Al Kent DJ Set
Friday 25 January 2019
, Stage 9:30 pm
free before 10PM - £5 after
Al Kent DJ Set
We are delighted to have Al Kent back to Hoochie Coochie in 2019. He played here a year ago & was fantastic. Expect Disco & so much more !
When Al Kent launched the Million Dollar Disco label back in the ’90s “Disco House” was all the rage. A life spent hoarding rare soul and disco records, a keen ear for a sample and a few years of DJing already under his belt stood him in good stead when it came to making music.
It was when he abandoned the style Million Dollar Disco had become known for that his DJ career really took off. Ditching house music in favour of disco saw him first emulating his hero Walter Gibbons; cutting between two copies of each record, until he discovered he could save the hassle (and money spent on doubles) and make re-edits instead. Soon his sets were made up entirely of his own exclusive reworks.
He’s released a ton of those edits over the years on Million Dollar Disco as well as a slew of labels like Jisco, Kat, Real Thing, Edit, Stilove4music, People Must Jam, Kalakuta Soul, Kojak Giant Sounds and All Out War. He’s been round the world a few times too, playing in Australia, Canada, France, Poland, United Arab Emerates, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Holland, Croatia – pretty much every country in Europe, every city in the UK and many locations in between. Al has had the honour of playing Southport weekender four times (more than any other “Connoisseur’s Corner” guest) as well as headlining at prestigious events like Z Records’ first (and, to this date, only) party in London and Ete D’Amour’s boat party on the Seine, at the invitation of Dimitri From Paris. He was co-promoter and resident DJ at Manchester’s legendary Northern Disco and regularly throws crowd pleasing parties in his home town of Glasgow.
Free b410pm then £5