He’s the hardworking, no-gimmicks man behind highly successive house and disco label Running Back, the eternally humble journalist-turned-DJ who, much like Rory Reid of Top Gear fame, still can’t quite believe that people will pay him to do the thing he loves. Gerd Janson may not look like your archetypal deck-master, but his piano-led, disco-infused sets are undeniably well-crafted and, more importantly, fun to dance to. If he doesn’t fancy getting back to his writing any time soon, he seems destined for a long career in the industry. Janson is joined by Alexander Nut, a long-time Leftfoot favourite who fulfils one half of Eglo Records’ management duties alongside Floating Points; and Byron the Aquarius, American jazzy house adventurer making his first ever appearance in the second city.
Sat 26 May, Hare & Hounds, 106 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ, 9pm-3am, from £16.50, www.skiddle.com
Published on: Wed 18 Apr 2018