Converse announces the third installment of the Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studio in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Recording Company from October 7 until October 18, 2015. Musicians of all genres in the Amsterdam area were invited to apply for free studio time to record their original music alongside a team of experienced engineers at no cost. At the end of their studio time, the artists retain all the rights to their own music. Local artists selected to record at Amsterdam Recording Company include Max Mill, Robert Bergman, Elias Mazian, Victim in Spain, Moon Tapes, Ray Fuego, Yung Internet, Interstellar Funk, Bluntspeakers, and Dollkraut.
On Friday, October 16 at Posthoornkerk on Haarlemmerstraat, Converse will present a special Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library panel discussion about the art of sampling during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s biggest club festival for electronic music and leading electronic music platform. The event will include a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show featuring American electronic music producer Machinedrum. The lineup will also include a local Converse Rubber Tracks artist hand selected by Machinedrum to perform. Doors open at 7pm, and access is on a first-come first-served basis until capacity is reached.
The Converse Rubber Tracks program was born out of the brand’s desire to give back to the music community and provide opportunities for artists who might not be able to afford studio time. Since the flagship studio opened in Brooklyn in July 2011, over 900 emerging artists have had the opportunity to record original music alongside the Converse Rubber Tracks team of experienced engineers at no cost. At the end of their studio time, the artists retain all of the rights to their own music. Over the past three years, the program has expanded beyond the studio in Brooklyn with Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studios, which has brought the Converse Rubber Tracks experience on the road to vibrant music communities around the globe, including Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Montreal, São Paulo, Beijing, Amsterdam, London, Hamburg, Paris, and Mexico City to name a few.