A DJ praised by legendary doyen of the decks FatBoy Slim will top the bill at a music event in Cardiff.
Two times UK DMC scratch champion JFB heads an impressive list of guest performers at Boogie Nights which will take over the Buffalo Bar nightspot in Windsor Place, Cardiff on Thursday March 12.
Also at the turntables will be Killer T who is known across the UK and Europe for his slamming DJ sets and acclaimed mix tapes.
Boogie Nights, which starts at 10pm and rocks through till 4am, is the brainchild of 23-year-old Cardiff music promoter Gethin Ceidiog Hughes who says he’s looking forward to what will be his biggest event to date.
Gethin, who is originally from Denbigh and been based in the Welsh capital for the past four years, said: “I’ve organised quite a few smaller dance events over the past few years but this is definitely my most ambitious project so far.
“I was inspired to do it by watching a BBC TV documentary about Northern Soul music last year.
“It was called Living for the Weekend and showed just how dedicated people can be to their own style of music and dancing.
“I’m very lucky to have secured such a prime venue as Buffalo, which is right in the heart of the city, for the event.
“It’s going to be multi-genre night based on Soul, Funk, Disco and pretty much anything that gets the party going.”
Gethin added: “I’m also proud to have booked such big names as JFB and Killer Tom who are some of the best-known DJs in the business.
“JFB has been described by FatBoy Slim, for whom he’s done remixes and DJ mixes, as the Thinking Man’s Grandmaster Flash, which is quite an accolade.
“He has twice been UK DMC scratch champion and he’s famous for his ability to rock parties with many styles, crossing over all the musical genres of Jazz, Funk, Hiphop, Dubstep, Glitchop, Electroswing, Ghetto Funk, Breakbeat, Drumstep and Drum and Bass.
“Apart from working with FatBoy Slim, he’s collaborated with many respected artists and his successful DuckJam track was used for the 2011 British Comedy Awards on Channel 4.
“JFB has worked as a producer and had releases on a variety of labels including Hospital Records, Rat Records, Skint Records, Hot Cakes and GettoFunk.
“His four-turntable scratch routine of the Right Here Right Now remix has so far had nearly two million views on Youtube.
“He’s also appeared extensively on the airwaves and has a monthly residency on Radio 1 dropping BattleMixes set upon him by Rob da Bank.”
Gethin says he also thrilled to have another DJ icon guesting at Boogie Nights in the shape of Killer T – real name Tom Clugston.
“He’s known for his mix tapes like on Ninja Tunes Solid Steel and has toured right across the UK and Europe with hip hop artists like Goldie Lookin Chain, Feeder and Skinnyman,” said Gethin.
“He also won the Relentless Here To Be Heard DJ Competition in 2013 and in 2010 he was both a Redbull Threestyle and UK DMC Scratch finalist.
“Also on the bill for the night we’ve got acts from the Cardiff area like the music producers Nanobyte, who have had one of their tracks called Honour viewed half a million times on Youtube, and Cardiff radio DJ Lubi J.
“I can promise this is set to be one hell of a party, and I’m now moving on to plan more events like it, hopefully on a monthly basis.”
Killer Tom, who lives in the Roath area of Cardiff, has been in the music business for the past 16 years and met Gethin through a DJ school he runs.
He said: “I’m really excited about Boogie Nights and looking forward very much to being there on the night.
“I’m delighted about being on the same bill as JFB, who I’ve worked with him a few times in the past, and also a number of great local Cardiff acts.
“I’ll be playing some across-the-board stuff, which will basically be party mix with a turntablist twist.
“It’s nice to see this sort of event being held in Cardiff and I think Gethin has done a great job of putting it all together in a very professional way.
“I’m sure the night will be a big success and I wish Gethin all the best with the other events like this he’s planning to organise in the future.”
Other music makers in the Boogie Nights line-up are Ransom, doing disco classics, Speedo, specialising in soul and funk, along with Tom Davey and Alex Gilhespy, providing house sounds.