Kidology London presents K-Klass & CJ Mackintosh
In 1994 the legendary club ‘Subterranea’ saw K-Klass perform live as a 5 piece band in London and it is with huge excitement that we can now confirm we are bringing them back to London, and to the same club in Notting Hill, which today is known as Mode.
Kidology has been waiting for this venue for a long time, Mode is a 5 star club, the décor & sound system is where the investment has been spent.
K-Klass Live (5 piece band)
Are responsible for some of the biggest house tracks ever made. They are all about entertaining and playing for the crowd. One of the biggest ever selling K-Klass releases. Originally released in 1993 and reaching Number 13 in the UK National Charts “Let Me Show You” has been a constantly played, stone cold house classic ever since.
K-Klass (Paul Roberts and Russell Morgan) have recorded a brand new remix for 2015 featuring the vocals of original vocalist Bobbi Depasois and brand new keys by House Keyboard legend Davos which was release in June 2015.
Let Me Show You (2015): bit.ly/1OsiWyP
2015 has also seen the full live band back on the road with a series of very successful live shows across the UK, with new additions Davos (keys) and Pav (percussion) joining Bobbi, Russ and Paul on stage to make it a truly live affair.
K-Klass Live (Video): bit.ly/1LJOOQm
Next up we present the legend CJ Mackintosh for his Kidology debut, CJ is very well accustomed to playing alongside K-Klass as they both play for the legendary Hacienda Club nights in Manchester throughout the 90’s and with the Hacienda Tour dates today.
Look at the history of British clubland, and you’ll find the name CJ Mackintosh is woven inextricably into the tale. From house parties and illegal all-nighters through to British DJs beginning to create music of their own, from the acid house explosion to the British club scene coming of age with the Ministry of Sound, CJ has always been there, pushing things forwards by playing the music he loves.
Born in Paris but raised in London, CJs DJ career began at the age of 15 and In 1987, he made a name for himself by winning the UK title in the DMC Mix Championship. It was a one-off dance single made with Dorrell and members in indie bands AR Kane and Colourbox that was to have the real impact. An adrenaline rush of samples and beats that defied categorization, Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S topped the UK charts in September 87, charting in the US the following year.
Since then, CJ has continued his prolific mix career, working on tracks by C&C Music Factory, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, De La Soul, Inner City, PiL, Coldcut and countless others. He has released several mix albums, and his Love Happy project charted in 1995 with Message of Love. He has travelled extensively as a DJ, and this experience and his ability to span musical genres made him an obvious choice for a residency at the Ministry of Sound in the mid-90s. He was a mainstay at the club until 1997.
As a DJ, CJ prefers to stay low-key, to let the crowd focus on the music rather than his personality. After more than three decades on the cutting-edge, he still has the same passion that fired him from the start. I can understand why people used to cry in clubs in the early days. When you hear the right record, at the right time, in the right place, there is no feeling like it.
Alongside these two heavyweight House Music Pioneers we have Kidology’s two main resident DJ’s:
Mark Wilkinson & Mikalis
MODE has partnered with Void to build a groundbreaking audio system, which harnesses the latest technologies available, providing a sonic experience well above and beyond the current norm.
Sounding more like a loud hi-fi than your usual cumbersome system, Mode’s centerpiece is designed to give “higher fidelity and greater coverage, ensuring clubbers have a great night out without getting a ‘body battering.” Thanks to technology that reduces harsh frequencies and responds to the way the human ear works, the Mode system will pump out a flat, balanced combination of highs, mids and lows all night – without giving you that deaf, day after rave ringing.
MODE – 12 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
The space is located under the Westway near the top end of Portobello Road on the site of the once legendary 90s nightclub, Subterranea.
** Tickets available from these stores **
1st release £10
2nd release £15