Client: Sharon King

Event: 40th Birthday

Venue: Footscray Social Club

Date: 8th December 2012

Package: Plug & Play


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I blogged it last week as “Kisstory On The Way” and it more than exceeded my high expectations  🙂  Sharon said in the build up to the party, “I guess I’ve never grown out of the 90’s, but if I’m going to be 40 then I’m gonna go with a bang”, well never was a truer word said ! I had prepared a much more in depth playlist than usual as 90’s South London club music is an area close to my heart, sometimes you have to be prepared to change things around on the night to accommodate other guests but this was never going to be the case at this one …everyone had a blast including Sharon’s fab dad Bill. There were a few older 70’s tunes on the list and later on a few of the guests wanted some “cheesy party tunes”, but it didn’t last long, Sharon had made her intentions clear with the playlist which dominated the night.

From the moment Sharon, her daughter and entourage of friends walked in the door it was very clear that we were going to recreate something very special from our mispent youth at places like Bibas, Langtreys, Deja Vu and what really impressed me was that I was playing a UK garage  tune as they walked in and Sharon’s daughter and friends immediately started singing and dancing to a song that most teenagers would never have heard of, so massive respect to Sharon for bringing up her kids loving music that framed the 90’s clubbing era. This happened a few weeks ago at Jades 18th as she was very much into the 80’s house and soul her dad (a dj himself) brought her up on.

I’d also like to use this review to say a huge thanks to Sharon for giving me the gig, it had been booked in quite a long time ago and an event I was really looking to as it gave me an opportunity to return to my roots in Sidcup which meant a lot to me. I moved south to Rochester 10 years ago as property prices in South London were too high, I still have family in the area and whenever I go back there or via on the way to Charlton I feel like I’ve gone home. I’d love to get back that way in the future because “theres no place like …” ! The venue at Footscray Social Club presented many memories from me also as I once used to drive the 51 bus route that passes the club, in fact (and I can say this now), I once ran a 51 bus back into Bexleyheath Bus Garage 4 hours early on a Saturday night in 2001 so I could go out clubbing to Deja Vu  😀  (first slapped wrist) …I was born at Queen Marys and went to school at St Marys and Josephs (many slapped wrists), one of my best mates in the 90’s lived on Sidcup Hill and I remember we got ourselves into a spot of bother one night near the Mary Rose Pub in nearby St Mary Cray which resulted in a telling off at Orpington Police Station (another slapped you know what) …and when I ran the Marathon in 94 I was living in New Eltham and working at Cafe Bar on Nugent Industrial Estate (now a retail park), I spent numerous nights in Sidcup, Eltham, Orpington and Chislehurst plying my trade in the local pubs as a really bad wannabe casanova lol, in fact I didn’t realise how fond of the place I was at the time until I started writing this, it’s only when you leave and go back you really appreciate your identity …so many memories.


Footscray Social Club is excellent with nice easy access for DJs, straight through the door and your on the stage, also I had a word with the bar manager before the gig and he very kindly allowed me to tape up the smoke sensor so I could ensure that the light show was as good as the music. You don’t need a large sound system, 1000 watts will do you easily, lucky mine are 2000 as it gave me a chance to get the bass up a bit more. The staff were really nice and helpful and the food looked pretty damn good too for a 40th, so if you are looking for a great venue in or around the Sidcup area then check this place out for sure, it’s a nice exclusive venue.

On a night of many highlights, too many to mention …(you had to be there really), Sharon’s dad Bill gave me a CD at the start and asked me to play the track on there at some point throughout the evening for himself and Sharon. I was so wrapped up in the euphoria of the night (or maybe it was the beer I had consumed earlier that day at The Valley, Charlton v Brighton – 2-2 for the record btw) that I cant quite remember what the track represented but I’m pretty sure it was the song that was playing when Sharon was born (Lewisham Hospital I believe) so that was a special moment.

special moment for sharon and dad bill

At the final whistle of a stonking night Sharon and I vowed to stay in touch, I think I even promised to DJ one of her house parties in the future for free (Jeez I must of been on a high lol), anyway I hope that happens one day because this party was a long term memory for me and a really great group of people. Can’t wait for her 41st, 42nd, 43rd …. Happy Christmas x

Here’s the set list from Saturday, if you were at the party how about leaving us a comment.

19:30 : Daniel Beddingfield – Gotta Get Through This
19:33 : The Streets – Fit But You Know It
19:37 : Fish Go Deep & Tracey K – The Cure & the Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
19:41 : Milk & Sugar – Let the Sun Shine (feat. Lizzy Pattinson)
19:43 : Odyssey – Use It Up and Wear It Out
19:48 : Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
19:52 : Inner Circle – Sweat (A la la la la Song)
19:55 : Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
19:59 : BeyoncÈ – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
20:02 : The Nolans – I’m In the Mood for Dancing
20:05 : Frankie Valli – December 1963
20:08 : Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
20:11 : Tupac & Dr Dre – California love
20:15 : N-Trance – Staying Alive Remix
20:19 : CC Peniston – Finally
20:20 : Robin S. – Show Me Love
20:25 : Nightcrawlers – Surrender your Love
20:29 : PSY – Gangnam Style
20:34 : Robbie Williams – Candy
20:37 : Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom
20:39 : Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
20:40 : Taio Cruz – Troublemaker
20:41 : Nicki Minaj – Starships
20:42 : Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
20:43 : David Guetta – Little Bad Girl (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris)
20:45 : Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
20:47 : David Guetta & Rihanna – Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
20:49 : Jinny – Keep Warm
20:52 : Soul Central – Strings of Life (Stronger On My Own)
20:56 : Ripgroove – Double 99
20:58 : Nu Birth – Anytime
21:01 : C.J. Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter
21:02 : Kristine Blond – Loveshy
21:10 : Track 01 (Bills Request)
21:11 : Sisqo – Thong Song (Radio Edit)
21:11 : The Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On
21:15 : Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It (feat. The Mad Stuntman)
21:16 : Bucketheads – These Sounds Fall Into My Mind [link to hideaway]
21:19 : Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now (Freemasons Remix)
21:24 : Rhythm On the Loose – Break of Dawn
21:25 : Bizarre inc – I’m Gonna Get You Baby
21:27 : The Original – I Luv U Baby
21:30 : M.S. & The Girl Next Door – Salsoul Nugget
21:35 : The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
21:35 : Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)
21:37 : Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar
21:40 : Todd Terry – Keep On Jumpin’
21:42 : Fragma – Tocas Miracle
21:44 : Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives
21:46 : Dj Pied Piper – Do you really like it
21:48 : Lonyo – Garage Girls
21:50 : DJ Luck & MC Neat – A Little Bit Of Luck
21:54 : Double Take & MC Kie – Love Come Down (Original Vocal Mix)
21:58 : The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything
22:01 : The Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’
22:05 : Degrees of Motion – Shine on
22:06 : Moloko – Sing It Back
22:07 : Guru Josh Project – Infinity
22:09 : StoneBridge – Put ’em High (feat. Therese) [JJ’s Club Mix]
22:10 : Just Be Good to Me
22:20 : Michael Jackson – Beat It (Single Version)
22:24 : Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
22:25 : Liquid – Sweet Harmony
22:28 : Da Rude – Sandstorm
22:31 : H20 ft Platnum – What We Gonna Do
22:34 : N-Trance – Set You Free (Original Mix)
22:36 : Underworld – Born Slippy
22:42 : Shy FX & T Power – Shake Ur Body
22:46 : K-Klass – Rhythm Is a Mystery
22:48 : Bingo Players – Devotion
22:50 : Alex Party – Don’t Give Me Your Life
22:52 : Livin’ Joy – Don’t Stop Movin’
22:57 : Strike – U Sure Do
22:57 : Hysteric ego – Want love
22:59 : Felix – Don’t You Want Me
23:02 : Gadjo – So Many Times (feat. Alexandra Prince)
23:05 : Haji & Emanuel – Take Me Away (2009) [feat. Erire] [Out of Office Remix]
23:08 : Todd Terry – Something Goin’ On (Tee’s Radio Edit)
23:12 : Artful Dodger – Rewind (Radio Edit)
23:13 : Phats & Small – Turn Around
23:17 : Faithless – Insomnia (Monster Mix)
23:19 : Robert Miles – Children
23:22 : Storm – Time to Burn
23:26 : Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation
23:27 : Los Del Rio – Macarena
23:31 : Village People – Y.M.C.A.
23:35 : The Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head (Album Edit)
23:38 : Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
23:41 : DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
23:43 : Sash – Encore une fois
23:48 : Avicii – Levels (Radio Edit)
23:51 : Avicii – Jailbait (Avon Stringer Remix)
23:52 : Fatboy Slim – Star 69
23:56 : N-Joi – Anthem
23:59 : Robert Miles – Children
00:05 : Boyzone – No Matter What


Article written by DJ Phil Webster