13 Oct 2004
Crossfade: The Big Chill Anthology 
The Big Chill's promotion for the book Crossfade: the Big Chill Anthology continues tonight at the Big Chill Bar where Gonnie Rietveld (ex-Quando Quango and one of the authors of the book) will play some house records (classic old stuff mentioned in the book and lazy jazzy deep house) from 9-12pm. Also, from 6pm, Ally Fogg (aka DJ Enchanted Gordon) will be selecting from his collection of chilled out tunes, in relation to his essay contribution to Crossfade.

Time: Wednesday 13 October, till 12 Midnight
Venue: The Big Chill Bar
Address: Dray Walk off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Tel: 020 7392 9180
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street

Read Gonnie's draft of House Music: The Haçienda Must Be Built

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