get to select new music releases. I make sure that all tracks are in at the right time and send them onwards to be pressed on vinyl and to be released digitally.
Last, but certainly not least, I deejay every once in a while. It evolved from being a hobby to a job, but now I think we’re back at hobby again (haha!).
How important is music to you?
I would say very important, considering it being a big part of my work and what I do in the weekends! But I’ll be honest, it’s also nice to focus on something completely different once in a while.
What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets?
I always try to make a selection of tracks and records when preparing for a gig. I usually think about what would fit the general atmosphere or vibe at a party. However, I mostly decide what I’ll play on the spot. Listening to what the room or crowd would like to (or sometimes needs to) hear at that moment is really important. I do sometimes just play what I feel like hearing!
We asked you to put together a playlist for us. What was the first song that came to mind and why?
I have been listening to the new Tornado Wallace album for a while now. The first track on the album taps well into the atmosphere of spring in Amsterdam, so I thought it was fitting to start the playlist with that.
Is it difficult to combine your office job with your DJ gigs?
Very much, yes. I think I can safely say that working as an event manager didn’t really do much good for my DJ career. However, it has brought me lots of other good things, so I’m not sad about it. If you really want to make it as a DJ you have to make an effort and it is hard to find the time when you’re working four days a week. I always try to put in as much time as I can though. There will always be new chances and opportunities.
What was the last piece of music you bought?
A re-release of a record by Michael Boothman on Invisible City Editions, called Touch. One of many great records being reissued or rereleased at the moment. I also bought part one of an amazing compilation album by Young Marco, full with Italian dream house records. Really, really cool!
Music is often about memories. Can you pick one song from the playlist and tell a memory about it?
One of my favorite deejays played my favorite track by Voilaaa twice during a night in one of my favourite clubs.
Best love song of all time?
Thinking of You, by Sister Sledge.
What are you working on right now? And where can we find your work?
Most of my time I put into DGTL Records. The first DGTL Records release is by KiNK on April 7th, so that’s really exciting for me. After that we have three more in 2017 and I’m really proud to be releasing these as well.
As for deejaying, I did a really fun set with my friend David Cornelissen a few weeks back. It is on my Soundcloud if you want to have a listen!
What inspires you?
Seeing people that are doing what they love and doing it really well!
Won Hundred, Native Youth and Samsøe & Samsøe
Spring is not near, it’s here!
At Hutspot, we are already looking forward to days filled with sun and blue skies. We are sure you do too, that’s why we have selected some items from Won Hundred, Native Youth and Samsøe & Samsøe to get your closet spring and summer ready.
Photo no. 01 | Selected femme tee | €19,95 | available at all our stores
Photo no. 01 | Won Hundred Denim | €145,00 | available at all our stores
Photo no. 02 | Native Youth top | €56,00 | Available at Hutspot Rozengracht, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht
Photo no. 02 | Native Youth shorts | €56,00 | Available at Hutspot Amsterdam (Rozengracht), Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht
Photo no. 03 | Samsøe & Samsøe bomber jacket | €179,00 | Available at Hutspot Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam
Photo no. 04 | Won Hundred knit | €135,00 | Available at all our stores
Photo no. 05 | Won Hundred denim dress | €265,00 | Available at Hutspot Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam
Photo no. 06 | Won Hundred shirt | €135,00 | Available at Hutspot Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam
Illustrations at Hutspot Rotterdam by…
We are very proud to sell a unique selection of illustrations at our Hutspot Rotterdam store, all created by different local creatives. To put them in the spotlight, we’ve asked five Rotterdam based illustrators to drop by and show you how they work. You will be able to meet the illustrators in person and ask them to make you a tailor made illustration, exactly how you like it. So come and visit us in the coming weeks on Saturdays and let that art be made!
Xaviera Altena | CANCELED
This Saturday (25th of March) Xaviera is kicking off the ‘Illustrations at Hutspot Rotterdam by…’ series. The work of Xaviera is known for its typical lines, shapes and bold colors. Most of her work is influenced by both modern and 90’s pop culture and has strong references to for example feminism and internet culture.
Mary and the Locks
Mary and the Locks, or Marianne, is not only an illustrator and designer. She also cuts & pastes, animates, sews, builds, crafts and writes. Basically: she creates. It can turn into anything from a screen-printed poster of the Rotterdam skyline, to an illustration for commercial branding, to a huge film prop sculpture. On april 1st, Marianne will draw your favourite buildings.
Our third Rotterdam based illustrator and graphic designer is Ervin Poot. Ervin is currently studying illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He creates both digital and analog illustrations that always have some kind of oddness to it. Ervin is still exploring within different kind of styles, so expect great diversity! He will be in store on the 8th of April.
Marrit van Nattem
Marrit van Nattem, graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy in 2014, will be drawing in our store on the 15th of April. Besides still illustrations, she lets her work move by animating them and translating them into 3D objects. She can work very precisely with delicate lines by using thin fine liners. On the other hand, she likes to experiment with the process of using gouache. She is fascinated by color combinations, interiors and compositions. The daily routines of people play a major role in her art.
Last but certainly not least, illustrator Ferdy Remijn will be our guest on the 22nd of April. His work contains wild animals and strange elements from nature. The artworks are studies of patterns in the coat and the search for balance and simplicity. The realistic hair for hair drawing brings him close to his subject and enables him to almost crawl under the skin of the animal he is portraying.
First impression of Hutspot Eindhoven
Last weekend, Hutspot Eindhoven finally opened its doors. Expect 700m2 filled with pioneering brands and local design. Inspired by the city’s constant supply of innovative designers and artists, the store hosts ‘the Design Shop’ which offers local creatives such as Angela Willemsen, Puck Dieben and many others the chance to showcase and sell their work. Next to inspiring products, you can enjoy a healthy breakfast or snack at ‘the Øatmeal bar’ which will open very soon. Please enjoy the first photos of our new store.
Come visit us at:
Nieuwe Emmasingel 44-46
5611 AM Eindhoven
Hutspot Tips | March
Each month, we share our favorite places to go, things to eat, things to see and experiences you must enjoy. We will also share with you awesome and innovating new companies, artists and entrepeneurs to keep an eye on. These are our five Hutspot Tips for March.
COLORS is a European online music magazine focussing on signature live shows, high-end visuals and music created with passion. COLORS was founded to give artists the chance to present themselves and their work through a contemporary platform.
You can check out the video’s (that are really aesthetically pleasing) on their Facebook or website.
The Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2017
For all coffee addicts, this is a must visit! The festival was already a huge hit last year, but is expected to top their success with over 15.000 visitors this year. Expect latte-art throw downs, the Dutch Aeropress Championship finale and a chance to try a collection of the best tasting beans. For coffee connoisseurs, but also for people who just really enjoy coffee.
The event will be held from the 10th till the 12th of March at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
Abstract: The Art of Design
This all new Netflix series will let you discover how world’s most groundbreaking designers approach the process of creation. The series gives us a refreshing insight into how design influences every aspect of our lives.
Every episode is like a mini documentary. The first episode is about illustrator Christoph Niemann who plays with abstraction and interactivity. One of our favorites!
How do you bring all the different flavors, colors and scents that Asia has to offer together? The answer is Noo.Me: a new ‘fast-casual’ restaurant located in Rotterdam where noodles and mie are the main specialty.
Noo.Me is completely run by a group of pensioners that have a passion for cooking. You can come and visit the restaurant for an affordable lunch or dinner. Noo.Me stands for the interaction between the noodle and the guests (me). And of course: ‘Me’ is also pronounced the same as ‘mie’!
CATCH at TivoliVredenburg Utrecht
We are very much looking forward to the third edition of CATCH! This electronic music festival is an indoor version of the popular Amsterdam festival PITCH and will be held at TivoliVredenburg. Expect a refreshing mix of live-acts and dj’s.
The line-up includes names such as Mount Kimbie, Sampha, Antal, Woody, Oceanic, Yung Internet and Dollkraut. Get tickets here.
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Hutspot food at our Lunchroom
Ever been to our lunchroom at the van Woustraat store? If you haven’t come check it out! There’s a lot to try; from cakes, to salads, and a lot more. All meals and pastries are made in our own kitchen by the wonderful cook, Robin! Check out the complete menu here.
Hutspot SS17 Editorial
Our stores are slowly but surely getting filled with the lovely ss17 collections. That’s why we decided to create a Hutspot editorial to show you what to expect this season. We shot the images at the beautiful Het Gymlokaal in Amsterdam West. We hope you like it!
Models: Daan van Citters & Andrea Alvarez
Styling: Vivian van Miert
Brands included in the serie: Samsoe Samsoe, Won Hundred, Side Party, Selected Femme/Homme, Elka, Felt Atelier, W.A.C., Ontour and Revolution!
Hutspot Music x Roos van Rij
For our second Hutspot Music we’ve asked Amsterdam based creative director and photographer Roos van Rij to put together her favorite songs! Roos is mostly known for her work at the successful brand The lovers and Drifters Club, but is also a busy bee working on other exciting projects as a freelance photographer. Get to know this creative volcano better in the interview below and most importantly by listening to her playlist which you can find at the end of this post.
How important is music to you?
Music is almost as important to me as my passion for photography. I listen to music all day long. I love dreaming and fantasizing and what better way to do this than with music. Also, my mother is an extremely musical woman. She studied at the Conversatorium, and raised me with music all day. She would play the piano every night, while we would lay in our beds listening to her singing and playing. She taught me a lot about music. From jazz, to classical musical, to hiphop/r&b, soul and dance.
We asked you to put together a playlist for us, what was the first song that came into mind and why?
The first song that popped in my mind was ONRA – LOVE TIP (feat. Mc Melodee). Because it translates my mood at this point!
How do you combine music and photography?
I combine music a lot with photography. For example if I need to create a new concept for The Lovers & Drifters Club, I put on tunes that give me certain emotions. I like to create content with music.
Music is often about memories. Can you name one song and tell a memory about it?
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s one of the songs my mom used to put on when I was little. I really grew up with the music of Queen, and I still think it’s legendary!
Most beautiful piece of music of all time?
Mozart – Lacrimosa.
What are you working on right now? And where can we find your work?
I’m always working! Currently we are brainstorming and planning our next trip to New York, and Los Angeles for the brand The Lovers & Drifters Club. SS17 is coming and it’s going to be amazing. Also, I have an art-project coming up for Lois Jeans, and first exhibition 23 feb – SAVE THE DATE!
What inspires you?
EVERYTHING <3 LIFE inspires me!
Eindhoven highlighted by Cleo Goossens
Since we will be opening a store in Eindhoven in the first week of March, we asked Eindhoven based Creative Director and Photographer Cleo Goossens to share her vision on the city with us.. We have been following Cleo for a while now and are truly in love with her work.
Besides being a fulltime photographer, Cleo and her boyfriend also own a webshop together, called Sun of Wolves.
This is my dog, Wolf. This is a photo I took of him near the Blob at the 18 September square.
One of my favorite places in Eindhoven is the CD teek. A record store at ‘de Kleine Berg’. I really love coming here, they have a big selection of new and secondhand vinyl.
Ketelhuis is a restaurant. A very nice place where I come quite often.
Here you see the PSV stadium. Because of my boyfriend I started liking soccer. I really love going to a PSV soccer game! I think it’s truly special that the stadium is in the middle of the city. You really share that “Eindhoven feeling” with everyone, a feeling that every true citizen of Eindhoven knows!
One of my favorite lunch spots in Eindhoven, where they have fresh made soup every day. I highly recommend this place!
Make sure to check out Cleo’s work at www.cleogoossens.nl or her web shop www.sunofwolves.com
Hutspot Tips | February
Moonlight is a new movie about a young boy called Chiron. He grows up in the ghetto of Miami, and his mother is addicted to drugs. Moonlight makes a jump in time and shows how Chiron has learned as a teenager how to hide his homosexuality for others. In the slums of Miami there is no space for someone like him.
Moonlight has just been released but is already a great success. It has gotten 7 Oscar nominations. Moonlight is available in all cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
Meet the coolest app in the App Store, ResQ club. ResQ sells you meals or drinks from great restaurants, that otherwise would be thrown away. Because every day over 10% of prepared restaurant food is thrown away, even though it’s still in good condition. ResQ prevents this food from turning into waste by making it effortless to sell it as discounted take away meals.
More and more restaurants are participating with ResQ. want to sign up? take a look here.
OBJECT Rotterdam Fair
OBJECT is a platform for well-known and and upcoming designers. All disciplines of design will be shown here. OBJECT is the place where design, crafts, fashion, architecture and art minded-people come and it is a must see for collectors, professionals and designers.
The Object Rotterdam fair will be held at ss Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland America Line. The fair is in the weekend of Friday 10, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February.
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam Love Tour
In the weekend before Valentine’s Day, go to the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam! They organize a special “love tour”, where you’ll see very famous love plants. Enjoy together a tour full of romance, love and much more.
On the 13th of February this Valentine’s Tour costs €3,50 and on the 14th the tour is Free!
Nacht voor de Nacht
One ticket, to visit all the parties that Amsterdam has to offer. Yes, it is possible on the 25th of February when “Nacht voor de Nacht” (Night for the Night) takes place. You can buy a passepartout which gives you access to more than 20 nightclubs. From De School, Disco Dolly, Claire and a lot more.
Prior to Nacht voor de Nacht the Open Door Club is organized: people that live in the surrounding areas of nightclubs can take a look to the participating clubs and meet with the people that work in the club, to stimulate mutual understanding. In addition, a free program of debates and art is also available at de Balie. There will be various people speaking about diversity. For only €15 you can buy your tickets here.
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