Picnic and Karim are teaming up for a series of Summer "Sunday Picnic" jams.
We'll be programing some of our favourite house producers and aim to create parties that do these artists justice.
First off the block is the legendary
RICK WADE (3 HOUR SET)
One of Detroit's best kept secrets, Rick Wade has been producing late night tracks and tapping into the essence of deepness since the '90's. Known for their universal appeal and appearing on over 20 different labels worldwide, soulful, timeless grooves are his signature. Growing up in Buchanan MI, 1 hour outside of Chicago he was influenced by Chicago radio station WBMX and the Salsoul material and local stations that played the likes of Al Green and Isaac Hayes.
Rick remembers: "I've always been into the music first. I loved the way they (WBMX) would blend two songs together and make it sound like one. I didn't even know what a DJ was back then. I just wanted to blend songs together...When I went to the record store those songs were only available on 12" vinyl, then I needed turntables to play them and then I needed a mixer if I wanted to blend them... At parties I had the records and I had the turntables so I became the DJ almost by default."
While attending the University of Michigan, Wade had the first house mix show on the college station WCBN called 'Journey to the Land of House'. Other presenters were impressed with his material and mixing skills and soon asked him to prepare mixes for their own shows. Some time around 1991 Rick was working on a mix for Brendan Gillen's 'Crush Collision' show and ran out of tracks that he wanted to include. Having always a love for and producing hip-hop Wade turned to his studio to create a track that would fit the mix perfectly and hasn't looked back since. In 1993 Rick and Dan Bell started Harmonie Park to release house material and in 1995 Rick started another label Bass Force primarily as an outlet for the Booty / Bass material that he records under the 'Big Daddy Rick' moniker.
Come join us at our favourite inner city warehouse on November 14th for our first Sunday Picnic of the summer.
(Yeah we know it's not summer yet!)
Local Support: Simon Caldwell, James Bucknell & Daniel Lupica
Tickets $25 through www.residentadvisor.net
(avail from tomorrow 6th Oct!)
Party is BYO Booze.
Make sure you get your tickets quick - this is strictly limited event!
Sound by Night Work Audio