Episode 103: Richy Ahmed’s 145 Clarence Road Afterhours Mix

We’ve known Richy Ahmed for awhile. You may know him to. He’s everyone’s favorite Geordie with the tough guy looks but teddy bear heart. Lately he’s been spinning records all over the world, but when we first met him probably 3 years ago now we all were just hanging out. And while first meetings can become hazy I think it was actually in a very special place in London. The house at 145 Clarence Road. So when he hit us up personally to present his mix from the last party at this legendary place for our podcast we were honored he thought of us. I mean after all the adventures we all had there it may just be the most appropriate podcast we’ve presented yet…

Here’s what Richy had to say:

For many, 145 Clarence Road, in Clapton, East London was UK capital’s nearest equivalent to Wolf + Lamb’s legendary Marcy Hotel. Over the years this unassuming East London bachelor pad has done more for British dance music culture than any other address in town. Over the last seven years it has been home to so many of our good friends and fellow DJs; past housemates have included Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Kenny Glasgow, Luca C, Will Rebels, Ginger Will, Ben ‘Poundtown’ Pound and of course Richy Ahmed. Oh and less we forget Billie Jean the house cat.

This mix was recorded during the ‘closing party’ of the legendary location in June, where Richy had lived for the last two years. His effervescent blend of sun-dappled disco, house and hip-hop captures the after-hours vibe perfectly, and evokes bittersweet memories of long standing friendships forged during endless after-parties, great times, hilarious banter and even better music.

This mix represents the end of an era. Seldom has one house meant so much to so many people.

Tracklist:
Masta Ace / Good ol Love
Tribe called Quest / electric relaxation
Purple velvet
Lee webster / a little taste
Too Short

/ I need a freak
Russel Bros The party / Alex Arnout party sleaze edit
Dave Aju / Ms Reposado
Family

Brown / I’m gonna get ya
Denise Williams / electric Jones rerub
Gazeebo / Shout
Damn Arms / destination (Mitzi Remix)
Voltare Disco Computer / Disco (Richy’s fused edit)
Jimmy edgar / Sex drive
Man Parrish / Be bop don’t stop
Quadrant / Body Mechanic
Chicken Lips / Sweet Cow edit
the professors here / 40 thieves remix
Tyree Cooper / More than just a dance
Roman flugel / Cookie dust
Juan Atkins / Heavenly
Fet et Moi / Paris is for lovers
Flight Facilities / With you (David August rmx)
Brassica / New Jam City

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 103: Richie Ahmed’s 145 Clarence Road Afterhours Mix
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