Hey! Mr DJ – Paddy Dreadful

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

We recently caught up with Belfast DJ, Co-Reanimator, Dr Crippen’s Waiting Room; Chief Drummister @ Thee Penny Dreadfuls, Paddy Dreadful and quizzed him about his musical obsessions and passions.

01. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

The first music that caught my attention was my Mum n Dad’s Queen’s Greatest Hits tape in the car. I went with my pocket-money and bought A Night At The Opera, and on reflection, a 12-year-old buying a 1975 prog rock LP must’ve concerned my parents.

02. Where was your first DJ slot?

Lou’s 30th birthday party. We didn’t have any clubs that played the music we wanted to hear, so we started our own… and Cripz was born unto us!

03. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

DoubleSight Tokyo. Just the most bestest experience ever.

04. So far, what has been your worst DJ experience?

Doing the door at Cripz, where I was asexually harassed by a skinhead who looked like Nick Cotton. She was terrifying!

05. Your favourite scene DJ’s, and why?

Uncle Jack is the king of the mods, without Rob Bailey there wouldn’t be any of this; and when he turns up, Sarge is alright too I suppose.

06. What has shaped your DJ sound & why?

My frequent visits to Leeds to party with The Evil Hoodoo crew made me the man I am today. Blame them.

07. What was your best ever find/discovery?

A 6lb lump of ambergris on the beach. Result.

08. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist?

I had the honour of playing drums with Dave Lewis’ Andwellas Dream two years ago. Love & Poetry is such a good album, and playing with the band really was something special.

09. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

Nope. If I like it… and I can afford it…. I buy it!

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

I’m usually in from work before 3:00, but if you could leave til’ after The Chase.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

A Penny Dreadfuls platinum disc.

Next Club Spots: EuroYeYe, DoubleSight, Cripz

Current Top 5:
1. BZN – Just Fancy
2. Paul King – Mabrouk
3. Velvet Night – The Velvet Night
4. Equip 84 – Ladro
5. Love Society – Wanda

Alltime Top Ten :
1. Andwella – Hold On To Your Mind
2. Dick Wagner & The Frost – Sunshine
3. Sheephouse – Ladder
4. Rasputin – Sympathy For The Devil
5. Owl – Spirits
6. Rocky Cabbage – Freedom
7. La Revolution Francaise – Y Mouille A Sciaux
8. Help – Runaway
9. The Flies – Magic Train
10. Boney M – Belfast


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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June 15, 2016 By : Category : DJs Europe Front Page Music Tags:, , ,
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Hey! Mr DJ – Sean Chapman

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

NUTsMag recently caught up with Sean Chapman for a quick chat about music…

1. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

As a teenager in the 1970’s I first got into pop whilst still at school. In 1976 I started going to Cleethorpes Winter Gardens and grew to love northern soul, I also loved punk and then got into the Mod revival in late 1978 while it was still underground and before the bands established themselves in 1979. I just like good music which includes Bowie. Anything Mod. Punk. Soul. Reggae. Britpop. Also some of the new kids on the block like the Strypes and The 45’s and anything else that tickles my fancy.

2. Where was your first DJ slot?

My first DJ appearance was at Trowbridge in 1982, a northern soul event. Although I have been Djaying for over 30 years, the first 15 years because I was in The RAF (30 years service and very proud of it), I never got established as I was moving every couple of years including Holland and Belgium, When I came back from Holland in 1998 I started to really establish myself at all the major events.

3. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

I have had some very memorable DJ spots at nearly all of the major events, both UK, Europe and The US but always enjoy Kings Hall Stoke, when there is 1000+ in there, it rocks! Although I have performed to 4000 at Prestatyn on many occasions, my favourite event has to be “Someday” in Madrid All Nighter in 2014, the atmosphere that night was mental!

4. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

On a few occasions and all when I played to a mixed crowd venue, you get the drunk telling me what a w***er I am because I won’t play ‘the Snake’ Or ‘Do I Love You’. Just no need, let the DJ get on with it and trust them.

5. Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

I always looked up to DJ’s like Rick Scott, John Manship and Poke who were the residents at Cleethorpes and Dave Thorley at Yate and the biggest influence on me has been Soul Sam. These guys were always prepared to try something different, it did not always work out, but they had the balls to play it. Currently, no northern soul DJ influences me as such, but I do like RnB/Mod DJ’s Callum Simpson, Mik Parry and Mace.

6. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

I always love a full dance floor naturally and I like the tempo upbeat and mixing the genres! However, I am always looking for a new sound and if that means I lose the floor for a record, it does not phase me, as in order to break records you need to make a start somewhere, if you believe in a record just keep playing and if its good enough you will get the floor moving. I always try to put something different into my sets. Over the last five years I believe I have a set what is unique to most of the other DJ’s.

7. What was your best ever find/discovery?

I have really enjoyed playing some of the BIG mod tunes and then breaking them on the northern soul scene. If they have Rhythm and the Beat, I do not care what genre it is. I suppose the biggest records which have been Monster tunes on the Mod scene for years have been Jonathan Caprice – Gonna Build Me A Mountain and Manny Corchado – Pow Wow, which I have also played in my northern soul sets for the last 5 years.

8. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

I have always loved the Mod, Skinhead and Northern Soul scene plus Punk and Britpop. Favourite Artists in no particular order: Otis Redding. Marvin Gaye. Tammi Terrell. Aretha Franklin. The Jam. Small Faces. The Who.

9. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

No I only collect records I can use for Djaying, although I do collect a very wide spectrum which includes Mod. Latin. Reggae Ska and Rocksteady. RnB, Northern Soul and I am a collector of UK DEMO’s.

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

Resident at Stoke Kings Hall, Blackburn and Keele All Nighter’s. Out Of Time Mod Night Wolverhampton. Prestatyn, Blackpool Tower and Whitby weekender’s. Toon (Gateshead), Wellingborough and Dunkenhalgh All Dayer’s.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

Still chasing Larry Clinton – She’s Wanted In Three States and Joseph Webster – My Love Is So Strong.

12. Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:
1. Eddie Parker – She’s Gone – Awake.
2. Hamilton Movement – She’s Gone – Lok-Out.
3. Precisions – If This Is Love – Drew DEMO.
4. Al Williams – I Am Nothing – Palmer DEMO.
5. Damon Fox – Packin Up – Fairmount.
6. Soul Bros Inc – Pyramid – Golden Eye.
7. Parisians – Twinkle Little Star – Demon Hot.
8. Del Larks – Job Opening – Queen City.
9. Little Tommy – Baby Can’t You Wait – Sound Of Soul.
10. Jam – Going Underground – Polydor.

Current Top 5 Tracks:
1. Jonathan Caprice – Gonna Build Me A Mountain
2. Dewy Black – Taking Love Where I Find It.
3. Strangeloves – Night Time.
4. Los Sonidos – Les Adolescence – RCA
5. Parisians – Cockroach – Demon Hot.

Web Links: www.chapmanrecords.co.uk
Facebook: Club A Go-Go

Next event:
Blackpool International Soul Festival, Whitey Weekender, Stoke Kings Hall All Nighter.

Don’t forget to tune into my weekly radio show Club A GO-GO (playing a mix of 60’s club soul, RnB, Motown, Latin and Boogaloo plus Reggae and Ska) every Wednesday 7-9pm on 107.3 Staffordfm, check it out for details check my facebook page and also check out www.chapmanrecords.co.uk for the very best in Mod, Northern Soul and reggae and Ska.


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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June 17, 2016 By : Category : DJs Front Page Music Tags:, , ,
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Hey! Mrs DJ – Lady Kamikaze

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

NUTsMag recently caught up with Lady Kamikaze for a quick chat about music…

1. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

I got into Rock n Roll & Rockabilly, Blues and 50’s fashion when I was 16 through my friend in the late 80’s in Japan. I was hooked and then started listen related music.

2. Where was your first DJ slot?

Lady Luck Club (Organized by DJ El Nino, Jake Vegas & Ronnie King) in 2002. I went to Lady Luck Club when the club was held in the basement of Strip Joint and I had an awesome time. Saw Nino DJing there and I felt that he is really enjoying to play, I thought “I wanna feel that” So I asked him If I could have a spot at the Lady Luck Club. And the rest is history.

3. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

At Hangar Rockin’ Festival 2012 in Switzerland. In the middle of the mountain in the witching hour of hot summer, The moon and the stars were shining overhead, I played with couple of other DJs who I met for the very first time. We all knew that everyone there was connected and feeling just happy by music and vibes without a doubt. A fantastic experience.

4. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

At the 50’s – 60’s music event in London, A girl came up and requested me to play “R&B” when I was playing 50’s Rhythm & Blues. I said “I’m playing it right now” she said “You are not, Bitch”. Of course, she meant “Rihanna”.

5. Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

Hard to choose, As I go and dance to different scenes and there’s so many great DJs out there.
But I must mention DJ Duncan Brooker (London), DJ Marc Hype (Berlin), DJ El Nino (RIP). I have had Goose Bumps on my skin when I was dancing on them set!

6. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

I just play many genres of music from the 30’s to the 70’s that catch my ear and heart, and wants to make dance.

7. What was your best ever find/discovery?

SOUL Part 1 & Part 2” by S.O.U.L on Musicor Records. Love the lyrics on Part 1!

8. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

Too many to list!

9. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

No but I collect and play 45’s & 78’s.

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

@Tropical Yard on 3 July. 8&9 July in Brest, France. 16 July in Lecce, Italy.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

I love The Reggay / The Gaylads

12. Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Current Top 5 Tracks:
01. The Train – Joe Jeffrey (Wand – 69′)
02. Who’s Got a Woman Like Mine – Willie Hatcher (Excello, 70′)
03. Come on Wit It – Hank Ballard (King, 68′)
04. Come on With It – Bab Bab Umar Soul of the Pisces (Evet, 70′)
05. Camino Del Ande – Los Andinos (Peerless, 70′)

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:
01. Only a Smile – the Paragons
02. Voodoo Moon – Jackie Mittoo
03. You Made Me Warm – the Sharks
04. All My Loving – Prince Buster
05. You Don’t Know – Bob Andy
06. Lindo Paisaje – Oscar Fajardo
07 Ron Y Candela – Carlos Rico
08. La Nena – Juan Pina
09. Cumbia Sobre El Mar – Morgan Blanco
10. Fiesta De Negritos – Lucho Bermudez

Web Links:

www.facebook.com/dj.ladykamikaze
www.facebook.com/dj.ladykamikazefacebook.com/Tomoko

Next Club Spots:
SUNDAY 3 JULY @ TROPICAL YARD 2YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Resident DJ at the Tropical Yard, Hook & Sling, Ladyluck Deluxe)


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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June 25, 2016 By : Category : DJs Front Page Music Tags:, ,
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Hey! Mr DJ – Fonsoul

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

NUTsMag recently caught up with Fonsoul for a quick chat about music…

1. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

I’ll always remember when my mum bought me my first two 45s for my 6th birthday. When I was 10 or 11 I started collecting LPs from my pocket-money. Mostly Beatles, Who, Kinks etc. In my teen years I was digging the odd stuff, irish folk, kraut rock etc. I spent most of the 90s playing in an indy band, by the late years of that decade I started listening to soul music, buying Kent compilations first, a few years later started with soul 45s and was slowly deeping on black american music styles from the 50s to 70s until today.

2. Where was your first DJ slot?

Don’t remember exactly but had quite a few indy/britpop dj slots back in the 90s. My first soul dj night would probably be at the Barbara Ann bar in my hometown in the early 00s.

3. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

Fortunately there have been so many, s.m.a.r.t club, Boiler and Euro Yeye were always great. This year I’d remark Cool Cat in Hamburg and Rnb123 in London. But the one it tops for me was At The Soul Inn in Berlin, sadly defunct as of now. Playing for six straight hours to an over five hundred full-time dancing crowd is something you won’t easily forget.

4. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

I’m always easy and try to look at the positive side of things. I take technical issues as a challenge, as part of the learning process. I remember once while playing to a big crowd one deck died. After a few seconds of panic I decided to start counting loud while I was switching 45s over the only remaining deck 1, 2, 3…after couple tunes the crowd started counting out loud as well, it was great! And the count never went past 10.

5. Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

I have so many it would be impossible to mention, what I’ll do instead is naming djs I would love to listen and hadn’t a chance so far: Mark Garcia, Action Pat, Cristopher Stuckenbrock, Chris Redlich, Sean Courtney, Steve Hiscock, Matthew Clark, Ricky Bean, Steve Longworth, Jonny Monk, Ben Shulman, Gunnar Stachmann, Cousin Benson, Dj James to name a few.

6. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

I’ve always looking for good tunes as a collector/listener, no matter where they came from, artists or styles. So I guess as a dj that’s what I try to do, playing good tunes mixing from different styles, mod jazz, r&b, soul, funk, latin, Jamaican, garage…always keeping in mind the context, if I’m called to a soul do I won’t only play garage, etc.

7. What was your best ever find/discovery?

I can’t claim having discovered anything, very likely somebody else may have played it before. Those claims use to be risky and most times inaccurate. Also the focus should be more on the artists/tunes more than on who played them first. In any case I’m happy to have contributed to make some tunes a little more known, mostly by uploading them to my youtube channel.

8. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

Beatles at early stage, not other artists on particular. 60s in general. Compilations like Nuggets/Rubble/Kent/Easy Tempo and many others. Library sounds. Boogaloo. Attending at clubs. On internet years I’ve learnt many new sounds watching some youtube channels, facebook groups and mix sites like Jester Wild Show where I have the pleasure of being part of the team.

9. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

Not really, well, years back tried to complete the great North West garage label Seafair-Bolo, was close but still missed a few when I gave up. I don’t collect any specific artist, just 45s I like. But recently I noticed I have like twenty Jimmy McCracklin 45s, and love them all. Maybe one day will try to seriously deep into his discography. What I do collect is as many versions of specific tunes as I can. Like “fever” “comin’ home baby” “money” “st james infirmary” “have love will travel” “tighten up” etc. but the edge is on “summertime” got nearly fifty 45s of that. Already made a 1st mix, up on mixcloud and have plans for a 2nd sometime soon. You may think it’s weird putting versions altogether, but IMO is cool, you may see the evolution of music through five decades on just one song…oh, and the monkey tunes, I dig as many as I can!

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

We used to have a monthly night on our Double Cookin’ club but we stopped a few months ago. Have plans on reactivating it after summer. I use to play approx. once every two months at our fantastic local club A Wamba Buluba.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

Having a huge want list helps yourself not being desperate about owning any specific 45. In a lifetime is very likely you’ll have at least one chance on nearly everything. Ok, had to choose something though I probably would pick right now Wayne Champion – Don’t panic baby and Danny Owens – You’re a little too late.

12. Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Top 10 most played tunes:
1. Hector Rivera – I want a chance for romance (Barry)
2. Les Formidables – Unchained my heart (American Golden Oldies BEL)
3. Three Rivers Blues Band – Ophelia (Lion)
4. Frances Faye – Comin’ home baby (Audio Fidelity)
5. La Tribu – Para que (Musimex)
6. The isonics – Sugar (Kammy)
7. Mary Ann Fisher – Put on my shoes (Fire)
8. Little Joe Hinton – Let’s start a romance (Arvee)
9. Rudy Lambert – Love (Club 7)
10. Cliff Nobles – My love is getting stronger (Atlantic)

Current Top 5 Tracks:
In no particular order
1. Al Michael & The Capers – Twist every witcha kinda way (Montel)
2. XL-5 Minus 1 – Harlem shuffle (Cove)
3. Tamata – Buddy buddy Billy Joe (Mart)
4. Rock Murphy – Git with it (Verve)
5. El Corols Band & Show – Chick, chick (Tiny)

Web Links:

Main Site: www.jesterwild.com
www.facebook.com/fonsoul
www.mixcloud.com/fonsou

Next Club Spots: 4-6 August 2016 – Euroyeye

Co-promoter/resident at Double Cookin’ in Barcelona, one of the three Jesters at the Jester Wild Show mixes series


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drrobert

I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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July 9, 2016 By : Category : DJs Front Page Music Tags:, , ,
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Hey! Mr DJ – Acid Box DJs

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

NUTsMag recently caught up with Polly & Ollie for a quick chat about music…

1. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

Ollie: Through being involved in the skate scene, so much of my first insight into alternative and underground music was watching skate videos and through the people I met along with it. It was a great source of so much alternative music, mostly upbeat and good rhythm is key with the pace of the visuals, discovered so many bands local to those who lived amongst cool underground rock n roll scenes in countries around the world who made skate videos with certain tracks.

2. Where was your first DJ slot?

Our old local “Blue Bar” in Eastbourne, it was the local haunt for all the misfit adolescents in the town and they pretty much let anyone, any genre on the decks because we were all friends, we’d been collecting records for a while so gave it a go and got hooked.

3. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

Our most memorable would be DJing the main stage at Cosmosis Manchester, a friend of ours was one of the promoters and booked us to play the festival, we got swapped slots/stage last-minute and ended up DJing the main stage between some of our favourite bands of all time plus some of the best upcoming UK bands (Lola Colt, The Raveonettes, Uncle Acid & Deadbeats, BJM, Jesus & Mary Chain). That will stick in the memory bank for a while no doubt!

4. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

A few months back we were DJing at Late Night Lingerie Club night down at sticky mikes frog bar, it gets pretty crazy down there in the basement with not much to distance the bands or the DJs from the riled up gig goers and random punters looking to rock out til the early hours. Definitely had more than its fair share of mishaps but the most notable has got to be when we turned our backs from the DJ booth for a few minutes and returned to see the laptop drenched in cider. You can imagine we weren’t best pleased. We’ve been sticking to just playing our trusty vinyl on turntables since that incident.

5. Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

We don’t particularly listen to much radio or go out-of-town for DJ events so most of our favourite DJs are just fellow local music enthusiasts, no.1 has got to be the cramps worshiping, surf trash wax spinners “Stay Sick!”, always sure to discover some obscure 7” bangers when Neil’s on the decks along with hearing the band’s history and whole back story of how he came across the record, been a real influence to us and it’s great to be promoting allies.

6. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

Being a promoter has certainly shaped our DJ sound, we both discover and get offered to put on bands all the time, if we dig it but can’t book them a show then we’ll probably still end up with their record which gets played out to our local audience, and the same with any upcoming shows we have, we play the records out which in turn promotes the bands and our shows, we’ve sold tickets at DJ events after being asked for a track name, it’s great to be able to say “if you’re into this then you can catch them live right here next month!

7. What was your best ever find/discovery?

There’s so many! But this one has to be All Them Witches. Discovered there records sometime early last year and since have become a favourite and regular spinner at our events, almost every time a punter approaches the DJ booth to ask the track name! Their worldwide fan base has rocketed recently and we’ve been lucky enough to book their Brighton show, it’s looking to be our biggest ever gig yet!

8. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

Biggest musical influence is generally the rock n roll movement of the late 60s, most notably the MC5. They have such a great chemistry and ethos and to this day one of the best yet most underrated rock n roll bands and exactly how I believe music should be. They wrote pure and heartfelt music that most psychedelic bands of the time were, yet being in their own bubble conveyed that into super fun and raucous live shows with proper rock n roll attitude, each with the talent to back it all up.

9. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

Certain labels are definitely always on the radar, mostly new indie labels, ‘In The Red’ for heavy fuzzy punk, ‘Burger’ for the best US garage rock, and then ‘Beyond Beyond is Beyond’ and ‘Fuzz Club’ are currently putting on the best neo-psychedelia, we’ve been lucky enough to work closely with Fuzz Club, hosting so many of their bands and have tons of their records, it’s a great partnership.

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

Every Tuesday you can find us at Dead Wax Social in the North Laine area of Brighton. The venue is a trendy bar serving craft beer and awesome fresh sourdough pizzas while we spin heady psych, stoner jams and modern & vintage rock n roll til late, hence the name for the night “Stoned Circles”! We also appear at various other venues across the city including The Hope & Ruin, Green Door Store and we run a free entry monthly club night at Sticky Mikes Frog Bar which launched in June and goes by the name Bitch Craft celebrating iconic women in alternative pop/rock culture.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

The secret/lost tapes of Rocky Erickson and the 13th floor elevators.

12. Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:
1. MC5 – Looking at you
2. B52s – 52 Girls
3. The Doors – Peace Frog
4. Rodrigues – Only For Good Conversation
5. Elephant Stone – L.A Woman
6. Ty Segall – Caesar
7. BJM – Vad Hande Med Dem?
8. Yuck – Get Away
9. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
10. Shocking Blue – Send me a postcard

Current Top 5 Tracks:
1. All them Witches – Charles William
2. Heaters – Kamikazi
3. Kikagaku Moyo – Streets of Calcutta (Ananda Shankar)
4. Mr Elevator & The Brain Hotel – Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious
5. New Candys – Dark Love

Resident DJs at:
‘ACID BOX Presents’ live shows at various venues.
Dead Wax Social (Stoned Circles)
Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (Bitch Craft / Late Night Lingerie)

Web Links:

acidboxpromotions.co.uk
twitter @acidboxpromo
instagram @acidbox_promotions
facebook/ acidboxpromotions


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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July 7, 2016 By : Category : DJs Front Page Interviews Music Tags:, , ,
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Hey! Mrs DJ – Miss Clawdy

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

We recently caught up with DJ Miss Clawdy to talk about her musical outlook.

01. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

My Dad was a Saxophonist in a band during the 70s and when I was young he used to spin some of the songs he was playing with that band, such as “Booker-T Green Onions and Willie Mitchell 30-60-90”. Those sounds were weird and fascinating to me and at the age of fourteen, my Sister who was a Mod got me listening to classics from the 50s, 60s and Ska.

02. Where was your first DJ slot?

Was in a club called Indian in Pisa, in front of a few happy people and some drunk friends. I remember being so excited I wrote a quintessential playlist some days prior to the gig that I followed song by song. That night me and my friends had so much fun that I decided to continue DJing and that was an excuse to buy more records.

03. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

I particularly like my DJ Spots for a club called “La Limonaia”, in Tuscany. I played the hottest tunes I have to warm up the crowd’s spirits, even the ones I rarely get a chance to play. It was outdoor and the atmosphere was lovely. The moon was out on a summer’s night and the stars were shining brightly. Along with candles and great drinks, people were feeling the vibe and loved my tunes.

04. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

My worst DJ experience that springs to mind and makes me laugh whenever I mention it was when I was young and inexperienced and I was organizing Rock and Roll nights with some friends of mine… those nights were totally crazy. People were opening champagne, wine, beers spilling them anywhere and dancing almost naked… nobody could calm them down and sometimes I didn’t know how to protect my equipment and records! Once I got home I checked all my records and sleeves only to find many of them drenched in wine! Fortunately, the records were fine.

05. Your favorite scene DJ’s and why?

DJ Henry from Milan (Rollin’ and Tumblin’) and all the Tender crew, they have anything you would like to hear.

06. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

Rough and crazy sounds combined with Exotic and hot vibes. Probably because these things match with my nature!

07. What was your best ever find/discovery?

Big Don’s Rebellion – It Was True. When I heard that song for the first time it captured me and I was compelled to hear more. I was positively speechless, getting goose bumps! That record was my first true impulse, it costs me nearly half of my salary at the time.

08. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favorite artist(s)?

Dick Dale.

09. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

I have a thing for the Blues, Sun Records recordings, and songs with a minor scale structure from the late 50s to early 60s.

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

I currently don’t have a standing spot. Right after Le Beat Bespoke, I will be in Florence at the Rollin’ and Tumblin’ club. Just drop me a line on FB for friendship and you can find my next gigs.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

Nat Couty & The Braves – Woodpecker Rock – Fox

12. Please give us a top 10 all time favourites and a current top 5 spins?

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:

1.Lloyd Price – Lawdy Miss Clawdy
2.Louie Louie – Richard Berry
3.Link Wray – Rumble
4.Dick Dale – Misirlou
5.Johnny Kid and the Pyrates – Shakin’ all Over
6.The Cramps – What’s Inside a Girl
7.Hasil Adkins – She Said
8.Yma Sumac – Gopher
9.Etta James – I just want to make love to you
10.Fats Domino – Why Don’t you do Right

Current Top 5 Tracks:

1.Berta Rosen Con Enrique Lynch Y Su Orquesta – Boogaloo En Cuarta Dimension – Sono Radio
2.The Fabulous Silver Tones – Dimples – West Coast
3.Bracey Everett – Lover’S Curse – Atlantic
4.Sugar Boy Williams – Little Girl – Herald
5.Little Florene – Miss You So – Excello

Next Club Nights 2017:

Lady Luck Club at Le Beat Bespoke, London – 14 April
Rollin’ & Tumblin’ – Florence – 22nd of April

Social Networks: facebook.com/claudia.missclawdy
Videos: MissClawdymusic


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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Hey! Mr DJ – David Marco Font

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Hey! Mr DJ 4

We recently caught up with DJ David Marzo Font (David Undersounds) from Barcelona, to talk about his musical outlook.

01. How and when did you get into music and what were you listening to then?

I’ve been into music since I was a kid. When I was about 15 years old I was obsessed with finding my own music style. That’s when I started to listen to punk music and created a punk cover band with my friends.

02. Where was your first DJ slot?

I was 19 or 20 years old in my first DJ slot. Me and one of my best friends decided we were bored with dancing to someone else music. We wanted to be the ones beside the decks. So we created a DJ collective (Real Undersounds, a name we still use) and asked for a slot to the owner of a Barcelona’s downtown rock’n’roll bar called Red Rocket. We started DJing there every Tuesday night.

03. What was your most memorable DJ spot?

Many nights to remember. I would say those infinite morning spins at CAN Yeyé (Los Retrovisores headquarters).

04. What so far, has been your worst DJ experience?

Without any doubt, my worst DJ experience was 5 years ago. I was stolen my entire record box after a night club party. It was taken from my friend’s car boot with most of my favourite records. It was a hard blow for me. I even considered to stop collecting records. But luckily I didn’t, so I can be this year at LBB12.

05. Your favourite scene DJ’s and why?

It’s really hard to choose but I’d say Sebas Aviles, Xavi Castellar, Lolo Pelouro, Miguel Ygarza, Juan Duque, Juan Moral… I guess it’s because I have had lots of fun with them and learned lots of fantastic songs every time I listen to their sets.

06. What has shaped your DJ sound and why?

I really love to DJ Freakbeat. That point was Beat music starts experimenting with Psychedelia and Garage. So I like those records that keep having a groovy rhythmic base combined with some trippy sounds and psych effects.

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7. What was your best ever find/discovery?

Peter Nelson & the Castaways – Down in the mine (HMV)

08. Who was your biggest influence musically and your favourite artist(s)?

Almost all Decca label artists from 1964 to 1969.

09. Do you collect specific labels/artists/genres?

Mainly 60s Freakbeat, Popsike, Garage & Psychedelia.

10. Where can folks currently catch your DJ set?

At any of the Barcelona Psych Nights Club or Pillbox Sixties Club parties we organize. But you should definitely come to any of the festivals we organize: Gambeat Weekend or Barcelona Psych Fest.

11. What is the record you would most like to own?

I wouldn’t mind having a Caleb or Wimple Winch copy… or two!

12. Please give us a top 10 all-time favorites and a current top 5 spins?

Current Top 5 Tracks:

1. The Pentard – Don’t Throw It All Away (Parlaphone)
2. The Scenery – Thread Of Time (Impact)
3. Jocelyne Joyca – Time (CBS)
4. Sherwood – Ride, Baby Ride (Smash)
5. Chicago Line – Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop (Philips)

Top 10 Tracks of All Time:

1. The Beatles- The Night Before
2. The Byrds- Here Without You
3. Status Quo- Pictures Of Matchstick Men
4. The Left Banke – She May Call You Up Tonight
5. Wimple Winch- Save My Soul
6. The Atlantics- Come On
7. The Open Mind- Magic Potion
8. Kula Shaker- Hush
9. The Telescopes- Celeste
10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – If Love Is The Drug

Next Club Spots 2017:
14-16 April – Le Beat Bespoke 12London
Fri 31st March + Sat 1 April – Barcelona Psych Fest
28th June to 3rd July @ Festival Beat Salsomaggiore (IT)

Fri 15th & Sat 16th September @ Gambeat Weekend Barcelona (ES)

Reference:
Resident DJ and Organiser of Gambeat Weekend, Barcelona Psych Fest, Barcelona Psych Nights and Pillbox 60s Club.

Main Site: facebook.com/bcnpsychfest
Social Networks: facebook.com/david.m.font


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I run The New Untouchables organization and events like the Brighton Mod Weekender, Le Beat Bespoké Festival (and compilation series of the same name) and I co-organize Euro Ye Ye with the Trouble & Tea crew. I have run many clubs over the last 20 years in London, where I live and current nights include Timebox, Zoo Zoo, Crossfire, 100 Club and Mousetrap allnighter which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. I have been lucky to DJ all over the globe including Japan, Canada, USA and Europe and met some great people on my journey. I run RnB Records to offset my vinyl addiction: newuntouchables.com/rnbrecords for rare vintage vinyl.

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