Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Summer season is a busy one with a fair few decent nights ahead of us here in Brighton, London and Berlin. Bank Holiday Sunday at The Joker with the Black Key guys should be a lot of fun too.

OK so I'm not gonna go on too long, let's just focus on August:
Detroit Swindle have been a DD favourite for a few years dropping the kind of US style house we grew up on. Always fun and they always bring the party with them. Tickets are moving fast for Saturday night, they'll be playing a 3 hour set for us at Patterns - You can grab yours for £8 + BF here
We return to Camden Lockside on Sat 22 August for a Disco Deviant x Midnight Riot party. Yam Who? and Pablo Contraband are joined by Fingerman & Aashton running from 6pm on the terrace moving inside once night falls. It's free before 9pm and a mere £5 after.
Last but not least Bank Holiday Sunday 30 Aug, Pablo will be joining Black Key Records for an all day affair at The Joker, Brighton with special guest Mosca headlining. Tickets pretty essential for these parties as they are always popular.

Still to come we go to Berlin for our very own Exposé night at the end of September, Weatherall, Heretic & Paul Daley join us in Brighton on October 2 and MCDE plays with Pablo at C2 in November!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Disco Deviant Summer Terrace Jamm with TheseDays - LNTG, Rayko, DJ HMC & Pablo Contraband 17 July - Brixton Jamm

Excited to announce we are bringing Disco Deviant to London, showcasing Late Nite Tuff Guy and his more techno oriented alter-ego DJ HMC (DJ HMC’s only London show in 2015.) He will be joined by Disco Deviant resident Pablo Contraband and Spanish disco mastermind Rayko, who will open the night. TICKETS

Rayko is playing an open air set on Jamm's recently revamped terrace from 6.30pm alongside the lovely TheseDays DJ's.

Idea is you come straight after work for the early session. Arrive before 9 and you will be offered an ice cold San Miguel on us, arrive before 8pm and you'll also get a gourmet Hotdog from Oh My Dog free of charge! How good is that!

Plenty of summery disco vibes before moving into the club after dark and getting serious through til 4am.

Line up
Late Nite Tuff Guy [Tuff Cut]
DJ HMC [Reflector]
Rayko [Rare Wiri / Eskimo] - Terrace & Club Set
Pablo Contraband [Disco Deviant]
TheseDays DJ's

Food: Oh My Dog will be serving delicious gourmet Hot Dogs from 6.30pm on the terrace.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Pablo Contraband - Patterns Brighton Residency playlist June 2015

Looking forward to starting my residency at Patterns (formerly Audio) in Brighton. I have put a playlist together before kicking things off properly on Saturday 20 June alongside HNNY and Neal Schtumm in the newly opened venue.

A brand new L'Acoustic soundsystem and a lot of restyling downstairs mean the club is a very different animal from Audio, the booking policy has altered since the new team took over and guests so far have included Berlin doyens  Tama Sumo & Nick Hoppner,  DJ Nature, Tin Man and DVS1.

Gilles Peterson recently took to the decks on the ground floor, which is unrecognisable from its former guise. A complete refurb and rebuild of the bar, terrace, entrance and the installation of custom made Ohm boxes, mean that playing upstairs is an absolute pleasure - Gilles tweeted about the gig afterwards and was most impressed with the Patterns.

Coupled with the acquisition of a new Rane rotary mixer and an excellent drinks menu, means that life just got sweeter in Brighton.

'I've put 20 tracks together to reflect the style and mood late night at Patterns. Some are aimed at the capturing the vibe of bar others heading squarely for dance floor reactions in the club. I'll leave you to tick the boxes' - Pablo Contraband

For more details & tickets to the events:
JUNE 20 - HNNY, Pablo Contraband & Neal Schtumm
JULY 18 - Erol Alkan, Kamera (live), Charles Green & Pablo Contraband

Friday, 24 April 2015

Pablo Contraband Gigs - May

We seem to have made it through a chaotic spell of venue sales and closures, in fact the chaos has now been replaced with a spring like rejuvenation and sunny weather making everything OK again!

A Bank Holiday Weekend approaches and I'm happy to have a few Brighton gigs planned in May.

Local lads Keep it Moving are throwing a party on Friday 1st May at Sticky Mikes, Middle St.
I'll be playing 12.30 - 2am so hoping loads of you can make it along. Cheap and cheerful entry fee £2/4 and some great local selectors on deck duties. Full details are up on FB event

Patterns is opening soon and we have been invited to spin over the soft launch weekend May 8/9th
It will be a good opportunity to have a nosey, check the new soundsystem and improved layout and hopefully give it your seal of approval. We're excited, so keep an ear out for further news on that one

Saturday May 23rd at Fortune of War - I'm looking forward to playing with all round good egg Rob Savage -  Grateful he's invited me along as there's nothing else like this open air seafront frolick!

I've now started doing a weekly show on every Tuesday 5-7pm be great if you could join me - check the station out as they've gone to a lot of effort to deliver a great studio environment and musical line up. Very community minded project and one I'm really happy to be involved with.