16 years ago Bar Bloc opened its doors to the city and in that time, its energy captivated a generation - now Charters Bar and Eclectic Ballroom have teamed up with the formidable Pimpsoul (Steve Jeffrey) as well as Ian Clarke and Allan Patterson (Bar Bloc owners) for 2021.
A spokesperson said: "Bloc meant so much to so many people, it only felt right to sound the call to the masses to come and celebrate and remember why we all loved to party in Bloc. We have enlisted the help of a Bar Bloc favourite, the one and only A Skillz"
The Djs on the night, from 10pm to 3am, will be:
- A Skillz
- Double S
- Eclectic Ballroom
A.Skillz is a true party rocker behind the turntables, captivating crowds with his ability to embrace all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from and mash them up into a unique cocktail, infused with his own signature flavour of funk. With his DJ bookings taking him to the four corners of the world, he has appeared on stages big and small and no matter what venue or style, he always brings the house down.
Having clocked up over six million plays on his Soundcloud page, his records have gained the support of the biggest names in the industry, from Jazzy Jeff to Pete Tong, Annie Mac to Zane Lowe, whilst his DJ mixes have won over an army of supporters and resulted in him being commissioned by Radio 1 to put together a special DJ mix for their Beatles tribute night, that even had Paul McCartney tapping his feet.
His James Bond mini mix is the only ever mix to be played on every daytime show on Radio 1 in the UK, whilst his productions have appeared in films, TV adverts and many a computer game.
His label Jam City has released, alongside his own work, tracks from the likes of DJ Yoda, Doorly, the Cuban Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Jungle Brothers, Nightmares on Wax, Mica Paris to name just a few, whilst his productions have seen him collaborate with a selection of some of the industry’s finest including; Kurtis Blow, Dr Luke, Nasa, Krafty Kuts, DJ Numark, Beardyman, Nick Thayer and Z trip.
Tickets: Early bird £15, General Admission £17.50 whilst tickets last - available here
Last admission 12.30am, any tickets remaining will be £20 on the door (Strictly over 18s only)