Sampsa Vilhunen—Sh-Boom’s special guest DJ from Helsinki, Finland has touched down on US soil, and will be joining me at this Friday’s Sh-Boom at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sampsa + his DJ partner Vesa Yli-Pelnonen run a titty-shaking club night in Helsinki called Big Shake, where they spin R&B, doowop, surf, popcorn, mambo, rock n’ roll, Northern Soul + jump blues. They invited me over to DJ Big Shake in June 2011, and I remember thinking at the time that no other DJ gig will ever top this one. And I was right! It’s where I first heard Jo Ann Campbell’s “I Changed My Mind Jack” and so many new + exciting sounds spun by Sampsa + Vesa. The crowd was enormous and ultra-enthusiastic, and the club put my name up in lights! The post-Big Shake crowd spilling onto the streets in the bright 4am sunshine only added to the surreal thrill of it all. This is Sampsa’s first time to the states, so I’m super-psyched that he’ll be joining me at this month’s Sh-Boom!
You can find all the event details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/352963811558179/
Sampsa + Vesa recently contributed a mix to the fabulous Jester Wild show, which you can listen to here. You can also follow them on Mixcloud where they regular post a wild-range of mixes made from their vast collections of 45s + 78s.
BIG SHAKE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bigshakehelsinki
SH-BOOM on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheila-Bs-Sh-Boom/1512324395684461
See you on the dancefloor!