Kazim Kazim Kazim and Andy Lemay, Red Rack'em
So it's time for another Smugglers Inn London Excursion and this month we have a couple of very special DJs making the trek down from Leeds to lend at hand (or 2) behind the decks at Vibe Bar.
Hang The DJ
Kazim Kazim Kazim and Andy Lemay are the founding fathers of the infamous Hang the Dj! club night in Leeds. Starting out in humble surrounding with secret basement parties in Kazim’s house, Hang the Dj! gained quick notoriety in the city for their unique blend of underground house, techno and disco mixed with party pop, soul and funk. After hosting some unique Sunday sessions, the boys became backroom hosts of choice around the city providing support for the likes of the Unabombers, Clive Henry, Greg Wilson, Rob da Bank, Prins Thomas, Luke Vibert, The Nextmen, Finley Quaye, 4hero and a memorable gig with TY requesting a mic in their room after he finished his gig in his room.
In addition to providing dj support for some of their heroes, Hang the Dj! Have launched a second club night called Mystic Brew, which quickly became a staple in any discerning clubbers diary, with dj’s such as Recloose, Trus’me, James Holroyd, Bill Brewster and a certain Red Rack'em all-guesting. After a momentous 18 months, the boys have had the pleasure of playing at festivals worldwide such as Glastonbury, Lake of Stars [Malawi], Garden Festival [Croatia], Jersey Live and others.
Nottingham DJ Danny Berman aka Red Rack'em is well known for his illicit hip hop and disco edits which have been well supported by the Unabombers, Nextmen, Carl Craig and Prins Thomas. He is also a respected radio broadcaster and his fortnightly Smugglers Inn podcasts (available at http://www.redrackem.com) are eagerly downloaded by leftfield beat heads from across the globe. His recent wonky disco/boogie/Detroit house output as Hot Coins has firmly eclipsed those heady edit days, with EPs on Tirk, Untracked and Society showcasing his production skills and receiving massive support on the disco and house scene. Danny is in demand as a DJ too with recent sets at Gilles Petersons Worldwide Awards, Snowbombing, Glastonbury and Big Chill showcasing his trademark disco/house/2 step/broken mash up sound.
Expect to hear the finest hip-hop, disco, cosmic, electro, punk funk, proper house, broken beat, jazz, funk and wonky beats.
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