VF Live x Rush Hour: Ays & Kuriosa





Warm disco from the ’70s and ’80s by the Love Transmission organisers.

We’re stepping into Amsterdam institution Rush Hour for our latest VF Live for a special set by Ays and Kuriosa.

Both hosts of the disco club night Love Transmission, the pair offer up a sizzling collection of dancefloor-heating disco cuts from the ’70s and ’80s.

Ays is a record collector and DJ from Rotterdam with a background as a singer-songwriter. Exploring the depths of disco, funk, soul, jazz, gospel, house and Brazilian boogie in her DJ sets, she also hosts listening sessions with ‘Focus Listening sessions’ and has her own radio show, All Kinds of Joy, on Operator Radio.

Our second DJ, Kuriosa uses his sets to celebrate the sound and culture that laid the foundation of modern club music. He also programmed the custom software that produces the colourful audio-reactive visuals that can be experienced at each edition of Love Transmission.

“I gravitate strongly towards music that evokes feelings of happiness and gets you in the mental state to dance freely. To me, this is felt mostly in Black music produced in the seventies and early eighties, which is not uncoincidentally the era of disco,” explains Kuriosa, discussing their VF Live set.

“There are so many musical elements or a combination thereof that can inspire my selections at any time, but I generally aim for warm and soulful vibes. For this mix, I wanted to dig into all the bins that suit my style, and make sure to include a nice variation of soulful genres from a mix of countries with disco as a connecting factor.”

The pair mark the first anniversary of Love Transmission this April. “Let’s keep the beautiful disco sound alive together, and we hope to see you at our 1st anniversary on April 13th at a soon-to-be-announced location. It’s gonna be an awesome edition because we’ve invited a very special guest that we’re very excited about!”

Watch the set above, and check out the tracklist below. Check out the VF Live archives here. All records included in the mix can be found at Rush Hour.


1. Allen Bros & Co – I Can’t Stop Loving You
2. Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta
3. Kazumi Watanabe – I’ll Be There
4. DJ Rogers – Love is all I need
5. Tower of Power – Deal with it
6. Christian Gaubert – Sweet Maryline
7. Ann Lewis – Alone In The Dark
8. Bottom & Co. – Don’t Get Excited
9. Marshall Titus – Take A Chance On A Feeling
10. Don Blackman – Say You’ll Be Mine
11. Kareem Rashad – Dance (TZ Edit)
12. Rufus With Chaka Khan – Better Together
13. Don Blackman – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
14. Norman Connors – Once I’ve Been There
15. Don DeGrate Delegation – He’s Somebody To Me
16. Edwin Hawkins – Keep on Fighting
17. Family Brown – Crossing Over
18. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti – Suspira
19. Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
20. Wayne Ford – Dance To The Beat Freakout
21. Jeroboam – Take Me To New York
22. Family Attraction – Disco Boogie
23. Ruth Waters With State Of Mind Show Band – Super Star