Antal Heitlager co-founded Rush Hour Records when he was just 20. Initially envisioned as a simple storefront and mail order service, it’s grown into a globally recognized distributor, label, and the beating heart of Amsterdam’s record store scene.

Trying to pin Antal down to a DJing style is problematic. The most you’ll probably get from him is “soulful”, but it doesn’t matter whether that soul comes from a three guitars or a drum machine. Much like Rush Hour has grown over the years from house and techno into more obscure genres like Brazilian bossa nova, South-African kwaito and stacks of spiritual jazz, so too has Antal’s taste evolved.