Nearly summer time, ain’t it?

Massive Attack record cover and turntable

Had a frisky few weeks. All sorts happening at the day job, general elections, Leftfield’s triumphant “Leftism 22” gigs, Talking Heads’ sublime “Stop Making Sense” on the big screen, and plenty more. Same for you guys, no doubt.

Had a grand time at The Angel Microbrewery for our monthly resi session on Friday 2nd June. Mixed Crate Disco vibe that night. Some of what we dropped: Why Can’t we Live Together-Timmy Thomas//Paint It Black-Africa//Safe From Harm-Massive Attack//Slippery People-Talking Heads//T Plays It Cool-Marvin Gaye//Sign Of The Times-Prince//Buffalo Stance(remix)-Neneh Cherry//You Played Yourself-Ice T/Heaven And Hell Is On Earth-20th Century Steel Band//Magnificent Seven-The Clash//Infected-The The//Tiger Stripes-Felix//You Gave Me Love-Crown Heights Affair//For Goodness Sake, Look At Those Cakes-James Brown//Turn This Mutha Out-Idris Muhammad//Grapevine Boogie-Leftside Wobble//People(remix)-Rocket//Still Going Theme-Still Going

Next up is our all-day slot at Sherwood Art Week’s Secret Garden Fair on Saturday 24th June. Dropping tunes all day in and around the acts lined up. Times 10am ’til 6pm. Kinda. If you’ve been, you’ll know the score. Gonna try lift the vibe a wee bit. Well, that’s the plan…

Not forgetting our usual first Friday in month at The Angel Microbrewery on 7th July. Twisted Disco feel that time.

Plus our annual all-day sesh at Blackwood Scouts Beer Festival on Saturday 8th July. Big one, that. Spinnin’ from 2pm ’til 9pm or so. Hope it’s proper sunny, people.

And we may just be doing something for Notts Pride too. More info on that coming soon…

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Ayup – been a while ain’t it…

DDS at The Angel on 3rd Feb. flyer

Been ages, people! What y’all been up to?

Bit slack updating our little blog. Been playing out a few times since we last touched this. Been to Alley Cafe, The Angel Microbrewery and Rough Trade a few times. Set lists and other juicy gubbins are all up at facebook.com/dirtydiscosound.

Next up is the first sesh in a wee residency at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 3rd February (thanks Steve ‘n Ben!). All vinyl night-time sesh. 9pm ’til late. We’ll be dropping sweet nuggets on the first Friday of every month. Handy that. Maybe see ya’s for a cheeky boogie by the dex.

What a Twisted Disco sesh!

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Cheese ’n bread! What a TwistedDisco sesh at The Angel Microbrewery on Saturday 8th October that was. Juicy nods to everyone who bopped, hung out and said hello. We had a proper blast, people.

Big thanks to Steve for the slot and and his crew for looking after us all night. We’ll be back, folks…

Tunes. Well, most of ‘em:
Strange Funky Games And Things-Jay Dee//Moonlight Lovin’-Issac Hayes//We Rap More Mellow-Younger Generation//Girl You Need A Change of Mind-Eddie Hendricks//Love Has Come Around-Donald Byrd//I Got My Mind Up-Instant Funk//Gangster Boogie-Chicago Gangsters//Let’s Get Funktified-Boiling Point//Some Like It Hot-Dennis Coffey//Hollywood Swinging-Kool And The Gang//Love Ain’t Just-Carol Meriwether//Hooked On You-Cerrone//Makin’ Love-Marvin And Guy//Sweetness Is My Weakness-Barry White//Try It Out-Gino Soccio//When You Wake Tomorrow-Candi Stanton//Get Up And Do It Again-Suzy Q//Behind The Groove-Teena Marie//Who You Been Giving It Up To-Leon Haywood//Evelyn King-I’m In Love//Inside Out-Odyssey//Do It To The Music-Raw Silk//Tonite’s The Nite-Take Three//Disco Connection-Issac Hayes//Rapp Payback-James Brown//Double Dutch-Frankie Smith//I Wanna Be Your Lover-Prince//Sexy Lady-Fantastic Four//Love Vibration-Joe Simon//You Got Me Running-Lennie Williams/Bad Girls-Donna Summer//Is It Love You’re After-Rose Royce//Let’s Start The Dance-Bohannon//Everything’s Gonna Be Alright-Clark Sisters//It’s Serious-Cameo//Do The Beat-Sweet Talks//Can You Feel The Force-The Real Thing//Bus Stop-Fatback Band//Rock With You-Michael Jackson//Groove Me-Fern Kinney//Forget Me Nots-Patrice Rushen//I Want Your Love-Chic//More Than A Woman-Bee Gees//Take Some Time Out For Love-Salsoul Orchestra//Gotta Give It Up-Marvin Gaye//Strange Games And Funky Things-Love Unlimited Orchestra

Another Post Punk Disco session’s on the way…

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We’re made up to be having our fourth (!) Post Punk Disco session at Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 14th October in the upstairs bar. 
 
Like our other instalments, we’ll be spinning a carefully curated selection of post punk, new wave and some choice connecting nuggets in between. All on black wax. Tunes drop from 7 ’til 11pm. And there should be dancing too. See you then.

Twisted Disco sweetness…

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My goodness! What a Twisted Disco for Notts Pride sesh at the Angel Microbrewery that was. Steaming. Thanks to everyone who bopped, hung out and said hello. We had a blast, people.

Big thanks to Steve for the slot and and his crew for looking after us all night. We’ll be back, folks. Oh, yes…

The all-important tunes:
Strong Games And Funky Things-Love Unimited Orchestra//Disco Jamm-Eddie Drennon//Travolta Fever-Luxxury//Love To Love You Baby-Donna Summer//Love The Way You Love Me-Marti Caine//Touch Your Life-George Ad Glen Miller//I Want To Do Something Freaky To You-Leon Haywood//Do What You Gotta Do-Eddie Drennon//It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing-Barry White//Standing Right Here-Melba Moore//Come Back Love-Fresh Band//Just An Illusion-Imagination//Sore Lip-Ritual//Hooked On You(edit)-Cerrone//And You Call That Love-Vernon Burch//Louie Ramirez-Do It Any Way Ya Wanna//The Bomb-Herbie Hancock//Get Down Saturday Night-Oliver Cheatham//Grind-Les Sins//Shoot The Pump-J Walter Negro And Loose Jointz//Cop Bop-Portable Control//That’s Hot-Jessie G//Some Love-Chaka Khan//I Just Can’t Help Myself-Big Daddy Floyd//Do The Beat-Sweet Talks//Shame-Evelyn Champagne King//Bad Girls-Donna Summer//Love Vibration-Joe Simon//Get On The Floor-Michael Jackson//You Can Get Over-Stephanie Mills//Starlight-Index//Spank(remix)-Jimmy Bo Horne//Grapevine Boogie-Leftside Wobble//Tutti Frutti(remix)-New Order//I’ve Got A Feeling-Larse//Do Ya Wanna Funk-Sylvester

A cheeky catch up ‘n another Post Punk Disco too..

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Those nice people at Rough Trade Nottingham have invited us back for another Post Punk Disco on Friday 10th June! Expect a canny all-vinyl sesh of Post Punk, New Wave and Leftfield Disco. With dancin’. Get stuck in. Be fab to see you.

And we had a right blast spinning ‪vinyl‬ there on 28th May too. Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his RTN crew for having us. Hoping to do another Saturday Beats ‘n Treats afternoon sesh on 16th July. More info on that coming soon.

Tunes we dropped or thereabouts: Bird’s Lament-Moondog//MPLA DUB-Tappa Zukie//Pick A Dub-Keith Hudson//King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown-Augustus Pablo//Poker Face Dub-Sly And Robbie//Pure Ranking-Horace Andy//The Grunswick Affair-Dennis Bovell//Trainspotting-Primal Scream//Don’t You Know-Jan Hammer Group//Travolta Fever-Luxxury//Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Version)-St Etienne//Black Baby-Kruder And Dorfmeister//Strip Tease In The Stars-Siracusa//Frankfurt Advice-Andrew Weatherall//Signs-Badmarsh And Shri//Eighth From The Egg-Black Milk//Last Bongo In Belgium-Incredible Bongo Band//Rockin’ It-Fearless Four//Funkey Donkey-Bernard “Pretty” Purdie//Needle To The Groove-Mantronix//Funky Axe-Spaghetti Head//Handclapping Song-The Meters//BeatBox-Art Of Noise//Can I Dig It-A Tribe Called Quest//Steppin’ It Up-Analogue/Move You Run-Smith And Mighty//Escape From Ibiza-Earl Zinger//Magic-General Lee//The Music Got Me-Visual//Groove You-Harvey Mason//Salsoul Orchestra-You’re Just The Right Size//Cop Bop-Portable Patrol//Tell Me That I’m Dreaming-Was Nor Was//Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em-Eric B And Rakim// Your Life-Konk//Let’d Boogie-Ray Munnings//Minha Menina-Os Mutantes//Adieu-Ofege//Dancing Time-The Funkees//Anthracite-Cymande//Disco Maniac-Tirogo//Wa’ana fad Leumi-Reuma Abas//Hippie Priest Bum Out-LCD Soundsystem//Moody-ESG//Open Up(dub)-Leftfield//Oxygene-MC Lane Explosion//Sign Of The Times-Prince//Alright(edit)-Jamiroquai//The First Night-Noo

Blackwoods Beer Festival time again…

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Once again, we’re made up to be spinning tunes to soundtrack an afternoon of supping craft beers and cider at Blackwoods Scouts Group Annual Beer Festival on Saturday 9th July ’16.

We’ll be dropping a massive selection of tunage from 2pm to 8pm-ish. Expect all sorts of nuggets and plenty of sonic surprises too. The beer fest goes on until late that evening so hang around to watch the sunset and catch the evening’s entertainment. We’ll be posting more info on all that over at our Facebook page.

It’ll cost you just a few quid to walk in while kiddies get in for nought. That gets you a free beer fest glass to sip your ale from too. Bargain. All profits go towards funding Blackwoods’ activities over the next year.

See ya’s there. Hope it’s proper sunny, people.

Saturday #BeatsnTreats at Rough Trade, Notts…

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We had another ace time spinning black wax at ‪Rough‬ ‪Trade‬, ‪‎Nottingham‬ on 19th‪ ‬March‪. ‬Nods ‪to everyone who popp‬ed‪ by and sa‬id hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his crew ‪for having us. Hoping to do ‬another Saturday afternoon sesh ‪soon.‬

Not forgetting our next Post Punk Disco night at Rough Trade on Friday 29th April too. And we’ll be DJ’g there as part of their Record Store Day ’16 celebrations on Saturday 16th April as well. More info to come on that one, folks…

And the tunes we dropped:
Ecstasy Symphony-Spacemen 3//Exotica-Harmonic 33//Who Is She-I Monster//The Mole(remix)-Chimes And Bells//Deus Iree Psychedelia-Ennio Morricone//We Are The Axis(remix)-The Asphodells//Guilty Of Love-Unloved//Streap Tease In The Stars-Siracusa//Straight To Hell-The Clash//Congoman-The Congos//Metal On Metal-Kraftwerk//I Against I-Massive Attack and Mos Def//Flow With The New Style (dub)-T La Rock//It Takes A Thief-Thievery Corporation//Ride Away-The Mighty Bop//69 Police (remix)-David Holmes//What Can I Do For you-Michael Dracula//Reduction-Material//Let It Take You There-Maximum Joy//Warrior Charge-Aswad//Ibliss-Drops//Being Boiled-The Human League//Fuzzy Dream-Black Devil Disco Club//Is It All Over My Face-Loose Joints//Deceptacon(remix)-Le Tigre//Over And Over(remix)-Hot Chip//Never Been On E-Oral Experience//Behind The Wheel-Playgroup//Devil Rides Out-The Lucid Dream//Shelter Song(remix)-Temples//After You-Pulp X Soulwax//Crystal Babe-Ajello//Bye Bye Bayou-LCD Soundsystem//When The Heart Decides-Nina Love//Revenge Of The Hammond Connection-Primal Scream//That’s Hot-Jesse G//Do The Beat(edit)-Sweet Talks//Sexy Dancer-Kiki Gyan//Hooked On You(edit)-Cerrone//The Right Stuff(edit)-Noel Gallgher//Tutti Frutti(remix)-New Order

DirtyDiscoSoundsystem goes post-punk. Again.

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After a smokin’ afternoon session in November, we finally take on the evening shift at Rough Trade Nottingham for the first time on Friday 26th February. We’ll be spinning a carefully curated selection of new wave and post punk cuts from 7 ’til 11pm. Expect tunes you know and some you won’t. All on black wax. And there may be dancing too. See you there.

Not forgetting the cuts we dropped on Tuesday 29th December at Rough Trade. Proper slow beats vibe. Thanks to everyone who dug the tunes and chatted. Nice one, people:

Paris,Texas-Ry Cooder//To Bring You My Love-PJ Harvey//Polly-Dillard and Clark//Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Theme-Bob Dylan//Thirteen-Johnny Cash/I Can’t Quit You-Willie Dixon//Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix//Baltimore-Nina Simone//Ike’s Mood 1-Issac Hayes//DJ Shadow-Midnight…//Blue Train-John Coltrane//Transfattyacid-Lamb//House of Mirrors-David McCallum//Sand-Lee Hazlewood//So long, Marianne-Leonard Cohen//Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground//Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon-Neil Diamond//Wicked Game-Chris Isaak//Five Years-David Bowie//Mother Of Pearl-Roxy Music//Still Life-The Horrors//England Made Me-Black Box Recorder//Can’t See Through It-Disco Inferno//Durutti Column-For Belgian Friends//Cherry Coloured Funk-Cocteau Twins//Stop And Smell The Roses-Television Personalities//In The Ghetto-Nick Cave//The Girl With X-Ray Eyes (David Holmes mix)-Noel Gallagher//Blade Runner Blues-Vangelis//Love Song-Olivia Newton John//Lord Can You Hear-Spacemen 3//King Heroin-James Brown//Aht Uh Mi Hed-Shuggie Otis//Moments In Love-Art Of Noise//Pictures Of You (dub)-The Cure//Playgroup-Surface To Air//Sugar Man-Rodrigez//Waves Become Wings-This Mortal Coil//Man In The Moon-Grinderman//Love Will Set You Free-Carrie Cleveland//Dirt-The Stooges//Original-Leftfield//Sputnik-Public Service Broadcasting//We Disappear-Jon Hopkins//Towers-Bonobo//Teardrop-Massive Attack//Great Release-LCD Soundsystem//Just Like Honey-Jesus And Mary Chain//Badlands-Primal Scream

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DirtyDiscoJamm To Beats ‘n Treats…

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Crackin’ night. Big shout out to everyone who bopped ’n boozed with us at The Lord Roberts. Good to see you. Even bigger hugs to our DirtyDiscoJamm hardcore who just keep coming back for more. Appreciate your support, people. Honestly.

What now? The Lord Roberts as we know it shuts on 30th September. Many thanks to Shaun and his pub crew for looking after us this last six months. We’ll try to find a new home for our DirtyDiscoSoundsystem parties so hopefully we’ll be back spinning early 2016.

Don’t forget – we’ve got a Saturday afternoon black wax residency thing happening at Rough Trade Nottingham. Our next sesh’s on 24th October then 28th November. Always fun spinning vinyl. Pop in to say hello, why doncha.

Of course. Cuts we dropped on y’all. Loads of big Jamm party fav’s in here:

Night Fever-Bee Gees (Luxury edit)//The Right Stuff-Noel Gallagher (Psychemagik edit)//Papa…-Temptations//Strange Games And Funky Things-Love Unlimited Orchestra//Love The Way You Love Me-Marti Caine//It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing-Barry White//Pay The Price-Stevo//Good Love-Issac Hayes//Sunday Morning People-Honey Cone//I Wanna Be With You-Doc Severinsen//Superstition-Stevie Wonder//The Vulture-Labi Siffre//A Case Of Too Much Love-Gloria Scott//Nothing But A Heartache-The Flirtations//I Gotcha-Joe Tex//Express Yourself-Charles Wright//Stone To The Bone-James Brown//Last Night Changed It All-Esther Williams//Its Great To Be Here-The Jackson 5//Disco Queen-Hot Chocolate//Do The Bus Stop-Fatback Band//Winner Takes All-Isley Brothers//I’ll Never Forget-Dexter Wansell//Shake Your Booty-KC And The Sunshine Band//You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees//Let’s Go Around Again-Average White Band//Boogie Wonderland-Early, Wind And Wind//Gimme..-Abba//Alright-Jamiroquai//Heart Of Glass-Blondie//Grapevine Boogie-Leftside Wobble//Step It Up-Stereo MCs//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Too Blind to See-Kym Sims//Situation-Yazoo//This Is Radio Clash-The Clash//Love Can’t Turn Around-Farley Jackmaster Funk//Do You Wanna Funk-Sylvester//For What You Dream Of-Bedrock//24 Hour Party People-Happy Mondays//Rocks-Primal Scream//I Got A Feeling-Larse//Get Lucky-Daft Punk//Uptown Dinosaur-Was Not Was X Mark Ronson//Stuck In The Middle…-Stealers Wheel//Pull Up To The Bumper-Grace Jones//Back To Life-Soul2Soul//Loaded (Terry Farley edit)-Primal Scream