Saturday 8th February 2020
45 Live Dublin
Pete Isaac (45 Live CEO, UK)
Baz Hickey (45 Live)
17 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland D02 XF38
45 Live continues into 2020 with the co-founder and CEO of 45 Live heading over from the UK with a stack of nosebleed funk and soul, breakbeats and afro Latin goodness! Backed up by local legend and resident DJ Baz Hickey.
Pete Isaac is best known as the DJ promoter behind the seminal southwest club-night Jelly Jazz since January 1993, which saw its 25th Anniversary in 2018, a major milestone for any club night.
In its early days during the height of the southwest's rave culture, Jelly Jazz started out to provide a weekly diet of soul, funk, latin, hip hop and break-beat all with a jazz twist to them. The blend worked and the unpretentious, 'sweat dripping off the walls', 'dance till you drop' attitude and atmosphere driven relentlessly by the musical passion of resident DJ's Pete Isaac and Griff soon became a major force in Southwest club-culture. Fairly soon Jelly Jazz developed an international reputation and was attracting the likes of Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Mr. Scruff, Quantic, Patrick Forge, Chris Goss, Andy Smith, Russ Dewbury, Rainer Truby, Jazzanova, and DJ Format as guest DJs. Plus legendary live shows in the southwest from the likes of Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, the first ever show in Europe from Sharon Jones & The Dapkings, Blue Note legend Lou Donaldson, The New Mastersounds, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Bamboos, Sugarman 3, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Manteca, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, Saravah Soul, Ugly Duckling to name a few.
Since early 2015, Pete, along with Bristol DJ Boca 45 set up ’45 Live’, a celebration of the 7” vinyl format. Comprising of an international crew of DJs that come together in various combinations to play club nights and festivals in the UK and Europe. With some big names in the crew like Jon More (Coldcut), Andy Smith, Marc Hype, DJ Format, DJ Food and world champ DJ Woody, 45 Live has been rocking dancefloors from Newquay to Nice, Bristol to Berlin and beyond. 45 Live Records was born early on too with many releases pressed up so far taking in dancehall, hip hop, soul and breaks from artists including The Nextmen (UK), Aeon Seven (FR), Andy Smith (USA) and Boca 45. Plus there is the 45 Live Radio Show which Pete and show host Greg Belson coordinate and produce on Dublab in Los Angeles.