Irony forecast to take on UKIP. Love to Nicholas Pegg from us storm causing homosexuals.
Farewell Audio. You have served us well. The sunshine on the terrace. The cute boys on the dance floor. The queues in the loos. The spankingly fine doormen, the glorious barstaff, the handsome managers and the handsomer DJs. The best promoters, the finest owner, the jump up and down moments and those fierce, fierce hangovers. The civil partnership and the day the snow closed down the disco. The Pride weekenders, the legendary Sunday Sundae, the giant disco balls and saucy go-gos. The Horse Meats Discos, the Deviants, the Sunday parties, the disco capes, the Dolly Mixers and the EDP. Mister Green and Watts and Budd and Lewis. The Schtumm and the sparkles. The soundman who looked like Jesus and the soundman who made everything better, every time. The too, too many drinks tickets, the smoke machine with a mind of its own. The long glorious nights of mates and lovers. The disco and the house. And the Jack, oh the Jack.
Yes I’ll miss you. I’ll miss the beloved ones, the Sunday Sundae ones, the decent ones, the Brighton ones. You were everything I love about my city. The people, the tunes, the parties and we’ll not see your like again. Clubbing made with passion. Clubbing that left a great big fucking grin on your face the next morning as you reached for the Pepto Bismol and promised yourself never again. Till the next time.
Farewell Audio. Thank you for clubbing that made us and this city we call home what it is today. And make that one last tune count. x
Spring has sprung and we are definitely living for love. Excuse the matador outfits but when Madge tells you to do something, you do something. As for other moments of music glory we have loads for you this month.
First up are the perfectly pert nu-disco beats of Toomy Disco’s Bedroom Tricks on So Sound Recordings. Expect to be seduced something silly with fine synth action and quirky basslines. Also worthy of your nodding approval is the dusty slo-mo grooves of Roman Rauch’s Heliocentric on Klamauk°. Sample magic of the broken beats kind weaving into deep house heaven. Nice. As is the delightful In Fields’ Phantoms on Desire Records. A tribute to the DJ who keeps you guessing till the early hours, it becomes more addictive with each listen. As does Levon Vincent’s debut album Self Titled. A journey to cherish it delivers something just right for all us kooky house heads and available now as a free download on houseofdisco.com.
As for our wonders of the month if it’s a joyous wiggle you want then head towards Various Artists’ Hotel Voyage: Vol. 2 on So Sound Recordings. Chopped up and deep disco house grooves that will ensure the sunshine finally shines again. Or delve into Zehn Mixed By Chris Tietjen on Cocoon for a label retrospective that insists on a dance with ya. And finally there’s the unique Swedish saucepot that is Crackazat’s Crescendo on Local Talk. We. Can’t. Get. Enough. Timeless house that will set your future listening path just right. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s Magic March 12”s
Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs. Heller & Farley) Junior Boys Own Tribute to Frankie and a fundraiser for an AIDS free future. Buy. It. Now.
Waze & Odyssey Ways Of The Underground EP W&O Street Tracks Nothing will get you moving like this mighty moment from W&O.
Flash Atkins Levenshulme Orphanage for Boys (Richard Seaborne Mix) Paper Recordings A Queenie favourite that is worth getting in a spin about
Kim Ann Foxman Open The House Firehouse She delivers again as the house gets hot under the collar.
M A N I K featuring Eli & Fur Nightfall (ThermalBear remix) Culprit Soul enhancing goose bump stuff
Escape ft. Daudi Matsiko Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix) AUS Always a treasure, always a pleasure, Martin returns and its magical
Aashton Humans Phonetic Records Feel good hands in the air house that insists you get up and dance.
Jem Haynes Ready to Roll Colour Series Techno flavoured house that will keep you going till dawn
Above & Beyond ft Alex Vargas All Over The World (Illyus & Barrientos Remix) Anjunabeats A club anthem remixed to cool perfection.
PBR Streetgang & X-Press 2 Cosine Futureboogie Recordings An almighty house ‘ménage à quatre’ that will tick all your boxes.
Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and online at radioreverb.com. Saturday 7th March 17:00 GMT as part of Reverbathon.
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