The Resistance Orchestra – “Diversity is Key”
For those on the look out for the latest results of Amsterdam’s creative spawns, the name must not be unfamiliar. For quite a while, slowly but steady, The Resistance Orchestra made his way on to the billing of a divers variety of parties and events. But for those new to the name, lets us briefly inform you with the following fairy-tale which is based on a true story.
A young vinyl loving DJ with the feel for beat matching and timing like a Swiss-clockwork started to search and collect several hard to find funk, afro-beat and disco records with the intention of sampling it’s magic for his house music projects. But as many could testify, but so little men can tell the story; the magic of the groove is just too addictive to slap them on a house beat and call it a day.
He started to dig deeper and deeper into the countless crates of dusty record stores to unearth the forgotten gems of times forgotten. He fought off treacherous dwarfs that owned the record shops, traded hard to find releases online with malicious goblins and legend tells he was saved on one occasion by elves when a pile of Austrian pan-flute records collapsed on him.
The same legend narrates that after returning home with the elves from the pan-flute-incident, he made them a delicious home-cooked meal and poured them the finest wine he could find in its humble, record filled, cabin in the sweet outskirts of Amsterdam. After this elaborate feast of fine dining the satisfied elves were curious about his mysterious quest for those hard to find records and asked him to play some to them. The young DJ complied and put on his latest find; an very particular EP with various work by Ebo Taylor, Gil-Scot Heron and Floating Points
And the elves where instantly captured by the magic from the groove and they started to dance, to drink and the young DJ kept playing. And they didn’t stop till the sun stood high up on sky.
And so became the young boy a DJ who, with a record bag full of magic, knows how to enchant a troop of wine-filled elves.
A typical Resistance Orchestra set contains nothing else but grooves and magic. Not shivering away from experimenting with Afro-beat, hip-hop, soul and maybe even your early house and techno; its the variety, energy and genuine love for the continuing groove that makes his sound unique in this modern age. In his own sparse words: “diversity is key”. We only can testify; It is, oh yes it is..