So we enjoyed the last party so much we are returning to Trapeze Basement Club, and this time we’re stepping up the game…
We are very excited to announce that we have the privilege and honour of welcoming one of the original godfathers of House Music…Marshall Jefferson!
Trapeze’s Basement Club has remained largely untouched from the room that worked so well at East Village, the previous club at the site that offered so many great DJs and parties for over 5 years.
The basement is all about the music with its BANGIN’ sound system and dancefloor space…
Check out the photo’s from the last party:
Marshall Jefferson is one of the founding fathers of house music as it is known today. Born in Chicago in 1959, Marshall was a central figure in the development of the Chicago house scene and produced seminal house anthems including ‘Move Your Body’, ‘7 Ways To Jack’ and ‘Open Our Eyes’. He has worked with the best in the business, from fellow founding father Frankie Knuckles to Roy Davis Jr., Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Felix Da Housecat and Lil Louis. Marshall has had a leading hand in the growth of the acid and deep house movements and even today continues to evolve these genres amid dooms-dayers predicting their collective demise.
Initially inspired by rock music, regular trips to Chicago’s famed Music Box Club in the mid-1980s turned Marshall onto the sounds of early house music. Having bought himself a modest synthesiser and sequencer set-up, Marshall began producing his own cuts and passed them onto Ron Hardy of the Music Box Club, who quickly began playing them to the love of the crowd.
Marshall’s first release, 1985’s ‘Go Wild Rhythm Trax’ on Virgo Records, demonstrated Marshall had the talent vital to succeed in such a fickle industry. ‘Move Your Body’, originally a production Marshall had passed onto Ron Hardy, was released on Trax Records in 1986 and is today recognised as a genre-defining release, having been subtitled and acclaimed ‘The House Music Anthem’.
The mid-1980s gave way to the development of acid house, and Marshall actively participated in the movement’s growth through his use of the Roland TB303. The release in 1987 of ‘Acid Trax’ launched the career of DJ Pierre and Marshall went on to work with the likes of Ten City, Robert Owens, Keith Thompson and Pierre’s collective Phuture.
Forever in search of fresh inspiration, Marshall switched his focus in the late 1980s from acid house to the then relatively new sub-genre of deep house. ‘Open Our Eyes’, released on Big Beat in 1988, was a huge success; nowhere before had a producer been able to make such an emotional connection with the listener, at the same time maintaining the physical connection necessary for it to succeed on the dance floor. Through his work with vocalists like Kim Mazelle, Ce Ce Rogers and Curtis McClaine, Marshall produced hits on labels including Republic UK, Trax Records, Atlantic and Syncopate.
Juggling production and remix duties with a hectic touring schedule, Marshall was the headline act in the first House Music Tour of Europe in 1987 and enjoyed regular gigs in clubs around the US, most notably in Chicago.
In 1990 Marshall retired from the scene following the shelving of a massive project he took on with Big Beat Records, but re-appeared behind the decks three years later feeling reenergised and with an increased drive and passion for house music. He moved to London and began a five-year residency with the Tribal Gathering and Big Love events. His debut artist album, 1997’s ‘Day Of The Onion’, received critical acclaim across the board, as did his mix compilations including 1996’s Tribal Gathering release – which he mixed with fellow residents James Lavelle and Gayle San – and his 1997 effort, ‘Chicago House 86-91: The Definitive Story’.
The new millennium saw original production take a back seat, with Marshall instead releasing several mix compilations, including 2001’s ‘Welcome to The World Of Marshall Jefferson – A Testament to House Music’, 2003’s ‘Move Your Body: The Evolution of Chicago House’ and 2004’s ‘Marshall Jefferson Presents The Foundations of House’, released on the UK’s Suss’d Records.
Original releases, when they did drop, always fared well. Marshall’s collaboration with Serge Imhof on ‘69%’ on ATFC’s OnePhatDeeva imprint was a defining release for the then relatively new label. 2004 saw Marshall team up with DJ Pierre once more to release ‘Clap Your Hands (Everybody Dance)’ on the UK’s Essence Records. The following year Marshall appeared at London club Pacha as part of their ‘Fathers of House’ events, a series celebrating house music’s heroes from past and present. He is currently touring extensively, continuing to spread his love of music around the world.
Originally rooted from Drum n Bass and Garage, DAF’s unique and precise track selection is a fusion of deep grooves, melodic basslines and captivating vocals. He is heavily influenced by Brazilian house music. Combined with his energetic style of mixing and natural ability to connect with the crowd, he is easily able to influence the dance floor. After entertaining crowds across the UK for over 10 years, his passion has lead him into the world of production with his first releases coming out soon on Recess Recordings. Expect a lively set from our resident!
One of the up and coming female DJ’s on the UK house scene. Originally from Poland but born and brought up in the middle-east, this young lady has had a vast range of cultural influences. She was one of the original residents at Flux in Leeds and a regular guest at one of the most respected club nights in the world, the infamous Back to Basics where she hosted her own night ‘La Femme Fatale’. She is currently running her own night in London under the name ‘Housewife’ bringing the best selection of dance music from some of the top female DJ’s in the underground house music scene. She has been playing internationally in places such as Space in Ibiza, Electric Days in Dubai, Discotecture in Egypt, Click in Amsterdam, Off the_Beat in Warsaw and Glow Club in Greece.
Born in Kedainiai, Lithuania. A music enthusiast, who moved to London in 2009, Monti has a firm understanding of diversity and a very broad taste in music, readily amplified by his open mind and soul. His sound includes a solid, pure underground groove between House & Techno.
Working closely with ‘Sandbox Music Records’ & ‘Tonite Radio Sessions’. His work ethic and selection of music has proved that he brings a great atmosphere to the dance floor, and attracts a strong following. Currently striving to become a successful music producer and respected artist around the world.
House Of Mizchif
These two DJs are rarely found playing out individually. Often producing mixes together, they also produce and engineer their own sounds.
They’ve recently had their first release; ‘Time’. This was swiftly followed up, with another five singles; ‘Save Your Love’, ‘Lucky’, ‘R Type’, ‘Snap Back’ and ‘Rockers’.
They are at present compiling their debut album and EP, forthcoming on Mizchif Records and are eagerly looking forward to playing at their own party; ‘H.O.M.E.’ later this year.
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