Art of sound: John Gómez
John Gómez is one of the most exciting voices emerging in London’s music scene. Based in London via Madrid, John has been admired for a long time by those in the know.
John Gómez is known for having a good nose for incorporating musical sounds that have yet to be explored into his repertoire. Proof of this is his recent compilation for Music From Memory, Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1978-1992, an album which Gilles Peterson is already calling a contender for compilation of the year.
John is not, however, just a digger or collector, he is a versatile DJ whose collection enables him to pack a bag that is always dance-ready and, when necessary, can be traceable to a particular period, place, or style. This has secured him invitations to play at parties as diverse as Sofrito, Morning Fever, and Secret Sundaze. For the past three years he has also run the Tangent party with esteemed DJ and digger Nick the Record. Tangent brings a little bit of the Japanese DIY spirit to East London, installing a superior sound system in a bijou basement to explore the deeper realms of soul, disco, boogie, and house.
He is trusted by essential tastemakers like Antal, Hunee and Invisible City, and has close ties to key Amsterdam institutions Rush Hour and Music From Memory. His excellent criteria as a selector has earned him the hot seat on the Rush Hour show on NTS Radio, where he has hosted guests like Soichi Terada, Sassy J, and Volcov.
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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● Fully booked
Friday 17 November 2017
8 — 11pm
The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, booking required.