DJ’d at this on Friday night with my pals Adam Regan and Rhys Adams. I dropped this little beauty, which always gets a good response whenever I play it. It’s funny that when I purchased this record, I was DJ’ing at the Rum Runner playing New Romantic/Electronic music, but I always picked up on certain tracks that got played at the Disco, Funk and Soul night at the club.
Update 12/1/13: As Pony Records have some kind of, “we don’t want anyone to help promote the music that we own”, filter on the above video, I thought I’d include this BBC documentary on Bowie at 50 years old. It’s an interesting insight into his creative life. As always, Alan Yentob is on the money.
I’m not sure about some parts of this film, but absolutely love the mixing of the music. Well worth the hours viewing.
I’m DJ’ing at Only After Dark, once again, this Saturday 17th and I’ll be spinning a few Bowie tracks, alongside some Rum Runner classics. The event sold out two weeks ago, so I’m looking forward to an enjoyable night on the ones and twos.
I mentioned a few posts back that I’d been invited onto Free School’s podcast. Well, here it is. It was great fun and a real joy to talk about the past and of course, music, which I’ve always loved sharing with people, be it in my house, behind the decks in a club….or talking to two very nice men with a microphone. I’m hoping to do it again sometime, and Adam Regan may get a look in too – watch this space.
I’m afraid you’ll have to cut and paste the link below. I’ve tried to embed the player, and paste a link, but to no avail. Thanks Steve for trying too.
I talked about Original Rockers first live show, but as always with my addled brain I couldn’t remember too much about it, only that it was in London. Well, my old pal Andy Jones got in touch and this is what he said…
I’ve just had a listen to your interview by Free school. Bought back some good memories. I noticed you were struggling to remember the details of the first ‘Original Rockers Hi-Fi’ gig. I just so happen to have the flyer for it on my notice board in the kitchen. I’ll scan it and send it to you when I’ve got my computer set up again. I’m about to do a bit of painting so I’ve disconnected it all.
The night was called ‘Dubology’ and it was promoted as your first ever live UK appearance. ‘Bassline selection’ was courtesy of Danny Briotet of Renegade Soundwave and Launch DAT. The venue was the Vox in Brixton and the date was Thursday 28th July 1994. I would have been 32. Crikey.
Hope you’re well. See you again soon I hope.
I also remember that it was promoted by John Pell (where are you now, John?), who also booked us to play in New Zealand – now there’s another story!
It seems like the 80s are back…again. I DJ’d at this last Saturday, and had a ball! It’s the second time I’ve played for the Major Toms – they also performed at my surprise 50th back in June – which was a real treat. It was also great seeing so many faces from the Rum Runner days too.
One of my favourite Rum Runner/80s tunes…
Disco Rough by Mathematiques Modernes (Celluloid 1980)
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