Trainspotting With Roy The Roach

Stalwart of the London underground dance music scene from rare groove to house music, Roy The Roach teams up with fellow DJ brother, Jazzi Q to launch a new monthly Sunday gathering, Quintessential House on Bank Holiday May 5th at Shoreditch’s Folklore. Founder of one of the earliest multi-room raves, Dance Wicked in the late 80’s, Roy also played for Gilles Peterson at the legendary Dingwalls “Sunday Sessions” as well as being behind the legendary Soho record shop, Quaff Records. Alongside this Roy has maintained a solid presence on radio for the last 30 years with shows on WBLS, Kiss FM, Mi-Soul and now monthly from 10-12pm on the first Friday of every month with his ‘Jazz in the House’ sessions (in tribute to Phil Asher) on Totallywired Radio.

Emmaculatte & Zernell – Holy Ghost Power (South Side Gospel Mix) – Mirror Ball Recordings

From one of my favourite producers check this handclapping foot-stomping gem.

Holy Ghost Power (South Side Gospel Mix)

Taxi Driver – We Don’t Care (We’re Gonna Do It Mix – Estereo

Back of the stack Afro loveliness from John the Taxidriver with my closest Nathan Haines & Phlash.

Taxi Driver - We Don't Care (Were Gonna Do It Mix)

The Coney Island Rhythm Band ft. Jerk Boy – Dancing Down The Path (Original Mix) – SoSilly Records

Steel Drums Disco, who’d have thought!

The Coney Island Rhythm Band & Jerk Boy - Dancing Down The Path (Original Mix)

J Wady, Afroloko, Johnny Fiasco – Mozambu (Fiasco Retweek) – Dutch Music

Another great remix from veteran Fiasco in jazz carnival style.

Mozambu (Fiasco Retweek)

Jimmy Read – Deia (Original Mix) Digital Soul

Latest release on Digital Soul from Margate’s finest deep delicious.

Massiande & Diamondancer – Dancing Is Life – Freerange

Dance floor chugger close those eyes rock from side to side.

Massiande (feat. Diamondancer) - Dancing Is Life

Scruscru – Jazz Up – Label Worx

One for Jazz dancers in the house.

Detroit Rising, Kaidi Tatham – Peace & Harmony (Kaidi Tatham Remix) – Down Jazz Records

I had to break something.. luv this Bruk groove.

Peace & Harmony (Kaidi Tatham Remix)

The Beat Quartet – Nu Modern Sounds – Be Adult Music

Cocktails and samba hips at the ready.

The 8 Beat Quartet - Nu Modern Sounds 🎵

Grand High Priest, Craig Loftis – “Mary Mary” The Original (We Ze Records)

Stone Cold Classic!!

Grand High Priest ‎– Mary Mary (Original Mix)


Roy The Roach and Jazzi Q (Soul II Soul) launch their new Sunday evening sessions Quintessential House on Bank Holiday Sunday May 5th 2024 and then every 1st Sunday of the month. Joined by Special Guest singer, Vanessa Freeman (Kyoto Jazz Massive, Reel People, Bugz In the Attic, Phil Asher (Rip) and Faze Action), the event takes places from 6pm-11.30pm at Folklore, 186 Hackney Rd, Shoreditch, E2 7QL.