Farley and I always loved Northern Soul imagery - so for this Faith flyer we went for that vibe... this was another awesome night, I did a set where Dave Barbarossa played live timbales & tom toms whilst I dj'ed - I gave him a selection of mid tempo tracks to practice to - loads of chugging stuff like Fluke's 'Thumper' - things with a lot of swing in them which sound great with Dave's tribal drums rattling on top. One thing we realized you have to do with timbales and percussion in a club - is dampen the sound down. Dave uses 'Moon Gel 'for this... basically blobs of gum/gooey stuff you stick on the drum skin - he told me the stuff for stoppingdrum sticks slipping is called "Gorrilla Snot' - reminded me of 'Mr Zog's Sex Wax' that surfers use - I'm all for daft brand names! It turns out Sex Wax is also used by drummers... spookey EH?. Check the sex wax logo below- one of my all-time faves... a proper Californian hand drawn hippy vibe.
Severino ( Horse Meat Disco) totally nailed it in our room DJing afterwards with a super tight disco / boogie selection that he does so so well - as we all know mixing disco off vinyl sorts the men out from the boys, and Sevvy is amazingly slick at it... In the techy room Justin Robertson did a similar masterclass with banging acid and deep detroity gear - the place was 100% locked on for hours - amazing sweaty scenes, and one of the best Faiths ever.
Dave Barbarossa in his Bow Wow Wow Days...