Break out your orange attire and get ready to suck down a few Heinekens...it's Queensday! I've been diligently digging for some quality dutch grooves that don't involve Tiesto or bad trance music (redundant?) and I think I'm ready to do this!
The festivities kick off at 9pm at the Royal Tulip Hotel in São Conrado. Entry is R$39 and includes food and drink!
I'll leave you with this amazing slice of rare boogie by SUMY, who immigrated to Amsterdam from Suriname.
I'm excited to let you all know that episode 18 of my Deep & Dusted show is now live on London's home of quality underground dance music, The Downlow Radio! I'm also a little chuffed to get top mention in this month's Downlow Radio news letter (posted above). Considering that some of my favorite djs, such as Maurice Fulton and the guys from Horsemeat Disco, also have shows on The Downlow, I consider it a real honor. And, um, apparently they consider me "oh-so handsome". Thanks, guys ;)
This episode was recorded live in Rio de Janeiro during carnival at the infamous Alto Vidigal, the premier venue for dancing to underground house and disco under the stars! What a night it was! This is the second half of my set that night and features more of a house sound than you might be used to on Deep & Dusted. But the disco influence is still in there!
[ Deep & Dusted Episode 18 ]
Wow! I can't believe I made it to 37 today. It's been an amazing ride so far and I want to thank all of you that have been a part of it! I decided to upload this edit today on my birthday because it kind of somes up how I'm feeling today. Super blessed to have a beautiful, caring girlfriend, an amazing, supportive family and so many wonderful, loving friends....I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you all for being in my life!
Me and my man, Dementia, circa 2010
I couldn't be more hyped for tomorrow nights gig at the Ya'Ya High-Fi party going down at Studio RJ! Not only does April 2 mark the five year anniversary of me first coming to Rio, it will also be my birthday at midnight! On top of all that, I get to play with my Botafogo Social Club soul brother, Dan Markham aka DJ Dementia. The last time we shared the decks was last summer in London at the Notting Hill Arts Club and I think we're both equally looking forward to the reunion. The music will funky, funky, funky and the medium will be a some dusty stacks of hand-selected 45"s that I've brought from the States for the occasion and Mr. Markham has hauled all the way from the UK just for the night! All this, of course, is leading up to our massive four year BSC anniversary party going down April 13 at Alto Vidigal. The next couple of weeks here in Rio are looking to be even hotter than usual!
For the still uninitiated, Ya'Ya High-Fi is the brain-child of DJ Marcelinho da Lua, a rare vinyl don and one of the prime movers and shakers of Brazil's early drum & bass scene (as evidenced by this clip from 2003). The night is one of the very few in Rio purely dedicated to the cult of vinyl and the music selection is top shelf! Along with Dalua, my man Montano lays down the visual component to the night, along with some grooves of his own.
Functioning primarily as a live jazz venue, the sound system in Studio RJ and clean and it bumps! So forget the fact that it's Tuesday night, dust off your boogie shoes and come have a drink with me and Dementia as we throw down the heat!
April 2, 2013
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 - Arpoador
Doors open 23h
R$5 before midnight / R$10 after
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