Fri Sept 6th - Sean Price of Fortuna Pop DJs at How Does It Feel To Be Loved? at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton
Our guest DJ at HDIF at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton this Friday is Sean Price of Fortuna Pop records. Just over ten years ago, Sean put on a one-off night at the Canterbury Arms called Too Much Too Young and it was a fantastic night out - you could choose between having your hand stamped Too Much or Too Young on the door, Sportique played live, Amelia Fletcher DJ-ed, and a little light bulb flashed on above my head in the middle of it all.
I knew the Canterbury Arms very well of course - I used to go there to see punk bands when I first moved to London (I remember a particularly wild Snuff gig there), and I even spent the night of the riot in the mid nineties locked in the back room - but I'd never thought about having a club night there. So when I walked in and saw the room being used for a dance party, I was very very excited. HDIF at the Buffalo Bar was getting pretty popular at this point and it felt like we could add another night in another venue...and as I was a Brixton boy myself, the idea of doing a night in my hometown felt like the best thing ever.
Ten years on, and it's almost all over. We still haven't heard any more about the proposed demolition of the Canterbury Arms, but we're working on the understanding that we have until the end of the year - so that's four Brixton HDIFs left to go. As soon as Sean heard that the Canterbury Arms was due to be knocked down, he asked if he could DJ on one of the final nights, and as we wouldn't be there if it wasn't for Too Much Too Soon, we were very happy to say yes.
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Friday September 6th
Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QD, 9pm-2am. £4 for members, £6 for non members. Membership is free from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Guest DJ: Sean Price of Fortuna Pop
We play: The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore * The Orchids