This Sunday We welcome Belgian DJ Lander Lenaerts back to Jazz Meet DJ box for what promises to be another essential date in our ongoing event diary. Of course, we are no stranger to the man himself, with Lander having guested at only our second party at Floripa just under a year ago and of course, he’s also completed two mind-blowing mixes for us in our continuing mixtape series under his old DJ moniker Blast Kid. With his impending arrival back on London soil though, we thought it was about time we caught up with him once again to inquire what was currently floating his musical boat. And what a boat it must be, as after more than a decade of DJing and collecting vinyl in his native Belgium and occasional trips across Europe, checking dusty record stores Lander has accumulated a serious wealth of the black stuff and the comparable knowledge
With another of our Brazilian Carnival specials lingering on the horizon, we thought it was about time we caught up with this week’s special guest DJ Adrian Leach and get him to take us through a few choice cuts in his record collection ahead of his set this Sunday. When it comes to jazz, Latin and Brazilian music, Adrian’s pedigree is second to none, having amassed an enviable catalogue of tunes tracked down over many a year. For anyone who already listens to his much celebrated Happy Jazz radio show, which he co-hosts alongside long time cohort Mark Taylor (also coming to a Jazz Meet near you in March!), you can attest that he brings the heat on a regular basis, so we are obviously excited that he’s finally able to join us at the Meet, on this, our third time of asking! Adrian caught the record collecting bug at the tender
Jake Holloway is simply a man of many talents. An ardent supporter of the black stuff, Jake owns the oft-overlooked Village Vinyl shop up in Walthamstow’s Wood Street Indoor Market, where at weekends he sifts through a whole lot of beautiful jazz, funk, disco, soul, afro and Latin treats to bring the good goods to his loyal band of customers. When he’s not running things E17 side, he’s also a bit partial to a bit of graphic design and art direction, producing artwork for a number of clients, including the influential BBE Records, and one of our best-loved independents Wah Wah 45s. As you’d expect from holding down such professions, he’s also an avid record collector having accumulated an enviable selection of killer tracks to draw upon when he oft DJs out and about in the capital. Jake caught the DJ bug back in 1990, playing out at his various
If there’s one person that personifies the eclectic and entrepreneurial spirit of London’s underground club scene, it’s (deep breath) Wah Wah 45s label boss, DJ, promoter, radio host and music journalist Dom Servini. Having started DJing alongside the legendary Snowboy back in Brighton in the 90’s, he’s accumulated a string of residencies, parties and worldwide venue appearances under his belt since, including his monthly Wah Wah 45s get togethers at Floripa and regular appearances across London at places such as The Big Chill Bar, Vibe Bar and The Jazz Cafe. Our man Dom is a party-starter in the truest sense of the word. So of course when he agreed to appear at The Jazz Meet this Sunday, as part of our 2nd Birthday celebrations, you could say we were ‘over the moon’! Of course, for those of you who know the deeper history of our event, you will also understand how much of an
In a new, occasional web series, the Jazz Meet resident DJ team dip into their record bags to share some of their big jazz records for November.