Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Attack of the Phlash

Since the last post on here in February things have all gone a bit crazy in the world and we were truly shocked to see the horrific footage of the recent tsunami that swept over the eastern coastline of Japan few weeks ago. A scary reminder that mother nature still has us held firmly by the goolies and despite Japan being one of the most technologically prepared countries in the world it suffered terrible destruction to it's coastal towns and villages with the death toll in the thousands. While we may be helpless to stop such natural disasters from occurring one thing we can do is to do is to our bit towards helping the Japanese people recover from this devastating disaster over the coming months and years.

Here at Soul Buggin' HQ we decided to turn our March party into a bit of a fund raiser and despite being only a small night (we're the first to admit we might not be able to raise Comic Relief style millions!) we still wanted to do our bit so chose to donate all our profits made on the night to the British Red Cross relief fund. As well as our guest Phil Asher who came up from London we added Matt Rhythm from super group Rhythm Plate to the line up. With a great crowd come down both djs played superb sets and with you lot getting right on it we suddenly had a fantastic party on our hands. I guess it must get quite boring to read me constantly banging on about 'the vibe' but after all these years I still buzz my tits off when a small room of about 100 enthusiastic like-minded people create a magical atmosphere on a dancefloor. It is sometimes overlooked just how special this particular quality is in a party and all the promoting, flyering, spamming or shouting cannot guarantee those moments but when they do happen they are indeed special. Not all nights can pull this off and we love the fact that you lot make the effort to leave the mentalism of town on a Saturday night and come and get on the good foot at Soul Buggin' in a small pub in rough old Radford. Anyway, I'll stop rambling like I'm rushing in Ibiza circa 1988, just check out some of the great pictures that Nick Clague shot on the night. A massive thank you to Phil and Matt for coming down to play - you both rocked it - and all the cheering at the end had us beaming from ear to ear. Japan - we partied hard for you!

For our next party we've got something pretty special lined up with a change of venue for a one-off all dayer as we team up with fellow disco cohorts Basement Boogaloo at The Canal House on Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May. We love our bank holiday all dayers like Willy Wonka likes chocolate and we had toyed with the idea of doing a bigger event down there last year but now with the Boogaloo crew by our sides we can't wait for this one. As well as both sets of residents from the two nights we've also asked local web radio extodinare Alex Traska who runs the popular myhouseyourhouse station as well as Fran Green from the glorious Wild Honey Soundsystem. Heading up this gang of reprobates will be be Merc Recordings main man Mark E. Limited early bird online tickets are now available for this outdoor session from http://www.residentadvisor.net and are priced at £6 (and then £8 for standard tickets) so make sure you pick one up as they've already started selling fast (otherwise it'll be a tenner on the door). Getting a ticket also guarantees you entry to the limited capacity after party upstairs in the loft that rocks on till 4am. Things all kick off at 3pm in the afternoon outside on the decking so get down early as we'll be doing a BBQ too.

Right - that's all for now folks. Fancy some sounds? Well to coincide with last Sundays Japan fundraiser I did a 2 hour Japan mix of some of my favourite producers and records labels on my weekly Noodle Hopot radioshow. You can listen again here >> http://www.beane.podomatic.com

Sunday 27th March 2011 Tracklisting - A Japan Special

01. Jazztronik - Now or never | Counterpoint
02. Grooveman Spot feat. MC Invisible - Who's this? | Planet Groove
03. Breakthrough feat. Bembe Segue - Green like the sun | Pantone
04. UFO - Labyrinth (Enter at own risk) | Talkin' Loud
05. Similou feat. Yukimi Nagano - Supernova | White
06. Martin Gang feat. Insight & Dagha - Got skills galore (Grooveman Spot remix) | Jazzy Sport
09. Bakura - Thinking about (DJ Mitsu The Beats remix) | Especial
10. UFO - The planet plan | Talkin' Loud
11. Yoshinori Sunahara - Love beat (Nicole Conte remix) | Bungalow
12. Jazztronik - Pathways | Especial
13. Soil & Pimp Sessions - AIE | Brownswood
14. Yukihiro Fukutomi feat. Ellen Mcillwaine - Born under a bad sign | Routine Jazz
15. Hajime Yoshizawa feat. Face - Keep it moving | Especial
16. Shuya Okino feat. Navasha Daya - Thank you (Replayed by Sleepwalker) | Especial
17. Mondo Grosso - MG2SS | Virgin Japan
18. Makoto & Kez YM feat. Takumi Kaneto - Chameleon | Mukatsuku
19. Shuya Okino feat. Navasha Daya - Still in love | Especial
20. Calm feat. Spiritual African Nova - Unfortunately unknown | React
21. Kyoto Jazz Massive - Eclipse | Compost
22. Yukihiro Fukutomi feat. Liane Carrol - Play back | King Street
23. A Hundred Birds - Blackwater | Wave

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