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MIX: VAST & BULBOUS – WRONGSPEED 02

Avid readers of Bedmodisco.com may remember a mix we posted a month or two ago called “Wrongspeed 01”. It was by our own Sell By Dave and featured records deliberately played at the wrong speed, with some 12s pitched down to minus 20 thanks to the wonder of Vestax Ultrapitch. We decided to make turn “Wrongspeed” into a semi-regular series, and asked a number of our favourite Bristol-based DJs to give us their own take on the “wrongspeed” concept.

We’re delighted to present the first interpretation from someone outside the Bedmo Disco camp, and even more delighted that it’s an absolute doozy. “Wrongspeed 02” comes from Vast & Bulbous – aka DJ/producer/tall man about town Tom Govan – and we think it’s rather fine. For those who’ve not come across V&B before, Tom has an intriguingly deep and varied record collection. He’s just as likely to turn up to a gig and play vintage synth-wave, Balaerica or Afro-electro jams as he is druggy disco, house, Italo or EBM. He’s been working hard in the studio, too, and his productions just get better and better.

For “Wrongspeed 02“, he’s delivered a mix that veers between blissful oddeness and druggy curiosity, with plenty of electronic obscurities in between. There’s slowed down deep house, smack industrial and even a dash of Ryuichi Sakamoto put through the blender. The resultant mix is entertaining, inspiring and, of course, more than a little bit wrong.

We asked Tom to jot down a few words about the mix and what he was trying to do. This is what he said:

“Wrongspeed 01 was an awesome musical statement. It was a plesasure to be asked to provide a second helping, although the construction process has been arduous. Sell By’s reverb heavy and dumpling dense ‘cement mixer’ wrongspeed style is uniquely his own, and as such alternative methods had to be invested in to gain what Deborah Meaden would call my USP (unique slowing point). Whilst in the previous installment a cement mixer was the preferred processing implement I have chosen to encase each of these records in a Jersey Island all butter fudge. Nearly 50% of the tunes have undergone the vintage ‘Peel’ style wrongspeed of 45 to 33 or vice versa and the rest, bar one or two, have had the ‘cosmic nudge’, up or down to +8/-8.”

So there you go. If that’s not enticed you to click on the following link, do it anyway – you won’t be disappointed (seriously – Tom is an excellent DJ with his own unique flow and style).

Incidentally, you can catch Tom playing back to back with our own Sell By Dave at the Idle Hands Easter After Hours at TB2, Bristol, on Easter Sunday (well, technically Easter Monday morning) – they’ll be holding down the second room from 3.30am until the close. Expect some wrongspeed selections amongst the late night grooves.

LISTEN (to download, check your browser instructions – basically select the link and save it/download it):
 WRONGSPEED 02 [mixed by VAST & BULBOUS] 

Tracklist – Wrongspeed 02

Intro
Real By Reel – Serene
Ryuchi Sakamoto – Riot in Lagos
Early Man- Alpha (Simon Baker DJ Mix)
Life Force- Reach for the Stars (Instrumental)
Religious Knives- Adam (Pocketknife Remix)
James Asher – Pemulwuy (Aetherius Remix)
Nona Hendryx- Tears
Ritchie Family – Quiet Village (V&B Timid Hamlet Dub)
Curt Cress – Sundance
Wham – Battle Stations
Edwin Starr – Eye to Eye Contact
The Fixx – Liner

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MUSIC: BEDMOCAST 05 – FIVE-STYLEZ’ BOOGIE STYLES

Regular readers of this website will know that we like to give away BedmoCast mixes on a regular basis. They’ll also know that new DJ mixes from our own Five-Stylez are rarer than hen’s teeth, rocking horse excrement and Bristol City winning (this season, at least). You’ll be excited to note, then, that the latest BedmoCast episode has been mixed by… yep, Five-Stylez himself!

As he’s a bit of a digger and doesn’t like revealing some of his sources/finds, there’s no tracklist, but expect a range of boogie, electrofunk and synth-funk gems, including some unreleased tracks from Bedmo Disco (we won’t tell you which ones, just look out for some cheeky hip-hop vocal samples…), new bits from the label, classics from Instant Funk, and much, much more. 68 minutes of thrill-a-minute boogie goodness!

Click on the link below to listen. You can download it, too – check your browser instructions on how to download a “linked file”.

BedmoCast 05_ FIVE-STYLEZ

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MUSIC: FREE BEDMO DISCO BOOGIE DUB DOWNLOAD

As a thank you to all those who pushed Bedmo Disco Records above 1000 followers on Soundcloud, last week we posted a free track to download. It’s called “I want Your Dub Back” and is available to download as a mastered WAV. It was due to be included on a future Bedmo Digital release, but we’ve decided to let you have it for gratis instead. Good, eh?

You can listen and download on the Soundcloud player below. If you’ve yet to follow us on Soundcloud, get your arse over to our Soundcloud profile and click on “follow”…

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MUSIC: BEDMOCAST 04 – AWON’S SYNTH BOOGIE JAM

For the latest instalment of the BedmoCast series, we’ve enlisted Bedmo Disco studio member, label artist and regular DJ partner AWON. He’s given us a vintage mix recorded this time last year – a slick, ever-changing synth boogie jam that boasts a mix of classic 80s electrofunk flavas, from singalong anthems and bona fide bangers to little-known cuts, obscure dubs and slept-on tracks. We reckon it’s rather ace.

No tracklist this time around, but expect tracks from the likes of I-Level, Freez, Krystol, Donna Allen, Rene & Angela, D-Train and many, many more. Think fat synth basslines, twiddly LFO “funk buttion” action, vintage synths and gorgeous vocals. Plus, of course, a dash of slap bass!

Awon is a firm part of the Bedmo Disco family and has been working with us in the studio, adding his musical skills – keys, guitar, bass, wooden frog, MPC manipulating – to our productions. Two of his tracks – one of which we had a hand in constructing/arranging – will be featured on BEDM006, due for release later this spring, alongside two cuts from Bedmo Disco (which, erm, he also played on). More about that EP soon, so stay tuned for info. There will also be a solo Awon EP later in the year, too, which will probably drop in September or October.

Awon will be joining Sell By Dave and Five-Srylez behind the decks as part of a newly-expanded Bedmo Disco DJ crew at a number of events this year, including Soundwave Croatia, the Globe in Brighton (April 7) and the next label party at Big Chill Bristol (24 March).

Anyway, enough of that – give the mix a whirl and let us known what you think. We reckon it’s lush!

Listen: BEDMOCAST 04 – AWON

(Note: It is possible to download all our mixes – it usually requires right clicking or on Macs, CTRL+ click, then selecting ‘download’ linked file or similar. Check the help section of your browser software for details!)

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MUSIC: “Monkees in dub hell”

Yesterday’s news of the sad death of Monkee Davy Jones reminded us of our own tribute to the Prefab Four – Sell By Dave’s 2010 re-cut of “Pleasant Valley Sunday”.

He originally did it as part of a tailor-made re-score/alternative soundtrack to 60s horror film The Masque Of The Red Death, which he played at a Caravan Records party at TB2 in Bristol in November 2010. We can’t honestly remember what scene it was used to soundtrack, but the idea was that the Monkees’ cheery beat pop would offer a twisted alternative to the darkness and abject horror appearing on screen. High concept stuff. Incidentally, you can listen to The Masque Of The Red Death Re-Told here.

At the time of the ‘performance’ at TB2, one of our good friends Andy Clarkson – one of Bristol’s premier crate-diggers and a man with an absurdly good record collection – described the “Pleasant Valley Sunday” rub as “the Monkees in Dub Hell”. It’s quite, erm, trippy – at least in terms of the reverb and delay-laden sound. See what you think by giving it a listen/downloading it below.

RIP Davy.

Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday [Sell By Dave’s Pleasant Valley Dub]

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MIX: WRONGSPEED 01

We like to try and bring you new and unusual mixes of weird and wonderful music as well as lovingly-crafted selections of heartwarming dancefloor fare. Our latest offering comes from Bedmo Disco’s own bearded grump and former teenage ambient type SELL BY DAVE. It’s called WRONGSPEED 01 and is made up entirely of records played at the wrong speed (hence the title). We’ll let him explain…

Last weekend I had the honour of playing at the Headrush & UFO night at Timbuk2 in Bristol, where I was asked to play a “non dancefloor set” (their words). I’ve done the same thing for them once before, where I had the pleasure of doing a back-to-back weird-out with Tom Govan of Vast & Bulbous and I Feel Space fame (one of the most interesting DJs in Bristol at the moment, in my opinion). This time round, I decided to leave the Serato set-up at home, dig deep in the recesses of the record collection and mostly play records at the wrong speed – either 45rpm cuts at 33, or 33/45 records at -8.

It was one of the most enjoyable sets I’ve played for sometime. Although making people dance and have a great time is why we all DJ, there’s something great about being given the opportunity to just go a bit crazy and play interesting, unusual and downright odd records with no intention of getting feet moving. I spent my formative years as a DJ playing ambient, dub, downtempo, IDM and electronica, and used to spend countless hours recording weird and wonderful mixtapes, where blending and tune selection were far more important than beatmatching. At Headrush & UFO I resorted to that style, picking out records to create a mood.

The feedback was good and I enjoyed it immensely, so I decided to record a “wrongspeed” mix based on that set. It’s not exactly the same, but it does contain some of the same records, albeit in a different order. Some tracks have been re-edited especially for the mix, while others are just given a new lease of life by being slowed down, dropped at 33 instead of 45 or pitched down to -10 (my Vestax decks go down that far, unlike Technics). Musically it’s dark and murky in parts and sounds like it was recorded in a cement mixer – or at least beamed down from outer space (lots of pops and crackles, for some reason) – but it gets a touch more cuddly and, erm, Balearic later on. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it – it’s certainly not a bog standard mix of house and disco.

Listen: WRONGSPEED 01

Tracklist: Wrongspeed 01

1. Bryan Ferry – Oh Me Oh My [Quiet Village Remix – Sell By Dave Wrongspeed Edit]
2. I:Cube – La Bicyclette [Cubo Edit]
3. Blue Pearl – Mother Dawn [Orb Buckaneer Mix 1 – Sell By Dave Wrongspeed Edit]
4. Aardvark – Bloom 2 Mix
5. Shackleton – Deadman [Sell By Dave Wrongspeed Edit]
6. DJ Harry – Aquarium Man [Stranger Dub]
7. Try To Find Me – Make Dance
8. The KLF – What Time Is Love [Moody Boys Remix – Sell By Dave Wrongspeed Edit]
9. Divine Edits – Sermon [Mark 7 Serotonin Edit]
10. Mugwump – Boutade [Miseridub]
11. The Grid – Floatation [Prins Thomas Miks]

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MIX: BEDMOCAST 03 – MIXED BY JP SOURCE

For the latest instalment in our ongoing BEDMOCAST mix series, Bedmo Disco Records artist and all-round sound chap JP SOURCE delivers a funtime disco rinse-out, featuring a clutch of unreleased re-edits. Here’s what he has to say about it:

This mix was originally conceived for a ‘disco only’ party that I threw with some pals here in Louisville (luckily there was no stipulation against the use of edits). Nothing here is particularly new, which was kind of the point I guess. It does however contain some of my favorite dance-floor throwing stars that I have been chucking out recently. I hope that you like it, it seems to me, a suitable accompaniment for shoes off living room action, or you can stick it on in the background when you get home from ‘the club’ while you’re showing off your Scrooge McDuck collection.

So there you have it: a goodtime selection made for dancing round the living room. What’s not to like? Oh, and if you’ve yet to check out his fantastic EP for Bedmo Disco Records, Get Your Bearings, point your browser here >>

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Tracklist: BEDMOCAST 03 mixed by JP SOURCE

1. Taana Gardner – HeartBeat [Coco Vegas Rework]
2. Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – Get Some
3. Lemuria – Hunk of Heaven [Vins Edit]
4. Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – Berro E Sombrero [Check The Guns Edit]
5. Cerrone – Give Me Love [The Noodleman Edit]
6. Boney M – Gotta Go Home [JP Source Edit]
7. Gay Marvine – Philly Sausage
8. Disco & Co – Cold Coke [Baldelli & Dionigi 2–8 Re-Edit]
9. Starsgarage – Catch Me
10. In Flagranti – Hallow Discourse
11. Adolf Stern – More I Like It [Alkalino Edit]
12. James White & The Blacks – Contort Yourself [JP Source Edit]
13. Downtown Party Network – Into Your Face

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Bedmo DiscoMix: Exclusive Unity Agency mix

When it comes to Bedmo Disco, mixes are like buses – you wait ages for one and two come along at once. As promised, here’s our brand new mix for the Unity Agency – our first collaborative mix since January’s Big Chill Bristol mix. Yep, we’re slack. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it -as usual it features old and new disco, electrofunk, P-funk, boogie, house and edits, plus two – count ’em – brand new Bedmo Disco/Awon tracks.

For all Bedmo Disco DJ bookings, please contact Paul Budd at the Unity Agency: paul@theunityagency.co.uk

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Bedmo DiscoMix: The Bedmo Disco Office Xmas Party

It’s been a while since we offered up a brand new mix to massage your lug’oles, so here’s a solo seesion – in the usual Bedmo Disco style – from Sell By Dave. We recently recorded a brand new joint Bedmo Disco mix for the Unity Agency, so expect that very soon, too.

So, this mix then. It’s loosely themed around the idea of an office Christmas party, though there are no dodgy Christmas songs. It’s basically the sort of thing we’d listen to if we actually had a Bedmo Disco Records office party around this time of year – think a fun and funky, floor-friendly blend of midtempo disco, electrofunk, boogie, house, soul and re-edits. Look out for a couple of brand new, previously unheard tracks from Bedmo Disco and Awon, due on the label in 2012, and some unreleased re-edits from Sell By Dave and Andrew Allsgood.

Listen (online stream via Dropbox) here >>

Download ZIP file (192 MP3) from Dropbox here >>

Stream from Mixcloud here >>

Tracklist as follows… let us know what you think…

BEDMO DISCO – OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY INTRO (unreleased)
RAHAAN – PRESSURE POINT [SELL BY DAVE’S PANHEDIT] (unreleased)
ESCORT – STARLIGHT [DARSHAN JESRANI PARKS DEPT. DUB] (Escort)
DR DUNKS – DUNKS GOT THE ANSWER (Disco Deviance)
ANDREW ALLSGOOD’S FREE ASSOCIATION – AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 SECONDS [FREE ASSOCIATION RE-EDIT] (unreleased)
BOOF – JOI IS SMILING (Bubbletease Communications/Running Back)
BEDMO DISCO – THAT’S MAGIC! (provisional title – unreleased/forthcoming on Bedmo Disco Records)
GROOVEMAN SPOT – I DON’T NEED IT (Jazzy Sport)
BOOGIE CORPORATION – TROUBLED FUNK (Boogie Corporation)
RUBEN & RA – STREET MACHINE (Retrospective)
KLIC – BUMP (Home Taping Is Killing Music)
JOHN GAZOO – MIDNIGHT RUNNER [JOHN GAZOO’S VINTAGE VERSION] (Compost Disco)
CRAZY P – BEATBOX [PBR STREETGANG REMIX] (2020 Vision)
RHYTHM ODYSSEY – DUB POTION (Leng)
AWON – STARFLIGHT (unreleased – forthcoming on Bedmo Disco Records in 2012)
ALKALINO – LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN [EDIT] (unknown)
THE BOOGIE GENTLEMEN – CAN’T STOP (Hot Casa)
QUANDO QUANGO – LOW RIDER [SELL BY DAVE TAKES A TRIP] (unreleased)

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BEDMOFREE3: BEDMO DISCO – MYSLI/SMITTEN (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Everyone likes free stuff, right? Weirdly, we like giving away free stuff just as much as we like getting free stuff. At the end of 2010 we gave away a whole free album of free edits, reworks and a bonus DJ minimix. It was called ‘The Bedmo Disco Selection Box’ and it proved hugely popular on That Internet, with many thousands of downloads. With Bedmo Disco Records returning to vinyl in June, we’re in a good mood. Thus, we’ve decided to give more stuff away – this time a free, two-track EP in 320 MP3 format.

The included tracks are called “Mysli” and “Smitten“. They’re (sshhhhh!) re-edits we did a while back, of quite obscure disco-funk and disco tracks. We toyed with putting them out on the label at one point, but eventually decided against it. We were clearing out our hard drives the other day, found them, and decided we’d dust them down, give them a bit of audio polish and let you have them free of charge. Nice of us, eh?

To download, follow these vague instructions:
PC USERS: Right click on the below links and then select ‘save linked file’ (or similar – basically the option that allows you to download the file rather than listen)
MAC USERS: Hold CTRL down and click on the below links. When the menu pops up, select ‘save linked file as’ or ‘save linked files to downloads folder’

BEDMO DISCO – MYSLI

BEDMO DISCO – SMITTEN

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