We just couldn’t believe fathom it when we saw the tweet late afternoon on Monday 17th February. Thought it was a wind up. Not the best one either.
We dug in then it hit as the tweets piled in from all over. Not a wind up, Andrew Weatherall had died in the early hours. He was 56 years old. No age.
So much intense love and emotion has been shared throughout this week. Overwhelming. It was beautiful to see so many memories and tales being offered up by so many.
We’ve got our own vivid memories of The Guvnor and his musical legacy. Yep, “Loaded” was the first drop we noticed. When his My Bloody Valentine rework landed then we got hooked.
Followed him hard since then. Backed off around time of Two Lone Swordsmen (too abrasive even for us…) then headed back in early 00s. In the last ten years or so, he was on a massive ride going to all sorts of destinations artistically, musically and thematically. Maybe he knew.
The dubs, remixes and sessions just kept coming. A Love From Outer Space became his church alongside ALFOS partner, Sean Johnston.
Now he’s left us way too soon. No one got near him. No one will ever get near him.
Nearly a week on, we’re still struggling. Had to do something. So we’re collab’g with our big mates at Jam Cafe’ to celebrate his peerless legacy on Saturday 7th March.
Dropping a messy cocktail of his sublime remixes, solo tunes ‘n key connections from 9 ’til late.
Join us as we say goodbye to The Guvnor by raising several glasses and having a dance floor chug or two. Taster of what to expect (or not…) is here.
And one of our favourite Weatherall mixes is just below. Rockabilly vibes drop. Via The Guvnor.
Our big mates at Jam Cafe has got us doing another noisy Post Punk Disco session on Saturday 29th February. Usual filthy yet sublime mix of Alt Disco, New Wave ‘n Post Punk. Dancing’ time, people. Proper.
Hoping ’20’s gonna be good one. Few nice things stacking up Nick Cave in Brum; SquarePusher coming to Notts; and DDS fam heading off to We Out Here festie.
We’re still bunging out mixtapes now ‘n then. New one’s below. Electronica trip for head ‘n feet. Play loud…
Yep, new decade’s landing very soon. Damn, those years went quick. Too quick, maybe...
We’re still spinnin’ and we’ll be havin’ one last DirtyDiscoSoundsystem takeover bash at Jam Cafe, Notts on Friday 27th December ’19.
Calling it our Post-Xmas Post Punk Disco. Did same in ’18 ‘n it was a massive blast. Expect Leftfield Disco, New Wave and Post Punk stompers. Get y’all outta of that Chrimbo lull. Get a proper taste below.
Not forgetting: big ups if you bopped or tapped your boots to our tunes in 2019. Much obliged.
Don’t forget our new-ish resi at Malt Cross too. Back there on Saturday 18th January and 3rd Saturday every month throughout ’20.
Hopefully see y’all again very soon. Enjoy that future seasonal downtime…
Big DDS X UCU Notts College social on Monday 14th October! Thanks to everyone who got stuck in. Nice one. Thanks to the performers ‘n speakers too.
Hugs to Kyle ‘n RTN crew for letting us use their ace upstairs space. And a very special thanks to Sam (Mrs DDS!) for all her hard graft to help set up this special night. Couldn’t have done it with her.
Other stuff stacking up, Our new-ish resi at Malt Cross, Notts – 3rd Saturday every month. Next one’s on 16th November. Come, why doncha.
Time for another DDS X Jam Cafe Takeover sesh too on Friday 22nd November. Jam’s always a sweet place to play. Great vibes ‘n proper dancing. 9 ’til very late, folks. See ya there.
Oh, yeah, have this mixtape too. All-wax disco 45s drop. Bit of snap, crackle ‘n pop on em. Lovely.
It’s a social so we want to bring people together away from the workplace. Expect speakers, few stalls and music from 5.30pm ’til 10pm. The bar will open throughout so grab a brew or two.
UCU Nottingham College members have been striking since July ’19 after senior management implemented new contracts for all staff. These changes have resulted in poorer working conditions for everyone while some will have their salaries cut.
Massive thanks to the Rough Trade Nottingham crew for donating their upstairs space and support in helping us host this special evening.
It’s a family friendly night so bring the kids. Even got a Spotify playlist thingy up too – taste of what we might drop that evening,
Few other things happening too. Special Dub ‘n Reggae sash at Broadway Cinema on Friday 13th September to accompany their screening of Inna De Yard that night. Tunes get going 7-ish. Teaser mixtape below, too.
Time for another DDS X Jam Cafe Takeover on Friday 27th September. Jam’s always a sweet place to play. Great vibes ‘n proper dancing, 9 ’til very late.
One more: our resi at The Angel Microbrewery’s now come to an end. Big nod to Ben R for having us these last few years. Good times, indeed. We may be back…
How do. Usual lazy git check in. What y’all been up to? Yep, we hear that…
Been a steamin’ few months of all sorts – gigs and DJ slots. Gang Of Four (or their latest versh) at Rock City especially hit nice ‘n hard. That David Byrne gig at Notts Arena gaff was simply amazing (even in that cavern).
Stand out DJ slots include a special 80s electro pop night at Broadway Cinema tied into Soft Cell’s last ever live performance. And a very recent disco sesh at Jam Cafe, which was a hot ‘n saucy one.
We’re heading towards 2019 with a few more sessions before we bunker in for our Chrimbo and New Year hols.
Droppin’ seasonal cuts on Saturday 1st December at Sneinton Market for their big “Christmas On The Avenues” event. We may even spin a few “festive” tunes for that one. Then we’ve our final ’18 resi slot at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 7th December. We may even slink in another cheeky sesh, who knows?
Anyhow, if you nodded your head or bopped to our tunes in 2018, we truly salute you. Nice one. Hopefully see y’all again very soon. Enjoy that future seasonal downtime…
Thought we bung down some lines. Must tighten up that slack.
What we been up to? All sorts for sure. DJ gigs at various places including our usual resi at The Angel Microbrewery, some great sessions at Broadway Cinema, The Golden Fleece and others besides.
Recent standouts were a massive Notts Pride ’18 in July (3 slots that day!) and two fundraising sessions in June for Framework – The Get Down with NG83 crew and The Big Spin arranged by Synthetic Pro Audio fellas. Fantastic to be part of all those special bashes.
Also been to some crackin’ gigs in the last few months. Bonobo at Ally Pally, London and A Certain Ratio at Hare and Hounds, Brum. Yep, A Certain Ratio. Both were amazing for very different reasons. Still buzzin’ from those…