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Art of sound: Bill Brewster

The Academicians’ Room DJ sessions

Special events

Friday 22 September 2017
8 — 11pm

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Bill Brewster

We will be kick-starting the ‘Art of Sound’ series with DJ Bill Brewster, author of the seminal book ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ and a hugely respected figure in the music world.

Bill Brewster began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the grounding you can still hear in his music today. Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, where he played for five years.

Bill Brewster is a key figure in the history of DJ culture and co-wrote the book Last Night a DJ Saved My Life with Frank Broughton, a classic that chronicles the role of the DJ in the 20th century. You can find him taking the roof off a club with his unique selection of deep house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, balearic, rock and hip hop, or playing chill out music by a pool in Ibiza.

He has been working in the industry’s fringes for almost 30 years including playing in post-punk bands and running various labels, from Twisted UK in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak.

This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Friends of the Royal Academy and the general public. RSVP required.

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Friday 22 September 2017

8 — 11pm

The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.

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