On the night of Friday the 2nd May, whilst you were busy trying to forget about your jobs, we were stood in a confined space, pushing Lynx Africa to its technical limit and furiously mixing our bi monthly radio show – ‘Crucial & Fresh.’ (bi monthly actually means twice a month and every second month?)
Climbing the ladder and into the studio with us was Belch of theNotsosilent party purveyor crew. Having recently added Leon Vynehall to their roster of residents and throwing parties in three major cities it would seem these chaps have set their sites on nationwide rooftop/club supremacy. For those of you who are in London and have a penchant for an all day affair, you should purchase tickets for their roof top parties HERE.
“notsosilent started throwing parties in Edinburgh in 2012 bringing guests like Midland, Joy Orbison, Roman Flügel and Gerd to the Scottish capital.2013 saw the three-man crew add a monthly Glasgow party to their programming securing Scottish debuts for the likes of FunkinEvil, Moomin and Marquis Hawkes alongside other guests such as Move D, Prosumer, and Tama Sumo.With one third of the crew now in London the party prepares to set up shop in the capital for 2014 with a series of rooftop parties over summer and regular monthly events alongside it’s Scottish program thereafter.”
As for the show, (these are his own words) Belch says he enjoys “employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles,” in other words, he has eclectic taste. His mix does well to show off the extent of his musical knowledge. Apart from that, Belch genuinely looks like hes enjoying himself when he is behind a pair of decks, an aspiration that should always be high on disc jockeys list of priorities regardless of skill or genre.
Expect to weave in out of jazz funk, soul, disco, hip hop and house as Belch takes the reins for the first half with myself taking the second hour playing some Chicago tracks recently picked up in Berlin’s Record Loft and some new chin stroking house cutzzzz from the wall at Kristina. Cheers!
This Friday we will be joined by Steve Lee. Check his recent interview on TEST PRESSING.
Back in the game. After a lengthy break due to massive online storage issue (and apathy). We are going to start posting again. We’ve still been active in the real world and have done plenty of digging of late. Expect lots of obscure B-sides, dubs, pitched down smoked out techno, ambient interludes and some fresh cuts from the wall. A recent trip to Record Loft in Berlin yieled a fat wedge of Chicago, this record being one of them.
We haven’t lost the plot. Recorded in 1968 this is a single which made me reconsider everything when I was told it was Tom Jones. An amazing slice of Welsh Soul kindly lent to me by a gent I got chatting to whilst waiting for the bus one afternoon. I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now. Whilst it bucks the trend on this page for House & Disco and but I’m sure you’ll agree this is still an excellent piece of ‘dance music.’ It’s only 2 minutes long though.
Incoming mix! One of our long time supporters and stalwart friends has put together this lovely little mix. He takes us on phonic journey through a choice selection of hip hop, beats, soul and disco. All of which is cunningly interlaced with movie soundbites. It couldn’t be a more perfect soundtrack lounging around on a Sunday evening or roasting the shit out of a dead animal.
Elmo is an integral part of the 5dollarshakecrew based in Edinburgh who have been kind enough to have us play at a number of their events in the past. Billed as PreClub/Music/Art 5dollar is a collective of DJs and producers looking to expose talent both big and small including acts like DJ Paypal, Fine Art and Dema. Look out for their upcoming video mix which will be published this Wednesday. Get all the updates at their Facebook page here.
New Year is well and truly over and a long train journey back to London, reality and oyster cards has given me time to reflect on some of the purchases made over the last few weeks. Sitting in the flat late at night with the rain belting down this track seems to go some way to making one’s soul feel existent once again. Not going to say much about this record, out on Moods & Grooves. Give it a listen.