Drop (Music for the people) return’s Saturday 26th March at London’s Vibe bar.
This months – Zaki from Muak headlines the party with Sol Brown.
Zaki Lais is a man on a mission. A mission to bring the sound of deep house out from the underground and into the mainstream by any means necessary.
This mission, started out from a base in East London where Zaki grew up and still resides, has since led him on journeys across the globe to play, promote and produce the music he lives so passionately for.
Starting out on the early pirate radio stations Risk FM and Touch FM, Zaki helped to pioneer the deep house sound across Londonâ€™s airwaves and was an instrumental figure behind the house music explosion of the mid 1990s.
This love affair quickly led onto more liaisons which saw him step out of the studio and into the DJ booth. First at some of Londonâ€™s best nights and most infamous venues including Lazy Dog, Vertigo, The End, Turnmills, Egg and AKA and then onto others throughout the UK, Europe, America and Asia.
Now armed with a passion to entertain, and a vision to host his own parties, Zaki launched Muak (People Together) in 2003. Widely regarded as one of Londonâ€™s best underground nights, itâ€™s here where he can regularly be heard preaching the gospel of deep house music to a loyal following who share his vision to bring people together through a love of music and mutual respect sometimes so lacking from other promoters.
Not content to rest on his enviable achievements, next up was the launch of Muak (Music) where Zaki has overseen the production, release and promotion of quality deep house outputs from a range of home grown and international talent on both digital and physical formats.
When asked to convey his mission and where it might take him Zakiâ€™s response is typically passionate, â€œIt all stems first from a love of music. Without that, how can we put our heart and soul into it and make it work. Once people see that, it takes them with us and keeps them coming back for more. As to where we might end up, who knows, weâ€™re just enjoying the journeyâ€.
So are we Zaki. And long may it continue.
DROP a night with a musical policy that will take in all elements of house music â€“ from the deep and soulful to electro tinged.
Itâ€™s all about great music, great people and great party, in an intimate setting and a fantastic locationâ€¦so get down and join us.
This is a party not to be missed
Saturday 26th March
91 Brick Lane,
8pm till 3am
Â£4 all night
FRIDAY | MARCH 25th 2011 | 10 PM
Objektivity, Aquabooty & Giant Step Present: Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, The Martinez Bros, Karizma, Dyed Soundorom, Kyle Hall, DJ Qu, Parsole & More.
Say New Jersey to certain people and the first thing they will think of is house music â€“ the kind of music that laid down itâ€™s roots in late 70s / 80s Club Zanzibar home to DJs such as Tony Humphries, Tee Scott and Larry Levan. The kind of music that was slowly elaborated on and built by producers such as Blaze and many many others. into a powerful pantheon that is respected worldwide. (more…)
Easter Bank Holiday
Thursday 21st April @ GUANABARA
…5pm â€“ 2.30am
A musical journey â€“ latin, samba, Live, deep house the Sun Dance Way
Sophie Lloyd / Matthew Bandy / Manish / Juan 1 & Friends
Ntoumos / Jan Sam / Bongo Man & Friends
Sun Dance launches at Londonâ€™s largest Brazilian late night venue â€˜Guanabaraâ€™ on Thursday 21st April. We will be bringing you the very best talent on a monthly basis. Our soon to be revered live sessions will include unbelievable bands, musicians and of course the hottest DJâ€™s.
Each and every month you can look forward to a musical policy that will take in latin, samba and deep house â€“ but of course done the Sun Dance way. Come down and enjoy a Rioâ€™esque carnival atmosphere at this Cococabana themed cultural hot spot with all the right ingredients to turn your Thursday night into something just a little bit special.
On the night Sophie Lloyd, Matthew Bandy, Juan 1 and Manish and friends will be charged with providing the beats and treats for this soon to be much talked about shindig. Live performers come in the shape of Ntoumos, Jan Sam and Bongo Man.
Easter Bank Holiday
Thursday 21st April @ GUANABARA
London WC2B 5PW
Tempo returns to London after some fantastic parties in Manchester and Blackpool.
We return to our spiritual home at the BrickHouse with Guests DeepCitySoul.
We heard them (Owen and Matt) play last year at a private event in London and were blown away by their exceptional selection of music. They have their roots in Soulful House but with a disco edge that really suits to Tempo dancefloor – Let us tell you, DeepCitySoul will keep …you bopping throughout their set. Don’t miss this one!!
DeepCitySoul have been flying round the planet smashing various dancefloors with their unique sound. They have also been regularly up there in the traxsource charts with their own productions released initially on their own imprint and then, more recently, on Mr V’s Sole Channel and one of the heavyweights of Soulful House Soul Heaven.
We will only be inviting a select group of people via facebook but you are welcome to invite your friends if you feel they will enjoy the party, we love the vibe we have created at our previous Tempo’ events in London, Manchester and Blackpool and wish this feeling to continue and make TEMPO one of the friendliest and happiest parties in London.
The Brickhouse has just installed a shiny new F1 sound system for your listening pleasure.
TEMPO – 26th March with DeepCitySoul
Venue: BrickHouse, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
Date: 26th March 2011………Door 10:30pm – 3am.
Time: Doors open at 10.30pm and close promptly at 1am (DO NOT BE LATE) and we go through till 3am and let me ensure you that the dancefloor will be vibing all night as we choose our music very carefully.
DJs: DeepCitySoul // Dave Law // DeanJay
Tickets: Â£7 or Â£10 on the door
Buy Tickets Here: www.clubtickets.com/gb/2011-03/26/tempo
Club tickets also has a mix linked on the ticket page
Dress code: Come to dance
More info: www.facebook.com/tempopage
The Doctorâ€™s Orders, Funki Dread & The Social present
SubSoul: â€œThe real over ground soundâ€
8pm-1am Every Saturday
@ The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD
Special guest Fitzroy aka â€œDa Buzzboyâ€
& Chris P Cuts
Playing a fun packed mix of whatever they like!
Free B4 8pm
The famous Social club is a haven for those looking for a real night out in central London without the champagne swilling, fake tan clan and we are about to take it to the next level with a new weekly event that will be bringing you â€œthe real over ground soundâ€ to what is certain to be a packed basement of excited revelers.
Fitzroy aka â€œDa Buzzboyâ€ has transcended as dancer, DJ, remixer, producer, compiler, songwriter, and radio and media presenter with nearly 30 years experience. Fitzroy co-founded the bi-monthly magazine â€œThe Soul Survivorsâ€ and has mixed a gold selling Twice as Nice Urban Flavaâ€™s compilation and hosted radio shows on Choice, Kiss and Solar Radio
He’s supported an eclectic list of renowned Black music artistâ€™s including 70â€™s icons Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayres, Bobby Byrd, and War to 90â€™s acts Digable Planets, The Pharcyde,De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Omar, Incognito, and contemporary acts like Mint Condition,Floetry , Eric Roberson, Ereka Badu, Jill Scott ,Angie Stone, Leela James and Pete Rock.
Jazzie B and Spin Doctor have always seen the west end as the epicenter of the capitals party scene, since their days spinning at the Africa Centre, no matter where the geographical emphasis has moved and that is sure to be the case again as they are joined by Chris P Cuts and a host of special guests to spin everything from Soul & Disco to Hip-Hop & House and way beyond in an blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.
Jazzie B: The original Funki Dred
Playing and making records since 1977, Jazzie is one of the few true international legends of modern soul music. With Soul II Soul heâ€™s scored Number One hits all over the world; has won two Grammies and an Ivor Novello award; and received an OBE and the keys to no less than seven American cities â€“ some states even celebrate a Soul II Soul Day. As busy now as heâ€™s ever been, deejaying all over the world, and with a BBC London 94.9 radio show, Subterranean Soul presents him with an opportunity to spin the records that played such a large part in his early success on the sound system scene.
Spin Doctor: The hardest working man in Hip-Hop.
The driving force behind The Doctorâ€™s Orders Spin has been promoting and rocking parties in London for longer than he might care to mention and while best known for his dedication to Hip-Hop his passion for all genres is undoubted and he is more than ready and willing to show the extent of his collection at this new night.
Chris P Cuts: Star in the making.
Already establishing himself as one of the most exciting DJs on the underground party scene Chris will be expanding his reputation and experience with his first residency. Always fearless in the variety of his selection he will be sure to be building on his reputation week by week.
9pm-3am Saturday 19th March 2011
@ Jam 9- 12 Middle St, Brighton BN11AL
…Residents Spin Doctor & Rusty Ryan
joined by special guest
J-Live (NYC / BBE)
Â£5 in advance / Â£7 on the door
J-Live is without a doubt one of the most multi-talented artists to emerge from the underground Hip-Hop scene. Equally skilled as a DJ as he is as a producer it is as an MC that he is best known and world-renowned. With 10 years experience of working with the biggest names in the genre including the likes of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, Mos Def & The Roots to name a few as the name suggests it is when performing live that this man really comes into his own so this is a show you would be mad to miss!
Kicking things into gear as always with their energetic blend of Hip-Hop, Funk and party platters are residents Spin Doctor & Rusty Ryan so you can be guaranteed there will be dancing room only once again!
BASEMENT: New York’s revered hip-hop dj (Jay-Z’s tour dj nonetheless) Neil Armstrong jets in for a special show with London’s finest hip-hop spinners, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor and Chris P-Cuts. 9pm-3.30am. Â£6 in advance from ticketweb.co.uk or Â£10 on the door
BASEMENT: Japan meets Italy for a storming house session in the basement as Tomoki Tamura and Nico De Ceglai invite Sei A (live) plus djs Chromatic Filters, Luca Schiavoni, Anna Wall and Shardai
LOUNGE: The Sambalanco soundsystem boys let fly with a cool party mix of latin, funk, soul and disco for the upstairs dancers. 9pm-5am, Â£8 before 11pm, Â£10 after
LOUNGE: Launched in London 2010, Spotlight Music Showcase, features some of the best UK talent. Artists including vocalists, Rappers and live bands from all genres of music including Hip-Hop, Soul and Dance come down and perform. The night concludes with a open mic session plus DJ’s on the night playing Hip Hop & soul. 6pm-midnight, free