Tonight! 8pm doors
Norman terrace and club sets
Farley & Heller on in the club at 130am after Norman
After an incredible summer at with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Derek, Jerry Dammers, Sancho Panza, and of course 2 dates with the King of the Carnival, Norman Jay, 'Up On The Roof' head into the club room at Brixton Clubhouse on Saturday 20 October.
Norman Jay joins us after sell out dates in April and July on the terrace, along with Junior Boys Own legends Terry Farley & Pete Heller in support.
The terrace will of course be open all night with a brand new heated cover over the bottom half. The club room also boasts a brand new full air conditioning unit plus a new turbo sound system.
As the Good Times founder, Member of the British Empire and all round good egg, Norman helped us christen 'Up On The Roof' this Easter Sunday. He has represented the entire spectrum of black music, from soul, funk, disco, reggae and jazz, right through to the more contemporary sounds of house, garage and drum'n'bass.
Norman's legendary Good Times sound system, has been the go-to spot at Europe's largest street party, the Notting Hill Carnival, for 30 years.
Good Times was THE party that changed the face of the Notting Hill Carnival and which has become a Summertime fixture at festivals worldwide. Jay set up his first sound system, Great Tribulation, in 1979 with his brother Joey which became Good Times in 1981, the start of a 30-year residency at Notting Hill Carnival. Norman changed the face of the music played there, introducing a range of gritty, soulful styles to complement the predominantly reggae-based sound systems. The move paved the way for the open-minded Carnival we know today, with Good Times still at its core.
His Paradise Garage-inspired 'High On Hope' club night, involvement in iconic label 'Talking Loud Records', and his long-running show on both the pirate and legal Kiss FM have all helped Norman to become one of the most loved and respected DJs in the UK today, his tireless work having earned him many accolades – he has appeared on the BBC’s Question Time - and received an MBE for his work in 2002, the first time any DJ had received such an accolade.
Although prominent house DJs and producers individually, London-based remixers Terry Farley and Pete Heller enjoyed their greatest notoriety working as a duo. They first surfaced in the early '90s as part of Andrew Weatherall's Boys Own collective, making their debut with a hugely popular remix of the Farm's "Groovy Train"; hits for Espiritu ("Francisca"), Sunscreem ("Perfect Motion"), K Klass ("Don't Stop") and Secret Life ("As Always") followed. Farley and Heller also earned wide renown when their mix of M People's "Open Your Heart" topped Billboard's club charts in 1995. A year later they reunited to assemble a two-disc entry into the Journeys by DJs beatmix series, with their own "Ultra Flava" 12-inch appearing at much the same time. In addition to working under the own names, Farley and Heller additionally recorded as Roach Motel, an outlet for their more underground projects; they also joined producer Gary Wilkinson in the lush garage techno trio Fire Island, as well as teaming with Weatherall and Hugo Nicholson in Bocca Juniors. Their other pop remix projects include work with New Order ("Regret"), Michael Jackson ("Blood on the Dancefloor"), his sister Janet ("When I Think of You"), Kylie Minogue ("Where Has the Love Gone?"), U2 ("Salome") and Pet Shop Boys ("Go West").