Is there anything better than a dance around an Irish bar to the beats of classic house music?
We don’t think so either, and that is why we are super excited about original house British DJ Graeme Park taking the decks in The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT later this month.
‘Parky’, as he is known to his legion of adoring fans, will be heading to our beloved Irish watering hole with Scottish DJ Michael Kilkie and DJ Marland on Thursday January 25.
Park first became familiar with house music when working in a Nottingham record shop in the early 1980s, when the very first house records began filtering in from Chicago, Detroit and New York.
And when the shop’s owner opened a nightclub, DJ Graeme Park was born, showcasing this new style of music and quickly becoming a big name on the scene.
Aside from his nine-year residency at The Haç, he was one of the first British DJs to play places like Australia, South America, the USA, Asia and beyond as well as producing and remixing tracks for the dancefloor, including The Brand New Heavies, Inner City, Eric B & Rakim, New Order, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and more.
The event also coincides with Scottish Burns Night, which is suitably apt for Kilke, who many will know as resident of Scotland’s legendary Tunnel club.
To honour that day, there will be Scottish themed food and drinks specials on offer all night.
We do love a bit of haggis with our house music.
Dhs50. Jan 25, 9pm. Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 378 0800).