Highlighting Dutch Classic Albums: UDS-Mental Floss for the Globe

11 March 2024

Join us on the Saturday of the Haarlem Vinyl Festival to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary Urban Dance Squad debut album with frontman Rudeboy.

Following up on our recent announcement of Karlyn King's presence to elaborate on the enduring format of vinyl, gendering, and fan engagement, we continue to spread the good news. We have secured arguably one of the Netherlands' most influential singer/rappers to talk about a Dutch Classic Album.

Patrick Tilon, better known as Rudeboy Remington, is a musician best known as the vocalist of the rap rock band Urban Dance Squad. He also provided vocals for the first two albums of Dutch electronic musician Junkie XL, also known as multi-instrumentalist and composer Tom Holkenborg.

In 1989, the Dutch rap/rock band Urban Dance Squad released the groundbreaking album Mental Floss for the Globe, which earned the band an Edison Award and international recognition for combining rock with rap and turntables in a new way, inspiring bands such as Rage Against the Machine.

On the Saturday of the Haarlem Vinyl Festival, we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of this Dutch classic album with frontman Rudeboy, featuring a mix of listening and discussion. We'll delve into all aspects of the legendary debut album, whether it's the single 'Deeper Shade of Soul' or the logo design by artist Peter te Bos (Claw Boys Claw), who later went on to design the Lowlands branding amongst many other things. Make sure you give the album another listen and get your questions ready; this is a session you don't want to miss."

Dutch Classic Albums: Urban Dance Squad - Mental Floss for the Globe
With special guest Rudeboy Remington
Date: September 28
Time: TBA
Venue: PHIL
Tickets: this session is accessible for Weekend Pass, Vinyl Culture and day ticket holders, available here at a highly competitive Early Bird rate. 

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