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Monday, 30 August 2010

Secret rooftop party 2 we threw in Hove yesterday

I can hear Craig Woodrow going into one with Disco Daz...
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What a great day - bit short on photos as the main man taking pictures had lost his phone by the time we wrapped up. Brilliant vibe and a great day/night. Hove don't like the basslines but we sure do.


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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Blacklodge ft Guests of Nature (remixes)

Check this release out and have a little boogie, nice 4 track EP includes house head remix from Fred Everything. Worthy of our support here at Disco Deviant. I've been playing it for a while, nice tune.

  Lay It On The Line feat. Guests Of Nature (Lazy Days) by BlackLodge

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Vintage Mix - Pablo Contraband

  Vintage Mix - Pablo Contraband by Pablo Contraband

Here's a little mix I had knocked up ahead of Vintage festival. 100 d/l's
Vintage Festival Mix by Pablo Contraband
1 Stick Back - Planet Jumper
2 Cadillac (Revenge mix) - Hot Chocolate
3 In the middle of the night - Jacques Renault
4 The Formula (Dub Vibes) - 6th Borough Project
5 Hopscotch (Rotciv edit) - Gwen Guthrie
6 Music (revenge mix) - Al Hudson
7 Revolution (Darkstarr mix) - Mavis ft Candi Staton
8 Looks like Love - Dj Butcher
9 Straight off the bone - SAS
10 Get Away - DJ Kid Stretch
11 Ruckus - Jamie Jones
12 You Got the power (Andy Ash edit) - Camoflage

Monday, 23 August 2010

Disco Deviant Terrace Party, Sat 28 August, Audio Brighton with Red Greg, Nick V, Ali Go Bnag and Pablo Contraband


Possibly the last Terrace Party from Disco Deviant for 2010, unless we get a late burst of summery weather in September...here's hoping.

Anyway to mark the occasion Disco Deviant have gone all out to make this one to remember. A truly sublime line up awaits you on the terrace this Saturday afternoon/evening.

Nick V is resident at Mona in Paris. He has established himself as a class act programming and DJing at some of the best nig...hts happening in the capital right now. His sets explore everything From Disco, R&B, Soul and Deep House.

Red Greg runs the waxdj website, plays at his own Ebonite parties in London & Paris, and jumps on the plane to NYC fairly regularly to play at Vinyl only affair Love Chant. Recently he's been busy compiling a compilation of 70's Disco and Boogie for Joey Negro's Z Records, and owns a vast collection of 70's and 80's rarities. Superb to have him here.

Pablo Contraband & Ali Go Bang have a long history of playing together in Brighton and beyond. Both share a love of Disco, House and Electrofunk. Recently they've both been busy with their own projects Disco Deviant & Go Bang Brighton, authoring their respective blogs and playing at festivals, notably Calabash @ Pride & Vintage.
It will be nice to have them playing together for us again on Saturday afternoon.

We kick off outside on the terrace at Audio from 3pm and there will be £3 pints and deals on jugs of Pimms & mojito's.

Free Entry, Good vibes, Excellent music. Come Along. AUDIO MARINE PARADE, BRIGHTON, 3-9pm

Loleatta Hollaway - Seconds (Deep & Disco Rework)

  Loleatta Holloway - Seconds (D&D's Once is Never Enough Rework) by deepanddisco

Very Nice re -work of a Lolleta Hollaway tune 'Seconds'

Friday, 20 August 2010

Extravaganza / R+B edits - Soul Clap - Wolf & Lamb. Shit or Hit?

I heard extravaganza and initially dismissed it as some crappy rehash of a horrid R&B track, but I have been won over after a few listens. Jacques Renault turned me onto it after hearing it the previous night, had woken up with it burned on his subconscious.

I gave it another whirl and imagined playing it and it working. I then decided to buy the wax which has arrived from Phonica this afternoon in time for a spin over the weekend.

We'll see what then crowd make of it, but for now what to you think?

Thursday, 19 August 2010

RED GREG (Ebonite) now added to Terrace Party Line Up Sat Aug 28th Above Audio, Brighton.

We've been very fortunate in attracting some A1 DJ's to come and play for us at Disco Deviant. The Bank Holiday weekend is looking better by the day now. Nick V is over from Paris, Norman Jay is in town on Friday at Coalition and now we have managed to arrange for RED GREG to join the line up for the daytime do on Audio's lovely terrace. Here's a link to a selection of mixes from RED GREG

Audio Terrace, Sat 28th August, Red Greg, Nick V (Mona Paris), Ali Go Bang & Pablo Contraband. 3pm -9pm FREE 

He's been kind enough to put a bit of background biog together for us. Makes for an interesting read

'I grew up in East London and got my first taste of DJing around 1985 after gathering a few record and listening to tapes from local sound systems like Funkadelic Sound who were hugely influential and also mix tapes from Froggy (RIP) and Derek Boland who were both DJs at my local night club Bentleys in Canning Town.

Shortly after I started my own sound system with school friends and modified some second hand turntables by adding stop/start and rotary pitch controls and learnt myself how to mix soul and hip hop. A few years later I found myself playing everything from street soul, funk, acid, rare groove, go-go and house, but I never got into disco until I met another local DJ Henderson Yearwood in 1988, who was true disco junkie and used to play all this underground disco that I had never heard or seen in my life, It was only then that my love for 70s,80s Disco/Boogie grew, as well as my record collection and I started to play disco/boogie sets at various nights in London.

Then I backed off from DJing around 1998 for a few years but continued to collect records and in recent years started to DJ again, which led me to meet disco DJ Louis Heel at a London gig and a month or two later we launched our Ebonite disco night, which has been a roaring success and allows us to play all 70s disco and a touch of early 80s boogie.

I started to share mixes online a couple of years ago via my waxdj page http://waxdj.com/djs/28 that led to various promoters contacting me regarding gigs up and down the country and the opportunity to play alongside some great DJs and also gigs overseas and I've played a few times at my favourite underground NYC party 'Love Chant' which is an all vinyl affair, as well as great disco nights at Mona Paris, Club Sandwich Paris and it was an honour for Ebonite to give 70's disco back to the legendary Maxim's in Paris.

More recently I've been approached by Joey Negro for a future Disco/Boogie compilation on his Z Records label, so I've been busy digging deep into my records for lost gems and I've also started working on some edits for 12" release.

I'm looking forward to up coming gigs Back2Boogie at East Village, Vintage at Goodwood and of course the Disco Deviant Terrace Party at Audio on August 28.

We're also planning our next Ebonite party in London and looking forward to launching Ebonite in Paris this year.'

Also on the line up Are Nick V (Mona , Paris), Ali (Go Bang) & of course Pablo Contraband.

Local Zero's August Mix


Not made a mix for 7 weeks, which a record for me, so just threw together a bunch of (mainly vinyl) tracks I've been playing alot recently. The Session Victim track is a real favourite at the moment, as is the last track, a clever edit of UB40, rumoured to be by Mark E (the B side Kultra 2 is also dynamite)

Props to Session Victim, Stupid Human, Cosmic Boogie, InnerWestSoul, Ooft, Editanment, Hot Toddy & Leftside Wobble (Pablo played "Dub A Way" at the Greg Wilson gig a few weeks ago & it sounded INCREDIBLE!)

Didn't realise half the tracks had "Love" in the title until after, hence "Too Much Love"

1. Session Victim – Move Me So [Retreat 06]
2. Cosmic Boogie - Talk To Me [Bedmo Disco]
3. Melba Moore – Love's Comin' At Ya (Ooft Remix)
4. Tiger & Woods - Love In Cambodgia [Editainment]
5. Leftside Wobble – Dub A Way [Autodiscotheque]
6. War –Youngblood (Cosmic Boogie's You Don't Know Me Edit)
7. Stupid Human - A Straight Ahead [Stupid Human]
8. Surface – Falling In Love (InnerWestSoul Edit)
9. Hot Toddy – Down To Love [Smoke N Mirrors]
10. Cleo & Patra - Pharaoh Love [Editainment]
11. Stupid Human - Ahh, You're Welcome [Stupid Human]
12. Slave – Feel My Love (InnerWestSoul Edit)
13. Kultra 1 [Kultra]

Local Zeros - August Mix (Too Much Love) by Local Zeros

Monday, 16 August 2010

Vintage Festival - Highlights

The 80's Warehouse was curated by Jack Hemingway and Greg Wilson and they did a fine job of it. Totally overspent on the lights I'd imagine, sound was great, DJ's really performed well. Saturday night's line up all did a great job. Norman Jay played a funk, soul & disco set and I would say it's the best I have heard him play in recent years. Looking forward to playing with him in Brighton on Aug 27th a lot now, as that's a celebration of 30 years of Good Times.
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Graeme Park did the decent thing and took us back to the late 80's - early 90's rave era. Lot's of great tracks and memories flooding back. The place was alive with lasers, scan lights and some serious dancing. Looked like MDMA was back in the bloodstream, rather than the moodier K & Coke that has tainted the atmosphere at a lot of clubs over the past decade or so.

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Man of the match for the Saturday night was undoubtedly ANDREW WEATHERALL he absolutely outclassed the rest of the DJ's (no offense). He sounded as if he were playing on a different sound system. Complete control of the place, pitch perfect mixing and track selection. His WAV/Vinyl and EQing sounded so punchy and the subtle nuances shone through. I'm a bass and percussion freak so to hear the system come down in volume but expand in frequency's was a joy. We danced hard for hours in the Warehouse.

I played in the Roller Disco on Sunday along with Stevie Kotey, Disco Bloodbath & Joey Negro. Fellow Brightonian Kate Wildblood had played in there on Friday and said to expect some fun and games and the odd comedy wipeout. It sounded fab in there and the skaters certainly kept me entertained.
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Other area's that appealed to me were the Soul Casino, very well put together, large carpeted room, sprung dance floor, talced, and some decent soul being played to a crowd beneath the glint of four mirror balls. It looked, felt and sounded authentic. Add to that the effort of the scenes dancers, and the punters who had decided to look the part and you were taken back the era.

Simon T and Colin Curtis stood out as classy selectors, Ian Dewhirst and Wayne Hemingway also did a fine job of packing the dance floor. Good fun and some serious tunes. No footage from this area which is a shame.

Let it Rock stage was really cool, 50's all the way, some brilliant rockabilly bands, jiving and post war fashion. Looked amazing when it got going in there. few movies below but not a great representation to be fair.
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Overall I think this festival will really take off next year, as word gets round about this one. An inspired vision from Wayne Hemingway, some brilliant curating, creative input and hard work and general effort all round, made this a pleasure to be involved in. Big thanks to the best artist liaison going Maz Phiri she really is great at her job. Made our lives a lot easier and made me and my friends feel most welcome all weekend.

From a practical view point the toilets and showers were absolutely excellent all weekend, none of your jank portaloos, nice clean and flushable toilets made a big difference. Drinks were reasonably priced and there was a lot of varied entertainment all weekend. Fashion shows, art workshops, live bands (The Faces, Earth Wind & Fire, Heaven 17, Peter Hook doing his Joy Division thing) - I got to hang out with Noel Watson, A Guy Called Gerald, Greg Wilson, Norman Jay, Joey Negro & Cosmic Boogie. All in all I really enjoyed the whole thing.

Here's to next year (and hopefully being invited back!)

Some shots of the scooters for you:

Unfinished Edits - OOFT


Here's one from a while back from The Revenge et al at OOFT. I like it, featured on a fair few mixes online and I've been known to give it the odd airing.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Disco Deviant August schedule and ting

Finally found the time for a post to keep you all up to date with what's happening on the DD front in August. It's been a busy period, the highlight being The King & Queen gig with Greg Wilson & Co. Big thank-you for coming and making that a great night. We had a lot of fun. Considering further nights there... Photos are up HERE

OK this coming weekend is the first Vintage festival at Goodwood. The Line up is like a who's who of British DJ's and club nights. Happy to be playing the roller disco on Sunday afternoon (1.30pm) Hope to see a few of you over the weekend.

Rampling late Friday, Lowlife on the Saturday, Weatherall in the warehouse and Greg on Sunday are a few I plan to be at. Bands, workshops, fashion, movies and lots of DJ's to take in over the weekend. Take a closer look HERE

Pleased to have two great DJ's joining the ever growing list of Disco Deviant guests in August. Rob Acteson was one of the pioneers of the acid house scene in the late 80's and has been DJing professionally since the mid 80's. He's joining me for a Boogie set Above Audio on 20th Aug. His Classified nights are still going strong and he's a much loved figure on the underground scene. Rob can also be name checked in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life should you wish to check his pedigree.

Nick V is a resident at Mona in Paris and consistently pleases Parisian crowds there. We've got him over for a couple of slot's in Brighton over the Bank Holiday weekend, a firm favourite of my wife, looking forward to him treating us to his genre hopping sound. Friday 27th @ The Globe - Followed by a daytime party on the terrace at Audio on the Saturday 3-9pm.

I'll be guesting alongside Norman Jay at The Coalition on Fri 27th as part of his 30 years of Good Times night. Glad to get in on that later.

Finally we finish the weekend in style with a secret rooftop party in Hove - location is kept a secret. We run from 2.30-11.30pm and the vibe is second to none. Those in attendance in May will vouch for that. guest list only, email: contrabanddjs@gmail.com with names for guestlist. This party is for our friends and their friends only.

Upcoming Gigs - August 2010

Aug 13/14/15 Vintage at Goodwood (1.30pm Roller Disco Sunday)

Fri Aug 20 - Rob Acteson & Pablo Contraband - Above Audio

Fri 27th Disco Deviant Special w/ Nick V (Mona, Paris) & Pablo @ The Globe, Brighton

Fri 27th Norman Jay & Pablo Contraband @ Coalition, Brighton

Sat 28th - Terrace Party Audio 3-9pm Nick V, Ali Go Bang, Red Greg + Pablo Contraband.

Sun 29th - Secret Rooftop Part II (Hove) - email contrabanddjs@gmail.com with guestlist requests and we'll email you venue on the eve of the party.


This Month's Mix - DJ Bexa - nice one this straight out of East London from DD regular DJ Bexa aka Ola. Her And Mike (Dirt metal choir) have been to play for us on a number of occasions and are always fun. Enjoy the mix LINK

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After effects of Disco Deviant - you have been warned

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New: Disco Deviant Soundcloud chart

We love soundcloud here at Disco Deviant, they seem to have got the perfect platform for us to showcase, listen and grab tracks. Lot's of edit, disco, house and funk action. Loads of slo mo gems and just the chance to get introduced to a track or release you may have missed.

We are all for sharing our finds with you each month so I am starting a new feature where we do just that. So here goes:

Enzo Avitabile - Blackout (Nassau ReKutt) by Nassau

Patrice rushen - feels so real (tony johns edit) by tony johns

Thelma H. - if you feel it (rayko edit) by Rayko

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground (scratchandsniff's extended re-rub) by scratchandsniff

Gil Scott-Heron - Your Soul and Mine (Cole Black's Levitation Edit) by coleblack

Curtis Mayfield - Toot An' Toot An' Toot (Make It Funky Edit) by James DB

Bar Kays "Holy Ghost" Sloppy Seconds Extended Tub - RE UP! by Sloppy Seconds

Jazzanova ft. Daniel Paul - Something About You (Henrik Schwarz Remix) - Pedro Goya Extended Edit by Pedro Goya

Do What You Wanna Do - T Connection (Hawk re-edit) by Hawk Edits

Love and Happiness (byDesign edit) by byDesign

New Belleruche - On Tru Thoughts




Great new 2 track release from Tru Thoughts - instant favourite for me. Classy cover of mirror in the Bathroom gave me an instant fondness for this release. Worth grabbing if not to play out, as a listener. You like?

Monday, 9 August 2010

Vintage festival at Goodwood - Aug 13/14/15 Looks bloody great


Massive DJ line up for this one, lots of bands and a great concept. Some great workshops and activities throughout the weekend. This festival looks hard to beat for originality, a look at British cool over the past 5 decades, a good chance to look at the scenes' fashions & music.

Wayne Hemingway is behind the festival and he has pulled in curators such as Snowboy and Greg Wilson to program the Soul Casiono, Roller Disco and 80's Warehouse.

If this is done well it should be like putting your head in the door of each decade and partying there for a bit. Keb Darge, Colin Curtis, George Powers (Crackers) and Les Spaine are all  playing so I expect am education is on the cards too. Norman Jay is playing a soul set in the casino as well. Good Times I'm sure.

I will be playing in the Roller Disco on Sunday at 1.30pm - Hope to see a few of you there.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Duff Disco-Eagle Flight/Sister Wha? (DD04)

Another absolute pearl of an EP from pitched down re-edit hero Duff Disco. Having featured Mr.Duff is this blog earlier in the year, we predicted this was gonna be a big year for him & his Duff Disco Label & we were right. His first 3 releases have garnered him the respect of DJs & producers worldwide.

This tasty disc features a spicy edit of "Fly Like an Eagle" on the A side that's gonna make an excellent set opener at a mere 95 bpm. Luckily for us punters, this, just like the other 3 releases on this label, is a proper AA disc. On the flip we're treated to an expertly crafted tune entitled "Sister Wha?" A dreamy slow groover with a megabadass bassline, reminiscent of the mighty 6th Borough Projects "Do It To The Max", clocking in around the 97 bpm mark. Best thing to do is give them a listen below, or directly from his soundcloud page, & if you like 'em, buy 'em before it's too late & your stuck paying silly money on discogs.com.
DUFFDISCO004 - EAGLE FLIGHT by duffdisco
DUFFDISCO004 - SISTER WHA? by duffdisco

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Local Zero's Summer Vinyl Chart


Click on the links for the Summer Chart & my Latest Mixes
NB: Some of these records are cheaper at other record stores such as Chemical