Monday, 3 December 2012

Secure the ornaments.... dark room disco ahoy

It was almost exactly a year ago when we tearfully waved goodbye to Moog, our home for 3 years since 2009, with a massive New Years Eve party and all night session till 6am. It was one hell of a party, not only because many of us knew this legendary venue was finally closing it's doors (and of course it was blinkin' new years eve) but also partly due to the fact we had invited Mark Rayner from the Wild Honey Soundsystem collective, Osbourne from DiY and Mr Alex Traska from MHYH Radio to join us for some disco bother on the decks.  It was an ace night and one that still tickles us some 12 months on.

Fast forward 12 months and it's been a rollicking year for us. It began with a massive hangover and a 4 month comedown as we pondered on life without Moog, what to do with a crowd that wanted to keep on dancing but more importantly where on earth to take our party. After much deliberation we plumped for The Bodega and in 2012 we saw the likes of Ashley Beedle, Recloose, Faze Action, Leftside Wobble, Crazy P, Paul 'Trouble' Anderson, Cosmic Boogie and many others join us for some brilliant parties at the well known Pelham Street venue.

Now with New Years Eve once again on the horizon we're pumped up for another party but this time we're planning on doing something a bit different as a special one off session in a new venue for us so here's the deal with just the juicy bits for your noggin' to take in:

NYE. Soul Buggin' vs. Wild Honey. Upstairs at The Old Angel boozer. 9pm-4am. One dark room with a side room bar. A big system. £5 entry on the door

The Old Angel is a well known pub in the centre of Hockley but we'll be doing our thing upstairs till the early hours and we'd love you to join us

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We look forward to shaking a leg with you all


PS - Oh, and don't worry if you've already made plans over Christmas, we'll be back at the Bodega in the new year with a whole load more of goodness.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Date with the rain...

Well that was what we call a blinkin' party. In what proved to be one of the wettest days of the year in Nottingham even the truly miserable weather failed to stop you lot from coming out to witness the musical sorcery of Recloose last Saturday. Straight from the off people seemed up for it and with a proper buzz in the air building up to the event we were truly honoured to welcome the Detroit magician to the Soul Buggin' ones and twos. Big hugs and love to those that braved the elements and made it down and of course mad props to Matt for coming over from the other side of the world to play at our party. We wish him all the best as he continues his tour around Europe.

In the next week or so we'll have full details of our New Years Eve party but before all that here's a few pictures from Saturdays session courtesy of our favourite snapper Nick Clague

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Detroit state of mind

Well Saturday turned into a bit of a monster didn't it eh! Big thanks to all those that bowled on down for a boogie and of course big props go out to our guest dj Luke Unabomber who rocked it solid.

So hardly a few days have gone since Saturday and we're already salivating at who we've got coming to play at Soul Buggin' on Saturday November 24th at The Bodega Social Club. We promised you something big and we reckon we've delivered, as part of his 6 date European tour we bring you Recloose.

**Please note: All limited early bird £5 tickets have now sold out so entry is  now £8 on the door**

We've been big fans of Recloose here at Soul Buggin' towers for many years and so have our crowd so we expect this one to be pretty busy.

Doors open at 11pm and as per usual musical warm up / warm down duties will come from residents Wrighty, Beane and even a rare appearance from our very own Mark A. 

So a little back story on the man himself...
It all started in the spring of 1997 when Detroit native Matthew Chicoine, aka Recloose, made contact with techno pioneer Carl Craig by way of a legendary ‘demo-on-rye sandwich’. This fateful meeting led to the signing of Recloose to Craig's seminal Planet E label and the birth of an eclectic and vibrant musical career.

Recloose's musical roots trace back to eight years of studying music and playing jazz saxophone, later shifting his focus to the art of collecting and mixing vinyl while at the University of Michigan. His eclectic DJ sets, which were first heard on Ann Arbor’s WCBN, have led him to become an in-demand DJ, playing at clubs and festivals around the world as well as performing as a turntablist for both Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra and the more esoteric Uri Caine ensemble.

Over his fifteen year career Recloose has developed into a true standout of Detroit’s musical litter. To date he has released a number of groundbreaking 12”s for Planet E and Rush Hour, a host of remixes for the likes of Funkadelic, Herbert, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tei Towa, Dennis Coffey, MJ Cole and Azymuth, a live album, and three full-length LPs debuting with ‘Cardiology’‚ on Planet E / !K7 in 2002, greeted with wide critical acclaim.

Recloose relocated to New Zealand in 2001 to plant new roots and explore fresh musical horizons. 2005 saw the release of Recloose's second LP, ‘Hiatus On The Horizon’ (Peacefrog/Loop), an album that features a host of New Zealand’s finest musicians and vocalists (and spawned the dancefloor stomper ‘Dust’ featuring Fat Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie). This was followed in 2006 by the Recloose Live Band’s funk compendium ‘Backwards and Sideways’, recorded live at the San Francisco Bathhouse and released on Recloose’s on-off imprint ‘Fingertips’ in early 2007. Recloose’s 2008 international long player, ‘Perfect Timing’, features yet more stellar New Zealand talent (including Tyna Keelan, Rachel Fraser, Joe Dukie, Jonathan Crayford) and took out the prestigious Tui Award (aka NZ Music Award) for best Electronica/Dance album of 2008. In 2010 Recloose teamed up with long time musical comrades Rush Hour records to release "Early Works", a retrospective collection of standout and lost material from his days in Detroit. Since then he has been continued to release a number of ambitious 12"s on Rush Hour and Delusions of Grandeur.

In 2009 Recloose launched his Hit It & Quit It radio show, broadcasting with broadcast partner Frank Booker every Monday from Auckland’s George FM and quickly growing the show into one of the highest rating on the station. In 2010 Recloose took up residence at Auckland’s Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand to set up and deliver a full-time DJ and Electronic Music Production (DJEMP) programme, now rotating between teaching and securing his masters degree at the University of Auckland.

 Check out Recloose's website here for mixes, productions and news

Sunday, 7 October 2012

The return of the bomber

Well that was one hell of a birthday party. Now the dust has settled, our livers have stopped screaming and we've put our brains back in our heads we must simply say a big thank you to all that came down and partied hard with us. Great crowd and vibes all night (pictures coming soon!)

So it's about time we got stuck into to letting you know about who've we've got coming to our next party and what better place to start than with one of favourite guests who smashed it last time he played, Luke Unabomber.

Luke is one half of legendary 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 Bodega (not sure how he'd get it up the stairs) but we can guarantee some pretty sweaty party vibes so we urge you to book your place on the dancefloor early as this one could get pretty crazy.

Support comes from residents Wrighty & Beane

Doors are 11pm - 4aam
Entry is £5

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bring forth the ice cream and jelly

Flippin' eck. We turn 8 in September. That's some milestone isn't it. So we've decided we should do what we do best and throw a bloody great party on Saturday 29th September at The Bodega Social Club here in Nottingham with fancy visuals, big soundsystem, high quality music, lots of booze and most importantly you lot.

Who we should get to come and play for these birthday bashes has always been a bit of thing for us, so this time we decided to listen to what our regulars have been telling us and book ourselves to play. To be honest we're all ridiculously excited about getting to play at peak time but we know what you lot like so expect a right rammed dancefloor and Raul will be giving special dancing lessons to those who need them.

See you all out on the floor

We open at 11pm and groove on till 4am

Entry is £5

DJs; Wrighty, Beane & Mark A

Thursday, 2 August 2012

To the cosmic forest and beyond!

 Our August Bank Holiday Sunday parties are some of our favourite sessions of the year and for this August we are very happy to announce that we've invited those cosmic forest dwellers Psychemagik!

Over the past few years Psychemagik have been building a steady reputation for sprinkling their magic dust over artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Joyce, The Time And Space Machine, Azari & III and Metronomy, The Yardbirds, Talking Heads and, erm, even a Ronnie Corbert 80's sitcom to name but a few. Their sun soaked
re-interpretations and remixes have found favour with DJs as far reaching as Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, Faze Action, Rob da Bank, Tom Middleton and Annie Nightingale.

With a slew of releases under their belts for labels such as uber chic History Clock, House of Disco Records, Paper Recordings and their own 'Discotheque Wreckers' imprint, the prolific output of the cosmic forest studio is truly extraordinary.

Hot on the heels of their recently released "Healin' Feelin' reworks it's time to bask in some Psychemagik warmth and we're very happy to welcome the duo to the hallowed Soul Buggin' turntables.

DJ support comes from residents Wrighty & Beane.

Doors 10pm-4am

PLEASE NOTE: Limited early bird tickets are £5 and available HERE

After this entrance will be £7 on the door.


Monday, 16 July 2012

Summer Boogie

So with the UK pretty much trying to recreate scenes from Noah's Ark this summer we're not letting the doom and gloom of grey old blighty get us down as we power on into July and welcome Cosmic Boogie to our little monthly get down at The Bodega Social Club. Be sure to grab your multi-colour cosmic pencil and block out Saturday 28th July for some serious foot movement.

Cosmic Boogie is the pseudonym of Liverpool based DJ and producer Stu Robinson, and the name of one of the record labels he currently runs (the other being Boogie Originals with Andy Ash). He has released and remixed for Disco Deviance, Bedmo Disco, Whiskey Disco, Deep Space Orchestra, Frank Booker and Tal M Klein (amongst others). A string of further releases and remixes are lined up for 2012.

On the back of the success of his productions, record labels and remixes, Cosmic Boogie has become an in-demand DJ, with regular dates across the UK and Europe. Over the past 12 months he has played headline slots everywhere from Helsinki and Warsaw to London and Budapest – as well as his home town of Liverpool.

This is one of the last few times he will be DJing as Cosmic Boogie as he is returning to his real name as he is making music under other names including Little Creatrures. To help with this new start he will be bringing a lot of Cosmic Boogie giveaways with him

Also joining us is local Nottingham DJ Elmo. Elmo is a Soul Buggin' regular and connoisseur of good music as well as being an excellent selector.

We run from 10pm - 4am for this one and entrance is £5

Support comes from resident Wrighty as he returns to the UK fresh from flying the Soul Buggin' flag over at Croatia's "Electric Elephant" festival.


Right, let's have some chart action, it's been bloomin' ages.

Beane's Wet and Wonderful Summer Top 20

01. Sir Own - Hooked | Basic Fingers 12"
02. System Status - Nightsweats 2 | CDR
03. Mind Fair presents 21st Century Fox - Serious love | Rogue Cat Sounds 12"
04. Various Artists - Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes Part Two | Harmless LP
05. Emile Strunz - Last Waltz / Shields | World Unknown 12"
06. Crooked Man - Preset | Crooked Man 12"
07. General Zod & The Cougar Man | Golden Hole 12"
08. Psychemagik - For Your Love / Aldeia De Ogum | Psychemagik 12"
09. Board of Directors - Hanging' tough / Happy | Record Symphony 12"
10. Jamie Finlay - Black eyed soul | Stilove4music 12"
11. Ashley Beedle - Yardism | CDR
12. Begin - Next Image / Day happens | Begin 12"
13. Herbie Hancock - Thrust | Columbia LP
15. Various - Magic Wand Volume 5 | Magic Wand 12'
16. Policy - One last time | Rush Hour 12"
17. Jimmy Edgar - Let yourself be | Hot Flush 12"
18. The Invisible - Wings (Floating Points remix) | Ninja Tune 12"
19, Luke Solomun - Say something (Ashley Beedle Live at the Wash House mix) | Bear 12"
20. Odyssey - Native New Yorker (Ashley Beedle's Big Apple Uptown Story) | ISM 12"
21. Manmade Science - The Blues 1997 | Philpot 12"
22. Todd Terje edits 655 | Unknown 12"
23. IG Culture - Soulful Shanghai | Rush Hour LP
24. GB Presents The Abstract Eye - Analogous | Eglo 12"
25. Lindstrom - Quiet Place To Live (Todd Rundgren Remix) | Smalltown Supersound 12"
26. Smith &Mudd - Sauna Love / The Surveyor | Claremont 56 12"
27. Sinkane - Runnin' | Phonica Special Edition 12"
28. MonoMono - Dawn Of Awareness | Tummy Touch LP
29. Radiance - You're My Number One | Are N B Records 12"
30.  Scrimshire - Grandma's hands / Southern Man | Wah Dubplate 7"

Sunday, 10 June 2012

There may be Trouble ahead...

Well that Ashley Beedle session was just a bit good wasn’t it? Anyway in the tradition of Soul Buggin’ we’re now looking forward to our next party on Saturday 30th June at The Bodega Social Club where we'll be bringing you The Legendary Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson and we're just a little bit excited about this one.

So here's a little bit of the 'Trouble' story. Get a brew ready.

Paul started off DJing in the early Sound System days, and was also a soundman, who followed the Chicken, Scrap Iron and Fat Man Around systems around and Paul’s uncle ran a reggae sound that converted into a soul sound, called Troublefunk and this is where he acquired his stage name ‘Trouble’.

At this time he meet DJ pioneer and one of the founders of Kiss FM radio, George Power, who asked Paul to play alongside him at the legendary jazz funk sessions at Crackers. Paul was the first black DJ to play in Soho in 1979 and he then went onto blaze a trail in the London music scene, developing highly acclaimed seminal sessions of early electro, boogie, jazz dance, hip hop, soul and any new dance sound at what became historic clubs such as Crackers, Spats, The Embassy, Global Village and the Electric Ballroom. He played the best tunes during the rise of each genre: Reggae, Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco, Electro, Hip-Hop and then House.

During the late 1980s Acid House era, Paul was head-lining at the massive Sunrise, Biology and Back to the Future raves, and was also resident at Love at the Wag, Solaris and Enter The Dragon at the Park. Paul was the first UK DJ to play in Italy, and was the regular resident at Angels of Love (Napoli, Italy)

Paul was one of the founders of Kiss FM, London’s first legal dance music station, and during this time he launched and nurtured amazing residencies at legendary clubs such as Trouble’s House (Legends) and The Loft (HQs, Camden Town - London’s best mid-week club which ran for 10 years with special appearances from DJs Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Kerri Chandler, CJ Mackintosh, Marshall Jefferson, and singers Jocelyn Brown, Adeva, Loleatta Holloway (RIP), Joi Cardwell, Jean Carne, Crystal Waters, Kenny Bobien, Gerideau, Arnold Jarvis and Leroy Burgess.

Paul’s musical achievements include compiling Classic House Mastercuts 2, remixing Nomad’s No 1 hit, ’Devotion’ and Junior Reid’s No 1 in Jamaica, ’One Blood’ as well as remixes for Blaze, Pet Shop Boys, Soul II Soul, Thelma Houston, and Byron Stingily, and a Live Mix “Trouble’s House” album on R2 Records

"He is without doubt one of the Best DJ’s in the world’’ Norman Jay

"Throughout his career Paul has always been about busting out high quality tunes and didn’t need other people to tell him something was good or had a buzz on it to get behind it - he was definitely a leader". Joey Negro

"I used to play upstairs at the Electric Ballroom and I would sneak out whilst playing a long jazz record and go and listen to Paul playing early electro tunes. He is one of the most important people in London club culture, and Soul II Soul and all that stuff came off the back of Paul Anderson and lets not forget that. He’s an original boogie man, playing material that’s very dirty, very bouncy - real shuffle, and the girls love it and boys feel good around it." Gilles Peterson

Musical back up supplied as usual from the Buggin' residents Wrighty, Beane and Mark A.

£5 entry all night


 Doors open at 11pm.

Beedle goes Ballistic!

Ouch. Sweaty scenes at our last party with the mighty Ashley Beedle with all sorts of disco tom foolery going down. Here's a few pics.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Black Science incoming...

It was way back in February last year when invited the legend that is Ashley Beedle to our Soul Buggin' party and we had such a monster session we thought we just had to get him back again to lay down some of that black science magic at our new home The Bodega Social Club.

Ashley Beedle is one of the UK’s most prolific DJ/ Producers with an enormous body of work under various guises and production monikers. He has remixed and produced an astonishing number of major artists including Elton John, Bob Marley, Horace Andy, The Rolling Stones, The Streets, Mick Jagger, India, Masters At Work, Mika, Sade, Bent, Jamiroquai, Candi Staton, Lily Allen, James Blunt, Gabriella Cilmi, Femi Kuti, Blaze, Armand Van Helden, The 2 Bears and that's just off the top of our heads!

DJs from all over the globe ranging from Greg Wilson, Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Francios K, Ross Allen, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Laurent Garnier, The Unabombers and Andrew Weatherall all champion his extensive back catalogue of remixes and edits and music collectors with any clout have at least one of his records in their collections.

This promises to be a special session indeed so get Saturday 26th May stuck firm in your diary

Doors open at the slightly later time of 11pm and it's a fiver in all night.

Musical back up as usual comes from the Buggin' hairy layabouts Wrighty, Beane and Mark A

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The return of the P!

Hot, sweaty, crazy scenes at our last party with Crazy P last month and with a big crowd in the place it was great to finally welcome Crazy P to our humble little disco shindig. Many thanks to Jim, Chris and Danielle for coming down to play and as always all you crazy loons that come to boogie. Here are a few pics for those mentalists that missed it.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Get some some disco back up yer jumpers

After a long 4 months Soul Buggin' returned with a vengeance last Sunday as we opened up our account at the Bodega Social Club here in Nottingham with a right old Easter knees up. It had seemed like an absolute ice age since our last New Years Eve party when we waved goodbye to Moog, got all tearful and packed up our bags littlest hobo stylee and hit the road. So come Sunday we were right pumped up for our party with Faze Action and Leftside Wobble and what a fun night we had. Massive shouts to all those that came down, rubbed us up funny, got on the good foot and generally let loose. Here's a few pics that have surfaced from our favourite sex photography Nick Clague.

So as mentioned a few months back our plan at The Bodega Social Club is to put on parties on the last Saturday of the month, just like we used to at Moog, so we don't want you to lose the plot but we've got another little session up our sleeve for Saturday 28th April where we'll be starting our monthly residency good and proper with a right line up. What better way to lay down our gauntlet we thought than to welcome Nottingham's very fine Crazy P Soundsystem to join us for a bit of the old good good.

Due to their rising success that has been like a tidal wave these past few years Crazy P have been playing all over the world so we're super excited to have them join us at Soul Buggin' which feels like a well overdue appearance. Regular readers and disco fiends won't need any back story from me on this blog but for those who have been living in a cave these last 15 years or so have a wander round their website here. Expect a DJ set mixed in with keyboards, a sampler and live vocals. Definitely one not to be missed!

Doors open at the slightly later time of 11pm for this one but we'll be partying on till 4am to make up for it. Oh and it's only a fiver on the door too. Aceness all round.