26-08-2014 | 15.55
Trouw is looking for runners to support our bar-team during the clubnights!
24-08-2014 | 19.19
Music for Found Footage is a collaboration between Trouw and CineSonic, with EYE Film Museum as a partner in the first edition. In the forthcoming months, four artists will present their music, created for a selection of short films. Every night, a different artist will be responsible: Tom Trago, Legowelt, Shackleton and Wolfgang Voigt. Tom Trago is the first one up. I spoke with him about music (or sound) in films and his view on the night in question.
21-08-2014 | 10.11
A few years back, a close friend played me a record. It was around the time house was experiencing a well-deserved resurgence in Europe. It re-introduced the genre to its Chicago and Detroit roots while it also explored the deeper bass lines that were left behind from the dubstep era. The track was called Frontin and it was unique to everything else that was around at the time. It still tipped its hat to the origins of dance music, but there was a raw quality that was unrivaled amongst its contemporaries. I was hooked. After inquiring, my friend informed me that German artist Danilo Plessow created Frontin under the guise of Motor City Drum Ensemble, a name that reflects his auto-Industry-home origins of Stuttgart.
19-08-2014 | 15.28
All good things must come to an end, as is also the case with Trouw. We previously announced we would be closing our doors by the end of this year, but now there is an official date set. The very last opportunity to party here in Trouw is Saturday January 3rd 2015.
15-08-2014 | 14.13
You might have seen them around town the past month: the posters for Trouw's Last Summer. We got a lot of responses about our posters hanging throughout the city, and many asked us for a copy to hang on the wall at home. That's why we'll be selling a small number of these posters!
14-08-2014 | 16.13
The second edition of Trouw Invites... has arrived! For this edition, which opens on September 4, the contemporary art space Beirut (Cairo) has invited Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet (1983, Ashqout) to create a new installation in our basement area.
13-08-2014 | 11.18
Trouw only has a couple of more months left, which means that the final edition of Amsterdam Dance Event is coming up for us!
08-08-2014 | 16.18
In the month of August, our program is full of the names of the new generation Trouw residents. That's why we decided not one person, but multiple gents Residents of the Month together! Every Resident will perform once here in Trouw in August and on their night, they will be offered the chance to put their favorite drink/cocktail on our menu for one day. This weekend will set the stage for Elias Mazian and Jean Pierre Enfant's first all-nighter in Trouw. Now that's definitely a cause for a celebratory drink and they are: Kir Royale and Takkie!
01-08-2014 | 10.07
In the month of August, our program is full of the names of the new generation Trouw residents, the young talent that's breaking through in and outside of our city walls. Therefore, we decided the make these gents our Resident of the Month together in order to give them all a place in the spotlight! These men are: Young Marco, Jasper Wolff, Maarten Mittendorff, Elias Mazian, the men of Malawi (Job Jobse, Luc Mast, Arif Malawi, Andrei Vilcov en Job Oberman), Interstellar Funk, Tim Hoeben, Jean Pierre Enfant and Tsepo!
25-07-2014 | 08.14
“When we started really hanging out, before we started the label, it was every single Saturday down at a record store called Killa Cutz, which is sadly gone now – it’s turned into a bike rental shop. We used to go there every Saturday at ten o’clock – that’s when the boxes of promos would arrive – and we’d be in there listening to records all day. That’s where our love for this comes from.”
24-07-2014 | 13.59
From August till November 2014 we will present together with CineSonic a new series of four events dedicated to found footage cinema and live electronic music: New Music for Found Footage. The first edition will take place on August 28 with Tom Trago performing a new original score to a selection of short films from the EYE archive.
17-07-2014 | 11.30
As you’ve probably noticed, an interview usually precedes an event at Trouw. We’ve adapted quite well to receiving last minute replies but mere hours before an appearance proved too much for even us. An opportunity to share some of Spencer’s thoughts and experiences doesn’t come along everyday and we’d be fools to resign this one to the wastebasket. So without further delay and in the spirit of better late than never, may we present the Spencer interview.
11-07-2014 | 12.51
In December 2012 we started the GUP Gallery in Trouw. After the work of Remco Muntz, Peter Lipton, Loek van Vliet, Menno Kok and Maeve Stam, the sixth photographer will be shown in our gallery in the coming months: Sanja Marušić’s
10-07-2014 | 13.57
It's Trouw's Last Summer! Also with the temporality of our restaurant in mind, it seemed fun to share one of our favorite dishes with you, so you can continue to enjoy Trouw for a bit longer. And what's more fun than growing your own vegetables at home? Noted below you'll find the recipe for one of our classics that has been a frequent dish on our menu: aubergine with feta, parsley and garlic!
04-07-2014 | 14.30
For the series Trouw Invites..., film and documentary maker Mirla Klijn was invited to make a series of documentaries about the three participating artists and their projects in the basement space of Trouw. For this project...
02-07-2014 | 15.33
Usually, when an artist wants to do an interview by mail, I try my best to still do it over Skype. For some reason, many Spanish artists are very afraid of their English skills, and think they won’t be able to express themselves fully - in a way that often is correct. On the other hand, an interviewer will never be able to get the most out of a question with an interview by mail, for obvious reasons. Strangely enough, Marc Piñol answered me very blatantly while sitting in front of his computer and gave some beautiful open answers. Below you can read about his affection with pop, his aversion to Sónar and his discontentment with his own productions.
26-06-2014 | 17.39
It's been somewhat quiet at the Trouw Live Podcast Series front the last couple of weeks. We had to be patient with this set, but we're finally able to announce the 21nd edition of the Trouw Live Podcast Series! This time the set comes from the mysterious Vaal, recorded at the LET Weekend on April 20th.