We’re pretty excited here at Bedmo Disco HQ. We normally are, to be fair, but we’ve got something extra special to get all hot and sweaty about – this Saturday’s forthcoming Bedmo Disco session at The Big Chill Bar in Bristol with very special guests Soft Rocks!
We first came across the Soft Rockers a few years ago. Being geekish, record-collecting nerds, we’d picked up a few of their high sought after edits and reworks on their own Soft Rocks Recordings imprint. These were very special – both musically and stylistically. We were impressed.
Somehow, thanks to the power of the internet, we were introduced to Soft Rocker Piers Harrison some time in early 2008. We chatted, exchanged banter about disco records and discussed Bristol – the city where Piers was born and raised (and, of course, our hometown). We talked about getting him down to play at one of our parties but we never quite got it together.
Then, in August 2008, we had two brushes with the Soft Rocks crew in a matter of weeks. First, Sell By Dave met Piers at The Big Chill Festival, when our bearded disco bore played after him at the Havana Club Bar on Sunday night. A week or so later, we met the rest of the lads, as they took over from us in the Funk Tent at the Bloom Festival. We’d just finished a Bedmo Disco Soundsystem show with Coherent and had partied it up hard. The Soft Rockers (minus Piers, who was at home having done the Chill the week before) and disco chanteuse Kathy Diamond took our party baton and ran with it, treating the crowd to an excellent selection of disco, deep house and the like.
When the Big Chill Bar, Bristol, asked us to nominate a guest for our first Bedmo Disco session at the venue, we said ‘Soft Rocks!’ without any hesitation. Luckily the guys were up for it and have agreed to come and play a three-hour set from 12midnight on Saturday night. It should be a belting occasion. Originally we’d asked Piers to do it, but he’s moving to New York with his young family. So, Chris stepped into the breach. Then, rather unexpectedly, Piers asked if he could tag along and play some records as his move had been put back, he was due to be in Bristol visiting his dad and, well, it’s his birthday. We, of course, said yes please!
The action takes place this Saturday at the Big Chill. We’ll be on the decks from 9pm, with Five-Stylez dropping some funk and Sell By Dave digging deep in the boogie/disco/Balearic/nudisco crates before the Soft Rocks crew take to the stage. It’s free all night, so come down and party with us. As it’s Piers’ birthday, it should be a blast!
SOFT ROCKS & BEDMO DISCO
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER @ THE BIG CHILL BAR, BRISTOL
9pm-3am, FREE ENTRY