Celebrate Life presents…
Dope Jams Valentine’s Day Ball with
SLOW TO SPEAK
Come celebrate that strange recess that we awkwardly greet each year with that extended family of house music miscreants you love to hate and can’t help but love.
Date: February 13
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
SLOW TO SPEAK
Music unites, or so the saying goes, and yet only a few times in history has this saying actually proved to be true. Well aware of the legacy of underground club culture firmly rooted in NYC’s vibrant mixture of personalities and possibilities, Slow to Speak is determined to reignite, resurrect if you will, the lost possibilities of NYC’s legacy, determined to bring about the rare mixture of elements and determined atmospheric tailoring that when assembled exactly comprise the formula for a true party.
Slow to Speak’s Paul Nickerson and Frances Englehardt are the pair behind the Celebrate Life parties that have been running since 1999. They are also the pair behind the legendary record stores Dope Jams and Preserved Instincts. Whether they’re playing the in the shop, on a boat or in a club, Slow to Speak always bring raw energy and emotions to the decks. They use music as storyteller and social weapon, such that dance records and culture can once again speak to our everyday trials and wildest of dreams.
Hailing from Lisbon where he is a weekly resident at Lux Frágil, Tiago has a laid back intensity that is reflected in the expansive and inquisitive nature of his sets. Raised on good music in his home, turned on to drumming by his older brother, he came to DJ’ing via live music. He has been at it for close to twenty years, and in the last decade added production work to his resume with releases on James Murphy’s DFA, Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal or Lovefingers’ ESP Institute. He also runs his own label Interzona13 which showcases his music and other artists he digs.
Good Room resident and Tiki Disco legend Lloydski has been kicking it around NYC for 13 years, taking his record bag with him everywhere he goes. Growing up around DJs, he was influenced by everything from The Human League to experimental jazz to disco. His favorite record is still ‘Is It All Over My Face’ by Loose Joints, but his best records are the dollar records he found digging around town at places like A1 or Academy.