• Road Block Alert : U.S House & Disco Christmas Shindig

  • Thu, 20-12-2018 at 21:00
  • Baila Coffee & Vinyl
    85 Victoria Road
    SN1 3BB Swindon
Road Block Alert : U.S House & Disco Christmas Shindig - Baila Coffee & Vinyl - Swindon

Three resident DJ’s of the legendary Brunel Rooms, come together for a one off Christmas Special at Baila Thursday, 20th December playing new and classic house tracks 9 till late….arrive early Nick Ferro explains: “We wanted to share some of the great music that was played in the ‘amphi’. To this day people still describe those nights as “The best night of their lives’. All of us are stone cold music lovers; I know Tony was heavily influenced by his musician Father who played the saxophone and introduced him to groups like Loose Ends, Soul II Soul and Young Disciples. It wasn’t long before Tony was making pilgrimages to the NYC record stores to feed his habit” Slim and I hit it off straight away , we would DJ back to back warming up for Jazzy M, CJ Mackintosh Norman Jay at Frisky, we quickly discovered a mutual love for the history of that scene , stemming back to its early disco roots. We were totally inspired by the U.S club scene back in the 70’s and 80’s - You had DJ’s that were making their own history and creating a culture with limited resources and primitive equipment. David Mancuso’s NYC Loft parties started off as a way for him to pay his rent, his legendary soiree’s are widely regarded as paving the way for the likes of Paradise Garage and Studio 54. For me the scene is stronger than ever, labels like ever Salsoul, West End Records, Jasper Street, Nervous New York are repressing lots of vinyl from their back catalogue, its great to see” Slim adds“You have labels like Razor-N-Tape and DJ producers Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro, LTNG are bringing back classic disco cuts…reworking them to maximum effect for the dancefloor. I love the way these guys interpret and rearrange a track from someone like Chic or Teddy Pendergrass … you don’t touch artists like that unless you’re a genius”DJ's BIG TONY: A resident DJ at nights like Frisky , Mind Your Head & Garage Nation, from 97 to the 00’s Tony was a regular fixture in the ‘amphi ‘warming up for the likes of Norman Jay, Artful Dodger & Wookie. DJ Slim: Slim cut his teeth in the industry working at Defected Records in 1998, after leaving his tenure at the London label Slim jumped into full time promotion, running events at the The Fire Station, Brunel Rooms & Soda with DJ’s like Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries & DJ Disciple. He continued to play at residencies across the south west which included Frisky & Too Serious. Slim went on to run the hugely successful ‘After Dark’ Parties Chubby Disco Fingers AKA Nick Ferro was responsible for nights like ‘De La Funk ‘& ‘The Score ‘ . De La Funk was a nationally recognised night that played music right across the tracks; from Jazz to Soulful House gaining notoriety throughout the U.K – Ministry Magazine hailed the night as a ‘Musical triumph’ when they reviewed the night in 2003.