TEA's blossoming love affair with Adelaide's Cuckoo Bar and newly established friendship with Melbourne's Croft Institute hits first and third base with TEA's 4th Adelaide party and 1st Melbourne party. TEA presents UK's Jay Shepheard with Tornado Wallace (Adelaide show) JUG (Melbourne show) and Francis Inferno Orchestra (Melbourne show)
Jay Shepheard has seen his star rise in recent times, having found a nice little niche with Munich-based imprint Compost back in 2006 (and their Black Label series in particular). His early productions, which touched on the deeper fringes of house and tech house, drew plaudits from all directions and secured him remix work for the likes of Buzzin’ Fly and Dirt Crew.
Tornado Walace aka Lewie Day is already known for some rhythmic impressions thanks to LD releases on Murmur, 8bit and Herzlich, but its Tornado Wallace and his Paddlin ep on Delusions of Grandeur that has been whipping up a storm amongst the house and disco purist world wide.
With a tantalising Linkwood remix to his name it's Tornado's sloe moe, compression sucking funk that makes for underpinning floor fillers championed by the likes of Jimpster, The Revenge, Ethyl, Mark E, Greg Wilson, Tony Lionni, Fudge Fingers and Eddie C.
Jay & Tornado will bringing some hot tub warmth to Cuckoo Bar Saturday November 20th with support from TEAs resident Clyde Drexler a special guest from the ACT (via London) Rubicon.
Melbournes Croft show on the 27th will see support from autoreply's JUG and building disco sensation Francis Inferno Orchestra.