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SOUL 45 @ the Alexandra Beer Emporium – July 2015

04.Jul.15 @ 20:00 - 01:00

£1

Stone cold classics, rare grooves and latest 7″ releases to keep you dancing till 1am with your resident 45rpm vinyl record selectors, The Soul 45 djs.

A hot alternative to the Top 40, contemporary dance-trends and other cookie-cutter nights out! This is a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else in the city.

8PM-1AM * £1 ENTRY * DRINK DEALS ALL NIGHT

Whats the deal with the 45s? ———————

DJ culture is in a state of rapid transformation. As money continues to flood into the electronic dance music market and computer controller technology continues to get better, the meaning of the term has moved far away from anything related to jockeying discs. In fact, many of today’s DJs don’t work with physical media at all. But, as the craft continues to mature, there are thankfully still plenty of people dedicated to keeping the old ways of the disc jockey alive.

And, in the perspective of the old-school, few things are as fabled as the practice of collecting and spinning 7-inch vinyl records. Smaller than a 12-inch record, but larger than a compact disc, 7-inches are an outdated technology. They’re lo-fidelity, brittle, and only contain about three to five minutes of music per side. As you might imagine, they’re difficult to spin with; to do it right, a selector has to think fast and apply an extremely light touch. Similarly difficult is acquiring a collection of playable 7-inches, which involves long hours spent digging in record shops and basements. Yet limited as they are, there’s an appeal that’s mostly absent in other formats. All 7-inch DJ sets get back to the roots of hip-hop DJ culture, when turntablists used to compete with each other over traits like manual dexterity, depth of record collection, and overall dancefloor appeal.

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Details

Date:
04.Jul.15
Time:
20:00 - 01:00
Cost:
£1
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Organizer

SOUL 45
Website:
http://www.soul45.co.uk/

Venue

The Alexandra
6 Bellevue Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 2AY United Kingdom
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Phone:
023 8033 5071
Website:
http://thealexpub.co.uk/