Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Rock/Dance Music 22/05/09

DJ Format

Animal Disco was originally formed as an irregular club night at Auntie Annie's by Ed Zealous' Paul Irwin as a place for members of local bands to get together to try their hand at being DJs for the night.

The event has quickly become a much larger force on Belfast's entertainment circuit by staging live shows featuring performances by both local and touring bands, as well as international DJs. Tomorrow night at the Spring & Airbrake, Animal Disco Live presents a show by cult turntablist DJ Format (pictured), one of the UK's most successful deliverers of urban, hip hop and alternative tunes.

Southampton-born Format, aka Matt Ford, is strictly old skool when it comes to his sets, distancing himself from the current trend for the kind of overblown special effects and flashy stage performances favoured by many of today's crop of hip hop artists. Fans can expect a boundary-crossing blend of back-in-the-day hip hop, a smattering of funk, soul and rock, as well as the possible inclusion of some obscure Eastern European beats.

Support comes courtesy of Belfast's very own superannuated B-Boys, Olympic Lifts, admission is £10, doors open at 10pm.

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