James Blake, singer, songwriter, Grammy nominated, acclaimed on a global scale with a voice capable of bringing grown men to tears, is coming to Miami for an intimate performance unlike any other.
The idea of 1-800 Dinosaur as any sort of entity came as a result of impromptu after party DJ sets on James Blake’s 2011 tour of America. For many, after parties might conjure images of a stranger’s student digs and self-proclaimed DJs laying on a showcase of questionable mixing, but it’s difficult to imagine these parties in the same light. These gatherings were the birthplace of the 1-800 collective and have grown in to a club night that’s now able to stand very steadily on its own two feet.
Having branched out from its spiritual home of Plastic People, 1-800 parties are a what’s what of dance music working under the premise of anything goes while of course drawing heavily on the scene that sprung them. Where else could you hear the Harmonimix version of ‘Bills Bills Bills’ dropped in to a set as if the most normal thing in the world? Featuring resident DJs Blake, Dan Foat, Airhead, Mr Assister and Klaus as well as the recent addition of Roll Deep alumni Trim on MCing duties, the 1-800 club night stands alone in what it offers in a heavily saturated market.