22 February 2008

Tighten Up returns - 7th March

Good news for reggae lovers: Tighten Up is back in a brand new venue from Friday 7th March 2008 (and is planned for the first Friday of each month thereafter)

Rhum Jungle is the name of the venue and it's located beneath Cotton's Caribbean Restaurant. It's an atmospheric basement club which should suit the night right down to a T.

As ever, the music policy is: Ska, Rocksteady, Vintage Reggae, Roots, Old-Skool-Dancehall and Dub from residents Mistah Brown and Tim P with The Mighty Champion MC on the mic.

Admission is free before 10pm and the only dress code is: No hoods allowed.

For full details check the London Dossier club listings or visit: www.dancecrasher.co.uk

Tighten Up flyer

19 February 2008

The 45rpm Jukebox Jump-off - SAT 23 FEB

DJs Simon Stretch and Jean-Paul Seculaire at Rakehell's Revels
I'm very pleased to be playing another Right On! style set this coming Saturday. I've been invited to join resident DJ Simon Stretch on the decks at his Stormy Weather night at Barrio North - a bar opened last year dedicated to vintage and underground music.

We will be spinning a mix of 1950s-1970s black music - all off of original 45s. Expect to hear some fantastic rockin' r'n'b, 60s soul, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, mambo, calypso, boogaloo and whatever other aural curiosities spring to mind.

Simon and I DJ'd alongside each other at the last Rakehell's Revels and complemented each other perfectly, so I am really excited at this chance to DJ with him again.

Details as follows:

Stormy Weather presents the 45rpm Jukebox Jump-off
@ Barrio North, 45 Essex Road, London, N1 2SF (tube: Angel)
8pm til 1.30am; FREE entry

07 February 2008

Home Cookin' after-party - Sunday 10th February

photo of Texas Ranger
Well, this Sunday's Home Cookin' looks like being a really busy one! I've had great response to my promotion and we've even been recommended in this week's Time Out magazine. For full details on the night see my earlier blog post or check out www.right-on.org

If you're thinking of coming, please do get down early, as the band will be on at 7.30pm (you don't want to miss them!) and the night finishes at 10.30pm.

However, for those of you who don't have work the next morning, I can now confirm we will be holding a Right On! style after-party at a secret West End venue (to be revealed on the night). This will feature across-the-board vintage black music from the 50s, 60s and 70s played by special guest DJs Texas Ranger (Trojan Explosion), Mark Professor (Trojan Explosion, Reference Library), Truck Turner (Reference Library) and David Atkinson (Brighton).

Texas Ranger (pictured above at Right On!) and Mark Professor are famous for their sweet reggae selections whilst Truck Turner and David Atkinson are better known for playing dancefloor jazz. However, all of these DJs have vast record collections and play a whole range of styles: from jazz, soul and r&b through to ska, reggae and Latin boogaloo. One things for sure, they all know how to rock a dance.

This is truly going to be an unforgettable night, so I do hope you can make it!