Every Saturday at the Jazz Cafe, we connect the dots between soul, funk, disco, house and Motown classics from across the ages with our weekly Saturday club night Soul City.
With a luxurious cocktail bar on our mezzanine floor and an energetic dance floor below, join our favourite selectors as they dig deep into their record crates and take us on a trip through some of their most-loved party grooves.
House legends don't get much bigger than Mood II Swing.
Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone released too many great records to count in the 1990s, both originals and remixes for the likes of Kim English and Fonda Rae. Although they were a house duo, their drum programming – skippier and more intricate than most house of the time – was hugely influential to the sound of UK garage, and like Armand Van Helden and Todd Edwards, they’re as respected amongst UK heads as US.
The duo’s influence was recently celebrated on Strictly Mood II Swing, a three-CD compilation that collects their best originals and remixes, from classics like ‘Closer’ to deep cuts and dub mixes.