Swing Sundays got off to a flyer this month with Max Chapman inviting guest artist Detlef to the debut show of his and Georgie Marshall’s home town party
Situated just outside of Colchester town centre, Boadicea Bar, a venue that boasts a vast cavernous area and a landscaped, heated outdoor terrace was the ideal setting to host the grand opening of Swing Sundays. The event series, a brain child of Georgie Marshall as well as good friend and renowned DJ Max Chapman, already has an extended run of monthly shows in place to lead up to the beginning of 2018. Each occasion is set to be a special one that’ll see an internationally recognised DJ invited to the Essex town to showcase their arsenal of underground bangers and mixing appeal.
Swing Sundays will not only be an event to promote talent that is already established, but also opt to push emerging artists, many of whom will be local to the area. At the debut event, from 1pm we saw young guns such as Charlie Brennan, Max Court and Shuttlewood & Spencer take to the decks with tech-laden tunes to ease the nerves of a greatly anticipated opening weekend. Co-architect and Flux DJ, Georgie Marshall was next to unleash a breadth of dynamic tracks to the growing crowd of Sunday ravers. Marshall kept it sweet and the beats rolling lavishly earning CO2 gas-cannon approval with some high-intensity rollers. At these moments a poignant turn in atmosphere was apparent by those in attendance, a realisation that the day party, was in fact, still in its infancy. Continuing the party vibes was George Smeddles, an artist best known for releases on Toolroom and Max’s Resonance Records. Leaning towards percussion-heavy beats, George opted for tracks such as ‘Triggered’ by PAX and the shuffling ‘Billz‘ by prodigy talent Jaden Thompson. With the dancefloor suitably poised for the headline talent, Detlef now had the crowd ready to whip up under his musical hypnosis, an experience we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing at events of the past. Bustling with joy, he did so with the likes of Roberto Surace’s minimal groover titled ‘Pump It Up‘. Now several hours into the newly founded event Sunday felt like it’d had well and truly swung into action; the team behind the event were all smiles and so were we when Detlef continued his electronic assault by dropping his hooking track ‘Issues‘, a piece he produced alongside the legendary Green Velvet.
Detlef’s track selection fit the mood of the venue and the tunes he played out were a testament to the immensely welcoming crowd the party had attracted. The warming aura the Greek artist effused didn’t go unnoticed with many fans offering fist bumps between mixes, a proper party with down-to-earth characteristics had been engendered. Closing duties rested with local man, Max Chapman who performed a modest and industry-assuring set to not only echo but propel the momentum assembled by Detlef. Unsurprisingly the Resonance Records man had plenty of unreleased material to share in his performance with notable attention on his ‘La Fiesta‘ track that’s soon to be available on Hot Creations. The final performance of the night was met to many uproarious cheers and whistles with plenty of punters left entirely satisfied with the not-so-quiet end to the weekend. Next month’s event has been announced and it will be exhibiting the talents of Mihalis Safras, Jacky and Becky Bird. Tickets are available, here.