Fleetmac Wood to get the party started
MANY DJs and music producers share new versions of vintage tracks, reworking the classics into vibrant, energetic new sets to get the crowd moving; and Fleetwood Mac's plethora of hits, of course provides a happy hunting ground of many tracks just ripe for the remixing.
Often playing Fleetwood Mac in her DJ sets, Roxanne Roll had observed just how joyful people were to hear the band's music in a club environment.
"Its music that people have a deep emotional connection with, the band was full of so many great song writers and the songs talk about real heartache," she said.
Roxanne was inspired and had the idea that an entire night dedicated to their music would be a polarizing and therefore exciting premise and so it was a sweaty basement in Shoreditch where the first Fleetmac Wood (only) party was held. The tunnel-visioned nature of the project ensured that the mood was ecstatic and celebratory.
People danced, sang their hearts out and hugged strangers for six hours of nothing but 'The Mac'.
The festival spirit of this party has continued to grow as Roxanne Roll and her partner Mister Sushi (aka Smooth Sailing) curated hours of remixes and have taken the party to underground clubs in London, LA, NY, San Francisco, Vancouver and to festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Burning Man.
The location might change but the enthusiasm from Fleetwood Mac fans is the same the world over.
Fleetmac Wood are programed to kick start the party at Falls this New Year's Eve from 4.30pm and say they'll be packing as many of the big hits in as possible to their 50 minute set.