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.

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DirtyDiscoSoundsystem goes post-punk. Again.

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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

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#BeatsnTreats sesh at Rough Trade Nottingham incomin’…

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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

DirtyDiscoJamm To Beats ‘n Treats…

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Crackin’ night. Big shout out to everyone who bopped ’n boozed with us at The Lord Roberts. Good to see you. Even bigger hugs to our DirtyDiscoJamm hardcore who just keep coming back for more. Appreciate your support, people. Honestly.

What now? The Lord Roberts as we know it shuts on 30th September. Many thanks to Shaun and his pub crew for looking after us this last six months. We’ll try to find a new home for our DirtyDiscoSoundsystem parties so hopefully we’ll be back spinning early 2016.

Don’t forget – we’ve got a Saturday afternoon black wax residency thing happening at Rough Trade Nottingham. Our next sesh’s on 24th October then 28th November. Always fun spinning vinyl. Pop in to say hello, why doncha.

Of course. Cuts we dropped on y’all. Loads of big Jamm party fav’s in here:

Night Fever-Bee Gees (Luxury edit)//The Right Stuff-Noel Gallagher (Psychemagik edit)//Papa…-Temptations//Strange Games And Funky Things-Love Unlimited Orchestra//Love The Way You Love Me-Marti Caine//It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing-Barry White//Pay The Price-Stevo//Good Love-Issac Hayes//Sunday Morning People-Honey Cone//I Wanna Be With You-Doc Severinsen//Superstition-Stevie Wonder//The Vulture-Labi Siffre//A Case Of Too Much Love-Gloria Scott//Nothing But A Heartache-The Flirtations//I Gotcha-Joe Tex//Express Yourself-Charles Wright//Stone To The Bone-James Brown//Last Night Changed It All-Esther Williams//Its Great To Be Here-The Jackson 5//Disco Queen-Hot Chocolate//Do The Bus Stop-Fatback Band//Winner Takes All-Isley Brothers//I’ll Never Forget-Dexter Wansell//Shake Your Booty-KC And The Sunshine Band//You Should Be Dancing-Bee Gees//Let’s Go Around Again-Average White Band//Boogie Wonderland-Early, Wind And Wind//Gimme..-Abba//Alright-Jamiroquai//Heart Of Glass-Blondie//Grapevine Boogie-Leftside Wobble//Step It Up-Stereo MCs//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Too Blind to See-Kym Sims//Situation-Yazoo//This Is Radio Clash-The Clash//Love Can’t Turn Around-Farley Jackmaster Funk//Do You Wanna Funk-Sylvester//For What You Dream Of-Bedrock//24 Hour Party People-Happy Mondays//Rocks-Primal Scream//I Got A Feeling-Larse//Get Lucky-Daft Punk//Uptown Dinosaur-Was Not Was X Mark Ronson//Stuck In The Middle…-Stealers Wheel//Pull Up To The Bumper-Grace Jones//Back To Life-Soul2Soul//Loaded (Terry Farley edit)-Primal Scream

Big news on next our #DirtyDiscoJamm party…

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Sad news but we knew it was coming. The Lord Roberts Pub will be shutting its doors on 30th September for what could be a long time. Current manager Shaun and his crew will be leaving for good then too.

A new owner will take control eventually but the boozer’s friendly and open-minded vibe will be gone when the doors shut that last time. This is down to the pub’s landlord. Shaun’s tried to work something out to keep The Lord Roberts running as it is now but they refused.

We’ll soon be looking for a new home for our parties. But we’re still having our early autumn #DirtyDiscoJamm party downstairs on The Lord Roberts’ final weekend. But we want it to be a night to remember so we won’t be charging you to get in. Cost ya’s zip so more cash for tipples. May chuck in some balloons too.

We really hope you can join us on Saturday 26th September for a boogie in the “disco” basement to help celebrate Shaun and his crew’s last few days plus say a sad goodbye too.

Dave/Sam XXX

So we’ve started a record listening club…

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Bit impulsive we know but we’ve set up a record listening club with our mate, Chris, and will be spinning Massive Attack’s “Blue Lines” on our first night plus cuts taking in the Bristol scene and much more. Connections, influences and fab stuff we think will keep the NottsVinylSocial vibe going. 

We’ll be upstairs at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road. 8pm ’til late-ish. £2 door tax. Should be fun. Get the lowdown herefacebook.com/nottsvinylsocial and twitter.com/nottsocialvinyl.

Sorry – our #PrideJamm after-party on Saturday 25th July has been cancelled…

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We’re truly gutted to say this but our #‎PrideJamm after-party at The Lord Roberts on Saturday 25th July has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns on punter numbers from Nottingham City Council licensing people. Nice of them.

They’ve instructed Shaun and his pub crew to rigidly cap people numbers during their day long Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations. And they’ve killed our after-party DJ slot too. We’ve tried to address all their concerns but they’re just not budging.

So what does this now mean? The Lord Roberts is still a fab place to celebrate Notts Pride on Saturday but we won’t be spinning tunes to give it a celebratory disco party vibe.
We’re trying to sort a post-Pride party there in the near future to make up for it. We’ll keep you posted on that one.

Before then, do have a bleedin’ good time on Saturday if you’re joining in the Notts Pride fun. And don’t forget to say hello if you see us having a few cheeky beers at The Lord Roberts that night…

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

Time for another #SaturdayJamm, people…

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We’re finally popping our Rough Trade DJ slot cherry in their upstairs cafe at their gaff along Broad Street from 3pm ’til 7pm on Sat. 30th May.

Vinyl-only set pulling in all sorts of fine nuggets. Cafe’s a nice chilled space and kiddies are very welcome too. Been ages since we played out with some black wax so we’re well up for it.

Hoping it’ll be the first of a few slots over the coming months.

Be fab to see you if you’re in town that day.

#DirtyDiscoJamm party on 27th June heads up…

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Whoops! Took a bit longer than we wanted but we’ve bagged our next #DirtyDiscoJamm party night.

Happy to say we’ll be back spinning choice cuts on Saturday 27th June downstairs at The Lord Roberts, Broad Street, NG1. Usual time – 8.30pm ’till late-ish. Door tax is just £2.50. Bargain. Proper. We may even chuck in a few balloons.

Yep, we know it’s Glasto weekend. But we wanna dance, people. Not watch the telly. See ya’s there.