Joe Claussell, David Barbarossa, Andrew Pirie, Simon Cordiner
Tickets available from:
In Person: 237 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
08444 155 221
Aspecto Glasgow (no booking fee - cash only)
In person: 196 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DG
0141 248 5349
The Admiral Bar (no booking fee - cash only)
In Person: 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
0141 221 7705
Joaquin "Joe" Claussell (Body & Soul, Sacred Rhythm, NYC)
Melting Pot continues to go from strength to strength as we celebrate our 13th Birthday!!
To mark the occasion, we have invited back an old friend from New York, who happens to be one of the best DJs around, Body & Soul's Joaquin “Joe” Claussell.
We gave Joe his Scottish debut many years ago, one that still reverberates even now. A DJ who plays in the New York tradition handed down from the likes of David Mancuso and Larry Levan, that good music is good music no matter the genre! So you are as likely to hear a disco record, as you would a techno/house record, next to rock, soul, whatever! All played with incredible energy and passion.
For Melting Pot, a club built as a tribute to NYC and club nights such as Body & Soul, we can’t think of a better placed guest to help us celebrate our birthday than Joe!
Joe’s credentials are unquestionable; learning from the master that was Larry Levan, taking over Dancetracks record store in NYC and turning it into THE record store to visit. In 1996 he hooked up with Francois K and Danny Krivit to form Body & Soul, the weekly Sunday party in NYC that lasted 7 years. In that time it became an international institution, with clubbers jetting into New York especially. Body & Soul was thought of as the closest New York had to the Paradise Garage since its closure in 1987, with its forward thinking musical policy of pushing new sounds, but respecting the rich heritage of disco, funk and soul that built the New York club scene. International dates exploded at this point, and Joe continues to play all over the world to this day. Body & Soul carries on as a special event, around 3 times a year in New York, with an annual weekend tour to Japan, and dates from as far afield as Brazil, to London, to Singapore.
He has also honed his craft as a music producer, with scores of sought after releases, on his own Spiritual Life, and latterly Sacred Rhythm labels, as well as remixes for the likes of Ten City, Nitin Sawhney, Double Exposure, Femi Kuti, and more. His Translate mix album from 2006 stands the test of time, with 2012's unoffical edits and overdubs album breathing new life into a great selection of tracks that sum up the love of all music that Joaquin has; from disco, to gospel, jazz, latin, funk, afro drum work outs, and a whole lot more. 2013 brought some fantastic new 12"s from Sacred Rhythm. There is no stopping Joe Claussell!
More info on Joaquin "Joe" Claussell:
We take our sound system at Melting Pot VERY seriously, and we are continuing to make improvements all the time. Not many venues in the world can lay claim to have better. We do it all for you, the dancer, to give you the best experience we can!
With thanks to Loud & Clear Hi-Fi for sound equipment:
Here's our equipment list: