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Inner City Soul: A London Soul Club

  

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Inner City Soul: A London Soul Club Details

Introducing a new London Soul night...

Inner City Soul

Something new for London's club landscape, a night of the very best in rare and underplayed soul, in a great intimate and atmospheric venue

The Music:

Musically it will be everything soulful and dance-able, from 6ts Soul to Seventies and Crossover to the funkier and harder edge of Soul - all on original vinyl naturally

The Date:

Saturday the 2nd of March

The Place:

The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RU

The Time:

From 10 PM - 4 AM, 5 On the Door for six hours of the very best in Soul music pressed onto vinyl

The Guest DJs:

We are very happy to announce that we have a stellar line up of Guest DJ's for our first event... so expect the best!

Edu Domingo (Movin' On, Barcelona)

Rich Evans (Empty Bottles, Leeds)

Joel Maslin (VaVaVoom/100 Club, London)

The Resident DJs:

James Pogson & Tomas McGrath

We hope to see you there for what promises to be a fantastic event!! :thumbsup:


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Ooh, that looks pretty interesting, great line up!

Nice cosy looking venue too.

Best of luck with the adventure.

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Seems there's a few of us coming to this now as a chance to wet my baby's (Jule's) head :)

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Would be great to have you down and catch up mate!

Cheers for all the kind words - it is building up to be a great night already!

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Exactly a month to go now...!

Will post up my top five to get the ball rolling and a preview of the sounds to expect! More to come shortly...

Tomas's current top five:

The Underground Express - "I Never Found Me A Girl" (U.G.E.)

Jesse Davis - "Gonna Hang On In There Girl" (Era)

Wendel Western - "Nag On Me" (Soul Sauce)

Oscar Perry - "Face Reality" (Feron)

Otis Lee - "Hard Road To Hoe" (Quaint)

Cheers!

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The next top Top Five from our resident Mr. James Pogson, with our guest's to follow shortly...!

James' current top five:

Andrew Brown - "You Made Me Suffer" (Brave)

The Superbs - "Wind In My Sails" (Dore)

Eddie Daniels - "Is He Better Than Me" (Boots)

Earl English & The Apaches - "Trying To Make Ends Meet" (Six Toe)

The Mystiques - "Put Out The Fire" (Twinight)

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| | TICKET UPDATE | |

Our venue holds a capacity of up to 200 people, therefore to ensure guaranteed entry we are going to make entrance available to purchase prior to the event.

We would strongly advise people to book their entrance as the location of the club has a high foot fall and we wouldn't want anyone to be turned away, especially those who are making the journey from out of town.

Please send an email to innercitysoulclub@gmail.com and/or PM The Milk Man on here to reserve tickets.

Many thanks & we look forward to seeing you there on March 2nd!!

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Only two weekends left between now and Inner City Soul and we are all very excited here at the head office! To warm things up on this miserable day we are very happy to introduce our first Guest DJ... Mr. Joel Maslin, with an expansive introduction and a fantastic top five!

Here we go:

Musically I'm a big fan of blues & soul in all of its forms, from 60's soul, funk, r&b, and rocksteady to more contemporary stuff, such as soulful house. I've always been drawn to slightly unusual records, things that have a distinctive vibe to them, such as the Five Chances on Finch. My good friend Ollie introduced me to soul and blues when we were in our late teens having become disillusioned with drum & bass - our first trip to the 100 Club was a real musical awakening - we'd never heard such brilliant unknown soul tracks before. These were unissued or dog rare records of the time such as Luther Ingram, the Charmaines, Jean Carter, so on and so forth.

From there it was a slippery (but enjoyable) slope into collecting both R&B and soul records, and becoming increasingly involved with the London mod and soul scenes.

I try to throw a bit of everything into a set (providing those bits work together). Currently popular funky edged sounds, lesser known 60's group soul, crossover - even a 70's track or soulful disco if it fits. Sometimes it goes tits up but usually people are quite forgiving!

In terms of venues that have influenced me, outside of Ady and Butch's constant turnover of incredible records at the 100 Club, I hold a special affection for the 'Capitol' as it pioneered some amazing across the board sounds. All of the residents there were very knowledgable and welcoming people, formed of DJs from both the mod and soul scenes. Similarly Vic & Gav's 'Shotgun' provided the best a forward thinking mod club has to offer and introduced me to so many great records of varying styles.

I've been lucky enough to be asked to DJ frequently in Spain for Luisma's 'Runaway Love', 'Greenvillage Soul', and Edu's 'Movin' On', am one third of the Va Va Voom trio (albeit a Johnny Latecomer to an already successful setup), and a resident at the 100 which is still a huge honour. I also guest at Ollie's 'Crystal Palace Soul' nights in South London, which are every bit as enjoyable because his music policy is all encompassing.

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Current top five spins:

Ebonystic — “Ain't It Good” (Scream)

IJ Harris — “All Ready To Go” (Cash)

Caffey Bros — “Make Me Over” (Aura)

Emanons — “Look In The Want Ads” (All Brothers)

Skip Drake — “Don't Do It Sister” (Cash)

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Less than two weeks left now... counting the days!

Here is the next (short but sweet) introduction and a fantastic top five from another of our quality guest DJ's Mr. Rich Evans!

"Resident of Empty Bottles in Leeds and lover of soulful black music. Pushing the boundaries at many of the more upfront niters such as Burnley, The Wilton & Rugby - expect 45s aimed directly at the dancers - whether it be uptempo Soul, gritty funky platters or RnB edged Northern from the mid 60s to early 70s."

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Current top five spins:

Little Stanley - "The PW" (Vance)

Unique Blend - "Wise" C/U

Clark Bridges - "Foxy" (C.J.)

Chico, Barbara & Junior - "Don't Cry" (Mel)

Vicki Britton - "Elijah Stone" (Lion)

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Good few of us coming to this, but ones dropped out. So we have a spare room at thistle barbican city hotel. £59 Anyone who wants it please message me.

Cracking 4* with pool, so a bargain. See you there.

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This coming Saturday... do not miss it!

Here the bio and the seriously good top ten from Mr. Edu Domingo, our last (but not least!) Guest DJ:

Co-organizer of Movin' On BCN along with Cristina Alonso, i've been djing in most of the Spanish mod & soul weekenders and clubs during the last 15 years. Also, i've been fortunate enough of having the opportunity to play my records in clubs such as 100 Club and Va Va Boom (London), Hip City (Berlin), Soulshakers Bamberg, Lavarone mod weekend in Italy, Function in Malmoe (Sweden) and many more...

Expect a healthy mix of sounds: R&B, northern soul, boogaloo, rocksteady, funky northern, crossover, modern...you name it!

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Current top ten spins:

NAT HALL - "Why" (Loop)

RICKY ALLEN - "Cut you loose" (Tamboo)

PATIENCE VALENTINE - "If you don't come" (SAR)

GENE TOONES - "What more do you wan"t (Simco)

KARMELLO BROOKS - "Tell me baby" (Milestone)

J.T. RHYTHM - "All I want is you" (Palmer)

VOLUMES - "Ain't gonna give you up" (Karen)

JOSEPH WEBSTER - "My love is so strong" (Crow)

BILLY YOUNG - "Sufferin' with a hangover" (Joyja)

DANDY - "Turn on your lovelight" (Downtown)

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| | TICKET UPDATE | |

Just to note that Inner City Soul is tomorrow night and we will be selling advance tickets until Midday tomorrow. Please get in touch with me or James Pogson (the Milk Man on here) if you want to reserve them. A chunk have sold now, but there will still be some available on the door, however the venue has a limited capacity so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you there tomorrow night, it is gonna be great!

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Can you reserve 2 tickets please for me and the missus. Our first trip to Inner City Soul. Looking forward to it and hooking up with my Leeds cronies and Jocko et al!

Rich

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It's been a few years since I've ventured into the capital for nite out, thoroughly enjoyable it was too. We were late arriving tho after Sallie's Internet Soul Time Radio Show but I was taken back by the exceptional high quality of Up & Mid Tempo 60's/70's Soul & Funk Edged Dance Music played by & to a mostly young & enthusiastic crowd.....it was great to see a new breed (generation) of London's In Crowd with such obvious enthusiasm for rare soul music from this ground breaking historical era. 

 

The place was packed to the rafters for this new venue's opening nite & rightly so..... 

 

Those who are blinkered enough to assume that there will not be a future generation for this exciting music genre are very very much mistaken.....this place was heaving !!!

 

Rod

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A BIG thank you for all involved for last night's Inner City Soul, we couldn't have imagined such a great reaction for our first club night!! We all really appreciate the support from our punters & friends - on the dance floor & behind the decks - with our guest DJ's Joel Maslin, Rich Evans & Edu Domingo who served up a platter of blinding tunes. The club was packed from the get go and people still dancing at the end, really couldn't ask for more. Thank you all so much!!

Best get cracking with the next club night ;)

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I knew it was going to be a good night when I got in the lift at the hotel to go down to the bar to be greeted by 15 ladies on a hen night in basques and sussies shouting 'come on in mate ;) Out lot went to Cote in Islington for cracking French food and copious amounts of drinks and then onto the venue to wet my baby Jules head. One great night, had a ball, bit of a pogo, great atmosphere and young people with passion doing their thing. I've been a bit jaded with the UK soul scene as of late (you'll understand, I live in the East Midlands) but this has rekindled my faith. love it that a new generation are doing there own thing without being encumbered by our baggage but with the original ethos of underplayed tunes on original vinyl. Well done to you all and thanks for having us.

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Like James said a big thank you to all those who came down to support us and the kind comments, especially those who traveled from far and wide, and our fantastic DJ's! Was busier than we could have hoped for, and the atmosphere and music was fantastic! Have to ask the DJ's to post up some of their plays on here (if they remember them!).

 

More information on the next night coming in the near future...

 

Tomas

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