DJ Nigel John Funks Spacebar!
Last night, showing support for DJ Nigel John, the automobile and I cruised to Spacebar.
Located in Orlando’s Milk District, Spacebar is a small art gallery and bar. Also, Spacebar and neighboring business’s location behind the T.G. Lee Dairy building inspired the name “Milk District”.
I rarely come here. I think the last time I visited these parts was about six months ago. An art event I attended was happening.
In Spacebar, Nigel was vinyl-mixing classic soul and funk. Not many people were here. Yet, the vibe still grooved positively. A few folks even danced.
Known for good taste in music, Nigel digs up classic jams a person hadn’t heard in years. He got me with “I Need A Freak” by Sexual Harassment, a song I hadn’t heard sine the heydays of the jheri curl.
I was going to take pictures, but I forgot to put a memory card in my camera.
Another thing I enjoyed about Nigel: Unlike other Djs, he played the WHOLE DAMNED SONG!!! I thought my disliking current mixing trends was a generational thing. Thought I was a forty-something out of touch with the times. Thought I was too old-school. Yet, I found out some twenty-somethings want to hear the WHOLE DAMNED SONG too.
I’ve known Nigel since 1989. Out of all the club heads I’ve known, he was the only one who eventually became a DJ. Any recent music trends and Nigel would know about it.
It’s been over a year since I witnessed his mixing. Tonight I was glad I took time out and witnessed it again.