The people of Belfast welcomed DJ Caspa (Tunde Adams) to Love and Death Inc. on Friday 16th of August. Supported by Love and Death Nocturne resident Jordan and guest David Orchin, this was definitely a memorable night for everyone involved as we were treated to some of the finest local and international talent.
Pioneered by Jordan, Nocturne has gone from strength to strength and what started out as an invite only party, has quickly developed and has risen through the ranks of the Belfast House and Techno scene. Nocturne is on the ascendancy and as they manage to pack out Love and Death on a monthly basis, bringing only the best of new music to their followers while throwing exciting guest DJs into the mix: quite literally. Last Friday was no different and Nocturne proved its credentials once again.
Despite a few ‘Technics’ errors, Jordan and David provided a carefully crafted warm up. The dance floor was in a state of carnage as wobbly knees cruised the floor boards and flighty hands punched the air just after midnight. With everything from Paul Woolford to Motor City Drum Ensemble and everything else in between, the lads set the bar just right for Caspa as the ever faithful danced into a state of flux.
Tunde Caspa behind the decks. Photo: Youcef Bphotography (c)
DJ Caspa stepped up to the decks as the dance floor reached it’s peak and tore the place to absolute shreds with Steve “Silk” Hurley’s ‘Jack Your Body’. Caspa took us to the 80’s and back again on what can only be described as a field trip in house music to London via Chicago. He teased the crowd with highs and brought them back down again with resonating lows. He blended old and new like a Time Lord with a set of decks and a mixer in a dimly lit Tardis. One thing’s for sure, Tunde Caspa knows his music.
As expected, the kind people of Belfast reciprocated and embraced him as one of their own.
Aside from the fact that he looks like an overgrown school boy and his hands are as soft as silk, Tunde Caspa ruled that floor with an iron fist, cutting through the inhibitions of even the most straight laced prude in the space of a few hours. It need’s to be said the guy can mix and Nocturne can be well chuffed with themselves for booking this gent.
Photo: Youcef Bphotography (c)
When asked what he thought about the crowd, DJ Caspa said that he felt really welcome and that he wanted to come back again! So keep an eye out for this charming man from London in the future. And, if you want to hear more you can tune into his weekly show on radio station underground sessions http://mixlr.com/the-underground-sessions-2chat Every Sunday evening from 8-10pm.
Nocturne now turn their attention to their next next guest who will be San Soda on Friday 20th of September, which also happens to be the celebration of Love and Death Inc’s 3rd birthday. If you were at their last birthday bash, you’ll know that this is not a party to be missed!