Nearly summer time, ain’t it?

Massive Attack record cover and turntable

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//

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.

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.

Post Punk Disco: the second instalment…

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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 29th April.

Fab night, people. Hoping to do it all again soon-ish. We’ll keep you posted on that. Before then, come keep us company at RTN on Saturday 28th May for an afternoon of Beats ‘n’ Treats between 3pm and 7pm. Always a nice slot. Hope to see you.

Ok, the juicy Post Punk Disco stuff we dropped on ya or thereabouts:
Nightclubbing-Iggy Pop//Pyscho Killer-Talking Heads//Blank Generation-Richard Hell And The Voidoids//No GDM-Gina X Performance//Cherry-colured Funk-Cocteau Twins//What We All Want-Gang Of Four//Satisfaction-Devo//Totally Wired-The Fall//Lunatics-Fun Boy Three//Back To Nature-Fad Gadget//Underpass-John Foxx//Hot On The Heels Of Love-Throbbing Gristle//FanFanFantatisch-RhineGold//Nag Nag Nag-Cabaret Voltaire//Crunch Cake-Isoptope//Death Disco-PIL//We Are All Prostitutes-The Pop Group//Babylon’s Burning Dub-The Ruts//Turn To Red-Killing Joke//Downing Street Rock-Winston Edwards And Blackbeard//She’s Lost Control-Grace Jones//Coup-23 Skidoo//I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wow//Planet Claire-The B52s//You Got Good Taste-The Cramps//Gone Daddy Gone-Violent Femmes//Birthday Party-The Birthday Party//Upside Down-Jesus And Mary Chain//Grapevine-The Slits//You Make No Sense-ESG//Mind Your Own Business-Delta 5//Can’t Be Funky-Bush Tetras//We’re So Cool-Au Pairs//Contort Yourself-James White//Optimo-Liquid Liquid//Mirror In The Bathroom-The Beat//Papa’s…-PigBag//So Hungry,So Angry-Medium Medium//Shack Up-A Certain Ratio//Transmission-Joy Division//Spellbound-Siouxsie And The Banshees//Adolescent Sex-Japan//Xerox-Adam And The Ants//1969-Sisters Of Mercy//The Cutter-Echo And The Bunnymen//Kick In The Eye-Bauhaus//Baby Turned Blue-Virgin Prunes//Party Fears Two-Associates//Homosapien-Pete Shelley//Lucky Number-Lena Lovich//Memorabilia-Soft Cell//Sound Of The Crowd-Human League//Facist Groove Thang-Heaven 17//The Walk-The Cure//Radio Clash-The Clash//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Atomic-Blondie//Public Image-PIL//Dream Baby Dream-Suicide

That was Post Punk Disco. Have another one…

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Massive big shout out to everyone who got stuck into our PostPunkDisco sesh at Rough Trade Nottingham on 26th February. Fab night, people.

We’re doing it all again on Friday 29th April. Same place. Same time. See you there.

Ok, the juicy stuff we dropped on ya last time or thereabouts:
Off The Beaten Track-African Head Charge//Lunatics…- Fun Boy Three//Surface To Air-Playgroup//Aikea Guinea-Cocteau Twins//Our Belgian Friends-The Durutti Column//Back To Nature-Fad Gadget//Hot On The Heels Of Love-Throbbing Gristle//Warm Leatherette-The Normal//Looking From A Hilltop-Section 25//Nag Nag Nag-Cabaret Voltaire//Happy Birthday-Birthday Party//Death Disco-PIL//Where There’s A Will-The Pop Group//Coup-23 Skidoo//She’s Lost Control-Grace Jones//Ghost Town-The Specials//Slippery People(remix)-Talking Heads//Turn To Red(dub)-Killing Joke//Planet Claire-B52s//You Got Good Taste-The Cramps//Gone Baby Gone-Violent Femmes//Pump It Up-Elvis Costello//Optimo-Liquid Liquid//Grapevine-The Slits//Can’t Be Funky-Bush Tetras//Mind Your Own Business-Delta 5//We’re So Cool-Au Pairs//Papa’s…-PigBag//So Hungry,So Angry-Medium Medium//Shack Up-A Certain Ratio//Wordy Rappinghood(edit)-Tom Tom Club//My Spine Is The Bassline-Shriekback//The Cutter-Echo And The Bunnymen//Spellbound-Siouxsie And The Banshees//We Are So Fragile-Tubeway Army//Adolescent Sex-Japan//Telegram Sam-Bauhaus//1969-Sisters Of Mercy//Digital-Joy Division//Damaged Goods-Gang Of Four//Whip It-Devo//Behind The Wheel(remix)-Depeche Mode//Baby Turned Blue-Virgin Prunes//Homosapien-Pete Shelley//Memorabilia-Soft Cell//Sound Of The Crowd-Human League//I Travel-Simple Minds//The Walk-The Cure//Atomic-Blondie//Radio Clash-The Clash//Once In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Public Image-PIL//Dream Baby Dream-Suicide

Beer Festival fun in the sun…

Image of crowd at Blackwoods Beer Festival Sat. 16th May '15What a fab beer festival that was, and the weather held out too!

Massive shout outs to everyone who got stuck our #BeerFestJamm vibe. Glad you liked the tunes, people. Special nods to all the Blackwoods Scouts crew for letting us soundtrack their very big afternoon. We had a crackin’ time playing for everyone. We’ll be back in 2016. For sure.

Talking of tunes, here’s what we dropped. Big list as we’ve played a marathon set:

Rumble-Link Wray//Bustin’ Surfboards-The Tornadoes//Jessie’s Pearl-Dick Dale//Who Do You Love-Bo Diddley//Boom Boom-John Lee Hooker//Caldonia-BB King//Fever-Little Willie John//Mystery Train-Elvis Presley//Good Golly Miss Molly-Little Richard//Get A Job-The Silhoulettes//Folsom Prison-Johnny Cash//Subterranean Homesick Blues-Bob Dylan//Baby, Please Don’t Go-Them//You Really Got Me-The Kinks//I Can’t Explain-The Who//I’m A Man-Spencer Davis Group//Dirty Water-The Standells//Louie Louie-The Kingsmen//Green Onions-Booker T and The MGs//Night Train-James Brown//Ain’t That Perculiar-Marvin Gaye//Do I Love You-Frank Wilson//Get Ready-Ella Fitzgerald//The Snake-Al Wilson//Memphis Soul Stew-King Curtis//It’s Your Thing-Isley Brothers//Superstition-Stevie Wonder//Jungle Boogie-Kool And The Gang//Nutbush City Limits-Ike & Tina Turner//Me And My Baby Brother-War//To Love Somebody-Nina Simone//Superfly-Curtis Mayfield//Do The Bus Stop-Fatback Band//Sex Machine-James Brown//Rocksteady-Aretha Franklin//Rapper’s Delight-Sugarhill Gang//The Message Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five//Monkey Spanner-Dave & Ansell Collins//Monkey Man-Toots & Maytals//Tighten Up-The Untouchables//Two Sevens Clash-Culture//Get Up, Stand Up-Bob Marley & Wailers//Police And Thieves-Junior Murvin//Way Over (In Dub)-Tappa Zukie//Skinhead Moonstomp-Symarip//Rudy-Dandy//Uptown Top Ranking-Althea & Donna//Egyptian Reggae-Jonathan Richman//Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground//Jolene-Dolly Parton//Tomorrow Never Knows-The Beatles//Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones//Jean Jeanie-David Bowie//Virginia Plain-Roxy Music//Telegram Sam-T-Rex//Saturday Night-Elton John//Jail Break-Thin Lizzy//Cherry Bomb-The Runaways//Twisted Sister-The Kids Are Back//Ace Of Spades-Motorhead//N.I.B.-Black Sabbath//Communication Breakdown-Led Zepplin//Fire-Jimi Hendrix//Highway To Hell-AC\DC//Roxette-Dr Feelgood//Sex & Drugs & Rock ’n Roll-Ian Dury//I Wanna Be Your Dog-The Stooges//Pretty Vacant-Sex Pistols//Hanging On The Telephone-Blondie//Blitzkrieg Bop-The Ramones//What Do I Get-The Buzzcocks//New Rose-The Damned//Babylon’s Burning-The Ruts//Digital-Joy Division//Damaged Goods-Gang Of Four//Public Image-P.I.L.//Turning Japanese-The Vapours//London Calling-The Clash//Nice ’n Sleazy-The Stranglers//Happy House- Siouxsie & Banshees//Planet Claire-B52’s//She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult//Boys Don’t Cry-The Cure//It’s The End Of The World-R.E.M.//Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes//Promised You A Miracle-Simple Minds//The Killing Moon-Echo & The Bunnymen//Living On The Ceiling-Blancmange//One In A Lifetime-Talking Heads//Pump It Up-Elvis Costello//Mirror In The Bathroom-The Beat//Gangsters-The Specials//Start-The Jam//There, There My Dear-Dexys//Reward-Teardrop Explodes//This Charming Man-The Smiths//Fell In Love With A Girl-White Stripes//Dancefloor-Artic Monkeys//Teen Spirit-Nirvana//Supersonic-Oasis//Made Of Stone-Stone Roses//Connected-Stereo MCs//Mysterious Ways-U2//Stereo On-Happy Mondays//Only One I Know-The Charaltans//Common People-Pulp//Firestarter-The Prodigy/Fight For Your Right-Beastie Boys//Lust For Life-Iggy Pop//Rocks-Primal Scream//Another Bites The Dust-Queen//Stuck In The Middle With You-Stealers Wheel//Live And Let Die-Wings//Livin’ Thing-ELO//We Have All The Time In The World-Louis Armstrong