First edition of MTV presents REC. brings eclectic line-up to Rotterdam

Santigold, SBTRKT (DJset), Skepta, Rhye
Mount Kimbie, Stormzy, Mayer Hawthorne
and many more

4/5 November Central District Rotterdam
Early bird weekend tickets €60.
Early Bird single day tickets €35 on

Santigold, SBTRKT (DJset), Skepta, Rhye, Mount Kimbie, Stormzy and Mayer Hawthorne are coming to Rotterdam for a fresh new festival: MTV presents REC. On November 4th and 5th , in Rotterdam Central District – right next to the city’s central station – 6 clubs and their parking lot transform in to a multi-room festival site. With an eclectic mix of upcoming and contemporary sounds, REC. presents a diverse program of global sounds, fresh hip-hop, soul and many more. REC. is part of the MTV Music Week 2016, organized around the MTV Awards on Sunday November 6th.

Global sounds and fresh tunes

The first edition of MTV presents REC. features a line-up that is unheard for an indoor festival in the Netherlands. REC. flows effortless through music styles that are happening right now, such as the global sound with Omar Souleyman, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Ata Kak, King Shiloh Soundsystem, G&B’s aka Frankie Rey and Nidia Minaj.

Young and talented hip-hop artists who are claiming the spotlight are collected during REC. Watch out for Chicago’s front line rappers Mick Jenkins, Joey Purp and Noname. Noname saw her mixtape receive an 8 in a Pitchfork review. Also on REC’s stage: How To Pimp a Butterfly architect Terrace Martin, AltJ’s drummer Thom Sonny Green’s solo project, in which he dives into the world of indie hip-hop, Aristophanes and Carlos Niño.

Another one of the founding pillars of the REC’s programming is soul, lots and lots of soul with Rhye, Cody ChesnuTT, Mayor Hawthorne and KING. Local and international party collectives, labels and creatives like Rush Hour, Soulection, Red Light Radio and others keep then party going at night. The DJ line-up ranges from SBTRKT to Fatima Al Qadiri, Sassy J, Iamnobodi, Antal, Randomer, Henrik Schwarz, Jameszoo, DJ Yoda and Palms Trax, to name a few.

MTV presents REC. is a whirlwind of an event, spread out over at least six venues and two days. With disco, soul, grime, hip-hop, techno, indie and future R&B on its bill, REC. caters to the contemporary music lover with a broad taste. With a DJ and live line-up between noon and 7am, two days in a row, REC. transforms Rotterdam into Soul City Number 1 of the Netherlands.

Central District Rotterdam
The city of Rotterdam is more than just the backdrop for this festival. Central District is located around a parking lot on the Schiestraat. The surrounding venues Annabel, Transport, Bar, Biergarten and HipHopHuis form Central District: a multi-room yet intimate festival hub. Cultuurpodium Perron reopens especially for REC. after it closed down last year.

REC. is presented in association with MTV, Révolt, Poppodium Annabel, 3VOOR12 and FunX.

MTV presents REC.
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November | Noon – 7am
Central District Rotterdam
Presale through
Weekend tickets: from €60 euro ex fee
Single day tickets: from €35 euro ex fee

Santigold, SBTRKT (DJset), Skepta, Rhye, Mount Kimbie, Stormzy, Mayer Hawthorne
Cody ChesnuTT, Omar Souleyman, KING, Ata Kak, Mick Jenkins, FKJ, Fatima Al Qadiri, Terrace Martin & The Polly Seeds, Henrik Schwarz, Noname, Palms Trax, DJ Yoda – Stranger Things set, Thom Sonny Green, Sevdaliza, Cakes Da Killa, Niki & The Dove, Marcus Worgull, Carlos Niño, Jameszoo, Pink Oculus, G&B aka Frankie Reyes, Joey Purp, DJ Fitz, Aristophanes, Nídia Minaj, Esther Von Haze, Klyne, Tears & Marble, Nanah Dae, Ginton
Soulection: Iamnobodi, Sivey, Hannah Faith,
Rush Hour: Antal, GE-OLOGY, Skymark
Red Light Radio: Palmbomen II (live), Woody, Bossoyo, Phuong Dan, Parrish Smith
360 Degrees: Awesome Tapes From Africa, Sassy J, DJ Thelonious, Afrobot, Rubber Legs Movement, Poiesz, Peter Groovin
King Shiloh: Jah Tubbys feat Macky Banton & Gregory Fabulous, King Shiloh Sound System feat Lyrical Benjie, Masego Soundsystem
Clone Records: Randomer, Zadig, Serge, Objekt, Barbara Ford, Paul du Lac
Discoflamingo: Bea 1991, Prins Escort, Moody Mehran
Yardbird: Sir OJ (live), Chezz, Yardbird Soundsystem
Sjansie Dansie: Vanityball, Roop, Ray Escobar, Fredouan (zouk dj set)
Venour: Tim Beumers, Rockid, Bluntspeakers, Jurgen B, Azizzi, Pirkeyz