Sticky Fingers Mobile Soundsystem
PLASTIC PLATES / MIKE SIMONETTI
BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO, THE HOLY COAST, DJ HOODWINK
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
This event is 21 and over
Plastic Plates is the Dj/producer alias of Felix Bloxsom. Originally hailing from Sydney Australia, Felix is now based in Los Angeles. Plastic Plates’ distinct synthy disco sound has attracted both indie, dance and mainstream pop artists to commission remixes from Felix. These artists include Adele, Sia, Body Language, The Presets, Sam Sparro, The Human League, Sneaky Sound System, The Magician, Katy Perry and Mark Ronson and more…
2012 saw the release of Plastic Plates’ debut EP Things I didn’t Know I Loved” on french tastemaker record label Kitsune, with a slew of remixes to boot. With almost 2 million plays on Soundcloud and regular appearances in the Hype Machine top 10, Plastic Plates’ popularity around the world is steadily growing. This has taken him to all corners of the world to DJ extensively through Europe, the USA, Central and South America, Russia, Asia and Australia.
Stay tuned for new original releases and plenty more remixes in 2013!
-1987: sneaks out of his house to go to his first hardcore show at CBGB at age 15.
-1988: got a job as a lowly receptionist at club Mars in NYC through a friend in Feb when he was 16.
-1988 worked his way up to "promoter" by mid 1988 going to clubs and handing out flyers
-1989: promoted his first party at Mars called 'FRIDAY NIGHT FEEVER' in March. a disco themed party. the only one in NYC at the time. DJ Duke Of Denmark was the resident.
-1992: started Troubleman Records with money saved from working as a stockboy at a supermarket
-1993: started djing house parties and lofts for fun
-1996: signed Glass Candy in 1996
-1997: got first "real gigs" in NYC
-1998: starts the CONTORT YRSELF party in the basement of the Knitting Factory playing post punk, disco, funk and hip hop lasts until 9/11 shuts the club down for almost a year.
-1999: is a 'resident' at the infamous HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIDEOUT parties in Brooklyn. his bookings increase throughout the hip parties in NYC.
-2000: is a 'resident' at Rubulad which he still holds to this day. known as the best loft party in Brooklyn. his 8 hour sets are legend.
-2000: is a resident at Lit in NYC, a legendary party thrown by Justine D. was one of the first djs to try out disco and house downstairs in the club, which was usually rock based.
-2000: is a semi regular resident dj at MOTHERFUCKER in NYC. the essential downtown club kid party and recognized as one of the best NYC parties of the era.
-2002: starts the AEROSOL BURNS party in Brooklyn. all night parties become legendary. The Fall plays unannounced show. capacity of bar is 70 people.
-2003: cops raid AEROSOL BURNS at 11am, everyone gets arrested. party ends.
-2004: Troubleman signs CHROMATICS, releases HEALER 12". it sells out in a week.
-2004: begins djing seriously, traveling all over the world to play records to people in any club they will have him
-2005: Glass Candy plays their last show with a drummer, opting for a more electronic , dancey sound.
-2008: Mike and Johnny start an offshoot of Troubleman for dance music in Mike's kitchen while drinking red wine. They call it Italians Do It Better as a joke thinking it wouldnt be a big deal
-2008: After Dark compilation is released, and a mini revolution is born and the bar is raised…
-2010: releases his first songs and does his first remixes, almost 20 years after going to Mars for the first time
-2010: starts new sub label of Italians called Perseo focusing on edits.
-2011: releases debut lp CAPRICORN RISING
BLAQUE PANTHER DISCO
Coco Disco from Dijon, France. Heiress to the Dijon mustard dynasty.
Jean-Claude Disco from Châlons-en-Champagne, France. Heir to the Perrier-Jouet dynasty.
Both had wanderlust fantasies of moving to Paris, the city of luster, lights, and love!
Jean-Claude left his family estate driving his two seater 1955 mercedes benz 300sl gullwing coupe with a trunk full of his families finest reserve champagne on a quest to manifest his destiny--to delver his disco-tinged dreams to the world.
There was only one thing missing--his muse for music.
Deciding to explore the many regions of France to discover the missing link before landing at his final destination in Paris he visited the city of Dijon. It was here while driving through the beautiful streets the breathtaking young blonde beauty who could only be known as Coco caught his eye. With her glittering golden afro catching every ray of light, her on foot dancing through the streets. Jean-Claude knew he had found the one.
Immediately, he slowed his roll, ate a mentos, and asked coyly, "excuse me, do you have any Grey Pupon"
At which she replied ever so gently, "why, monsieur, funny you should ask. Why, yes. Yes I do."
As she extended her slender arm and the golden rays of light illuminated her fair skin, he knew, she was the one.
Coco was her name and disco was her game. As any gentlemen would, Jean-Claude offered the wind-swept, blonde beauty a refreshing effervescent afternoon delight. After all, it was 5 o'clock somewhere.
In exchange, a picnic in the park on the most perfect day ever, was agreed upon.
Hours passed, and discussions of artistic expression ensued. Coco began to sing softly in her native tongue and it was at this precise moment that Jean-Claude knew that Coco was the missing element he had sought for so long.
It didn't take long for Jean-Claude to convince Coco to run away with him to form what would become the most regal disco duo Paris would ever know.
And after traveling to Paris, Black Panther Disco was born on the steps of Montmarte.
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