Thursday, 20 August 2009

When Paul Morley Met Vince Aletti

As part of the Paul Morley series Showing Off... in the Guardian this month the subject is DISCO.

As part of this, they asked Vince Aletti in to talk about his experiences documenting disco in its early years. Oh and our Bill is on it, too, as well as the lovely Luke Howard from Horse Meat Disco. It's jam-packed with juicy goodness.

Check the interview here >>

Vince's book, the Disco Files, is still on sale on our main website (we're down to the last few hundred though, so don't hang about one they're gone, they're gone forever) >>

DJ History Podcast #28

Tracklisting for this week's show is now here. Come and get it. Next week, the show will be presented by Neville Watson while I go and sun myself in Croatia at the Electric Elephant festival.

1. BRUNO GAUTHIER - It's Love (No Ears Dub)
2. OST & KJEX FT. MUNG - Dirty Minds (Lunar Flicks)
3. DETACHMENTS - The Flowers That Fell (Max Moreau Mix)
4. VERONIKA FISCHER & BAND - Kirschbl├╝te
5. PETER KRUDER -After The Dawn
6. CRISPIN J. GLOVER FT. KAY YOUNG - DJ Saved My Life (Radio Edit)
7. RIVER OCEAN FT. INDIA - Love & Happiness (Yemaya & Ochun) (Michel Cleis 'Floreo' Remix)
8. DOUBLE DISCOVERY - Thanks For Loving Me
9. RALPH UND BEEDLE - Made of Stars (Voyager Mix) (Out Hear)
10. PETER ACCIDENT - LIiving For The City

Gavin & Neville Watson on Robert Elms Show, 19th Aug, 2009

Gavin & Neville were on Robert's show yesterday talking about the Slough raves and their new book Raving '89.

You can check it out here >>

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Raving '89 publication imminent

An amazing collection of photos from 1989, the year acid house exploded into a nationwide phenomenon. Gavin Watson captures the revolutionary moment like no-one else, with intimate portraits of mates and strangers alike having the time of their lives. It's all here: the crowds, the lasers, the villains, the crimes against fashion. With hilarious recollections from Gavin and his brother Neville.

Download a FREE PDF here >>

Pre-order book here >>

Monday, 17 August 2009

Diesel Music Radio

We did a show for Diesel Music recently, but I have a strong suspicion no one heard it or indeed even knew it existed so I thought I'd stick it up here so you can download it. It's worth it just for the interview we did with Jeff Dexter which lasted for a good part of the two hour show.

Anyhow, you can download it here >>

DJ History Podcast #27

New week, new podcast. A bit late, cos it was my birthday last week and I got carried away with celebrations (I was here on Friday.... WOW)

1. NAUM GABO -Blacklab
2. GROOVE COMMITTEE - I Want You To Know
3. NIGHT PLANE - Chinese Shadows
4. SPECTRAL EMPIRE - Innerfearence (Chateau Flight Remix)
6. ROCHA - Hands of Love (Reverso 68 Mix)
7. STILL GOING - Spaghetti Circus
8. GENTLE - Bionic Lover (Harrison Fraud edit)
9. JAY SINISTER & LOUIE VEGA FT JULIE McKNIGHT - Bittersweet (Jay's Barrio Groove)
10. RED RACK'EM - Place For Me

Monday, 10 August 2009

Raving '89 launch party

Flight Lieutenant Weatherall

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Raving 89 launch party last Friday, it was a great night. Special thanks to Andrew Weatherall, Trevor Fung and Neville Watson for playing such great music and thanks to Pure Groove for hosting the evening.

We even had a visit from the Boys in Blue attempting to shut the party down, thus giving it a real '89 flavour.

Book is now on sale >>

Broughton, Brewster and Brewster

Thursday, 6 August 2009

DJ History Podcast #26

This week's podcast tracklistng. Tasty!

1. NAUM GABO -Volgograd (Eskimo)
2. LEYTON - Let's Talk About Brass (Dirty Crew Mix)
3. COPYRIGHT FT. SHOVELL - Warrior Dance (Yema Ya) (Shaka Zulu Mix) (Defected)
4. JESSE RAE - Rusha (Columbia)
5. CRAZY P - Caught Up (Still Going vox mix) (2020)
6. STREET CORNER SYMPHONY - Memories Of Aphrodite (Chicken Lips Remix) (
7.MARBEYA - Blind cause (CD-R)
8. MARK BROOM - People (2020)
9. MIDNIGHT STEPPERS - The Plan (Dissident)
10. OBLONG - Playing On My Mind (Maelstrom Mix) (Exceptional)

DJ History Podcast #25: Raving 89 Special

Not as much music in this weel's podcast, mainly because I spent a large part of it chatting to Neville Watson about his life participating in the Slough and Berkshire raves that are documented in the Raving '89 book we are about to publish.

Anyhow, below are a selection of Neville's favourite tracks from the era. Incidentally, if you read this before Friday 7th August, please come down to the launch of Raving '89 at Pure Groove in West Smithfield, London EC1. You don't need an invite, it starts at 6pm and goes on till late and features Andrew Weatherall, Trevor Fung and Neville.

1. ROBERTA FLACK - Uh Uh Oh Oh Look Out (Steve Silk Hurley Mix) (Atlantic)
2. CRY CISCO! - Afro Dizzy Act (Escape)
3. REESE & SANTONIO - The Sound (The Motor City Remix) (KMS)
4. DESKEE - Dance Dance (Big One)
5. 808 STATE - Pacific State (ZTT)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Street Corner Symphony

We've finally got the Street Corner Symhpony compilation live on the site.

You can check it out here >>

We've also got a supersized version here >>

As a taster we're giving away the brilliant debut single Street Corner Symhpony FREE.
Download here >>

We also did an interview with the fella behind the records, Glen Gunner, legendary deep house producer from the less-than-legendary Hillingdon.
Read here >>

Diesel Mystery Mix

My 0ld mucker Diesel, one third of X-Press 2, one fifth of Ballistic Brothers all Diesel, has just done a mix for us on DJH.

Check it out here >>

You can discuss the whys, wherefores and tracklistings here >>