I'd been tryin to get Robyn a dj gig at london homo hotspot 'Popstars' for ages but we could never match it with her touring schedule so we tried and tried and eventually locked down a date which was last friday and rokked up! I'd not met Robyn since i interviewed her for F@&K magazine in 2006 so we went for dinner in soho accompanied by her dj mate louise, for a catch up over some tasty Thai. We drank way too much white wine which always sends me loopy lou and made it to the venue intact about 3 hours later. We set up in the dressing room where she played some of her hot tracks, each taking it in turns to listen on the headphones....one of which was 'HIT HOUSE' a guy from Belgium who i remember from the late 80's whos track' Jack To The Sound Of The Underground' id recently been rinsing to death in the clubs as if it were made yesterday. Robyn not only had this track but the whole album, amazing! Ive been on a mission to find it since and guess what, i got it! I couldnt believe she knew of him too, i was astounded.
After this revelation we made our way through the crowds to the sweaty hotbox that was the Pop room at Popstars and headed straight to the Dj booth. Full of sweaty pop lovers with their cameras out ready for Robyn to take control of the decks. Robyn got her Camcorder out as i grabbed the Mic and introduced her to the crowd... 'HIT IT' i screamed.... she dropped 'Eurythmics 'Sweet Dreams' , nuff said.
That night Robyn reminded me of so much music that id forgotten about. Tapping into someone who has a similar infatuation with a similar style/era of music as myself, is a fucking joy! Its a connection that i cherish! So in that same vain, im gonna share a few of the tracks that she inspired me to dig out of my collection.
Inner City - Aint Nobody Better
Hithouse - I Felt Acid House Love
David Morales - The Program (Def Mix)
Jungle Brothers - I'll House You
With the above in mind im starting a new night of Hip House, Hit House, Acid and all that early 90s late 80s housey vibe at the Old Bar Music Hall on July 31st called 'BUMMPS'.
Its gonna be a once a month party, so if thats yo thing come and join. We'll have Big FUN!!!