Sweet Synth For Saturday: Streets Of Beige With J Velez

Genius of Love: J Velez

It is said that “when a man is tired of mega clubs with red bull specials and Trevor Nelson appearances, he is tired of life.” For those however who just want some sweet synth music on a Saturday, Streets of Beige is on hand.

Saturday’s event is headlined by a live performance from stateside tough guy J Velez. That the dude usually goes by the name Professor Genius gives a hint at this guy’s technophile leanings. That he’s had records put out on Italians Do It Better and L.I.E.S should further pinpoint his sound – somewhere between the lush-italo revival and a gritty analogue fiddle. Check out “Orange Coco,” with its giddy “Keep you dancing all the time” and smooth-sailing synth line it sounds like something off ZYX from the mid-1980s. Wear a white suit, dab on some Lauder for Men and ask a pretty lady back to yours for some Blue Nun and Michael Ball.

Working the early slots will be a raggle-taggle of names from busy promoters Lobster Theremin and Oscillate Wildly, no doubt serving up a platter of house, disco and techno choice cuts like Giorgio Moroder at a Toby Carvery. A solid line up at The Old Blue Last, and all for free! Bring some ID little fellers though — the door staff here are not for turning.

Streets of Biege with J Velez (live), Palms Trax, Russell Smith and John Montoya @ Old Blue Last, EC2A 3ES , Saturday 13th April. More details here.

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