'EXPERIENCE...'

Our 'Experience DJ' team take the very best music artists, producers and infuential personalities in music and bringing them back to life through our vinyl turntables, compiling tribute vinyl DJ sets focusing on a specific 'Vibe'.

 

These selected artists have a wide array of infuence crossing between performing, infulencing and producing for other successful performers. 

We will explore the boundries of their music productions and introduce you to some of the rarest and never before heard EPs...

 

Our goal here is to pay tribute to some of the lost souls of music, recreating a vibe that once was through Vinyl DJing.

 

 

30/03/18 - WEST END 

West End Records is one of the most influential dance labels of the past forty years. The label was founded by Mel Cheren and Ed Cushins in 1976 and would go on to define the sound of New York City during the heyday of disco.

 

Taking its name from the location of its original office, close to Broadway’s Manhatten theatre district and neighbouring Studio 54, the label launched with ‘Sessomatto’ by Sesso Matto, which was produced by Cheren.

That sound would eventually filter its way across the dance floors of the world, as West End released a slew of disco classics, including Taana Gardner’s ‘Heartbeat’, Loose Joint’s ‘Is It All Over My Face?’, Barbara Mason’s ‘Another Me’ and the NYC Peech Boy’s ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’, as well as releases by Linda Clifford and the label’s biggest selling single ‘Hot Shot’ by Karen Young. The West End catalogue has become of the great sample sources of modern music and in recent years has been raided by multiple musicians and producers, including Ini Kamoze, Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dog, Notorious B.I.G., Ja Rule and DMX.

06/04/18 - PATRICE RUSHEN

Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen, is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones.

 

Composer...Producer...International Recording Artist...Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry.

Along with contemporaries George Duke and George Benson, Patrice Rushen made a major transition from cutting respected acoustic jazz material to hitting the upper reaches of the club and R&B charts. A dynamite keyboardist with a limited but sweet voice, Rushen debuted at the age of 20 on the Prestige label, working with maverick saxophonist Joe Henderson. Within a matter of a few years, legendary club DJ Larry Levan was spinning her carefree but sophisticated post-disco singles released on Elektra. Rushen continued releasing R&B albums into the '90s while never completely departing the jazz world; she also became a barrier-breaking musical director.

16/03/18 - DJ SPINNA

One of our Favourites!!!

Vincent Williams, better known by his stage name DJ Spinna, is an American hip hop producer from Brooklyn. According to Allmusic, he has "remained strictly an underground artist despite his astonishing talent.

DJ Spinna has been a purveyor of quality music since the beginning of his production career. Over the past seven years, DJ Spinna has established himself as one of the hardest working producers in the industry. He has produced numerous tracks and remixes for notable artists such as Michael Jackson, De La Soul, DAS EFX, MC Eiht, George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Ronny Jordan, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, EMINEM, Jungle Brothers, Grand Puba, Sadat X and Polyrhythm Addicts.

23/03/18 - ERYKAH BADU

Erykah Badu needs little introduction.

 

Her seminal works like Baduizm and the New AmErykah series have successively upped the ante in terms of what can be done within the soul spectrum, fusing cosmic b-girl bravado and street-wise poetry with the forward-thinking sounds of producers like the Soulquarians collective, Madlib, Flying Lotus or Bonobo to create a sonically varied body of work selling millions of albums in the process. And it is not just on an economical level that her impact on hip hop and soul can only be measured by, say, mid-‘90s Mary J. Blige, although Erykah always made sure to save her strongest performances for her own recordings.

When she’s not busy reminding contemporary R&B of its own intellectual and soulful possibilities, Erykah Badu heads up her own record label, Control FreaQ, and has even been caught on the ones and twos recently, under the mysterious DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown moniker.

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