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EVENT: BEDMO DISCO AT BIG CHILL BRISTOL, OCT 5th

It’s that time of the month again. Tonight (Friday 5th October), Bedmo Disco will be taking over the main room at Big Chill Bristol. From 9pm, Five-Stylez will be mixing it up in his own inimitable way, before Sell By Dave takes over a bit later for three hours of disco, electrofunk and house jams. If you’re lucky, Awon may also swing by to drop a few jams “back to Back” with Sell By.

Either way, it’s going to be mucho fun… good music, good people, good times. Free early doors, £2 later on (possibly, we’re not sure what their charging policy is these days).

Big Chill Bristol is on Small Street, off Corn Street, in Bristol city centre. But you knew that already.

Get the party started!

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NEWS: START THE DANCE

This weekend the Bedmo Disco crew will be out in full force, spinning records all over Bristol. We’ll be at Big Chill Bristol, BrisFest, the BrisFest afterparty and Dojo’s. On Saturday alone you can catch us spinning three times in one day, should you so wish!

Here are the details in full…

FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER – THE BIG CHILL BRISTOL (21.00-03.00)

Awon will be manning the decks, warming up for local reggae Grandad DJ Derek, from 9pm. He’ll also be playing the last hour, too, dropping party bombs.

SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

SHAMBARBER TENT @ BRISFEST, ASHTON COURT ESTATE (13.30-15.00)

Disco and boogie vibes at BrisFest, as we join the always amusing Shambarber and Jazzification crews (both specialists in glittery facial decoration) for an early afternoon set. BrisFest is turning into an institution, and now it’s back at Ashton Court – scene of many legendary Bristol community festivals over the years (and, for the record, a regular haunt of the newly golf-loving Awon). Expect the full crew, with Awon, Five-Stylez and Sell By Dave doing battle to see who can play the best dusty old gems and next level jams.

BRISFEST GALA AFTER PARTY @ ASHTON COURT MANSION (UNITY ROOM, 22.00-23.00)

As the festival begins to wind down for the day, we’ll be making a quick appearance in the Unity room at the official BrisFest afterparty, with all three Bedmo Disco nerds getting the party started. Should be fun, this one. For the record, the Alfresco Disco boys are hosting one of the other rooms.

TURBODISCO @ DOJO (12.30-06.00)

We’re really looking forward to our final set of the day, an extended disco and boogie rinse-out at Dojo, scene of many legendary UFO parties over the years (and more besides). We’ve heard a lot of good things about Turbodisco, and particularly their crowd, who apparently go nuts for quality disco and boogie. As you can see from the flyer, Awon and Bedmo Disco will be going back to back, dropping bombs and generally keeping it upbeat and groovy. Expect a few camp screamers, Patrick Adams productions and the odd exclusive from our vaults.

So, do join us for a bit of a hoe-down… it should be fun. Oh, and keep 13th October free… we’ve got another Giraffe Boogie bash at Start The Bus, featuring a VERY special guest. Keep ’em peeled for details…

 

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NEWS: BEDMO DIGITAL & B-FUNK DIGI OUT NOW

Exciting news for all those DJs who use Serato, Traktor or CDs… lots of Bedmo Disco Records treats have now dropped on digital download. 

This week has seen the release of the first EP in our new download-only series, BEDMO DIGITAL VOL 1. This features hot scalpel edits from FLX ONE and BEDMO DISCO. You can get Bedmo Digital 01 at Junodownload.com.

Also available (as of today, fact fans) is AWON and BEDMO DISCO’s B-FUNK, which gained much praise when we dropped it on blue vinyl earlier in the year. That, too, is now available to buy at Junodownload.com.

As ever, we appreciate your support. If you like our releases, let the world know – either via social media, blogs or just by playing them loud in sweaty basements to groups of gurning disco freaks.

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NEWS: BEDMO DISCO ON BCFM

Last night Bedmo Disco were guests on BCFM’s “Fourth Floor” show, a weekly two-hour dispatch about underground club culture in Bristol. Presenter Paul Conroy grilled Awon, Five Stylez and Sell By Dave on the label, our music and the true meaning of Bedmo Disco. We also contributed two 20-minute minimixes (one each from Awon and Sell By Dave) packed with unreleased nuggets and forthcoming jams. As if that wasn’t enough, Paul also played tunes that have influenced us and that made us the grinchy, beardy types we are today.

You can listen to the show again, and download it, by heading over to the Fourth Floor page at BCFM

The show is in two parts; the first part features a minimix from Awon and some mic chat, the second a minimix from Sell By Dave and even more mic chat. Oh, and Awon’s thoughts on Girls Aloud.

For the record, the tracklists for the minimixes are below…

Minimix 1 (mixed by AWON)

AWON – JOY AND PAIN
AWON – NO RETURN
AWON & FIVE-STYLEZ – COOKIES
AWON – BRING YOUR SWEET LOVIN’ BACK
FUNK DELUXE – THIS TIME [AWON RE-EDIT]
BEDMO DISCO – ILLUSION

Minimix 2 (mixed by SELL BY DAVE)

FIVE-STYLEZ – FREAK
BEDMO DISCO – I WANT YOUR DUB BACK [BEDMO DISCO DUB]
AWON – STARTIME
ROCCO RAIMUNDO – TURNS ME ON [BEDMO DISCO DUB]
BEDMO DISCO – ANYWAY YOU WANNA [FIVE-STYLEZ EDIT]
COSMIC BOOGIE – CALLING LENNY [BEDMO DISCO DUB]
THE STRIKERS – INCH PERFECT [FLX ONE EDIT – BEDMO DISCO DUB]

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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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NEWS: DJ PIERRE & THE BEDMO DISCO BALLROOM

The “Godfather of Wild Pitch” and all-round acid house legend DJ Pierre is coming to Bristol on Friday, July 27, and Bedmo Disco has been asked to get involved with the party. We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosting a room, The Bedmo Disco Ballroom, offering a deliciously hedonistic alternative to the jackin’ fare featuring in the main room.

The party is a one-off affair at Factory Studios, a rehearsal space that’s already hosted infamous events from Alfresco Disco and Just Jack. This one should be just as messy and, with any luck, just as memorable. The event is called MUZIK, and the organizers plan to make it a very special affair.

The main room is headed up by DJ PIERRE, who we’re reliably informed hasn’t played in Bristol for 20-odd years. He’ll be doing his “Afro Acid” thing, and hopefully slaying the dancefloor with some of his Phuture and Wild Pitch era classics. The support bill is headed by our old pal PLACID, undeniably the best acid house DJ in Bristol and arguably one of the finest in the UK.

So what about our room? Well, it’s called the BEDMO DISCO BALLROOM and the general idea is to recreate the “anything goes” musical melting pot of New York in the early 1980s. Then, DJs and dancers from across the spectrum – all different ethnic and sexual backgrounds – were inspired by a mix of electrofunk, freestyle, hip-hop, electro, proto-house and early garage. That’s the sort of vibe we’ll be going for. To help out, we plan to decorate our room in truly memorable fashion. More details to come.

The line-up for The Bedmo Disco Ballroom features a mix of label regulars, extended “BedmoFam” members and Bristolian party-starting talent:

THE KELLY TWINS
(UFO/Crazylegs/Idle Hands)

Identical twins Sean and Dan Kelly have earned a reputation as Bristol’s finest party-starting DJs. With a record collection that spans four decades of dance music, impeccable DJ skills and a rare ability to mix it up between styles, The Kelly Twins have earned a reputation far beyond the city limits thanks to a string of brilliant DJ mixes. Now residents at bass music party Crazylegs, Sean and Dan built their reputation as resident DJs and promoters of UFO, a monthly party whose DJ guestlist included Daniel Wang, Krystal Klear, Jackmaster, the Unabombers, Andy Blake, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke. Just as happy playing original 80s electro and boogie as garage, acid house or hip-hop, the boys will guarantee that the Bedmo Disco Ballroom will go right off!

JAY-L
(Falling Up)

Part of the trio of DJs behind Bristol’s brilliant Falling Up Night, Jay-L will bring a soulful flex to the Bedmo Disco Ballroom. Inspired by the soulful side of electronic music, from disco, boogie and hip-hop to Detroit techno, acid and broken beat, Jay-L has played all over the UK, including appearances at Glastonbury and the Big Chill festivals. He’s also a regular at Bristol’s legendary Alfresco Disco parties and Croatia’s Garden Festival, where he regularly plays alongside the Futureboogie crew. Like his friends The Kelly Twins, Jay-L can mix it up between styles with the DJ skills of a true master. Expect him to bring the party on July 27…

NU-BALANCE
(Aspects/Dusted Disco)

Turntablist Nu-Balance made his name as the original DJ for legendary Bristol hip-hop crew Aspects in the late ‘90s and early noughties. Since then, he’s gone on to hold residencies at the Switch and Dusted Disco parties at Timbuk2. Now a member of the extended Bedmo Disco family, Nu-Balance’s DJ style recalls the early days of New York block parties. Expect a white-hot mix of original block party beats, classic boogie, simmering disco and party hip-hop. If you want a glimpse, you can check out his recent BedmoCast mix here>>

LEGENDARY TONE
(Wild Honey Soundsystem/best before:)

We love Legendary Tone. He is, as his DJ moniker suggests, a legend. He was given this distinctive pseudonym while promoting events in Nottingham, where he was famous for mixing up disco, boogie, Balearica and high quality house. He also gained a reputation for putting on extra-special parties in unusual spaces, with high production values. After moving to Bristol, he became a resident for the notoriously eclectic, disco-centric best before: parties alongside Bedmo Disco’s own Sell By Dave and the Kelly Twins. Since then, he’s played all over the city and beyond, with regular sets at WOMAD events where he can mine his fearlessly eclectic record collection. Famed for mixing it up and hitting all the right spots, he’ll bring the party on July 27. Tone has already done a DJ Pierre tribute mix, which you can listen to on Mixcloud.

And not forgetting, of course, AWON and BEDMO DISCO.

Sounds alright, yes? Well, if you’d like to find out more about the rest of the line-up – there’s also a third room featuring ambient stuff, which excites the wrongspeed heads amongst us – and other plans, you can check out the MUZIK website at www.muzik.org.uk

Tickets are on sale now, priced £10. We’d advise getting tickets in advance – not just because it will be more on the door, but also because the organizers expect it to be pretty busy. Tickets are available from the following outlets:

Bristol Ticket Shop

Idle Hands (in store, Stokes Croft, Bristol)

Resident Advisor

Don’t Stay In

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NEWS: B-FUNK VIDEOS

We’ve put together some decidedly low-tech, but hopefully lovably so, videos for two tracks from “B-FUNK” – “Illusion” and “Startime”. Check ’em out below…

 

BEDMO DISCO – ILLUSION

AWON – STARTIME

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NEWS: B-FUNK 12″ LANDS AT JUNO

There was a rush of excitement at Bedmo Disco HQ this morning when our copies of the “B-FUNK” 12″ arrived. There was another one a bit later when we realized that it had gone on sale at Juno Records.

If you like it and would like one of the limited edition, blue vinyl 12″ singles we’ve pressed up, you better get over to Juno pronto. Click here to be taken there in a flash, by the magic of the internet.

If you’ve not heard the tracks yet, there’s a preview file on Soundcloud here>>

If you do like it and buy it, let people know – tweet, blog, play it in clubs, shout it from the roof tops, that kind of thing. Think of it as good karma – letting the world know about a record that looks nice and (we think) sounds good. We will, of course, be very grateful.

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NEWS: SOME PEOPLE LIKE “B-FUNK”

We don’t particularly like blowing our own trumpet here at Bedmo Disco HQ, but needs must. As you’re probably all aware by our constant postings on the subject, the “B-FUNK” EP by AWON and BEDMO DISCO will be hitting stores in less time than it takes to say “discombobulated”. OK, so perhaps a little longer, but it will be in some stores this week. Excitingly, rather a lot of people seem to like it, which makes us excited and rather chuffed.

So, who’s saying what? First of all, we’ve picked up a review from a blog called This Is Why We Dance. This is run by veteran dance music journalist, former IDJ mag Editor and all round good cheese Russell Deeks. Click here if you want to know what he has to say about “B-Funk”.

DJ reactions have also been very good. There are far too many to post here, so we’ve picked a few out:

Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang, Asylum, We Love Space Ibiza) – “Best Bedmo Disco release yet! Some great sampling in there – proper chops. Gonna get loads of play from me this summer.”
Jerome Derradji (Still Music, Chicago) – “Really really like this release, excellent all round!
Red Rack’em (Bergerac/Smugglers Inn Radio) – “This is nice. Will play something on my show.”
Christophe (Futureboogie Recordings) – “Super ACE! This will be getting played at Space this weekend, thank you. 5/5”
Cosmo Vitelli – “Pure modern boogie. Like it.”
Diskjokke (Sunkissed, Oslo) – “Nice, grooving EP”
Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath) – “Solid grooves”
Andy Ash (Boogie Originals/On The Prowl) – “LOVE “Startime”. All tracks are good though”
Cazbee (Mixed Blood Cuts) – “Nice EP…”
Cosmic Boogie (Boogie Originals) – “Illusion is great”
Drop Out Orchestra – “Boogie Down Bedmo is the one for us. What is it good for? Our sets! Love it.”
Martin Roche (Get Down Edits) – “Great EP! Really Feelin Illusion”
Andrew Clarke – “A very strong EP of boogie inspired cuts. My fave is Startime!”
Rob J (Main Stem) – “Cuckoo indeed……Startime for moi.”
Solid State (All Out War) – “Great release – congratulations on 5 years of Disco Madness – full support from ALL OUT WAR x”
Neil Scott (El Diablo’s Social Club) – “Great release. 5/5”
Havana Candy – “Some fine Clinton influenced business going on here, Boogie Down Dub is the one for me. Great Dj’ing track, top mid-tempo dirtyness!”
Chris Massey (Electric Elephant) – “Yup, am feeling every track on this release. Some great use of samples throughout and lovely sounding analogue basslines. Great release! 5/5”
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – “Startime my fave-love the squelchiness of the bass line and the flecks of melody. Boogie Down Dub great too. Sure fire release”
Ste Hodge (Kat Records) – “Illusion sounds especially great…eerie pads ,squelchy bass and wicked grooves aplenty”
Billy Scurry (Ireland) – “Awesomeness!!! V strong EP, full support on all tracks!”
Frank Lihaug (Contra, Bergen, Norway) – “Startime – What a track! Love it :)”
Joe Morris (Polaroid) – “Strong package, thanks”
Murry Pretscherer (Radio Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand) – “Dunno if its Illusion or Boogie Down Dub as a favourite, but then what about Goodlovin? All killer, no filler.”

So there you go, lots of nice comments. Thanks to all those who like it and are playing it in their sets. If you’ve still not given it a whirl, check out all four tracks on the Soundcloud player below. You can also find out more about the release here >>

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NEWS: FINAL B-FUNK PREVIEW ONLINE!

The release of our fifth anniversary 12″ release, B-FUNK by AWON and BEDMO DISCO, is fast approaching. So, we uploaded a preview of the fourth and final track from the EP, to Soundcloud. Give it a listen. It’s a “voodoo electro chugger” from Bedmo Disco and it’s called “Boogie Down Dub”.

If you head over to our Soundcloud, you can now check out extended previews of all four tracks from the EP, including the much-hyped “Startime” by Awon and “Illusion” by Bedmo Disco.

For more information about the EP, click here>>

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