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Matt Black

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Slipped Disco returns to its occasional central London home on Sat 25th May and invites the legendary electronic innovator Matt Black, of Coldcut fame, to demonstrate his and Ninja Tunes latest invention, the Ninja Jamm.

Developed by Matt as part of his ongoing quest into new innovations (his past triumphs includes bringing sampled music into the British charts and creating the first UK house music hits), the Ninja Jamm is a new tool for reworking recorded music live. This will be Matt’s first London showing of the technology and offers the audience the chance to get up close and personal.

Parisian electronic indie pop duo The Penelopes were inspired to start their band by early UK electronic acts such as New Order and the Human League. Their updated synthpop sound first got them noticed in 2008, but it’s since their recent relocation to London, a year ago that they’ve really started to cause stir. Their single ‘Now Now Now’, released at the end of last year, has been picked up for the Sim 3 soundtrack, while their heroes, the Human League, invited them on tour in November.

DJ and host Ben Osborne, founder of Noise of Art, will be on hand to keep the dancefloor moving with a trademark eclectic set.

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New cards, finally

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We finally have new membership cards, so all those that have been waiting since the beginning of the year will finally have one very soon in the post.

Each one is named, hand stamped and numbered – you’ll have to laminate them yourself though!

Drop Carl an email if you want one – they are FREEEEEEE

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William Adamson

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The Caught by the River Social Club and Brownswood Recordings present, William Adamson (live)

+ DJ Andrew Weatherall and readings from the works of W.G. Sebald

With the recent album, Under An Eastern Sky, produced by heritage futurists 2 Banks Of 4, Rob Gallagher has created a topographical travelogue – a concept album in the truest sense – where the songs tell fragments of stories that have grown out of a small region in the Eastern Horn of England, with sounds more akin to recordings emanating from the Louisiana marshlands.

Musically, this wonderful LP suggests dog day afternoons, loafing, listening to Dr John, John Martyn, Tom Waits, Terry Callier, Terry Reid’s River, then switching to weather-beaten dub and blues in the night after a long walk in the light of a full moon. That may cause an eyebrow or two to rise, for the pair’s Two Banks of Four oeuvre seemed to ring with the bells of (Charles) Stepney, spiritual jazz meets Our Favourite Shop, all celestial charity-shop symphonies. But then again in the late ‘60s among Charles Stepney’s Chess moves were pioneering productions of experimental electric blues LPs by Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, which is a good place to start for William Adamson. (Kevin Pearce, Caught by the River, Spring 2013)

Tuesday 4th June 2013 at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1

Tickets

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Good Block vs Fragment

Good Block and Fragment DJs in the basement of The Social!

Selectors:

Moman & Real Close
Pete Dee
Richard Foe
Gigolo Medina
Sean O’Talk 

80’s, Hip Hop, Boogie Funk, Disco

FREE in before 9 – £5 after.

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Huw Stephens Presents

Huw puts on bands every month at The Social – it’s always brilliant and always FREE ENTRY. 

Tuesday June 11

Jacco Gardner

Ming City Rockers

+ DJ Feslon

Huw Stephens welcomes another stellar line up to his new music night. One of the most exciting bands around, Jacco Gardner is a baroque pop multi instrumentalist, and is the best band ever to come from the Netherlands. It’s psychy vibes all round. From Immingham, northern England, Ming City Rockers are a thrilling guitar band who are angry, bored and excellent.

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Gappy Ranks

For one night only, Hot Wuk Wednesdays presents GAPPY RANKS performing live at the weekly bashment dance spot!

The man taking UK dancehall reggae to a global stage will be passing through The Heatwave’s midweek party to perform hits like Stinkin Rich, Wine Pon De Edge and Heaven In Her Eyes.

This will be a roadblock affair.

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HOT WUK WEDNESDAYS

Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

Doors 7pm-1am – £5 before 10pm / £7 after

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Record Store Day Social

Saturday 20th April  

Two floors of live music and DJs celebrating records!

IN THE BASEMENT . . 

Live:

Bronze Medallists

Mademoiselle, Mademoiselle + Boy Mandeville

+ special guest DJ:

Nemone (6 Music)

Bronze Medallists – pop-electro band from East London – curate a night in celebration of the annual Record Store Day with pop indie bands Boy MandevilleMademoiselle, Mademoiselle and of course Bronze Medallists performing and the legendary 6 Music’s Nemone DJing and presenting throughout the night and screenings of short films by David Higgs and Sam Bailey. A night of pop-electro indie music, the latest sounds from 6 Music and alternative films it is going to be an epic night.

Bronze Medallists

Based in East London and formed just over a year ago, the 4-piece band Bronze Medallists combines experimental electronica, art-pop with a pinch of shoe-gazery and thought-provoking lyrics to create an exciting and addictive new sound. Mixing indie guitar and drums, vocal harmonies with raw synths and strings, comparisons have been made to the likes of Postal Service, The National and Broken Bells.

www.bronzemedallists.com

www.facebook.com/bronzemedallists

www.twitter.com/bronzemedalists

Mademoiselle, Mademoiselle 

http://www.wearemademoiselle.com/

Boy Mandeville (stripped down set)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pp_umZs7mg

SHORT FILMS

The Last Ten by David Higgs

http://vimeo.com/39625508

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Horsemen by Sam Bailey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQPCAs3XhhA&feature=youtu.be

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UPSTAIRS

‘Twelve 12s’ on Record Store Day at The Social

The concept of the ’Twelve 12″s’ mixes started as an idea in 2009. Like many DJs, having already switched over for many years to use MP3′s & a laptop, Rob was playing through his record crates, and basically just realised how much great music he had still had on wax.

The aesthetic of jammin vinyl 12″s is still one of the greatest pleasures around and after speaking to Superix and sending him the very first Twelve 12s mix – a pretty random selection of Rob’s own personal favourites, we put it out – then put the word out for people to get involved.

We were super pleased when so many of our favourite DJs both London and around the world said they’d love to be involved and started sending us their own personal take on the ‘Twelve 12″s’ concept! Therefore we’ve had tons of killer hip-hop, and also drum n bass, pop, house mixes etc from the likes of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven, Ayres, Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), Spin Doctor, Chris Read, J-Squared, DJ 7L, DJ Co-Op, Hudson and loads more including many from obviously both Rob, Superix and our extended SH fam Jimmy Plates. The range of the mixes is phenomenal with so many incredible themes from all Outkast to all Premier productions to all Wu-Tang & even all AV8!

Therefore for the now much-loved Record Store Day (and in association with our good homies at www.whosampled.com) – we thought it only fitting to take over the upstairs of our favourite London place – The Social – and invite many of the people who’ve contributed these mixes to play. A celebration of vinyl records that have been such a huge part of our lives and more importantly a celebration of really great music!

All 50 mixes can be downloaded & streamed from www.southernhospitality.co.uk

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William Adamson

On Tuesday 4th June The Caught by the River Social Club and Brownswood recordings present, William Adamson (live)

+ DJ Andrew Weatherall and readings from the works of W.G. Sebald

With the recent album, Under An Eastern Sky, produced by heritage futurists 2 Banks Of 4, Rob Gallagher has created a topographical travelogue – a concept album in the truest sense – where the songs tell fragments of stories that have grown out of a small region in the Eastern Horn of England, with sounds more akin to recordings emanating from the Louisiana marshlands.

Musically, this wonderful LP suggests dog day afternoons, loafing, listening to Dr John, John Martyn, Tom Waits, Terry Callier, Terry Reid’s River, then switching to weather-beaten dub and blues in the night after a long walk in the light of a full moon. That may cause an eyebrow or two to rise, for the pair’s Two Banks of Four oeuvre seemed to ring with the bells of (Charles) Stepney, spiritual jazz meets Our Favourite Shop, all celestial charity-shop symphonies. But then again in the late ‘60s among Charles Stepney’s Chess moves were pioneering productions of experimental electric blues LPs by Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, which is a good place to start for William Adamson. (Kevin Pearce, Caught by the River, Spring 2013)

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Faber Social Presents Crime

On May 7th Faber Social engages in some unlawfully bad behaviour to bring you an evening of music and literature from some of the best crime writers around.

Featuring new and bestselling fiction from multi-award-winning authors including Sophie Hannah (Kind of Cruel); SJ Watson (Before I Go To Sleep); RJ Ellory (A Simple Act of Violence), Stav Sherez (Eleven Days), Tom Benn (Chamber Music) and Russ Litten (Swear Down).

Tickets £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Find out more and get tickets here

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Twelve 12s on Record Store Day

‘Twelve 12s’ on Record Store Day at The Social

The concept of the ‘Twelve 12″s’ mixes started as an idea in 2009. Like many DJs, having already switched over for many years to use MP3’s & a laptop, Rob was playing through his record crates, and basically just realised how much great music he had still had on wax.

The aesthetic of jammin vinyl 12″s is still one of the greatest pleasures around and after speaking to Superix and sending him the very first Twelve 12s mix – a pretty random selection of Rob’s own personal favourites, we put it out – then put the word out for people to get involved.

We were super pleased when so many of our favourite DJs both London and around the world said they’d love to be involved and started sending us their own personal take on the ‘Twelve 12″s’ concept! Therefore we’ve had tons of killer hip-hop, and also drum n bass, pop, house mixes etc from the likes of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven, Ayres, Matthew Africa (R.I.P.), Spin Doctor, Chris Read, J-Squared, DJ 7L, DJ Co-Op, Hudson and loads more including many from obviously both Rob, Superix and our extended SH fam Jimmy Plates. The range of the mixes is phenomenal with so many incredible themes from all Outkast to all Premier productions to all Wu-Tang & even all AV8!

Therefore for the now much-loved Record Store Day (and in association with our good homies at www.whosampled.com) – we thought it only fitting to take over the upstairs of our favourite London place – The Social – and invite many of the people who’ve contributed these mixes to play. A celebration of vinyl records that have been such a huge part of our lives and more importantly a celebration of really great music!

All 50 mixes can be downloaded & streamed from www.southernhospitality.co.uk

Comments are closed