TIME TO ENTER THE DISCO WONDER LOUNGE!!! Sun May 09 - The Armchair Rooftop Soul Sessions continues with a righteously retrolicious trip through all things disco. Once again, you are cordially invited to sit back, relax, listen and love the best in music, chillin' n’ life as Legendary DJs ANDY SMITH + NICK HALKES drop 80’s boogie, soul, funk, disco and proto house, evoking the spirit and dipping into the soundtrack of legendary NYC clubs such as 'Paradise Garage’ & 'Studio 54’, FREE ENTRY at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden.
The Armchair Rooftop Soul Sessions, (as always) here to help you start your week on a non stop musical high.
DJ ANDY SMITH:
Andy Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal mix-CD The Document hit the streets back in 1998 and became the soundtrack for a generation who’d heard Coldcut's Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more – The Document filled the void. His appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide samples for Portishead’s first two albums. He went on to make his name as their international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both digging and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing.
Andy was included in the Top 20 Greatest DJ’s of all time in Music Radar. His latest release is the ‘Reach UP – Disco Wonderland’ album that came out on BBE records in Nov 2017. Since the Portishead tours he has established himself as an underground producer, working with Scott Hendy (Boca 45) under the name Dynamo Productions. Their album Analogue, which notched up a top-ranking five out of five in Mojo magazine, featured San Diego-based MC Profile from the much respected Sound Providers Crew. He has also provided samples for Prodigy hits and Lack of Afro.
Nick is one of the founders of independent record label XL Recordings where he signed and worked with acts such as House of Pain, SL2 and Liquid before taking up a position as a director at EMI and launching the Positiva label. The Positiva label enjoyed significant success under Halkes' leadership with artists such as Reel to Real, Alice Deejay, The Bucketheads and more and is now home to David Guetta and Deadmau5, amongst others.
As a child, he discovered dance music at a young age, through Al Mathews’ Discovatin’ show on BBC Radio 1, and it wasn’t long before he and a friend took their respective hi-fi systems around town to play music at birthday parties. He later graduated to playing on hospital radio in Bristol, before following the industry to its natural hub in London.
DJs: 2pm - 8/9pm
Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)
Next Events: Sun May 16 - Mukatsuku Records Session with Nik Weston, followed by, Sun May 23 - Mellow, Mellow, Right On! With Richio Suzuki
Come chill hard with we!
See you up on the roof and deep inside by the summer