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MIX: PEOPLE LIKE US v BEDMO DISCO WARM-UP

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We’re rather excited about our forthcoming “versus” hoedown with fellow Bristol-based disco-centric party-starters People Like Us at The Looking Glass this Friday (16th August). So excited, in fact, that Sell By Dave has laid down a spontaneous “warm-up mix”.

The party promises disco, boogie, sleaze, Italo, house and “more cowbell”, and that’s exactly what you can expect from Sell By’s party-starting throw down. Tracklist and Soundcloud player (plus download link) below…

PEOPLE LIKE US v BEDMO DISCO WARM-UP MIX by SELL BY DAVE

1. Peech Boys – Life Is Special [Bedmo Disco Dub – previously unheard]
2. Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love [Vocal]
3. Tiger & Woods/Kers – Bash at Jack/Back at Ya [Sell By Dave Blend – previously unheard]
4. Starvue – Body Fusion [Anthony Mansfield Edit]
5. Charanga 76 – No Nos Pararan (Ain’t No Stopping Us Now)
6. OTP Party Breaks – No Mistake [Kon’s 2079 Mix]
7. The Globe – Adventure Party [Sell By Dave Edit – previously unheard]
8. Koto – Visitors [Lee Douglas Re-Edit]
9. Popular People’s Front – Love Itch
10. Jarle Brathen – Italiano Fantastico
11. Mitchbal & Larry Williams – Do Dat Stuff [Dance Mix]
12. Solution – Feels So Right [Victor Simonelli Mix]
13. Candido – Jingo
14. Debbie Jacobs – High on Your Love [C.O.M.B.I Edit]

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MIX: THE RETURN OF THE KELLY TWINS’ GALACTIC JAMS

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Ahead of the next instalment of GIRAFFE BOOGIE at Start The Bus on Saturday, we’ve got a bit of a treat for you – a classic old skool electro/boogie/space-funk mix up from headliners THE KELLY TWINS.

The mix was recorded way back in 2008 for the sadly departed BYTE blog and party, where Sean and Dan were briefly residents. It caused a bit of a stir at the time, though it’s long been unavailable/lost thanks to the MP3 download link seemingly vanishing from the Internet. It’s such a good mix that we thought it deserving of a five-year anniversary re-post. At this point we should thank fellow Bristol DJ and longtime Kellys/Bedmo Disco friend Andy Clarkson (aka Andy Payback Hifi), who still had a rare CD copy and converted it to MP3 for us.

These days, Sean and Dan are widely considered (and rightly, we think) to be rising stars, not just in Bristol but beyond. In our opinion they’re probably the most versatile and consistent DJs in Bristol. While their mixing is technically brilliant, what’s more impressive is their ability to take sets in many different directions and take the crowd with them. Put them in almost any situation – warm-up, peaktime, late, big club, small club, boozer, radio show – and they’ll get it right. They’re slowly moving into production, too, and recently dropped a collaboration with fellow Bristol DJ/producer Kowton for Red Bull’s Soft Rockets project.

We first met them sometime around 2005/2006 (we think), in which days they were taking their first steps as student DJs in Bristol. They weren’t new to the DJing game, though – back in their native Plymouth, they first started DJing when they were 14, and by 16 were playing all over the city. They were quickly installed as residents at Sell By Dave’s best before: night. They then launched their own party, UFO (which Sell By was also a resident at), and since have held residencies at all sorts of regular parties, including Crazylegs and So Bones. They’re currently the in-house party-starters for our old pal Chris Farrell (another best before: resident back in the day) at his growing Idle Hands empire. We should also point out that they’re rightly the most in-demand DJs in Bristol.

So, back to Galactic Jams. It was recorded at a time when they were indulging their electro/P-funk side and is a near flawless live mix-up of classic electro, electrofunk, P-funk and boogie jams. It’s this side of things they’ll be mining for their set at Giraffe Boogie (though we also hope that they drop in some freestyle, Italo, disco and house, since mixing it up is their forte). If you’ve not heard the mix before, you’re in for a treat. If you have, it’s worth giving it another listen – it really is a beauty! As for the party, scroll down below the tracklist for poster/details.

You can listen to the mix here (download by right clicking and doing something – check your browser’s help file for details):

The Kelly Twins – Galactic Jams

BYTE MIX: THE KELLY TWINS – GALACTIC JAMS (2008)

1. D.St – Crazy Cuts [Long Version](Island)

2. Whodini – Haunted House Of Rock [Vocoder Version] (Jive)

3. Man Parrish – Hey There Homeboy (unknown)

4. Donna Allen – ‘Serious [Dub Version]’ (21 Records)

5. George Clinton – ‘Scratch Medley: Do Fries Go With That Shake?/Pleasures Of Exhaustion (Do It Till I Drop)’ (Capitol Records)

6. Newcleus – Space Is The Place (Sunnyview Records)

7. Royal Cash – Radio Activity [Vocal Long Version]’ (Royal Disc)

8. Tramaine – ‘Fall Down (Spirit Of Love) [Dub Version]’ (A&M)

9. Midnight Star – ‘Operator [Vocal/LP Version]’ (Solar System)

10. Two Sisters – ‘High Noon’ (I.R.S Records)

11. L.A Dream Team – ‘Rockberry Jam’ (Dream Team Records)

12. The World Class Wreckin’ Cru – ‘World Class [Remix]’ (Kru-Cut Records)

13. Jamie Jupitor – ‘Computer Power’ (Egyptian Empire Records)

14. Rodney O – ‘These Are My Beats’ (Egyptian Empire Records)

15. Hashim – ‘We’re Rocking The Planet’ (Cutting Records)

16. Chris ‘The Glove” Taylor – ‘Tibetean Jam’ (Ploydor)

17. JJ Fadd – ‘Supersonic’ (DMC)

18. Dynamix II – ‘Just Give The DJ A Break [Club Version]’ (Cooltempo)

19. Omega II – ‘Sonic Boom [Vocal]’ (Showroom Records)

20. The League Unlimited Orchestra – ‘Things That Dreams Are Made Of’ (Virgin Records)

21. The Cure – ‘The Walk’ (Fiction Records)

22. Kissing The Pink – ‘Big Man Restless’ (Atlantic)

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MUSIC: New Year freebies from Bedmo Disco

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New Year, new music. Over the festive period we’ve been busy bunnies, putting together a brand new mix and uploading a fresh new track from Awon. Both are below. Both are downloadable. We hope you enjoy both.

The mix is a long promised mix-up by Bedmo Disco (Five-Stylez and Sell By Dave) for Paraplan Radio in St Petersburg, Russia. Those guys have been very supportive of us and the label over the years, so it’s nice to finally give them a mix (it was promised for about eight months… ooops). The mix dashes between original boogie, disco and re-edits. It’s a typical funtime selection. If you’ve got the January blues, give it a whirl!

The other freebie is a brand new slo-mo jam from our man AWON. It’s called “White Hot Love” and it’s been getting some love on Soundcloud. Check it out below.

Look out for more news about releases, merchandise and DJ dates very soon…

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NEWS: FREE STUFF AND RADIO RUNNINGS

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‘Tis the season for giving, so we’ve decided to award all those who follow us on Soundcloud with a brand new, previously unreleased cut from Awon. It’s called “White Hot Love” and it’s a delicious disco-funk slow jam – a 103 BPM MDMA chugger, if you will. Very loosely based on a forgotten soul fave from a disco/boogie singer, it’s a massive bundle of seductive charm.

We’ll be giving it away as a “private track” on Soundcloud, but only once we reach 1500 followers. We’re nearly there now, so if you want it, head over to our Soundcloud page, log in to your account (if you have one, if not, you’ll need to sign up) and click on “follow”. That Bedmo Disco Soundcloud page again: https://soundcloud.com/bedmo-disco

In other news, Bedmo Disco Radio returns today (Monday December 10) on http://www.passionradiobristol.co.uk, starting at 5pm GMT. Tune in and tweet us your shout outs/requests/what you’re doing/where you are etc via Twitter on @bedmodisco, or by text on 07794 655 178. Sell By Dave will be in the chair, dropping a good mix of warming tunes and talking rubbish on the mic. With a bit of luck, one of the other crew members might join him.

Finally, thanks to all those who headed down to our Christmas party at Big Chill Bristol on Saturday. It was, as usual, an excellent party – great atmosphere, great response, and huge numbers of people in dodgy Christmas jumpers. Good work crew!

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MIX: CHRIS DUCKENFIELD LIVE AT GIRAFFE BOOGIE

 

We’ve got a rather special treat for the latest edition in our BedmoCast mix series – it’s only a live recording of CHRIS DUCKENFIELD’s set at Saturday night’s GIRAFFE BOOGIE party at Start The Bus!

Chris very kindly let us record his set, so we could capture some of the fun, excitement and downright debauchery of the party. We’ve been banging on about what a great DJ Chris is, especially when joining the dots between disco, boogie, house, funk and soul, and we reckon this recording captures that perfectly. Every time we listen, it brings back some hazy memories of the party and the characters that made it so special. Given that most of us were quite drunk, that’s no mean feat.

It’s not quite his whole set – sadly, for various reasons we only captured 1 hour 45 minutes of the two hours plus he played for – but it’s almost a complete record of a memorable set. You can listen and download on the Soundcloud player below.

While we remember, many thanks to all those who made it down and danced hard. Special shout outs to Deli G – local Bristol legend – who came and hung out with us and Chris, and of course Chris himself. As ever, he was a perfect gent and well and truly got the party started. Sell By Dave is still recovering from the shame of clearing the dancefloor (with a stone cold electrofunk classic, no less) before Chris came on. Ooops. There’s more pics of Chris in action from the night below.

 

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MUSIC: FREE AWON & BEDMO DISCO TRACK

In honour of both our recent “B Funk” EP and the imminent party at Start The Bus of the same name, we’ve teamed up with the good people at House of Disco – one of the finest disco/house/deep house imprint’s currently operating, we reckon – to give away a previously unreleased Awon and Bedmo Disco track called “Take A Bow”.

Said track was produced by Awon. It was re-edited by Bedmo Disco, then re-produced (after the original files got lost) by Awon. We’ve been playing it on and off in our sets for about six months and it always goes down well.

You can download it via the House of Disco Update newsletter webpage.

Don’t forget it’s B-Funk at Start The Bus in Bristol on Saturday (11 June), with Awon and Bedmo Disco behind the decks 🙂

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MIX: SHAMBARBER v BOODIIOR WARM-UP

This Sunday sees the first ever Love Saves The Day festival in Castle Park, Bristol, and it looks like it could be a cracker. All the tickets have sold out, the line-up is a who’s who of party-minded DJ/live talent, and the weather looks promising. With everyone off work waving flags and cheering on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (or at least off work), it could be an absolute cracker.

Bedmo Disco will be making an appearance, alongside DJ/production partner Awon, in the bar/dressing up/madhouse that is the Shambarver v Boodior bar. We’re rather excited about the chance to spin some quality disco, electrofunk, boogie, house and the like for these guys – they’re renowned party-starters and regularly host bars and tents at festivals – so we decided to do a warm-up mix to get everyone in the mood.

It’s mixed by Sell By Dave and features a funtime mix of disco, boogie and electrofunk old and new, including house-tinted reworks, unreleased re-edits, party classics and unreleased label stuff. Hopefully you’ll all enjoy it. If you’re heading to Love Saves The Day, check us out – we’re playing from 2.30-4.30pm, right after Behling & Simpson’s special disco set. Whoop!

Listen (right click for download options)Bedmo Disco’s Shambarber v Boodior warm-up mix

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Tracklist: BEDMO DISCO x SHAMBARBER v BOODIOR – LSTD WARM-UP

  1. Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day [Acapella]
  2. Pointer Sisters – Automatic [Bedmo Disco Edit]
  3. Rayko – Give Me Your Love [Rayko Edit]
  4. Dutch Rhythm Combo – Bonnaire [Al Usher Remix]
  5. Frank Brooker – El Salvador [Cosmic Boogie Remix]
  6. Rahaan – Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet [Rahaan Edit]
  7. The Chimes – Heaven [Sell By Dave Re-Edit]
  8. West Philips – I’m Just A Sucker For A Pretty Face
  9. Bicep – Knockout
  10.  Razor ‘N’ Tape – Feel The Rhythm [Deep ‘N’ Disco Edit]
  11.  Bedmo Disco – Illusion
  12.  Stupid Human – Toni Rock
  13. Awon – Startime
  14. Beard Science – Life Is What You Make It [Beard Science Re-Edit]
  15. Best Coast – Girlfriend [Lindstrom Remix]
  16.  Outro
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MIX: BEDMOCAST 07 – JIMMY THE TWIN

To celebrate the forthcoming release of Jimmy The Twin’s debut solo 12″ on Bedmo Disco Records, we’ve got the man himself to mix the latest installment of our ongoing BedmoCast series.

Predictably, it’s a bit of a doozy. In his smooth and immaculately soulful style, Jimmy flits between classic, string-drenched soul, rare grooves, simmering disco and slick, dubbed-out electrofunk. As well as a couple of tracks from his new EP for us, you’ll find a bunch of other exclusives – details in the tracklist below.

Anyways, if you want to get cracking (i.e listening), click here (right click and do stuff to download file): BedmoCast 07_ JIMMY THE TWIN

Jimmy’s 12″ for Bedmo Disco Records is called “505 Funk (with an 808 Boom)” and features a hot quartet of heavyweight re-edits made using vintage drum machines. If you you’ve yet to check out the clips or want to know more, check out the “505 Funk” release page on this very website. We obviously love it, but the feedback’s been great, too. Check out these words of wisdom (well, reactions):

“Love it. The version of “Bump & Hustle” is very deftly done and “Going Home” has a real nice Theo Parrish/DJ Nature vibe about it”Soft Rocks
 “Just got round to checkin’ this and there are a couple of crackers on there. “Bump & Boom” is killer. Big ups James!”El Harvo (Futureboogie)
“Thanks for this. Liking “Going Home” best but “Bump & Boom” is also groovy” – Chris Duckenfield
“Really like this. Fave is “Going Home”. Been playing that loads of late.”Solid State, All Out War/All Out War Radio 
“Bump and Boom” for me. Really like the combination of the vintage drum sounds and the funk” Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance) 
“Really loving James’ work on “Going Home”. The drums and synths work perfectly.” Leftside Wobble 
“Moonspot Rock” and “Going Home” will get many plays from me fo’ sho” – Alkalino
“Nice EP. Really liking “Foolish” – Matty J (Tirk/The Pool London)
“HELL YES! Loving these A LOT!” – Drop Out Orchestra

So there you have it, some people with great taste love it. You should go away and buy it when it hits stores. Not because they say so, of course, but because it’s ace. Incidentally, another of Jimmy’s edits is featured on the forthcoming Retrospective All Stars comp on Retrospective Records (that’s Ruben and Ra’s label). That release is well worth checking also.

Anyways, back to Jimmy’s BedmoCast mix. Tracklist as follows…

1. Jeane Carne – “My Love Don’t Come Easy” (Soulpersona Edit) – Jeane Carne
2. Dave Allison – “Nice to Meet You” **forthcoming on Timewarp Records**
3. Gwen Guthrie –  “Nothing Goin’ On But The Rent” (Rayko Edit)
4. Superbreak – “Your Way” (Superbreak Edit)
5. Jimmy The Twin – “Bump & Boom [JTT Edit]” **from 505 FUNK (with an 808 BOOM), out next week etc etc **
6. Roy Ayers – “Love Will Bring Us Back Together” (JTT Edit) **unreleased bizniz**
7. Superbreak –  “Lovebug” (Unbreakable Edit)
8. Jimmy The Twin -“Going Home [JTT Edit]”  **from 505 FUNK (with an 808 BOOM), buy it kids etc**
9. Michael Jackson – “Rock With You [Reeno Remix]” **more unreleased shizzle**
10. Billy Frazier & Friends – “Billy Who? [Underdog Edit]”
11. The Whispers – “And The Beat Goes On [Applescruffs Edit]”
12. RK Edits – “Getaway” **forthcoming on Bulletproofsonics** 

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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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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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