On Saturday 30th March, Ghetto Jam will be back at The Winchester, presenting special guest, DJ Format!! Come join us for an Easter weekend special and enjoy block party vibes along with breakdancers and your favourite Ghetto Jam DJ’s rocking funky fresh beats and retro bangers in the form of Hip Hop, Big Beat, Ghetto Funk, Glitch Hop & Breakbeat.
Location: The Winchester, 39 Poole Hill, The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5PW (01202 55793)
Date: Sat, 30th Mar 2013
Time: 11pm – 4am
Door Tax: £5 B4 Midnight / £6 Thereafter
Members*: £3 B4 midnight / £4 Thereafter
DJ Format’s debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” was one of the slowburn success stories of 2003. Received with quiet acclaim in the press it quickly became a word of mouth triumph, going on to establish itself as one of the most successful debut artist albums from the UK alternative/urban scene.
2005’s follow up album “If You Can’t Join ‘Em… Beat ‘Em” saw Format step up a gear, tightening the loops still further for a tougher sound. A heavy schedule of acclaimed shows followed the release throughout 2005/06.
In 2006 Format was asked to contribute to the successful Fabric DJ mix series. Format’s “fabriclive 27″ was one of the most well received of the series. His DJ sets are renowned for their boundary-crossing selection of the funk, soul, rock & hip-hop and his fabric mix showed of a condensed version of the party set that he’s built a solid reputation on. This was followed up by his own underground mix of obscure Eastern European beats, the now highly collectable ‘European Vacation’ CD.
2008 saw Format deliver another mix album, this time for the legendary Fania label, applying his signature b-boy style to the world’s foremost catalogue of latin music. Alongside this, Format’s discreetly released 12” tribute to James Brown ‘Stealin’ James’, has been a huge success both with DJ’s and dancefloors alike.
By 2008 Format was back in the studio laying down ideas for a new album but found himself frustrated by the limitations of working with samples. He joined forces with old friend Simon James and together they formed The Simonsound. Inspired by music for film & TV ‘and 50s & ‘60s pioneering electronic music , they used Moog synthesizers,tape machines and other vintage studio equipment to create their debut album “Reverse Engineering’” released in 2010. The album was championed by Gilles Peterson but also received massive support in the Hip Hop community from the likes of DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope and Lord Finesse.
It was whilst working on the “Lungbutters” mix CD in 2008 that Format met Diggers With Gratitude founder member Sureshot La Rock. They immediately hit it off and it wasn’t long before Format had persuaded Sureshot to dust off his microphone and start writing rhymes again. By early 2010, they had recorded several songs together and while the finishing touches were being applied to the rest of the new DJ Format album, “Mr DJ” was released on Project Blue Book, Format’s own label.
The latest album “Statement Of Intent” sees vocal collaborations with Edan, Mr Lif and Phill Most Chill as well as the ever present Sureshot La Rock. Format also showcases his wide and varied musical tastes way beyond Hip Hop, exploring Jazz and Blues with The Nostalgia 77 Quintet, spaced-out Electronics with The Simonsound and offering more of his own trademark instrumentals in what is his best work yet.
It is with great pleasure that we unleash this Hip Hop legend onto the Bournemouth Jammers for what is set to be an epic set. For more info click here
Bournemouth based Hip Hop mash up DJ set to get you bouncin’ and definitely not to be missed. His view on mash ups is, if your gonna play ‘em – you gotta make ‘em. For more info click here
A true vinylist, spinning Hip Hop and Funk classics along with mash ups. This man is taking Bournemouth by storm at the moment. For more info click here here!
Expect nothing less than a supreme mix of Funk, Hip Hop, Mash ups, Ghetto Funk, Big Beat and Glitch Hop combined with some bad ass cutting, scratching and all the ingredients to make your mouth water. For more info click here
Expect a large portion of Mash Ups, Ghetto Funk, Funky Breaks and Glitch Hop that will send you nuts on the dance floor! Recent runner up of the Bombstrikes DJ Comp, along with being signed to Radical Mixtape Recordings, this guys on the move. For more info click here