Monday, March 20, 2006

Weekend Review!



It's Monday now and I'm fairly tired! After my Black on Red show on Saturday I went straight down to the Savoy and caught the end of the Human League! I used to love them when I was growing up and still play out some of their music today. The atmosphere was incredible as they belted out their biggest hits and I was glad to catch a few of their tunes. The stage set-up looked class (see picture) and I think it was a real success!

My Rapture night was on straight after and it went fairly well. I wasn't as "on it" as Thursday but managed to keep it nicely bubbling for the night and the crowd were up for it too. I went up to the dressing rooms after, where various sound engineers, friends of the promoters and a couple of my friends proceeded to polish off the rest of the Human League's rider. Again I wasn't drinking so it was some fruit and orange juice for me. Who said rock n'roll was dead!

Pretty wrecked on Sunday but had to get up early and pick records for my All Day Music Day in the Woodford. J Remy is a Cork DJ now based in Dublin and he was my choice for the Woodford event this month. With the limitations of the licencing laws here in Ireland I've always wanted to do events where DJs can express themselves without having to play all of their records in a short time. This event gives us 7 hours to express ourselves and we managed to play a bit of everything!

J Remy is one of my favourite Cork DJ's. He is a crate digger and music junkie like myself and he has a huge record collection aswell! We went from soul, jazz and funk right through to hip-hop, latin and disco and managed to play everything from Fela Kuti and Redman, to The Meters and Trouble Funk! It was a really nice evening and a perfect warm up to the Pharcyde's first visit to Cork at Cyprus Avenue-the review is coming next!

2 comments:

Donncha said...

We were going to go see the Human League play but we just never got around to it. Good to hear it was a great night, next time!

Donncha

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    I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays http://www.pavilioncork.com also you can catch me at http://djstevieg.podomatic.com