Bringing the sounds of New York to Belfast
Growing up in New York, Leon Vincent was inspired by the city's big names in DJing before taking to the decks himself in the late Eighties.
The Novel Sound label owner, who also co-runs the Deconstruct imprint, is playing a back-to-back set with friend and fellow DJ Joey Anderson in Mandela Hall at Queen's. Over in the Bunatee bar, the Twitch residents will share the DJ box with DJ Seinfeld and Jimmy Asquith.
For details, visit Facebook: Twitch Belfast.
Thompson's Garage, Belfast
The launch party for the Misfit Music label sees a headline set from Spanish DJ Ramiro Lopez, one of the first artists to be released on the Belfast-based label, in the guise of his remix for Montel's Mind Trip EP. Renowned for his big room techno sound, Lopez is one of Europe's hottest producers and tonight's gig marks his debut appearance in Belfast. He'll be supported by Misfit mainstays Montel and Moodtrax.
For details, visit Facebook: Thompsons Garage.
Eskimo Records stalwart Ray Mang, aka Raj Gupta, is one of disco music's hottest producers. He's also head honcho at the Mangled label and a popular collaborator, having worked with big names like the Idjut Boys, Block 16 and Lee Tong. As a remixer, his phone rarely stops ringing, so the folks at Sandino's have pulled off quite a coup in securing his services. Expect house and disco classics, Balearic, Afro and Latin beats.
For details, visit Facebook: Sandinos Bar/Club.