New Year’s Eve
As we stood on the Thames Embankment we were aware that we stood on the brink of a new year as well as the river below. The mood amongst the quarter of a million people who had gathered along the riverbank, about to count in a potentially unlucky 2013 was jovial, buoyant and dare I say it optimistic.
Dolan Bergin and Ajay Jayaram were already big fish in the ever-swimming London party scene before they teamed up to form Broken and Uneven. Over the last few months, The Hydra, a special series of events they created featuring the best of today’s electronic music have been the parties on everyone’s lips.
Years ago, when I lived in Manchester, I always found that Norman Jay was a constant feature during my journeys back home to London and returning to the north. He was in charge of one of the music channels aboard the Virgin trains back then, so I’d always flick through, plug in my headphones and drift off to his brilliant Good Times show which always featured a perfect selection of older funk, soul, RnB, disco and so on… mixed with newer cuts.
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