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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.
Auntie Flo [Kompakt, Huntley & Palmers]
Ian Blevins [We Love]
Dan Evans [6th Finger/Jaunt]
For more information on the night and tickets click here.
Here’s a whole host of mixes that should get you in the mood.[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/70341481" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/26785497" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
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.
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.
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……
GERD JANSON [RUNNING BACK]
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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/5824538" iframe="true" /]
LAST WALTZ [ENDLESS FLIGHT, WORLD UNKNOWN]
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.
Full line up for the night….
GERD JANSON [RUNNING BACK]
LAST WALTZ [ENDLESS FLIGHT, WORLD UNKNOWN]
IAN BLEVINS [WELOVE, TOC, FUTURE DISCO]
6TH FINGER [WARM, JAUNT]
Tickets will be available for £8. On the door will be £10.
Our first Chestnut party of the year is in conjunction with the Newcastle powerhouse that is Ape-X. Joining forces for the first time we’ll be bringing you the talents of Ralph Lawson and Mark E. Needless to say fantastic music will be played throughout the night. We’re already well underway
For more details see here
And for tickets visit here
Here are aload of mixes by Mark E – http://mercmusic.net/mix/
As well as one by Ralph.[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/4595679" iframe="true" /]
After the success of our opening party with Cottam et al. We’re back this autumn this time in the cozy confinements of the Dens backroom, the Kitchen, with young upstarts Bicep. This is there first trip to the northeast so we hope to make it a special one indeed.
BICEP (Throne of Blood)
Ian Blevins (We Love/ Future Disco/ T.O.C)
6th Finger (Warm/ T.O.C)
Bicep – Biography
Bicep are a duo that hail from Belfast, brought together through a common obsession with all things analog. Their blog, Feel My Bicep, has grown to be the first port of call for those searching for cutting-edge and hard-to-find disco (nu and old) / chicago-house / detroit techno / italo / edits and the like. Growing with an amalgamation of jazz, rock and funk helped Bicep form an obscure approach and understanding of music. After each picking up a pair of Technics turntables in their early teens, Andy and Matt set about collecting records and experimenting to find their own style. Skip forward several years and countless DJ gigs and they realized they needed to make their own brand- succumbing to, as Bicep describe it, “80s inspired analog house“
Their first 12″ on Citizen Kane’s Ghost town records sold out within a week gaining worldwide support, whilst their debut on New York’s Throne of Blood records, was among the most downloaded tracks on xlr8r.com (currently still highest rated) topped the charts on boomkat.com, and also made Tim Sweeney’s Favorite LP’s and Singles list over at Beats In Space!
In addition to a busy schedule producing original tracks (look out for Bicep’s EP2 coming early 2011 on Throne of Blood, and forthcoming releases on Mystery Meat and a host of other labels), remixing, and DJing around Europe, Asia, and the US, Bicep along with their co-pilot Rory find time to update their, FEELMYBICEP.com, providing a window into the singular aesthetic that is Bicep.
Here’s some recent mixes by the boys
HOT TUB JAMZ MIX
8, Neville Street, NE1 5EN Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The Kitchen is the 2nd room of the underground club, The Den, which is in the heart of Newcastle. For this special night, we are not opening the main room, but looking for a more intimate party.
The Kitchen would not look out of place in Berlin, London or Leeds. Just like Public Life in London, the kitchen is an unique venue which is small but perfectly formed atmospheric room which has 3 redlights and the decks set up on a Fridge.
Tickets go on sale Friday 9/09/11 at 10:00am
£10 plus booking. LIMITED TO 150
Bit late on the update for this one here, but first off we’d like to thank all that came down. It was a fabulous first night, and we hope to build on that with more parties in the months to come. Keep 1st October in your diary
Here’s a few pictures from the night taken on the terrace. Ta![gallery link="file" columns="2"]