For the final bank holiday in May, Slide welcome house legend Derrick Carter to do his disco thing in Brixton. The Chicago native will be deviating from his usual boompty leanings, and this is a rare opportunity to see him indulging his disco streak. Expect classic cuts, rare grooves and some seriously 70s dancing as Derrick digs deep into his record collection to impress even the most ardent disco fan.
One of the most recognisable and respected figures in electronic music, Derrick has been at the forefront of authentic Chicago House for over 20 years and proven influential across a wealth of genres and scenes. Renowned for his innovative approach to both production and DJing, Carter released his debut album ‘Squaredancing In A Round House’ to critical acclaim in 2002 and has since gone on to collaborate with the likes of Yousef and release mixes for Fact, Mixmag and FabricLive. With Luke Solomon, Carter founded the Classic label in 1996 and released the likes of Tiefschwarz, Freeform Five and Isolee over the course of ten years.
Support comes from...The Reflex:
With support from heavyweights like John Morales, Dimitri From Paris, Ashley Beedle and Gilles Peterson The Reflex is fast becoming one of the names to watch on the remix/edit scene. Craig Charles just played various edits of his on his 6Music show 3 weeks in a row, and Check out his edits on his heavily-hit Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/thereflex and check him out here on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thereflexmusic
Slide resident Henry Greenwood pricked the ears of the disco community 3 years ago with his fantastic 15 minute 'Roller Disco' mix - http://bit.ly/16K9Qv8 - getting the attention of Greg Wilson and none other than Nile Rodgers. Henry's edits have since regularly formed part of Greg's and many other DJs sets, and the two of them have just started a new label, with this brilliant edit of 'Buffalo Stance' due out on vinyl in the next couple of weeks http://bit.ly/19W3Xb8. Here is our favourite of Henry's slots from the terrace before DFP in June last year - http://bit.ly/12H6uEV
Slide resident Justin Winks is the founder of Casio Social Club and also the owner of Mullet Records. Since Mullets' doors opened in 2008, Justin has signed many a like-minded artist and continues to rip up the Nu-Disco dancefloors as an in-demand DJ, including Drop Out Orchestra, Faze Action & Spirit Catcher. Check out the Mullet soundcloud page http://bit.ly/10gSbrc. And here's Justin playing after Dimitri From Paris at Slide on Easter Sunday - http://bit.ly/14JK7ip
Plus Magnier from the excellent House of Disco, Rich Smith and Lloyd Wakeman.