[Level 1] John Morales, Lost In Disco DJs, [Level 2] Tru-Skool Beats with Keith Lawrence
Fri Dec 01 - Mighty Disco, House with Soul DJ / Producer and Remix n' Re-Edit Merchant, Legendary NYC DJ JOHN MORALES presents M+M BOOGIE NIGHTS at The CLF Art Cafe. Yuletide season is upon us so expect an extra festive helping of anthemic classic and soon to be classic joints of Disco, Funk, Soul & House exclusives dropped in earnest by one of the best DJs anytime anywhere aka JOHN MORALES. JM joined by THE SHEEN RESISTANCE aka LOST IN DISCO, who'll be bringing a bit of glam and a lot of glitz to the floor, as they positively nuke the place with pure disco mace and maximum taste. Happy music for Happy people, All night long.
John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York and has been involved in the creation of hit records for the better part of 30 years, playing at spots like Stardust Ballroom, Pippins, Bentleys, Limelight and the infamous Studio 54. Like many DJs of the 70s, John ventured into the studio more through need than necessity, making medleys and remixes because the records in those days were too short and being a DJ, he needed to get more out of the records he was spinning.
His now infamous ‘Deadly Medleys’ and ‘Sunshine Acetate Medleys’ brought him to attention of New York disco producers Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams who were impressed by the hunger and desire of the self-taught engineer. A meeting at New York’s influential WBLS radio station, where Cuban-born Sergio Munzibai worked as musical director alongside Frankie Crocker (and later at Motown Records), would signal the next chapter in Morales’ career resulting in the most prolific remix partnership in the 1980s and 90s.
M&M productions have over 650 mixes to their name, with ground-breaking records for the likes of Class Action, Jocelyn Brown, Shakatak, Miami Sound Machine, The Temptations, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Spandau Ballet, Aretha Franklin, Shalamar, Hall & Oates, Candi Station, Billy Ocean, The Commodores and even Peter Schilling and Rod Stewart.
In fact, just about every major artist of the day was in some way retouched by the hands of Morales & Munzibai. John has recently completed a CD compilation for BBE, with new expanded editions of James Brown and the Four Tops, Marvin Ashford & Simpson and many more.
LOST IN DISCO
The Sheen Resistance join us off the back of a series of their massive sell-out LOST IN DISCO events at West London’s Bush Hall, a great set at The Mighty Hoopla Festival in Victoria Park, and a run of nights at the legendary Olympic Studios. These guys have been quietly building a strong following over in West and South West London and they’re delighted to make their debut at The CLF/Bussey. Their Lost In Disco nights combine a love of all the classics with an infectious sense of fun and a genuine party spirit.
Since 2009, The Sheen Resistance have been on a mission to prove that classic disco never went away. They play infectious, groove-filled sets of disco, soul, funk, 70s and 80s dance and club classics and the occasional guilty pleasure for that Studio 54 or Paradise Garage vibe.
Playing back to back as a duo, their sets always have a feel-good, inclusive vibe built on the ultimate party music. Time to get glittery, and show some retro civil disobedience on the dancefloor.
Then on Level 2....
Legendary Good Time Party DJ KEITH LAWRENCE welcomes you to dance hard to some TRU-SKOOL BEATS.
KEITH LAWRENCE a musically versatile DJ with over 30 years experience playing Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Boogie,Disco and Reggae & anything else with SOUL. Whether it's Jay-Z's after party, DJing at Musiq Soulchild, Average white band, Maceo Parker or Kurtis Blow/Furious 5 concerts - Or supplying riddims for Black Twang, Rodney-P, Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy to spit over in the clubs Hip-Hop/Dancehall style, Keith been there seen it and blown it up! Every time.
His career has also seen him DJ alongside more of the world's greats, Norman Jay M.B.E to King Tubby’s Soundsystem. Bottom-line is wherever and whomever Keith plays with, he always, but always delivers. And this time he'll be dropping a Dynamite Party Mix of ‘Tru-skool beats’. So Prepare yourselves
Definitely one for the rootical dancefloor junkie and all round lover of good quality up front soul music.
M+M Boogie Nights Runs: 10pm-5am / Entry: £5/7/10 from RA or £12 OTD. All Tickets give entry to Keith Lawrence Presents Tru Skool Beats on Level 2 https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1030440
Best of times full speed ahead.
Happy music for happy people. All night long!!!