Sunday, October 08, 2006

my mate Paul "Sci-Fi Soul" Kennedy is deejaying a guest spot at DJ Misbehaviour's
after-work party Foreplay this Wednesday Oct 11th, 6pm - 10pm, location is SIN SIN, 85 2nd Ave at 5th St (entrance on 5th St), Manhattan. The theme of Paul's set is
FROM THE MECCA TO THE SAINT. Sin Sin is located just over a block south of the The Saint's old location, which as all you readers of Tim Lawrence's Love Saves the Day and the Bill Brewster/Frank Thornton book will know was a legendary gay club (its full-on hedonistic vibe a big inspiration to Frankie Goes To Hollywood apparently) that ran from 1980-1988. Although for much of the Eighties the Saint was associated with Hi-NRG and indeed with help from Heaven pretty much spawned that genre, Paul will be concentrating on the continuum that connects Northern Soul (hence the nod to the Blackpool Mecca) and the early Saint, "soulful/songful DISCO-FUNK (often with a gospel edge), drawing on the playlists of DJs Ian Levine, Roy Thode and Robbie Leslie--basically some of the finest underplayed r&b from roughly 1974-1981". Admission free plus $3 drink specials and 2-for-1 drink specials.

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