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//
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
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…
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.
After a smokin’ afternoon session in November, we finally take on the evening shift at Rough Trade Nottingham for the first time on Friday 26th February. We’ll be spinning a carefully curated selection of new wave and post punk cuts from 7 ’til 11pm. Expect tunes you know and some you won’t. All on black wax. And there may be dancing too. See you there.
Not forgetting the cuts we dropped on Tuesday 29th December at Rough Trade. Proper slow beats vibe. Thanks to everyone who dug the tunes and chatted. Nice one, people:
Paris,Texas-Ry Cooder//To Bring You My Love-PJ Harvey//Polly-Dillard and Clark//Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Theme-Bob Dylan//Thirteen-Johnny Cash/I Can’t Quit You-Willie Dixon//Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix//Baltimore-Nina Simone//Ike’s Mood 1-Issac Hayes//DJ Shadow-Midnight…//Blue Train-John Coltrane//Transfattyacid-Lamb//House of Mirrors-David McCallum//Sand-Lee Hazlewood//So long, Marianne-Leonard Cohen//Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground//Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon-Neil Diamond//Wicked Game-Chris Isaak//Five Years-David Bowie//Mother Of Pearl-Roxy Music//Still Life-The Horrors//England Made Me-Black Box Recorder//Can’t See Through It-Disco Inferno//Durutti Column-For Belgian Friends//Cherry Coloured Funk-Cocteau Twins//Stop And Smell The Roses-Television Personalities//In The Ghetto-Nick Cave//The Girl With X-Ray Eyes (David Holmes mix)-Noel Gallagher//Blade Runner Blues-Vangelis//Love Song-Olivia Newton John//Lord Can You Hear-Spacemen 3//King Heroin-James Brown//Aht Uh Mi Hed-Shuggie Otis//Moments In Love-Art Of Noise//Pictures Of You (dub)-The Cure//Playgroup-Surface To Air//Sugar Man-Rodrigez//Waves Become Wings-This Mortal Coil//Man In The Moon-Grinderman//Love Will Set You Free-Carrie Cleveland//Dirt-The Stooges//Original-Leftfield//Sputnik-Public Service Broadcasting//We Disappear-Jon Hopkins//Towers-Bonobo//Teardrop-Massive Attack//Great Release-LCD Soundsystem//Just Like Honey-Jesus And Mary Chain//Badlands-Primal Scream
We had a cracking’ time dropping funk ’n soul during our #BeatsnTreats sash at Rough Trade Nottingham last week. We’ll be back on Saturday 28th November. Hope to see ya’s then. Gonna be a right mixed band of wildcard tunes between 3 and 7pm.
And here’s what we dropped. Well, most of it…
Ike’s Mood 1-Isaac Hayes//Reflections-Bill Conti//Whole Lotta Love-Ike And Tina Turner//Strange Games And Things//Papa…-The Temptations//Inner City Blues-James Last//For The Love Of Money-The Philly Armada Orchestra//Woman Of The Ghetto-Marlena Shaw//Get Me Back…-Wilson Pickett//We’re Doing It-Eddie Bo//Do Your Thing-Charles Wright//Pass The Peas-JBs//Unhooked Generation-Freda Payne//The Payback-James Brown//The Vulture-Labi Siffre//Many Of Many Words-Buddy Guy//Get Out Of My Life Woman-Lee Dorsey//I Bet Ya-Funkadelic//Cissy Strut-The Meters//The Revolution…Gil Scott Heron//I Like To Do It-People’s Choice//Machine Gun-Commodores//My Love Is Your Love-Isley Brothers//Maggie’s Farm-Solomon Burke//Memphis Soul Stew-King Curtis//Time Is Tight-Booker T//I Can Hear You Calling-Three Dog Night//I Want To Celebrate-Rare Earth//Am I The Same Girl-Barbara Acklin//Nobody-Hodges, James, Smith and Crawford//Baby, I love You-Aretha Franklin//Rocksteady-The Marvels//Spinning Wheel-Horace Faith//Melting Pot-Underground Vegetables//Me And My Baby Brother-WAR//Pusherman-Curtis Mayfield//Higher ground-Stevie Wonder//Bongo Rock ’73-Incredible Bongo Band//Thank You…-Sly And The Family Stone//Across 110th Street-Bobby Womack//Gimme Shelter-Merry Clayton//Rocks In My Head-The 8th Day//Keep On Bumping-The Last Word//Last Night Changed It All-Esther Williams//Funky Stuff-Kool And The Gang//Brothers…Willie Hutch//Shake Yir Rump…-The Bar-Kays//Chocolate Chip-Issac Hayes//I Hear Music…-Unlimited Touch//You And I-Rick James//Love Is The Message-TSOP//Love Vibration-Joe Simon//It’s Only Love…-Barry White//Let’s Get It On-Marvin Gaye//Let’s Stay Together-Al Green