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NEWS: BUMPER AUTUMN LINE-UP FOR BEDMO DISCO PRESENTS

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Ever since we launched our Bedmo Disco Presents… series back in April. we’ve been working hard to put together a strong line-up of guest DJs for our autumn schedule. We’re excited to finally be able to announce the guests for our next three parties. We’re biased, of course, but we think it’s a killer line-up.

First up, on September 29th, we’ll be welcoming Eglo Records boss, Rinse FM DJ and killer party-starter ALEXANDER NUT to Big Chill Bristol. We’ve been enormous fans of Alex’s mixed-up, anything-goes-as-long-as-it’s-soulful approach to DJing since we first heard him play at UFO in Bristol a few years back. We’ve been lucky to dance hard to his sets on numerous occasions since, and he always kills it. For his appearance at Bedmo Disco Presents, Alex will be playing for three hours, joining the dots between boogie, soul, disco, broken beat, modern soul, house, funk, hip-hop, techno futurism and everything in between. It will be deliciously soulful and dancefloor-friendly. Knowing Alex, he’ll also get on the mic, probably after sinking copious amounts of rum. It will undoubtedly be special. While Alex is rocking it downstairs, our old friend OWAIN K from Cardiff will be joining the dots between styles up in the study. He’s an excellent DJ and a talented producer, too, as anyone who has checked his releases on Dessous Recordings will tell you.

Then, on the final Friday in October, we have a very special treat for anyone who loves disco: a return to Bristol for the effervescent DANIEL WANG. Now based in Berlin after years spent earning his stripes in New York, Danny is without doubt one of the finest disco DJs around. His record collection is absurdly deep, and he always gets a party going. He’s only played in Bristol twice before – at UFO first, then at the Motorcycle Showrooms in 2013 – but both times he absolutely killed it. We’re delighted to have him on board, and look forward to hosting him. He’s something of a legend, all told, having spearheaded the first wave of “nu-disco” in the late ’90s and early 2000s – first with his own label, Balihu, and later on Morgan Geist’s Environ imprint. He’s also released material on Ghostly International, while his latest re-edit 12″ under the Otto Gelb alias (simply titled Volume 3) is – predictably – another killer. We’ll write more about Danny and his long career closer to the time.

Finally, in November, we have Huntley’s & Palmers resident AUNTIE FLO. Those with an interest in the modern wave of African-influenced music – and Afro funk and afro0-disco full stop – will know all about the London-based Glaswegian. He’s released a mixture of killer edits (a number on the excellent Highlife Edits series) and original material for the likes of Permanent Vacation, Autonomous Africa and Kompakt Extra. His original music is particularly exciting, as it blends African rhythms with contemporary electronic styles and all manner of global influences. He’s not played in Bristol before as far as we can make out, so it will be thrilling to give him his debut in our fair city.

For all of these parties, we’ll be addressing the sound issues that some have complained about. We’re going to be tweaking the system and repositioning the speakers, with additional stacks, to get a warm, rich sound befitting the quality of the music. We’re heads, and sound is of massive importance. The venue has given us their blessing to do this, and we’re working with sound engineers to get it right. It should enhance what will be great parties.

Don’t forget we’ll also have a 4am licence for these, special guests in the study, and ourselves warming you up and sending you home happy at the end. Oh, and it’s always going to be £3 in, so you can come and “dance like you mean it” without spending a fortune.

We’ll be talking more about our guests and these forthcoming parties on September’s Bedmo Disco Radio, which takes place tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd September) on www.infader.fm, starting at 8pm.

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EVENT: PEOPLE LIKE US v BEDMO DISCO

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We’re delighted to finally be able to announce our next party in Bristol… a hook-up with the notorious party-starters behind the always excellent People Like Us events at the Looking Glass on Friday, August 16.

People Like Us started life as a night in London, where the residents – led by the lovely Ranks Skinna – would regularly wow various venues across East London. So strong are their ties to the capital that they still regularly do guest spots at roadblocked parties. Since moving to Bristol they’ve proved a hit at their new home, The Looking Glass on High Street (near the top of Corn St). We’ve been down to a few of their parties and they’re always sweaty, upbeat affairs. They get a mixed crowd (men, women, gay, straight), people always dance like mad, and the sounds are spot on. We can’t wait to take to the decks alongside Ranks and the rest and make it a night to remember!

For those who’ve not been to The Looking Glass, it’s a great spot. It has a small capacity, an intimate vibe, a top quality soundsystem and, for this party at least, a 4am licence. It’s the perfect venue for a sweaty little party. You can expect to hear disco sleaze, filthy bass, pulsating Italo, cowbells aplenty, cheeky boogie belters and proper house.

For more info head to the Facebook event page. It will be free to get in before 11.30, and £4 after. Bargain!

 

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EVENT: DELI G AT GIRAFFE BOOGIE TONIGHT!

Tonight, Giraffe Boogie returns. As usual, we’ll be taking over Start The Bus (Baldwin Street, Bristol) for a night of quality underground disco, boogie, electrofunk, Italo, synth jams, proper house and random reworks. This month’s guest is legendary Bristol DJ/radio host DELI G.

We’re rather looking forward to tonight, as we’ve got a box of custom-made BEDMO DISCO VISORS (those colourful sun visors that used to be popular in the 1980s) to give away. And, of course, the music will be ace – Deli is a top DJ.

For the uninitiated, Deli G is an award-winning radio host, best known for his show The Touch which ran on Galaxy 97.2FM in Bristol for well over 15 years from 1991 onwards. During that time, he showcased the best in black American dance music, and became firm friends with many of New York, San Francisco and Chicago’s leading DJs and producers.

During the 1990s and 2000s Deli was a regular face on the Bristol club scene, where he was an integral part of the successful Roasted night alongside friend Ben Daley. He’s also DJ’d internationally and was a regular face at the Southport Weekender for many years.

Deli originally started DJing in the early 1980s, and his record collection is famous for its depth and variety, offering a unique overview of shifts and changes in black American dance music from the 1970s to the present day. Although famed for playing quality house and US garage, he owns a formidable collection of original disco, boogie and electrofunk records – including a large amount of test pressings, acetates and one-off promo records that were never released.

A firm friend of the Bedmo Disco family and an enthusiastic supporter of recent releases, he’ll be showcasing his disco and electrofunk collection at GIRAFFE BOOGIE on a rare headline appearance in his hometown. If you want to get a taste of his skills, he now also hosts a weekly show on Bristol-based community station BCFM. Anyone who listened to his show back in the day will tell you that it should be appointment listening.

In support, as always, will be the Bedmo Disco trio – Awon, Five-Stylez and Sell By Dave.

So, come down and party hard with us. For the record, the party begins at 10pm. £2 to get in – cheap as chips!

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NEWS: CHRIS DUCKENFIELD PLAYS GIRAFFE BOOGIE

This Saturday (October 13) sees the return of our semi-regular Giraffe Boogie party to Start The Bus in Bristol. It’s a very special instalment, because this time we’ll be joined by one of our favourite DJs, Sheffield selector Chris Duckenfield.

Chris has been a longtime friend of the family, and has made numerous appearances at various Bedmo Disco-related parties over the years. Many moons ago (2005, in fact), he played at the opening of Tricky Disco, a night run by our own Sell By Dave and Nick Harris (NRK Music). In the years that followed, he made three appearances at best before:, including two particularly memorable bashes in a tiny boozer called The Bank. Each time, Chris got the party started in magnificent style, joining the dots between deep house, tech-house, disco, boogie, broken beat, techno and more besides. In our humble opinion, there are few better party-starters out there.

For the uninitiated, Chris has a long and distinguished history and dance music. As a youngster, he was a key part of the Sheffield house scene. He worked behind the counter at the legendary Warp Records shop on Division Street. He was also part of genre-bending Warp-signed techno combo RAC, alongside pal and longtime production partner Richard Brown. The duo went on to enjoy a long career as SWAG, where they almost single-handedly invented tech-house and later put the swing back into house music with various releases on their own Odori, Primitive and Version labels.

Chris has history in the disco/boogie edits scene, too, being the man behind the superb Popular People’s Front series of sneaky 12″ singles. PPF seems to be on hiatus these days, while Chris concentrates his efforts on running All Ears Distribution. Although his production work has taken a backseat recently – no doubt due to the demands of parenthood and running All Ears with old Toko pal Alec Greenhough – he continues to DJ around the world. He’s a regular at the brilliant Electric Elephant festival in Croatia (held at the same site as Soundwave) and runs a fantastic bash in London called The Idiots are Winning.

Should you be unaware of his ace party-starting DJ skills, check out the two mixes below. One was recorded live on the Idiots are Winning boat party at Electric Elephant. The other is a recent homemade effort. Both are, of course, ace.

Support at the party comes from Bedmo Disco’s own trio of necksnapping idiots – Awon, Five-Stylez and Sell By Dave. Entrance is a couple of quid, and the party starts at 10pm.

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EVENT: B-FUNK AT START THE BUS

We return to one of our favourite Bristol venues, START THE BUS, for the first of a series of monthly parties on Saturday, August 11. Named B-FUNK after our recent 12″ single of the same name, it will see Awon, Five Stylez and Sell By Dave mixing it up in true B-Funk party style.

Full preview to come later in the week, but for now make a note of the date. It starts at 10pm and entrance is free…

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MIX: BEDMOCAST 02 mixed by SELL BY DAVE

For the latest instalement of the BEDMOCAST mix series, our own SELL BY DAVE steps up to the ones and twos for a spontaneous, one-take mix-up. This time he’s on a slo-mo/midtempo tip, mixing up tracks and remixes from the likes of John Talabot, Let’s Get Lost, Cosmic Boogie, Deadly Sins, Marcos Cabral, Lonely C and Baby Prince, Pop & Eye, Krystal Klear and Maxmillion Dunbar. File under disco/deep house/slo-mo/New Beat/elecytrofunk.

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Tracklist: BEDMOCAST02 mixed by SELL BY DAVE 

1. Marcos Valle – Estrelas [KZA Re-Edit] (Let’s Get Lost)
2. Psychemagik – Ass Nation (Psychemagik)
3. Deadly Sins – I Can Feel It (Giant Cuts Digital)
4. Pop & Eye – Gimme A Fight (Editainment)
5. The Revenge – Nightflight (Jiscomusic)
6. Cosmic Boogie – Fast & Loose (Boogie Originals)
7. Lonely C & Baby Prince – Just Be Yourself [Kenny Glasgow Remix] (Wolf + Lamb)
8. Adam Goldstone – Jackadub (Nuphonic)
9. Confettis – The Sound Of C (USA Import Music)
10. David Bowie – Underground [Dub Mix] (EMI America)
11. Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day [Marcos Cabral Re-Edit] (Hamilton Dance Records)
12. Bedmo Disco – Illusion  (Bedmo Disco Records)
13. Krystal Klear – Try My Love (All City)
14. Parallel Dance Ensemble – Occupied [Maxmillion Dunbar Remix] (Permanent Vacation)
15. John Talabot – So Will Be Now (feat Pional) (Permanent Vacation)

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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 >>

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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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