Speakeasy party hard

Lancaster Speakeasy – which has brought some of the world’s best electro swing and vintage sounds to the city - has a new home in Lancaster.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 24th November 2014, 11:00 am
Madame Electrifie
Madame Electrifie

Formerly based at The Dalton Rooms, the collective welcomed live music from the likes of Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Lamuzguele, Sound Assembly, Cut la Roc and The Correspondents.

Now the promoters will take over the upstairs room at The Apothecary, in Penny Street, with the first show on November 21 featuring Madame Electrifie.

Paul Scholefield, from Lancaster Speakeasy, said: “We had a bit of a break, and now we’re back”.

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Madame Electrifie, above, is the alter ego of breaks/electro/techno DJ Little Jo, fusing together her love of all things vintage with a love of dirty bass driven music

She has amassed some 10 plus years on the decks, playing some of the UK’s leading venues across the years, from Ministry to Turnmills, and has graced many of the leading London warehouse parties.

She has supported some of the biggest names in electronic music from Annie Nightingale to A Skillz, Krafty Kuts to 808 State, Jon Carter to Elite Force and a host of others- splicing tech-funk and dirty breaks with progressive and techy beats.

Take this experience and introduce the vintage edged sounds of electro swing, smear with some classic funk and soul, add some crazy showgirl-clad glitter fuelled antics, and Madame Electrifie is born. It’s the glamour of the 20’s meets the filth of the 00’s.

On December 13, award winning DJ Wolfie Razzmatazz hits the decks.

He took home Best Electro Swing Mixtape of 2012, with his mixes characterized by sweet swing melodies bolstered into a real gutbucket of heavy weight electro, echoes of 1930s prohibition romps ring through future bass, vintage beats meet manic synths and the residues of where the party started in the juice joints of Harlem.

Support comes from Odylic Force and Roc Vicar, from 9pm.

Nick Lakin