Elephant/R$N Podcast #1

Art & Culture

As part of our involvement with this year’s very excellent Electric Elephant Festival – which takes place on 14-18 July this year – we’ve got a series of very excellent podcasts available exclusively on Ransom Note – who are doing tix for said rather marvellous festival here – for a week before everyone else.

To kick things off, Dom Servini of Wah Wah 45s fame with a lovely, varied mix which makes you wish the sunshine had popped out for than 5 mins the other day… maybe this’ll bring it all the more sooner.

Dom Servini is one of the main players and a stalwart of the eclectic music scene in London. Having started DJing in the early 90s in Brighton with the legendary Snowboy, he then moved back to the capital and took it by storm, starting a Sunday afternoon session at the Jazz Cafe, a residency at the Blue Note, and then his own club venture, Mouseorgan, which ran for 8 years. Dom then joined the Wah Wah DJ crew at The Jazz Caf, and went on to become part of their record label project in 2001 – a label he now runs with Wah Wah artist Adam Scrimshire and Hospital Records boss Chris Goss. Releases on Wah Wah 45s have since included music from artists such as the Hackney Colliery Band, Alison Crockett, Part-Time Heroes, Resonators, Hardkandy and Stac.

Dom is also a respected music journalist, and was singles editor for jazz bible Straight No Chaser from 2003, and now writes features and reviews for both its off-shoot Shook, and Echoes magazine – having his own monthly double-page spread in the latter.

As a radio DJ, Dom hosts a weekly Monday night live DAB radio show on Colourful Radio as well as a monthly Wah Wah Radio show with Adam, and has also featured on XFM, BBC London and on Gilles Petersons radio shows.

Over the past decade Dom has DJd across the globe, from touring Japan, the USA, Canada and Australia, to regular gigs in central and Eastern Europe, as well as Scandinavia, and even Ibiza. UK gigs have included his famous weekly residency with Gilles Peterson, Goin Downstairs, and regular gigs at The Jazz Caf, Favela Chic, Hayward Gallery, Cargo, The Vibe Bar, Luminaire, Queen Of Hoxton, Big Chill venues and much more!! Dom has also played at The Big Chill Festival and is a regular at Londons Brick Lane Festival too, and hosts Wah Wahs annual session at The Scala in London which sees over 1000 people attend every year. His energetic and open-minded mix of anything soulful, be it afro, jazz, house or hip hop, make him a club favourite.

For more info check www.wahwah45s.com

Check Wah Wah 45s recent Africa cover by Hackney Colliery Band:

Africa by WahWah45s

Dom plays the superb Electric Elephant Festival in July.

The rest of the line-up goes as follows:

Derrick Carter (Classic)
A Love From Outer Space with:
Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston
James Pants Live (Stones Throw)
Toddla T
Kyle Hall (Wild Oats)
Horse Meat Disco
Ralph Lawson (20:20 Vision)
Ben Westbeech Live (Brownswood/Strictly Rhythm)
Zed Bias
Bok Bok (Night Slugs)
The Unabombers
The Glimmers
Luke Solomon (Classic)
Clap Rules Live
Down By The Sea with:
Kelvin Andrews (Wonk) & Balearic Mike
Sampha Live
YoYo with:
Seb Chew & Leo Greenslade
Star Slinger Live
Melting Pot with:
Simon Cordiner & Andrew Pirie
Lowlife with:
Bill Brewster, Michael Cook, Namedrop & Benoit
Krysko (The Warehouse Project)
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
History Clock with:
Nathan Gregory Wilkins (History Clock) & Capracara (DFA/Soul Jazz)
Fabrizio Mammarella
Little Dave (Nightflight)
Billy Scurry
Smooth Sailing Crew
That Amazing Thing! (Francis Wooff)
Balera FM
Simon Strotmann
Highsoul Society
Dave Walker (Piccadilly Records)
DJ Kozmonaut
Phuong Dan
Ged & Darren

Camparis Safari DJs

Electric Elephant is held in a magical wooded peninsula nestled in the ancient coastal village of Petrcane, Croatia, in easy reach of Zadar airport. Situated on the sun-sparkled sea of the Adriatic, Petrcane boasts family-run restaurants, villas by the beach and independently owned small hotels and campsites.

This years festival is longer, better and earlier! Much more than just a festival, its a holiday adventure, an escape, a musical getaway, a meeting of like-minded souls that invokes the original spirit of the unspoilt Ibiza of the 70s and early 80s. Live love dance.

Tickets are available now, priced at 85.00 for the full, five-night shebang and you can get those tickets right here on Ransom Note Tickets

For even more info, check www.electricelephant.co.uk.