The intimate bash marks the debut of roving party promoters Airstream Events
Clubbers in the north of England get a rare chance to catch a genuine New York house legend in action on New Year's Day, when Victor Simonelli headlines an Airstream Events party at The Lockup in Leeds.
Airstream Events is a new party brand that's based out of a vintage 1970s Airstream caravan that's been repurposed as a mobile DJ booth and soundsystem. For this debut Airstream Events party, Dottie herself (said caravan) sadly won't be appearing; instead The Lockup in Leeds will be rocking to Airstream's Mastersounds and TPI soundsystem, with Simonelli as their special guest.
Starting out as a mobile jock at the tender age of 13, by 1987 Simonelli had found himself a job at Arthur Baker's Shakedown Studios, where he honed his craft working on productions for the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads, Quincy Jones, Deborah Harry, Sinead O’Connor and Al Jarreau. His own first releases followed soon afterwards, initially as one-half of Brooklyn Funk Essentials alongside Lenny Dee. In the 90s, he went on to produce a string of stone-cold house and garage classics including Critical Rhythm's It Could Not Happen (Nu Groove, 1990), Cloud 9's Do You Want Me? (Sub-Urban, 1993), NY's Finest's Do You Feel Me? (Bassline, 1993) and Solution ft Tafuri's Was That All It Was? (Doghouse Records, 1993), and he has continued to produce and tour ever since.
Support at the Leeds gig will come from The Warehouse Project resident Krysko, Alfa and Airstream Events' own JCub Kelly. The party runs from 2pm till 10pm and admission is just £10 on the door – no advance tickets for this one, so be sure to get there early or miss out!
For more info, find Airstream Events on Facebook.