What can we say about MFSB in March with our guests Mr & Mrs Girdwood, OUTSTANDING springs to mind. You could barely move at the daytime club and the tunes were insane, with rare slate after rare slate being thrown down solid for six hours of soulful goodness, all wrapped up with a smattering of rare disco and quality House chucked in for good measure. The same could be said of April’s MFSB and the House anthems special, folk travelled from as far away as Holland for the party and of course from many parts of the UK to experience the daytime clubbing phenomenon. Next month it’s a residents party with Dave and myself at the ‘MAY The Funk Be With You’ MFSB. I know, the names are getting’ more stupid each month but the music remains serious!
May 6th MFSB, The Street, Picardy Place/Broughton Street corner, 15:00-21:00 FREE ENTRY
and the 1st Saturday of every month thereafter. Please remember to purchase your drinks downstairs in the club, not in the bar upstairs… It’s how we keep the event FREE!
The Furstenberg/Made In Glasgow ‘Love Lounge’ room at SSW7 is set to welcome some brilliant DJs from Glasgow that the Made In Glasgow guys have invited to play but there are also some interesting folk that are attending SSW7 who are gonna drop in the room and spin some tunes also, including Mark Devlin from Black Sheep Magazine and Thomas Tuft from 3B Records in Liverpool. Many SSW folk still talk about Thomas’ set in the pavilion at SSW4 in Preston, so we look forward to him joining the Love Lounge team in this new ‘Back to Mine’ room where Made In Glasgow promise a very eclectic musical experience.
Pleased to say that the Northern Souls ‘Coming Back’ track is flying, at the time or writing ‘Coming Back’ was awarded ‘weekend weapon’ status on Traxsource, it is also a featured track on the landing page and entered the Nu Disco chart at number 2, so it’s been quite a month for our new EP on the Black Riot label. We have almost finished the second Northern Souls EP and sent out two tracks to Tastemaker DJs including Oscar P in the USA, who reported that the track wrecked his San Diego gig on April 15th. Those of you on the Northern scene will recognise the small part of a Twisted Wheel anthem that is sampled and brought bang up to date with a House make over.
We are very pleased that Gavin Page will be bringing his popular Bear Cave record store that he operates in Southend up to SSW this year. Gavin stocks seriously in demand vinyl at very fair prices, from Jazz through to Modern Soul, from rare Boogie and Northern, to collectable House music, so make sure you bring your pocket money along. You don’t wanna miss that track you’ve been lookin’ for, for the last ten years do you?
Thanks to everybody that has joined me on Instagram, I have met some great rekkid collectors on there and so many music fans from around the world and it’s pretty positive to see jus’ how many collectors of our music there are around the planet. I have been putting up some of my own collection, so if you get time bounce over there you can find me at @yogihaughton and you can also join the SSW page which is b>@sswevents.
I’ll be at the Dundee Dance Event on the 30th of April and playing sets at a few venues through the day (please check programme for the venues I will be at). On May 5th I am delving into my Disco and Boogie collection to play at Jaffle Joint on Portobello High Street in Edinburgh from 20:00 until 12:00 and I will be back at Jaffle Joint on May 27th doing a Northern Soul set with a touch of 70s Soul chucked in for good measure. Speaking of Northern Soul, have any of you seen Kim Jong-Un at any all nighters? I’m sure he is a soulie, check the cut of his keks, he’s all over the 40”ers. May 6th I am doing one of my favourite bars in Edinburgh that being 99 Hanover from 21:00 until 01:00. The usual mash up of cutting edge unreleased and brand new House music, all mashed up with Rare Disco, Funk, Jazz and Boogie. Free entry as ever but do arrive early if you want a seat, 99 is one of the capital’s busiest bars and it gets seriously tight in there.
That’s enough to be going on gig wise, let’s talk music! Received a lovely lookin’ TP from Boogie Café Records recently albeit right on the cusp of the release date on digital but as the vinyl is still waiting to go I think, we can give it a mention.
Mannmademusic/Jank ‘Sandman’ Boogie Café Records
Boogie Café is a label that constantly delivers the goods for the dance floor and this EP is more of the same when it comes to putting the DNA of a dancefloor killer EP together. Mannmademusic smash it out the park with the title track, talk about a track building… The vocal starts off fairly shy before building and building like a pot of soulful soup simmering away before bubbling into a Disco frenzy. Things get gritty, down and dirty on the ‘Get Up’ Remix. A mumbling backing is shaken by organ, keys, a funk sax and JB flavoured drums that are enhanced by crunchy claps. Flip it and Mannmademusic rubs Jank’s ‘Doin’ It’ up with great conga loops and a catchy, scatty vocal sampled over an endearing keys sample. Jank’s original mix takes the pace down into a real hod neading and funky stepper zone. In tha box and droppin’ all four cuts.