I was lay in bed watching Big Brother’s shitty bit on the side. I got up to get some water. I came back to bed to see some weird-looking dude with the most mental beard and moustache talking about house music. I was a bit confused. It was Andrew Weatherall.
The show was called How Clubbing Changed the World, It showed exactly that. It was presented by Idris Elba (the guy who played Stringer Bell in ‘The Wire’ and the detective ‘Luther’ over here). There were parts I LOVED and other parts I thought were a bit inaccurate, it was obviously put together by someone who knew their shit and I strongly recommend you to watch it, if you can. If you are outside of the UK, try to find it on YouTube.
The reason for the blog, apart from sharing some more great vibes with you? After 2 hours of amazing footage, music and back story and finding out that… well actually I won’t give the game away as to what the number one defining moment in clubbing history was.
Anyway… to be lay in bed watching this very emotional show (there was some footage of a very good friend of mine on there who is now not with us that really got to me) and have Soul Central’s version of Strings of Life playing as the credits rolled was pretty special. It choked me, if I’m honest.
Amazing memories we have all shared. Amazing music. Amazing people.
Check out the show here
If you loved Warehouse/Acid parties, then you may enjoy this mix of mine if you missed it before.
Dr Bob Jones is a name that is synonymous with so many firsts in the UK’s Soul/Jazz/Funk/House Music Scenes.