Sunday 16th April will be a big day for Birmingham’s old school house contingent, with some huge names on the lineup for Wobble’s 25th anniversary party at Spotlight. Featuring Chicago legend Derrick Carteras well as X-Press 2 and Bentley Rhythm Ace, the night will show off some of the biggest movers and shakers from the early days of house music, with three rooms hosting three DJs each on a massive Sunday night in the Midlands.
Considered one of the most significant artists in house music, Derrick Carter ran the famous Classic Recordings, which was responsible for 100 vinyl releases before closing down with last release Critical by Rob Mello in 2005. Resurrected by Defected not long after, the label has more recently played host to Eli Escobar, Honey Dijon and Red Rack’em, though it is original founder Derrick Carter who remains its most famous name. Synonymous with Chicago house and regarded as one of the greatest DJs of all time, he is undeniably a titan of the dance world, and deserves a huge amount of respect as he takes to the booth in Birmingham.
British duo X-Press 2 might not have reached the same level of global success as their opposite number, but the pair were a significant force in the UK dance charts in the mid-late nineties, even breaking into the UK top ten chart in 2002 with a David Byrne collaboration titled “Lazy”. Releasing four albums in the time since, the duo are still highly regarded for their energetic productions and multi-deck DJ sets, sometimes making use of six turntables between three DJs for a power-packing performance. Local duo Bentley Rhythm Ace adopted a similar approach, leaning towards the big beat movement that became prominent before the change of millennium, and will also play for Wobble following their reformation last year.
Rocky And Diesel, Neil Macey, Phil Gifford and more will also join the party, on what will be a celebratory night at Spotlight.
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