The Hackney Globe Trotter
Around the World in 80 Ways was one of Russ Jones 'The Hackney Globe Trotter' aptly named club nights and for Russ - a firm lover of good sounds, funky eyewear, bicycle racing and vintage Volkswagens- it is more like a way of life.
Russ is behind some of London's most successful clubs including London Calling and No Room for Squares in the mid 90's. Guest deejays included, Gilles Peterson, James Lavelle, Fabio, Bukem & Norman Jay. Later on Russ moved London Calling to the Blue Note and subsequently became the Artistic Director of the infamous venue.
Around the same time Russ also helped to set up the celebrated Brazilian record label 'Far Out Recordings' and worked with acts like Marcos Valle, Joyce, Four Hero and Roni Size.