We're happy to present you our #NTY19 DJ-line-up. More to be confirmed! Please click on the profiles to find out more. The Weekender Map 2019 including the DJ-schedule will be available shortly before the event.
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. Once a year Flo is organising a small record fair at Canzioniere Zurich. If you're willing to sell or buy you should get in touch with him.
His current Top 5 spins are:
_Natural Impulse - She Went Away (Natural Impulse)
_The Checkmates LTD - Got To See "U" Soon (Rustic)
_Southern Trumpets - Good News (Better World)
_Dwain Vinyard - Sit Down And Rest Your Soul (Vinyard)
_Gil Scott-Heron - Gun (Arista)
Hello everybody, my name is Fabian and I am from Basel.
I got into Soul music via the Ska & Scooter scene when my older brother took me to a concert of «Bad Manners». As a 14 years old, this experience was spellbinding! I soon started collecting Ska and Reggae records until I got into Northern Soul a few years later.
I am mainly into classic 6Ts Northern but I also love Early Reggae and Beat. Crossover and Modern? Maybe slowly getting there… I turned to be a little bit more experimental these days. Being more of a collector, I only DJ-ed a few times at the fantastic Swiss Soul Weekender in Lucerne.
Some records I do not get tired of listening to:
The Cautions - No Other Way
Debonaires - Headache In My Heart
Stromie Wynters - Life Saver
Shirley Wahls - Why Am I Crying
Joey Gee - It’s More Than I Deserve
Thanks again for inviting me again this year! Looking forward to another great weekender in Lucerne.
Fu Man Chu
Fu Man Chu
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 9 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), Boca 45 (UK), Skeme Richards (US), Amir Abdullah (US), Amerigo Gazeway (US) or Mirko Machine (DE).
Another highlights were the performances by the bands «Breakestra» (US), den «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....
I am a swiss guy, born in Houston (Texas), now living in Copenhagen since '97. I do like records, especially old and sometimes rare records. I like a lot of different music from the past and my biggest challenge is to make everything fit into my sets without upsetting people and making them leave the dancefloor. I am very happy to be part of the Not Too Young Swiss Soul Weekender and I will do my best to make people dance to mostly cool records.
Accidentals - These Days
Cliffhangers - Since You've Gone Away
Carolynn Porter - Away With You
Ike Porter - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Ray And The Blue Satins - She Doesn't Love Me
In the early 1980’s a schoolfriend and I started going to local mod do's in Bucks (just outside London) and we’re instantly seduced by the "the Bottle", "Wade in the Water" and "Just like Romeo & Juliet".
Rapidly we grew into men, going to soul nights, Dayers and nighters.
The 100 Club in 1986 was electric, moody and musically utterly insane - but it was the big Midlands nighters that made a lasting impression. Keb, Guy and Adam were massively influential along with Ian Clarke and Ady... (This was before Butch started spinning).
Records were so cheap you’d be a fool not to collect - (Minnie jones £12 anyone) and towards the end of the 80s Bradford was amazing - incredible modern room.
Like many others I moved into house and acid jazz for a bit but coming back to northern in the late 90s when it was in the middle of a renaissance.
A few more years off with children, attending festivals and doing femi Kutis dance workshop and I was delighted to return to the soul scene in 2008 to find it flourishing and global!
Blessed to have met a fantastic bunch of new soul fans and family, and nowadays enjoy traveling a bit further than M1 junction 15 and playing to new faces with some of the nicest people in the game (that’s Emel & Henning) must say I’m really liking forwards to coming to Lucerne again for NTY!!
My current top ten spins...
_Raphael Mullings - Dream on Sleep on
_Tony Fox - Love let Love and be Loved
_Pages - Heartaches & Pain
_Marvin Gaye - Desperate Situation
_Pam Bowie - He's All I Need to Get By
_Superbs - Only for Lovers
_Elements - Hey Lady
_Endeavours - Shattered Dreams
_Theron and Darrell - I Was Made To Love You
_Barbara Mercer - Call On Me
_Charmels - As Long as I’ve Got You
_Skull Snaps - All of a Sudden
_Living Color - Gotta Strange Feeling
_Earnest Bolden - I’m Talking bout Girls
Leo has been a DJ and club promoter since 1992. He loves black music, especially soul but also jazz, funk, disco.
He started as DJ spinning acid jazz records in a small town near Rome then he moved to Rome and became resident DJ and artistic promoter of the Bluecheese (1999/2006). From 2007 to 2011 he was resident DJ of a monthly mod/sixties party in Rome and in Terracina Mod Weekender.
Since 2008 he has been actively involved, as an organizer and dj, in the Roma Soul City Allnighter, an annual northern soul allnighter in Rome, hosting guest DJs like Soul Sam, Arthur Fenn, Gerd Baum, Nige Brown, Sean Chapman, Terry Jones.
Leo has been guest DJ of the best-known Italian soul allnighters like the Black Trefoil Soul Club in Genova, the Allnighter Ducale in Parma, the Oldies Allnighter in Ferrara, Rimini Rare Soul Weekender and Cannonball Soul Weekender in Carpi.
Outside Italy he played at «Friday Street» Scotland's premier mod club in Glasgow (2010), at the Soul City Berne Special Nighter (2013), at the South of France Soul Weekender and Northern Soul Amsterdam (2017).
Leo's current Top 5 spins:
1. Am I Cold, Am I Hot - Bill Harris (RCA)
2. What's The Use - Tony Troutman (Jerri)
3. We've Been In Love Too Long - El Anthony (La Cindy)
4. Your Love - Choice Of Colour (Apt)
5. Can You Remember - Rhonda Davis (Duke)
It's my first time DJing outside Spain, after doing it in siesta is over during the Movin'on in Barcelona, and in small town near Girona, called Banyoles, where Lluis Cardenal is doing a monthly pool party during the summer. I'm mainly a record collector, doing it since 1995. Focused on Jazz, rare soul, r&b, funk and brazil.
My Top 5 spins are:
_Darius - Hello Stranger
_Fred Parris - I'll Be Hanging On
_Small Society - if You Stand By Me
_Shades of Brown - How Could You Love Him
_Mighty Lovers - Ain't Gonna Run No More
Lynne made her debut at the Soul Collective in Aberdeen a few years ago and since then she’s been playing both in the UK and Europe at some top events. Currently Lynne is a resident at True Soul in Edinburgh and also runs Good Good Feeling with her husband. Expect to hear across the board soul sounds and some disco.
Some of her current top five plays are:
_Cookie Scott and the Chevelles - I Don’t Care
_Jackey Beavers - We’re Not Too Young To Fall In Love
_Jimmy Ellis - Happy To Be
_The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word
_Delores Fuller - One More Chance
Ms Phyllis (45°Degrees/ Hamburg)
About 14 years ago I began collecting vinyl and DJing. I started with 60s Beat, Soul and Reggae tunes, but then focussed on Soul 45s.
My favourites are Soul, Latin Soul and Funk from the late sixties till the mid seventies, but i also love to play Northern Soul and R’n’B, depending on my mood and on the audience I'm playing for.
I founded several Clubs and Allnighters in Leipzig and Hamburg and also had some guest spots, mainly in Germany and Spain.
For me a record does not have to be super-rare or belonging to a special style of soul music… as long as it touches me it’ll have a place in my box.
Since 7 years I'm part of the DJ-Collective „45°Degrees“ - a group of four female Djs here in Hamburg with a regular Nighter at the Molotow Club, located at the Reeperbahn, St. Pauli.
Philharmonics - I need, I need your love (Soulin)
Eboney Essence - Let me in (Goodie Train)
Ray Barretto - Right on (Fania)
The Lollipops - Love is the only answer (RCA)
Little Beaver - Listen to my Heartbeat (Cat)
Whether you call it Northern, Modern, Crossover, Popcorn or just Soul, whether you describe it as deep, sweet, mellow, high-octane or funky, whether it was recorded in the sixties, seventies, eighties or today, whether it came from the US, Brazil, some remote island or outer space, whether you found it in the dustiest corner or on top of the charts – if it has that certain thing I’m all for it!
What that thing is … well, you can’t always put your finger on it, can you?
Five for the road:
The Internationals – Beautiful Philosophy
Len Jewell – The Elevator Song
James Reese And The Progressions – Fool For Love, No More
Fourth Creation – I Think I Would Cry
The C.O.D.'s – Gimme Your Love
I’ve been involved with the Soul Scene since the very early 2000’s cutting my dancing teeth at the legendary 100 Club All-Nighters. Having got the bug I started collecting Soul 45’s. This inevitably led to me wanting to play records at people. In 2009 along with some like minded South Londoners we started the Crystal Palace Soul Club - a lot of records were played and plenty of fun was had but eventually it fizzled out. These days I play regularly at Soulshaker! in Peckham.
Really excited to be asked to spin a few at the NTY Swiss Soul Weekender! See you on the floor!
Ollie's current Top 5 spins:
_Sylvia Striplyn - Give Me Your Love
_James Walsh Gypsy Band - Cuz It’s You Girl
_Limmie - Saturday Nights The Night
_Lee Williams - Girl From A Country Town
_Charles Brimmer - This Feeling Is In My Heart
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.
I'm Victor, I'm 32 and I've been based in Paris for the past 10 years.
I started collecting records when I was a teenager and focused on soul music during those years. I started to play records in local bars when I moved to the big city, and in 2014 I got involved in a soul and funk all-nighter in the east side of Paris; the Soul Parade Club. As well as those parties, I also host a radio show on LeMellotron.com dedicated to the sweeter side of soul music, defining what I call the Rampal Sound.
I'm honoured and humbled to be invited to play in Lucerne among top dee-jays. It's my first international guest spot and I'm really looking forward to it!
My actual Top 5 :
— Tomorrow's Children - Crystal Blue Persuasion
— Bobbi Row & The Englishmen - Why'd you put me on
— The Fall Guys - Doin' My Own Thing
— Richie Merrett - You'll Always Have Yesterday Standing By
— Little Jimmy Shaw & The Starlets - Love Dream