Betamax with Chris, David & Dan

17
Apr
2015

DanDavid Fertitta   Chris and Dan

Tonight we will have a disco filled Dj Night hosted by Chris Roberson, Daniel Rothwell and David Feritta. You might know these guys from around. Chris is an experimental musician who is part of Scratching Beijing, Daniel is a trombone player in Tavey Lean & The Solid Gold Dream Machine and David Fertitta is a fantastic contribution to Comedy Club China.
Tonight they will be in charge of the music, and unanimously they agreed that: Music you have heard many times before and most likely know the words to, also those songs you secretly like but never admitted to: Will be played.

WHAT IS THIS NIGHT ABOUT?
Chris Simply put, it’s fun! We’re all serious musicians with our own ways of doing things. This night is not dark or grungy; it’s purely about comfy guilty pleasures. Chris
David Lol! Its’s basically a night of music where I think everyone can find something they like. There will be songs everyone knows, songs people have forgotten about and songs people secretly like; but don’t wanna admit to.

WHAT’S YOUR SECRET MUSIC OF LIKING?
Chris
Fergie… Def Fergie for me. Fergalicious.
Daniel Will Smith – Miami. There is only 3 or 4 sets I’ve done in Beijing that haven’t involved Will Smith, and they felt wrong. I also like Avril Lavigne, but would’nt play it out. Basically, as long as it’s got percussion and a solid bass line, I’m gonna like it. And most likely play it… Unlike Chris who only listens to Surf Rock, and Surf Rock only, with the occasional C pop.
Chris Oh true, I’ve got a ton of Surf Rock. Which is percussion and bass lines but no Will Smith, so toooootally different. Surf Rock is on the rise in Beijing, so it’s more pioneering than rediscovering.
Daniel We should really name the night Electric Avenue, btw…
Chris Davids guilty pleasures has to be Ja Rule.. Ja Rule and Robyn collabs.
David I was going to have my Dj name for this night as 家 Rule.
Daniel Sanna what’s your guilty pleasure?
Sanna KTeddybears Stockholm.

WHAT IS ELECTRIC AVENUE?
(And I thought it was an Intro Festival rip off, like an idiot…)
Chris It’s our amazing theme song by Eddy Grant.

I LOVE THAT EDDY GRANT SONG!!
Chris That’s our night right there.
David You nailed it.

WHAT ELSE WILL YOU GUYS BE PLAYING EXCEPT FOR EDDY GRANT?
Daniel 80’s Groove and Electro! The original booty popping Electro, not the jump-up-and-down-with-glow-sticks kind. Basically we’re playing the tunes we want to hear ourselves when we’re out. I stick to mainly to Disco and FUnk from the 70’s and 80’s. Ultimately aiming to have as much fun as the audience, and hoping they are having as much fun as us. All in order to achieve an endless cycle of positivity.

HOW DOES 3 DJ’s HOST 1 NIGHT?
Daniel We have a constant running rotation through the night, as in who goes in where and when. Back-to-back sets are always a fun way to compliment and compete with each other.

WHY SHALL WE LET YOU LEAD THE WAY?
David
I am really fucking famous, Chine Daily just made a video about me, Time Out called me “one to watch”, there are posters of me everywhere (I may or may not have put them up myself) and we all know you can’t be famous without being awesome. Also, I am humble.
Chris Beijing should let a Chinese person lead the way, but I have a good taste and put art first, so I’d be an excellent guru / mentor.
Daniel I just want people to share my passion for shaking hips from side to side in time to music.  

Sanna K / Photographer & Writer / sanna@sannak.se

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