Thought we bung down some lines. Must tighten up that slack.
What we been up to? All sorts for sure. DJ gigs at various places including our usual resi at The Angel Microbrewery, some great sessions at Broadway Cinema, The Golden Fleece and others besides.
Recent standouts were a massive Notts Pride ’18 in July (3 slots that day!) and two fundraising sessions in June for Framework – The Get Down with NG83 crew and The Big Spin arranged by Synthetic Pro Audio fellas. Fantastic to be part of all those special bashes.
Also been to some crackin’ gigs in the last few months. Bonobo at Ally Pally, London and A Certain Ratio at Hare and Hounds, Brum. Yep, A Certain Ratio. Both were amazing for very different reasons. Still buzzin’ from those…
Got some long overdue downtime time coming up but we’ll shoehorn our August Angel resi sesh in before that. We’ll be back there in early September too. We’re also doing a tight dub ‘n reggae slot at the special Punk It Up Rock Against Racism event on September 15th at Rough Trade Nottingham. Really looking forward to that one. Gonna be special, we reckon.
That’s it. Social’s where we make our real noise day in, day out. More fun too. Join us there for a right oldvchin wag if you fancy.
‘Til next time…
How do. Time for a periodic post thingy. Been ages.
Several months into 2018, how the devil are y’all? Hope y’all well. Just about recovered from Record Store Day in April. Spun loads of fine wax at Rough Trade Nottingham and The Golden Fleece for that one. Possibly the biggest RSD in Notts tahn yet.
Done other fun bits too like playing at the Broadway for a very special Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds themed night. That first Selectadisc celebration at Ugly Bread Bakery few months back was sound as well. Great vibes.
That time of year so we’ve got sweet DDS things stacking up as spring and summer kicks in. Our usual first Friday night monthly resi at The Angel Microbrewery; a special late May bank holiday boogie ‘n disco sesh at The Golden Fleece; soundtracking this year’s Secret Garden Fair for Sherwood Art Week in June. Notts Pride’s happening in July time too. Hoping to be part of that again. Always a cracking day out in the city.
Proper updates on all that and more over at our social gubbins. Plugged into here too. Sorted. Got more mixtapes up at Evermix and Mixcloud. Dip in, why doncha.
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
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.
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 here, facebook.com/nottsvinylsocial and twitter.com/nottsocialvinyl.
We had another crackin’ time spinning black wax at Rough Trade Nottingham, Saturday 11th July.
Shout out to everyone who supported our#SaturdayJamm sesh by popping by. Big nod to all the nice new people we met too. And hugs to Kyle and RTN crew for having us. Hoping to do it all again soon.
Here’s what we dropped too. Nice: Colder-One Night In Tokyo//Death In Vegas-Dirge//If They Move, Kill ‘Em-Primal Scream//David Holmes-My Mate Paul//The All Seeing I-Beat Goes On//Bomb The Bass-Bug Powder Dust (K+D mix)//Beck-Where’s It At//Gorillaz-Clint Eastwood//Colourbox-Baby, I love You So//Tapa Zukie-MPLA Dub/Culture-Two Sevens Clash//Soul Messengers-Do It//The Congoes-Fisherman//Sabres Of Paradise-Wilmott//The Crystalites-Moses//Beyonce-Crazy In Kingston//I Want Your Love-Norma White and Brentfoed Disco Set//The Upsetters-Cloak And Dagger//Willie Williams-Armagideon Time//The Free Association-Wooden Heart//Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-Lovin’ Machine//The Clash-Return To Brixton (mix)//Stereo MCs-Lost In Music//Eric B And Rakim-I Know You Got Soul//Been Caught Stealin’-Jane’s Addiction//Pigbag-Papa’s Got…//MARRS-Pump Up The Volume//Chicago-I’m A Man/Nina Simone-See Line Woman//Jamiroquai-Alright (Edit)//Positive Force-We Got The Funk//James Brown- Rapp Payback//Mike Doran And The Cimarons-Penguin Funk//The Ballistic Brothers-Peckings//Scotty-Draw Your Brakes//Marica Griffiths-Dreamland//The Aquarians-Medusa Parts 1+2//Playgroup-Surface To Air//Grace Jones-Private Life//Cut Copy-Sun God (Weatherall mix)//Bonobo-Flashlight//Fripp+The Grid-A Cabala Sky//The Warriors Theme-Barry De Verzon//John Carpenter+Alan Howarth-The Duke Arrives//Fujiya+Miyagi-Ankle Injuries//Primal Scream-Uptown (Weatherall mix)//Suicide-Dream, Baby Dream