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…

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

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.

Now that was a right #SaturdayJamm…

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We had an ace time spinning black wax at RoughTrade, Nottingham on Saturday 30th May.

Special shout out to everyone who supported our #SaturdayJamm sesh by popping by. Big nod to all the nice new people we met too. Good on ya. Hoping to do it all again very soon.

For now, here’s the juice what we dropped:

David McCallum-House Of Mirrors//The Eagles-California Eagles(Luxury edit)//Ned Doheny-Get It Up For Love//Psychonauts-Circles//Talking Heads-Slippery People (remix)//The Love-Linus Loves//Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford-Nobody//Bo Diddley-Elephant Man//Jimmy Castor Bunch-Troglodyte//The JBs-Pass The Peas//Reuma Abas-Wa’ana Fad Leumi (edit)//The Avalanches-Since I Left You//Chic’-Chic’ Cheer//Jay Dee-Strange Games And Funky Things//Salsoul Orchestra-Take Some Time Out For Love//Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove//Jimmy Spicer-Super Rhymes//Young Generation-We Rap More Mellow//Ian Dury-Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)//Man Parrish-Hip Hop Be Bop//Malcolm McClaren And The Supreme Team-Buffalo Gals//Beastie Boys-She’s Crafty//Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five-The Message (edit)//Harry J Allstars-Liquidator (remix)//The Pioneers-Long Shot Kick de Bucket//Leftfield-Open Up (dub)//Thievery Corporation-It Takes A Thief//William Onyeabor-Body And Soul (Scientist mix)//The Clash-Magnificent Dance//Gang Do Tagarela-Melo Da Tagarela//Deee-Lite-What Is Love (remix)//Ragtyme-Fix It Man//New York City Peach Boys-Don’t Make Me Wait//Raw Silk-Do It To The Music//Donald Byrd-Love Has Come Around//Banbarra-Shack Up//Boiling Point-Let’s Get Funkified//Fantastic Four-B.Y.O.F.//Jesie G-That’s Hot//Cameo-It’s Serious//Sweet Daddy Floyd-I Just Can’t Help Myself//Salsoul Orchestra-You’re Just The Right Size (dub)//Joe Simon-Love Vibration//Barry White-It’s Only Love Doing It’s Thing

Beer Festival fun in the sun…

Image of crowd at Blackwoods Beer Festival Sat. 16th May '15What a fab beer festival that was, and the weather held out too!

Massive shout outs to everyone who got stuck our #BeerFestJamm vibe. Glad you liked the tunes, people. Special nods to all the Blackwoods Scouts crew for letting us soundtrack their very big afternoon. We had a crackin’ time playing for everyone. We’ll be back in 2016. For sure.

Talking of tunes, here’s what we dropped. Big list as we’ve played a marathon set:

Rumble-Link Wray//Bustin’ Surfboards-The Tornadoes//Jessie’s Pearl-Dick Dale//Who Do You Love-Bo Diddley//Boom Boom-John Lee Hooker//Caldonia-BB King//Fever-Little Willie John//Mystery Train-Elvis Presley//Good Golly Miss Molly-Little Richard//Get A Job-The Silhoulettes//Folsom Prison-Johnny Cash//Subterranean Homesick Blues-Bob Dylan//Baby, Please Don’t Go-Them//You Really Got Me-The Kinks//I Can’t Explain-The Who//I’m A Man-Spencer Davis Group//Dirty Water-The Standells//Louie Louie-The Kingsmen//Green Onions-Booker T and The MGs//Night Train-James Brown//Ain’t That Perculiar-Marvin Gaye//Do I Love You-Frank Wilson//Get Ready-Ella Fitzgerald//The Snake-Al Wilson//Memphis Soul Stew-King Curtis//It’s Your Thing-Isley Brothers//Superstition-Stevie Wonder//Jungle Boogie-Kool And The Gang//Nutbush City Limits-Ike & Tina Turner//Me And My Baby Brother-War//To Love Somebody-Nina Simone//Superfly-Curtis Mayfield//Do The Bus Stop-Fatback Band//Sex Machine-James Brown//Rocksteady-Aretha Franklin//Rapper’s Delight-Sugarhill Gang//The Message Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five//Monkey Spanner-Dave & Ansell Collins//Monkey Man-Toots & Maytals//Tighten Up-The Untouchables//Two Sevens Clash-Culture//Get Up, Stand Up-Bob Marley & Wailers//Police And Thieves-Junior Murvin//Way Over (In Dub)-Tappa Zukie//Skinhead Moonstomp-Symarip//Rudy-Dandy//Uptown Top Ranking-Althea & Donna//Egyptian Reggae-Jonathan Richman//Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground//Jolene-Dolly Parton//Tomorrow Never Knows-The Beatles//Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones//Jean Jeanie-David Bowie//Virginia Plain-Roxy Music//Telegram Sam-T-Rex//Saturday Night-Elton John//Jail Break-Thin Lizzy//Cherry Bomb-The Runaways//Twisted Sister-The Kids Are Back//Ace Of Spades-Motorhead//N.I.B.-Black Sabbath//Communication Breakdown-Led Zepplin//Fire-Jimi Hendrix//Highway To Hell-AC\DC//Roxette-Dr Feelgood//Sex & Drugs & Rock ’n Roll-Ian Dury//I Wanna Be Your Dog-The Stooges//Pretty Vacant-Sex Pistols//Hanging On The Telephone-Blondie//Blitzkrieg Bop-The Ramones//What Do I Get-The Buzzcocks//New Rose-The Damned//Babylon’s Burning-The Ruts//Digital-Joy Division//Damaged Goods-Gang Of Four//Public Image-P.I.L.//Turning Japanese-The Vapours//London Calling-The Clash//Nice ’n Sleazy-The Stranglers//Happy House- Siouxsie & Banshees//Planet Claire-B52’s//She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult//Boys Don’t Cry-The Cure//It’s The End Of The World-R.E.M.//Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes//Promised You A Miracle-Simple Minds//The Killing Moon-Echo & The Bunnymen//Living On The Ceiling-Blancmange//One In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Pump It Up-Elvis Costello//Mirror In The Bathroom-The Beat//Gangsters-The Specials//Start-The Jam//There, There My Dear-Dexys//Reward-Teardrop Explodes//This Charming Man-The Smiths//Fell In Love With A Girl-White Stripes//Dancefloor-Artic Monkeys//Teen Spirit-Nirvana//Supersonic-Oasis//Made Of Stone-Stone Roses//Connected-Stereo MCs//Mysterious Ways-U2//Stereo On-Happy Mondays//Only One I Know-The Charaltans//Common People-Pulp//Firestarter-The Prodigy/Fight For Your Right-Beastie Boys//Lust For Life-Iggy Pop//Rocks-Primal Scream//Another Bites The Dust-Queen//Stuck In The Middle With You-Stealers Wheel//Live And Let Die-Wings//Livin’ Thing-ELO//We Have All The Time In The World-Louis Armstrong

Beer Fest Jamm on Saturday 16th May ’15…


Image of flyer for Blackwoods Beer Fest on 16th May

Made up to say we’ll be spinning tunes to soundtrack an afternoon of supping craft beers, ciders and wines at Blackwoods Scouts Group Annual Beer Festival on Saturday 16th May ’15.

We’ll be dropping a massive selection of songs between 2pm and 7pm. Expect all sorts and a few surprises too.

The beer fest goes on until late that evening so hang around to watch the sunset and the evening’s entertainment.

It’ll cost you just £3 to walk in and that gets you a free glass to sip your ale from too. Bargain. All profits from the event go towards funding Blackwoods’ activities over the next year.

Hope it’s sunny, people!