Our line-up 2018! Click on the profiles and find out more about these beautiful people. More DJs will be announced. We will also try to update the Weekender Map 2018 as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!
We got to know Flo when he moved into Henning’s old flat. An acquaintance, as they occur only in movies. And how often in movies, there's also with Flo a happy ending.
Flo Matt a.k.a. Buddy Flo has not only the flexibility, which he proudly shows off at the Soul Yoga Sessions but also a nose for the exquisite black gold. He particularly likes the Rrrolitas that really hit deep into the heart and play on one's heart strings. But in his collection you’ll also find some Modern Soul mover that make you throw your hands and clothes in the air.
- Sarah Vaughan - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
- Lee Brackett - Ruby
- Dee Dee Gartrell - Second Hand Love
- Ray J. & Norma Jean - This Is Our Song Of Love
- Jerry Ganey - Like I Never Loved Before
It all started with granny’s record player and his parents’ collection. Beatles, Stones, The Who and The Doors were those to inflame his passion for music of the 60s and 70s. Rock music was quickly followed up by Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rap.
For 20 years now he is known as DJ Pesa. Though DJing became a minor matter for the family father his main focus is diggin’ deeply in crates for the treasured vinyl.
Since 2012 he is hosting his own radio show «Lost&Found» on national radio station SRF Virus. He loves to discover his own forgotten records in his collection while preparing his shows and that he can play stuff that wouldn’t be played on any dancefloor.
People shouldn’t ask him about the number of records he owns cause he doesn’t know - as most of addicted collectors don’t! Cause the answer is always the same: «It’s still not enough!»
We’re very much looking forward to Pesa DJing at the NTY cause we’re absolutely thankful for his support and his understanding of the craziness of collecting vinyl.
Fabian is based in Basel and record collector since school days. Mainly into classic 60s Northern Soul, Detroit, mid-tempo and beat ballads but also genres such as Early Reggae and 6Ts Beat.
Not really a DJ but rather listener and collector, he loves his Juke Box and entertaining his neighbours with far too loud and much too good music. It is what's in the grooves that counts!
Top of Fabian's box:
Jock Mitchell - Not a chance in a million (Impact)
The Cautions - No other way (Shrine)
Bobby Kline - Say something nice to me (MB)
Jimmy Wallace - I’ll be back (Alpha)
Little Nicky Soul - I wanted to tell you (Shee)
Flo Dalton... and there's nothing else left to say.
This man actually moved to Switzerland because of its cheese and for some specific birds he likes to watch. After living here for a few days even the bus drivers started welcoming him by name and high-fiving his bald head. Besides that he spins some heavily scratched records with Rocksteady, Reggae and Mariachi on them. He loves to dance to House and knows every Techno track by heart (which he tries to sing along).
As a proper member of the Swiss Soul Club cranking crew he's also in charge of the Off Beat Floor which you'll be able to enjoy on Friday night.
Phuoc Ngo a.k.a. is one of the organisers of the NOT TOO YOUNG Swiss Soul Weekender and the busiest Soul Traveler we know. He loves fancy hotels and uptempo Soul but recently he had to confess that he gets more and more into Modern Soul. So we will be very excited to listen to his sets during the 6th edition of NTY...
"Funky Fever" is a party label which takes place every first Saturday of the month in Lucerne. The series was launched nearly 20 years ago in the Bar 57 with Dj Black Virus and experienced - thanks to DJ Murphy - its revival in the Bar 59.
Now Funky Fever has been inviting for over 7 years almost all Funk and Soul DJs from Switzerland as a guest. Even some international DJs rocked the turntables, such as Tobias Kyrmaier (DE), Mr. Thing (UK), Skeme Richards (US), Amir Abdullah (US), Amerigo Gazeway (US) or Double D (DE).
Another highlights were the performances by the bands "Breakestra» (US), the "Mighty Mocambos» (DE) and the "James Brown Tribute Show".
Behind the label are the vinyl freaks DJ Murphy, Dan and Wab who you can meet for a chat with beer also every Wednesday in the Haifish Bar in Lucerne (or at the Co-Mix Remix record store of course). The Funky Fever lives the motto "Save The Vinyl" and remains an event for Funk and Soul freaks, for breakdancers, for old school rap lovers and for those who like to move to Black Music. Boom!
Deep, deep thanks from our music-lover-hearts for the long lasting support that we get from those young and good-looking men....
Hendrik Irmscher, ladies and gentlemen!
(Not to confuse him with Henning. He's just his soul brother!)
Having started collecting 45s in early 2000, he set in his record journey by collecting 70s Powerpop/Mod and 60s Garage. At that time, he began DJing and organizing some regular parties in Berlin. He has been specializing in collecting Northern Soul and Rare Soul 45s. Recently he started promoting bigger events under the flag of «Soul’d Up - Berlin». Twice a year they celebrate an Alldayer and Allnighter with international guest DJs.
Here are some of the previous spots he played at besides Soul'd Up:
Hip City Soul Club Berlin NYE Special | For Dancers Only Hamburg | STUSA Rare Soul Weekender Chicago | Motte Allnighter Hamburg | ECSC Rare Soul Weekender Seattle | Cannonball Allnighter, Italy | Soulshakers Weekender Bamberg | Hamburg Soul Weekender | Suavecitio Souldies, Oakland | Alcatraz Soul Club, San Francisco | Sweater Funk, San Francisco | ECSC's Soul Weekender, Seattle
Last year he joined our Saturday Alldayer and passed the exam to go extended - meaning loving long time on two nights as our headlining DJ 2017. Whoop!
Current Top 5 spins:
- Aged In Harmony - You're A Melody [MOR-TONES]
- Barbara Jean And The Lyrics - Why Werent You There [BIG HIT]
- Bobby Shannon - I Get My Groove From You [TO-MAR]
- Jimmy Burns - Can't Get Over [Dispo]
- Little Beaver - Do Right Man [SAADIA]
Hi, I’m King Gin. Instead of an old fashioned self-description I created this mad lib. Fill out the blanks and figure out who I am for yourself:
King Gin was born and raised in Lucerne Switzerland which is a very _____ place to live. He started to play his records in public in 2005 to impress _____. Unfortunately that didn’t work out. Probably because he played barbaric tunes like _____ and, Lord have mercy, _____. At least he got _____ for free. That’s why he’s still around, playing music out of different genres like _____, _____ and of course _____. If you didn’t already have the _____ to meet King Gin in person, you’ll recognize him by his totally rad catchphrases like _____ or _____. He’s very ____ to play for you some proper music at the NTY-Sunday-Alldayer. Feel free to bring him back to life with a refreshing drink. He prefers _____, ______ and not to forget _____.
Here are some tunes I’m going to play:
1. Ernie Washington – Lonesome Shack
2. Ann Caudell – Longing for You
3. The Demons – Going to the Dance
4. Lucille Mathis – I’m Not Your Regular Woman
5. Lee Moses – Bad Girl
Pazi the Fist
Pazi the Fist
Pazi the Fist is resident DJ of the first hour of SMART Lion Zurich. Although the term «Fist» can associate intolerance, Andy is diverse in its musical interest: Northern Soul to Reggae to Ska, all these styles have a space in his collection and in his DJ sets. Again he will let us skank on the Offbeat Floor on Friday night.
Lucerne’s Rare-Soul-crafters number one and flagship of the Swiss Soul Club. The party label stands for vinyl music of the 60’s/ 70’s/ 80’s dished up by the self-styled but definitely treasured nerds Henning Boogali (f.k.a. Boogaloo) and Emel Ilter. «Strictly-original»-proved.
They are into soul music you might come up against scarcely, mostly preferring obscure tracks. Still they appreciate the classical 60’s (Northern) Soul sound and create a respectable mixture of oddish but catchy styles. They are two personalities who have bats in the belfry without any doubt – which they proudly present behind the DJ decks while DJing back-to-back, doing some proper Four Tops moves.
Will has been into Soul since his mid teens and an avid album only collector for many years but has only been dj’ing for about 6 years at various niters, aldayers, soul nights. His first alniter dj spot was at Burnley run by Sean Haydon and Carl Heard in January 2011. Since then he has dj'ed in UK venues such as Radcliffe, Rugby, Different Strokes, Empty Bottles, Black Bee, Horse & Groom, DAB Soul Weekender and others. He was a resident at A Taste Of Honey for a few years.
Will has also had the pleasure to dj in Hamburg, Vienna, Gent, Berlin and Barcelona in the last few years.
Will says about himself "I have always been open minded and forward thinking in my music and like to try and introduce new tunes to people from my albums whither it’s gritty soul/funky edge or 60’s/70’s crossover". A great fella who's already been joining us in Lucerne several times. Now he's going to share his records with us!
Top 5 Spins from Will's LPs, that he’ll be playing at NTY17:
1. Idris Muhammad - I’m A Believer (extended Lp cut)
2. Alice Clark - Hey Girl
3. New Don Ellis Band - Send My Baby Back (stunning vocals from Patti Allen)
4. Directions Band – I Want To Be Your Special Man
5. Odyssey – Battened Ships
Will's Charity CDs evolve from the Dab of Soul radio shows. Check them out!