So for those that don’t know you Dave please tell us who you are and what your connection to Garden Festival is.
Dave from Futureboogie + Team Love
I’ve been coming out to Garden since the very first event in Petrcane, playing at the festival and for the last few years handling all the bookings with my partner in Futureboogie Steve Nickolls.
We caught up with Miami’s Mr. Loverman… Jesse Perez as he gets ready to go on tour. He’ll be in the UK for a very special Slowpoke London Showcase on the 3rd November at Shoreditch’s Red Gallery.
Hey Jesse, How’s Miami looking these days? Are you looking forward to touring a lot in the coming months? How long will you be on the road for? Is there anything you’ll miss from home?
Party wise I think Miami has one of, if not the best house / techno scene in North America + Weather is warm & asses are phat, year round Ibiza here. I’m definitely looking forward to all my upcoming dates. My second Euro/ UK Tour of this year starts Nov. 2. It’s about 3 weeks long, I always miss my fam when I play out.
Are you looking forward to London SPL showcase?
Any gig in London is a big deal for me. My biggest following is in the UK, so I look forward to making it a memorable night.
What’s your favourite thing about London?
I would have to say the people. I’ve met some cool peeps there.
Thanks! I started Mr. Nice Guy because no one was interested in signing my music at the time. The direction was different from what everyone was doing and it was my only way of having an outlet for my music. Luckily things rolled right after the launch.
What’s coming up next for the label in 2013?
Lots of Label showcases and New Artist. In the upcoming months we’re releasing a new EP from Leroy Brown, which is probably my biggest secret weapon in my sets right now.
We have been long time supporters of the Jet Project as well as their splendid Extended Play imprint (which coincidentally is throwing a party in London in October so go check that out here). As such, following on from our previous “Discover Berlin with Luca Lozano”, we have asked this Belfast based duo to give us the low down on some of places that figure heavily in their lives so that next time you happen to frequent their neck of the woods, you’ll know where to go… Ladies and gentlemen, wrap your ears around the beefy tracks below and Discover Belfast with Jet Project…
1. Yello – Situated in the city’s blossoming Cathedral Quarter sits one hell of a venue, Mynt nightclub. Home to the popular Saturday night club Yello and also to our monthly Jet Project parties for the past two years. Some of our favourite gigs in Belfast have taken place here as we often steer the night from doors open until close. In our eyes, this is one of the best clubs in the city with easily the finest dj set up we’ve ever played on (worldwide). Did we mention there is a beer fridge in the booth?
As we near look forward to a spectacularly sunny weekend its time to man up and start the preparations for another big night out… (I’m looking at you Secret Garden Party windgers…) This weekend is all about the very special A Love From Outer Space night with Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston up on the roof at the Brixton Clubhouse. With the weather forecast looking like its going to be sunburn o’clock its set to be another amazing party. The Slide team have also asked SlothBoogie to take over in the club straight after the big boys set upstairs so we’ve been preparing slowmo bass weapons all week ready for launch at midnight.
In the mean time check out this interview with Sean Johnston as he takes us through all things A Love From Outer Space:
What is the musical philosophy behind ‘A Love From Outer Space’ (ALFOS)?
Andrew described it as an oasis of slow in a world of increasing velocity. We just wanted to air some great music that we both liked that we thought wasn’t getting a platform. I guess the sound has evolved since the outset but it’s essentially the pair of us playing music that we find that excites us and doing something that builds in a way that has largely disappeared from the modern discotheque.
Are there any strict rules to the music ALFOS covers?
The speed limit is 122bpm – but apart from that if we like it – it get’s a run out in the mix.
Which ALFOS party’s have been highlights so far?
There were a fair few at The Drop that were crazy for a school night, the Electric Elephant Festival gigs last year, Flow Festival in Helsinki, The first Glasgow ALFOS, The Corsica Studios party with Trickski and The Tunnel Club in Milan.
Have any particular tracks become ‘ALFOS classics’?
I’d say Marcus Marr – Pleasure Moon, the John Talabot mix of Cheaters by Teengirl Fantasy and more recently Der Alte by Kolsch.