Sunday, 22 December 2013
NYE 2013 Aeroplane Live, followed by Norman Jay MBE on NYD 2014 with Northern Beaches PA Hire Dj's
The big event this year is AEROPLANE on NYE
Aeroplane is the pseudonym of Vito de Luca, the Belgian nu disco music producer and DJ.
Known for incorporating a mix of French House and Balearic Beat, Aeroplane made a name for himself as a club DJ. Aeroplane's music is disco-styled, often on the 1980s decade. Aeroplane's remixes are described by themselves as "spacious cosmic disco" tracks.
Also on New years Day 2014 the wharf bar is hosting Norman Jay
Norman Jay MBE (born Norman Bernard Joseph) is a British DJ. He first came to prominence playing unlicensed or 'warehouse' parties in the early 1980s, such as Shake 'n' Fingerpop. His diverse and deep musical knowledge and his refusal to be restricted to playing from any single genre distinguishes him from his peers. He is commonly attributed to coining the phrase 'rare groove'.
Born in Notting Hill, London, Jay established himself through the London pirate radio station Kiss FM, on which he presented shows alongside founders Gordon Mac and George Power. Kiss 100 was launched legally in September 1990 and Norman hosted the first of what became his 'Musiquarium' shows. Shortly after he joined Gilles Peterson at his record label, Talkin' Loud.
After a long involvement with Kiss, Norman joined BBC London in April 1997, where his 'Giant 45' show gained a loyal following up until February 2008.
His Good Times Sound System, which he started with his brother Joey Jay, is a major attraction to those who attend the two day August bank holiday Notting Hill Carnival. Good Times now attracts an estimated 15,000 revellers a day during the carnival. Good Times has also extended into a series of compilation CDs.
Jay describes himself as a primarily house music DJ, but the Good Times sound includes 1970s and 1980s funk, soul and jazz-funk, previous carnival tracks have typically included Estelle's 1980; and tracks featured in recent radio shows have included Billy Griffin's "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" and more contemporary tracks in the form of Heavy's track "Wonderlove".
On BBC Radio 2, he presents the "Funk Factory", which transmits every six weeks of the year. In addition to this, Jay was one of 20 DJs who played one track each at the 2005 BBC Worldwide Awards, which produced three specials for BBC Radio 1 over Christmas and New Year, hosted by Gilles Peterson.
He is an established regular at the Big Chill festival.
Jay is also a Tottenham Hotspur supporter and was awarded the MBE for services to music in 2002