Monday, 28 December 2009


I spent last night at the Mustard Pot in Chapel Allerton listening to some awesome disco sets from Crazy P and PBR Streetgang at the Asylum Christmas shindig and having been inspired by this (and due to the fact my hangover has left me incapable of leaving the sofa) I have spent the day stocking up my digital record bag. Resident Advisor started the day off with a classy podcast from Tensnake (HERE) and I had to bag a couple of old Soundstream tracks after hearing one in his mix.

This seems to be the pick of the bunch today for me..

Downtown Party network pricked my ears with a remix of Acos Koolkas a couple of months ago and I found this gem as well today - big piano riffs and maybe a little epic but definitely doing nice things to my ears. One of my mates commented it was a bit 'wine bar-ish'?? Surely not!

This rather mysterious EP from Tiger & Woods is definitely up my street as well and doesn't seem likely to get a digital release so it may well have to be one of the few vinyl purchases I make very soon. HERE

And finally this little gem from the Mole (has he ever had a bad release?!) I actually got this a couple of weeks ago and played it at Detached - bang on the money with that house/disco groove.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


The weekend is but one day away now and I plan to celebrate the handing in of a bucketload of coursework with one big PARTY! Lots going on in Leeds this weekend but pick of the bunch is COGNOSCO down at The Loft on Friday (formely known as Northern Light) where Alex Niggeman is heading things up.

If you keep your ear to the ground then you may catch wind of the secret after party they are holding where yours truly and Sebastian Budniak will be kicking things off with a smattering of deep house and disco until the early hours of Saturday morning.

Then onto Saturday where there really is only choice - System @ The Mint. Jeff Mills maks a very rare appearance to the city playing on 3 decks 12-3am, then former Basics resident Paul Woolford takes over until the end (probably around 8am!) knocking out some house and techno on home soil for the first time since he left Basics a couple of years ago. Come say hello at the side bar if you happen to be around - I'm quite sure I will be glad to chat to some friendly faces after Friday's soiree!