About the show
Playing tracks by
Etta James, Baby Jean, Otis Redding, Big Maybelle, Sonny Til & The Orioles and more.
Mess Around recreates the vintage rhythm & blues dancefloor, playing exclusively 45rpm vinyl singles from the era by some of the best DJs in Montreal. In sweaty, dusty dancehalls of the 50s & 60s, dancers were whipped into frenzy by the new sounds of rhythm & blues and soul. This raw and visceral music that you couldn’t help but shake & shimmy to made a generation of young people feverish to move to whatever the current dance craze was. Mess Around (MTL) was created to bring this experience to a nightlife landscape sorely lacking this music. So bring your dancing shoes, and expect to hear nothing but the best in r&b, soul, & Motown from the 50s & 60s!