Feelings Worldwide Label Launch at Brixton Jamm, London
Brixton, South London’s cultural mecca, is host to some of our capital’s best music venues. One of those is Brixton Jamm, a building that very much looks like a house-converted-pub, but it’s what you find inside that’s important. Whether it’s live music or a DJ set, Brixton Jamm is at the centre of the region’s music scene. Jamm’s list of past acts goes on and on, as well as some of the world’s biggest musical names beginning their careers at the venue. Adele, Florence and the Machine, MGMT, Justice, Bombay Bicycle Club, Groove Armada and Basement Jaxx to name but a small fraction have all graced the venue.
Seeing a new music label launch is always great, and being able to support it only helps the UK’s flourishing and ever-growing music scene. Last month was the turn of London-based balearic-disco party starters Feelings to launch their label. Feelings’ mission is simple; educate today’s dance music lovers on the multitude of genres that brought dance music to where it proudly stands today. The night at Brixton Jamm was to proudly begin their journey as the fully fledged record label ‘Feeling Worldwide’.
Brixton Jamm’s two rooms both had an exciting lineup. Disco, funk and soul were the main theme of the night with a well thought out lineup of ideal producers and DJs who perhaps need a little bit more introducing. Not that that is a bad thing at all! Upon entry, we were greeted by FYI Chris in the Bar Room. FYI Chris comes in the form of a DJ/production duo of two Chris’. This set was something a bit different – a refreshing change from the usual disco. Considerably more electronic, but still keeping with the disco theme. These guys are definitely worth catching!
When we made our way into the Jamm’s Main Room. This was where Kasra V was half an hour into his set. The Iranian-born, London-based producer has just launched his EP ‘The Window’, as well as having two acclaimed Boiler Rooms sessions under his belt. The DJ is also holding down a bi-weekly NTS show and joined the Feelings family for this special launch. Closing the night was Francis Inferno Orchestra (FIO), an Australian DJ/producer from Melbourne. FIO’s set was definitely something different, a new sound to our ears. But, one that fitted with the night extremely well. The electronic production sounds combined with good beats, allowed for excellent dance music, but with a vibe that seems very much more organic in sound than regular dance music.
Venue – 7.0
DJ/Band – 7.0
Music – 7.0
Overall – 21.0