Norman Jay, Melvo Baptiste & Rimarkable...Up On The Roof

  • As the Carnival godfather, Norman Jay MBE and his Good Times Sound System has entertained and educated revelers since the 1980's, bringing new soul, hip hop and house music to the masses. The founder and master of funk and soul brings he irrepressible Good Times vibe to his favourite Brixton rooftop. DJing and selecting is in Melvo Baptiste’s blood. Born into a family of dancers, record collectors and music enthusiasts, his musical upbringing was a strict diet of soul, rare groove, funk and disco. Inspired by visiting his uncle Norman Jay’s Sunday night BBC Radio London show, Melvo picked up DJing organically and found himself tapping in to the family vocation. When Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac returned to radio to create new station Mi-Soul, Melvo was one of the first to be signed up for his own weekly show and he has been presenting on Saturday mornings since 2012. In 2017 he was invited to present the burgeoning Glitterbox radio show, originally an online show that is now syndicated on over 40 stations globally and regularly frequents iTunes UK’s #1 spot for podcasts. Becoming the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox, interviewing the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Jazzy Jeff and David Morales for the show, Melvo has been instrumental in taking Defected Record’s Glitterbox to the next level; also playing at sold-out shows for the brand and acting as A&R for the label. A regular at Southport Weekender events, he’s played international festivals such as Suncébeat, Defected Croatia and Lovebox (for Mixmag) his organic knowledge and passion for rare groove, golden era soul and disco as well as classic house, contemporary soulful house and nu-disco makes him the ultimate good-time selector. We also welcome Rimarkable - the superb host of the Defected Radio Show! Support from Frederika -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRY INTO POW BRIXTON Please read the below carefully so that we can reopen as safely as possible, we are asking all customers to take personal responsibility when attending our events. Let’s all work together to ensure lockdown rules do not return. We need to ask everyone to adhere to the following guidelines to help us make sure that we limit the spread of the Covid-19, and remain open without restraint... the below will not be a condition of entry, but we would ask that everyone adheres to the below. 1. We ask that all ticketholders for events take a test for Covid-19 within 48 hours of the event you are attending. You can order free lateral flow tests from the website, pick up from your local pharmacy, or take a test at a testing centre, where appropriate. You should also take a test after the event. This applies to everyone, even if you have been double vaccinated. We will also offer a ticket transfer to another event, to anybody who provides a dated positive home test, or dated isolation notice for our events, until the end of August. You must let us know at least 24 hours before the event start time. 2. We encourage people to wear a mask when indoors at The POW, naturally we have our amazing outdoor terrace, in crowded areas you may also feel the need to wear a mask. 3. The venue will be adhering to many of the existing covid-19 protocols, including hand sanitiser stations, the venue will be cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis, contactless payments will be available. Our full health & safety guidance around covid-19 is available at --- Photo ID is required to guarantee entry, you will not be permitted entry without it.
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