Those who follow us on social media will know that we’re quite excited about the next party we’re playing at, Parallel Dimensions Presents Skyline at Lakota, this coming Friday (27th February). Laila, the woman behind the fast-rising Parallel Dimensions parties, asked us a while back if we wanted to host a room, and we jumped at the chance. We’ve had some great times in Lakota over the years – it’s a legendary Bristol venue, after all – and that third room, the smallest of the lot, is a brilliant little “rave cave”. It’s perfect for an intimate gathering and you can really get the party going.
There was another reason we said yes to her request, though: the main room line-up. It features two legendary figures from the days when Manchester’s Hacienda was arguably the centre of the clubbing universe: 808 State and Graeme Park. Neither should need bigging up; the former were one of the pioneering production/live outfits in the British dance music revolution of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and were responsible for some stone cold classics during the rave era (“In Yer Face”, “Pacific”, “Cubik” etc). As for the latter, as resident at the “Hac” (alongside Mike Pickering), Park was responsible for putting the venue on the map, providing the soundtrack to the first E generation’s clubbing coming of age. They’ll be joined in the main room by our old pal Deli G, who’s as legendary in our city as 808 State and Graeme are in Manchester.
As for our room, we’ll be joined by another local legend – Tristan B, who has been DJing in clubs and on the radio in Bristol since the mid 1980s – and a long time friend of the family, Legendary Tone. He’ll be playing back-to-back with Sell By Dave (as they often do at best before:) to round of the evening. In association with Parallel Dimensions, we’ll also be making a big effort on the décor, making our room look suitably disco (think The Loft parties in NYC).
We can’t recommend the party highly enough. We hear ticket sales are pretty brisk – if you want to come along (and we’d love you to join in the fun) you can grab tickets from Bristol Ticket shop or Resident Advisor.
As part of the build-up to the party, we offered to do a mix to get everyone in the mood. Sell By Dave laid it down in one-take (as usual) on the spur of the moment. You can stream/download it below. It features a riotous mix of disco, electrofunk, house, proto-house and early US garage dubs, plus the odd rave classic, unreleased Bedmo Disco family cuts/edits/tracks, and some obligatory 808 State towards the end. Hopefully it should get you all in the mood for the party… it’s going to be ace!
BEDMOCAST 2015.2: SELL BY DAVE’S PARALLEL DIMENSIONS THROWDOWN
- Moton Records Inc – Zoo [Sell By Dave FAC51 Version]
- Marcos Cabral – Latin Box
- David Bowie – Underground [Dub]
- Bedmo Disco – Down Shep
- Dutch Rhythm Combo – Bonnaire [Al Usher Remix]
- Awon – Saxy Time
- Watson – Get It On
- Check The Guns – Disco Magic [JT Edit]
- Young Pulse – Work 2 Do
- Jean Carn – Free Love [Paul Simspon & DJ Romain Remix]
- T-Coy – Night Train
- Carl & Carol Jacobs – Robot Jam [Nick The Record & Dan Idjut Rerub]
- Carolyn Harding – Memories [Bedmo Disco Dub]
- LK – Body & Soul
- Nick Holder – Summer Daze
- Grace Jones – Feel Up [Danny Tenaglia Remix – Bedmo Disco Edit]
- 808 State – Cubik [Tomix]
- Bent – Always [Ashley Beedle Dub]
- Teddy Pendergrass – The More I Get It, The More I Want [Dim’s Super Disco Blend]