With the country about to enter national lockdown #2, we thought it time to put digital pen to paper…
Things are proper fuk’d. No question. We’re lucky that our loved ones are healthy and we’re (still) working. But we know that’s not the same for many other folks.
Notts tahn nightlife that we’re just loved being part of is in a real bad place. Those independent spaces that we adore like Broadway, JamCafe and Malt Cross are doing their best to react to a situation that’s changing day by day. But it’s a never ending struggle for them and so many others.
If you take one thing from this, please dig deep (if you can) and spend some cash in our peerless indie bars, restaurants and shops.
Try make it a thing to help keep these essential places and spaces alive. We’ve gotta hold onto what makes Notts tahn so damn precious and other cities always green-eyed (hello, Lesta…).
Here’s one on our doorsteps, too. Grace Before Jones at our own Nottingham Contemporary. Really worth popping’ out for. Drills into her many incarnations with a big nod to the disco queen era. We loved it and it’s in Notts tahn. Don’t sleep on it.
Oh, yeah, We’re still spinning lots at DDS HQ. Plenty of juicy DDS Mixcloud action happening these days. Dip into our pick ‘n mix list below.
Now that got very emotional but we kinda expected that…
It was beautiful to see many folks at our Goodbye To The Guvnor, Andrew Weatherall celebration at JamCafe, Notts on Saturday 7th March.
Big DDS nods to everyone who boozed, bopped ‘n bunged cash in the pots for Notts Samaritans. Nice to see some bods reppin’ Sherwood too.
Extra special hugs to Bradley Jam ‘n his lovely crew for letting us have their sweet space ‘n keeping The Guvnor juice flowing all night.
And some of The Guvnor’s tunes we dropped (but not all) for those nice peeps who asked and didn’t know. Bless:
Ghosts Again Andrew Weatherall
Dark Heart (Sabres mix) Bomb The Bass
Open Up (AW mix) Leftfield
Trainspotting Primal Scream
A Huge Pulsating Brain… (AW mix) The Orb
Flotation (AW mix) The Grid
Out The Window (AW mix) Confidence Man
In The Heat Of The Moment (AW mix) Noel Gallagher
Separate From The Arc (AW mix) Solar Bears
Wilmot (Red) Sabres Of Paradise
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (AW Mix) St Etienne
Hallujah (AW mix) Happy Mondays
Raise… Bocca Juniors
Come Home (AW mix) James
Soon (AW mix) My Bloody Valentine
Weekender (AW mix) Flowered Up
The World According… (AW mix) Sly And Lovechild
Come Together Primal Scream
Loaded (Dub) Primal Scream.
Since then, life’s taken a right ‘ol diversion. Not gonna ramble on about (enough noise out there…) but maybe – just maybe – The Guvnor knew. Thinking “Fuck this, I’m off to that ALFOS party in the sky’. Who knows?
We’re lined up to spin at Malt Cross on Saturday 21st March, Disco ‘n edits sesh. Still on as we write this. Checking in with our friends there regularly to get a line.
Obviously, bigger things are getting kiboshed all over. Makes sense as this situation gets more serious.
We’ve put our disco ball back in the box for a few months. Far more important stuff at play now. The party can happen another time…
‘Til then please stay healthy ‘n safe, people. Look out for each other too.
And if ya need tunes to keep goin’, jump in below. Working for us. Some of the time…
Our big mates at Jam Cafe has got us doing another noisy Post Punk Disco session on Saturday 29th February. Usual filthy yet sublime mix of Alt Disco, New Wave ‘n Post Punk. Dancing’ time, people. Proper.
Hoping ’20’s gonna be good one. Few nice things stacking up Nick Cave in Brum; SquarePusher coming to Notts; and DDS fam heading off to We Out Here festie.
We’re still bunging out mixtapes now ‘n then. New one’s below. Electronica trip for head ‘n feet. Play loud…
Big DDS X UCU Notts College social on Monday 14th October! Thanks to everyone who got stuck in. Nice one. Thanks to the performers ‘n speakers too.
Hugs to Kyle ‘n RTN crew for letting us use their ace upstairs space. And a very special thanks to Sam (Mrs DDS!) for all her hard graft to help set up this special night. Couldn’t have done it with her.
Other stuff stacking up, Our new-ish resi at Malt Cross, Notts – 3rd Saturday every month. Next one’s on 16th November. Come, why doncha.
Time for another DDS X Jam Cafe Takeover sesh too on Friday 22nd November. Jam’s always a sweet place to play. Great vibes ‘n proper dancing. 9 ’til very late, folks. See ya there.
Oh, yeah, have this mixtape too. All-wax disco 45s drop. Bit of snap, crackle ‘n pop on em. Lovely.