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Bodymove Weekender

Thursday, 02 October 2014 in News

The Egg Club London, hosts the 'Bodymove Weekender', with an amazing line up of DJ Spen, Darren Emerson and CJ Mackintosh.

DARREN emerson2011FRIDAY JULY 6TH -
BODYMOVE WEEKENDER
A NIGHT WITH DARREN EMERSON

Fast approaching their 2nd Birthday, the hugely popular monthly party, Bodymove takeover Egg for 2 day Weekender kicking off on Friday July 6th with influential DJ/Producer, Darren Emerson playing a rare all night set in the capital.

One of London's biggest nights, Bodymove, showcases the best in cutting edge talent and International guests such as longtime electronic music icon, Darren Emerson, part of the original Underworld trio behind the massive “Born Slippy” hit that soundtracked the hit “Trainspotting” movie. With a career spanning almost 20 years, Emerson is one of electronic music's most influential figures. He became a member of Underworld at the age of 18, and stayed with the group until 2000, helping produce massive singles like "Rez," "Cowgirl" and "Born Slippy." He's DJ'd solo ever since, mixing several compilations for Global Underground as well as a few for his old label, Underwater Records, and produced the Ibiza classic ‘Scorchio' with DJ cohort, Sasha.
As well as his influential Underworld productions and huge Underwater sessions events in Ibiza and beyond, Darren has recently launched a new record label, called Detone, and will be mixing up Exclusives in his all night set.

Recently hailed on ViewLondon, Bodymove continues to smash its own box office records after sold-out parties with Layo & Bushwacka in March and New Iberican League’s DJ Chus & David Penn in June. It’s faithful, all night party crowd can’t get enough of the Bodymove DJ Exclusives and hedonistic atmosphere, and it continues to blow Saturday night numbers for Egg, Kings Cross’ leading club.

Transforming the Egg, Bodymove extols in true party style as the capital’s leading cosmopolitan Upfront House and cutting edge electronica haven with its customised production and visuals, confetti explosions, and animation, Bodymove puts on the glitz for its hedonistic late-night party crowd.
Spread across its three unique floors joined by a central corridor (not unlike a maze), Egg’s club within a club, The Apothecary and impressive garden, Bodymove’s loyal party faithful have enjoyed massive parties over the past year helmed by Layo & Bushwacka, Mr C (Superfreq/Sychopant Slags), DJ Chus & David Penn, Chocolate Puma, Karizma, Anderson Noize, Norman Jay, CJ Mackintosh, Rae, AFTC, Junior Jack & Kid Crème, Michael Grey (RobotMan/Full intention) DJ Disciple, Eddy Temple-Morris & Christian Nash (Xfm), Thomas Gandey, D.Ramirez, Boy George, Copyright, Audiowhores, Kate Lawler, Lottie, Lisa Loud, Aaron Ross, Saytek, Seb Fontaine,Soul Purpose, Victor Simonelli, Anil Chawla, and Steve Smart.

BEDA Award-winning Egg in Kings Cross celebrated its 9th Birthday in May and continues to push ahead, proving a real contender on the London scene with its high calibre international underground scene Guests and local home-grown nights such as Bodymove, Heroes, Supernova and WoW. With recent extensive refurbishments to its ground floor space and the installation of Funktion 1 sound systems to each floor, Egg is now heading to the next level, and if you haven’t seen Egg for a while, now is the time to go.
Darren Emerson in the mix: http://soundcloud.com/darren-emerson/darren-emerson-dj-mix-feb-2012

BODYMOVEClub Night:
Bodymove Weekender presents A Night With Darren Emerson

Date:
Friday 6th July 2012

Line-up:
Room1: Darren Emerson (One of the legendary all night sets)
plus Guests : So Called Scumbags, Brett Gould, DJames, Call Me T

Room 2: Motion & Retox present Jack Sumpter, Matt Turner, Elliott Bolton, Kev Fowler
Room 3: Twisted Plastic present Facto, Voodoo Junky, Spooner Street, Reno, Muffer and Ell'B
Apothecary: Eyes Wide Open with Owen Howells. Ghostnite, Chamberlayn, Miguel B and host, Rom 1

Venue:
The Egg: 200 York Way; Kings Cross; London N7 9AP;

Door Times:
11pm-7am

Admission Prices:
2 Day Ticket: £25 www.clubtickets.co.uk or www.egglondon.net
Advance Tickets: £15 and £20 on the door

web: www.egglondon.net

nearest tube: Kings Cross & 390 Bus stops outside club in York Way

Darren Emerson
Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, with a 17 year career that has seen him work with everyone from Depeche Mode to Jamie Cullum. His success is evident in the numerous million-selling hit albums and singles he has been a part of and his stunning DJ skills. When he turned 18, Karl Hyde invited him to become the third member of techno band Underworld. 1993's dubnobasswithmyheadman was their commercial breakthrough onto the then burgeoning British electronica scene. While working on their second album, 1996's Second Toughest in the Infants, they released the single "Born Slippy", which was an instant hit following its inclusion on the soundtrack to the movie, Trainspotting. During his time with Underworld, the band released three albums and sold over a million albums world wide.
Emerson also emerged as a much sought-after remix talent, with remixes for such diverse acts as The Chemical Brothers, and Björk.

Darren parted ways with Underworld in 2000 and then concentrated more on his solo career as a DJ and remixer, and also a label owner. He continued to release tracks by himself and new artists on the Underwater records label and eventually gained its own night at super club Pacha, Ibiza alongside fellow DJ Erick Morillo. During its second summer at Pacha, his Underwater Records night won 'House Event' of the summer at the DJ Magazine awards. The first collaboration saw Emerson and DJ cohort Sasha produce the Ibiza classic ‘Scorchio'. Two Global Underground compilations soon followed; ‘Uruguay' and ‘Singapore'. In 2003 Underwater was voted label of the year by DJ Mag.

Darren released his third Global Underground compilation 'Bogota' in 2009 and 2010 he launched a new label, DETONE, on which he has so far released the club tracks Gracelands and Decisions; meanwhile he continues his relentless globe trotting DJ schedule.



CJ-MackintoshSATURDAY JULY 7TH
BODYMOVE WEEKENDER
A Night With DJ Spen (USA) 4 Hour Set + CJ Mackintosh

For the Saturday Line up US DJ Spen flies in for an Exclusive London set hot on the heels of ripping up last month’s Southport Weekender, to team up with UK house pioneer, CJ Mackintosh, fresh from detonating the Paul Trouble’ Anderson Allstar Macmillan Fundraiser at Ministry last month.

The Bodymove Weekender: A Night With... sees DJ Spen spin an Exclusive 4 hour set of spiritual house music, original tunes and killer remixes. Spen is an explosive House DJ-ing combining vocals with thumping house, uplifting the crowd at every turn, and check out his current on fire track, Soulfuledge “Took For Granted” track, http://soundcloud.com/soulfuledge/sets/soulfuledge-took-for-granted-1/
His distinctive DJ sets have been rocking discerning dancefloors since he first came to attention as part of Baltimore’s Basement Boys collective, and it will be one of the highlight’s of the marathon Bodymove Weekender sessions.

London’s unique House DJ/Producer and a Bodymove favourite, CJ Mackintosh is up first, stoking the Main Room floor with a firing selection of cutting edge new tunes and vintage House originals. Technically on point and one of the nicest guys in music, CJ’s smiles and sounds push the boundaries of enjoyment to get the party started right.

Bodymove Resident Femi B (Strictly Rhythm) completes the Main Room line up and with three other rooms of current House music and electronic sounds to swing between, this promises to be Bodymove’s biggest event to date outside their famed New Year’s Eve parties.

Recently hailed on ViewLondon, Bodymove continues to smash its own box office records after sold-out parties with Layo & Bushwacka in March and New Iberican League’s DJ Chus & David Penn in June. It’s faithful, all night party crowd can’t get enough of the Bodymove DJ Exclusives and hedonistic atmosphere, and it continues to blow Saturday night numbers for Egg, Kings Cross’ leading club.

Transforming the Egg, Bodymove extols in true party style as the capital’s leading cosmopolitan Upfront House and cutting edge electronica haven with its customised production and visuals, confetti explosions, and animation, Bodymove puts on the glitz for its hedonistic late-night party crowd.
Spread across its three unique floors joined by a central corridor (not unlike a maze), Egg’s club within a club, The Apothecary and impressive garden, Bodymove’s loyal party faithful have enjoyed massive parties over the past year helmed by Layo & Bushwacka, Mr C (Superfreq/Sychopant Slags), DJ Chus & David Penn, Chocolate Puma, Karizma, Anderson Noize, Norman Jay, CJ Mackintosh, Rae, AFTC, Junior Jack & Kid Crème, Michael Grey (RobotMan/Full intention) DJ Disciple, Eddy Temple-Morris & Christian Nash (Xfm), Thomas Gandey, D.Ramirez, Boy George, Copyright, Audiowhores, Kate Lawler, Lottie, Lisa Loud, Aaron Ross, Saytek, Seb Fontaine,Soul Purpose, Victor Simonelli, Anil Chawla, and Steve Smart.

BEDA Award-winning Egg in Kings Cross celebrated its 9th Birthday in May and continues to push ahead, proving a real contender on the London scene with its high calibre international underground scene Guests and local home-grown nights such as Bodymove, Heroes, Supernova and WoW. With recent extensive refurbishments to its ground floor space and the installation of Funktion 1 sound systems to each floor, Egg is now heading to the next level, and if you haven’t seen Egg for a while, now is the time to go.
http://soundcloud.com/djspen/dj-spen-quantize
The Quantize Quintessential Mix Session is now up for a limited time! Check it out!

Club Night:
Bodymove Weekender presents A Night With DJ Spen (USA) & CJ Mackintosh

Date:
Saturday 7th July 2012

Line-up:
Room1: DJ Spen (USA) 4 Hour Set + CJ Mackintosh + Femi B + residents Jay Tempest & James McLoughlin

Room2: Cinetique Records presents Delgado, Special K, Ian Green, John Steven, Tech Twins, K Stylez and
Live PA: Kay Leigh "Gotta Keep Moving"

Room 3: Nightlife In London
Apothecary: Angel Night with Silky, Soul Blast Stereo, Matt Hardinge, Akil Viranda, Neil Brown, Carl Hackshaw b2b Matt Fader, Glen Saint b2b Richie B
Garden: Mellophonik

Venue:
The Egg: 200 York Way; Kings Cross; London N7 9AP;

Door Times:
10pm-Midday Sunday July 8th

Admission Prices:
2 Day Ticket: £25 www.clubtickets.co.uk or www.egglondon.net
Advance Tickets: £15 and £20 on the door

web: www.egglondon.net

nearest tube: Kings Cross & 390 Bus stops outside club in York Way

DJ Spen
Sean Spencer is DJ Spen; without doubt one of the most influential DJs and producers of his generation.
A true advocate of spiritual house music, DJ Spen’s extensive discography of original productions, killer remixes and distinctive DJ sets have been grooving the dance floors since the early 90s.
Spen was initially inspired by hip-hop, and from an early age began producing mix-shows for regional radio stations before releasing his first production as part of Numarx. It was, however, through his partnership with Teddy Douglas and Jay Stienhour as The Basement Boys, and their unique fusion of gospel, jazz, disco and house that cemented the foundations of his illustrious career.
In 1994, the trio set up the now seminal Basement Boys Records and Spen formed Jasper Street Company. He achieved considerable dance-floor and commercial success through The Basement Boys and Jasper Street Company with releases such as A Feelin’ and Solid Ground and he went on to form further collaborations with the likes of Teddy Douglas, Thommy Davis and Karizma. Throughout his time with The Basement Boys, Spen also put his remix touch to Diana Ross’ Everything But The Girl and to the likes of Anne Nesby and Shawn Escoffery.
After leaving The Basement Boys, Spen launched his own Code Red imprint and has continued to enjoy further success in partnership with Gary Hudgins, Gary Deane and Irvin Madden as the MuthaFunkaz. With Code Red now approaching its 50th release and the MuthaFunkaz providing the driving force behind the label, Spen has developed his sound for the modern dance floor whilst retaining a unique spirituality in his productions. Through Code Red he has worked with the likes of Ultra Nate, Marc Evans, Anne Nesby, Michelle Weeks, Sybil and Knee Deep. He also released a number of club anthems such as Gabryelle and 4 The Love featuring Karizma.
DJ Spen has recently been working on the first MuthaFunkaz album and also new material in collaboration with Karizma as The Deepah Ones. The Muthlode LP – a 15 track full-length album, quintessentially focuses on the Muthafunkaz as a dance project while the latest collaboration with Karizma heralds a return to the more classic sound associated with Spen. He has also recently worked with Robert Owens for MN2S and remixed the likes of Toni Braxton, Hanna Hais, The Jinks and Roy Davis Jr, including launching a brand new compilation series For The Love Of House.
As a DJ, Spen is well renowned through the world and commands an avid following as he performs on the world’s foremost dance floors. He frequently tours throughout the US and Europe as well as in the Far East and Australia, and maintains regular appearances for Defected at their flagship residencies at Ministry Of Sound and Pacha (Ibiza). As a producer and a DJ, Spen is an artist with one of the finest pedigrees, and is also one with the vision, desire and ambition to keep on pushing the boundaries.
Anybody can be a good DJ; the fact is DJ Spen is one of the best!

CJ Mackintosh
Look at the history of British clubland, and youll find the name CJ Mackintosh is woven inextricably into the tale. From house parties and illegal all-nighters through to British DJs beginning to create music of their own, from the acid house explosion to the British club scene coming of age with the Ministry of Sound, CJ has always been there, pushing things forwards by playing the music he loves.

Born in Paris but raised in London, CJs DJ career began at the age of 15 when he and his 17-year-old brother set up their own sound system and began playing house parties in South London, mixing up disco, jazz, funk, soul and early hip hop. He blagged his first professional gig at Flim Flam, an underground but influential night in south-east London run by Coldcuts Jonathon More. There was a guy scratching, and I knew I could do better. I hassled Jonathon for about a month, until he offered me a half-hour slot. So I got Einstein, a rapper/MC, and we started doing sets there. Eventually I started getting paid. Money wasnt the object, though it was just doing what I wanted to do.

In 1987, he made a name for himself by winning the UK title in the DMC Mix Championship. Suddenly he was in demand as a remixer, Dave Dorrell, another DJ prominent on the London club scene, asked him to join Nasty Rox Inc one of the first bands to mix rock and dance, with a DJ playing alongside the live instruments. Lauded by the style press, they toured extensively and recorded an album with Trevor Horn. I learned a lot, it was a good experience, being with the band for two years.

But ironically, it was a one-off dance single made with Dorrell and members in indie bands AR Kane and Colourbox that was to have the real impact. An adrenaline rush of samples and beats that defied categorization, Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S topped the UK charts in September 87, charting in the US the following year. At a time when Britains national pop station Radio One barely recognized dance music, this success was a vital confidence booster for clubland. Along with Bomb The Bass, it opened doors for all the DJs to say, Oh I can do that. Now look how its changed some of the bigger DJ's are like pop stars.

Since then, CJ has continued his prolific mix career, working on tracks by C&C Music Factory, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, De La Soul, Inner City, PiL, Coldcut and countless others. He has released several mix albums, and his Love Happy project charted in 1995 with Message of Love. He has traveled extensively as a DJ, and this experience and his ability to span musical genres made him an obvious choice for a residency at the Ministry of Sound in the mid-90s. He was a mainstay at the club until 1997.

As a DJ, CJ prefers to stay low-key, to let the crowd focus on the music rather than his personality. After more than two decades on the cutting-edge, he still has the same passion that fired him from the start. I can understand why people used to cry in clubs in the early days. When you hear the right record, at the right time, in the right place, theres no feeling like it.

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