|200 Copies Limited Edition Green|
In 2009 while Marc Davis was over in Snickars Record shop in Stockholm, Sweden digging for tunes he ran across a great spirit in the name of Julian Wareing. Marc was impressed by Julian's knowledge of Chicago's DJ's, specifically Ron Hardy and the legendary Music Box club.
"I was thinking how does a young cat from Sweden know about Ron Hardy"? says Marc. This first impression led Marc to invite Julian to come down to the Bern's Hotel later that night to hear his DJ set of rare disco, boogie, jazz fusion, and Afro rhythms.
Not only did Julian come hear Marc's set In front of a packed venue. He managed to video footage of the set which has sense gone viral on YouTube. "Nobody had ever played tunes like Marc did at the Bern's before".. says Julian.
This connection created a friendship that bonded despite the transatlantic distance. Julian experienced "Bangin' In The Park" which is the legendary outside music event in the heart of Chicago's south east side. Here he was able to meet the creme de le creme of Chicago's taste makers of DJ's, promoters, dancers, and lovers of the "party". He met everyone from Sadar Bahar, Lee Collins, Gene Hunt, Jamal Anderson, Trent Odineal, to Hans Cherry, and Teddy Mapp.
While in Chicago Julian also spun tunes at Brian Reave's (Unified Records) night at Lava Lounge along side of Russell Dixon (RIP).
This welcomed him into the family amongst the real heads.
In 2015 Julian spliced up a very rare groovy baseline and presented it to Mika. They both agreed the joint needed to be on wax and on Black Pegasus. They took a trip to Helsinki, Finland and pressed up three acetates that created a slow buzz that bubbled for two years!!
In 2017 Marc pressed up a limited test presses and passed them on exclusively to Sadar Bahar. Sadar did his thing and started running the tune to death while on his European and Japanese tour dates! Every festival from Chicago's Chosen Few, Amsterdam's Dek Mantel, to Croatia's Dimensions Festival heard the monster LightHouse Theme!!
LightHouse Theme is an instrumental that is pure sweet potato pie on the dance floor!! While the B side track A Good Time is rare groove party heaven!!
Julian Wareing's LightHouse EP is 200 limited, numbered green copies!!