Tuesday, 6 October 2009

DJ Flicks: Brighton, Fri Oct 23rd

DJ FLICKS is a simple idea: watch great dance music documentaries, then dance the night away as legendary DJs recreate the era you’ve just seen on screen. After a series at London’s Curzon Soho we have a one-off in Brighton on Oct 23rd.

The theme is acid house so we’re screening two powerful films about the rave movement, followed by a night of unforgettable Balearic music from Rocky of X-Press 2, one of the original DJs on the scene, and Neville Watson who makes great acid-influenced music as Midnight Steppers, and who has just co-produced an amazing book of photography by his brother Gavin.

We’re screening Summer of Rave, one of the best documentaries made about the crazy rave year of 1989, followed by High On Hope, a great film by Piers Sanderson detailing the excitement of the Blackburn raves, infamous parties which drew thousands of people from all over the north, and which met with far more brutal opposition from the police than anything down south. We are also privileged to have a sneak preview of clips from Gordon Mason’s forthcoming house history, They Call It Acid.


Right after the films, Rocky (X-Press 2) will recreate the wonderfully eclectic Balearic vibes of the early years of acid house, followed by Midnight Steppers’ Neville Watson, currently making the best acid-influenced music around.

On the walls will be some fantastic images from Gavin Watson’s forthcoming book, Raving ’89. If you were at any of the acid parties they’ll give you goose-bumps; if you missed them they’re the closest you’ll get.

To kick off the night Neville & Gavin Watson and Rocky will talk to Bill Brewster about the heady days of 1989 and after.

FRIDAY OCT 23, 6.30pm-2am (doors open 6.30; films start 7.30)
£12/£10 NUS
Over 18s only

The Old Market, Upper Market St, Hove (off Western Rd)
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