Continuing the run of first class acts announced in the 2012th year since the baby Jesus' birth, the Animals Dancing gang are very proud to present one of our favourite chairs - Rick Wilhite.
In a city brimming with the best music innovators past and present, Rick is a prominent Detroit identity who has firmly influenced the revered musical spirit of the Motor City. His now closed record store Vibes, supplied the best of the best with the records that changed the way the world danced. Rick has worked alongside electronic music luminaries such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May and is the oft-forgot, but vital member of the 3 Chairs, with Marcellus Pittman, Theo Parrish and Kenny Dixon Jnr aka Moodymann.
Rick encompasses every facet of a true DJ that we at Animals Dancing admire. A versatile music selector - with DJ sets including R & B, Hip Hop, Techno and his favoured House and Disco. A pioneering producer – with seminal releases on labels such as KDJ, Stilove4music and Rush Hour – and a long time party promoter. Rick has learned over his 24 year career in the music industry that it takes more than a few good records to create everything that a party needs to be.
Rick will metaphorically be given the keys to the Mercat Basement to play for as long as he wants - as is true Animals Dancing fashion.
Support from Tornado Wallace, Andee Frost and Otologic.