Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and Arthur Baker making a rare appearance in Brighton next month.

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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh  play ‘Born Slippy’ to a packed dancefloor and will be joined by legendary hip-hop / electro legend Arthur Baker making a rare appearance in Brighton next month.

Irvine Welsh is the extraordinary cult Scottish author who has penned some of our best loved books.  Perhaps most famous for his decade-defining work Trainspotting, Irvine is also a popular DJ and co owner of Brighton-based record label Jack Said What.  In the mid-90s, the use of the track ‘Born Slippy’ in the Trainspotting movie propelled dance band  Underworld into the mainstream charts, and it is now a regular feature of Irvine Welsh’s DJ sets — creating a bona fide unmissable ‘moment’ on the dancefloor. 

Straight after the Underworld on Brighton Beach event on Saturday 20th July, Irvine will be performing  alongside the equally legendary hip-hop / electro producer Arthur Baker, who is making a rare and  very special appearance in Brighton next month.

Arthur Baker is the American producer and DJ, responsible for seminal electro 80s record ‘Planet Rock’  alongside Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, which kick-started the whole electro  phenomenon in the UK and Europe in the early 1980s. 

In his epic storied history, Arthur Baker has made scores of dance records and remixed the likes of  Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Diana Ross,  Cyndi Lauper, New Order, The Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac and Hurts. He is currently working with  New York rapper Nas on a musical of the genre-defining film Beat Street. Earlier this year, Arthur  released an EP on Jack Said What, ‘Sexmachine’, alongside label co-owner and acclaimed house music  producer Steve Mac, formerly of the Rhythm Masters. 

Steve Mac is also DJing on the night, as is his Jack Said What companion Carl Loben, plus rising talents  Nickelle, Zoe Vice and James Mackie.  

The Jack Said What event begins just as the Underworld On The Beach daytime event comes to a close,  and is the perfect place to carry on an evening’s entertainment. 

Saturday 20th July 

Bar 32  

32 Duke St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1AG 

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Tickets £8 + BF in advance  

£10 with flyer 

Tickets are available below

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