DJing went a bit quiet during my writerly hibernation but I'm back with a vengeance, eight gigs lined up for the coming months, kicking off this Saturday (that's tomorrow!) with Off The Hook throwing the closing party for the Contact Theatre's Queer season. What an honour, and such a cool space to play, very different to our usual sweaty basement shenanigans. For the uninitiated we play quality Black pop music from across the decades, this means hip-hop and r 'n' b, with a smattering of disco, Motown, reggae, ragga, Hi-NRG and ska.
Here's a rundown of some Off The Hook floor-fillers ...
'Shy Guy' - Diana King
'Jayou' - Jurassic 5
'No Scrubs' - TLC
'Mama Said Knock You Out' - LL Cool J
'Mr Wendal' - Arrested Development
'Dare Me' - Pointer Sisters
'None Of Your Business' - Salt N Pepa
'Informer' - Snow
'It's A Shame (My Sister)' - Monie Love
'Miss You Much' - Janet Jackson
We might even play the theme tune to 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'