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…

We’re on a wee roll…

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Wotcha. We’ve been out ’n about a bit lately and there’s more to come too.

First off, cheeky thanks to everyone who bopped ’n hung out at The Angel Microbrewery on 5th May. Punk Post Disco vibe, that night. Steaming time, folks. We’re back there again on Friday 2nd June. Mixed Crate Disco sesh pulling in all sorts of cuts.

We made up to be back at Rough Trade Nottingham on Saturday 20th May. Early doors beats ’n treats family friendly 2 ’til 6 sesh. Dropping all sorts. Been nearly two years since our first slot in the cafe bar space so we’ve chuffed to be still spinning there. Nods to Kyle and his crew for their ongoing support. Nice one.

Here’s a new one too. We’ve been asked to spin tunes at Sherwood Art Week’s Secret Garden Fair on Saturday 24th June. If you’ve ever been you’ll know the format. We’ll be playing rock ’n’ roll, r ’n’ b, jazz and more from 11am till 6pm. Hope it’s sunny that day.

Maybe see you soon, then.

Time to check in, we reckon…

Turntables outside Rough Trade Nottingham

What you lot been up to? Hope you’re all well. Frisky few months spinnin’ ’n other stuff.

Even managed to shoehorn cheeky visits to the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields and SpiritLand, a lush new listening bar in Kings Cross. Right fancy.

Been droppin’ tunes at The Angel Microbrewery for our first Friday each month residency as usual. Great fun. Next sesh on Friday 5th May is gonna have a Post Punk Disco kinda vibe. Long over due sesh, that one. Looking forward to it.

We also had a proper blast playing wax on Record Store Day ’17. We were lucky enough to play at Rough Trade Nottingham, The Bodega and The Angel Microbrewery. Busy one, then. Good to see Hockley ’n Notts buzzin’ so much that day. We even bought a few records too.

One more. Not forgetting our annual all-day sesh at Blackwood Scouts Beer Festival on Saturday 8th July. Big one, that. Spinnin’ all day from 2pm ’til 9pm or so. Hope it’s sunny, people…

Frisky Mixed Crate Disco…

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Bleeding’ eck! What a frisky Mixed Crate Disco on Friday 11th November at The Angel Microbrewery, Notts. Steaming. Thanks to all the people who bopped, hung out and said hello. We had a proper blast, people.

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

What we dropped:
So Long, Marianne-Leonard Cohen//Candyman-Terrier Callier//Stratus-Billy Cobham//Halleluwah-Can//Gimme Shelter-Merry Clayton//Time Is Tight-Booker T And The MGs//Troglodyte-Jimmy Castor//Crosstown Traffic-Jimi Hendrix//Walking On Sunshine-Eddy Grant//Congo Man(edit)-The Congos//Anthracite-Cymande//The Message(edit)-Grandmaster Flash//Liquidator(edit)- Harry J Allstars//Moses-The Crystalites//The Grunswick Affair-Dennis Bovell//Bad Things-Session In Session//Bankrobber Dub-The Clash//Lunatics-Fun Boy Three//What We All Want-Gang Of Four//Coup-23 Skidoo//Satisfaction-Devo//Shack Up-A Certain Ratio//Grapevine-The Slits//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Mirror In The Bathroom-The Beat//Papa-Pigbag//So Hungry, So Angry-Medium Medium//Reasons-Ian Dury//Sore Lip-Rital//Beat The Street-Sharon Redd//Everyman-Double Exposure//Buffalo Girls-Malcolm Maclaren//Al-Naafiysh-Hashim//Dancer-Gino Soccio//Seventh Heaven-Gwen Guthrie//Take Me Out(mix)-Franz Ferdinand//Drunk Girls-LCD Soundsystem//Minha Menina-Os Mutantes//Melo Da Tagarela-Gang Do Tagarela//Me And Baby Brother-War//Elephant Man-Bo Diddly//Hot Seat-The Third World Connection//Gangster Boogie-Chicago Gangsters//Let There Be Drums-Incredible Bongo Band//She’s Crafty-Beastie Boys//I Know You Got Soul-Eric B And Rakim//Been Caught Stealin’-Jane’s Addiction//1969-The Stooges//I’m Waiting For The Man-Velvet Underground//24 Hour Party People-Happy Mondays//Undercover Of The Night-Rolling Stones//Radio Clash-The Clash//Out Of Space-The Prodigy//Police And Thieves-Junior Murvin//Protection-Massive Attack

Mixed Crate Disco comin’ at cha…

Mixed Crate Disco flyer design

Made up to say we’re back spinnin’ vinyl at The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham on Friday 11th November!

Proper mixed crate sesh in the downstairs bar. Gonna drop all sorts on ya’s from 8pm ’til late. Really looking forward to it. Maybe see ya there…

Post Punk Disco #4 was grand…

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Big shout out to everyone who got well stuck into our ‪Post Punk Disco‬ sesh at Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 14th October. Especially the dancers – you know who you all are.

Nods to big Kyle for the slot and his crew for looking after us too – thanks, folks. Hoping to do it again very soon. We’ll keep you posted on that.

What we dropped that night or rather most of it. Bit messy by end:
Waves Becomes Wing-This Mortal Coil//Stop And Smell The Roses-Television Personalities//Nightclubbing-Iggy Pop//Being Boiled-The Human League//Back To Nature-Fad Gadget//Tupelo-Nick Cava And The Bad Seeds//No GDM-Gina X Performance//What We All Want-Gang Of Four// 10.15 Saturday Night-The Cure//Launderette-Vivian Goldman//Money (dub)-The Flying Lizards//Bankrobber Dub-The Clash//Death Disco-PIL//We Are All Prostitutes-The Pop Group//Babylon Dub-the Ruts//Turn To Red-Killing Joke//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Nag Nag Nag-Cabaret Voltaire//Disco Rough-Mathematiques Modernes//Softness-Dorothy//Crosseyed And Painless-Talking Heads//Themes For Great Cities-Simple Minds////Totally Wired-The Fall//Satisfaction-Devo/Making Plans For Nigel-XTC//Echo Beach-Martha And the Muffins//I Want-Sept S//Reward-Teardrop Explodes//Papa…-PigBag//So Hungry,So Angry-Medium Medium//Gangsters-The Specials//Can’t be Funky-Bush Tetras//Mind Your Own Business-Delta 5//Come Again-Au Pairs//Happy Birthday-The Birthday Party//Grapevine-The Slits//Shack Up-A Certain Ratio//Planet Claire-B52s//New Kind Of Kick-The Cramps//Arabian Knights-Siouxsie And The Banshees//The Cutter-Echo And The Bunnymen//Digital-Joy Division//Largartija Nick-Bauhaus//1969-Sisters Of Mercy//Shot By Both Sides-Magazine//Lucky Number-Lene Lovich//Whip It-Devo//Memorabilia-Soft Cell//Quiet Life-Japan//Wordy Rhappinghood-Tom Tom Club//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Sound Of The Crowd-Human League//Radio Clash-The Clash//Public Image-PIL//Dream Baby Dream-Suicide

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

Keep it #BeatsnTreats…

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We had a right blast spinning #vinyl at Rough Trade Nottingham on 16th July! Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his crew for having us. Planning to do another Saturday #beatsntreats ‘noon sesh in August ’16.

Vinyl we dropped or kinda thereabouts:

Drops-Ibliss//From The Devil To The Deep Blue Seas-Disco Inferno//Don’t Die Just Yet- David Holmes//Dirge-Death In Vegas//Valley Of Paradise-Psychemagik//You’re God-Ana Rago//Sleighride/Blizzard-Timothy J Fairplay//A Cabbala SKy-Fripp and The Grid// Deep Horst-David Hasert//Green And Gold-Roy Ayers//Magic-General Lee//Outer Space-Atmosfear//Brothers On The Slide-Cymande//Got To Be Right On It-Oneness Of JuJu//Houses In Motion-Talking Heads//Biting Tongues-Meat Mask Seperatist//The Unknown Cases-Marimba Bele//Tunnel Music-Zongamin//Let The Rhythm Pump-Doug Lazy//Everyday-The Avalanches//Casual Friday-Black Leotard Front//Do It Any Way Ya Wanna-Louie Ramirez//Take Me To The Metro-Lindstrom//Space Conqueror-Dogs Of War//Shoot The Pump-J Walter And The Loose Jointz//Wild Luv-Roach Motel//Monkey Star-Arpadys//Disco Computer-Transvolta//The Love-Linus Loves//Dub Me Crazy-Boom Boom Satellite//Universal Everything-Leftfield//Ten Tigers-Bonobo//Diagram (remix)-Beyond The Wizards Sleeve//Disco/Very(edit)-Warpaint//Cosmic Partices-Daniele Baldelli//Take U Down-Padded Cell//Number One(remix)-Playgroup//Divine-Golden Teacher//Blind(dub)-Hercules And Love Affair//I’ve Got A Feeling-Larse//Creation(remix)-Beyond The Wizards Sleeve

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

Image of flyer for Punk Post Disco #3 night

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.