Mousetrap Soul Shakers
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THE MOUSETRAP celebrates its 23rd anniversary on Sat 22 Feb 2014 at the same venue with the same owner which is an incredible feat in the fickle World of club land the friendly and family atmosphere at MOUSETRAP is something we are very proud of here so expect a warm welcome. Huge thanks to the regulars and thousands of visitors over the years who will testify that MOUSETRAP generates an atmosphere like no other. For those who have never been here is a little bit about the venue, a basement club with low ceiling, kicking soundsystem, wooden dancefloor with seating booths around the edge, a cloakroom and in more recent years air conditioning.
The club started life in the basement and quickly moved onto two floors with the SOUL LOFT and BEAT BASEMENT with its checked dancefloor and spiral staircase connecting the two floors. The club prospered for over a decade in this format before the ground floor was sold and we returned to the basement with alternate dances for the different music style once a month to this present day.
Over these two decades the Mousetraps music has been prolific with an abundance of new scene discoveries filtering up to the scene weekenders and festivals with global appeal, sometimes filtering into the mainstream media via TV and Radio adverts.
In 1997 the MOUSETRAP label was born with a free 45 for each customer every anniversary. On one side of the disc from the black music policy of the club and the flipside from the Freakbeat/Garage/Psych playlist and nearly always a record that has been a big spin at the club. Some of these early releases are now commanding big money in their own right and almost as much as the original release.
See below a list of all the MOUSTRAP releases.
A special thanks to all the regulars who supported us down the years and huge gratitude must go to the resident DJ’s who helped me shape the MOUSETRAP soundtrack SPEED, CHRIS DALE, LEE MILLER, GAV EVANS, NICK HUDSON, PID, JACK WHITE and the many quality guests from all over Europe who have played a blinder over the last twenty years.
Orleans, 259 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DD. Times: 10pm-6am
For Soul Shakers: 22 Feb (23rd anniversary) + 7 June + 13 Sept + 29 Nov
Fuzz For Freaks: 1 Feb + 1 March (23rd anniversary) + 14 June + 6 Sept + 13 Dec
1 min walk from Finsbury Park Underground (Victoria & Piccadilly lines) Bus/Train stations
Soul Shakers Party: includes Northern & Rare Soul, Motown, R&B/Blues, Ska/Reggae, Jazz & Boogaloo
Fuzz 4 Freaks Party: for the primest Freakbeat, Garage & Psychedelic sounds
MOUSETRAP RELEASES – Click Here To Buy Available Items
1998 RNB001 – Jean Dushon – Second Class lover/ Afex – She’s Got a Time
1999 RNB 002 – Roy Roberts – Got To Have Your Love/ Richard Kent Style – All Good Things
2000 RNB 003 – Larry Trider – Carbon Copy/ Mike Proctor – Mr Commuter
2001 RNB 004 – B.B. King - Heartbreaker + Dusty Wilson – Can’t Do Without You/
Hopscotch – Look At The Lights Go Up + Randy & The Radiants - My Way Of Thinking (10th Anni E.P)
2002 RNB 005 – Cliff Nobles – My Love Is Getting Stronger/ Jigsaw – One Way Street
2003 RNB 006 – Lorenzo Holden – The Wig/ Callum Bryce – Lovemaker
2004 RNB 007 – Vernon Harrell - Slick Chick/ Gene Latter – Holding A Dream
2005 RNB 008 – Steve Aldo – You’re Absolutely Right/ Erick Saint Laurent – Le Temps d’y Penser
2006 RNB 009 – King Size Taylor – Somebody’s Always Trying/ The Dream – Can I Ask You One More Question
2007 RNB 010 – The Latin Dimension – Mr Mod/ The Raven – Calamity Jane
2008 RNB 011 – Tony & The Showmen - Try My Love/ Suzi Jane Hokom – Need All the Help I Can Get
2009 RNB 012 – The Sugar Lumps – Won’t You Help me/ Ron Gray – Hold Back The Sunrise
2010 RNB 013 – Jack Hammer – Down In The Subway/ The Dukes – I’m An Unskilled Worker
2011 RNB 014 – Knut Kiesewetter – You were Born For Me/ Mike Leslie – Right Or Wrong
2012 RNB 015 – Isonics – Sugar/ Satrycon - Leave it
2013 RNB 016 – Darrell Glenn – Born St Louis/ Knightsbridge – Make Me Some Love