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Loop in Newcastle has a new podcast series starting and I’ve the honour of being the very first in the series. I’ve included plenty of tracks I’ve played regularly at Loop along with new music to listen too including Asadinho Atelier Francesco, Boo Williams, Curses, DJ Koze, Jonas Rathsman, Kerri Chandler, KiNK, Monkey Mafia, Norm Talley, PBR Streetgang, Marcus Intalex, Lyase Recordings and Ben Klock.

Catch myself and Wolf Music back at Loop on the 6th November at the Cut in Newcastle. See here for more details

LOOP PODCAST SERIES | EPISODE 001 | IAN BLEVINS by Looppodcastseries on Mixcloud

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Ian Blevins @ Shindig XXIII

On the 2nd May I got to play music at Shindig XXIII, a club night I started going to over a decade ago and one of I have many fond memories of. I played 3pm after the One20 chaps who had done a sterling job opening the tent, and before the mighty Detroit Swindle who were fantastic. Listening to back to this is a terrific reminder of the day and how much fun it was playing to a packed tent at that time in the afternoon.

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The mix features music from Chateau flight, Hyenah, Cassy, Matthew Dekay, Sandrino & Frankey, ,Man Power, Discodromo, Roman Flugel, Compuphonic, Point G, K Hand, 2 house, Mr G, Demarkus Lewis, Archigram, Robin Hood, Damian Lazarus, Percussions, Marc Romboy, Seven Grand Housing Authority,

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Tourist Radio 07 featuring Ian Blevins

The last of a few mixes that has been uploaded of late comes courtesy of a guest mix that was featured on the Tourist Radio show. A quality party that invites fantastic guests to great locations. For their next party they’ve Ivan Smagghe with support from Cubik. That should speak for itself for the calibre of guests they bring.

My mix starts around 1:10 in but don’t let that encourage to skip the rest of a wonderful show. Enjoy.

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That Old Chestnut 2nd Birthday with Harri @ The Globe – July 13th

Two years since we had our first party with Cottam, we’re celebrating our 2nd birthday by having another terrace party and inviting one of the best residents in the Uk to play music at our party. Harri from Subclub.

He will be joined on the night also by myself, Steven Dunn, 6th Finger, Rubix residents, Ian Murphy and James Auton.

Click the below for more details..

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13 April : That Old Chestnut pres Auntie Flo @ The Globe, Newcastle

The first of our Chestnut parties this year takes us back to the Globe where we have invited Auntie Flo to come and Dj for us. After listening to many of his mixes and records it was hard not to book this guy to come to the northeast.

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Main Room

Auntie Flo [Kompakt, Huntley & Palmers]
Ian Blevins [We Love]
Dan Evans [6th Finger/Jaunt]


James Carter
Dan Rutledge
Ste Dunn

For more information on the night and tickets click here.

Here’s a whole host of mixes that should get you in the mood.

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That Old Chestnut presents Greymatter @ The Kitchen 10.11.12

After an excellent birthday bash at the Globe with Mano Le Tough and Butterside Up we hosting our first event at the Ktichen at the second time of asking. Travelling up we have Greymatter from the ever impressive Wolf Music stable who’s been on fire of late. Alongside ourselves we have asked Liam Vance, Kris Berry and ladys favourites RuDog Billionaire and BigL to hold down our cosy second room.

For more details visit our facebook event.

For advance tickets click here.


Mano Le Tough / Butter Side Up @ That Old Chestnuts 1st Birthday

Back in August we celebrated our 1st birthday by inviting Mano Le Tough to headline our terrace and for the Butter Side Up from Leeds to host our downstairs. Here’s a video of them closing the night downstairs. The quality isnt fantastic but you get the general jist. Great vibes, thanks to everyone that came.


You can see photo’s from the last night here and don’t forget that our next party is on the 10th November at the Kitchen. Details to be released shortly.


That Old Chestnut….Gerd Janson & Last Waltz @ The Cooperage

And for our next party we’re be making our debut at a small intimate space on Newcastle’s quayside called the Cooperage. In the 1st room with ourselves will be Running Back head honcho Gerd Janson. Anyone that has ever heard this man DJ will tell you he’s up there with the very best and I’m extremely excited to have him come and play for us. Here’s what RA have to say about him……


One of our most treasured Academy team members, Gerd Janson is the quintessential DJ’s DJ, unearthing the gems that get other music lovers hot and excited. The man has his plate full. Whether at the helm of the long-running Liquid club night at Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson with DJ comrade Thomas Hammann, dishing out simmering analog House as co-owner of label Running Back, or penning many a story for Germany’s Spex and Groove magazines, not to mention his scholarship of American studies, he seems to run on more powerful batteries than the rest of us. Enjoy this adventure through magic dance music new & old, with special guest appearance by Kool DJ Pink Alert. It’s risky, but it’ll make you frisky.

Here’s a little taster

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In the 2nd we will have local sexpots Last Waltz. Last Waltz are Geoff Leopard, Mick Rolfe & El.Dee, 3 DJs / Musicians / Producers from the North East of England.

2012 sees them releasing music on labels including Endless Flight, Futureboogie, World Unknown, Tusk Wax and many others, as well as sharing the bill alongside world famous DJs such as Deetron, Joy Orbison and Trevor Jackson at parties around the UK and even as far afield as Croatia’s Garden Festival. As well as running the excellent Dada parties around Newcastle.

Check out http://www.tourist-mag.com/ and their soundcloud for a bit more of what these chaps are about.

Full line up for the night….


Tickets will be available for £8. On the door will be £10.

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