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Sam’s Soul Shack: The World Tour – NYC Disco

Saturday 18 August 2018

Everyone has been gripped by World Cup fever, and Sam is no exception. But he has global interests of another kind too: he is on a quest to find the sauciest soul sounds from overseas – and we are going to showcase them in the HiFi basement this summer.

He has enlisted some of Leeds’ finest selectors to join him on a journey which will take you from our gritty northern streets to strange towns in Eastern Europe to Caribbean dancehalls and even the White Isle in the 80s.

From the gritty cobbled streets of Northern England of last week, Sam flies across the Atlantic into the glitz and glamour of New York, which throughout the 70s and 80s remained sleepless to a soundtrack of uplifting, supercharged disco. It was in Manhattan that the nightclub and dance floor found its truest form. Venues such as the Loft, Paradise Garage and the even the celeb-filled Studio 54 played the fresh disco sound, which took soul and gave it a kick up the backside with a driving structure and pioneering production techniques, mobilising whole a whole sub-cultural movement in the process.

Fittingly, Leeds DJ crew Downtown Science will be plumbing the depths of the downtown NYC sound.

🍹 We are offering 2-for-1 cocktails every week to help get your party started 🍹

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