The Doctor’s Orders in association with Dephect present
9pm-4am Saturday 11th September 2010
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX
Info : www.thedoctorsorders.com | www.eastvillageclub.com
First 200 tickets £8
Then £10 in advance (MOTD)
with DJs in the basement
?uestlove (3 Hour Set)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
Eric Lau (Ubiquity)
& in the “Breaks Lounge”
Mr Thing (Extended Players)
Chris P Cuts &
Few names in music carry quite as much kudos of that of our headline DJ ?uestlove. There are few musicians, producers or DJs that can claim to have worked with such a phenomenal array of talent as this Philadelphia native while still leaving his own distinctive mark on each one. The list reads like a who’s who of modern Hip-Hop & Soul; Jay-Z, Al Green, Erykah Badu, J-Dilla, Common, Joss Stones & De La Soul to name just a handful. All this before we even mention the fact that he is the founding member & driving force of the world most respected Hip-Hop band The Roots who themselves are now eleven albums deep.
As a drummer he is a funky metronome that has brought to life so many incredible tracks that had originally been created through samples, drum machines and computers. Just check out his leadership of the ever morphing group of musicians that calls itself the “Illadelphonics” on Jay-Z’s unplugged album (Roc-A-Fella) and Madison Square performance in “Fade To Black” (Paramount) or at “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party” (Rogue Pictures) for an example of this. As a producer, both on his own and as part of the Soulquarians alongside J-Dilla, Q-Tip & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, his musical knowledge and understanding has seen him bring the classic Al Green sound bang up to date on “Lay It Down” (Blue Note) as well as get the very best out of performers like D’Angelo & A Tribe Called Quest.
He will be making the most of all of these phenomenal attributes as he blesses The Doctor’s Orders crowd to his only London DJ set of the year which will weave a beautiful musical web between current Hip-Hop sounds, 70’s Funk, 80’s Soul & beyond to wherever this musical colossus decides to go. When dealing with a man with as much musical knowledge, power & understanding as Amir ?uestlove Thompson there is only one thing to do; find your spot on the dance-floor and get ready for this incredible three hour set, his only London DJ gig of the year.
As ever The Doctor’s Orders have lined up an incredible cast of support DJs to help build the vibe and make sure that every minute of the night and inch of the venue are treated to a great sounds. Joining ?uestlove in the basement are The Doctor’s Orders own Spin Doctor for whom this night is the light at the end of the tunnel,
“We have had ?uestlove right at the top of our wish list of guest DJs from the start five years ago and despite getting close it has never quite came through, till now. There are few people that have made such a direct impact on what we play at our parties so to finally have him manning the decks is a real treat. I am so amped about this gig already!”
They are joined by one of London’s finest Soulful producers in the shape of Eric Lau who’s distinctive beats are matched by his DJ sets which are the perfect compliment to the night.
Upstairs in the “Breaks Lounge” meanwhile we have a quartet of the capital’s finest selectors all digging deep into their collections to provide a soundtrack entirely made up of original Soul, Funk & Disco breaks as sampled in the Hip-Hop, R&B & House classics that are such favourites with the knowledgeable and fun loving crowd for whom The Doctor’s Orders is home.
Few throughout the UK or even the world know more about how to sample and what has been sampled than the incredible Mr Thing who is sure to be giving thirsty ears plenty of edutainment. He is joined by two DJs whose reputations are growing with every set they play, DJ Lok & Chris P Cuts. While both staunch Hip-Hop fans they like nothing more than digging for those original breaks and are over the moon to have this chance to be showing the fruits of their labour. Making sure that everyone gets a warm musical welcome as they come through the doors is good friend of The Doctor’s Orders Deke Evergreen. As anyone who has been lucky enough to flick through the 45’s on the jukebox of his brilliant Clerkenwell boozer will attest his soul boy credentials are in no doubt so get ready for what is sure to be another phenomenal party!