Nearly summer time, ain’t it?

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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…

We’re on a wee roll…

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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.

Ayup – been a while ain’t it…

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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.

Frisky Mixed Crate Disco…

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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

Mixed Crate Disco comin’ at cha…

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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…

That’s another Beats ‘n Treats sesh bagged…

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We had a real blast spinning vinyl at Rough Trade Nottingham on 3rd September.

Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his crew for having us. Hoping to do another Saturday afternoon very soon.

Wax we dropped that day. Well, most of it:

Sly (dub)-Massive Attack//7 Seconds (dub)-Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry//Channel One Suite-Cinematic Orchestra//Focus-Automato//Loser-Beck//Inner Meet Me-Beta Band//In The Beginning…-The Slits//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Downing Street Rock-Winston Edwards And Blackbeard//Bad Things-Session In Session//Rat Race-The Specials//Let’s Push Things Forward-The Streets//Get A Move On-Mr Scruff//Better Must Come-Delroy Wilson//Waterhouse Rock-Big Youth//Pick Up The Pieces-ABBB//Grupo…-Anabacoa//Everybody Get Down-Deepstate II//Pulse-Hextastic//Soon (Weatherall mix)-My Bloody Valentine//The Message (mix)-Grandmaster Flash//Wilmot-Sabres Of Paradise//Frankie Sinatra-The Avalanches//Viva Disco-Tunde Mabadu//Masimbaele 89 (Sherwood mix)-The Unknown Cases//Television-Disposable Heroes//Super Bad-Jabba//No Omega-Eric B And Rakim//Rap Payback II-James Brown//I’m The One-Material//Get On Down-King Sporty//Money (dub)-The Flying Lizards//Running Irie-Joe Gibbs//Electric Boogie (dub)-Marcia Griffiths//Truth Don Die-Femi Kuti//Disco Maniac-Tirogo//I’m An Indian (mix)-Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band//The Groove Machine-Hamilton Bohannon//Clean Your Bean No’1-Dinosaur L//The World According To-Sly And Lovechild

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.

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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That’s our first NottsVinylSocial night bagged…

 

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Still buzzin’ from from our debut NottsVinylSocial night sesh. Big hugs to everyone who came out and helped make it a fab night.

Planning our next one for mid- November time. More info on that coming soon. And here’s the black wax that Chris and me dropped on Friday 11th September upstairs at the Lincolnshire Poacher…

Dave: 
Terry Callier-Candyman//Barry White-It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing//Issac Hayes-Juicy Fruit//James Brown-The Payback//Grandmaster Flash-Wheels Of Steel//The Fresh Band-Lover Come Back//Thelma Houston-You Used To Hold Me So Tight//Man Parrish-Hip Hop Be Bop//The Clash-Radio Clash//Tricky-Black Steel//PIL-Public Image//The Cure-The Walk//Lamb-Gorecki//Portishead-Glory Box//Issac Hayes-Ike’s Mood 1//Strange Games And Funky Things-Love Unlimited Orchestra//Scotty-Draw Your Brakes//Barrington Levy-Here I Come//Horace Andy-Music Dub//The Lunatics-Fun Boy Three//The Crystalites-Moses//Neneh Cherry-Buffalo Stance//Leftfield-Inspection Check One//Bonobo-Towers/Massive Attack-Protection

Blue Lines – Safe From Harm//One Love//Blue Lines//Be Thankful For What You Got//Five Man Army//Unfinished Sympathy//Daydreaming//Lately//Hymn Of The Big Wheel

Chris:
Culture-Capture Rasta//TV On The Radio-Halfway Home//Cocteau Twins-Heaven Or Las Vegas//Smith And Mighty-Anyone// Barrington Levy-Money Moves//Billy Cobham-Stratus//Johnny Guitar Watson-Tarzan//Tenor Saw-Ring The Alarm//Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket//Horace Andy-Till//The Slits-Man Next Door

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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