Friday, 25 January 2008

TONIGHT: Freevive & best before: @ Dojo, Bristol

Just a quick heads up for those in Bristol with regards to a little party we're putting on with our friends from Freejive. To celebrate their first birthday, they've invited us to share the billing and give their always excellent party the best before: treatment.

Myself and Five-Stylez have fond memories of Freejive from our appearance there before Christmas, where we treated them to the most incendiary Thumbs Aloft live set yet. Back then we played a deliciously energetic mix of disco, funk, breaks, hip-hop and anything else that kept the party going. The reaction was good, especially to MC Coherent's mic hype. This time round I'm flying solo, alongside the rest of the best before: crew - Legendary Tone, Puffin Jack, Richard Carnage and The Kelly Twins, who'll be celebrating their birthday by treating us to one of their legendary party sets. You can expect the usual array of dancefloor goodness, from obscure dub disco, nu-disco, electrofunk and Italo to acid house, techno wrongness, random rock, pointless pop and much, much more. Freejive ressies Jambo and Louie add their deck skills in the warm-up and end of night slots. This all takes place at Dojo Lounge on Park Row, starting at 10.30pm and going on until 6am. Bring it on!

This weekend also sees the return of our fave Sunday night session, Normalise. This time round, Luke Malcher, Puffin Jack and Harry Glazebrook have decided to swap to a Saturday at Cosies (Portland Square, Bristol). Expect the usual odd but brilliant selection of tunes, from slo-mo techno and "sugar time" grooves to psych rock and 60s garage. Our old pal Andy Clarkson is amongst the guests.

To get you in the mood for a party, here's a selection of things that have been rocking Tricky Disco Towers of late…

1. The Rolling Stones - Miss You [Special Disco Version] (Decca)
2. Chromeo - Needy Girl [Lifelike Mix] (Backyard CD-R)
3. The Juan Maclean - Happy House (DFA)
4. Goldfrapp - A&E [Hercules & Love Affair Remix] (Mute CD-R)
5. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong (DFA)
6. The Paul Simpson Connection - Use Me, Lose Me [Dub Me] (Streetwise)
7. Starshine - All I Need Is You [Instrumental] (Prelude)
8. Yazoo - Satisfaction [Us 12" Remix] (Mute)
9. The Flying Sapphire - Untitled 1 to 3 (Internasjonal CD-R)
10. Ajello - Over The Sky EP (Deep Freeze CD-R)

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