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Horse Meat Disco present Deep Throat Choir, and Night Thing @ The Jazz Cafe

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the sold out Saturday night performance by the all-female Deep Throat Choir, singing disco classics selected by master mixers Horse Meat Disco. Hosting the event at The Jazz Cafe in Camden was a great shout, the venue has recently undergone a £3million refurbishment and is arguably one of the coolest venues we have been to. The gig would later turn into Night Thing their weekly disco, funk, and soul club night.

 

There was something film-like about seeing Deep Throat choir, a group of roughly 20 women, on the stage at The Jazz Cafe. It felt like watching a bunch of girls on a night out, complete with gloriously glittery garms, suddenly bursting into song but in perfect harmony with irresistible vocal arrangements, like you’d expect to find in a musical - which was as superbly delightful as it sounds. Accompanied by a cello, violin, drum kit and percussion, the ladies performed foot-stomping renditions of classic, but not all obvious, disco numbers such as the lesser known ‘Haven’t You Heard’ by Patrice Rushen (one of our favourites) and the immortal ‘I Feel Love’ by Donna Summer. We have never seen a crowd get down to a choir as we did that night. Their final number was ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’ from Sylvester’s 1978 album Step II, during which they boogied off the stage and through the crowd so we got to hear the singing up close. The force of Deep Throat Choir’s sheer girl power will make you want to sing your heart out, dance all night and join them (if you’re cool enough…). Catch them at Green Man festival in August. 

 

Night Thing appropriately continued disco diva theme and got everyone in the mood to o dance and sing to bangers (and not the boring chart variety). The DJs played a huge variety of tracks, from classics like 'Never Too Much' by Luther Vandross and 'Shame' by Evelyn "Champagne" King, to rare grooves like 'Disco Fantasy' by Rahaan and 'Fate' by Gy Fos (you should give them a listen). Later on, we were pleasantly surprised by the house band coming on stage to perform during Night Thing, playing classics like 'Pick Up The Pieces' by Average White Band (why don't more clubs have a live band!). All in all it was a fantastic evening, but our only gripe would be that the marketing for the event did mislead a lot of people into thinking that Horse Meat Disco would be DJing alongside the choir. 'Present' is a bit of a wobbly term it turns out. Hey ho. Still, the night did not disappoint; the choir and their accompaniment were marvellous and the club night was a proper fun boogie. Both the performers and the regular event are worth you checking out, hopefully this won't be the only time we see the phenomenal Deep Throat Choir.

 

 

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