Rush City is back, wanting to show its versatility and influences in music, traveling back in time and decided to present 4 reworkings of rare artists and unexpected musical genres such as Jazz, Experimental Rock, Italo, Afro and Funk. With this in mind, they took music from different eras and decided to turn the original tracks into a more electronic club version for today’s dance floor.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing them, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi there guys, first of all many thanks for having us. It’s a real pleasure to chat with you, we are Rush City from Ritmo Terco and we are based in Bogotá (Colombia). It’s saturday and Here Ivan (who is talking) just woke up and I’m getting ready to start my day by jogging as usual, my music brother Jonahlo was playing last night in a club called Video Club so He must be sleeping now or hanging out.
Well me and jonahlo met a few years ago cuz i have another label called Nómada Records which is more focused in Deep House Music with a strong influence in genres such as Disco, Jazz and Hip Hop. He was interested in releasing his music with us so I heard his demos and I felt connected with his music instantly, since there we became good friends and started hanging out and realized that we had a similar taste in music.
Two years ago since then we decided to start making music together as Rush City and during all this time we always had the idea of creating a label dedicated to pay tribute to the roots of electronic music so this year we started our new label called Ritmo Terco.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
Our latest work is a four track Ep called “Cosmic Vibrations” which was released in vinyl last June on Ritmo Terco. This release is definitely our best work so far and we’re very proud of it. It’s a blend of cultures between us and our dear english man “Handerk” who did an amazing job on the vocals. The Ep fuses old-school House, Techno, Tribal, Hip Hop, Reggae, Breaks and African Percussive with anologue synths and it’s an invitation to be positive, united and loved in these hard days that we’ve been passing through.
We’re about to release our 2nd Ep with Ritmo terco. This time we wanted to show our versatility and influences in music. We travel back in time and decided to present 4 reworks of rare artists and unexpected music genres such as Jazz, experimental, Rock, Italo, Afro and Funk. With this in mind we took music from different eras and decided to turned the original tracks into a more clubby electronic version for today’s dancefloor.
What artists are you interested in these days?
There are so many artists who have influenced our music but to name a few Larry Heard, Addis Posse, No Smoke, Omar S, Jhonny The Funk, Jovonn, Theo Parrish, Marcelus Pittman, Moodymann, Kyle Hall, Steven Julien, Luca Lozano, FYI Chris, Dj Gallegos, Black Devil Disco, San proper, Sault, Jimi Tenor, Soulphiction, Medlar, Dj Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Lil Louis, Nexus 21, Elbee Bad, Quincy Jones, Mike Dunn, Fast Eddie, Norm Talley, Gari Romals, Ron Trent, Chez Damier, Kc Flight, Yello and among others…
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
That’s why we love 80’s and 90’s musicians and Dj producers. These producers were so creative by combining genres such as dance, funk, jazz, hip hop, reggae, acid, electro, and african rhythms and that’s how house and its diverse subgenres were born. The groove and signature that these producers achived is priceless..
How would you define your sound?
Rush City is the gritty and raw sound of the old school with a modern vanguard touch.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
Well as I mentioned before our current project is our first Edit Series on Ritmo Terco which will be out on November 15th and it will be available on our new Ritmo terco’s bandcamp page.
In the future we have some releases in the pipeline with Ritmo Terco, we’re working on a V.A, Jonahlo’s Ep and Joint4Nine’s Ep, also we are working on a new Ep with Rush City x Handerk so stay tuned .
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