Beat Players is back in 2013 with an event we have been looking forward to for the whole of last year, on Saturday 9th February were back to East Village, London for another special party.
So…to kick off in 2013 we have ATJAZZ headlining the beat basement for the fist time, his signature sound will take our already special vibe, to all new levels, with his innate ability to control crowds and drag them through his soundscape of diverse and innovative rhythms. His technical skills behind the decks are unrivaled and completely unique; we are certainly going to see that dancefloor shake with a new vigor and energy on the night â€“ we have waited for a very long time to make this party happen!
Upstairs in the boogie bar we take on the privilege of welcoming another true legend to our party, Ashley Beedle also headlines Beat Players for the first time we expect his funky disco boogie set will take us on a journey through his diverse individual musical story.
For more information, table bookings and reservations, call Shaun on 07943 398623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ron Trent brings epic seven-hour set to Need2Soul
Deep house legend Ron Trent comes to London in February as Need2Soul presents an all-night set from the Chicago favourite. Playing his first UK show since April 2012, Ron Trent comes to London to play an seven-hour set to remember.
A perennial presence in music since the early 1990s, Chicagoâ€™s Ron Trent pulls no punches! The Founder of Prescription Records is widely considered to be one of the most influential names in the Chicago house scene, and the label is known for issuing superbly produced, often epic dance music by drawing influences from all over the world and delighting clubbers, as well as DJs with its highly unique sound. His sets tick all the deep house boxes, with elements of soul, funk and world music threaded seamlessly throughout. Ron Trentâ€™s musical quest for knowledge and tones ensure he is always evolving as a producer and a DJ.
Need2Soul is about great parties, stunning venues and grooving dancefloors â€“ get involved on Saturday February 9, as Ron Trent holds his own. Coming to an intimate 350-capacity studio venue soon to be announced, this spotlight event puts Need2Soul firmly on the 2013 To Do list for quality underground house-hungry clubbers who like to go all night long!
Â£20 + BF from www.need2soul.com
1ST BIRTHDAY SHOW
In order to repay you guys for your great support over the past year, we have put something pretty special together for our birthday show. We present to you, Mr. Gilles Peterson (MBE).
Gilles and his inspiring outlook on worldwide music massively influenced the materialization of So Flute and having followed him religiously for a few years now, we owe a lot of what we are doing in Manchester to this man.
So we thought what better way to celebrate our first year as a club night, than inviting Gilles to play So Flute in what weâ€™re sure will be one of the biggest nights that The Roadhouse has seen in a good while.
Born in France to a Parisian mother and Swiss father, Gilles began making musical vibrations in London on various pirate and legal radio stations, later being recruited to BBCâ€™s Radio 1 in 1998, where he became an integral part of their setup for thirteen years. Last year Gilles moved to BBC Radio 6 where he hosts his weekly Saturday afternoon radio show Worldwide.
As well as presenting at the BBC, Gilles has been continually involved with releasing incredible music. He co-founded the hugely influential Acid Jazz Records, established in 1988 and then went on to found Talkinâ€™ Loud Records in 1990.
In 2006, Brownswood Records was created. The labels name came from the London road where Gilles previously lived before his record collection grew too big forcing him to move out. The property is kept as a studio and space to store his immense collection of music. Brownswood has consistently released quality underground worldwide music including the soulful Brownswood Bubblers Compilations and Ghostpoetâ€™s mercury-nominated album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam.
Gillesâ€™ love of jazz and Cuba led him to create the Havana Cultura project, giving birth to two amazing volumes of modern jazz fused with traditional Cuban music. Most recently the label released the groundbreaking Mala in Cuba LP, a forward thinking release that has set new standards for producers worldwide.
Gilles also hosts and compiles his two annual Worldwide festivals, based in Leysin (Switzerland) and Sete in the South of France. Some of the artists to have played for Gilles in recent years include Moodymann, Carl Cox, Little Dragon, Lefto, Gregory Porter, Four Tet, Julio Bashmore, Floating Points, Mosca, Mala, Joy Orbison, Quantic, Flying Lotus, Dam Funk, Hypnotic Brass Ensembleâ€¦the list goes onâ€¦
Gilles Peterson has performed DJ sets globally for many years, journeying to Kazakhstan, Rio, Martinique, Havana, Tokyo, Istanbul, New York, Paris, Beijing and beyond. He is held in the highest regard throughout the world. One of his most recent performances was a roof raising set at Bestival this summer where he warmed up for Stevie Wonder in front of tens of thousands of people.
It has been far too long since the musical wizard was seen DJing in the North of England (over 3 years since his last DJ set in Manchester according to our research). So, naturally, we thought it was about time that changed.
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles is performing â€“ DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss or plain old record collector â€“ the music is always the bottom line.
So Flute presents Gilles Peterson, Friday 8th February. Manchester is not going to know what has hit it.
HOSTED BY: MC KWASI
Â£6- EARLY BIRD (SOLD OUT)
Â£8- 2ND RELEASE (SOLD OUT)
Â£10- 3RD RELEASE (SOLD OUT)
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.
FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY
DIMITRI FROM PARIS
NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS
9PM – 3AM // Â£12.50
It was DJing that gave 36-year-old Dimitri his start more than a decade ago, when the European radio station CFM hired him to mix records on the air. Because of what he describes as a lack of dance remixers in France, his career in radio led to his being asked to rework tracks for various artists, among them BjÃ¶rk, New Order, and the Brand New Heavies. Along the way he was hired by chic fashion designers like Chanel, Gaultier, and Lagerfeld to put together soundtracks for runway shows and boutiques.