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Aug 25

Norman Jay Good Times Official Warm Up Party

With Norman Jay, Abi Clarke (Soul Jazz) and SoulBrew DJs at Reliance Square


Saturday 25 August 2012 at 9:00pm


Reliance Square
London, United Kingdom

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Infamous for their Carnival Bank Holiday boat parties, this year SoulBrew are delighted to be working with Good Times to put on a very very special party with undoubted king of Carnival Weekend - Norman Jay - for an Official Good Times Warm Up Party.

The night is happening in a private space in the heart of Shoreditch, as we wheel in a full Funktion One sound system, full bar, so come and join us for a straight up night of party classics and dancing into the early hours.

For group bookings or VIP tables email

Norman Jay / Good Times Sound System.

set up his first sound system, Great Tribulation, in 1979 with his brother Joey which became Good Times Sound System in 1981, the start of a 30-year residency at Notting Hill Carnival. Norman changed the face of the music played there, introducing a range of gritty, soulful styles to complement the predominantly reggae-based sound systems. The move paved the way for the open-minded Carnival we know today, with Good Times still at its core.

From Good Times, Jay's career burgeoned. He became a key DJ during the '80s London rare groove scene, hosting a series of legendary clubs – Shake 'N' Fingerpop, High On Hope (inspired by New York's Paradise Garage) and famed sessions at London's Bass Clef (later the Blue Note), all of which built his reputation for open-minded soulful selections spanning soul, funk, disco, early house, reggae and hip hop.

Through his club nights, he was one of the first to introduce legendary US DJs like Tony Humphries, Louie Vega and Blaze to the UK. Further success followed - he was one of the founders of London station Kiss FM and ran the seminal Talkin' Loud label alongside Gilles Peterson at Phonogram.

We cannot wait to welcome him down to this SoulBrew Carnival special.

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