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.
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…
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.
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…
We had a right blast spinning vinyl at Rough Trade Nottingham on Saturday 11th March! Been a while.
Nods to everyone who popped in and said hello. Hugs to Kyle and his crew for having us.
Hoping to do it soon. Maybe see ya there on Record Store Day ’17 on Saturday 22nd April.
A wee taste of what we spun:
Utopia And Visions-Don Cherry//We’ve Live In Brooklyn-Roy Ayers//Moon Germs-Billy Cobham//Brothers-Willie Hutch//Trip To Your Heart- Sly And The Family Stone//Kafty Eple-The Outlaws//It’s Yours-T La Rock//Candyman-Cornershop//Far East-Wookie//Kunta Kinte Dub-Singers And Players//Ghost Town-The Specials//Baby-ColourBox//Smouche-Dennis Bovell//Ring My Bell-Blood Sisters//Face A La Mer-Les Negresses//Nam Myho Renge Kyd-Tee Mac//I Hear Music In The Streets-Unlimited Touch//Love And Happiness-Monsour Sallama//Truth Don Die-Femi Kuti//Thousand Fingered Man-Candido//The Duke Arrives-John Carpenter And Alan Howarth//Magnificent Dance-The Clash//Caught Up-Metro Area//C’Mon C’Mon-Playgroup//Enjoy The Silence-Depeche Mode//Let’s Get Brutal-Nitro Deluxe//Divine-Golden Teacher//The First Night-Moo//Is It All Over My Face-Loose Joints//
Frisky Mixed Crate Disco sesh at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 3rd March.
Thanks to everyone who bopped, hung out and said hello. We had a blast, people.
Big nods to Ben ’n Steve for the slot and and their crew for looking after us all night. We’re back on Friday 7th April, folks. Twisted Disco vibe that night. Maybe see you then…
A wee flavour of what we dropped:
Hangin’In Outer Space-Tony Wilson//You’ve Made Me-Lou Rawls//Tom Cat-Muddy Waters//Just Kissed My Baby-The Meters//Nobody-Hodges, James Smith And Crawford//I’m Just Like You-6IX//Walk On By-Smith And Mighty//Brothers-Willie Hutch//Straight Outta The Jungle-Jungle Brothers//I Wish-Skeelo//Lost In Music-Stereo MCs//We’ve Got The Funk-Positive Force//Here I Come-Barrington Levy//Stop Your Breaks-Scott//Good Ting Going-Sugar Minott//Do It-Soul Messengers//Going Down Slowly-Pointer Sisters//A Lover’s Holiday-Change//Gangster Boogie-Chicago Gangsters//Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger-Indian Ropeman//I’m A Man-Chicago//Raw Power-The Stooges//Editions Of You-Roxy Music//Shot By Both Sides-Magazine//Come Together-Primal Scream//Open Up-Leftfield//Devotion-Ten City
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.
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
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
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