JOHN & ON (ALWAYS FRIDAYS / APOCALYPSO)
NASTY MCQUAID (OFF MODERN / BEST BEFORE/STOP MAKING SENSE)
YOUR BEST CHARITY SHOP RECORDS!
SUN MAY 30TH
CARGO, 82 RIVINGTON ST, EC2.
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We get down to an outdoor sesh on Cargo’s lush outdoor terrace playing a soundtrack of Reggae, Boogie, Disco, House, Hip-Hop, Pop and other Charity Shop oddities. Bring along your best Charity Shop finds and we’ll play ‘em!
In early 2009, having sat surrounded in their respective abodes by all manner of weird and wonderful pound shop vinyls for several years, DJs John & On and Nasty Mcquaid decided that it was time to (literally) dust off the best of them and start a party where they played only from this rather crackly collection of hot wax. They also invited others to bring along their best charity shop finds to be played and marveled at.
A year of parties at The London Fields has seen much table and bar-top dancing, fisticuffs, Whitney Houston being jammed together with Shalamar, The Pet Shop Boys with Big Band covers of Michael Jackson and other such oddities that somehow just work.
Now they are finally branching out with a blog (http://charityshoppe.blogspot.com/) and events outside of the intimate bubble that is Hackney’s Mare St and its surrounds with regular sets at The Queen of Hoxton and Dalston Superstore amongst others…
THE CHARITY SHOPPE MANIFESTO:
• ALL RECORDS PLAYED MUST HAVE COME FROM A CHARITABLE OUTLET, FLEA MARKET OR FOUND FORLORN ON THE STREET.
• ALL RECORDS PLAYED MUST HAVE COST THE OWNER NO MORE THAN TWO ENGLISH POUNDS.
• ALL & SUNDRY ARE WELCOME TO BRING ALONG THEIR OWN CHARITY SHOP GEMS TO BE PLAYED (SUBJECT TO A LAX VETTING PROCESS).
• CHARITY SHOPPE IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITIES EVENT, NO GENRES OF MUSIC ARE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.
• MARVIN GAYE IS GOD.
ALL MUSIC, GOOD AND BAD, WAS LOVED ONCE BY SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE.