Hello my friends!
Im still recovering from the weekend and pinching myself to make sure that it wasn’t all a dream.
First off – THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who made it down to the Alibi this past Saturday! I still can’t get my head around the fact that so many people showed up!
Gerald was late (surprise surprise!) but when he showed up, he did so with an entire suitcase (!!) full of records – mainly 45s to be exact .
Since me and Dom only had singles with us as well it turned into a 45s ONLY affair and we played all the bangers we possibly could, had a few drinks, quite a few laughs, and we even squeezed in some dancing before it got too crowded on the dancefloor.
So if you didn’t come down, you totally missed out on all the fun and simply HAVE TO COME to the next one – pinky promise me that!
Sunday evening we went back to Dalston to attend a private performance by the incredibly talented South London artist J’Danna.
If that name sounds familiar it’s because I wrote about her back in 2012 when she performed this Gil Scott-Heron tribute, Winter in America, at Worldwide Awards:
This was her 19th birthday celebration and she kindly gifted us with a fantastic evening that consisted of her showcasing her new material with a live band, including this banger by Julio Bashmore where she provides the lead vocals:
Safe to say I cried at least 3 times because she has blossomed into such a talented young woman :’) And to make it even better, after the show she was presented with a big cake which was made by my friend Candice – what a small world ey!?
The cake was sooo yummy that I had to lick my napkin clean to get all the frosting off haha. Im not a big cake person overall, so for me to do that is a big deal ;)
All in all it was an amazing weekend – a bit hectic and I was very worried about how the event would go down – but you what? When my head hit the pillow late Sunday night, all I could feel was how thankful I am to be able to work and do what I love, it’s a blessing even though it makes a tough life from time to time.
This Saturday I’m DJing alongside Jazzman Gerald and the rest of the Jazzman Records crew at the Alibi in Dalston.
It’s the very first of our new regular club night What is wrong with Groovin’? and it would be great to see you all there!
Doors open at 8pm, it’s FREE ENTRY all night and music will be provided by us from about 9pm until 3am.
You can of course expect the very best of Soul, Funk, Jazz, R’n’B, Latin, Tittyshakers, Ska and much much more, on vinyl ONLY!
Feel free to visit the Facebook events page for more info and to RSVP!
Hope to see you all there and let me know if you have any questions.