Final Road To Rimini + Mixes from Tony Daly & Justin Mills.
Well, sad times again people as another of the North Easts clubbing institutions 'Road To Rimini' pulls down the shutters and closes it's doors for the final time. After almost 5 years of musical boundary pushing and genre blending, Rimini is probably the only party in Newcastle over the last decade that can genuinely claim to have successfully taken the blueprint for traditional clubnights and tossed it straight into the file marked 'bin' and stamped their own identity on the city's nightlife. It will be sorely missed.
Over four years have passed since starting Road to Rimini in a small, smokey and cramped basement bar in Newcastle city centre and the Il Fratelli Di Rimini have decided that it's the end of the road for the Rimini nights.
We found a great home for our night in the Star & Shadow Cinema and for more than three years; through blood, sweat and toil we somehow managed to pull off some great parties.
We're so proud of what we've done with this night and made some great comrades along the way. We bridged a much needed gap between Italo Disco, House, Techno, Electro, Krautrock, EBM, Synth pop and Hi-Nrg.
But all things pass and it's time to call it a day. Wipe that tear from your eye though because we've planned a great finale!
It's only appropiate and perfectly fitting that we get Den Haag's finest back! Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt and Creme Organisation's TLR will be banging the box on Saturday 20th Nov for THE FINAL ROAD TO RIMINI with able support from Newcastle's finest DJs - Tony Daly & Justin Mills.
For those that missed Legowelt's Road to Rimini live debut, way back in 2007, don't miss out on this.
But let's not get nostalgic about halcyon days; his live sets and productions are now more relevant than ever. With recent releases on Creme Organisation (the outstanding Vatos Locos LP and Gardens of the Ghetto EP), his own label Strange Life, M>O>S Recordings, Clone and Minimal Rome, he'll be packing up his machines and flying over from the west coast of Holland with only one intention - to make you jackers scream!
It's with great pleasure that we also see the return of TLR; Creme Organisation label boss and for us one of the finest purveyors of genuine underground music. There is only one aim for TLR - make you dance.
With equal excitement we're also proud to present Tony (Suono) Daly & Justin Mills. For locals Tony & Justin need no introduction but for the uninitiated these two were residents at one of the finest techno/electro nights in Newcastle - Reverb - where they warmed up for the likes of Carl Craig, Baby Ford, DJ Bone.... the list goes on. It'll be a rare outing to hear these two together and worth the entrance fee alone. - they'll get this party started right.
It goes without saying that we need a roll call of all the live acts, producers and DJs that have helped us along the way, it's more than just a name check, it's a massive thank you. We've genuinely made some great friends and it's been a real honour.
Darkmode, Fiero Fuxx, Shemale, Guessmen, Heartbreak, Socco Chico, Syphus, Legowelt, DJ TLR, Rob & Zoopsie, Mysterymen, The Wee DJs, Bionix, Peter Mangalore, iamelectron, Tokyo Acid Cru, Starlight Boyz, J.error, Rick Hopkins, Video Dave, 586, Tadge, Sneak-Thief, Orgue Electronique, Meschi, Andy Blake, Casionova, Warm Digits, Kobol Electronics, Teslasonic, Onoma, The Cylon, Kristian Atkinson. Gesaffelstein, The Hacker, Emergency Librarian, Den Haan, The Knight Stalkers, Tommy Walker 3, Ali Renault, Oppenheimer Analysis, Rude 66, Andrew Ingram, MANASYt, Artwhore, Electrick Dragon, David Vunk, Neville Watson, Third Man, Slabs of the Tabernacle, The One, Gold Blood, Joe Hart.
The Star & Shadow venue has supported our night from the beginning and allowed us great freedom - all the volunteers that have helped us along the way we cannot thank you enough. You all know who you are. A remarkable and truly unique space!
Special thanks also to Newcastle's finest drinking establishments; The Tanners, The Tyne and The Forth. Big thanks also to local promoters for your support; Noname, Binni, Tony & Dano, Kristian, Foss, Geoff, Mick & Colin.
As a little taster we've got a couple of mixes from a couple of the guests for the night, Mr Peterlee 91/92 and the North Easts most militant vest wearer Mr Tony Daly and his partner in vibes, recognised as one of Newcastles alltime finest house and techno selectors Justin Mills. Both mixes being the absolute gems you'd expect!
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