Wednesday, 30 March 2011

New mix from Pablo Contraband

  Pablo Spring Mix pt1 by Pablo Contraband

Put this together ahead of some nice gigs over Spring, we've Andrew Weatherall on April 15th & Horsemeat Disco on June 3rd . So many great tracks around at the moment so I spent a few hours seeing what's been doing the business for me in the first quarter of 2011. Also couldn't of lived with myself without acknowledging the passing of one of Disco, Soul, House and Music's true vocal legends Loleatta Holloway.

1. Love Sensation (Accapella) - Loleatta Holloway
2. Tesla - Greymatter - Wolf 008
3. 3 Wheel emotion - Soul Clap
4. Disco Gnome (Tale of Us) - Thugfucker
5. If I could - Chicago Damn - wolf 008
6. Battle for Middle You - Julio Bashmore
7. Equilibrium - Hot Natured
8. Communication (das Volt remix) -Mythical Beasts
9. Discovaries - Alland Byallo
10. Dancing in Outer Space (The Revenge Rework) - Atmosfear - Wolf 001

11. On & On - Rahaan
12. Yeah - Deniz Kurtzel - Crosstown rebels
13. D Time - Runaway - OTP

Go Bang on Friday 1st April / Tom Demac plays Brighton on April 8th??? apparently not

Nice little line up from newcomers to the Brighton Club circuit MOODY DISCO, looks like they are intent on bringing some of the more happening underground DJ's and live sets onto the scene here in Brighton. A lot of the time it can be quite frustrating and a bit of a worry booking some of the lesser know talent as the crowd simply do not recognise the name, and therefore don't come. However the Moody Disco guy's aren't deterred by that, it seems they have pretty good taste and aren't afraid to take a risk or two. They've already had a great night at Life with Simon Baker for their launch and tell me this is just the start of great things in 2011.

Just heard Tom Demac is no longer playing.... ???
They have also booked Maxxi Soundsystem to play with Tom Demac on Friday 8th which is a smart move, they have a nice following locally and have had some widespread success with thier edit of Alexander O Neal - Criticize being played pretty much everywhere.

This looks like a good show, with a lot of time having gone into networking with other DJ's and promoters, trying to unite rather than compete all the time; sounds like the right formula.  Also looking forward to some of the other bookings I have heard about, most notably Lee Foss coming into Brighton on April 29th.

This Friday, April 1 see's Go Bang return to The Green Door Store 11 - late for their bi-monthly warehouse session. Things have come a long way since the small and fractured Brighton bar sessions were turned into the Go Bang Festival - a united celebration of the groove led music that was so absent from the majority of Brighton's late night spots.

That was 4 years ago and times have changed, we have since seen some real success in getting the groove led, disco and deeper house sounds played out and reaching a wider audience on a more regular basis in Brighton. This is a great example of sticking to one's guns paying off. Along with Maxxi /Schtumm and Disco Deviant, Go Bang have found a firm footing in the town and have exploded out of sweaty cellars into Festival Tents (calabash @ pride), 1000+ Concert Halls (The Dome) and now a regular Warehouse party at The Green Door.

The main thing that's noticeable at Go Bang is the crowd, it's grown bigger with many younger faces joining the throng of regular Go Gang Bangers, the focus is always on the music and the dancefloor. Coats are soon slung down (usually in the direction of the DJ booth cum cloakroom!) and the dancing gets underway.

It's hot, it's usually fairly loud and there are lot's of smiles. The other notable thing is with the exception of NYE they are usually FREE to get in. The same will apply on Friday night so if you haven't been before why not get down there on Friday - just make sure you arrive early enough to get in, it's a regulars night and it will get pretty busy by 12.

Looking slightly further ahead Disco Deviant celebrates it's 2nd Birthday on Friday April 15th with Andrew Weatherall, Nocturnal, Pablo, Local Zero & Johnny Jilted at Audio. It's set to be a crazy night so grab yourselves a ticket if you are planning on coming. They are selling very well so don't miss the boat! LINK

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Late Nite Tuff Guy Edits

Late Nite Tuff Guy, aka Carmelo Bianchetti, is undoubtedly one of Australia's genuine dance-music pioneers. Known as HMC in the early 80's, Cam was among the first DJs in Australia to champion Chicago house and Detroit techno which resulted in him emerging as the figurehead for Adelaide’s dance scene in the 90's.

My first exposure to Late Nite Tuff Guy's work came in the form of 2009's 'Tuff Edits Vol I'. Released on Lightspeed Recordings (the label set up by Cam's friend DJ Agent 86) it contained an edit of the Kate Bush classic 'Running Up That Hill' that I've been playing ever since. Well worth checking out if you haven't already.

A number of carefully selected Late Nite Tuff Guy edits have been available on Soundcloud. Cam has kindly allowed us to share them here. Go get some.

Hold Tight (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit) by Late Nite Tuff Guy

Dont Stop The Music [Late Nite Tuff Guy Muscle Mix] by Late Nite Tuff Guy

Download - Yarbrough & Peoples - Dont Stop The Music (Late Nite Tuff Guy Muscle Mix)

Download - Change - Hold Tight (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit)

DFP Essential mix

  Dimitri From Paris - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix - 19.03.2011 by djmixes
In case you missed this one from Dimitri on Radio 1 or the BBC website, then here it is courtesy of dj mixes on soundcloud. It has been a decent couple of weeks with Soul Clap & DFP joining the hallowed legion of Essential Mixers.

Great track selection from Dim, swings from Disco to House and even a little electro tinged in places, sounds very French somehow too, I think it's fun and although slightly commercial for some of my mate's taste, I like Dimitri From Paris.

His edit of Prince - I Wanna be your Lover is currently wedged firmly in my sets since hearing Greg drop it for us at Audio, the intro is from a live performance and initially puts people off, but it's great to see the crowd reaction begin to change as they realise what's coming next. Big plays from me.

Buy it on vinyl only 4 great tracks in total - some 60's and Soul edits - I recommend highly.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Screamadelica at Brighton Centre 22 March 2011 - Video Report

Primal Scream announced the tour last year and my initial feelings were excitement and interest, closely followed by memories of the last time I saw them play and the realisation that was 20 years ago!! 

On the original Screamadelica tour 1991 I saw them at Reading Uni. Thankfully Weatherall & Dr. Alex Patterson saved me from the disappointing shambles of a live band Primal Scream turned out to be that night. Everybody was out of it then, but Bobby & Co were way too out of it, delivering a lack lustre set of seemingly unrehearsed versions of tracks from the album. 

However times have changed, albums have been made, drugs have changed, everything has changed, when I looke at my lifestyle now compared to then, I am quite a different person with responsibilities and a professional attitude towards my music and performance, so will this be the way of things with the band? I hoped that some of the publicised benders and blow outs we had all read about may have led to some private rehabilitation or lifestyle changes, giving the band a tight live performance, why take this album out on tour if it's not gonna be great? Encouraged by the reports from the Olympia dates and the shots I had seen of the visuals online I decided to buy a ticket and go for it.

I am glad to report that I was far from disappointed last night. On arrival I bumped into Andrew Weatherall and had a quick chat, regarding the show and he confirmed the band were really tight, and that 'he's never seen as much fresh fruit backstage at a rock n roll concert' Andrew played a nice dubby set with some balearic builders and 9 o'clock drop kind of tracks for the first hour before the band came on stage. Great sound system and plenty of bass. Our appetites were nicely whetted.

The band came out pretty much on the dot and what followed was awesome, not only were the band spot on and really sounding great, the visuals that accompanied their performance were excellent. Take a look at some of the excerpts below:

Step inside this house
Don't Fight It, Feel It

Higher than the Sun
Come Together

I deliberately left Loaded out of the piece, it was excellent and I want you to hear it, go and see them play, there are tickets left on this tour and they play Bestival in September too. I was really impressed and we all had a cracking night. It won't be something that happens again in the near future so why not treat yourself, go mad and grab yourself a T-Shirt - we all did!

Andrew Weatherall is cooking up a treat for us with a special Disco Deviant set to celebrate our 2nd Birthday on Friday April 15th at Audio, really looking forward to that!

It would be a very good idea to bag a ticket soon as signs are we're looking at another roadblock. I'm guessing it will sell out in advance again. Links Facebook Event  - RA Tickets

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

RIP Loleatta Holloway - 2 great reworks

  Loleatta Holloway - Hit & Run (Gazeebo's 2004 edit) •Download• by Gazeebo International

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

Ryan Lubarda drops us his first mix from Igrokaz - Montenegro

    Melanchlorines by Ryan Lubarda
Got to give some props to our man in Montenegro Mr.Ryan Lubarda. He's been doing his bit to push the sound he's into into a club space there and has succeeded in attracting a crowd who seem to dig the vibe too.  We have been speaking online over the past  2 years, mainly regarding music and his frustration at the lack of choice and inspiration in going out over there. It's a toss up between MTV bars or some dark minimal nights with no soul. He has managed to develop a collection and sound over the past couple of years and has now established himself as the twice monthly resident at Soul2Soul playing his sound, all night.

Never too-Pitched-up and always Sleazy, his selection varies from Marvin to Missy with some RnB connotations and lashings of  Disco Deviance nutrients. Twice a month people are gathering in a small club called Soul2Soul, for 3 hours of his deep-Disko / soul treatment at his night Igrokaz  .

Got to say it's a great mix, with lots of cuts I love. Give it a go it's spot on.

Here's a few words from Ryan regarding his first mix:

So.. I have just finished my first DJ mix. Tonight I will listen to it, again. And it's a big deal to Me. Believe me, I've been looking for my cup of tea, long enough. At last, I made my own. And it tastes just RIGHT.
Wanted to thank Mr. Greg Wilson, who influenced me, massively. With his eclectic style, He showed me that it's just one-way road with Music, and you never know what's behind the corner. For that I am grateful.
Big thanx to Cosmic Boogie and BlackLodge, for their support - You guys are truly amazing.
Disco Deviant Crew, Tensnake, I-F, Leftside Wobble, Friction, Mike Pickering, DrrtyHaze, Instruments of Rapture People, funkyJunkie, Henry Greenwood, JamieBull, Ilija Rudman, Chris Jylkke, Mr. Black, Rayko, Drop Out Orchestra, Tiger & Woods, Vlado Markovic and whole BAJ Crew, Griffin James, Kompleksi, Revenge, DJ Brka, MrGoju, Space Ranger, Dikso Crew, noRequest, InnerWestSoul, Hot Toddy, Danimal S, Petkovski, Andrew Clarke, Matt Anniss, Rotciv, Toomy D, Gazeebo, TouchSoul, Vujoshiva The Regulator - Respect to all of You!
And finally, shout out to all my People involved in Igrokaz series. I really appreciate You tolerating my Saturdays.
In this mix I blended tracks that banged my mind and my soul, for quite some time. It sounds same in every language and I really hope it takes you places I "visited".
Thanx for listening.

Glad to see things working for you Ryan, keep on keeping on!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff (Dj Disse Re-Work Edit)

It's glorious sunshine in Brighton today. This Edit from DJ Disse is the perfect way to start the weekend.

Hailing from Denmark, DJ Disse is a former member of Djuma Soundsystem and has been making solo material since leaving the trio in 2006. As well as producing tracks like the mighty 'Les Djinns' under the Djuma name, Disse has also focussed his musical efforts on beefed up edits of classic rock sounds.

This edit of 'I Shot The Sheriff', covered here by Eric Clapton but originally released on the Bob Marley and the Wailers album Burnin', is a belter. A massive thank you goes out to Disse for letting us share this exclusively here.



Thursday, 17 March 2011

Norman Jay Friday / Basement gig Saturday

Friday me and Greymatter will be playing alongside Norman Jay at Audio, grab a ticket from RA or pay £10 on the door. Looks like a busy one and I am really looking forward to playing this Friday. LINK

Saturday night is a more intimate affair in our favourite little basement here in Brighton. Join us at The Globe on Middle street for another Disco Deviant soiree with my guests Kate Wildblood & Queen Josephine bringing us there tunes and sense of fun. 10-3 FREE

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Local Zero's Extraction Mix - 09.03.11

Local Zero's Extraction Mix - 09.03.11 by Local Zero

Part One of my March mix. 107 to 121 bpm on deep house & disco tip featuring hot new tracks from The Project Club, Kid Who, Roberto Rodriguez, Greg Wilson, Francis Inferno Orchestra, 6th Borough Project, Diskjokke & the Amazing DJ Sprinkles. If you like & wanna buy any of the tracks just follow the links. As ever comments welcome. Hope you like it. x

1. Extraction Intro (Leonardo DiCaprio & Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
2. The Project Club – El Mar Y la Luna (Shrinkwrap Remix)
3. Crystal Fighters – At Home (Kid Who Remix)
4. Roberto Rodriguez – Has Been
5. Lovebirds – U Give Me Love (Greg Wilson Edit)
6. 78 Edits – Easy To Love
7. Francis Inferno Orchestra – Rush Back
8. Roberto Rodriguez – Should Be
9. 6th Boro Promo from forthcoming album
10. On & Off – People Of Earth
11. June – Lost Area (DJ Sprinkles Lost Dancefloor)
12. David Lynch – Good Day Today (Diskjokke Remix)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Alphabet City - Clap Free D/L

  Clap by BlackLodge

Greg Henderson - Dreamin'

It had been a while since I had heard this until someone pulled it out at a party following on from the excellent Greg Wilson at Audio. It's been in my head ever since.

Released in 1982, the social back drop at the time was pretty depressing - unemployment, inflation, violence, nuclear stand off, racism. Dreamin' is a clear example of how the youth at the time dealt with the situation. By getting together in a room, dancing like fools and singing along to some of the most positive and inspiring lyrics you'll ever hear.

With some of the nonsense going on in the world today, this is a relevant now as it ever was. A new national anthem for Egypt if ever there was one.

Greg Henderson - Dreamin (WAV)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Matthew Burgess & Pablo Contraband @ Disco Deviant Feb 26th

Here's the recording of the warm up set for Greg Wilson. We played  all manner of disco, italo, classic and nu plus some big edits and acidy tracks. First time we have played together dropping a couple each for an hour or so before Pablo took the final 20 mins ending on The Rhythm - Henry Greenwood edit.

Hope you enjoy listening as much as we did playing. LINK

Alphabet City @ Disco Deviant Feb 2011

Here's a mix from early feb from one of Brighton's rising producers, he sit's in the disco bracket but his dj sets sometimes reach way beyond that label, into glitch territory and housey jams.

Alphabet City - Above Audio

Munga - If You Want Me (Munga's Quickie)
Toomy Disco - Age of the Jaguar
Alphabet City - So Fine (CDR)
Munga - Forget me nazi - (munga cabin fever mix)
Rampi - Feel it burn (Mario Basanov remix)
Joseph Terruel - The Guest
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do (U-Turn Edit)
Fantastic Man - Look this way
Francis Inferno Orchestra - Meet me in salt lake city  (Eddie C mix)
Andy Ash - Freak

Friday, 4 March 2011

Some Tracks for y'all - Friday Freebies - DD News

Few bit's and bobs you may find familiar....

Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight (DEEP&DISCO Version) by deepanddisco

Nice edit straight outta NYC.

Hang Together - Odyssey (Keep Schtum edit)  Listen

DOWNLOAD   be quick expires soon

First off a big thank you for getting your groove on and making last Friday night such a killer party. Greg, Gina & I all loved it so thanks to all of you that had a ticket. Great atmosphere and some excellent tunes. A sell out show which is always a good start! Sorry to those of you that couldn't get in, can only say it pays to get your tickets in plenty of time. can't say I didn't warn you.

There are some great pictures on RA LINK courtesy of Heather Shuker and some video clips and mixes from the night popping up all week on the DD website

The first hour of Greg's set was recorded and I have just posted it on the website, so go get yourself a copy it's limited to 100 D/L's. I will post Matthew Burgess & Pablo Contraband warming things up later this week too.

  Rolling Deep DD Edit by Pablo Contraband
Adele - Rolling Deep (DD edit) 100 DJ Friendly WAV's

  DUFFDISCO001 - Fame - NOW FREE DOWNLOAD by duffdisco

This Duff Disco classic is being given away free on the join the dots website, register rapidly for a free download of The Bowie Edit that we all wanted to get our mitts on so badly last year.

Ok so what's new? I'll be playing Above Audio tonight Friday 4th March 10-3am, with £4 cocktails for lubrication and a bag bulging with quality tunes. Feel free to join me it's gratis to get in upstairs every night.

Norman Jay is in town on Friday March 18th at Audio with the excellent Greymatter (brownswood/Wolf Music) and myself in support. There are some £6 tickets HERE so grab yours if you are coming along. I will be running a competition to win a pair of these tickets over on twitter so follow pablocontraband for details of how to win via tweet.

Kate Wildblood & Queen Josephine are joining me the following night for a basement session at The Globe, Middle St. on Sat Mar 19th so if you want to come along and maybe camp it up a bit we're there 10-3am Free entry

Andrew Weatherall is guesting for us on April 15th and will be playing a very special Disco Deviant set. Some of you may have caught him at Vintage (WOW!) and as you may have heard on the rumour mill Horse Meat Disco have also booked him for May Bank Holiday in Vauxhall. Exciting prospect to be playing alongside one of my biggest influences and to be honest the DJ I was / am most obsessed with. A real craftsman that makes being exceptional look so easy.

Tickets are going like hot cakes at £7 each (unless you snag a £5 early bird) RA LINK  WARNING A SELL OUT SHOW IS LIKELY.

Have a good weekend - See you soon


Thursday, 3 March 2011

New Cosmic Boogie 12 - Sean P edits

Some beautiful scalpel work form the 'oracle' Sean P. My favourite is this one a lovely edit of Barbara Lynn - You make me so hot.
  You Make Me So Hot - Sean P Edit by Cosmic Boogie

Sean has a collection of records that anyone would envy, and here he picks out two tracks that explore a different side of the label. “You Make Me So Hot” is Barbara Lynn under the blade, extending and re arranging a slow-mo disco bomb that will work on any floor. On the flip, “Sunrise” takes Rose Royce’s track from Carwash and creates a true funk monster.
Respectfully edited, wonderfully re-mastered and cut loud at 45 RPM for vinyl lovers, Cosmic Boogie is all about exploring the music.
Please note: These are very low quality PREVIEW files. The tracks will be out vinyl only in the next few weeks.

Catch Cosmic Boogie this Saturday 5th march at The Queen of Hoxton's 2nd Birthday, which we have free guesties for. Simply email your name and why you deserve to see Odyssey live!! and we'll pull a winner on friday at 2pm. email:

GW Vid No.2 - Evil Woman Clip

  InnerWestSoul Part One by InnerWestSoul 

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Another Brick in the Wall (DJ Agent 86) & Adele - Rolling Deep (DD edit)

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (DJ Agent 86 Remix) by Lightspeed Recordings

As Heard in Greg's set on Friday night, brilliant remix from DJ Agent86.

  Rolling Deep Disco Deviant Edit by Pablo Contraband

A DJ Friendly copy of Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Disco Deviant edit) One of the vocal performances of 2011, Alphabet City & Pablo Contraband just wanted a mixable version for their set's, 100 WAV's for you are up for grabs.