It’s taken me a while to post about this excellent music, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth the wait.
Birmingham via Hull – Adam Regan and Steve Cobby, under the name Chieftain, have come up with a blinding four track EP, that takes it’s inspiration from early 90’s house music right up to the present day Slo-mo House sound.
We booked Mr. Carthy many times to play at Leftfoot, and they were all as enjoyable as this one….
Mr. Scruff Wiki
The home of Scruff’s releases, Ninja Tune, has always had a place in my heart too.
Free School chat with my best pal Adam Regan, on their latest podcast, about his life as a DJ and promoter. Its a great interview, with some excellent Brummie humour. He also selects a few of his favorite tunes. I get a mention too!
Thanks to Tony Regan for the photo.
It doesn’t happen very often these days (me DJ’ing), so I hope to see a few familiar faces at this excellent night…
More info here.
NME are running a competition to find the countries best small venue. Well there is only one winner in my eyes, the Hare and Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham, England.
Get voting peoples – NME
Something to listen to whilst casting ya vote…
‘Fairytale’ by Pelding & Joy Morgan from the album Spine (Lizard Shakedown Records 2005)
I had an enjoyable weekend listening to this guy…
…and this dude….
….and ended up here…
…and the soundtrack to this wonderful weekend…
‘Sore Fingers’ by Laurent Garnier (F Communications 1999)
‘Come and Get Dub’ by Jah Shaka (Mango/Island Records 1990)
Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don’t Like My Music) by K.I.D. (SAM Records 1981)
Back in 1997 Biggabush and I made a sort of mash-up, inspired by the above track and this one…
‘Shout’ by Jack Frost and the Circle Jerks (Trax Records 1988)
….and we came up with this (yours truly on vocals)…
U Love My Music by Switchblade Sisters (Different Drummer 1997)
I have 3 sealed copies left of this track for sale – £5 + P&P (cheaper than what they are going for on Discogs). Please get in touch if you would like to purchase a copy.
In 2003/4 The Regan and I were asked by the Mesa Verde crew to start a monthly Leftfoot night in Paris, which we did at Le Batofar – an old fishing boat moored on the Seine. We traveled on the Euro Star with kilos of vinyl and our fellow Brummie breadbin, Ras Tweed. We took many guests – Roots Manuva; Steve Cobby; Richard Dorfmeister; Jah Grizzly; Farda P; Daddy G; Jazzanova, to name but a few.
Ivan Smagghe DJ’d at a House Music night on Le Batofar around the same period too. I found this interesting interview with him on this very interesting blog.
Its a long interview but worth watching.
Ivan Smagghe Blog