SOUL DAMN FUNKYâ€™S 4TH BIRTHDAY
With UK soulful house legendâ€¦
*** SEAN MCCABE ***
Another year has passed so quickly and here we are again getting ready to celebrate the forth year of Soul Damn Funky.
Weâ€™ve had some of the biggest names in house music grace the Soul Damn Funky decks since we started in 2009 and that trend continues with non other than Sean McCabe.
For those of you who donâ€™t know the name, Sean McCabe is now one of the leading UK soulful house DJ/ producers and having remixed for the likes of: Todd Terry, Barbara Tucker, Dennis Ferrer, Joey Negro and Quentin Harris you can see why!
Bristol-based producer Sean McCabe has had plenty of time to develop his own sound. Famously, he created his first tracks at the tender age of 17. Now 28, heâ€™s spent the last 11 years fine-tuning a trademark sound that is effortlessly soulful.
Sean made his name in soulful house, developing a long-running relationship with legendary US garage label King Street Sounds. Since then, heâ€™s amassed an impressive discography, delivering inspired reworks for labels like Local Talk, Z Records, Strictly Rhythm, Room Control, Tribe, and Quantize.
A quick listen to any of his productions or one of his superb DJ sets will confirm this attractive, emotion-rich aesthetic. While rooted in house, his sound regularly takes on flavours of disco, boogie, Afro, deeper grooves, proto-house, â€˜80s garage-house dubs and much more besides.
As a DJ, he has forged a reputation at the legendary Southport Weekender, where he has performed regularly. Anyone who can impress the notoriously knowledgeable Southport Weekender crowd must be doing something right.
Sean has traveled the world as a DJ, playing as far afield as Asia and the United States, as well as regular appearances in Europe and the UK. Refreshingly, he seems to have no particular aspirations to play in gargantuan clubs, and admits to preferring gigs in small, intimate venues, where he can make a connection with the crowd.
Also on the night we have Soul Damn Funky residents Curly Deb, The Analysir, Kevin Fernando and Russell Ruckman.
Located in Brightonâ€™s beautiful theatre district, away from the madness of West & East Street, tucked away by the entrance to the Royal Pavilion, this intimate basement club with a â€œTurbosoundâ€ sound system, lights and lasers and a very professional and friendly team of staff.
The venue is also conveniently just five minutes from Brightonâ€™s mainline train station, all of the busses stop here and there is a taxi rank just over the road.
A SOULFUL SOIREE â€“ PARTY WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
We had good numbers through the door at our last event plus lots of new faces all saying they will come again, but as this venue is smaller than the last one demand for tickets will be high, but on the plus side this means everyone whoâ€™s there will be there for the music, and when you go out for the music you want to be around like minded people.
The capacity is 150 but so its not uncomfortable we are only selling 120 tickets.
Party kicks off at 10pm and rolls through till 4am
7 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE.
Busses: North Street: 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 5, 5A, 5B, 7, 12, 12A, 12X, 13X, 14, 14B, 14C, 20X, 21B, 22, 22A, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27B, 27C, 28, 29,29B, 29X, 37, 37A, 37B, 46, 47, 48, 48E, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57, 59, 59A, 71, 73, 77, 78, 79, 81, 81A, 81B, 81C,81E, 700, N1, N5, N7, N12, N14, N25,
Taxiâ€™s: Streamline, 01273 202020
Hotel Du Vin, Ship Street: http://www.hotelduvin.com/
The Old Ship: http://
Travelodge, West Street: http://
Queens Hotel, Kings Road: http://
The Royal Albion, Old Stiene: http://
Royal York Hotel, Old Stiene: http://
Or search on: http://www.laterooms.com/
Direct internet bookings: http://
DON’T FORGET… Paul at Music Meltdown on: 01273 413800 or direct on his website: http://
Guests of Debbie & Merv? please contact them for tickets.
GIANT returns for their first party of 2014 & the third instalment at Peckham’s wonderfuL Bussey Building. It’s another heavyweight line up with Chicago’s Rahaan and UK disco don Joey Negro joining resident Tim Keenoy on the middle disco floor. DjMarcia Carr will be warming up the room from the outset too!
Upstairs Karizma, Stuart Patterson and Just Jonathan drop the quality house mix.
First 100 Tickets are a January sale of just Â£8 and we’re working with the venue to improve the sound all the time and will be pushing to make it a ticket only event to keep the crowd quality tip-top.
Tim Keenoy (Resident)
Stuart Patterson (Resident)
Just Jonathan (Gowlett)
GIANT, Sat 15th March 2014
The Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
Adv Early Birds – Â£8
1st Release Standard – Â£10
Final Release – Â£12
More on door (subject to availability)
Resident Advisor ticket link:
Oval Space Music brings you a quality deep house line-up with DJs and producers from across the pond, featuring guests Dennis Ferrer, DJ QU and Rick Wade. Our resident jozif couldn’t be better placed to complete this line up. With a record collection strewn with elegant house music, jozif’s driving house sets are set to become a staple at Oval Space.
Crafting house and techno music since the 90â€™s, Dennis Ferrer is a prolific character in the international electronic music scene. With a solid knowledge of the past and an insatiable hunger for the sounds of the future, Ferrer has worked and played with the best in the industry. From his original techno productions with Jerome Sydenham on Ibadan, to his gospel house sounds on Defected or his dance floor house anthems on King Street Sounds, Dennisâ€™ multi-faceted DJing and producing have ensured a consistently high level of success and recognition over the last 20 years.
In Todd L Burnâ€™s 2009 piece about the revival of New York City house music and Jus Edâ€™s Underground Quality label, DJ Qu – amongst contemporaries such as Levon Vincent and Black Jazz Consortium – featured heavily, kick starting our interest in him and his deep grooves. The self-proclaimed â€œDancersâ€™ DJâ€ (Qu was originally a dancer and instructor before concentrating solely on DJâ€™ing and production) favours the crowd above all else and is sure to please with his selection irresistible rhythms with New York roots.
Deep house stalwart Rick Wadeâ€™s sounds are present throughout what can only be described as a range of truly elegant record labels. Laid, Soulstar, Landed, Holic and Housewax are just a selection of labels where Rick Wadeâ€™s outstanding contributions to music can be heard. With an impressive eighty releases under his belt, Rick Wade takes our USA house-led line up to another level.
NEED2SOUL and BIRDSONG music join forces to bring you their fourth event in a series of â€œA private party withâ€¦â€ a format presenting established DJs playing in diverse spaces across London.
An intimate affair which has already witnessed legendary sessions from Francois K in the basement of an office block, a disco boogie down with none other than Derrick Carter in a photographic studio, and not forgetting the infamous stripped back warehouse raves with both legendary Kerri Chandler and Ron Trent.
Next up Need2soul and Birdsong have secured another house music legendâ€¦.they are very proud to announce that Joe Claussell will be headlining and playing his favourite tracks in a intimate space all night long.
Joe Claussell, DJ, producer, remixer and label honcho is a figurehead of the New York dance scene. He joined the legendary Body & Soul line up with FranÃ§ois K and Danny Krivit for 6 legendary years.
Clausell is responsible for some of the best house and disco sounds NYC has ever heard, and been an important link to endless memorable parties.
Joe tours and plays all over the world to an adoring audience of discerning house lovers, he is an acclaimed musician, visual artist and in demand for his production and remix work. Joe will have free reign on the 28th so expect a musical journey of his choice ranging from world, soul, disco, roots and house.
The secret venue will be kitted out with urei mixer, dope reel isolator, turbo sound system and wooden dance floor.
A night geared to the dancers, as we bring you a perfect evening in a private East London space with bespoke top spec sound system. Buy your tickets now as numbers are limited for this exclusive night.
1st Tier (Early Bird) Â£10 Tickets now SOLD OUT.
2nd Tier limited Â£12 tickets released. DONT MISS OUT!!!
3rd Tier limited Â£15 tickets.
Â£20 on the door!
10 pm â€“ 5 am.
Secret Venue TBA
2014 will be an even bigger and better year for Groove Odyssey, as we continue to rock London with sell out parties across town.
On Saturday 1st February Groove Odyssey will return to the world famous Pacha Night Club London with another night of â€˜House Legendsâ€™ – Saturday night style!
Returning with his second bout of House Legends magic, is Baltimoreâ€™s Dj Spen from Quantize records, with a guaranteed dose of dance floor mayhem. With full support from Londonâ€™s very own Neil Pierce making his debut appearance for Groove Odyssey, along side the pioneers of true soulful house in the UK – Bobby & Steve.Â
It doesnâ€™t stop there – we welcome back the legendary â€œINDIAâ€, who will be flying in for another exclusive appearance, performing hits including â€˜To Be In Loveâ€™, â€˜I Canâ€™t Get No Sleepâ€™, â€˜Backfiredâ€™, â€˜Love & Happinessâ€™ and â€˜Oye Como Vaâ€.
Room 2 is 80’s & 90’s Soul, RnB and Boogie headlined by Sammy Confunktion. In Room 3 it’s classic, deep and dirty house hosted by probably the best House station in the World housefm.net
Don’t miss this exclusive Groove Odyssey presents “House Legends” event on Saturday 1st February 2014 at Pacha London – get your tickets early for this extravaganza to avoid disappointment!
MAIN ROOM – UPLIFTING SOULFUL HOUSE
DJ Spen 3hr set
BOBBY & STEVE
PA: INDIA – performing
‘To Be In Love’, ‘I Can’t Get No Sleep’, ‘Backfired’, and ‘Love & Happiness’
ROOM 2 – 80’S SOUL, R&B AND BOOGIE
ROOM 3 – HOSTED BY HOUSEFM.NET
Joel s & PantherÂ
EARLY BIRD Â£15.00 (PLUS BF) AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUN 12th JAN!
From 12th Jan
2ND RELEASE Â£17.50 (PLUS BF) AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUN 26th JAN!
From 26th Jan
3RD RELEASE Â£20.50 (PLUS BF)
Photo ID required as Pacha operate a club scan Policy!
VIP table inquires please contact PachaÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Members tickets Â£15.00 + BF
( available direct fromÂ www.grooveodyssey.comÂ )
KRICOSS (HARINGEY) 0208 800 7728
MADE MAN (HADLEY WOOD) 0208 440 8376
LOOK SHARP (TOTTENHAM) 0208 808 0822
ZEE & CO (BOW) 0208 983 3383
ZEE & CO (ILFORD) 0208 514 1617
EMPORIUM (PECKHAM) 0207 3589920
DNR RECORDS (CROYDON) 0208 4069905
BLACKMARKET 0207 4370478
ZÄ«mÄ«ga tikÅ¡anÄs dzimÅ¡anas dienas noskaÅ†Äs, kad â€žPulkvedisâ€ vÄ“rs durvis tikai tuvÄkajiem draugiem un cienÄs ar svÄ“tku torti, gaidÄma 22. novembrÄ«, svÄ“tku mÄ“neÅ¡a kulminÄcijas dienÄ, kad â€žPulkvedÄ«â€ uzstÄsies grupa â€žSatellites LVâ€, kam Å¡Ä« klubÄ bÅ«s atgrieÅ¡anÄs, lai kopÄ«gi nosvinÄ“tu â€žpulciÅ†aâ€ pilngadÄ«bu. Grupa tÄs pirmsÄkumos vairÄkkÄrt uzstÄjusies klubÄ un tolaik grupas dalÄ«bnieki bijuÅ¡i bieÅ¾i â€žPulkveÅ¾aâ€ apmeklÄ“tÄji, tÄpat kÄ daudzi citi tÄ laika radoÅ¡ie jaunieÅ¡i, Ä«paÅ¡i, no jauno mÅ«ziÄ·u aprindÄm, kas uz klubu devÄs baudÄ«t jaunÄko alternatÄ«vo mÅ«ziku.Â
Jubilejas dejas indie un rokmÅ«zikas noskaÅ†Äs Å¡ajÄ vakarÄ spÄ“lÄ“s DJ Egons Reiters, savukÄrt kluba pagrabstÄvÄ â€žLOVE GROOVE EXPRESSâ€ ar miksmeistaru Raiti un DJ Romantronix – programmÄ daÅ¾Ädi stili un noskaÅ†as, ko vieno PozitÄ«vas VibrÄcijas – no fankÄ«giem lauztajiem ritmiem lÄ«dz laimÄ«gam disko un house mÅ«zikai.
Ieeja: VIESU SARAKSTS
London and Manchester House collectives 4totheFloor, Makinâ€™ Moves and Community have teamed up with Uchikawaâ€™s LoftSoul Recordings imprint alongside R2 Records to present a night of quality music over two rooms.
Japanâ€™s DJ Uchikawa has been a driving force for quality soulful music from jazz through to techno for 30 years, dubbed as the â€œJapan Jayâ€ by Norman Jay himself. Now his global musical family have pulled together to celebrate his three decades in music.
DJ Uchikawa will be playing a special live set alongside vocalists Lyric L (FreshRotations) & Andrea Clarke (BB Boogie) plus Basil Isaac on percussion.
Coinciding with the release of Uchiâ€™s new Loftsoul E.P. â€œWait For Youâ€, Chicago legend Cordell Johnson will be flying over for an exclusive set.
Add to that a plethora of Londonâ€™s finest DJs, (as well as a special guest to be announced), and the line-up reflects the love and respect Uchikawa has gathered over the years. Come celebrate.
FULL DJ LINE UP:
DJ UCHIKAWA (LOFTSOUL / RHYTHM OF ELEMENTS / JAPAN)
Live set featuring Lyric L (FreshRotations), Andrea Clarke (BB Boogie) & Basil Isaac
CORDELL JOHNSON (Excursions / Chicago)
Kyri R2 & Special Guest /
Matt-LS & Jamsey (Makin Moves) /
Irfan Rainy (Community) /
Rap Saunders (Soul Mates) /
Femi Fem (Mi-Soul) /
djsoulprovyder & Eddie Boi (4totheFloor) /
Leon Paul (Nyumba Deep) /
T. Roy on the set (Broadcite) /
Abi (Good Vibes) /
Kay Suzuki (Round in Motion) /
Richio Suzuki /
Limited Â£7 Early bird tickets available at:Â http://
Loftsoul feat. Carla Prather “Wait For You” E.P.
feat. remixes by Cordell Johnson & Tim McAlilister (Excursions)
12″ Release Date 25th Nov on LoftSoul Recordings.