Line-up /Dom Thomas, Jack Archer, James Pole
Endless Race have really gone out on a limb with this one. As if we havenâ€™t already been doing our best to bring you the least predictable/posy disco around, weâ€™ve gone and booked someone whoâ€™ll play some truly unusual oddities and rarities.
Dom Thomas and partners in crime, Andy Votel and Doug Shipton, are best known for their endless compilations on the legendary Finders Keepers label, who specialise in trawling the world in search of lost gems, and who have brought us (well, the Western world) some of the most surprising mutations of disco, funk, pop, and whatever, from the least reachable corners of the world, deliciously fused with local influences. Expect the finest in Turkish Disco, Malaysian Funk, Vietnamese Boogie â€“ who knows? Dom also co-runs Brutal Music, focusing on mixing up obscure and forgotten selections of some of the finest proto house, weird psyche and mashed up funk.
As a founding director of vintage vinyl archeology team "Finders Keepers" and cross-continental club night B-Music, Dom Thomas has travelled the world twice over supplying Psych-starved mods, b-boys and misfits throughout the world with his unique brand of unidentifiable cosmic slop. An ardent, assiduous B-Music crusader - whose love of obscure, obsolete, deleted and delectable experimental vintage Pop music and graphic design has sparked a vibrant record-stall, dancefloor and sub-cultural uprising, this Manchester beat-freak spearheads an infectious, impetuous campaign that champions long-forgotten way-out sounds...
So, if youâ€™re willing to take a chance on a night where even we donâ€™t know exactly what to expect, do come along and be ready to dance to music youâ€™ve never heard before.
Do check out this great mix by Dom Thomas for a taster:
Plus some samples here:
And a blog:
We have the finest warm up we know of for this sort of night in the form of DJs Jack Archer and James Pole, coming all the way from Glasgow, where they run the eclectic Habibi club night. With a firm background in disco and Italo Boogie, they have a firm understanding of how to make people dance, and theyâ€™re relishing the chance to bring some of their more exotic records south of the border for this one.
Star & Shadow Cinema
Sat 18 February 2012