Monthly Archives: April 2012

MIX: BEDMO DISCO ON PASSION RADIO BRISTOL 24/04/12

On Monday, our own Sell By Dave hosted the latest edition of Bedmo Disco Radio on Passion Radio Bristol. We’ve rescued the recording from the Passion archives and thought we’d share it with you. It’s a typically groovy two hour mix-up featuring a range of disco, electrofunk, P-funk, boogie, rare groove, soul, funk and deep house gems old and new. Excitingly, it also features previews of all four tracks from the forthcoming Awon & Bedmo Disco original production EP, “B-Funk”, two cuts from the excellent Jimmy The Twin edits EP we’re releasing in early May, and two yet-to-be-scheduled edits due to be released on our forthcoming sister label, Bedmo Digital.

It’s all mixed together in Sell By’s usual vaguely slick, ‘floor-friendly style, and we think it’s rather good – one of the best Bedmo Disco Radio sessions yet.

Listen/download (right clicking on the link should allow you to select save or download or something) here: Bedmo Disco on Passion Radio Bristol 23 April 2012

Tracklist as follows (forthcoming label material highlighted in bold text)

Passion Radio Bristol stings and commercials

The Orb – Perpetual Dawn [Ultrabass 2] (Big Life)
The Idjut Boys – One For Kenny (Smalltown Supersound)
Jimmy The Twin – Bump & Boom [JTT Edit] (Bedmo Disco Records)
Bedmo Disco – Boogie Down Dub (Bedmo Disco Records) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Graingers – Shine Your Light (BC Records)

Passion Radio Bristol stings and commercials

Pacific Blue – You Gotta Dance [Rune Lindbeak Edit] (Noid)
Traesko – Cubacumba (Madison Production)
Olskool Rider – Living In Another Edit (Foot & Mouth)
Rahaan – Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet (Stilove4music)
Jimmy The Twin – Going Home [JTT Edit] (Bedmo Disco Records)
Fresh Band – Come Back Lover [Dub Mix[ (Are ‘n’ Be Records)
Rocco Raimundo – Turn Me On (Bedmo Disco Records)

Passion radio Bristol stings and commercials

Bedmo Disco – Illusion (Bedmo Disco Records) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Awon – Startime (Bedmo Disco Records) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Pitchben – Stand Up [Tiger & Woods Remix] (Compost Records)
Slackson – Discoedit 1 (Bedmo Digital) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Beard Science – Life Is What You Make It [Twonk’s Edit] (Beard Science)
Matsubara – S.O.S (D&D Records Inc)

Passion Radio Bristol ads and stings

Awon – Good Lovin’ (Bedmo Disco Records) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Bentley Rhythm Ace – How’d I Do Dat? [Chicken Lips 3 Course Dub] (Kingsize)
FLX One – Saviours Of Paradise (Bedmo Digital) ** EXCLUSIVE **
Dream 2 Science – Mystery Of Love (Rush Hour)
John Talabot feat Pional – So Will Be Now (Permanent Vacation)

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UPDATE: Bedmo Disco news belch!

There’s an awful lot happening at Bedmo Disco HQ right now, so we thought we’d update you on forthcoming attractions – new releases, DJ dates, radio appearances, that kind of thing.

BEDMO DISCO ON PASSION RADIO BRISTOL

After a few weeks away, we’re back on the virtual wireless today (Monday 23rd April) for our regular slot on Passion Radio Bristol. From 5pm BST (4pm UTC) we’ll be dropping our usual blend of great music old and new, flitting between genres and giving you a few sneaky previews of forthcoming label material. You can tune in online at http://www.passionradiobristol.co.uk.

We’re always keen to hear what you think, so during the show don’t forget to send us your tweets – shout-outs, requests, what you think of our choices etc. You can tweet at either @bedmodisco or @passionrb – we’ll be keeping tabs on both accounts.

BUY JIMMY THE TWIN’S 505 FUNK 12″

The next Bedmo Disco Records release comes from our pal JIMMY THE TWIN. It’s called “505 Funk (With An 808 Boom)” and features four colossal, heavyweight re-edits in Jimmy’s unique style – all featuring additional percussion from vintage drum machines. The feedback so far has been immense, so we’re hoping this one has legs and will do well. Before you ask, it will also be coming out digitally, but not for ages. Make Jimmy smile (and us, too) and buy a 12″ when it hits stores next Monday, April 30.

You can listen to clips of all four tracks by checking out the BEDM005 Jimmy The Twin release page on this very website, or by checking out the Soundcloud set here >>

Jimmy has recorded a special edition of our BEDMOCAST mix series, which we’ll be sticking online later this week. It’s ace, so keep ’em peeled for the upload!

AWON & BEDMO DISCO’S B-FUNK EP

The big news from Bedmo Disco HQ is that Awon and Bedmo Disco’s new EP of original productions is finally complete, mastered, and ready to be pressed onto heavyweight vinyl. It’s called B-Funk and will be out in early June on blue vinyl – just in time for the summer festival season.

The idea for the EP came about last autumn, when we proposed to Awon the idea of getting together and making some tracks. He was keen, so we spent two or three nights a week for a couple of months working on tunes. Awon played us some things he was working on and we lent a hand on some or offered advice on others. We also wrote a number of tunes together, and he played instruments/MPC on some others we’d been working on. The result is an EP that we’re really proud of. Hopefully other people will enjoy our handiwork, too.

On the A side you’ll find two synth-heavy boogie/electrofunk jams from Awon with a contemporary twist. Heavily inspired by old dubs of original ’80s synth-funk/electrofunk records, both “Startime” and “Good Lovin” revolve around insatiably nagging basslines, dubbed-out synth lines (many played on his trusty Roland JX-3P) and original drum machine percussion. Think Tiger and Woods making 1983 New York boogie dubs, and you’re close. Sort of. Either way, they’re ace.

On the B you’ll find two tracks from ourselves, Bedmo Disco. The first, “Illusion”, was brought to a recording session by Five-Stylez in almost complete form. A few tweaks and additional playing by Awon later, it was finished. We’ve been playing in relentlessly in our sets since then and it’s a bit of a beast – it rarely fails to get a good reaction. We call it “voodoo boogie”, ‘cos it’s chuggy, druggy, intoxicating and features a monster synth bassline. It’ll fit into house sets, and has a house kind of groove and sensibility, but it’s very much an electrofunk record. The other track of ours on the EP is “Boogie Down Dub”, a track originally recorded for a Big Chill Bristol promo video last year. We dusted it down, rearranged it and added a bunch of new percussive elements (mostly played in by Awon, for the record). According to one Bristol-based DJ, it sounds like Yello. We’re not so sure. It’s certainly synth heavy and again features a nagging bassline.

We’ll post preview clips of the whole EP on Soundcloud very soon. In the meantime, we’ll be busting out the masters on Passion Radio Bristol this afternoon.

DJ DATES UPDATE

Finally, we have a few DJ dates to give you a heads up about. Firstly, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be playing the Shambarber tent/arena/area at Love Saves The Day, a brand new festival which will take place in Castle Park, Bristol, on Sunday, June 3, alongside Behling and Simpson (disco set) and many others. It should be a lot of fun.

Aside from that, you can also catch us upstairs at the Big Chill Bristol on Saturday May 5 and warming up for Cosmic Boogie at the same venue on Saturday June 2. We’ll also be having a special fifth birthday bash in June – stay tuned for more details. If all that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be at Soundwave Croatia from July 19-22, playing an Awon & Bedmo Disco set. Big tings!

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MIX: BEDMOCAST 06 – NU BALANCE

We’ve got something a little bit special for you this week – a new BedmoCast episode mixed by Bristolian turntablist legend and original Aspects DJ Nu Balance. Flitting between original boogie, electrofunk and disco with a dash of fun and soul, it’s a 60-minute journey though Nu Balance’s almost endless crates. He also shows off some of the turntable skills – scratching, cutting, juggling – that earned him a fearsome reputation in his days with Bristol’s own Aspects crew.

Nu Balance is part of the extended Bedmo Disco family, and will be playing with Awon, Five-Stylez and Sell By Dave at The Big Chill Bristol on Saturday April 21st (that’s today, kids). We’ll be upstairs “In the Study”, mixing it up, tag team style, from 11pm-2am. Another mate of ours, Bristolian beatmaker/DJ/producer Scott Hendy (aka Boca 45) will be down his golden era hip-hop party downstairs. Awon and Five-Stylez will both be celebrating their birthdays. That’s sounds like an excuse for a party 😉

You can listen (or download, if you know how – check your browswer instructions etc) to Nu Balance’s fantastic BedmoCast mix by clicking on the link below. No tracklist, but suffice to say that every track is a killer – and there’s plenty of obscure and forgotten gems amongst the beats, grooves and boogie basslines.

BedmoCast 06: NU BALANCE

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