Describe 3 seminal moments in Futureboogie existence?
Blimey that’s a tough one, there have been a lot. The Futureboogie boat party at Garden Festival 2008 was massively up there, ended with Fleetwood Mac and it’s still one of the best parties I’ve ever been a part of to this day.
The first time we booked Dixon at Native in Bristol in 2006 was another, I think we were either the first or one of the first to have him over to the UK. It was part of a bigger turning point for us musically, we were playing much more straight up house and disco than before when we would mix up everything from hip hop to broken, with loads of house and disco as well but we would really change moods and tempos over the night. He played so many tunes that became massive classics that we hadn’t really heard before, really was an incredible night musically – the recording of his mix is still out there and it’s amazing.
I guess for 3 I’d have to say one of the label nights we have done at Barbarellas in Croatia – possibly the best gigs we have ever had!
See also: DHA & The Boom Room Present: Dave Harvey
Most disappointing moment in Futureboogie existence?
Luckily there haven’t been too many of those! We’ve not landed a couple of artists we really wanted to but other than that we’ve been very blessed – so far!
Describe Futureboogie album artwork?
We have always worked with Christophe since day dot and he’s shaped the aesthetic for us, we’ve varied it slightly in recent times with individual artwork for all the releases but still very much holds a thread through all the stuff we have out out – classic I think is best description – he’s a bloody great designer!
Best Futureboogie showcase?
Ooh blimey! We’ve had some good ones over the years! Getting Moodyman and Kerri Chandler was definitely up there but in general they are all amazing cos we get to hang out with all our mates.
Dream Futureboogie artist?
We’ve been chatting to Recloose about doing something for ages, been a fan of his for a very long time, his Spelunking EP is still in the bag all these years later – if you’re reading, make me happy!
Longest Day(s) ever worked?
There have been several full weekenders. That’s all you need to know.
Releases from Fernando, Felix Dickinson, Lauer, Mark E and Luke Solomon & Jonny Rock all in the pipeline for the next 6 months. Label events in London, Berlin, Manchester, Brighton and Bristol all penned, stages at Love International, Gottwood and Love Saves The Day all locked in already and Continuing our radio show on KMAH.
‘Now Is Gone’ by Phil Gerus is available 25 September on Futureboogie Recordings