Downstairs Keyboard Masher present, DJ Loud-E (Ambassadors Reception), Keyboard Masher DJs, Stan Fontan, Frank Milan & Lefteri, Upstairs: Everything Must Go, Dan Cat (Catz Music), Big Daddy (Playtime), Hey Joe (Chew the Fat!)
Once upon a time, disco was shrouded in arcane mystery. Classic records lay unmolested in the dusty boxes of charity shops and its secret were known only to a wise order of bearded men.
Then came the internet... and everything changed.
Damon Halvin and Joe Burrin set up their site - Keyboard Masher - to enable them to explore their shared love of good music with like-minded individuals. Serving up a healthy dose of disco, they also dig deep into electro boogie, cosmic rock, obscure film scores, library sessions, 70's roots reggae & afro-pop, new beat, italo and good old acid house chuggers.
After promoting and playing over the last 15 years at Lift (Blue Note), Come Shake The Whole and 6ft Stereo, theirs is a life-long mission to spread an undying passion for the kind of joyous, classic, life-affirming music which they have termed simply as ‘Whack-out’!
With a series of parties springing up over two years ago out of the popularity of their weekly online postings of tracks, re-edits, sleeve art and mixes, there past guests have included such massive musical brains as Jolyon Green from Lowlife, Cafe Del Mar’s Phil Mison, Mancunian folk-hero Moonboots and Sean Johnson from Hardway Brothers.
To celebrate the launch of Keyboard Masher the party, the boys are proud to welcome over Dutch maestro DJ Loud-E.
Having collected disco records for ten years, Loud E has been playing them around Europe for the last three following a series of mixes on I-F’s CBS radio which unveiled his killer collection of rare euro-disco and obscurities. January also saw the release of ‘Loudified’ on Ambassador's Reception, a CD compilation of his most sought after re-edits, previously only available on vinyl.
Also look out for the first re-edit release from Keyboard Masher in April.
Everything Must Go
With a Pete Tong Essential New Tune, eleven record labels and three gold swimming stars between them, Catz Music’s Dan Cat, Playtime’s Big Daddy and Chew the Fat’s Hey Joe are a force to be reckoned with.
Having played alongside everyone from Mike Monday and Marc Romboy, to Claude Von Stroke and Jack Beats, their new joint venture, Everything Must Go, is an all out assault of everything house and nu-disco.
Throwing in every sub-genre you can name, from hyphy to deep, plus a few new ones they’ve invented in the studio the night before, it’s a soundtrack aimed squarely at moving all your molecules, from your soles to your follicles.
And in the unlikely event that they fail to do this, you’re probably related to the rubber brick that was fished off the bottom of a swimming pool (while wearing pyjamas) all those years ago.
Joe Roberts: [email protected] / 020 7924 1333
Paul Arnold: [email protected] / 020 7924 1333