What a crackin’ summer of DirtyDiscoSoundsystem gigs!
Shout outs to The Angel Microbrewery, Broadway Cinema, Blackwoods Scouts, Rough Trade Nottingham, Sherwood Arts Week ‘n Stiff Kittens crews. Massive thanks, people – we had a right blast. Big nods to everyone who bopped at our sessions, said hi ‘n requested some tunes (even all the dodgy ones!). Nice one, folks.
Next up’s our usual first Friday each month resi at The Angel Microbrewery on 6th October. Then back again on 3rd November and 1st December. Different vibe each night. Pop along, take in a brew and maybe have a bar space boogie too. Just be grand to see you.
May be a few other things DDS-wise happening as well. We’ll keep you posted on all that.
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.
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//
Been ages, people! What y’all been up to?
Bit slack updating our little blog. Been playing out a few times since we last touched this. Been to Alley Cafe, The Angel Microbrewery and Rough Trade a few times. Set lists and other juicy gubbins are all up at facebook.com/dirtydiscosound.
Next up is the first sesh in a wee residency at The Angel Microbrewery on Friday 3rd February (thanks Steve ‘n Ben!). All vinyl night-time sesh. 9pm ’til late. We’ll be dropping sweet nuggets on the first Friday of every month. Handy that. Maybe see ya’s for a cheeky boogie by the dex.
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.
We had a real blast spinning vinyl at Rough Trade Nottingham on 3rd September.
Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his crew for having us. Hoping to do another Saturday afternoon very soon.
Wax we dropped that day. Well, most of it:
Sly (dub)-Massive Attack//7 Seconds (dub)-Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry//Channel One Suite-Cinematic Orchestra//Focus-Automato//Loser-Beck//Inner Meet Me-Beta Band//In The Beginning…-The Slits//Silicon Chip-Basement 5//Downing Street Rock-Winston Edwards And Blackbeard//Bad Things-Session In Session//Rat Race-The Specials//Let’s Push Things Forward-The Streets//Get A Move On-Mr Scruff//Better Must Come-Delroy Wilson//Waterhouse Rock-Big Youth//Pick Up The Pieces-ABBB//Grupo…-Anabacoa//Everybody Get Down-Deepstate II//Pulse-Hextastic//Soon (Weatherall mix)-My Bloody Valentine//The Message (mix)-Grandmaster Flash//Wilmot-Sabres Of Paradise//Frankie Sinatra-The Avalanches//Viva Disco-Tunde Mabadu//Masimbaele 89 (Sherwood mix)-The Unknown Cases//Television-Disposable Heroes//Super Bad-Jabba//No Omega-Eric B And Rakim//Rap Payback II-James Brown//I’m The One-Material//Get On Down-King Sporty//Money (dub)-The Flying Lizards//Running Irie-Joe Gibbs//Electric Boogie (dub)-Marcia Griffiths//Truth Don Die-Femi Kuti//Disco Maniac-Tirogo//I’m An Indian (mix)-Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band//The Groove Machine-Hamilton Bohannon//Clean Your Bean No’1-Dinosaur L//The World According To-Sly And Lovechild
We had a right blast spinning #vinyl at Rough Trade Nottingham on 16th July! Nods to everyone who popped by and said hello. Hugs to big Kyle and his crew for having us. Planning to do another Saturday #beatsntreats ‘noon sesh in August ’16.
Vinyl we dropped or kinda thereabouts:
Drops-Ibliss//From The Devil To The Deep Blue Seas-Disco Inferno//Don’t Die Just Yet- David Holmes//Dirge-Death In Vegas//Valley Of Paradise-Psychemagik//You’re God-Ana Rago//Sleighride/Blizzard-Timothy J Fairplay//A Cabbala SKy-Fripp and The Grid// Deep Horst-David Hasert//Green And Gold-Roy Ayers//Magic-General Lee//Outer Space-Atmosfear//Brothers On The Slide-Cymande//Got To Be Right On It-Oneness Of JuJu//Houses In Motion-Talking Heads//Biting Tongues-Meat Mask Seperatist//The Unknown Cases-Marimba Bele//Tunnel Music-Zongamin//Let The Rhythm Pump-Doug Lazy//Everyday-The Avalanches//Casual Friday-Black Leotard Front//Do It Any Way Ya Wanna-Louie Ramirez//Take Me To The Metro-Lindstrom//Space Conqueror-Dogs Of War//Shoot The Pump-J Walter And The Loose Jointz//Wild Luv-Roach Motel//Monkey Star-Arpadys//Disco Computer-Transvolta//The Love-Linus Loves//Dub Me Crazy-Boom Boom Satellite//Universal Everything-Leftfield//Ten Tigers-Bonobo//Diagram (remix)-Beyond The Wizards Sleeve//Disco/Very(edit)-Warpaint//Cosmic Partices-Daniele Baldelli//Take U Down-Padded Cell//Number One(remix)-Playgroup//Divine-Golden Teacher//Blind(dub)-Hercules And Love Affair//I’ve Got A Feeling-Larse//Creation(remix)-Beyond The Wizards Sleeve
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
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