Nottingham’s Shut The Front Door are heading up The Brickworks on the 22nd of April, promising heady house and grinding grooves from Waze & Odyssey and a soul-soaked live set from Romare. A celebration of the relinquishing of winter cold in favour of a sunnier spring, the night’s disco dial will be set to full fun capacity for the duration of the evening until the first rays of morning light break through the night outside.
After a whirlwind few years as en vogue producers, DJs and label leaders, Waze & Odyssey need little introduction. Pushers of a UK sound which blends house, techno, disco and bass for crossover success, the duo have played everywhere from Berlin to Birmingham as they’ve plundered the fruits of summer festivals and squeezed into sold out clubs week in week out.
Ninja Tune’s collage curator Romare is a special talent - a cultured selector and a practiced performer with a wonderful ear for musical meditations and a deep appreciation of modern dance music’s Afrocentric heritage. Mirroring the work of Romare Bearden, the artist and writer from whom he took his name, the London producer uses his productions to piece together samples from old records and fill them out with deep melodies and punchy beats. His debut album Projections was warmly received for its elegance and poignancy, but has proven just as successful at rocking dancefloors as it has as a journeying piece of home listening, and will be sure to whip up a frenzy as Romare brings it to The Brickworks this month.
A pair of booking certain to draw crowds with ease, you’ll need to act fast to guarantee yourself a ticket.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Ninja Tune