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.

We’ve been back spinnin’ at Rough Trade Nottingham…

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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…

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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…

Post Punk Disco #4 was grand…

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Big shout out to everyone who got well stuck into our ‪Post Punk Disco‬ sesh at Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 14th October. Especially the dancers – you know who you all are.

Nods to big Kyle for the slot and his crew for looking after us too – thanks, folks. Hoping to do it again very soon. We’ll keep you posted on that.

What we dropped that night or rather most of it. Bit messy by end:
Waves Becomes Wing-This Mortal Coil//Stop And Smell The Roses-Television Personalities//Nightclubbing-Iggy Pop//Being Boiled-The Human League//Back To Nature-Fad Gadget//Tupelo-Nick Cava And The Bad Seeds//No GDM-Gina X Performance//What We All Want-Gang Of Four// 10.15 Saturday Night-The Cure//Launderette-Vivian Goldman//Money (dub)-The Flying Lizards//Bankrobber Dub-The Clash//Death Disco-PIL//We Are All Prostitutes-The Pop Group//Babylon Dub-the Ruts//Turn To Red-Killing Joke//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Nag Nag Nag-Cabaret Voltaire//Disco Rough-Mathematiques Modernes//Softness-Dorothy//Crosseyed And Painless-Talking Heads//Themes For Great Cities-Simple Minds////Totally Wired-The Fall//Satisfaction-Devo/Making Plans For Nigel-XTC//Echo Beach-Martha And the Muffins//I Want-Sept S//Reward-Teardrop Explodes//Papa…-PigBag//So Hungry,So Angry-Medium Medium//Gangsters-The Specials//Can’t be Funky-Bush Tetras//Mind Your Own Business-Delta 5//Come Again-Au Pairs//Happy Birthday-The Birthday Party//Grapevine-The Slits//Shack Up-A Certain Ratio//Planet Claire-B52s//New Kind Of Kick-The Cramps//Arabian Knights-Siouxsie And The Banshees//The Cutter-Echo And The Bunnymen//Digital-Joy Division//Largartija Nick-Bauhaus//1969-Sisters Of Mercy//Shot By Both Sides-Magazine//Lucky Number-Lene Lovich//Whip It-Devo//Memorabilia-Soft Cell//Quiet Life-Japan//Wordy Rhappinghood-Tom Tom Club//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Sound Of The Crowd-Human League//Radio Clash-The Clash//Public Image-PIL//Dream Baby Dream-Suicide

Another Post Punk Disco session’s on the way…

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We’re made up to be having our fourth (!) Post Punk Disco session at Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 14th October in the upstairs bar. 
 
Like our other instalments, we’ll be spinning a carefully curated selection of post punk, new wave and some choice connecting nuggets in between. All on black wax. Tunes drop from 7 ’til 11pm. And there should be dancing too. See you then.

Post Punk Disco summer sesh…

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Another big shout out to everyone who got stuck into our ‪#‎PostPunkDisco‬ sesh at Rough Trade Nottingham on Friday 10th June. Nods to big Kyle and his crew too – thanks, folks.

Planning to do it again in October. Not too long to wait. Honestly. We’ll let you about that right here. Vinyl we dropped too:
Venus In Furs-Velvet Underground//Marquee Moon-Television//Private Armies Dub-Vivian Goldman//Off The Beaten Track-African Head Charge//Our Belgian Friends-The Durutti Column//Back To Nature-Fad Gadge//Our Friends, Electric-Tubeway Army//Being Boiled-The Human League//The Model-Kraftwerk//Exotika-Chris And Cosey//Nag Nag Nag-Cabaret Voltaire//Crunch Cake-Isotope//And The Beat Goes On-Casino Music//Totally Wired-The Fall//My Cousin Kim-The Gun Club//Happy Birthday-The Birthday Party//Flowers of Romance-PIL//Testament-UK Decay//Babylon Dub-the Ruts//Turn To Red-Killing Joke//We Are All Prostitutes-The Pop Group//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Regiment-Brian Eno//Slippery People -Talking Heads//Rip it Up-Orange Juice//Satisfaction-Devo//I Found That Essence Rare-Gang Of Four//Mind Your Own Business-Delta 5//Grapevine-The Slits//Can’t be Funky-Bush Tetras//We’re So Cool-Au Pairs//Mirror In The Bathroom-The Beat//Papa…-PigBag//So Hungry,So Angry-Medium Medium//Hong Kong Garden-Siouxsie And The Banshees//New Kind Of Kick-The Cramps//Rock Lobster-The B52’s//Shot By Both Sides-Magazine// Whip It-Devo//She’s Lost Control-Joy Admission//World Destruction-TimeZone/Never Stop-Echo And The Bunnymen//Kick In The Eye-Bauhaus//Adolescent Sex-Japan//Xerox-Adam And The Ants//The Walk-The Cure//Lucky Number-Lena Lovich//Homosapien-Pete Shelley//Party Fears Two-Associates//Sound Of The Crowd-Human League//I Travel-Simple Minds//Mustapha Dance-The Clash//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Public Image-PIL

A cheeky catch up ‘n another Post Punk Disco too..

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Those nice people at Rough Trade Nottingham have invited us back for another Post Punk Disco on Friday 10th June! Expect a canny all-vinyl sesh of Post Punk, New Wave and Leftfield Disco. With dancin’. Get stuck in. Be fab to see you.

And we had a right blast spinning ‪vinyl‬ there on 28th May too. Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his RTN crew for having us. Hoping to do another Saturday Beats ‘n Treats afternoon sesh on 16th July. More info on that coming soon.

Tunes we dropped or thereabouts: Bird’s Lament-Moondog//MPLA DUB-Tappa Zukie//Pick A Dub-Keith Hudson//King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown-Augustus Pablo//Poker Face Dub-Sly And Robbie//Pure Ranking-Horace Andy//The Grunswick Affair-Dennis Bovell//Trainspotting-Primal Scream//Don’t You Know-Jan Hammer Group//Travolta Fever-Luxxury//Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Version)-St Etienne//Black Baby-Kruder And Dorfmeister//Strip Tease In The Stars-Siracusa//Frankfurt Advice-Andrew Weatherall//Signs-Badmarsh And Shri//Eighth From The Egg-Black Milk//Last Bongo In Belgium-Incredible Bongo Band//Rockin’ It-Fearless Four//Funkey Donkey-Bernard “Pretty” Purdie//Needle To The Groove-Mantronix//Funky Axe-Spaghetti Head//Handclapping Song-The Meters//BeatBox-Art Of Noise//Can I Dig It-A Tribe Called Quest//Steppin’ It Up-Analogue/Move You Run-Smith And Mighty//Escape From Ibiza-Earl Zinger//Magic-General Lee//The Music Got Me-Visual//Groove You-Harvey Mason//Salsoul Orchestra-You’re Just The Right Size//Cop Bop-Portable Patrol//Tell Me That I’m Dreaming-Was Nor Was//Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em-Eric B And Rakim// Your Life-Konk//Let’d Boogie-Ray Munnings//Minha Menina-Os Mutantes//Adieu-Ofege//Dancing Time-The Funkees//Anthracite-Cymande//Disco Maniac-Tirogo//Wa’ana fad Leumi-Reuma Abas//Hippie Priest Bum Out-LCD Soundsystem//Moody-ESG//Open Up(dub)-Leftfield//Oxygene-MC Lane Explosion//Sign Of The Times-Prince//Alright(edit)-Jamiroquai//The First Night-Noo

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.