On Saturday 12th November Sheffield’s O2 Academy will have Seb Fontaine and Tall Paul on the 1s and 2s, in a showcase of some of Cream’s most popular residents. The world famous night, which finished up at its spiritual home at Liverpool’s Nation last December, has organised for former residents to lead the night’s musical direction, with the aforementioned sure to let rip with plenty of trance and house classics as they remind their audience of the golden days on Merseyside.
Both Fontaine and Tall Paul were regulars at Cream throughout the 90s, lending their skills to the club both live and for the 1998 mix CD Cream Anthems. Talented selectors with more than enough trance and hard house records for one night, the pair are well-used to playing together and have made huge careers for themselves individually, meaning there should be no worries about how this one might go down. Leading a brigade of similarly respected Cream DJs, they’ll be returning to Sheffield with only one thing in mind: overseeing a vintage party of the nostalgia-inducing variety.
Cream Classics have been touring the country with the increasingly trendy DJs + live ensemble model, offering a sophisticated take on the parties of old thanks to a 60 piece philharmonic orchestra. This time round, however, there will be no such distractions, with the party makers instead reminding Sheffield followers of the straight up dance music that gave the brand global recognition.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Tall Paul