‘On the surface Culture Seventy Six (C76) is somewhere between disco and boogie, but it would be a sad injustice to stop digging there, go deeper and you’ll also find the core elements of soul and funk as part of the musically atheistic landscape of this burgeoning company.’
C76 has been created out of it’s influence and love of disco from it’s most memorable year, and with the huge resurgence of disco, soul and funk infused music, the people behind this unique brand felt it was time to bring some of the current scenes playmakers to the South West of England.
The partners Si Gordon and Cindy Dalgleish have over thirty years of experience in music production, event management and marketing. Their moves in both club and festival planning always brings a high level of production, music and un-rivalled atmosphere that simply titillates your ears, eyes and your arse! The pair go out of their way to make your experience of an event much more than most middle of the road productions today. The addition of glamorous fashion, dancers and hosts, coupled with world renowned DJ’s, live artists and supporting instrumentalists really make their events a cut above the rest. Their particular choice of lighting and sound are also carefully designed to bring back the original spirit of disco and soul often found in the likes of NYC’s the Loft, Paradise Garage, Studio 54 and Limelight.
The pair worked together through 2019 and recognised a gap in the offering of quality Disco, Soul and Funk events in the South West, Si had already been putting on some parties as Modern Disco but felt that things could go bigger, Cindy was also promoting the sound of Disco and rare groove through her Disco Hustle events, so the pair began planning the birth of Culture Seventy Six. As an established disco and house music producer, music journalist and educator Si has longstanding relationships with a group of international artists, Djs and promoters that are the cream of the crop in today’s disco scene, with these contacts he felt it right to begin C76 with the European tour for Downtown Disco which includes Dr Packer, Michael Gray and Ian Ossia.
Culture Seventy Six is the only UK South West leg of the tour, planned for 2020 by Downtown Disco.’