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Good Block – Special Guest and Mix

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This month’s guest is the debut of a new project by a London based underground producer. We are pleased to welcome The Whole Truth to Good Block! 

Whole Truth’s former self has previously featured on Boiler Room as well as regular slots on Alex Chase’s ‘New Jerusalem’ show on NTS Radio.

Keep your eyes peeled for The Whole Truth release in November – you can listen to the track in it’s entirety here:

B2B Selectors:

Whole Truth 

Gigolo Medina 

Pete Dee 

Sean O’Talk (TBC) 

Richard Foe 

Selecting:

Disco / Boogie / Funk / House / Hip Hop

£3 cheaplist – names on the FB wall – £5 otherwise

Facebook event:

A HUGE thanks to Whole Truth for the mix!

Good Block Mix 16 by The Whole Truth by Good Block on Mixcloud

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Studio 45

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The Rogues in Brogues are back where they belong, a monthly Saturday night at The Social from Saturday 28th September

Studio 45 Launch Party with residents Dean Thatcher and Stephen Saunders and special guest Phil Etgart (Ethnucol / Hot Bomb Hi Fi).

Soul – Funk – Reggae on scratched vinyl.

Dress to impress. Not to be missed, the boys are back with a brand new monthly night!

Free entry all night

Facebook event

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Wi-Fi Cafe

The Social is now open every weekday from 11:30am – 5:30pm

Head in to make use of our free Wi-Fi, tech support from Systems & Smiles, Tim Peaks coffee and power points for charging that thirsty phone or laptop. Full bar available for those that like a pint while they work too!

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Systems & Smiles have been solving technology problems for small businesses since 2006, believing that no matter how hard a problem might seem to solve and no matter how frustrated that problem might make you feel, when it comes to IT there is always an answer, there is always another way. With technical support offered on an appointment basis, customers will be able to use an initial 15 minute free consultation, including advice and quick fixes, with more complicated and advanced issues and training managed on a case-by-case basis at an additional charge. Designated walk-in days for technical help without an appointment are due to come later this year. Systems & Smiles are qualified to help with both PC or Mac issues as well as giving advice on tablets and smart phones.

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Anyone can work out of the upstairs cafe anytime from 11:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays free of charge and for larger groups booth reservation is possible too. You can use our Wi-Fi Cafe all day long as your office or simply as a base for an afternoon of meetings. There are lots of newly fitted power points, a brand new range of soft drinks, teas and snacks and The Social is also very proud to be the first place in London to offer Tim Peaks; The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess’ very own brand of coffee.

“The Social is one of my favourite places, now I’ve got even more reason to spend some time there – soy milk, no sugar please”Tim Burgess

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Tim Peaks started on Twitter with Tim’s daily call of “Morning tweets x coffee?”. He’s gone on to create his own fairtrade coffee blend and taken it to festivals around the country, combining great music and a good cuppa in a field with all profits going to the David Lynch Foundation. The Social is delighted to now bring this brilliant idea to London for the first time and will be serving daily for both drinking in the bar and takeaway – check out the Pete Fowler takeaway cups!

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The Social is open daytimes from 11:30am-5:30pm every weekday

For more information please contact carl@thesocial.com

www.systemsandsmiles.com
www.timpeaks.com

 

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F.A.C

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Found A Cure is TK (Special Request) and Carl (Heavenly Jukebox)

Since their original Social night out, Broader Than Broadway ended many years ago this has become their occasional party where they get together to play house, disco, afrobeat, garage and other electronic music. This will be their first time back at The Social together.

The Heavenly Jukebox is Heavenly Recordings very own DJ collective, getting together throughout the summer to play at festivals around the country. This year they have already played at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Isle of Wight, Green Man, V and will also be heading to Bestival and No.6 in September.

Special Request have been putting on some of London’s best undergound garage nights in recent years. Starting out life as a closed shop Facebook group for people to share music, they have gone on to host some special parties every few months and regular sessions on NTS radio from resident DJs TK and Louis Not Lewis

Join TK and Carl on Friday from 7pm

In the meantime here’s a mix that Carl put together for the Bestimix series early in the year

Bestimix: Heavenly Jukebox by Bestimix on Mixcloud

 

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Every Wednesday Night

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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!

www.theheatwave.co.uk/wednesdays

Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

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Heavenly Shop

There are loads of great things for sale in new Heavenly shop . .

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Believe In Magic bag for only £5 

 

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Believe In Magic patch £3.50

 

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East Village LP with download code for £15

 

FULL SHOP HERE

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TCM presents Afrobeats Allstars

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The Company Meeting will begin on Friday 26 July 2013 at 8pm. 

We are delighted to host the best of London’s AFROBEATS community, and have pulled together a true all-stars night, for you:

May7ven
Moelogo
Vicky Sola
Chantelle 
LC Supreme
DJ Lanre

The first lady of Afrobeats, May7ven has an incredible CV – from an 18 city tour of Africa, to gigs at Somerset House and the Apollo, to top 10 on MTV Base and being A-listed on Choice FM, we are honoured to have her with us.
www.youtube.com/officialmay7ven

After gaining prominence after performing in Gambia with Busy Signal to 60,000 locals, MoeLogo is one of the UK’s finest Afrobeats artists. Having been selected by 1extra’s DJ Edu to recently take part in the ‘BBC Introducing sessions’, he’s certainly riding a wave.
Check out the break-through single Pangolo released earlier this year, managing over 100,000 views on Youtube in just a month.
www.youtube.com/user/Youngmoe4life

Not forgetting the exposure all-stars on the night as well: Dandy, The Malmo Miner and BBOOO.

Agenda: afrobeats, funk, electro, house, garage, hip-hop, and reggae.

One step forward, no looking back. Welcome to The Company Meeting.

Apply online at http://on.fb.me/XYv3Nr

Free before 9pm.

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Anna’s Summer Top 5

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Anna Greenwood’s Top 5 records to get you dancing this summer, or any summer . . or Friday at her Friday Night Disco!

St Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart 

Heavenly classic for the Heavenly Social!

 

Beyonce – Love on Top

I will never tire of this. The hat, the thighs, the key change upon key change upon key change upon key change…

 

Chic – Dance Dance Dance

Do what Nile tells you!

 

Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

Best backing dancers EVER. Everybody run on the spot – NOW!

 

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

Ignoring the fact it is a massively sexist video, it’s still a belter of a pop song.

Head down Friday night to hear records like this and loads more – free before 9pm!

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Anna!

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Anna Greenwood’s Friday Night Disco is back this Friday at the bar. 

Her parties bring you the very best in pop, rock, disco and a dollop of good old fashioned fun with dancing positively encouraged from the off – Anna generally leads from the front in this respect!

The Queen of Guilty Pleasures took the time to answer these questions I stole from a copy of Smash Hits from 1982 . .

If you were called up to fight in a war, would you (a) join up, (b) plead insane, (c) emigrate, or (d) be a conscientious objector?

I’d like to think ‘d’, but often this involves staying in tents or up trees in protest and I am not one for outdoor living. Bricks and electricity are two of my favourite things. So maybe ‘b’ is the best option here.

Who do you think is the silliest person in pop music?

Chris Brown for being such a massive bastard.

What are your ambitions?

Grammy / Oscar / Emmy / Tony. In any order would be fine, ta.

Ever posed in front of a mirror pretending to be somebody?

Yes, every day. Was Madonna betwixt the ages of seven and er 27. Now it’s a combo of Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga AND Madonna. Like a compilation album in 3-d.

Is there anything in life worse than going to the launderette?

An ill fitting shoe. Oh and you know, war, poverty, George Osborne etc.

Were you ever beaten up at school

No, but I punched Robert Guest in the dinner queue once. And I kicked a girl at Guides. They (the Guides) rang my mum and suggested I didn’t come back again. In my defence, the girl was being a bit racist, but Robert Guest really hadn’t done much wrong. Poor Robert Guest. Punched by a girl.

If you were an animal, what kind would you be?

A lion would be good, being all proud and boss of the jungle and that, but the lady ones don’t get the manes and that’s what it’s all about really. I wouldn’t want to be a man lion. I wouldn’t want to be a man. So maybe a lady lion in a mane wig. It could start a craze in the lion world.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened to you recently?

Warming up for a school band and then Billy Ocean within the space of a couple of hours.  I am a very hip dj.

What’s the best thing about finally becoming successful?

Oh God, is this the best it gets?

And what’s the worst thing about it?

The reality that this is the best it gets.

If you weren’t a pop star, what world you like to be?

Can I be a pop star first and then see what else I fancy please?

Where would you most like to live?

In a castle made of gold.

FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO IS ON THIS FRIDAY 11th JULY FROM – 8.30pm IN THE BASEMENT

FND Jul-Sep

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Telegram + Love L.U.V.

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Idle Fret and Heavenly Jukebox presents a special one off Saturday night show in the basement of our gaff, The Social on Saturday 6th July

Free entry, good vibes!

Live:

Telegram

“…the new band whose name is travelling at illegal speeds after a recent standout BBC 6Music session… Telegram haven’t even recorded any demos yet, but you’d be smart to start following them right away” NME

Listen to the Marc Riley session here

Love L.U.V.

Garage pop-psych four piece formed in the summer of 2012 and borrowing their name from The Shangri-Las classic ‘Give Him A Great Big Kiss’. Watch the video for the track ‘In My Daydreams’ here: http://youtu.be/NHCS2ebMAS0

PLUS special guest DJs

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Roman Remains – a new project by talismanic singer Liela Moss and guitarist Toby Butler of the The Duke Spirit.

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