Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Endless Race with Gatto Fritto & Jamie Blanco.
We at Tourist Towers are very excited about the return of Endless Race this weekend after the brilliant party they threw back in February with DJHistory main man Bill Brewster. We've emptied the bag of plaudits and complements over and over again in the direction of the guys behind the much missed Road To Rimini nights and the second, and much anticipated outing for their new venture looks like they've no intention of taking their foot off the accelerator!
The Star & Shadow Cinema is again the host venue and they'll be keeping the lights on till 5am with a special late license, the reason for this being that the chaps at Endless Race have upped the stakes with no less than 2 superb special guests in the shape of Gatto Fritto and Jamie Blanco!
"Gatto Fritto is Ben Williams and Ben Williams is Gatto Fritto. Everyone from Andrew Weatherall to Harvey have been championing his tracks. So do we, and we’ve been listening closely since hearing his inimitable ‘Invisible College’ track on Dissident Records back in 2007. He’s finally got an album out now on the prestigious International Feel recordings that you might be tempted to describe as a mixture of cosmic disco, Balearic or even synth pop but we’re not getting muddled up in that. The fact is, it’s utterly sublime and been well worth the wait – it’s an odyssey of brilliance.
Not only is Ben one of the most talented electronic music producers in the UK but a superb DJ to match. Bringing a selection of disco, house and other eighties oddities, electronic or otherwise to Endless Race, collected over the past 15 years or so whilst working for various second hand record shops around London (safe to say he knows a thing or two about DJing then), your dancing needs will be lavishly indulged at the next Endless Race. We’re certainly not alone in acknowledging the man’s plentiful talents, with a string of DJ dates across Europe and other fine nights in the UK such as Bad Passion and Lowlife he’s a bit busy. This is his first appearance in Newcastle, don’t miss out!
If that wasn’t enough, we’re equally excited to have a live performance from another extremely talented, if as yet under-acknowledged London based producer to get things kick started on the night. You’d be forgiven for not having heard of Jamie Blanco with only a limited single released to date on Russell Club records, but it’s that damn good, as are oodles of his unreleased tracks on soundcloud that we thought we’d ask if he did a live set. Luckily he said yes, and will be bringing his gloriously rich all-analogue house sound to Newcastle in May.So there you have it. A DJ set, a live set, and , of course, Endless Race’s resident DJs will be warming you up and winding you down in what promises to be another great party, at a brilliant and friendly venue, with a top notch sound system that’s clear as well as loud, and no posing."
For a taster of what to expect:
Download the Gatto Fritto mix for 'Deep Frequency' here, or his podcast for '20jazzfunkgreats' here.
check out Jamie Blanco's Soundcloud page here
,,,, and grab Endless Race resident Pat's excellent 'Burnin' & Yearnin' mix here.
So just to recap, thats,,,,
Endless Race with Gatto Fritto & Jamie Blanco plus residents.
Saturday 14 May
Doors 10pm - 5am
£8 on the door or tickets can be bought here.
(Or there's a £6 special discount entry before 11pm on the night)
We'll see you down the front (or at the bar!)
Big love. Tourist. X