External Sounds present... Jason Boardman (Aficionado, Manchester), Sat 5th Feb 2011 @ THE Purple Room

Posted by external sounds on January 14, 2011

After a couple of thwarted attempts External Sounds is delighted to finally have selector supremo Jason Boardman coming to The Purple Room to play at our February event.

In a career spanning over 20 years Jason Boardman has been resident at seminal Manchester clubs such as Yellow, Hard Times and the iconic Hacienda. Jason has also made regular guest appearances at other established Manchester nights like, Stylus, Electric Chair and El Diablo's Social Club.

His own night Aficionado is now on the go for over 10 years, and has become something of an institution in Manchester. Along with his musical partner Moonboots, he has ran the night in various venues around the rainy city with it inspiring numerous imitators to start their own 'Balearic Soirees'. Aficionado's popularity is mainly due to the pairs unique and varied Balearic DJ style and musical knowledge. Their annual appearances at the Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia, have become like a mecca for people looking to experience a true early balearic vibe that's now impossible to find on the over commercialized white isle.

A true vinyl addict Jason is one of the few djs that can still be found digging for records in Manchester's many charity shops. This is reflected in his unique & well thought out DJ sets that are made up of tunes selected from his extensive back catalogue of soul, funk, disco, and electronic music from the last 30 years "I have had the good fortune to have a career as a DJ yet remained steadfast in avoiding potential banana skins by playing the music i love and cherish. I play what i want, this is anything good, though my main loves are dirty dusty disco, Balearic chuggers and electronic oddities."

Over the course of his career he has performed in countries such as India, Venezuela, Romania, Portugal, France, Russia, and Croatia to name a few. This is his first performance in Ireland in over 6 years, so don't miss this opportunity to catch a true musical craftsman behind the decks.

Doors open at 11pm and admission is €6.