But do not despair good reader, for the spirit of Rimini lives on in the shape of 'Endless Race'!
It's was obvious that after years of throwing such splendidly successful bashes the chaps behind 'Rimini' and 'A Little Lost' couldn't just leave it be, even with the plethora of new projects, labels, radio shows etc, it was always inevitable they'd dip their collective toes back into the meat and veg of clubbing, hence the tasty looking new night they've cooked up, the afore mentioned 'Endless Race!'
Obviously with them wanting to get things started on the right foot, they are extremely proud to bring the one and only Bill Brewster to their old home, 'The Star and Shadow' on Saturday February 19th. Co-writer of the acclaimed Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, co-founder of one of Tourists favourite websites, the essential DJhistory.com and responsible for the legendary 'Low Life' parties that have now been running for an incredible 15 years now, Bill is something of an encyclopaedia of dance music and hugely respected worldwide as a DJ.
Far from being a jack of all trades and master of none, Bill has a broad appreciation for dance and electronic music informs an eclectic and genre blending approach that is much more than the sum of its parts as well as a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few DJs possess. Bill Brewster knows how to work a crowd in the best possible sense! He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today. Anyone hearing Bill today can hear the influence of years spent cutting his teeth as a DJ in New York. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and far reaching knowledge of music that will be on display on February 19th. He has been working in the industry’s fringes for almost 30 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and, lately, Anorak. Miss this rare opportunity to see him in the North East at your own peril.
This is only Bill's second ever performance in Newcastle so as you can see, it's truly rare occasion and one we're DEFINITLEY not going to miss! If you want a little taste of the mans credentials, then simply check these two mixes from the legendary Low Life party back in Feb last year. Great stuff!
As well as Bill himself, there’ll also be warm up sets from the resident DJs and as such we've included a brilliant mix from ex-Rimini and current Endless Race decksman Pat for you to download. this one comes highly recommended!!
1. Holy Ghost * Walk On Air (Sun And Moon Mix)
2. Propaganda * Echoes Of Frozen Faces
3. Riccardo Cionni * Fog
4. Beautiful Swimmers * Big Coast
5. Sly And Robbie * Get To This, Get To that
6. Marcello Napoletano
7. Sapho * Train De Paris
8. Escape From NY * Save Our Love
9. Ram Band * Silent Smiles
10. Soft Rocks * Leave Your Earth Behind
11. Riz Ortolani * Il Corpi Di Linda
12. Full Five * For Good Measure
13. Clandestine * Radio Rhythm Dub (Arthur Russell)
14. Units * High Pressure Days
15. Mark Lane Who's Really Listening
,,,, or alternatively, you can download it from Megaupload by clicking here.
Soooo, the date for your diary is Saturday the 19th of February for Endless Race with Bill Brewster (Low Life/DJHistory.com) plus residents, the doors are 10pm – 4am and tickets are £9. You can buy them on the door, but we strongly recommend you buy them in advance by clicking on the link here and check out any other info on the Endless Race Facebook page here.
Till next time.
Big love. Tourist. X