Words: Michael Lawson

The story goes that Rush Hour protégé Robert Bergman was a music-obsessed youngster who wouldn’t leave the label's Amsterdam record store – so much so that they eventually gave him a job. Since then, the Belgian-born artist has continued to feed his insatiable thirst for music in all shapes and forms, becoming a knowledgeable crate-digger and well-respected DJ in the process. He regularly plays at clubs and festivals all over the world with the Rush Hour crew, while he also started his own record label, Brew, with the first two releases coming from Bergman himself. Crucially, his sets constantly push the boundaries of what constitutes club music.

This Saturday (26th) Bergman makes his Glasgow debut at Stereo, after being invited by new night Reduced Service for their second party. Their first event was with The Trilogy Tapes-affiliated Parisian, Low Jack, and suggests they’re dedicated to bringing exciting, up-and-coming talent to the city.

Ahead of this weekend’s event we hooked-up with Bergman to find out what’s cooking in his set at the moment, with an eclectic selection that takes in everything from roots-reggae to 80's blue-eyed soul:

1/ MILES DAVIS – RATED X

“Cool guy Jazzy L showed me this, it's the best.”


2/ ROBERT LEE – COME NOW SOUND BOY

“Big fan of Jammy's digi records - this 1 is dope.”


3/ LIVES OF ANGELS – ASCENSION

“Fire on Fire records, seems fitting.”


4/ WICKED WITCH – X RATED

“Vile boogie…how it should be.”


5/ BILL WOLFER – WAKE UP

“Super nice, blue-eyed soul/boogie-ish song.”

Robert Bergman plays Reduced Service at Stereo this Saturday (26th Nov). Entry is £6 OTD. Robert Bergman ‘Brew 03’ is available now via Rush Hour Music.

Robert Bergman on Soundcloud
Reduced Service on Facebook

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