Sat 9 Dec | 10PM - 6AM
The Steelyard | EC4R 3UL
Mood II Swing
DJ Slyngshot (Yappin)
FOOLS (Unknown To The Unknown)
+ Feelings family: The Menendez Bros. DJ Karl Karlson & Brian Summers
Esteemed London party crew Feelings have announced a Christmas party on featuring Todd Edwards, Mood II Swing, DJ Slyngshot and FOOLS. The party, jovially dubbed ‘Feelings Xmas Bonanza’ will take place at Cannon Street’s The Steelyard venue.
The promoters are celebrating a year of parties and rare headliners which has included Kevin Saunderson, Virgo Four, Nicky Siano, Boo Williams, Tyree Cooper, Patrice Scott and Byron The Aquarius amongst others.
Headlining is US garage icon Todd Edwards. The revered producer, DJ and remixer—known to his fans as "Todd The God"—is widely recognized as one of the forefathers of garage. Known for his intricate collage of cut-up samples over skippy house beats Todd has remixed Moloko, Justice, Phoenix, St. Germain and Klaxons amongst others. His production can also be heard on Daft Punk’s ‘Face to Face’ and seminal ‘Discovery’ albums. This is only Edwards' second time playing in UK this year.
Next up is Mood II Swing. The New York duo of John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen released a slew of swinging, hypnotically woven house records in the mid-'90s for labels like Nervous Records, King Street Sounds and Cutting Traxx. Despite this success, they kept a relatively low profile until their chart topping triple compilation on Strictly Rhythm brought them back into the limelight in 2016. Alongside Todd, they were among the most in-demand remixers of their time and were instrumental in developing the house music sounds of New York City and New Jersey.
The sounds both acts were producing in the early 90s were well received on these shores and laid the foundations of what would develop into UK Garage. It’s extremely rare to have both acts on the same bill together.
Additionally, Yappin records' DJ Slyngshot and Unknown To The Unknown's FOOLS also join the festive proceedings.