Celebrating their 3rd birthday and playing host on Friday night of the May Bank Holiday Weekend is Fever 105. Blessed with a history of putting together the funkiest and the most disco-driven DJ’s in some of the country’s best underground venues, they have not disappointed on this occasion.
Headlining is the godfather of disco Francois K. The house and disco veteran has been as influential and long standing as the legend Frankie Knuckles, providing remixes and funk-ridden tracks to the masses. Beginning back in the late 70’s Francois K has hugely influenced what many perceive to be disco. Throughout his productions it is easy to hear his musical background- constantly embracing entrancing drum snares and hypnotic synths.
Next up on the bill is Joey Negro (aka Dave Lee). As one of the most recognised British DJ’s, Lee has always been one to incorporate disco samples into his house productions. Growing up in the era of Chic, Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor the vibes of disco have been intrinsic to the lifeblood of his sets. Having worked on over 200 productions Lee will be able to provide nectar to the ear for those attuned to rhythmic beats.
Bronx-born John Morales completes the billing. Having gained a name for himself on the scene throughout the 70’s, Morales’s break came in the form of his now infamous records ‘Deadly Medleys’ and ‘Sunshine Acetate Medleys’. Forming one half of the dynamic duo M&M with Sergio Munzibai the pair produced over 650 productions throughout the 80’s and 90’s remixing everything from Jocelyn Brown to Miami Sound Machine. Morales’ knowledge and feel of disco is breathtaking and is always a spectacle to hear.
With all this talent on show it would be an insult not to have an area fitting. Oval Space in Bethnal Green has now become London’s most innovative and preferred location for many live music events and club nights. From it’s unassuming entrance the space opens up to a vast warehouse loft with a state of the art d&b audiotechnik sound system and two outdoor terraces.
Fever 105 recommend buying tickets in advance as they usually sell quickly for London shows. They are on first release at the moment and there will be a limited number available on the door.
Whilst you’re counting down the days to your next three day weekend tune your ear to this special Boiler room mix from Francois K.