JORGE MONTIEL [UK]**Disco, Funk, Soul, Latin** [FRIDAY – 12.05.2017]
On the Sydney leg of a global tour, we are very pleased to announce that Jorge Montiel will be joining us for a headline set at PLAY BAR SYD. In support for this night will be 2 local iconic selectors & radio presenters Jön McCulloch (Eastside Radio – The Vinyl Frontier) & Hober Malow (2Ser – The Mighty Reel)
JORGE MONTIEL [UK] //
Having worked alongside producers & DJ’s of the caliber of Joey Negro, Opolopo, John Morales & Jose Padilla (Cafe Del Mar) in between others, Jorge Montiel has develop an eclectic vision of DJing as well as producing music that merges Disco / Funk / Soul & Latin with electronic elements into one sound, his signature sound.
He is also the Co-Founder of the infamous band Los Charly’s Orchestra as well as other projects such as The Boogie Man, Andre Espeut’s Quintet and Funky Magnetic.
Through the years J. Montiel has definitively established his reputation as one of the main characters of his scene in his base city: London, as well as the rest of the world. His productions and releases have been leading the charts of independent music around the world for almost decade and yet continue to expand today faster than ever before, due to the ever innovative and forward thinking vision of his work.
From the epic Pete Tong’s show on BBC – Radio 1 to the most underground stations, his music and productions are constantly supported by some of the most influential personalities, and most recently having some of his tunes released in labels of the caliber of Universal & Defected have strengthen his position even further as one of the leaders of his field.
Born in Venezuela, he started his career as a music entrepreneur at the age of 18 when he started his sound system – The Smoke Brothers. The sound system quickly became one of the most established of Caracas – Venezuela, incorporating a weekly Radio program on Hot 94.1 FM plus a residency on two of the main nocturnal spots of Caracas.
By the end of the year 1999 Jorge moved to London UK following his interest in music business & production.
Having finished his Audio Engineering studies in London UK, J. Montiel started his record company: Imagenes Recordings with his old friend and business partner Juan Laya. Ever since Jorge has been forging a practical expression of his musical philosophy of “Making Groovy Music” as a DJ and a producer.
As well as being resident DJ of London’s nr1 cultural complex: Southbank Centre (Topolski venue) J. Montiel has also DJ at venues such as: The Jazz Cafe, DSTRK, Shoredtich Platform & The Arts Club (among others).
Internationally, Air (Tokyo), Unico (Beijing & Shanghai), The Basement (Sydney), Coya (Dubai), Ku De Ta (Bali) & Blue Marlin (Ibiza) are some of destinations where Mr J. Montiel has been spreading his musical motto over the past few years, and still continues moving around defusing his musical philosophy.
DJ JöN McCULLOCH (Eastside Radio – The Vinyl Frontier) //
DJ JöN is an avid record collector with a love of all things funk, soul, latin and rare groove. Spinning on the Sydney scene with a long running residency at The Civic Hotel, he’s played most of Sydney’s funky hotspots including Cafe Lounge, The Taphouse, Black Penny, The Bucket List, Miss Peaches, Darlo Bar and The Basement.
JöN’s DJ sets explore the broad spectrum of black music and it’s influences, from vintage stompers to future classics. Catch him on the airwaves every Thursday evening for The Vinyl Frontier on Eastside Radio, 89.7FM. Seven Deadly Spins (45 guest DJ set, 2SER 107.3FM) .
HOBER MALLOW //
Loves the music, but not always the scene.
Good times with good people and tunes is what it’s all about.
Regular DJ around Sydney.
Producer of beats, edits and eclectic sounds of all types. Host of Mighty Reel, Friday afternoons on 2ser 107.3, as well as Excursions on I98.
Co-Founder of Australian Label: That’s Not an Edit.
WHAT: JORGE MONTIEL [UK] + JöN McCULLOCH + HOBER MALLOW
**Disco, Funk, Soul, Latin**
WHEN: FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017 | 4PM-MIDNIGHT | BEATS KICK AROUND 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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