All Posts,event — Dan on July 9, 2008 at 11:50 pm

This is exciting. I’ve been a trans-continental DJ, but never an inter-continental DJ. This will be my first time DJing in London, and my first time there since I was 13. I’m going on an epic trip, London, St. Albans, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, but this will be my only DJ appearance. So I don’t care if you’re in Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol or Brighton, take the lorry down to London for some real Queens New York style dance music. I don’t know what that means but I’m bringing disco, italo-disco, french disco, canadian disco, french-canadian disco, new wave, old wave, techno, house, but no tech-house. Some real summertime Fire Island/Paradise Garage/Music Box/Danceteria/Hacienda sounds.

I’m totally honored to be playing with Rory and Nadia, old LiveJournal folks from the early Web 2.0 days. I don’t even remember how or when I met Rory, but he was in NY as much as I was back then, and I lived in Brooklyn at the time. All I knew was that he cue’d his records through a red telephone, like that guy used to at Bang the Party at Frank’s Lounge. He played at Transmission with me once, that may have been the first time we actually met, Lauren or the Rapture were probably like “oh Dan, you have to let our friend DJ”! A few years later our paths crossed again at the afterparty for Franz Ferdinand after Making Time in Philly, in some giant warehouse with nothing but a Sparks van (the drink, not the band) and a shaky balcony from which Rory played I Want More by Can and He’s Frank by the Monochrome Set. And once again the next time Franz came to town, they were much bigger but I got booked to play the after party at the Tribecca Grand with Melody Nelson and Sons and Daughters. Rory introduced me to Paul from the band, apparently a big Acute Records fan.

So please tell your London friends and if you are in London please come and say hello and dance some.

More details at the Facebook event page, of course.


  1. nice font ;)

    Comment by robots.in.heat — July 10, 2008 @ 12:38 am
  2. Oh yeah, I knew I recognized it from somewhere!

    Comment by Dan — July 10, 2008 @ 8:23 am
  3. I knew 359 Bethnal Green Rd was a familiar address!

    Many moons ago before before my arrival on US shores I lived just around the corner at 105 Canrobert St and held my first montly party at the same venue…back then it was called ‘The Pleasure Unit’ and had questionable sound, and even more questionable Mod style decor. We blew the amp at our second party and sat around drinking with no music for the last hours..

    you should head down the road for some pie and mash and make an appearance at London’s best greasy spoon – Pellicci’s -http://www.classiccafes.co.uk/Pelliccifeature.htm

    good luck!

    Comment by Eamon Harkin — July 18, 2008 @ 12:52 pm
  4. i had forgotten all about that warehouse party, i do remember there were just pallets and pallets of sparks and vitamin water stacked around 6ft from the floor and that a can of said sparks missed my head by about a centimeter. roll on saturday!

    Comment by rory — July 21, 2008 @ 7:59 am
  5. How did this go? We all want to know!

    Comment by mikey g. — August 11, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

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