Sunday, 30 January 2011

home fresh

Time to get fresh, citrus fresh - it's marmalade time! Seville oranges with either Kumquats or Dalwhinnie whisky

Another "pop cat"?

tweet, blub

with love from San Frandisco

turn it up

damn right

fen boy


cheers blud


32, no bullets, just beetroot, sour cherry and fresh cream

watch out for "pop cats", well dodgy

present time

as seen on 2wk, native fitz's
blimey Skinns, waaay cool

thanks for the tips

sister x



wouldn't it be mad if Barlow walked in???!!! I woke up in hot pants and a bra...

yeah, right!

deep fried ice-cream cake, no, really!!!
thanks guys xxx

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


The Restless Funk Radio Show 24/01/2011 


Tiago - The Source (Mudd's Slow Rave Mix)
Unknown - Do What You Do
Red Rack 'Em - All I Ever Wanted
Love Edits - A
Roswell Return - IFTODEXC0001
Chasing Voices - Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit
Rodriguez - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
Philip & Lloyd - Keep On Moving
Unknown - Magic Body (Truth Is Light Edit)
Joe White - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Version)
Burnard Purdie - Hap'nin
Menahan Street Band - Karina

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Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every monday night from 9-10pm GMT

Monday, 24 January 2011


To kick off a new week here in the Disco Village, two fresh new mixes from a couple of our favourites. Joey Huavon, visiting the Village this weekend gave us this to wet our whistle:

Oomph by Joey Huavon

And I need to recommend this hot selection of surefire groovers from back in tha day courtesy of Village resident Crump! Good work sir...

80's Funk Mix by Crump

Saturday, 22 January 2011


So, inbetween battering a bunch of drunken hipsters over the head with some chicago acid and camp disco, we had one of those deep philosophical discussions like you do in a boozer late at night. We were talking about music, what else? Anyway, whilst looking stuff up this morning I can across the following quote particuarly relevant to our conversation which I quite liked, it's an obvious but eloquent statement:

"Art is created under one of two auspices: glory or truth. Either the creative process is conducted with the intention of gaining status—cultural, financial, social—or it is an act of necessity, an imperative born of the constant suffocation of the old world." 

The quote came from a reference to this:


Yo, so we tore shit up last night. Come midnight at our party, Chez Le Funk here in the Disco Village, we were twiddling our fingers thinking how it was a sucky party and no groovers would turn out, when BANG, place packed out and we got busy on their asses... Here's my selection from the night:

Blue Jean - Whirlwind (Polar Records)
Hunee - Tour De Force (WT Records)
Unknown - I Need You (Truth Is Light Edit) (TiL)
Debbie Jacobs - Don't You Want My Love (MCA)
John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real (Streetwise)
Macho - I'm A Man (EMI)
Cerrone - Love In C Minor (Atlantic)
Harry Thuman - Underwater (Decca)
Hercule - Little Green Man (Bootleg)
Tony Cook & The Party People - On The Floor (Rock-it) (Stones Throw)
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (Trax)
Armando - Don't Take It (Johnny Fiasco Remix) (Let's Pet Puppies)
Adonis - No Way Back (Trax)
Unknown - Outerspace Circus (Truth Is Light Edit) (TiL)
James Brown - Bodyheat (G's Infinite Sex Machine Edit) (CDR)
The Dells - No Way Back (Mystic Slot Disco Adjustment) (Black Cock)
Bobby Bowens & Shades Of Magic - Gonna Let Me Love You (TiL)
Unknown - Do What You Do (International Feel)

Thanks so much to all who came out to party, and especially to Steve & Henry for the disco support!

A selection from Steve:

TS Monk - Canidate For Love
The Dells - All About The Paper
Linkwood - Fudge Boogie
Fela Kuti - Zombie
Chic - We Are Family
Ripple - The Beat Goes On
N'Dambi - Call Me (Yam Who Remix)
Rare Pleasure - Let Me Down Easy
Blaze and Cassio Ware - Funky People
Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk
Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots
Queen Latifah - How Do I Love Thee? (Let Me Count The Ways)
Sly & The Family Stone - It's A Family Affair

Yo man, those cats got medieval on my ass and mashed me down!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Sperm In Space

Jesus, woke up this morning thinking I'd had a wet dream, but no, it' actually true - this week's BeatsInSpace radio show featured Johnny "The Hat" Nash AND "Disco" Tom Noble. Here's a picture of Tom looking really sexy, mmmm:

Go here for the shows:

Here's what Tom had to say:

"Tim Sweeney of Beats In Space WNYU recently hit me up for a mix on his wicked radio show. Amped off this request I took the liberty to dice up about 12 new edits for the show. Also included some of my faves in non edited form, and one MINDblowing Jason Lev edit. The tune by We Buy Gold is actually me and my brother Andy Noble of Kings Go Forth (on bass) tearing up a latin version of My Forbidden Lover. Hope you enjoy!"

Johnny's more of the quiet type, ahhh, bless!

And, just for fun, AJB pointed me in the direction of some crazy acid haus propaganda from Aunty:

Also, Claremont 56 who recently featured on the Disco Village have two new records out, one from Alumnia and one from Tiago. I'd recommend Travel (Instrumental) from the Alumnia 12" and Mudd's Slow Rave Mix from the Tiago 12" (actually on Leng which is a Claremont sub-label), buy here:

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


I have just finished reading Keith Richards autobiography “Life”. Even as a school boy I looked up to Keith, everyone else at my primary school loved Meatloaf but me and Louise Holt, we were different. We loved whatever Louise’s big brother liked and that was the Stones, or to be precise Keef  (under the influence of Miss Holt and her badass big brother, a young Andy wrote to Jim’ll Fix It asking if he could fix it for me to be a Hell's Angel)
The book is a great read, booze, drugs, guns, and Keef having a soft spot for cats. Essentially all I expected, and some more.
Right about now some readers will be thinking “hang on this is the ‘ Village, what’s all this Stones bollocks?”  It’s simple really besides being the world’s best rock band (EVER) they do disco very well. I am hopeful that anyone reading knows “Miss You”, but how about “Too Much Blood”?  The 12” has two Arthur Baker remixes a vocal and a dub, not only that but the Arthur Baker mixes are edited by the Latin Rascals (queue crazy tape edits, lots of percussion and effects). Here is the dance mix

Also a winner is “Undercover Of The Night (Extended Cheeky Version)” , also check the b side “Feel On Baby (Instrumental Dub)” for some dubby down tempo  business.

And of course this Harvey spin gets us a thumbs up from the ‘village

And of all that was just an excuse to watch this

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The news at 9.36am

Jahtari sent us a promo of the new LP from Soom T & Disrupt, out around 24th January. My girl road tested it on a 200 mile round trip: the verdict was, Badboy stylez! A little childish for an album to be entirely dedicated to the joys of "A Carrot", but just feel the BASS. The whole album stands up really well, never a dull moment and nothing too "samey", but there's also a couple of standout killers, ripping up that digital dancehall.

Belgian record store Flexx are closing their doors. It was a great store and Diep & co. put out some awesome reissues, such as the Ginny - Can't Be Serious and the Ozo - Anambra 12"s. They've got a sale on before they close - I picked up a nice copy of this great LP Dogs of War (prog disco vibes) el cheapo - why not scoot over there and grab a bargain before it all goes?

Lastly, Andrew at PPU/Earcave keeps his finger on the trigger, check the forthcoming 12" from People's Potential Unlimited, "Psycho For Your Love" on this weeks Restless Funk Radio Show (previous blog post), and looky here, super rare, mega expensive deep south funk by the Back Street Band gets a crazy limited reissue - DO NOT MISS! Available at Earcave:

I know you...

Some of our friends in the news this morning... Looks a bit hippiefied if you ask me, but they mean well and I agree with the concept!

Nice leftfield selection from Cedric...

On The Corner

The Restless Funk Radio Show 17/01/2011


Phantom Slasher - Boy's Cheese Gone Fell Off His Cracker
Westwood/Cash - Psycho For Your Love (Edit)
Twist & Shout Accapella
King Culture - Nice Up The Session Version
Beyonce & Buju Banton - Single Ladies (Richie Blindz Remix)
Soom T & Disrupt - I Need Weed
New York Citi Peech Boys - Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)
Audio 3 - Top Billin Accapella
Brookyln Dreams - Music, Harmony & Rhythm
Arnie Love & The Lovettes - We've Had Enough
Blue Jean - Whirlwind
ESG - Standing In Line (Underdog Edit)
Bjorn Torske - Kokning
Carlos Nino & Jesse Peterson - Always Enough/Oh, Magnificent Nature

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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Moldy Peaches

In what may be the first of a long running feature may I present you dear reader(s) with an lp that here at Disco-Village HQ we love. Ladies and gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to introduce the Moldy Peaches “The Moldy Peaches”, released by Rough Trade in 2001 this lp is ace.

At the core of the Moldy peaches were Adam Green and Kimya Dawson, who met in a record shop in New York and had been recording together since 1994. Here are what I consider the gems of the lp to be:

and of course

Friday, 14 January 2011

This Fela walks into a bar

I saw Fela! the musical last night, broadcast live from the National Theatre direct to Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. I dig that this kind of thing is possible now and makes for a nice idea, working well for some projects, not so well for others. We're big fans of Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, the cafe is great, you can booze in the cinema and they do show a great alternative selection of movies and film projects on the big screen, so big up them for hooking up with the NT Live team.

However, the musical itself didn't really translate all that well as a filmed event. I reckon you had to be there (Steve?) to get the full effect as whilst the dancing and production was awesome to watch, the colour and vibrancy and movement and depth was lacking - you wanted to see the whole spectacle, not just where the camera was directing your attention to. As for the sound, forget it - with Afrobeat, you need the drums firing into your face, shaking you to the ground - whoever was EQ'ing the broadcast needed shooting. Still, not to take away from the fact that it was really well done, really enjoyable and didn't water down the music or his life - I wasn't bored for a second and it was about as good a "musical" as you could ever hope for. Dude who played Fela was top dollar - puff, puff, pass! I'd recommend seeing the show while you can.

Up on Thursday 20th January at Cambridge Arts Pciturhouse Cinema:

RIDE, RISE, ROAR is a David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen.

Shot with multiple cameras over several concerts during the 08/09 tour, the film combines the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads with the heartfelt pathos of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s most recent collaboration (‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’).

Between the songs (each of which is shown in its entirety), the film achieves an unprecedented intimacy with David Byrne and the band, documenting behind-the-scenes auditions, rehearsals and interviews with key players while revealing the creative process that led to the show's unique fusion of pop music and modern dance.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Jeez.. dude get's everywhere...

DJ Harvey goes record shopping from Oyster Magazine on Vimeo.

Might as well rename the DV "Bassett Stalkers Anonymous"

The Beat!

If you missed the Claremont 56 label spotlight the first time round, the mix from the spotlight is currently featured on the highly recommended moveyourfeettothebeat! blog and can be found here:

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Feeling This...

Dancing Hard

The Restless Funk Radio Show 10/01/2011


Tom Noble - Dancing Hard
Chez Damier - Warfare
Theo Parrish - When I'm Gone
Andreya - Up In Fire
The Quick - One Light In A Blackout
James Brown - Bodyheat (G's Infinite Sex Machine Edit)
Dope On Plastic - It's My Turn (Accapella)
Willie Wood & The Willie Wood Crew - Willie Rap
Daniel Johnston - Casper The Friendly Ghost
Black Devil Disco Club - Timing, Forget the Timing (Kerrier District Mix)
Emporer Machine - Tropical Waste
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Baby It's Cold Outside

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Restless Funk is a radio show that is broadcast live at and 97.2FM every monday night from 9-10pm GMT

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Brother 2010

The initails S.S. mean a lot of different things to a lot of 
different people. Thankfully, here in the Disco Village it 
remains synonymous with the legend of that notorious anti-hero 
Scott Spencer, friend of the Village, artist extraordinaire and 
culture vulture of exquisite taste. Like all blogs round 
the world we've been collecting people's recommendations from 
the now sadly defunct year 2010, and Scott very kindly agreed 
to furnish us with the records that fuelled his life of crime, 
disease and sodomy in 2010... Here's Scott: 
12 records from my 2010

1. Sexual Healing (Simon's Dark Keys Mix) - Marvin Gaye (no label) 
2. Everyone - DJ Nature (Golf Channel) 
3. Destiny Reprise - DJ Nature (Golf Channel)
4. Ghosten - Kyle Hall (Third Ear) 
5. One Night Extravaganza (Soul Clap Edit) - Jamie Foxx (Wolf + Lamb) 
6. A Lesson In Love - Mark Seven (no label) 
7. Happiness (Quiet Village Remix) - Jonathan Jeremiah (Rosario)
I know it came out in 2009 but it saw me right into 2010

8. One Lonely Knight (Extended Live Mix) - Arto Mwambe (Live 
At Robert Johnson) 
9. You Can't Change A Man - Christy Essien Igbokwe (BBE)
Another good year for comps. This is from Kon and Amir's 
Off The Beaten Track
|||, lyrically wrong, from a different time and place (I hope) 
10. Virgo - Virgo (Rush Hour)
11. The Pledge (Eternal Sunshine) - Jay Electronica (no label)
Jay Elect's releases are a mess, this didn't come out in 2010 
but we were all ready for the album to drop - he's got a lot 
to live up to 
12. Get Down Boy - The Paper Dolls (no label)
Somebody give Patrick Adams some money. Another booty of this 
1976 gem, having them highs on vinyl makes me very happy 
Many thanks again to the S.S. for their, er, I mean 'his' top 
tips, and yeah, damn right, I agree with all of them. We agree
that Kyle MF'in Hall is a new detroitian god, DJ Nature is killin'
it into 2011 with his Suntoucher remixes on Jazzy Sport records.
The Ashford & Simpson Live performance of "The Boss" edited on the
Oki-Ni exclusive 12" has been in my box all year, but I most
regretfully missed the Jonathon Jeremiah 10" beauty that also came
with a Morgan Geist touch. I still haven't picked up the Virgo 
reissue, but it's high on "the wants". Andy here in the Disco 
Village has also hotly tipped the Jay Electronica material, whilst
everybody loves some Patrick Adams, although I think it's actually
Peter Brown who keeps churning out the legitimate P&P reissues, last
seen lugging crates round the brooklyn spots (notably the Cloud One
- Flying High 12" recently). Lots of love and respect to our brother
fro another mother, Scott, wishing him love, happiness and stacks of
vinyl for the new year!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Half Train? Nah, it's...

Whole Train

London Screening on 18th January at Notting Hill Arts Club

Dream on, dreamer...

It's all bullshit - but it makes you dream, no?

Following on from the Faith Strobelight Honey interview, Harv tells more funny stories, while posing with nubile young lassie:

And here's another well-shit pitchblack youtube with some nice music:

For the "heads", an interview with Innergaze (US synth crew, think Beautiful Swimmers, Protect-U, Future Times):

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Well Gucci...

The Restless Funk Radio Show 03/01/2011


DJ Nature - Possessions
Tom Noble - Fun Company
Saturday Night Band - Come On, Dance, Dance
Steinski - NY, NY
T. Sotto - Super Queen
Ron Hardy - Acid Dreams
Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
The Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul
DJ Nature - SOTG
Band 3 - Shoe Shine Breakdown
JP Massiera - Bon Annee
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (Wooden Shjips Version)
DJ Nature - Gyrating Savages

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Monday, 3 January 2011

...and it's goodbye from him!



Single wise 2010 highlights for me included...

Aloe Blacc- I Need A Dollar

Midnight Magic- Beam Me Up

Jay Electronica feat Jay Z, The Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg- Shiny Suit

Visti and Meyland- Stars

DJ Nature- Everyone

Kaine featuring Kathy Diamond- Love Saves The Day

Alphabet City- Lowdown

Smith and Mudd- The Surveyor

LP of the year was without a doubt Jenny and Johnny “I’m Having Fun Now”.  Maxmilllion Dunbar’s  “Cool Water”, Erykah Badu’s “New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)”, Janelle Monae’s “The ArchAndroid” also got played a lot.
Mixes that got a lot of play included live mixes from the do-over, Madlib’s medicine show #10:Black Soul, and the amazing  a mix by Jaz.

Personal highlight of the year was a few days at the big chill, I hadn’t planned to go but a very kind offer of a guest pass from Mr Scruff was too good to pass up. I had been there about an hour when I ran into Alice Russell and crew...who took me under their wing and looked after me providing the most wonderful of refreshments. Mr Scruffs' tea tent had a lovely line up of DJs over the weekend but it was Kelvin Brown (Eyes Down/Electric Chair backroom resident) who made me dance till my feet bled.  Reggae, Dub Step, House, Jazz, Hip Hop, Disco and stuff I couldn’t describe then and still can’t now. A lovely soundsystem, a warm summers eve, a lovely location and dancing outside to “Over and Over” by Sylvester and a few classic Tribe Called Quest tracks. Here is a mix from Kelvin:

Sunday saw Terry Callier and Alice Russell play, both were fantastic and it was lovely to see an empty tent fill to capacity for Alice and co. It was a big band show with horns, backing singers, dance moves, the lot; and it was nice to see a band as happy as the crowd. Friday was a moan fest with Massive Attack and Thom Yorke playing, both great but maybe not ideal for the main stage on the first evening of a three festival with several thousand over refreshed punters wanting instant thrills. Here is a little Alice Russell, this acoustic version I find lovely:

Inversely to Alice Russell, Terry Callier and band played to a tiny crowd in a massive tent. Rather than this take away any atmosphere or sense of occasion I felt it made things better. After a few days of no sleep, mischief, and constant crowds, a little sit down in a big tent out of the sun was welcome. Terry played from the heart and sang beautifully. For the entire time he was performing I felt a warm glow and I feel lucky to have seen the great man again. Here is a little Terry Callier for you:

The very, very best bit and without the doubt the best thing to happen to me ever was getting to meet Kelis very briefly. I love Kelis, and her performance was ace - she came on stage to the Beatles “All You Need Is Love”, did a cover of Madonna’s “Holiday” that segued into “Milkshake”. She played “Trick Me” and I was a happy boy, as much as I’m keen on the direction she took with the last lp, even “Accapella” was ace. Being as I was, smitten and drunk AND having a guest pass with access all area privileges... As she came off stage I legged it to the back of the stage and gave her a bottle of champagne (chilled from a cool box with ice) and she gave me a kiss. That box was a bugger to carry but it was well worth the effort

Other highlights this year were Pavement, and Jenny and Johnny live in Williamsburg. It was lovely outside by the river with a view of Manhattan and Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale on tap. The following evening I visited Francois K’s Deep Space night. I had seen FK at various festivals over the years but with a big crowd to entertain and a two hour slot, it was a little too much “big room” house and techno for my liking. However at his own long running weekly night, playing to his regular crowd his selections were very varied.  I arrived an hour or so into proceedings and it took me a little while to find my groove, but once I had it was incredible. It was lovely to hear a GangStarr track dropped in the middle of a tribal house selection, and despite the obvious tempo drop the dancers stepped up. After the GangStarr was a Roy Ayres jazzfunk gem and this led into a little disco section of the evening that led back to house and dub step and reggae. FK blending, cutting, eqing, and showing how the space echo should be used, was joined by MC Infinity the dub poet.

The last half hour of the evening was the Blade Runner theme echoed to the max, and played for the benefit of the three of us left in the building. Myself, another tourist and a voguing transvestite. Now it’s said that New York is the city that never sleeps, however at 4.30 AM nowhere in the West Village was open. After wandering about for ages we were accosted by a helpful young man and his friends who said they knew where we could get a beer. So a cab ride later I find myself in a crackhouse with earlier tranny, arguing with armed crackheads because i don’t want crack, I want beer and I was promised beer. After an eternity I was escorted off the premises and walked towards a taxi, as the taxi drove over the Brooklyn Bridge and into the familiar territory of Bed-Stuy I felt like a king. I have an unshakable belief that nothing bad could happen to me in Brooklyn (my lucky cat/Brooklyn tattoo protects me), so I got dropped off at the far end of Nostrand Avenue and walked the last mile or so home watching the sunrise and drinking from a paper bag (I’m all class me).

I’m not a regular visitor to the cinema, but i love disco so went to see a screening of “Love Is The Message” the documentary about the Gallery Nicky Siano’s club. I just had a look a Nicky’s website and the film is available to stream from there, and if you like Disco you should enjoy it.

Hello 2011...

I am looking forward to more great things from Claremont 56 especially the Dog Eat Dog LP. I have heard some of the forthcoming Main Stem material and am looking to more from them. I shall be keeping my ears open and hopefully getting out a bit more. Most of all I am looking forward to finishing renovating my boat and spring arriving.
Cheers to you for reading and may you have a happy and healthy new year