DJ Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) & friends
Midnight Riot & Discovery Dj's
special guest TBA
DJ Andy Smith's Reach Up – Halloween Disco Wonderland !
The Big Halloween Disco ! co-hosted by DJ Andy Smith
two floors of demonic disco, haunted house and lots more
and tickets only £3 from RA
downstairs- DJ Andy Smith’s Reach Up – Halloween Disco Wonderland
DJ Andy Smith plays disco/boogie & re edits all night for this Halloween special. Reaching back to the original 70s disco tracks and onto what became known as boogie as the 80’s kicked in. As well as the original sounds Andy will be spinning some of the best new re - interpretations of those old classics and some deeper lesser known grooves. Don’t be shocked to hear ghoulish sound effects in the mix too – You have been warned! - Andy’Smith’s ‘Reach Up Disco Wonderland’ compilation album will be released by BBE records on Fri 17th Nov.
Upstairs Midnight Riot, Discovery and special guest TBA
The venue is going to be transformed with special back drops, classic 80's horror flicks, competitions for the best dressed guys and ghouls and giveaways on the night.
DJ Andy Smith presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland (Coming Soon)
Now available to pre-order. Products will be shipped 4 days before the official release date of 17th Nov 2017.
Best known to most people for his early work as a Portishead collaborator and International tour DJ, Andy Smith earned his ‘Legendary’ title among crate diggers in 1998 when he released seminal mix album ‘The Document’. In the years since, Andy has continued to live up to his reputation as one of the finest and most creative DJs on the planet, tirelessly digging in the crates and emerging with pure gold. Following in the footsteps of his 2006 exploration of Trojan’s mighty reggae vaults and his two compilations exploring funk music from New Orleans and Jamaica, Andy turns his attention to disco and boogie for the very first time.
The concept for ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ was born from ’Reach Up’, a DJ collective founded by Andy in 2012 to reflect the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. ‘Reach Up’ showcases 80s boogie, disco and proto house; the foundations upon which dance music culture was built.
As you might expect, Andy Smith’s selections for the album are not only delightfully obscure but highly memorable. Many titles will spark recognition, having been sampled for more contemporary hip hop and R&B tracks. Disco & Boogie this compilation may be, but it’s been put together with a b-boy mentality. As Andy himself puts it “At my ‘Reach Up’ and ‘Boombox’ nights a fair few of these will have been played, but interestingly some of these tracks might well get played at more ‘hip hop orientated’ nights i do too because of the disco breaks: tracks like “T Connection” & “Freedom.”
Containing a raft of undeniable dance-floor fillers and slept-on anthems, ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ also at times displays that indefinable, other-worldy, almost eerie sonic fingerprint that’s been present in Andy’s productions and DJ sets since day one. Above all, this album is testament to a youthful obsession with home taping. As Andy puts it: “just being able to officially put these tracks out that i used to play on my ghetto blaster in the streets is an amazing thing!”