On the 16th of October I’ll be DJing alongside duo La Basse Tropicale who are flying in from La Reunion island to share some of their favourite records at Brilliant Corners. We’ll be starting at 7pm with mellow grooves and Japanese food before the dinner tables get moved aside and the boogie, disco and percussive jams come out.
La Basse Tropicale consists of DJs Natty Hô and Konsöle who have recently been working with Strut Records on a set of Mauritian sega music called ‘Soul Sock Sega’. Due in early 2016, their compilation will highlight some of the island’s unique off-kilter ’60s and ’70s fusions.
Facebook event and more details here.
Pleased to be hosting a launch party for the re-issue of Nohelani Cypriano’s 1980 self-titled LP with Rob Butler of Be With Records at Brilliant Corners. We’ll have copies of the vinyl release, a collaboration with Aloha Got Soul.
Aloha Got Soul has finally become a record label. The inaugural release is Mike Lundy’s Rhythm Of Life, which will become available for the first time on a 7″ record. The a-side is an incredible cut of Hawaiian funk, whilst the b-side is a mellow island jam, you can listen below. I’ll be hosting the London events, firstly an instore at Rye Wax in Peckham on Thursday 29th Jan 2015 from 7pm to 9pm where Laura Coxeter, Mark Taylor and I will play a 2-hour set of 100% Hawaiian AOR / Fusion / Soul / Funk / Disco. It’ll be your first chance to buy the record in the UK and Europe! Following that we’re doing the launch party at Brilliant Corners in Dalston on Saturday 31st Jan from 7pm to 1:30am with a very special guest, who will be revealed on the week of the event. Both events are free of charge and we’ll have limited copies of the release: AGS-7001 for sale. For those of you on the other side of the world, Aloha Got Soul founder, Roger Bong will be hosting a series of events in Hawaii with Mike Lundy himself, not to be missed!
On Thursday we’re running our last event of 2014, expect a Christmas theme as we send you off for the holidays. Laura and I will play 30 minutes each from 7pm to 11pm, then back-to-back, one record at a time until midnight. As always, free entry – please join us early for dinner!
In other news, I’ll be launching Roger Bong’s Aloha Got Soul record label in the UK and Europe in January 2015 – more details to follow, suffice to say its been a pleasure working with Roger this year and we have some exciting projects lined up for 2015.
This month we’ve got an extended 3am licence at Brilliant Corners, plus Patrick Forge as special guest. Furniture will be moved aside after dinner to make room for the dance floor! Free entry, quality music and mezcal. You know what to expect.
In anticipation you can listen back to the ‘Soul Time’ special NTS show which we broadcast on the 9th of November:
Next Tuesday (18/11) I’ll be hosting a live audio visual show with British duo Psychemagik and Brooklyn-based video artist Ari Russo at Miranda Bar, Ace Hotel London. A 7pm start as its a Tuesday, you can read more about the event and all the preparation involved by downloading the press release, suffice to say it will be a special evening.
This month, Laura and I will be back at Brilliant Corners to host a mid-week Soul Time In London party. We’ve already started putting aside some new discoveries and favourite records to be enjoyed on one of the nicest sounding systems in London. Come early to get a table for dinner: japanese food and raw cakes will be served, along with craft beer, wine and plenty of interesting spirits. As always, vinyl only and free entry.
If you happen to be on the other side of the world, our friends at Aloha Got Soul will be hosting a Soul Time in Hawaii party the following the day.
- Tonight (04/12) 18:30 - 20:00 playing a Hawaiian-only DJ set @RoughTrade for launch of @AlohaGotSoul Mike Lundy LP https://t.co/fyxh4Hj5HB, Dec 04
- Tonight (16/10) #SoulTimeInLondon w/ #LaBasseTropicale. 7pm - 1.30am. @Brilliant_Cnrs @StrutRecords @AlohaGotSoul http://t.co/Ulbg73s63u, Oct 16
- Next #SoulTimeInLondon party w/ #LaBasseTropicale 16th Oct, 7pm - 1.30am @Brilliant_Cnrs @AlohaGotSoul @StrutRecords http://t.co/snRj3ckB3w, Sep 26
- RT @AlohaGotSoul: THIS FRIDAY, London, with @cedricbardawil and @bewithrecords. http://t.co/tMS6uGmblO, Aug 05
- RT @JumboRecords: Hooked up with Cedric from @AlohaGotSoul - happy to say we have both the Mike Lundy 7"s in stock. Serious heat! LTD. http://t.co/ILFP3jRORn, Jul 05