York has never had a reputation for being a party town. The city is quiet by 7pm on most evenings. However, tucked away just within the historic city walls lies Bar Lane Studios, where Sam Jefferies divulges his passion as a painter by day and a DJ by night under the guise of Yuri.
His party Rhumboogie, based on the mancuso loft parties of the 80’s, has transcended the boundaries between locals and students, bringing together the underground electronic music community of York in the name of charity and no bullshit anti club sentiment in the city. Sam is fast establishing a reputation for having a musical knowledge beyond his years and a record collection that could outmatch selectors well into their 30s, specialising in long eclectic sets that arch through his favourite jams. Expect to hear anything you might not expect to hear. From Booty to Boogie, Free Jazz to UR joints, Sam sews together unanticipated cuts without hassle or bravado.