Crate Digging: Club Noir on the records required for a burlesque club
Featuring Urban Voodoo Machine, Imelda May and Gogol Bordello
We all know about the burlesque shows that are the centre piece of every Club Noir, but what about the music? We ask their resident, DJ Loveless, to tell us what sets the dancefloor shaking as they prepare for their Fringe special
I’ve been DJing for 18 years or so I’ve built up a collection and knowledge base of music as diverse as my eclectic wardrobe. Noir’s crowd covers many ages and tastes which creates a great platform for classic tracks as well as showcasing new music and talent.
Crossing genre’s and tastes Urban Voodoo Machine ‘Love Song #666’ (Gypsy Hotel Records) is a perfect companion to the extravagance and spectacle that is a Noir show, with hints of mariachi, punk and rock’n’roll they never fail to cause a commotion.
Rockabilly legend and former Stray Cat Brian Setzer ‘Gene & Eddie’ (Surfdog Records) will blow the roof off any event with instrumental standards, rockabilly hits and big band class.
Next I’m gonna choose Imelda May ‘Johnny Got A Boom Boom’ (Decca), this Irish songstress has taken the music world by storm over the past couple of years and is currently enjoying the public and critical acclaim she rightly deserves. With fans and contemporaries as talented as Jools Holland and Jeff Beck who could deny her rise to fame.
Gogol Bordello ‘American Wedding’ (SideOneDummy), they’re gypsy punks with attitude and talent by the bucketload. Unsurpassed energy and incredible live shows are the backbone of this impressive and unpredictable collective of musicians.
On Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars ‘Zombie For Your Love’ (Riley Records) style and class combine to give this talented femme fatale a showcase of classic tracks from an era gone by and sadly missed.
Club Noir at The HMV Picture House, 221 2280, Sat 13 Aug, 9pm–3am, £21.