Ian & Rob – Global Rhythm Connection
Ian & Rob (Global Rhythm Connection)
Long standing DJ partnership since 1989, spreading their energetic and infectious love of music across many top European venues and UK Festivals. Renowned for rocking dancefloors at events such as; Bestival, Love Supreme Festival, Brighton Jazz Bops, Jazz Café, Ibiza Soul Week, Bournemouth & Caister Soul Weekenders, Phoenix Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival, Café Del Mar and many more.
Their show name “Global Rhythm Connection” emphasises exactly what they do. Joining worldwide music genres and people together, with a unique energy, by mixing up various styles of Latin Big Beat, Soulful/Funky House, Brazilian Grooves, Nu Jazz flava’s etc. They also have a deep collection of Old School Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rare Groove and Soul gems and as such, they understand musical roots and their origins. Over time, they have built up their music library from hunting down Vinyl, CDs and Media in many places around the world whilst on their travels.
Their love and passion to dance brought them together, becoming friends on a club dancefloor in Kent at the King Charles Hotel-Gillingham, both around 16 years old. They also had an addiction to collect vinyl records, which had started from a very early age.
They went out dancing in London, Kent, Essex, Ibiza to clubs such as The Slammer, Sleeve, WAG, Milk Bar, Limelight, Astoria. They were inspired by the array of DJs at these events such as Pete Tong, Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Alfredo, Jeff Young, Robbie Vincent, Paul Trouble Anderson and Westwood to name a few. They loved the music in these clubs and on radio, so they decided to start DJing.
They started promoting local events in Kent, these events included: Orgy in Rhythm , Raisin Hell, Livin’ Easy, Sahara Jazz, Penny Theatre. Their unique music taste bagged them local recognition quickly and they were added to the Camber Soul Weekender line-up.
Their mission is to carry on with their energetic Club Sets and share music with their established audience, whilst becoming ambassadors to a new generation.
You can expect to hear Afro-Brazilian-Latin-Soul-Funky dance flava’s that will certainly energise your day!
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