Size Doesn't Matter

  • Venue
    Ginglik
    • 1 Shepherds Bush Green; Shepherds Bush; London W12 8PH; United Kingdom
  • Date
    Fri, 16 Oct 200921:00 - 04:00
  • Attending
    • 1
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    Lineup

    Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), Nathan "FluteBox" Lee, Roy The Roach, Simon Kurrage, Mr Shiver, Mastomic, DJ Thor, Dementia, Nat Illumine
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  • Ground breaking 7 inch madness for your eardrums suckers! Size Doesn’t Matter 6th Birthday and 60 years of the 7” inch Single. Downloads and iPods are all very well, but for many musicians, your latest song just hasn't been released until it's been forced on to a small, grooved plastic disc at a pressure of more than 2,000 lb per square inch. The 45 rpm single is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary and despite repeated predictions of its demise, sales are rising once again. So with this in mind, we welcome you to a night that celebrates not only the beauty of 6 years of Size Doesn’t Matter monthly 7 inch madness at Ginglik but also celebrates 60 years of the 7 inch single… For this, our 6th birthday, we have a very special treat for you all…. The one, the only, Funki Dred, Jazzie B from the mighty Soul II Soul! Of course, he has been around a very long time indeed, so his 7 inch collection must be huge and seriously heavyweight...(no pressure Jazzie)! Jazzie took his first steps into the bass heavy world of the sound system when he was just 13, Jazzie and a school friend known as Daddae started a sound called Jah Rico, which played mainly reggae music. After a three year apprenticeship as Jah Rico, Jazzie and Daddae changed the vibe of the sound and began playing more soulful music and The Soul II Soul sound system was born. Like Size Doesn’t Matter, Soul II Soul wasn’t just about the big name DJs, it was about a vibe, it was about bringing people together. In the words of George Clinton “One nation under a groove”, you had people from all walks of life “Getting down just for the funk of it”. In 1986 Soul II Soul signed to Virgin and this partnership catapulted Soul II Soul into a tornado of success. The rest, as they say, is history! Our first guest of the night is non other then the current Soul II Soul manager Roy the Roach, a dab handed DJ who’s pioneering presence on the pirate stations and underground dance scene in London will never be forgotten and we are pleased to have him back.. Last time he represented, the roof almost collapsed and any one wearing glasses was wiping the steam away!!! As an extra “little” treat we have an exclusive live set from Size Doesn’t Matter stalwart Nathan “Flute box” Lee. If you don’t know… you should. This young man’s remarkable rise from the gangster streets of Barnes village, London is another story all together… he’s unique, talented and that is all that needs to be said. Look him up on youtube!
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