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.
What a bleedin’ year 2017 was, eh!?! Pretty fuk’d up in some ways but fantastic in others.
Some cracking big gigs – LCD Soundsystem at Ally Pally, London. Kraftwerk and Nick Cave, both here right in Notts. All amazing experiences. Not forgetting the mighty Don Letts on rockin’ the ones ‘n twos at Rough Trade too.
Been playing out a few times since we last touched this. Our usual resi at The Angel Microbrewery, Broadway, SoBar and The Lord Roberts to name a few. Pix ‘n blurb are up across our usual social gubbins. You know just where to look.
Gonna be bunkering in for January. Back out spinnin’ for our first resi sesh of 2018 at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 2nd February. We’ll keep dropping sweet nuggets on the first Friday of every month. Grand. Thanks to Ben and Steve for having us back. Obliged.
We’re also made up to be part of a very special Selectadisc celebration on Sunday 11th February. Site of that legendary record emporium is now home to Ugly Bread Bakery. UBB crew have wanted to pay homage to Selectadisc for ages and now it’s happening. There’ll be DJs doing their thing in tight 30 mins’ mini-slots, vinyl ‘n merch for sale and plenty of food ‘n drink. We’ll be spinning post-punk wax from 1.30 ’til 2pm. Join us.
We’ll be DJ’g again at The Lord Roberts sometime in February too. Hoping to make that a regular thing. More info to come, folks.
Don’t forget, you can get a cheeky taste of our sessions at Mixcloud.com. We’re also dropping mixtapes over at Evermix.fm as well.
That’s it. Take it easy. Hope to see ya’s very soon.
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