Colin Curtis joins Deptford Northern Soul Club at YES, Manchester - Influential British DJ Colin Curtis will play on the 13th July alongside Deptford Northern Soul Club and Poppy Turner. Known for his involvement in in the Northern Soul scene and his championing of black music, he's back with a bang!
Colin, who's booked to headline Gilles Peterson’s ‘We Out Here festival’ in Cambridge will return to Manchester where in the 1960’s he first started DJ’ing at the famed ‘Golden Torch’ all-nighters. Curtis also graced the decks of Blackpool’s Mecca where he introduced contemporary styles of African-American music such as; disco, funk and jazz funk to a generation. Along with fellow DJ Ian Levine Curtis is credited with being one of the first DJs to introduce mixing to British nightclubs. This technique, which had been pioneered by DJ Francis Grasso in the clubs of NYC, enabled DJs to spin non-stop records changing UK dance culture forever.
In later years Curtis began a residency at famous Manchester club ‘Rafters’ cementing himself as one of the UK’s leading DJs. In 1986 he became one of the first to introduce New York 'hip-hop' and ‘electro' along with early ‘house’ from Chicago. Curtis’ musical legacy has inspired a new wave of dance music spearheaded by DJ Gilles Peterson who’s eager to put Colin back on the map! He will join Deptford Northern Soul Club and Manchester’s own; Poppy Turner at YES, in their ‘Pink Room’. This is a once in a life time event and is not to be missed.
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Tickets £5/10 ADV £15 OTD
Past press for Colin Curtis:
Return To Legend (Documentary)
50 Years Of Soul
Links for DNSC:
BBC 6 Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhPk6dFosZA