25 December 15
Posted at 10:42
Artwork ©Jean Moderne/RCF1
**Please note: Due to technical sound recording issues at the time of broadcast this podcast will be uploaded at a later date on mixcloud as an audio session.
A very special and unique DJ podcast on Saturday 19 th December 15:00-19:00 GMT (16:00-20:00 CET)
SUPERETTE 104 rue du Faubourg Poissonière 75009 Paris
In the 'MOD' exhibition RCF1 has used 45 vinyl records in his artworks allowing the music to inspire and become central to his work. RCF1 is a compulsive collector of 45 original Soul records. We at Supertte want to share this musical culture with you. On the afternoon of Saturday 19 Decemeber we have the great pleasure of broadcasting a vinyl selection emblematic of the Mod movement, from its origins to the present day.
Rhythm'n'Blues, Blues, Soul, Mod/Acid Jazz, Rock Steady, Ska will all be played but there will be a whole lot more.
This will not be a case of just playing the well known instead this session will be about the exploration of RCF1 and guests record based around a kind of loose MOD narative.
It will be an exciting and crowd friendly affair and people are most welcome to come to the space and get dancing between the artworks.
Artist Jean Modern has been active in the world of graffiti since the 1980's. Influenced by various English alternative cultures and codes he has been a part of and is continually inspired by Mods , Teddy Boys, Skinheads, and Punks.
Jean Modern’s MOD exhibition is a snapshot and personal vision into the MOD movement. A unique and stylised interpretation of this facinating and perenial youth movement. He feels that the MOD is progressive and not a thing that just looks back to bygone days, instead he illustrates that this vibrant faction is alive, living with paralell appreciation of the past and progressive vision to the future. With his own ideosyncratic take on the subject he expresses the very 21 st century nature of it.
RCF1 / Jean Modern DJ’s a lot! Either in Paris or London he can be regularly be found behind the decks spinning dance floor filling selections to excited dancing clubbers.
Saturday’s session is an appointment not to be missed, Dean will Join RCF1, Victor Ashe and Jean De Lardemelle.
opening night party shots by James Lange
#ntb_show : 3rd December 2015: Dean’s latest exhibition Never Turn Back was unveiled at theprintspace in London to great acclaim. Jason Holmes from The Huffington Post proclaimed it’s, “A Great Escape In The Frame”. His article clearly expressing the significance of this body of work.
This ‘First Thursday’ in Shoreditch was certainly a night to remember, theprintspace gallery was packed and buzzing with a great atmosphere. Redchurch Brewery provided great tasty beers and Dean DJed for most of the night bringing the sonics in line with the images and setting the tone for the London edition of the exhibition.
The Never Turn Back After Show party kicked into gear just down the road at Arts Club East in association with Jug Jaws & NTSOBC / Punk Rock Blues. The After Show became much more than just a follow on... It came alive with a reading of the Never Turn Back Poems by Aimée Keeble and the first public performance by IDA (Chris and Steph who appear in the Never Turn Back collection have put to one side their band Kill It Kid and are now a duo called IDA .. You heard it here first…they are AMAZING!!!!) The night continued into the wee small hours with Dean and fellow ‘Black Cat DJ’ Sonny ‘Scully’ Evans spinning Rhythm & Blues and Northern Soul, what a night!
A little more information about the design of the show: Dean continued the design collaboration with Mason Wells from Bibliothéque, the aesthetic environment of the printspace was modified and a unique broadsheet free publication was the result.
Many thanks to all the people who came to the show over the exhibition period and thanks also to the partners who’s kind support made it possible:
The show came down on 9 th December 2015 watch this space for news of it’s next residency... It will be exciting!
Lost in Music is a tribute to the obsessives, the hedonists, the musical eccentrics and the dancers who were the founding members of the dance music institution and those who continue to fuel its evolution. To the artists developing wild new techniques to re-imagine recorded music, in the process revolutionising the way we create and enjoy it. To all those Lost in Music- past, present and future. Dean has contributed to this fantastic show and will also DJ this evening. This click here to read what the Guardian said about the show
This beautifully written piece went live on the Huffington Post website last night. Jason Holmes talked to Dean and conveys the essence of the show click here to read the feature.