Saturday, 4 April 2015

Back Again.....

Well its been a while since I posted on here and a lot of things have changed. I've moved house, got married, bought more records and Arsenal have even won a Trophy.

Anyway I felt that I had lost nearly all my love for the "House" scene . After a few not so great nights out to see DJ'S and to party's that have let me down(I won't go into that).However last week myself and a few good ol' mates went up to Sub Club for Klaus' stag do.

We always wanted to go to Sub Club for years & years, I even tried to go for my Stag but that turned sour as it ended up been the fucking Common wealth games that weekend in Glasgow. So after many failed attempts we finally got a date boxed off and headed up and to be honest we couldn't have done it any better with a line up consisting of Derrick May, Paranoid London(Live) and the people I was most looking forward to seeing DJ Harri & Dom Cappello.

I expected a lot and it delivered and a whole lot more.

We had started early by supping Buckfast (it was a stag do in Scotland) on the train from Halifax to Preston. Once in Preston we had an hour to kill so popped to the local pub for a swift one. Back on the train for more ale and a bumpy ride. Once in Glasgow we checked in and headed out for a yes, more ale. So as you can see from the travel and day we was lets say a little worse for ware.

Fast forward to the eve, we're all getting a little giddy as mentioned before we've wanted to visit "Subby" for a while now. We head to a little bar pub across the way from the club so we can get first in the cue to fully soak up the night.

11:00pm three of the six of us hit the cue, its pissing it down too.We only cue for around 10/15 mins & we're through the doors and my tackle is all still intact after a frisk search. As i'm walking down the stairs to the basement that is the Sub Club I get that feeling in my stomach as I hear the system which is set at the perfect level with the perfect warm sounds blurring out. I haven't felt like this since I used to walk into Basics back in the day at Rehab & early Stinkeys days.

The three of us head to the bar grab a drink and before we can turn around the rest of the party are in. We all look at each have a gleaming smile and head for the floor. The first thing I notice is the low ceiling which really does make the sound incredible, the lighting is perfect and most of all the crowd that is filtering down the stairs.

As usual I get chatting to some locals, I explain the situation that

"we've wanted to come to"Subby" for years and i'm buzzing to finally see Harri in his own backyard"

"Harri, you'll be lucky he's been in the pub all day today" replied the friendly Scott.

By now the club is half full, the music is getting louder, the odd cheers scream when a track drops or changes key and you can't help move . As I'm getting my groove on taking in the whole experience I notice another body behind the booth...Yes its Harri.

Harri takes the decks straight and the whole club moves up another level. He's been a firm fave of mine for a while. I can hardly contain myself I'm banging on the ceiling(Yes its that low) with the rest of the week in week out "Subbys".

The music turns off for a split second...then all of a sudden the whole club turns around and Paranoid London are now live but on a different stage big enough to hold their gear and some dodgy yet entertaining dude on vocals handing our small cans of beers . The sound is even better as the acid drenched thudding beats that Paranoid London are so famous pass through the range of Drum Machines and vintage Synths.

Now unfortunately my memory of the experience of Sub club ends here. I vaguely remember seeing Derrick May but can't remember any of his set although I know it was good.

So to round this up.

SUB CLUB IS EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT AND MORE, I now know why it is spoken about with such high esteem, they deserve every award they get and who's coming with us next time?????

in the meantime enjoy this Boiler Room mix from the Sub Club itself.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Anton Raphael - My 80's Love Affair Vol. 1

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Man was i happy when i stumbled accros this little number.Its just full on fun but in the most credible way, put together so nicely & featuring some of the best 80's edits & reworks ive ever heard!

The missus loves it.!

I love it!

Your mom will love it

You will love it!

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
Mr Mister - Broken Wings (Dynamicron Edit)
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok (Nicko Edit)
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride (Unknown)
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (Live)
Talking Heads - Burning Down The Acid House (LNTG Take A Trip Mix)
Grandmaster Flash - The Message (Unknown)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (Jean Claude Gavri's Space-apella / Edit)
Wham - Everything That She Wants (EL Edit)
Bros - I Quit (Dynamicron Rework)
Jan Hammer - Crocketts Theme (3po)
Scritti Politti - Wood Beez 'Pray Like Aretha Franklin' (Unknown)
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (JR Dynamite Edit)
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Ken at Work Remix)
TRHPS - Sweet Transvestite (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
Chaka Khan - Aint Nobody (LNTG Rework)
Madonna - Like a Prayer (Apache)
Adam Ant - Apollo 9 (Acapella Reprise)

Derrick May Live @ Club Bonsoir, Bern, Switzerland - 29-09-2012

Every one loves a bit of Derrick May...

I found this little number t'other day!


Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tristan Da Cunha & Frenchy - Disco Till I Die Mix June 2013

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Two of my Personal fave DJ'S...seen them shed loads of times often outshing the guests at Basics & Mad Hatters...scanning many genders & there Throwing Shapes Radio show is off the chain...this is what they had to say about the mix.

We're very proud to present the first mix from Tristan Da Cunha and Frenchy under their Disco Till I Die guise. Recorded in one take live from Waxwerks the boys bring you 70 mins of modern disco & tastefully done edits that just give it that extra lick to make them more dancefloor friendly without being disrespectful to the originals.
Disco Till I Die is a bi-monthly party at The Garage which so far has seen Greg Wilson and Maurice Fulton play, with Chris Duckenfield aka Popular People's next up on Sat 29th of June. The parties have been an instant hit and have proved so popular we're taking the show on the road. Upcoming Disco Till I Die gigs to check out are:-
Friday 21st June: Horse and Groom, London
Saturday: 29th of June: Waterfront Festival disco all dayer followed by DTID at The Garage with Chris Duckenfield eveing party at The Garage, Leeds
Sunday 25th of August: Faversham Garden Party, Leeds.
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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mr Scruff & Floating Points DJ set from Plastic People, Sat 25 June 2011

I haven't been keeping up to this again. Who cares no reads this really its just a glorified catalogue of some great mixes to be honest! On a serious note i will be keeping up to this alot more as i feel like i'm getting back int he game & pick the headphones up a lot more than i used to. Keep em peeled for some big announcements over the next few weeks regarding the Slow Cookin' "brand" & some other happening in the Huddersfield area. Anyow......If you have a spare SIX yes SIX & a half hours spare check this mix out. Up & down all at the right time..the mixing is near enough brilliant too(but who cares about that....It's only 20% of it right?

Or do i just say that because i'm a lazy arse DJ who would rather seek than practice?

Full tracklist too for the trainspotters!(Blurb time---)

A 6+ hour session at floating points
monthly Plastic People residency in London, we shared deck duties all night & had a great time! It is always enjoyable to play there, a brilliant sound system & intimate 200 capacity size is a great combination for a quality musical evening.
1. Matthew Halsall ‘Music For A Dancing Mind’ 2. Ira Sullivan ‘Wonderful Sound’ 3. Eddie Kendricks ‘My People Hold On’ 4. Sound Of Feeling ‘Along Came Sam’ 5. Czeslaw Niemen ‘Z Listo Do M’ 6. Pedro Santos 'Krishnanda' 7. Tropical 7 'Fuego' 8. Jorge Ben ‘Ze Canjica’ 9. Steve Reich ‘Music For A Large Ensemble’ 10. African Head Charge ‘Cattle Herders Chant’11. Innocent Youths ‘Lou Sent Me’ 12. Robertino Silva ‘Falange Dos Tambores’ 13. Moritz Von Oswald Trio ‘Vertical ascent’ 13. STL ‘Vintage Hunter’ 14. Pepe Bradock ‘Mandragore’ 15. Cameo ‘It’s Serious’ 16. Roy Ayers ‘Running Away’ 17. Don Blackman ‘Never Miss A Thing’ 18. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson ‘It’s Your World’ 19. The Whatnauts ‘Help Is On The Way (Instrumental)’ 20.Ital Shur 'Milk & Honey' 21. Marvin Peterson & The Soulmasters ‘Groove For Otis’ 22. Mikey Brooks ‘Money Is Not All’ 23. Horace Martin ‘Me Rule’ 24. Creation Rebel ‘Starship Africa’ 25. Nicodemus ‘It Have To Ram’ 26. Tapi ‘Quasbah’ 27. John Blair ‘J.L.’s Ego’ 28. Mr. Scruff ‘Feel It!’ 29. Milton Nascimento ‘Reis E Rainhas Do Maracatu’ 30. Deodato ‘Whistle Bump’ 31. Manteca ‘Cosas De Manteca’ 32. Ali & Tams ‘Malo’ 33. Ebo Taylor ‘Heaven’ 34. Rhythmagic Orchestra ‘Tiajuana’ 35. Elis 'Ou Bola Ou Búlica' 36. Ana Mazotti ‘Agora Ou Nounca Mais’ 37. Mara Vilhosa - 'uva de caminhao' 38. Brunier & Cartier - Madolina 39. Andres ‘Sing About It’ 40. Kenlou ‘The Bounce’ 41. pepe bradock 'path of most resistance' 42. Citi ‘Powerplay’ 43. Jesse Gould ‘Out Of Work’ 44. Le Club - 'hot summers night' 45. Rick Wilhite ‘In The Rain’ 46. Outkast ‘Spottieottiedopalicius (Instrumental)’ 47. Cesar Mariano & CIA 'Futebol De Bar' 48. Jorge Autuori Trio ‘Tema De Nos Tres’ 49. Michel legrand ‘La Passionara’ 50. Anyamele Iwuchukwu ‘Ayi Je-Nu Ahia’ 51. Mr. Scruff ‘Be The Music’ 52. Earl Daley ‘Reggae Sound’ 53. Scientist ‘Below The Belt’ 54. Dennis Brown ‘To The Foundation’ 55. Al Campbell ‘Jah Love’ 56. i n i ‘Square One’ 57. Charlie Palmieri ‘Condiciones Que Existen’ 58. Hermeto Pasqual ‘Bebe’ 59. Kevin Moore ‘Speak Your Mind’ 60. Fatima ‘Mind’ 61. Puzzle ‘State Of Mind’ 62. Anthony King ‘Filigree Funk’ 63. Madelaine ‘Who Is She And What Is She To You’ 64. Four Tops 'Try Love Again' 65. Three ounces of Love ‘give me some feeling’ 66. Larry Heard ‘Missing You’ 67. Floating Points 'Myrtle Avenue' 68. Phil Upchurch 'dont i know you' 69. Common & Jill Scott ‘I Am Music’ 70. Mr. Scruff ‘Give Up To Get’ 71. Mr. Scruff ‘Wobble Control’ 72. Mr. Scruff ‘Where Am I?’ 73. LCD Soundsystem ’45:33 (Theo Parrish Mix)’ 74. Floating Points ‘Marylin’ 75. Carl Craig 'Sparkle' 76. Omar S 'Set it out' 77. Jeanette Thomas ‘Shake Your Body’ 78. DJ Slym-Fas ‘Luv Music’ 79. Sivuca 'Ponteio' 80. Raul De Souza 'Jump Street' 81. Colt 45 ‘The Bottle’ 82. Jõao Donato 'Emoriô' 83. Quincy Jones ‘If I Ever Lose This Heaven’ 84. Michael Wycoff ‘Looking Up To You’ 85. Bobby Reed ‘The Time Is Right For Love’ 86. The Headhunters ‘God Made Me Funky’

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Bill Brewster live at Fabric circa 2000-2002

A mix from Mr DJHistory himself.

A nice selection which pretty captures the era from 2000-2002(ish).


Friday, 22 February 2013

Ethan McNamara-February 2013 Promo Mix

Ethan McNamara

If your from Leeds or the surrounding areas & you ain't heard of Ethan, where have you been??

I first met Ethan when he came to play at my old monthly Le Bloc a few years back, where we had to sneak him in as he was at the tender age of 17. We booked him through a recommendation of a friend of a friend.Let me tell you now......

Not many people can follow Junia Ovadose on the decks but Ethan stood up & made himself known & literally blew us all away. Even seasoned house heads were standing in owe at his knowledge wel ahead of his years in house. Since that party he has gone onto be part of the Tomorrow Audio crew(a great bunch), Played at various clubs such as The Garage, Mint & Attic. Everywhere he has played he has been man of the match in my opinion.

Keep an eye out for the this lad.He is surrounded by a great bunch, has the knowledge, Mixing ability’s & drive

How can he fail????