Rawhead Dance Theatre
After a few months of hiatus following disco bashs in New York, Washington, Baltimore, Lyon and Damascus, Anicet (aka Jean-Baptiste) is BACK IN BUSINESS for a debut in Londontown, at the glorious Moustache Bar in Dalston.
It is this Friday and it'll feel like King St, NY circa 1981.
A French DJ sharing his time between the U.S, France, the Middle East, and the UK, Anicet has been spinning house and disco tunes since 2006, in a style influenced by the legends of the underground American dance scene - from Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles to Tim Sweeney and Theo Parrish. His sets cover more than 30 years of musical history and blend together disco 12", reedits and dub versions of 70's and 80's underground classics, with the best of the most recent house and nu-disco productions from Detroit, New York and Hamburg. His transitions show a special care paid not only to rythms, but also to melodies, textures, and harmonics.
Anicet shared line-ups with DJ Sneak, Tim Sweeney (DFA), Beautiful Swimmers, Surkin, Para One, Scottie B, Dan Deacon, Adventures, School of Seven Bells, Crystal Stiltes, PWRFL Power and These New Puritans. He played in 9.30 Club (DC), Music Hall of Williamsburg (NY), Sonar (Baltimore), NuBlu (NY), Happy Ending (NY), The Annex (NYC), Crash Mansion (NY), Rock & Roll Hotel (DC) and Cake Shop (NY), among other places.
After two years as a lead member of the Rad! DJ crew in Washington, DC , Anicet spent a large part of 2009/2010 in Damascus, Syria, where he curated and DJed of the hugely popular "damas social club" dance party at the Fardos hotel club ( http://damassocialclub.tumblr.com/ ).
He now lives in London, E8.
"A Modern Classy City", a tape for Le Dixième concept store: