Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) presents ‘Reach Up’ Disco Wonderland meets Emmanuelle’s Party Bucket Sat 25th Nov
Dj Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) & friends play Disco, Boogie, Re Edits and a touch of early house grooves
Dj Andy Smith presents Reach Up Disco Wonderland -DJ Andy Smith and guests drop 80s boogie, disco and proto house, evoking the spirit soundtrack of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. Reach Up showcases the sounds that emerged as the 70s turned into the 80s forming the DNA of club music as we know it today. The Legendary DJ Andy Smith-Andy Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal mix-CD The Document hit the streets back in 1998 and became the soundtrack for a generation who’d heard Coldcut’s Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more – The Document filled the void.It segued tracks from artists such as Tom Jones (way before Reload, top ten hit Stoned in Love and The Voice (BBC)); Peggy Lee (sample source for Beastie Boys single Ch-Check It Out); The Jungle Brothers and even The Spencer Davis Group. This was new to music lovers but for Smith a mixed bag of treasures has always been at the centre of his sets.This appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide samples for Portishead’s first two albums. He went on to make his name as their international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both digging and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing. Hip-hop elements formed the basis of Portishead’s unique sound.
Andy was included in the Top 20 Greatest DJ’s of all time in this Future’s Music Radar www.musicradar.com/news/dj/the-20-greatest-djs-of-all-time-399014/6
The ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ compilation LP/CD/DL is out on BBE records on 17.11.17
while upstairs- Hosted & Curated by Death on the Balcony, Emmanuelle’s Party Bucket brought the likes of Soul Clap and Jay Shepheard to intimate venues around Leeds. In summer 2010 they made the journey down the M1 to continue the party at Horse & Groom bringing guests such as Richy Ahmed(Hot Natured) & Ryan Shaw(EAR) to our warm, welcoming environment.
2012-17 were continual successes for Emmanuelle down south. Seeing many a roadblock to our favourite disco pub … Guests we have had the pleasure of playing during this time are wAFF, (hot creations), Danielle Moore from Crazy P /Robbie Akbal/ Chris Duckenfield/ Dave Harvey (Futureboogie)/ Tristan Da Cunha/ Frenchy/ Bearight/ Adham Zahran/Mike Gill / Kirk Douglas / Chris Clark / Gav Paul / Dave Burdett / Jack Priest / Josh Plews & Aden Konrad / Ellwood / JT / Danny newman / Nick P Warren & Middleditch & Mook / Helen B /Jonny Wren & Push:On’s Danny Matthews/ Cristof /Grant Loftus/Adam Curtain/Helen B /Duncan Hatterman / Ashley Wild ..This month we have good friends Jonny Wrens, London leaving doo.. he will be bringing the chunk all night alongside some more names to be announced
Dj Andy Smith & friends, Jonny Wren
Drift To Centre and more TBC
Free b4 10pm – £3 tickets advance/ £5 after