Focus w/ DJ Harvey at Output | Brooklyn, NY | February 16th, 2018
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FOCUS w/ DJ HARVEY



  • Date:Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Venue:Output
  • Address:74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Age:21+
  • Artists:DJ Harvey, The Jacky Factory
  • Time:10:00 PM – 05:00 AM

DJ HARVEY

DJ Harvey
You can’t understand the blues until you’ve had your heart broken and you can’t understand my music till you’ve had group sex on ecstasy. Harvey was called The Keith Richards of dance music by Rolling Stone Magazine as they named him one of 25 DJ’s that rule the earth.

DJ Harvey started off as a drummer in punk bands aged thirteen with names like ‘Ersatz’ and ‘Your Dinner’ John Peel was a fan and played their stuff on UK radio. By the late-eighties, Harvey had bought a pair of decks and began DJing as part of the Tonka Sound System he founded, a now legendary collective of DJs, musicians, sound people and artists throwing warehouse parties and a weekly at the Zap in Brighton, England.

Harvey’s sound can be described as a mix of classics, house and techno, an approach which led him to star at nights such as ‘New Hard Left’ and ‘Moist’ and be a resident at Ministry Of Sound in the nineties for both Friday’s techno night and Saturdays House night. He made his name through DJing in his own unique way and was an early instigator of re-edits for his now legendary Black Cock label. “I was aware of the whole edit thing that came out of the US and Paradise Garage era and there were tracks I would play two copies of or record them to the reel to mess around with as I was Djing and re-editing for me was just an extension of that,” says Harvey. “When you have a residency you are playing records week after week breaking new stuff and it’s a way to keep things fresh and exciting and put your personality on the music.”
Quoted as saying you can’t understand the blues until you’ve had your heart broken and you can’t understand my music till you’ve had group sex on ecstasy Harvey was called The Keith Richards of dance music by Rolling Stone Magazine as they named him one of 25 DJ’s that rule the earth.

Harvey has issued a number of pioneering leftfield disco mixes now considered to be classics, including DJ ‘Late Night Sessions’ on MOS [1998] ‘Sarcastic Study Masters’ and New Testament all of which now fetch big dollars on eBay, adding to Harvey’s cult-like status amongst connoisseurs.

In 2005 Harvey released a rock and roll album – Map Of Africa and has since gone on to find success with his Wildest Dreams band project for which he writes, and plays all instruments. He has also achieved success as Locussolus where he sings alongside featured singers including actress Sam Fox and DJ Heidi Lawden.

These days DJ Harvey tours the world at his own pace leaving plenty of time off for his other hobbies, surfing and vintage motorcycles.