El Nino unleashes lesser known rhythms at SVA
DJ EL NINO spins his brand of eclectic vintage sounds from around the globe at Mockers on Saturday, February 23.
El Nino is the man behind London’s Lady Luck and the Black Cotton Club, which have been key catalysts in the merging of the cabaret, burlesque, vintage music and retro glamour scenes.
He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of music from the 1920s to the 1960s, and will be unleashing rhythms you may never have heard but which will get you on your feet.
Early on in his record-collecting career, El Nino realised that most 1950s and 1960s music had actually been done by black artists way before, and soon steered clear of the 'white, poppy, middle-class teenagers' side, instead seeking out stuff played 'in juke joints, underground shacks… the hard side of it all, anything that was the underground of a scene'.
Plus resident DJs Pavinyl and Solid Kick Nick, with live club visuals by Oogoo Voodoo. Mockers is at SVA, John Street, Stroud, 9pm-3am. Tickets available from Trading Post.