Ok peeps we’re going to be in London during March!!!
First up DJ UMB will be at FUTURE WORLD FUNK this Saturday March 6 dropping GENERATION BASS beats.
Future World Funk
Sat 6th March
Generation Bass in the house!
With very special guest:-
and residents Russ Jones and DJ Magrelo .
@ Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ
8-2am £6 before 11pm £8 after
On March 19-20 SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE will be in London for the first time ever as SDP doing 2 gigs on the Friday & Saturday nights for the MOVIMIENTOS crew but more about that later.
So try to make it over if you’re in London, should be great nights!
Now, more about one of the guys behind FWF, DJ RUSS JONES aka THE HACKNEY GLOBE TROTTER!
RUSS JONES circa 1968
Around the World in 80 Ways was one of Russ Jones ‘The Hackney Globe Trotter’ aptly named clubnights and for Russ – a firm lover of good sounds, funky eyewear and vintage Volkswagens- it is more like a way of life.
Russ is behind some of London’s most successful clubs including London Calling and No Room for Squares in the mid 90′s. Guest deejays included, Gilles Peterson, James Lavelle, Fabio, Bukem & Norman Jay .
Later on Russ moved London Calling to the infamous Blue Note and subsequently became the Artistic Director of the infamous venue. Around the same time Russ also helped to set up the celebrated brazilian record label ‘Far Out Recordings’ with DJ/producer Joe Davis and worked with acts like Marcos Valle, Joyce, Four Hero and Roni Size.
Fast-forward to the middle of the first decade of the 21st Century and Russ has becoming one of the leading djs on ‘global beat’ scene. From his seminal club night Future World Funk (est. 1999) he has gone on to compile over 13 compilation CDs including the very influential FWF compilations (sold in there tens of thousands around the world), two volumes of Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers which received props from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huw Stevens, Mary Anne Hobbs and Osun Lade and now a follow up with a twist – Arriba La Cumbia – The new sounds of cumbia from around world which in turn has morphed into a very successful monthly club night. Running in London (and festivals across Europe this summer) highlighting the best in live cumbia/tropical bands and with guest djs from around the world.
Always championing new music Russ also had a hand in singing Panjabi MC for his world-wide hit single Mundian To Bach Ke which lead to the bhangra phenomenon crossing over to many a dance-floor.
DJ gigs has literally taken Russ all over the world from Beijing to El Salvador, Moscow, New York, Singapore, Japan, Australia, 30,000 people in Gran Canary and all across Europe. Festivals are always a favourite and Russ has hosted and programmed stages and played at Glastonbury, Bestival,Montreaux, Womad, Big Chill, Womadelaide, Love Box, V, Chicago World Music Festival and his beloved local festival Stokefest to name a few.
If this is not enough there also a few remixes under his belt including mixes for Bollywood Brass Band, Mahalia Rai Banda, Zulu 9.30 and Ska Cubano. Over the last year he has been hosting his own radio show at OpenAIr.FM/HGT which recently was sighted be Time Out London as podcast of the week.
In the huge amount of spare time that Russ has he likes to admire his glasses collection, ride bicycles, polish his car and sleep.
@ itunes hackney globe trotter
NOW, check out his wares, some streamers and some downloads!