Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Summer heaters in yer speakers!

Phew. It's all got a bit hot and sticky ain't it!? While some chose to roll around in the dried mud at last weekends Glastonbury, here in Nottingham things got pretty dirty too as we invited Electric Chair legend Luke Unabomber to our monthly soiree for a bit of a disco. Turning in a firing 3.5 hour set the Unabomber smashed up Moog good and proper culminating in some fantastic end of night scenes ('Baker Street' caused some serious air saxaphone blowage on the dancefloor - shout to all the dads!) Hats off to all those that made it down and a special mention must go to Alex's mate Dean who after dancing for hours, drenched through with sweat and ravenous, attempted to buy a kebab afterwards in our local take away round the corner with half a fiver claiming it was legal tender and worth at least £2.50. Skills.

So a few things to look forward to over the next few weeks here at the Buggin' HQ that need a mention. First off Wrighty and myself are hitting the road this Friday (1st July) and heading over to The Bulls Head in Birmingham (Moseley) to lay down our usual disco-inspired nonsense. We'll be playing from 12.30am till 2am and if your at the massive Mostly Jazz Festival over the road pop in afterwards and get on the good foot.

Full details are over on the Freestyle website. Oh and they also interviewed us. Have a read >

For all those Nottingham way Soul Buggin' will be back on Saturday 30th July at Moog where we'll be welcoming Bill Brewster to the decks. It’s been said that what Bill Brewster doesn’t know about disc jockeying is probably not worth knowing and we’re not going to argue with that. Since starting his DJ career in the late 80’s cutting his teeth playing in New York he’s played all over the shop and currently is one of the heads behind the superb Low Life parties in London. Whether it be writing columns for almost every dance rag out there, penning bible-like books on the art of the DJ (‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’) or creating hugely popular websites such as DJ if it’s eclecticism, surprises, amazing unique music or sheer long-haul dedication to the dancefloor, Bill’s your man. We're looking forward to this one mightly. Usual rules apply get down before 10.30pm and get cheap entry (£3) otherwise it'll be a fiver. Keep yer eyes on this blog over the next few weeks for news of a very special pre-party too.

Taa daa for now kids!


PS - For those social networkers out there hunt down the crazy motherfucker that goes by the name of Raul Soul-Buggin. He's fashionably exotic and bloody loves a good disco. More importantly he'll keep you bang up to date with all Buggin' movements and might even give you a massage if he likes the look of you.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bank holiday summer madness

So you recovered from all that bank holiday silliness then? Here in Nottingham it all got a bit crazy but with the Buggin' Boogaloo party at The Canal House at the start of the month setting the tone it kind of was to be expected! Last weekend we waved goodbye to May with another storming session down at the Moog bar with guests Kev Beadle, Atjazz and Mouse. Due to the weather being a bit hit and miss we did the whole shebang inside and come early evening we got things rolling nicely with warm up sets from Mouse, Mark, myself and Wrighty (who had packed loads of Gil Scott Heron's music in tribute to his very sad passing on the previous Friday). There seemed to be so much going on that Sunday in Nottingham with various festivals and other all dayers throughout the day but we ended up having a top crowd bomb down. Thanks so much to all those that reached and of course to our guests. Special doff of the hat to the guitarist who plugged himself in and started jamming with Atjazz. Ace.

I'd never thought I'd say this but I'm kinda glad that there isn't a bank holiday for a bit as I don't think my liver could take another one. Unfortunately all plans for a quiet month will be put on the back burner as we welcome Manchester party legend Luke Unabomber to Soul Buggin' on Saturday 25th June at Moog. Luke is one half of that powerhouse DJ / production duo The Unabombers who are best known for creating one of the greatest disco dens in the UK in the form of The Electric Chair. With guest DJs including the likes of Carl Craig, Jazzanova, Francois K, Harvey, Derrick May, Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Danny Krivit and Moodymann the club was one of the most respected in the country. When it closed it’s doors the ‘Chair’ philosophy was exported to Croatia and the annual Electric Elephant festival has become the ‘must do’ weekender of the summer with its infamous boat parties and stellar line ups. We can’t promise Luke will be sailing a boat through Moog but we can guarantee some pretty sweaty party vibes so we urge you to book your place on the hallowed floorboards early as this one could get pretty crazy.

Entry for this one will be the usual £3 before 10.30pm and £5 after and we'll be going on till 3am.

We look forward to seeing you on the 25th June


PS: Don't forget to check the cracking Soul Buggin' podcast over at for plenty of fine mixes from us residents and the occasional guest.

PPS: Over the next few weeks on my weekly sunday radioshow 'The Noodle Hotpot' I'll be playing lots of Unabombers bits and pieces including some of those firing edits they've been behind on their Electric Souls imprint. Show goes out every Sunday at 2pm over on and available for download here >>