Need2Soul presents US garage legend
+ Jeremy Newall (UK) + Carbon 12 (live PA)
Friday 11th February 2005
At Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2.
8pm-3am, £6 before 9pm, £10 thereafter. Check www.ticketweb.co.uk for advanced tickets
Straight out of the Brooklyn block, New York City’s legendary DJ, Producer and label owner Frankie Feliciano, touches down into London’s Cargo for an exclusive one off night of pure soulful house heaven. Those fortunate enough to catch his much talked about session at November’s Southport Weekender, will know how special this man’s DJ sets are. London’s Jeremy Newall adds the extra dimension delivering his perfect DJ craft having honed his global sound over the last 19 years. Jeremy’s long-spanning career has seen him play worldwide, hold down residencies at Ministry of Sound, Madame JoJos and The Loft, A&R for Salsoul Records, and currently presents a weekly show on House FM. With and a live performance by newcomers Carbon 12 (Need2Soul Records), tonight is the perfect excuse to shake off the January cobwebs, get out of hibernation and return to the dancefloor.
Frankie is no stranger to London having had his first UK DJ booking at Ministry Of Sound in the early nineties. As a young boy growing up in New York City, he is of the generation fortunate to witness the birth of the DJ to the incredible realms they inhabit today. At 10 years old in 1980 whilst hanging out of his window of his childhood home, Frankie watched in awe a block party taking place and the incredible style of cutting the vinyl the DJs had adopted. Little did he know this was the birth of Hip Hop and what it was to become and it didn’t take him long to get his own set of equipment. It was in the mid eighties that he first became aware of house music having heard about a club called Paradise Garage. Upon hearing his first taste of the genre at New York’s Hearthrob’s spun by a little known Louie Vegas, he was hooked. Louie then went on to become an important friend and mentor to the young DJ who has since gone on to remix material for Masters At Work themselves, and more recently Louie’s Elements Of Life project from last year. Frankie also cites Shep Pettibone, Tony Humphries and Timmy Regisford amongst his inspirations, and has played at some of the worlds greatest house music events including Italy’s Angels Of Love and NYC’s Shelter. In 1990 he also was one of the first members of staff of hot new dance label Strictly Rhythm.
Now running his own internet-based label, Ricanstruction, Frankie continues to remain committed to innovative and inspiring house music, releasing artist’s tracks through the site via affordable MP3 downloads. “Creativity is the key”, he states. And despite his immersion in the world of internet, computers and programming, organically encourages budding producers to “go out, learn to play something, write a lyric, and do something that doesn’t involve a mouse.”