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Jim 'Shake' Baker
Its the second Friday of the month so its time for some Soulful, Deep, Dirty Disco, down in the Retro Bar basement.
We've carefully selected some turntablists who are known for their bottomless bags and this week we have Tim Morrison from Naive melody, Si Brooks (Riddled with guilt) and Jim Shake Baker and as ever Danny Russell will keeping us on-course.
Expect the rarest of grooves!
£3 with flyer/NUS/Guestlist
£4 everyone else
9PM - Till Very Late
2 for £5 on bottles
For guestlist or enquires email [email protected]
Tim has been DJing for over 8 years, playing gigs around Manchester at famed clubs such as Sankeys Soap before getting together with friends and starting their own monthly soiree at a unique venue set in the backstreets of the city. They have been successfully running Naive Melody for over four years with an impeccable choice of guests including Carl Craig, Joakim, Daniel Wang and Ivan Smagghe to name but a few, not forgetting their recent 4th birthday being celebrated with Andrew Weatherall. The night has gone from strength to strength with no sign of slowing down, winning acclaim and a generous bursary from Smirnoff's Original Nights along the way in 2008.
A versatile selector, Tim is as comfortable warming up the night for some of the worlds most acclaimed DJ's as he is rocking the floor at peaktime hours. His musical tastes are extremely broad and this is reflected in his sets, not restricting himself by genres or tempo's, crafting together a range of music new and old with a common consistency in quality. He is currently spending his time studying a degree in Sound Engineering, honing his technical skills across all areas of audio whilst taking time producing his own tracks.
After years of promoting Electrode, the underground electronic music night at various clubs around the country Si Brooks decided it was time for a change of direction. He began to dj an eclectic mix of tunes with a heavy 80s disco influence at bars, clubs and house parties and has been known to keep them rockin' well into the next day! Along with Neil Atkins (Cornelious, Neils on Wheels) he has taken this ecclectic house party style to the underground drinking den Indigo in Withington where they play every 1st Saturday of the month at their raucous night, Riddled with Guilt.
Danny Russell (DR909)
After spending the past few years at 14,000 feet flying to keep up with various DJ residences across the UK, Danny has settled back in his family home of Manchester.
Since coming back Danny has become a resident DJ at Bluu (Thomas Street, Northern Quarter), Argyles (Chorlton), landed a monthly radio show on Elektek TV (Brighton) under the name DR909, and has played many different guest spots around the city.
Danny has also worked as a freelance sound designer for companies such as Ear To the Ground & PZ Cussions, A sound engineer on various studio productions, and also worked in Post Production for TV for Post Houses Flix, and Sumners.
Danny began collecting records and throwing parties in 1997 after spending most of his early life being exposed to House music.
It soon clear that a career in the music industry was inevitable when he landed his first Job in a record store called Switched On (Isle of Man) at the aged of 16. Danny was a crucial part of the day to day running of the store for 2 years and later went on to work in their newly opened studio as a Sound Engineer & Editor, producing his own music during the studios downtime.
After playing some smaller parties for the next few year in Manchester Danny Landed a few Gigs in New York City playing for the legendary Greg Bier (Bier Group) at the GrooveJet club (Spring Street, Manhattan) and also DJing for the shoe Brand Sketches, playing in their flag shipTimes Square Store.
After returning home Danny became heavily involved in Manchester’s underground electronic scene DJing for nights such as C.A.K.E, Alien Radio, Squelch, Profile, and Electrode, at the same time landing bar gigs playing regularly for The Font, Zumeba, Uluru and Joy Bar.
It was around this time that when visiting his parents in the Isle of Man he had a chance meeting with the manager of a new opened high end Cocktail bar and Restaurant called Aperitvo. It soon became clear that Danny was going to have a significant involvement in the creation of the Aperitivo brand as he began working alongside Bang & Olufsen on the installation and engineering of the Bar sound system. Later becoming the restaurants audio architect and being flown over regularly from Manchester§ to work as the resident DJ.
Aperitivo soon became the hang out of many A-List Hollywood actors while they were shooting on the island, Danny soon ended up DJIng for their wrap parties as well and found himself playing to the likes of Zac Efron and Christian Slater just to name a few.
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