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THE VINYL WORD

By Queen Bee  /  STAFF REPORTER

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It‘s been a while since Taipei hosted a proper house gig with an international headliner. That wait ends tonight when Chuck Love graces the decks at 18 Lover.

The Minneapolis native is one of the most soulful house artists of recent years and is a prolific producer with a diverse musical background. Chuck Love’s unique style of soulful, melodic and funky house tracks and remixes are a secret dance-floor-rocking weapon in many a DJ’s bag. He cemented his position in the global scene with the release of his debut artist album Bring Enough to Spill Some in 2007.

Chuck Love’s all-round talent means his shows are different from most other DJ gigs — much of his music is self-produced and comes with lots of live vocals and instrumentation (trumpet, flute, and guitar), all performed by himself.

“I will bring all of my instruments, and sing my tracks. We’ll turn the music up and it will be awesome!” he says of tonight’s gig. And just in case all that were not entertaining enough, this is going to be an unusual “Live DJ/Video” set with an exclusive mix of interesting and bizarre video footage (collected by Chuck Love from all over the world).

Chuck Love tonight from 10:30pm to 4:30am at 18 Lover, B1, 88, Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松仁路88號B1). Admission is NT$700 before midnight and NT$900 after.

Tomorrow is a big day for people who like to large it up at massive parties. 2F White is an annual purely trance bash at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 2.

Headlining the event is Three Drives and Cosmic Gate. The former is a celebrated Dutch duo (Erik de Koning and Ton van Empel) that is credited with creating one of the biggest trance tunes of all time, Greece 2000, while the latter, composed of Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi, is an up-and-coming producer

duo from Germany, which has remixed for the likes of Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and Armin van Buuren.

J-Six, theLOOP Production’s former music director and the only local DJ to have played at every 2F White party, opens proceedings with a set that features live performances from Chinese pop songwriters/singers J&S and Cheer from indie band KbN.

“I’m definitely thankful for the opportunity,” J-Six said. “Even though I’m no longer working as the organizer this year, it looks like the new people who took over have put in a lot of effort and new ideas so there should be many surprises this time.”

2F White is at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 2 (台北世貿二館), 3 Songlian Rd, Taipei City (台北市松廉路3號), from 9pm to 5am. Admission is NT$1,000 at the door if you’re wearing something white, otherwise it’s NT$1,500.

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