HOLIDAY SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH...
MEETS SOLEAL UPTOWN
Sunday August 29th
And Reality Soundsystem featuring MC Earl Gateshead - LIVE
Zak Frost (deepblue / Trans Europe Express) & Magic Jase
41-43 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BA
/ Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.deepbluemusic.com/nodisko
DISCO /ITALO / DUB / ELECTRO / PUNK-FUNK / FORGOTTEN PARTY CLASSICS
About the guests...
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The Roots And Reality Soundsystem is the latest live project of Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad, both of whom are heavily involved in the reggae and dub scene in London. Northern reggae legend Earl (originally from the North-East town of – you guessed it - Gateshead) has been working full-time in music for the last two decades, kicking off his DJ career promoting reggae in Brixton back in ‘79. In the mid-’80s his reggae system was the first to incorporate house music and he worked with seminal producer Fingers Inc. in 1986. These days his DJ/MC sets take in disco and dub and he’s the number one selector for legends Big Youth, Gregory Isaacs, Cutty Ranks and Dr Alimantado, amongst others. Daddy Ad’s his musical philosophy is about incorporating different sounds; his diverse DJ sets run the gamut from reggae, funk and disco to deep house and electronica. He’s played at the Ministry of Sound’s massive Knebworth event in 2004, xxx and more recently at Cargo and 93 Feet East with partner in crime Earl Gateshead. Together, the pair will be bringing their unique DJ/MC performance to West London for what’s certain to be a right royal mash-up.
Although he’s released a string of disco and funk re-edits in the past year or so (including so-hot bootlegs of West End classic ‘Bustin’ Out’ and a rare Glitter Band disco instrumental) little is known of the true identity of this long-standing disco/deep house producer – except by us, of course. Currently working on an LP of cheeky re-edits, we’re expecting something very special from this mystery man.
Neil is the chief Zookeepers, the collective of DJs behind the Human Zoo parties, one of London’s modern-day success stories, whose ‘post-house’ parties, notably at The Key in King’s Cross, have featured cutting-edgers like Ewan Pearson, The Glimmer Twins, Ivan Smagghe, Cosmo, DJ Spacid, Rooty’s Frank Tope and Trevor Jackson in the last few months. Now concentrating on one-off parties, secretive warehouse bashes and special guest appearances at some of the most happening clubs in the capital, Neil is one of the most in-demand DJs on London’s leftfield party circuit with his winning mix of Balearic, Italo and forgotten disco gems from the vaults. He’s also a regular spinner the ‘Disko.