We just couldn’t believe fathom it when we saw the tweet late afternoon on Monday 17th February. Thought it was a wind up. Not the best one either.
We dug in then it hit as the tweets piled in from all over. Not a wind up, Andrew Weatherall had died in the early hours. He was 56 years old. No age.
So much intense love and emotion has been shared throughout this week. Overwhelming. It was beautiful to see so many memories and tales being offered up by so many.
We’ve got our own vivid memories of The Guvnor and his musical legacy. Yep, “Loaded” was the first drop we noticed. When his My Bloody Valentine rework landed then we got hooked.
Followed him hard since then. Backed off around time of Two Lone Swordsmen (too abrasive even for us…) then headed back in early 00s. In the last ten years or so, he was on a massive ride going to all sorts of destinations artistically, musically and thematically. Maybe he knew.
The dubs, remixes and sessions just kept coming. A Love From Outer Space became his church alongside ALFOS partner, Sean Johnston.
Now he’s left us way too soon. No one got near him. No one will ever get near him.
Nearly a week on, we’re still struggling. Had to do something. So we’re collab’g with our big mates at Jam Cafe’ to celebrate his peerless legacy on Saturday 7th March.
Dropping a messy cocktail of his sublime remixes, solo tunes ‘n key connections from 9 ’til late.
Join us as we say goodbye to The Guvnor by raising several glasses and having a dance floor chug or two. Taster of what to expect (or not…) is here.
And one of our favourite Weatherall mixes is just below. Rockabilly vibes drop. Via The Guvnor.
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…
Yep, new decade’s landing very soon. Damn, those years went quick. Too quick, maybe...
We’re still spinnin’ and we’ll be havin’ one last DirtyDiscoSoundsystem takeover bash at Jam Cafe, Notts on Friday 27th December ’19.
Calling it our Post-Xmas Post Punk Disco. Did same in ’18 ‘n it was a massive blast. Expect Leftfield Disco, New Wave and Post Punk stompers. Get y’all outta of that Chrimbo lull. Get a proper taste below.
Not forgetting: big ups if you bopped or tapped your boots to our tunes in 2019. Much obliged.
Don’t forget our new-ish resi at Malt Cross too. Back there on Saturday 18th January and 3rd Saturday every month throughout ’20.
Hopefully see y’all again very soon. Enjoy that future seasonal downtime…
Few other things happening too. Special Dub ‘n Reggae sash at Broadway Cinema on Friday 13th September to accompany their screening of Inna De Yard that night. Tunes get going 7-ish. Teaser mixtape below, too.
Time for another DDS X Jam Cafe Takeover on Friday 27th September. Jam’s always a sweet place to play. Great vibes ‘n proper dancing, 9 ’til very late.
One more: our resi at The Angel Microbrewery’s now come to an end. Big nod to Ben R for having us these last few years. Good times, indeed. We may be back…
How do. Usual lazy git check in. What y’all been up to? Yep, we hear that…
Been a steamin’ few months of all sorts – gigs and DJ slots. Gang Of Four (or their latest versh) at Rock City especially hit nice ‘n hard. That David Byrne gig at Notts Arena gaff was simply amazing (even in that cavern).
Stand out DJ slots include a special 80s electro pop night at Broadway Cinema tied into Soft Cell’s last ever live performance. And a very recent disco sesh at Jam Cafe, which was a hot ‘n saucy one.
We’re heading towards 2019 with a few more sessions before we bunker in for our Chrimbo and New Year hols.
Droppin’ seasonal cuts on Saturday 1st December at Sneinton Market for their big “Christmas On The Avenues” event. We may even spin a few “festive” tunes for that one. Then we’ve our final ’18 resi slot at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 7th December. We may even slink in another cheeky sesh, who knows?
Anyhow, if you nodded your head or bopped to our tunes in 2018, we truly salute you. Nice one. Hopefully see y’all again very soon. Enjoy that future seasonal downtime…
What a bleedin’ year 2017 was, eh!?! Pretty fuk’d up in some ways but fantastic in others.
Some cracking big gigs – LCD Soundsystem at Ally Pally, London. Kraftwerk and Nick Cave, both here right in Notts. All amazing experiences. Not forgetting the mighty Don Letts on rockin’ the ones ‘n twos at Rough Trade too.
Been playing out a few times since we last touched this. Our usual resi at The Angel Microbrewery, Broadway, SoBar and The Lord Roberts to name a few. Pix ‘n blurb are up across our usual social gubbins. You know just where to look.
Gonna be bunkering in for January. Back out spinnin’ for our first resi sesh of 2018 at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 2nd February. We’ll keep dropping sweet nuggets on the first Friday of every month. Grand. Thanks to Ben and Steve for having us back. Obliged.
We’re also made up to be part of a very special Selectadisc celebration on Sunday 11th February. Site of that legendary record emporium is now home to Ugly Bread Bakery. UBB crew have wanted to pay homage to Selectadisc for ages and now it’s happening. There’ll be DJs doing their thing in tight 30 mins’ mini-slots, vinyl ‘n merch for sale and plenty of food ‘n drink. We’ll be spinning post-punk wax from 1.30 ’til 2pm. Join us.
We’ll be DJ’g again at The Lord Roberts sometime in February too. Hoping to make that a regular thing. More info to come, folks.
Don’t forget, you can get a cheeky taste of our sessions at Mixcloud.com. We’re also dropping mixtapes over at Evermix.fm as well.
That’s it. Take it easy. Hope to see ya’s very soon.
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.
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…
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//