One of my favourite things I’ve ever written is this RO SHAM BO: 5 YEARS OF DANCE CONFUSION post, a wrap up of the history of Ro Sham Bo, a DJ team that I started with some of my best mates in 2006. We threw a retirement party when Ryan moved to London in 2011, claiming that his absence would make it impossible to stay together as group, but to be honest Ro Sham Bo had naturally run its course by then, the up-tempo multi genre club music sounds that we’d fallen in love with had morphed into weird EDM off-shoots that we’d grown too old to keep up with.
The four of us obviously stayed close friends – Elston was my best man at my wedding two years ago, Ryan and I became dadbros after we both had kids within a week of each other and Jimmy and I still work together almost every week at Goodgod. We also kept fond memories of our old parties, and the music we used to play at them, getting nostalgic about old tracks whenever we saw each other. Jimmy and I decided it was time for a reunion and got Ro Sham Bo back together for a celebration of late noughties club music with some of our other club buddies who were playing the best shit back then too.
Tomorrow night Goodgod becomes a celebration of 2007 (a decidedly less retro era than my all 90’s dance Rhythm of the Night parties!), with sets from Ro Sham Bo, Disco Punx, Catcall, Jaime Doom, Kato, Gregg Sandwich and Shantan Wantan Ichiban. You can find all the details (and make a request!) here.
I’ve been putting together a few articles for various sites that highlight some of the best tracks and moments from eight years ago, have a trawl through them below and hopefully I’ll see you getting nostalgic on the dancefloor tomorrow night!
“In 2007, nothing sounded hotter than 96kbp MP3 that you’d ripped from some French cunt’s MySpace page.”
“Goodgod got a ahold of everyone’s number and organised an eight year reunion for 2007’s hottest DJs. Instead of serving frozen spring rolls at the local RSL they’ll be serving up forgotten bangers in the Goodgod Danceteria.”
“The worst Ro Sham Bo set ever was us playing after Spank Rock in 2008 at Becks Festival Bar. While Spank Rock were playing the greatest set ever, Ro Sham Bo thieved everybody’s rider and stumbled onto the stage with bottles of wine in our hands and promptly forgot how to mix in front of a crowd that had just been told that the afterparty was elsewhere and were desperate to leave.”
Ro Sham Bo Survivor Mix – a mix Moriarty and I made in 2009, probably my favourite RSB mix from start to finish.
I’m now about to run out the door to host FBi Radio‘s Midday Mix with Moriarty, the first Ro Sham Bo set in years!