Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 17:00 to Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 23:30
“Disco is a genre of music that was popular in the 1970s, though it has since enjoyed brief resurgences including the present day. The term is derived from discothèque (French for "library of phonograph records", but subsequently used as proper name for nightclubs in Paris”
When I was asked to curate back in April of 2014 the Thursday nights at Red Market I jumped at the chance to play “disco” out in the open air in the middle of Shoreditch. It was just before the sad news that Frankie Knuckles had died so I wanted the Thursdays to be like a tribute to the great man himself, a place for everyone that enjoys good music whatever their color or gender and can feel welcomed to an oasis in the middle of the Urban Jungle that is Shoreditch, it would be called “Love Is the Message” and it would run till the end of August. Although Shoreditch is awash with DJ’s and their computers I wanted to bring in DJ’s that can show skills not only in mixing but were able to carry a crowd through a musical journey and who were not afraid to take risk.. And boy did we get it right!! There are many highlights but my deepest thanks go to all the DJ’s that have made Love Is the Message a great Thursday night out in Shoreditch.
A great thanks to all the following people; Ernesto,Yarda & Guiseppe and all the team at Red Gallery, The BackGround bars crew, Chilli Sound, Lisa Loud, Tim Sheridan, Minnie & Callis (YoMySize), Samir Ibiza, LDLDN (Spacebass), David Magnier (House of Disco), Femi (Young Disciples), Tom Thorpe (PBR StreetGang) & Jody Jode for making that one happen!! My good friend I ain’t got any Disco Darren Roach, Mr Bee Shiver and last but not least a DJ who has been at the thick end of the action in the Ditch right from the beginning Senor Alex Arnout!!
Forthcoming Dj line up in September weather permitting:
04. Severino Panzetta – Hot Creations
11. Steve Proctor – Better Days
18. Digz - DiY Soundsystem
25. Linden C – Stop Push Play
Peace & Out
See ya next summer.
The Diaz Brothers - Love is the Message.
Red Market: 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP