Good news! In september 2023 we will start our second season of The Hideaway at the Mata Lounge in the Hard Rock Hotel in the center of Amsterdam. At the Hideaway we present the best in Sweet Soul, Ballads & B-sides, spun by resident DJ's Hans Diepstraten, Harry van Vliet, Mark Fisher and Taco Fett. Every night will also feaure (international) guest DJ's.
The dates for the new season are:
Friday September 29
Friday November 24
Friday December 22 (the Christmas edition)
Friday February 23 2024
Friday April 26
Friday June 28
We start as always at 8 PM sharp and continue at least to 00:30. Entrance is free and there will be a fully stocked bar.
If you would like to be part of the line up, drop us an email, especially if your boxes are filled with top drawer and exclusive sounds of the sweet variety. Of course there will be ample security to guard your vinyl treasures!
From August 16 to August 24 we are going on a long awaited music trip to California. We are going to the Catch you on the rebound concerts in Stockton (August 18) and Fresno (August 19). This gig is a perfect mix of the old and the new.
This means that the regular show on August 17 will be a prerecorded one. We will be back live on August 24.
This Thursday June 15 we celebrate our 30th anniversary with reminiscing, special guests and lots of great music! Below is the cassette tape of OUR VERY FIRST SHOW on June 13 1993
This spring we will have three more editions of the Hideaway nights at the Amsterdam Hard Rock Hotel aka American Hotel in the centre of Amsterdam;
March 17: special guest Russell Gilbert
April 21: special guest Bart Fader
May 19: special guest Timmy Leonard
On Friday September 16 we will stage a soul night with a difference at the Hard Rock Hotel on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam.
Most Soul Nights held in bars and clubs focus on the dance floor and play uptempo music. However, there is another tradition of club events where the music is slow, sweet, moody and deep. The Amsterdam soul DJ collective Mokum Soul present a new monthly night @ the Mata Hideaway in the Hard Rock Hotel on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam focusing on the heart rather than the dancefloor.
Mokum Soul are Taco Fett of Amsterdams premier record shop Waxwell, Hans Diepstraten & Harry van Vliet from longstanding radio show Fingerpoppin’ Soul, and Mark Fisher expat resident of Amsterdam and upfront soul collector. Together the four of them will present an evening of Sweet Soul, Ballads and B-sides in an intimate and stylish environment.
In line with similar nights from Los Angeles to London you will hear sweet soul, group harmony and deep ballads selected by the Mokum Soul crew and top international guest DJs.
Join us for Mokum Soul @ the Hideaway for a soul night with a difference, every 3rd Friday of the month from 8-12 PM, starting on Friday September 16.
Fully stocked bar and free entrance!
Our good friend DJ Moonshine will be guesting on Fingerpoppin Soul #1440 June 10 2021. He is famous for his DJ sets using only 78s but this time he will be bringing a selection of 45s for our enjoyment.
Thankfully, mercifully, we are finally back live in the studio starting May 27! Long may it continue, because live radio is what we want!
Fingerpoppin Soul wants to give a Shout Out to all the Health Care workers who give their Heart and Soul to all their patients. The Pandemic will be on the wane soon and we are looking forward to lots of beautiful Live music experiences!
One of the best new albums of 2019 for us was "The Tales people tell" by Kelly Finnigan. Kelly is the son of well known Hammond B3 organist Mike Finnigan who for instance played keyboards on "Electric Ladyland" by Jimi Hendrix but also can be heard on albums by Etta James and Peter Frampton . Kelly has been active in West Coast groups like The Monophonics, Destruments and Night People and has now gone solo but is joined on stage by his new band which hopefully includes his wonderful backing singers and horn section !
Paradiso, Upstairs,sunday feb 23 , 2020 , Gig starts early: 20:00! See you all there !
We kick off 2020 with a hattrick of inspiring guest DJ's :
on Feb 13 we have Utrecht's finest Mr Tom de Jong, he always comes up with interesting records, he's still diggin in the crates and one of our most invited guest Dj's.
On Feb 27 we welcome Taco from Waxwell Records Amsterdam. Taco is very broadminded in his musical taste but especially for us he's gonna spin of mix of various Lowrider/Group Vocal Harmonies etc maybe he's gonna play something Funky from his early beginnings as part of the Struttin DJ collective. Taco also has his own radio show on Red Light Radio called Heavy Heavy Radio show (also on Mixcloud!).
Finally on March 5 we welcome for the first time DJ Guzz from Haarlem. If ever there was a DJ who can keep the dancefloor non stop busy & sweaty it's the man with the Funky Hat Guzz . We became aware of him during his long residency at the now sadly defunkt West Pacific nights in Amsterdam. Expect a guestspot that includes Latin Soul, New Orleans Funk and Old school R&B !
We're looking forward to hearing these guys !!!
Hans & Harry