Saturday, February 25:
JUST WANNA DANCE
NEW DIMENSIONS IN HOUSE
& JESSE WALKER
Two of SLC’s most loved DJ’s join forces at last to bring you an underground house party you won’t want to miss. Drawing on the blueprint of legendary house clubs like the Paradise Garage, Shelter and Does Your Mamma Know?, JWD gets "Back to Basics" by bringing people together who are bound by a love for music, rhythm and friendship. Each person contributes an elemental energy that ultimately helps to create something bigger than all of us. Together we... JUST WANNA DANCE.
Music has always been a part of Jesse Walker's life. His gloomy Idaho upbringing was filled with years of classical piano lessons and church choirs, all of which lead up to his providing lead vocals for a popular high-school mod/gothic band. Things brightened up however in the early 90's when he stumbled on the truly bizarre Idaho rave scene started by fashion designer Jared Gold (of Black Chandelier) and subsequently taught himself how to DJ on two mismatched thrift store record players. Since moving to Salt Lake City 10 years ago, he has been associated with almost every sound system and House club in the city while remaining a something of a true outsider. He's deejayed a breathtaking range of events that include main stage performances at the 2002 Olympic Village, Sundance Summer Theater Productions and Film Festival Galas. A very world conscious person, Jesse has traveled to flex floors in such far-flung places as Liverpool, England, Reyjavik, Iceland, Mexico City, Mexico, Michigan and Moab, Utah... always sharing his exquisite taste in music, which centers around the building blocks of Jazz, Funk, Soul and Techno. His sets continue to exhilarate and bend the minds of listeners while surprising them when they least expect it. He is a true champion of all that's good and genuine in house culture.
Nick James is one of the coolest skinny white kids you'll ever meet. He intuitively knows what good music is and has a passion to share it with others. Growing up in a musically-handicapped home, young Nick found his own way to music and culture by listening to Jazz legends on the local public radio station. He got a job at a record store in his teens where he continued to discover new music and develop his unique ear. This is when he found DJ Mark Farina through his “San Francisco Sessions” mix CD's, and says it changed his entire paradigm. By integrating Jazz with disco and house, he began to hear the style and quality that he says 75% of commercial dance music lacks. By 2002 he was ending his run of gigs in the VIP Lounge of SLC's now defunked Club Naked and landed a successful 2 year residency at the W Lounge. Now, thanks to the growing support of many and citing his recent discovery of live recordings by Larry Levan at The Paradise Garage in 79, he's coming out of a year long retirement with a clearer vision and a renewed understanding of deejaying as the precious gift he wants to share with those that like to get down.
LIVE PERCUSSION BY FRED SIMPSON (KOTEBA)
HOSTED BY CARLY
9pm - 2am
LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH [EXCLUSIVE]
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358 S. West Temple | 801.359.0637 | 9pm-2am | 21+ | a private club for members