DJ Andy Smith and friends drop 80s disco, boogie and proto house, evoking the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. They’ll dip into the rich soundtrack that emerged as the 70s turned into the 80s forming the DNA of today’s club music.
Reach Up launched five years ago at London basement venue The Waiting Rooms and soon after appeared at Carl Cox’s night at Space, Ibiza, and began packing out their monthly London residency at Peckham’s South London Soul Train (Bussey Building).
The trio ‘s 2018 Summer festival tour 2018 took in Bestival, Boardmasters, Eastern Electrics, Kendall Calling, Bluedot and an 8 hour take over at Festival No6. And if that wasn’t enough to impress then their raft of releases is.
Following the 2017 release of the Reach Up Disco Wonderland compilation on the renowned BBE Records, Volume 2 is now confirmed for March 2019. Andy and Nick’s re-edits of two tracks on the 2017 Reach Up Disco Wonderland comp are also just the start. Nick’s collaboration with Full Intention, both to release original music on Midnight Riot and remix State of the Nation feat the Jungle Brothers, has gained support from Purple Disco Machine, Dimitri from Paris and Roger Sanchez.
Additionally, Reach Up’s own monthly radio show on the award-winning Soho Radio features regular guest mixes from the likes of Full Intention, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Young Pulse, Danny Rampling and more…