**SOLD OUT** BUMS TICKET - SHUT UP AND DANCE + Invasion DJs GRIPPER + SAI-MAN + Andy T - Sunday 30th April 2017
**SOLD OUT** SHUT UP AND DANCE + INVASION DJs (GRIPPER + SAI-MAN) + ANDY T - Bank Holiday Sunday 30th April 2017 7pm - 2am
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BUMS present a very special night for THE ORIGINAL RAVE CREW - with local pioneers, THE INVASION DANCE DEPARTMENT finally returning to deliver the real underground club vibe, with legendary London massive, SHUT UP AND DANCE headlining the night, and support fom ANDY T (Speed Limit, Atic Records)
Having first began hosting INVASION DANCE DEPT nights together in 1987 at iconic Barrow venue, Josephines, DJs GRIPPER and SAI-MAN soon established the gigs as important underground sessions on a national as well as local level.
Legendary regular nights such as The Smile Club, Megablast, Euphoria followed, exposing Barrow club-goers to the underground music emerging from the USA, Europe and UK.
The pair return to re-hype the vibe that blew the underground up over those heady years '87-'93 - expect rare, classic, long forgotten and iconic tracks - the record boxes are packed and seriously hot.
SHUT UP AND DANCE
The night is headlined by one of the top artists of that golden era - SHUT UP AND DANCE - the DJs responsible for anthems such as 'This Town Needs A Sherrif', '£10 To Get In' and 'The Green Man'. Their self titled label was at the front of most underground DJs playlists with Nicolette - 'Single Minded People' and The Ragga Twins - 'Hooligan 69' among the music that defined a generation.
Way back in 1986 there were four guys named Smiley, PJ, Dj Daddy & Dj Hype. They had built a sound system called Heatwave and come the weekend they would break into many a house or warehouse (unoccupied of course J)to start their own illegal raves, parties, knees-up, shindig, shabeenz etc.... This was the done thing back then and Smiley & PJ were rappers on the sound system but were also trying to get a record deal. No record label would sign them up, and so after many, many, many knock backs they decided to start their own label, Shut Up And Dance Music.
Their first release was a track titled 5,6,7,8, which was sold straight out of the boot of PJ’s ford escort. Other singles followed quickly, £10.00 To Get In, £20.00 To Get In,Lamborghini, Derek Went Mad and pretty soon an album Dance Before The Police Come which became an instant success, due to the love & support being shown from the pirate radio scene. The label grew from strength to strength and soon the guys decided to expand by signing artists to their label & producing the tracks for them as well. These artists included: The Ragga Twins, Nicolette, Peter Bouncer, Rum & Black & Ade to name a few.
Smiley & PJ also started other record labels, Redlight (Drum & Bass), RuffQuality (Experimental Breaks), & New Deal Recordings (2 Step/Garage breakbeat). All of these labels had their share of success including tracks like Coca Cola, Bastards, True Vip, Holdtight the list was endless; and with the Shut Up And Dance label being the foundation which held it all together, world domination was merely a fat bassline away.
Travelling the world on a regular basis, & spreading that fat Shut Up And Dance sound; this is what the guys do regularly when they take to the stage to DJ worldwide and man does it rock. Breaks, is their music of choice to both play & produce, With Smiley on the decks, and PJ on the mic., it’s one hell of a party…The mic playing just as much an important role as the tunes being played on the decks, with both adding to the vibes and the atmosphere.
Needs no introduction as owner of Barrow's finest record shop, SPEED LIMIT, and regularly appearing at legendary Barrow nights such as YUMMY, EUPHORIA, NICE AS PIE back in the day. Andy has established himself as one of the UKs top underground producers with his AIM alter-ego recording genre defining albums for Grand Central Records and his own ATIC RECORDS since the mid 90s. Andy has performed worldwide and tonight brings a heavyweight set to the party.