A John Davis Production
Need2Soul, one of London's leading club nights and labels, is very proud to present the return of the ground-breaking sound of New York 'Body&SOUL', bringing together - François K, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, Danny Krivit.
Following a truly magical event at Canvas last July which sent ripples through the music industry, it was without doubt one of the shows of last Summer with an atmosphere rarely seen these days. Now London's most discerning audience have the chance to do it all over again... Yes its back, at one of the worlds best venues and a chance for true dance music lovers to witness Carling Academy, Brixton like never before.
Everything will be tailored from scratch to fit the Body&SOUL vibe. A huge state-of-the-art build system will be specially customised to fit the academy. Body&SOUL's world famous dancers and lighting legend Ariel will be flown over from New York City, and the infamous Body&Soul production team will be taking things to the next level creating a 'Balloon Cocoon'.
This will be another landmark moment for the UK Dance Music scene and is an event that surely can't be missed. A huge crowd of movers & shakers across the global will once again descend on London's biggest and most impressive urban space for this once in a life time music event.
Body&SOUL’s legacy began in 1996 by legendary pioneers of house music François K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit. Already famous in their own right, this landmark New York Dance Party was the first time the 3 resident DJ's played together as one. The Body&SOUL events became an international mecca for dance music lovers seeking to enjoy all forms of music with all the freedom of expression granted on a unified dance floor. Body&SOUL continue their mission holding hugely successful outdoor events in New York and live tours in France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Japan, and now the UK once more.
Joe Claussell is one of New York’s highly respected dance figures, for his work as a DJ, producer, and remixer, as well as for his label Spiritual Life Music, all of which reflect his deep love for and his eclectic and multicultural taste in dance music. Much of the global dance movement can be traced back to Claussell’s highly percussive style that incorporates Latin, African, Brazilian and other world rhythms with elements of jazz, rock, disco and live instrumentation.
François K’s career in dance and electronic music goes back to the late 70’s in the New York clubs and at the disco label Prelude. He was responsible for many important productions on the European electro/new wave scene in the 80’s and started his Wave Music label in the 90’s. He has worked his mixing magic on about 1000 records to date and as a DJ and a producer is now exploring the dub and techno sides of electronic music.
Danny Krivit’s professional DJ status began at the Loft, New York's musical centre and a mecca for DJs, in the 70’s. There, he began long term collaboration with Larry Levan and François K. Danny is famous for his edits, has been DJing for over 30 years and has an impressive knowledge of rare disco and jazz. He has recently released mixed compilations on Strut, King Street and Defected.
François K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit will play a huge nine hour set back2back for a non-stop musical lesson. No Warm-ups, No Guest Djs... three very different DJ's with very unique styles, the magic of Body&SOUL lies in how they marry these sounds together to create a melting pot of music that caters for all dance music lovers. Together they form one of the most influential music events in history and set the standard on the global dance music scene. Its coming back - Saturday 12th July, Brixton Carling Academy.
Lights by Ariel