THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | MAY 2010
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Raymond Isaacs (AKA Raymundo Rodriguez) is the quintessential London underground House mu- sic DJ… Being an avid record col- lector of all kinds of music from a very young age helped him forge an acute understanding of what it takes to keep dance floors mov- ing. The last decade has seen Ray move from hosting shows on pirate stations such as House FM and Push FM to slots on Min- istry Of Sound Radio and Galaxy FM, twin residencies for London’s now legendary Sunday morning after party Jaded (now residing at Cable), and Rome’s state of the art music venue Room 26, as well as guest DJ slots in various clubs in the UK and all over Europe. Never one to rest on his laurels, Ray con- tinues to maintain a strong and ever-growing presence in a very fast moving scene. Most recently, he has entered the world of music production, with initial releases winning praise from industry gi- ants such as Nick Warren, Tony Humphries and Laurent Garnier. With a double mixed cd album (London Underground) out now on 1trax Records, a steady flow of remixes Ray is most definitely on the way up. I caught up with Ray after another long weekend with hardly any sleep!
You have had a few quality tracks out recently. What have you got in store for 2010?
A lot of remixes and hopefully I will have enough time to put out some more of my own stuff too.
You are the main resident for Jad- ed afterhours, what’s it been like?
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It’s been one of the best dj experiences of my career. Having a good residency means so much, especially these days. I wear my Jaded residents badge with pride and honour.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to be a lot more immersed in the production side of things, with 1 or 2 artist albums under my belt, but mostly just the same as now, which is being happy and giving quality music to the people.
Name me 5 tracks that are in your all time favorites’ list
In no particular order, and depending what mood I’m in..
Michael Jackson - off the wall Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere Blue six - Music & Wine Barbara Steisand - Guilty Jeff Wayne - Forever Autumn
How do you think the closure of so many clubs has affected London’s scene?
I would say it has been quite damag- ing really. London has become less of a clubbing capital of the world, sure it has pushed more of the scene under- ground, with parties going off in new and interesting venues, however I can’t help but feel that things were in more of a healthy state around 10 years ago.
If you were not djing what would you be doing?
Politician, only joking. I can’t imagine doing something not connected to mu- sic in some way, maybe a job in HMV would be good.
Name one thing you would change in the world if it was up to you?
Racism and Poverty in all it’s forms.
What would be your dream line up if you were given a massive bud- get?
I would have Miguel Migs, the body & Soul djs (Francois Kevorkian, Danny Krivitt and Joe Claussell) Locodice, Luciano, Ralp Lawson, DJ Premiere, Kenny Dope and of course me to.
Fourth coming gigs:
Sunday May 16th Jaded at Cable (London Bridge) ft Reset Robot (Sci-Tec) Raymun- do Rodriguez + more TBA
Saturday May 22nd Finale @ Brickhouse The 1st Birth- day Party, Shoreditch 10pm to 5am
Sunday May 23th Jaded at Cable (London Bridge) 4AM to 1PM
Saturday May 29th Sweat Party, Brescia, Italy
Sunday May 30th Chronicles at Cable 10pm to 6AM
Monday May 31st Jaded at Cable Bank Holiday Mon- day Specail 4am till 2pm
Fourth coming tracks:
remix out on Endemic Digital ED037 Nik Frattaroli - Chinese Laundry Released 17th May Beat- port Exclusive
‘The Lounge’ will soon be the first place and only place you’ll be looking forward to spending your Sunday nights.
Comfortably residing at its new home at The Elbow Room ‘The Lounge’ encompassing every part of its name invites you to relax, mingle, play and be entertained. ‘The lounges’ unique mix of entertainment incorporates mu- sic, games, comedy, drama and karaoke along with its key selection of trusted in house DJ’s- the night is the ultimate chill out feel good zone. In the months to come expect vibrant glamorous fun filled Sunday evenings as this weekly event with its friendly staff and particular attention to detail, which will have you wonder- ing what had you been doing with your Sunday evenings!!
‘The Lounge’ will run every Sunday from 6pm – 12.00am. The price is an affordable £5 before 8pm, £10 thereafter
at The Elbow Room, 89-91 Chapel Market, Angel, Islington N1 9EX
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The long awaited return of ‘The Lounge’ has finally come to an end. ‘The Lounge’ is back and bigger than ever relaunching on bank holiday Sunday 2nd May @ their brand new home, The Elbow Room, Pool Bar & Lounge. To celebrate the return they will be having a massive afterparty on the launch night til 3am!! The Lounge embodes every bit of it´s name, where guests kick back, have a drink or two, maybe even three!! Chat, mingle, play games and take in the entertainment if they so choose. It’s a no pressure environment and ultimately, you make it what you want it to be, as vibrant or relaxed as you want. So if you’re looking for somewhere to chillax & have some fun on a Sunday evening, then come, sing, dance & play with us at ‘The Lounge’
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