Good Room Presents…
Joey Anderson Inimeg Records
Vibe warm up Ray Zuniga
$10 first release
$15 second release
$20 at the door
Doors 10pm / +21 gig
Some music is easy to place, and some doesn’t sound like it came from any part of the universe we know about. Joey Anderson’s productions are very much the latter. Anderson unquestionably has one of the most distinctive dance sounds of the last half-decade—a sort of house music that hardly sounds like house music at all.
His first tracks appeared on compilation EPs called Exchange Place, released in 2008 through DJ Qu’s Strength Music label. They were notable for sounding even stranger than Qu’s own darkly rhythmic house. Over a half-dozen or so EPs in late 2012 and 2013, Anderson sounded increasingly mature without rounding out the rough edges of his earlier work: his sound design has only gotten gooier, and his melodies—played earnestly on piano or flamboyantly on mile-wide synth patches—continue to defy easy logic. Amsterdam label Dekmantel Music released his debut album, After Forever, is a resolutely dance floor album that isn’t afraid to plumb the depths of what he calls “deep.” The arrival of yet another Joey Anderson release ‘1974’ suggests 2015 will see no let up from the New Jersey producer.
UK DJ / Producer / Remixer and all-round studio boffin, known to his mates as Raj Gupta, is definitely not a new boy on the Disco Dance scene. He landed his first 12” Number One in ’96 on Noid Recordings gaining widespread support in the clubs and on compilations. Over Fifteen years on it’s still a much sought after underground classic.
He went on to set up his own record label Mangled in ’98 unleashing a slew of well-received and highly collectable 12” releases. Two albums followed ‘Mangled’ on Eskimo Recordings and later ‘Mangled Again’ on his own imprint along with singles on R & S, Bear Funk & Smash Hit. Recently his release on DFA saw him offer P-Funk with a Disco House twist made for the dance floor (Bullet Proof feat the brilliant Lady Miss Kier) and a blissed out Balearic gem (Look Into My Eyes which featured on the Ministry Underground Disco compilation).