As with House music supremo Frankie Knuckles in 2014, the unexpected death of Andrew Weatherall, apart from being a huge shock to all within the club / music community, represents a sudden juncture where a now older generation, once so vital with ideas and innovation, ponders its own mortality, the passage of time underlined with the passing of one of its heroes – a true UK great whose place, as both DJ and pioneering remixer, is assured in the history books, key to the understanding of dance culture and its evolution. So, this was especially sobering news to hear on Monday, social media awash with a genuine outpouring of loss.
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Found myself unwittingly drawn into the debate about Simon Cowell’s proposed ‘DJ X-Factor’ programme via an interview I did with Digital Spy, the media news website, last month, which had been arranged as part of the promotional push for the sadly cancelled Vintage Festival in Northamptonshire, which was supposed to have taken place this weekend.
When the crew behind Manchester’s Electric Chair brought their monthly club night to an end at the beginning of 2008, they’d decided their next move would be from club to pub, opening a bar a few miles outside of the city centre in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, which they called Electrik.
I’m back in London this weekend for the 2020 birthday party at Village Underground in Shoreditch. Sadly, given the events of recent days, I’m anticipating a very different London to the city I was in at the end of July for the Vintage Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank. I don’t think the capital will ever be quite the same again after what happened (I say happened in the hope that we’ve seen the worst of it now).
Festival season is about to hit full swing with Glastonbury next week. My schedule between now and the end of July is as follows:
Having picked up the Best New Festival award for 2010, Vintage moves from Goodwood to the South Bank in London this year (the weekend of July 29/30/31). Once again I’ll be working with Jack Hemingway on The Warehouse arena, which was the subject of a jubilant blog following the inaugural event back in August:
Set of 15 bubblegum cards designed by Jack Hemingway for the upcoming Vintage Festival in Goodwood (Aug 13/14/15). Here’s a short YouTube clip with the lowdown on The Warehouse and Roller Disco arenas, which I’ve curated with Jack: