Who Played Who :: Joy Orbison & Jon Rust

Words by: Tom Leek
Posted: 2/3/18 15:19

What do Midland, Gerd Janson, Denis Sulta, Mall Grab, Peggy Gou & Detroit Swindle all have in common? The answer they have all thrown it down on Teesside for house and disco brand Shake.

After a series of sell out ‘Summer Daze’ terrace parties Shake kicked off 2018 with their second birthday and invited two of the UK’s finest selectors in Joy Orbison and Jon Rust for a 3 hour b2b session. Here is Who Played Who.

The big 3?

Ditongo - Longo [Degustibus Music] played by Joy Orbison

A staple in Joy's sets and a sure-fire party starter, that samples Carl Bean’s ‘I Was Born This Way’.

Pepé Bradock – Vermeille [Versatile Records] played by Jon Rust

A wicked tune from one of electronic music’s most underrated producers, Pepé Bradock. Luscious chords and stabs are combined with the clever use of Aretha Franklin's vocal chops.

Harry Parsons - Dance Music [Shadow City] played by Shake residents

Shadow City is a relatively new label but a building a reputation for some of the most exciting disco edits around and a lot of this is down to label stalwart Harry Parsons.


The curveball? 

Kelis – Acapella [Interscope Records] played by Shake residents



Tessela - Hackney Parrot (10_Ton_Mix) [Poly Kicks] played by Joy Orbison

A refreshing an energetic take on the original that saw the Med Bar crowd raise their hands to the (notoriously low) ceiling, evoking a reaction that was similar to the scenes when Joy Orbison dropped the same record to a packed Houghton crowd last summer. 

Norma Jean Bell - I’m The Only Queen [Pandamonium] played by Jon Rust

Jon Rust played this weapon from Norma Jean Bell - at peak time - inside the Medicine Bar basement, to a great reception. It's a perfect example of the type of tune you’re going to hear at a SHAKE party, with soulful vocals & instruments running throughout.


Next up Shake X Farr Festival with Tom Trago


Your appetite was whetted. Now go fill your boots. Headphones on? Lets roll


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