Sat Aug 11 - Jazzheadchronic celebrates 27 years of "blowing the bloody doors off" with an Epic 7 hour set at The South London Soul Train. Pure fire joints of Funk, Soul, Disco, Rare Groove, Motown, Latin, Batu, Brass, Breaks, Jazz and Hip Hop served up for max celebratory dance floor satisfaction, ALL NIGHT LONG! An eclectic then to now good time set dropped in earnest by JAZZHEADCHRONIC positively hard and heavy til your feet bleed and yoh soul can't take it no moh. Prepare to dance harder y'all!!! Absolute best of times guaranteed at The CLF Art Cafe, Block A, Bussey Building. http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1133624
Plus and as always we got so much more on 4 floors, part of our on-going mission to move your mind & body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.
LEVEL 1 - JAZZHEADCHRONIC (7 Hr Set) https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jazzheadchronic/biography
JAZZHEADCHRONIC (Mickey Smith) has been successfully DJ hosting and promoting his own progressive - eclectic, funk, soul and jazz fused globalistic events for twenty seven years. Starting in 1991 in South East Asia where he is still known as The Godfather of The Hong Kong Underground scene. Running successful club and concert seasons in unique venues for 7 years in the early to mid 90’s. From The Rebirth of Cool to his Live Cool Vibe Review concert seasons 1 + 2 with the likes of Gil Scott-heron, Lee Scratch Perry, Lonnie Liston Smith + More. As well as DJ hosting and promoting one off special events with some of the worlds leading artists DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, James Lavelle, Norman Jay, Snowboy, The Herbaliser, DJ Food, United Future Organisation, Kyoto Jazz Massive ……. the list goes on.
Having kickstarted a new healthy thriving underground Music scene in Hong Kong - 1997 saw Jazzheadchronic return to the UK and the start of numerous now legendary sessions across London town. Including The 40+ Artists weekly Armaghetto Eclectic Live + Spoken Word Variety show at Brixtons Fridge and Clash at The Scala and Brixton’s Mass in the late 90’s.
A chance meeting with Peckham Vision Campaigner Eileen Conn in the early noughties led to Mickey and The CLF joining Peckham Vision to save a huge warehouse that was set for demolition [historically called The Bussey Building]. In order to save said building Mickey set up The CLF Art Cafe on 1 floor of the building and started promoting and hosting numerous arts, music and theatre events - which would eventually lead to the saving of the building, the venue expanding to over 5 floors and it fast becoming one of London’s leading centres of The Creative Arts. The CLF Art Cafe playing host to [A Jazzheadchronic programmed] on-going season of the absolute cream of the worlds underground DJ, Live and Theatrical talent. The Legendary John Morales to Rich Medina, Ashley Beedle and Disclosure via Ronny Size, Afrika Bambaata, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, MJ Cole, Bestival, The Royal Court Theatre + too many more to mention.
Today you can catch Jazzheadchronic Mickey Smith at The CLF / Bussey as host of nights like….the worlds biggest soul night - the thrice weekly 4 floor The South London Soul Train where Mickey regularly plays 5-7 Hr all night sets to a capacity audience and welcomes legendary Live + DJ guests as diverse as Fred Wesley & The New JBs, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band, The Fatback Band + More to the 1st floor.
You can also catch him at the Impromptu Funk Soul Rare Groove Review + many more events that he hosts and promotes. Djaying alongside legendary artists like The Jungle Brothers, Mark De Clive Lowe, Seiji, Wunmi, Adamski, Omar, Congo Natty and Adrian Sherwood and performing at numerous local and International events / festivals like Bestival, El Dorado Festival, Soundwave Croatia, Somerset House, The National, Royal Festival Hall, SLST Festival, SLST Weekender, Rio Loco Festival Toulouse + more.
Renowned for his positively aggressive and highly charged eclectic good time sets of soul, funk, groove, motown, disco, latin and or future sets of broken to afro beat, jungle to drum & bass, hip hop and beyond - One things for sure, whenever or wherever Jazzheadchronic Mickey Smith plays, the dance floor blows up and the crowd always, but always feel it. Long time!!! Good time dance floor action and future joint pain guaranteed.
Then on LEVEL 2 - Expect, The Funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk on 45, as Legendary DJ SNOWBOY and ONEOFAKIND! partner for a heavyweight vinyl mission to drop it like it’s seriously hot, ALL NIGHT LONG! Delivering the platters that absolutely, positively still matter and wait for the sweat to fall. Soul-brellas highly recommended!
LEVEL 3 - Time to once more enter The REACH UP DISCO WONDERLAND. Legendary DJ ANDY SMITH, NICK HALKES + CRISSY KYBOSH serve up 80’s boogie, soul, funk, disco and proto house, evoking the spirit and dipping into the soundtrack of legendary NYC clubs such as 'Paradise Garage’ & 'Studio 54’. A night highlighting the sounds that emerged as the 70’s, turned into the 80’s and the DNA of club music as we know it today was being written.
The South London Soul Train 4 Floor Line up completed in the RYE WAX / BASEMENT - THE HAWAIIAN BOP TRIP. Your retrolicious host RICHIO SUZUKI joined by OSCAR ROMP and tasty 45 slinger KEVIN JOHANSEN take you on an epic strictly retrolicious Rock & Roll, 50's R N' B, 60's Soul & Motown, Vintage Ska & Latin journey from the love side. Aloha baby!
The South London Soul Train - All floors, taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The SLST Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place on The 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month + on-going specials at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org and beyond + last Sat of most months at Omeara London.
MIN OF 500 TIX ALWAYS OTD!
NEXT EVENTS: Sat Aug 18 - The South London Soul Train with Dr Meaker (Live) + more on 4 floors at The CLF Art Cafe http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1133667
Followed swiftly by
Sat Aug 25 - The South London Soul Train celebrates 11 years of The Bussey Building (A club night mash up) with Echoes of Chicago Live + more on 4 floors at The CLF Art Cafe. http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1133682
Time to keep getting it on.
See you on the dancefloor fo sho