With a hopefully long, hot summer ahead of us, party starters Be (every Saturday at the Proud Galleries, Camden) and And Now Hear This (worldwide) have joined forces to ensure that this season comes with a throbbing disco soundtrack. With a new venue ready and waiting to be filled with strange sounds, they will be taking over every Thursday at the freshly consecrated The Last Days Of Decadence.
With a music policy that stretches from Donna Summer to DFA, resident DJs David H & John Power will be taking in all flavours of disco from italo to cosmic, anthemic to down and dirty, electronic to orchestral, the bathhouse to the acid house expect the basement to be filled with one of London's most open minded, fun loving yet discerning crowds. Meanwhile upstairs some of London's best and most innovative DJ teams, magazines and websites take turns to spin more chilled vibes and Balearic seaside sounds.
Kicking things off on the 3rd we have the irrepressible Fred Deakin. He may have recently called time on his band Lemon Jelly but he's kept himself busy by putting together a scene defining mix CD for MoS, entitled Nu-Balearica. Packed full of sun kissed tracks from the likes of Lindstrom, Todd Terje, Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve and Aeroplane, you'll be hard pressed to find a better compilation of tracks this Summer and we're delighted to be hosting the launch party down in the basement.
If that isn't enough, completing what should be a very special night Fred will be joined by one of this country’s most respected DJs and producers Pete Herbert from Reverso 68, responsible for some of the finest records released over the past few years on labels such as Eskimo and Relish.
Upstairs, we'll be kicking it even more horizontal with some classic vintage balearic tunes, smooth grooves and tropical classics. Seaside sounds in Shoreditch... watch out for the free Cornettos. ©The Beach
The rest of the month is similarly packed full of chocolate topped disco biscuits. On the 10th Bill Brewster, author of the definitive book on DJ'ing 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life' takes time out from running the brilliant djhistory.com site to light up the dancefloor, club du jour Disco Bloodbath dispatches Damon Martin down from Dalston to nice up the dance on the 17th, whilst on the 31st Nathan Gregory Wilkins from the hottest new psychedelic disco label History Clock takes control of the turntables.
Check out the album here...
Official Website: http://www.thelastdaysofdisco.net
Added by andnowhearthis on June 19, 2008