Saturday 1st July 2017
Basement Jacks (Formerly the Wharf)
Soul Underground returns on Saturday 1st July and as it’s also Lin’s birthday, we thought we’d try something a bit different.
For whatever reason, on our little scene, there seems to have been a reluctance to book DJs to play extended sets – whether that be a four hour stint, or even the whole night. This could be due to more traditional line-up formats being preferred, or maybe DJs not wanting to play any longer than two hours. A more cynical explanation might be that booking more DJs guarantees a few more bodies on the floor! Perhaps all these reasons have a hand to play, we’re not quite sure. Either way, it seems a real shame as there are some incredible record collections on this scene, crying out to be explored and shared through longer sets.
In an attempt to buck this trend, we’re giving the whole night over to our resident, Jamie Taylor. With six hours to go out, Jamie will dig deep through his crates to reflect what Soul Underground means to him. Without the constraints a short set imposes, he will have time to explore, in greater detail, the genres, labels and artists the venue has championed over the last seventeen years. There will be soul, house and jazz, and he’ll attempt to join (as Gilles Peterson puts it) the musical dots in between.
Now, it wouldn’t be Soul Underground without our resident percussionist, Glenn Worthington. With an unrivalled knowledge of his music and craft, and a unique understanding of how Jamie plays, Glenn is the perfect accompaniment for sets like this. Plus, for the first time in a long time, he’ll be dusting down and bringing out his full percussion kit – timbales included!
Really hope you can join us for this one and as always, if you fancy staying over, double rooms are just £38. Just call 01922 722921 and quote 'Soul Underground' when booking.
We’ve also recently uploaded 27 recordings from previous parties to our Mixcloud page, so fill your boots with the link below -
SU on Mixcloud: https://mixcloud.com/
SU on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/