Bugged Out's Johnno Burgess brings us a colourful selection of yacht rock for this week's RA podcast.
The Bugged Out brand is one that is recognised and appreciated worldwide, with passions being fuelled both by their record label and the hugely successful parties that they promote. Johnno Burgess and Paul Benney started the night in 1994 to reflect the music that they were writing about at the time in Jockey Slut magazine. The duo hosted LFO and Autechre at Manchester's Sankeys Soap for their first ever event, but have since gone on to have residencies in London, Barcelona and at their original home of Sankeys, whilst also putting on additional events in countries all over the globe.
Bugged Out isn't Burgess' only venture into clubland, however. He also promotes a Sunday pub session in London that goes by the name Erection Section. Titled after the time of the night when DJs play slower records for the more romantically inclined members of the crowd, these parties are where Burgess lets his musical hair down, playing all sorts of records that don't get airtime at a normal Bugged Out event. For his RA podcast, Burgess has put together a master class in "yacht rock," a selection full of '80s pop classics, Balearic gems and a couple of recent tracks that embody the Erection Section spirit. We caught up with Johnno by e-mail to chat about Phil Collins, Bugged Out and Basshunter.