Wow, what a party. We just wanted to say a massive thank-you to everyone who made it down to Up On The Roof, you really made it a special one!
We also wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone involved in the event, in particularly Winch – who served up an absolute feast on the BBQ, and Akin – who was snapping away throughout the day.
Again, sorry to those who were unsuccessful with tickets, we’ll be sure that you’re the first to know of our next party which we’ll be announcing details of soon.
Lots of people were asking after tunes on the night, so we thought we’d each pick a track that was getting a lot of love on the roof. So, in no particular order…
Mixed Grill – Brand New Wayo
This track is a bit of a secret weapon that never fails to stoke the party – it certainly did the job up on the roof. And with a name like that, how could you not play it at a BBQ? An irresistible mix of loose Nigerian grooves drenched in funk, the LP it originally features on – Cry For Peace And Love – goes for serious money. Thankfully the track was released as an edit on the fantastic Guynamukat label, a label whose quality is only surpassed by it’s value for money – where else can you get a 12” with four killer tracks for £4.99? The only issue with the tune is that it’s so hard to follow!
Eddie Johns – I Put A Spell On You
‘I Put A Spell On You’ is one of the most covered songs of all time with some great renditions coming from the likes of Nina Simone and Creedence Clearwater Revival. This version recorded by Eddie Johns in 1978 is a huge step away from the original blues version sung by Screamin Jay Hawkins in 1956. Safe to say we were all under Eddie Johns’ spell that night.
Bosq – Movin On’
Funkin little number from Bosq formerly of the Whiskey Barons. Groovy, saxy and hazy enough for a hot summers day. The breakdown makes this a real party tune!