So this gig was dropped on my doorstep only a couple of days before. I got a phone call on Wednesday from Tomwaaa saying that Bukem was playing a Funk&Soul set at DJ SS’ birthday party at Superfly on the Friday night and asking if I would warm up for him.
I played a 2 hour set, starting off with some Tribe/Dillah vibe Hip-Hop, soulful disco and finishing off with a good 40 minutes of old school funk before passing over to Bukem. The room was starting to go off at this point. He went on to play some quality funk, disco and soul which kept our crowd rooted to that room for the entire night and even invoked some laughable suggestions of mugging him at the end of the night and stealing his CD’s! ha ha… As if we could mug anyone, never mind a drum&bass DJ and his entourage!
After Bukem finished his set we mooched on upstairs to catch Goldie playing an unannounced secret set for DJ SS’ birthday. That was a treat in itself if the sound system hadn’t been so punishing on the ear drums. But it was still good to catch a rare DJ set from the actor/producer/dj.