Goodbye To The Guvnor…

Andrew Weatherall

Andrew Weatherall 1963 – 2020

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.

Outta the gate for '20…

Turntable

So it’s finally landed, new decade! Hope you’re holding up...

Been a while so a cheeky hello and nudge towards to a few sessions we’re dropping.

Back at Malt Cross on Saturday 15th February. Big dub, reggae ‘n ska vibes that one.

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…

Post-Xmas Post Punk Disco: one more time…

Post Xmas Post Punk Disco

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…

Jam Cafe’ Takeover sesh impending…

Dex image

Not long ’til our Jam Cafe Takeover sesh on Friday 22nd November! Wee bit excited…

Crackin’ place to spin. Decent beer ‘n nice vibes. With plenty dancing. Facebook blurb here.

Been frisky with mixtapes too. Like buses, init. Here’s one we did for our Malt Cross resi instalment on Saturday 16th November. Like it lots, goes wide too. Enjoy.

DirtyDiscoSoundsystem X UCU Nottingham College Social Shout Out…

Dex at Rough Trade

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.

DirtyDiscoSoundsystem X UCU Nottingham College Social landin’…

Back again. Told ya it wouldn’t be so long.

We’re made up to be hosting a special evening on Monday 14th October upstairs at Rough Trade Nottingham for UCU Nottingham College members currently striking along with their family, friends and supporters.

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,

Hope to see you.

Get more info…
https://www.ucu.org.uk/fefightingback
https://twitter.com/UoNUCU
https://instagram.com/nottinghamcollegeucu

Get involved…
Sign the petition over at https://bit.ly/2mxwzL3

Have a DDS X UCU Notts College Social mixtape too…

DirtyDiscoSoundsystem post incomin’…

DirtyDiscoSoundsystem X The Malt Cross session

Shocking, init! We’ve finally updated this wee website. Awful form but we’re back. Kinda.

Big year. All sorts going on. Four Tet at Ally Pally, Nick Cave in Notts, Pride ’19 and more. Plenty DDS DJ gigs too.

Got us a new monthly residency at The Malt Cross. Proper excited. Always wanted to spin here so big hugs to Luke G and TMC crew. Next sesh is Saturday 21st September, 7 ’til late.

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…

That’s it. See y’all next year. Just kidding’…

We’re back. For a bit.

Lit stage at Bonobo concert

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…

Got some long overdue downtime time coming up but we’ll shoehorn our August Angel resi sesh in before that. We’ll be back there in early September too.  We’re also doing a tight dub ‘n reggae slot at the special Punk It Up Rock Against Racism event on September 15th at Rough Trade Nottingham. Really looking forward to that one. Gonna be special, we reckon.

That’s it. Social’s where we make our real noise day in, day out. More fun too. Join us there for a right old chin wag if you fancy.

‘Til next time…

Spring time vibes incomin’…

Selectadisc celebration day

How do. Time for a periodic post thingy. Been ages.

Several months into 2018, how the devil are y’all? Hope y’all well. Just about recovered from Record Store Day in April. Spun loads of fine wax at Rough Trade Nottingham and The Golden Fleece for that one. Possibly the biggest RSD in Notts tahn yet.

Done other fun bits too like playing at the Broadway for a very special Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds themed night. That first Selectadisc celebration at Ugly Bread Bakery few months back was sound as well. Great vibes.

That time of year so we’ve got sweet DDS things stacking up as spring and summer kicks in. Our usual first Friday night monthly resi at The Angel Microbrewery; a special late May bank holiday boogie ‘n disco sesh at The Golden Fleece; soundtracking this year’s Secret Garden Fair for Sherwood Art Week in June. Notts Pride’s happening in July time too. Hoping to be part of that again. Always a cracking day out in the city.

Proper updates on all that and more over at our social gubbins. Plugged into here too. Sorted. Got more mixtapes up at Evermix and Mixcloud. Dip in, why doncha.

Steamin’ summer, that was…

Pride at Broadway July 2017

What a crackin’ summer of DirtyDiscoSoundsystem gigs!

Shout outs to The Angel Microbrewery, Broadway Cinema, Blackwoods Scouts, Rough Trade Nottingham, Sherwood Arts Week ‘n Stiff Kittens crews. Massive thanks, people – we had a right blast. Big nods to everyone who bopped at our sessions, said hi ‘n requested some tunes (even all the dodgy ones!). Nice one, folks.

Next up’s our usual first Friday each month resi at The Angel Microbrewery on 6th October. Then back again on 3rd November and 1st December. Different vibe each night. Pop along, take in a brew and maybe have a bar space boogie too. Just be grand to see you.

May be a few other things DDS-wise happening as well. We’ll keep you posted on all that.