You know thinking about it, as long as I've been on this earth I don't think I've ever 'celebrated' halloween. I dunno why but just like the fireworks of November 5th (which incidentally happens to fall on my birthday) it's never really grabbed me, even as a young nipper. Maybe it was the fact that my mum scared the bejesus out of me with tales of getting kidnapped by dirty old men if I went out trick or treating as a kid or maybe it was my dislike of knocking on strangers doors begging for money (I much preferred the classic game of 'knock, door, run' as a youngster to be honest). Either way it never featured heavily on my radar despite the zillions of parties that go off.
Anyway, this year was the first time I got into the spirit as we decided to have a fancy dress halloween-themed disco down at our monthly Soul Buggin' session and welcomed over Simon 'Faze Action' Lee to the infamous Moog turntables. Last time he played in Nottingham was Basement Boogaloo a couple of years ago so it was great to welcome him back to the city. As per usual things started off slow as Wrighty and myself warmed up with the sounds of Theo Parrish, Willie Hutch, Black Science Orchestra, Frank De Jo Jo and that killer new Jamie Woon track "Night air" plus many more until various fancy dressed freaks and fruitcakes descended upon Moog. Simon Lee took to the decks and ended up turning in a heavy 3 hour set with fresh Faze Action pieces, special edits and disco bombs a plenty. Top stuff. Oh, and we still need to know what the killer italo thing was but he's keeping it a secret! Aarrrgh!
A big thank you to Si for coming over and a big up to all those that came down, especially those in fancy dress garb with a particular high five to the freakiest mother fucker of the night - Mr Ady Tasker who decided to come as, well I'm not quite sure but it was bloody scary.
So this month we've decided to keep it on the disco tip and invited Filthy Luka (aka Luke Howard) from the Horse Meat Disco collective to join us at our next Soul Buggin' party on Saturday 27th November. Since its humble beginnings London's Horse Meat Disco has become an institution on both sides of the sexual divide due in large part to its dedication and appreciation to disco music in all its forms. The weekly club night at The Eagle has become one of the must go to parties for disco heads from all walks of life and after a string of blistering international appearances around the globe as well as at our own homegrown festivals Glastonbury and Lovebox, the collective have proudly flown the flag for quality disco music higher than most.
We expect this one to be pretty mental as last time Horse Meat came to town a few years back there were proper roadblock scenes in Nottingham so we'd advise getting down early as it'll be first come first served on the door. Usual entry of £3 before 10.30pm and £5 after and it all kicks off at 9pm and goes on till 3am.
See you down the front!
Time for some chart action - here's what's floating my boat in November
01. Mark Ronson feat. Q Tip - Bang bang bang (Rhythm Plate remix) | CDR
02. Modern Artifacts - Droned / Flight (Africanz On Marz reworks) | Modern Artifacts 12"
03. Jamie Woon - Night air | Candent Songs 12"
04. Magic Wand Edits Volume 2 | Magic Wand CDR
05. DVA feat. Fatima - Just vybe | Hyperdub 12"
06. Fanfare - Gotham Odyssey (Volcov re-edit) | Unknown 12"
07. Womack & Womack / Steve Winwood - Conscious / Time & Space (Ashley Beedle re-edits) | Kat 12"
08. Lone - Raptured | Werk Discs 12"
09. Moodymann - It's too late 4 u and me | Mahogany 12"
10. System Status - Maybe You Should Bring Your Friends | CDR