Line-up /Rahaan (Chicago)
DAVID HAZELL (Curious People)
COLIN WHITE (Curious People)
DAVE ROSE (Discovery)
Curious People enjoyed supporting SWAYZAK at the BAR-A-BAR opening party so much they have decided to return and throw their own party. This time they have invited the mighty RAHAAN from Chicago.
Expect to hear RAHAANS signature underground disco with some early house treats played on a Funktion one sound system in a dark basement with a low ceiling. Kinda exactly like this:
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Rahaan has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the 80’s when he and his friends use to dance at the best house parties in Chicago – Rahaan’s home state and most importantly, the place which gave birth to House music.
The thing about Rahaan is that he defiantly knows his art, and it is his outstanding skill behind the decks that has brought him from the Chicago underground circuit.
But before Rahaan made his presence on the global dance floor, Rahaan was playing his music from his cassette tapes with his dance crew called the Chuck Brothers.
During the 90’s Rahaan was building up his reputation as one of Chicago’s finest Disco/House DJ, playing at a hot club called “The Spot” and the infamous loft parties with Mr.Bill, Pee Wee and friends. This opened the door for Rahaan to perform on guest spots for Sisterz of Vision and Soul In The Hole club nights, followed by a residency “Budda Lounge” – one of Chicago’s best nightclubs.
In the year 2000 Rahaan started producing tracks for his own personal collection but this soon gained him the attention of Fourplay records who signed him up straight away. His first major track releases on this label were ‘Coming Hard’ and “No Time for Love.”
Since then, Rahaan has released numerous mixes on various websites such as Deep House and Bring The Heat, which gained him attention from other record labels and music lovers across the world. His performances have included the Southport Weekender, Northern Soul and Bring The Heat parties, which you can view on the website.
In between touring Rahaan is busy producing soulful disco and house music for Australian singer Christine Eva and Atlanta based singer/songwriter Ozara Ode’. It is fair to say that Rahaan is well and truly on his way to accomplishing bigger and better things for the year ahead.
Curious People are David Hazell and Colin White. Together they created a place to share classic disco and new edits, deep house and a little bit of acid. Over the last year Curious People have burst onto the scene with a residency at the excellent bank holiday Discovery parties where they have played with MoveD, I:Cube and The Revenge.
They have since moved on from Shoreditch and throw word of mouth parties in a vyner street pub to a ever growing family of friends. Keep an eye out for curious people in 2011!
With the migration of East London’s nightlife culture moving away from the over familiar scenes of Shoreditch, Bar A Bar represents the latest incarnation of cultural vibrancy in East London.
The venue with its honest rough and ready, authentic ‘dive bar’ look and feel has been given a new lease of life from a management take over with a creative vision for 2011 and beyond.
Like many venues in the area, its heritage is a chequered one. Originating as a Turkish den and then a Jamaican Blues, the essence of this venue remains true to late night reveling and echoes edgy NY night life of the 70’s.
Bar A Bar will be maintaining it’s seedy look and feel with a few tweaks such as a new DJ booth set for Vinyl Dj’s offering a three deck turntable console and rotary mixer, a fully stocked Whisky bar, affordable cocktails and a new Funktion one sound system for audiophiles.