Small Talk returns to the pint Saturday the 20th September, for our biggest party yet Small Talk 001, thats right its our first birthday and we have got one serious night in store for you all.
We are happy to welcome not only our fourth international act as the one and only Nicholas, but also our fifth! Introducing Sisterhood making their Dublin debut! And as always on support we have Dublin's own Bobofunk. We are ecstatic about these bookings!!!! we are also very happy to have our good pals at Stompdown coming down to take over the bar for this very special night, also the ever reliable Small Talk residents will be doing there thing on the terrace.
Here is a little bit of info on the men, get to know them you know you want too!!!!
Italian native Nicholas Iammatteo has an impressive and extensive sense for deeper dance music. What’s even more impressive is the consistency of his releases and his range. Now a staple of Gerd’s 4Lux imprint, he has releases on many labels including Undertones, Kolour Limited, Ourvision, House is the Cure. His greater accomplishment, which has gained the respect of many enthusiasts, is his vinyl only label “No More Hits”. His re editing and remixing of the Nu Groove catalogue brought him to the attention of much of Europe’s club scene and he has remained there ever since.Diva samples, commanding soul and warm inviting synthesizers breath heavily in his tracks. His work gives the basic tools he uses room to move and play. His track construction gives life to the forgotten energy that classic underground dance music utilized. Looking into Nicholas’ inspiration isn’t as easy as explaining the sequence of events of a producer or DJ who has been a pioneer to the core that is Chicago, Detroit, and N.Y. Underground sounds. The departure into music for Nicholas occurred at the Red Zone Club in Perugia, Italy. This is where Nicholas took his lessons. He credits that club as the catalyst for him becoming aware.His top influence of all time is the Chicago label that Chez and Trent released scores of records on, Prescription, parent label to many influential labels and distributed by the power house Cajual. More influences in the house vein include Romanthony, Moodymann (listen to Nicholas’ “Many Shade of the Blues” released on Undertones and see for yourself), Pal Joey & Kerri Chandler. Soul/funk/disco influences include the likes of Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess, along with influences from the sounds of Motown Records.In the club, Nicholas has been pushing his own live set and more recently a DJ set, able to spin extended live sets with improvised parts, he is working towards a more analogue approach. Work with vocalists is in the pipeline, with his ability to be both reverential and sensitive to his influences but also breathe fresh life into them making this an intriguing prospect.
Sisterhood is a new musical collaboration between Harry Benson and John Malcolm Moore. Their first EP releases through the newly formed ‘Tief Music’ label, which runs alongside the London club night of the same name. ‘Call Me Ishmael” has already received great support from a range of artists including Jus-Ed, Bicep, Dan Avery, Marcus Worgull, Tom Trago, Axel Boman & plenty more.As well as producing music together in their basement studio, the two spend considerable amounts of time in local record stores and are constantly on the look out for something different. The pair know each other’s vinyl collection extensively and have developed a versatile way of building a set; regardless the time of night or morning.
So as you can all see this is going to be a banger of an evening…. two international acts,Bobofunk on support, three floors of music, Stompdown in the bar, Small Talk residents all over the shop and the best Funktion One in Dublin.