Wow… we are still enjoying the afterglow of last Sunday, on which our festival took place at Paard in The Hague. We would really like to thank all the musicians: The Visual, Illnoledge, Donna Blue and TOUSCH – the DJs, those who attended, Orisun Studio and Reconsider Studio, and the whole team at Paard. After having to postpone this event twice due to the pandemic, it was truly magical to celebrate music and community again, after such a tough year, together with so many familiar friendly faces. Our hearts are full!
Here are some pictures taken by Aaron Mitchell, Lilly Jackson and Nora Cammann!
Our offering to you… dear friends, music and art lovers: Mink Records Festival on 26 September 2021 a Covid-19 proof festival in The Hague at Paard to celebrate music and the arts in tough times, and support each other.
Third time’s a charm… after having to last minute postpone this event twice due to COVID restrictions it looks like it’s finally happening this time! Tickets can be found here.
A celebration of musical and artistic talent, with live performances, DJ sets, and a vinyl record stall. The original event was sold out but we are now working with a larger capacity so tickets are on sale again via the Paard website! Would love to see you all there, it’s a pretty significant date for me as it also marks the 5 year existence of Mink Records… 🪐
⤖ Live music: Donna Blue, The Visual, Illnoledge, TOUSCH ⤖ DJs: Gianni Tjon, Silk, Nostalgic Nas, Marieke Mckenna, Andre Agressi ⤖ Partners/Visual Art: Orisun Studio (Homegrown), Reconsider Studio, Philine van den Hul ⤖ Market: 3345 vinyl records, Mink Records merchandise stall
Last friday PIP Den Haag and N8W8 Rotterdam visited my house, for a live stream interview about Mink Records & a DJ set. The episode was part of their online series ‘De Nacht Blijft (Thuis)’, which aims to bring nightlife to you via livestreams, now that clubs and venues are closed. Other institutions who featured on episodes include WORM, BIRD, Het Magazijn, Today’s Art, Weelde, Rotown, Paard and many more.
The Mink Records live stream can be found in two parts,here’s the first one, that contains the interview I did with Gino and Sam (in Dutch, sorry), about Mink Records, recent projects I’ve been working on (like a proposal we submitted to The Hague’s city council that contains a plan to convert a derelict nuclear bunker from the Cold War era to dozens of music studios and rehearsal spaces, amongst other things). The second part is my DJ set, which can be found here.
UPDATE 4 september: Le Guess Who has unfortunately been postponed to next year due to new Covid measures.
Torii have been booked for this year’s edition of the wonderful Le Guess Who Festival, that takes place in Utrecht. It’s one of our favourite festivals – “Eclectic and probing” – New York Times / “LGW proves that even in times of political divide, music and art can bring us together into a more hopeful future” – The Line of Best Fit.
Update: Unfortunately due to new Covid measures and restrictions, all Dutch artists set to play international showcase festival Reeperbahn this weekend will not be able to travel to Germany. We hope to be back next year!
Torii have been booked as the closing act at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg! They play the Imperial Theatre on Saturday the 19th at 22.30 PM. Check out the full Reeperbahn Festival line up on their website.
So looking forward to finally releasing Torii’s brilliant debut album ‘Return To Form’ this Friday ✨ the record will be available digitally and on sweet 12” vinyl in record shops, online and at shows. We would love to see you at one of the release shows this week, in Utrecht (EKKO) and Amsterdam (De School, i.c.w. Subbacultcha).
21/2 EKKO, Utrecht, The Netherlands
22/2 De School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
29/2 V11, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5/3 VERA, Groningen, The Netherlands
13/3 Het Magazijn, The Hague, The Netherlands
26/3 MIL Showcase Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
27/5 Woodstock, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
28/5 Asteriks, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Last night Pitou supported Tamino at a sold out show in legendary venue L’Olympia in Paris. We are so proud to see how far she has come, and how she keeps developing as an artist.Pitou is currently working on a new album. Her first two records can be found on streaming services, and on vinyl & CD in our webshop and record stores.