Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Guest Selector #5 A Man Called Adam 2nd January 2011 to 8th January 2011







It gives us great pleasure to welcome 'A Man Called Adam' to take the helm of the 'guest selector' spot here at NNS HQ from the 2nd to 8th January 2011.


For those who may be unfamiliar with them, check out the info HERE.


NuNorthern Soul have been massive fans and friends of AMCA since watching them play live outside the Cafe Del Mar, Ibiza in 1992, a truly life changing moment for us, for sure!


From the 2nd January AMCA will be linking us up with tracks that they love, we shall be tweeting them out via our @NuNorthernSoul account for you to also enjoy. You can also follow them @a_mancalledadam You can also search via Twitter for all other #NNSTOTD related goodness.


AMCA AKA Rogers and Jones shall also be performing their fist live show in 4 years on the 16th January at Cafe Oto in Dalston, supporting Markus Popp...


Sally

Steve
This is how it is billed...


"These days both Rodgers and Jones are sonic artists and academics working in the fields of Sound Theory and Modern Poetics, and as professional sound designers their CV includes gallery enabling sound for major museum exhibitions including the British Museum’s current Egyptian blockbuster, The Book of the Dead: Journey to the Afterlife. They are currently experimenting with a concept using installation technology, which they loosely describe as ‘talking with spaces’. Improvising with the sounds of the space they’re in, they generate new sound from recitation to the hidden sounds of obsolete technologies, and using real-time processing their interactions create unique audible ecosystems. Conversations that will never be repeated."


More details HERE


We couldn't do this blog post without remembering, in our honest opinion, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, Barefoot in the Head...




You can social network with AMCA on Facebook and MySpace

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Featured Artist #1 4Hero





NuNorthern Soul has always been about sharing GREAT music with new and old friends, in the olden days (LOL) this was done via Sunday session in friends boozers, with lots of big comfortable chairs, red wine, the odd roast dinner. We still do these, but we also have other channels to spread the good word. The NNS 'Featured Artist' we hope will be another way to communicate some of the amazing music we love to you...

Forgive us if we are preaching to the converted but we wanted to kick off our 'featured artist' selections with one of, if not the finest UK production teams, 4Hero.

If you are unaware of them, then this forthcoming set of selections that will be featured on the 'NuNorthern Soul Tune of the Day' or #NNSTOTD, will give you a small insight of the amazing work they have done over many years. 

They have collaborated with artists such as Jill Scott, Terry Callier to name but a few...

Hailing from Dollis Hill, North West London, 4Hero have shaped, pioneered and spearheaded some of the finest movements in UK black music from jungle to D&B, House to Techno, Broken Beat to Neo Soul, and lets not forget Hip - Hop, Mark 'Marc Mac' Clair & Dennis 'Dego' McFarlane are simply some of the finest innovators, period!


Each day, starting on the 26th December 2010 we shall tweet out a track via our @NuNorthernSoul account. These tracks represent a fraction of the amazing catalogue that 4Hero have produced over the last 20 years or so. These also represent the tracks that we at NNS HQ love and have featured in our sessions and podcasts over the years. They hit the mark for us, and we hope they do for you...

You can also follow them on Twitter @4Hero

To give you a taster click on the following links for more information







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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Tune of the Day Update 12th December 2010 to 18th December 2010



Our #NNSTOTD guest selectors @OndaSonora really took care of business last week.

To get involved simply follow us @NuNorthernSoul on Twitter and each day we Tweet out a link to a lovely piece of music...

Here is a recap of Onda Sonora's choice cuts

Sunday


Monday


Tuesday


Wednesday
74 Miles Away - Same Dream Again feat. AHU & Miles Bonny by LaidBack

Thursday


Friday


Saturday

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Tune Of The Day Update 5th December 2010 to 11th December 2010



Guest selector Mark de Clive Lowe took care of duties last week with his sublime selections below...

Currently selecting we have the boys from Belgium, Onda Sonora, keep up to date by following @NuNorthernSoul on Twitter

Sunday 5th December


Monday 6th December


Tuesday 7th December


Wednesday 8th December


Thursday 9th December


Friday 10th December


Saturday 11th December

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

NuNorthern Soul Tune of the Day Guest Selector #3 - Onda Sonora

The guest selector sessions on Twitter are starting to gather speed now... From the 12th to the 18th of December 2010 we have a cracking selection from an old friend of NuNorthern Soul, Bart Sibiel from the Belgium collective, Onda Sonora. Based in Brussels these guys are part of a nu-wave of promoters, DJs and all round party starters pushing all things soulful.





Each day at 11:20am GMT, we shall tweet out a #NNSTOTD, we do this because we believe that good music is to be shared, music sounds so much better when it becomes a communal experience. To get involved simply follow @NuNorthernSoul on Twitter, all we ask is, if you like the track, RT it your followers and spread the joy!

You can get involved with the wonderful world of Onda Sonora through the various social networks they populate with the good word...




Anyway, the Onda Sonora crew are busy boys, here is what they have coming up...


Events:




11/12/2010 – RELEASE – Beursschouwburg, Brussels.
RELEASE is an effort to get creative people out of their cosy natural habitat and make their work heard or seen by a wider public. A bit like CDR in London and other initiatives elsewhere but not bound to music alone. We try not to limit ourselves to genres or styles. Which makes Release hard to pinpoint by a simple baseline. What connects the people we promote is their wayward, forward-thinking approach resulting in a off-centre yet accessible art.

We organize concerts, jams, expositions, screenings, workshops, lectures, … by preference not separately but combined as a multifaceted experience. We also make use of the many different media at our disposal; websites, radio shows, (social) networks, viral videos, …

Our next event, the third one we do, happens on December 11th. With Sagat, Strand, Lemakuhlar and Panzer Kunst as the local heroes performing on stage. Nosedrip and SNS will DJ at the afterparty. Before the gigs there’s an expo and screenings of videos. Entrance is free.
RELEASE is a joint venture between Onda SonoraLaid BackEckelwood and On-Point.






12/12/2010 – OUR PARTY – Belle-Vue, Brussels.
This is the party we organise with our good friend Nick Blow. An expat in Brussels, like so many, but one we’ve never felt was a stranger as he loves the same music as we do. A fellow Southport Weekender enthusiast too.

Our aim is to organise our ideal party. Meaning an excellent sound (Funktion One, UREI rotary mixer, Bozak Isolator), a welcoming atmosphere, fair prices, lots of lovely people and quality Soulful music. Something we think we’re slowly succeeding at. Building a nice party with our own little community of Brusseleirs, Flemish people, Walloons and expats.  Proving we can live together.

At the previous editions we’ve had Rainer TrĂ¼by, Vanessa Freeman and Phil Asher as guests. The last edition of 2010 will be a residents only affair. With our radio hosts, good friend and esteemed Onda Sonora family member Dieter handling the warming up duties.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

London Hooligan Soul - Then and Now...



In 1990, London felt the anger and passion of the people, Thatcher and her Tory party had instigated the Poll Tax and this was the last straw for many, it was the flame that ignited the blue touch paper and led to the 'Battle of Trafalgar Square'...






Dave Hill, a photographer tells his story...

"The Anti-Poll Tax demonstration had been a peaceful rally that was winding up by the time I arrived on that late Saturday afternoon in late March.


I had gone to Trafalgar Square in the hope of taking some interesting images of street protest, but within minutes of my arrival something had changed and the tension in the air quickly become palpable. Before long there was agitated pushing as the lines of demonstrators were contained by young and inexperienced police. The pushing soon escalated to a stand-off, with lines clearly drawn like those of a medieval battlefield, and bottles and stones started raining down on the police. This was when I realised that the 20 or so press photographers and I were in a no-mans land, halfway between the law and demonstrators, and anything thrown at the police that fell short was coming down on us.


The police lines then opened to allow the mounted riot officers to enter, heading straight for the demonstrators - through the ranks of photographers. To identify ourselves as press we held cameras in the air and the horses passed between us, towards those throwing bottles and stones. To my left South Africa House had just been set alright and black smoke poured out (this was 1990 and South Africa was still a hated apartheid regime).


Things were escalating very rapidly but it was only when a bottle smashed on a lamppost directly above me that I realised it was time to leave, so made my way to a pro-lab in Soho to get the film processed and safe.


In the days that followed the police appealed to all photographers present to surrender their images so that the troublemakers could be identified. They obviously hadn't considered the implications to photographers in the future, who would surely have been viewed as agents of the police had this happened.


As a result the two rolls of film that I shot on that Saturday afternoon have remained unseen for 20 years, with the exception of one shot that was used for the cover of our Ballistic Brothers 'London Hooligan Soul' album."

Dave Hill along with Ashley Beedle, Uschi Classen, Rocky and Diesel, was part of The Ballistic Brothers and the album he refers to was released in 1995.


























  1. "Portobello Cafe"
  2. "Come On"
  3. "Soho Cab Ride"
  4. "I'll Fly Away"
  5. "Jah Jah Call You"
  6. "Mark's Lude"
  7. "I Don't Know"
  8. "Sister Song"
  9. "A Beautiful Source"
  10. "Steppin into Eden"
  11. "Peckings"
  12. "Uschi's Lament"
Check the audio HERE


Our favourite track







Taken from the album sleeve notes


"If our memories serve us well... Bunking school for crackers on a Friday lunchtime, forget your dinner ladies. Pirate radio,codes from the underground...Saturday night blues dances and forbidden moves to Phoebe's,Four Aces and Club Norick. Shaka, Fatman and Sir Coxone, the original drum and bass. Sneaking out of the back door with your brand new shoes. Saturday's alright for fighting. Skinheads getting a beat down, ambush in the night. Stuarts in the day Fila, Lacoste, Tacchini, Armani, Lois, Nike and Kappa. Taxing the rich and famous and rushing the Burberry door. Scoring a draw down the Saints. A pick up from the SPG. Blair Peach a crying shame the NF and unmarked police vans who is to blame? Clash city rockers and white men in Hammersmith Palais. Road trips to Caister, Soul Tribes, The Frontline and the Soul Partners. All dayers in Bournemouth taking the train, taking a train, ego trip dabbing speed it's all you need. Westwood, Family Quest no contest. West End B-boys and fly girls, chrome angels Graff bombing the Met. Breaking in the Garden ... Covent to you suckers. An armful of Studio 1 from Daddy Peckings. Flim Flam to Meltdown. The Jay Brothers, goodtimes and great tribulations. Gilles P and Paul Murphy Zulu style at the Electric. Brother Paul boogie times. The Beat Route and Hard Times. Fifteen years of fucking Tories, on the dole, a thousand stories of promised lands and meccas - Blackpool. To you the sweet sounds of Levine and Curtis. The Language Lab said and Dirtbox spread and old bill cracking miners heads. Who killed Liddle Towers? The Jam at Wembley seven times and National Health for the last time. Bump and hustle, soul 45s, too far gone there is no way back. Phuture, Acid, Confusion, The Rush, The Love, the smiling hooligan with dodgy gear open minds close and get the fear. East Grinstead and Bognor lads away, falling and laughing, escape to Brighton or off to Ibiza tying to maintain the buzz. Getting older and getting wed. Elvis is dead. Is anybody out there? A poll tax riot going on. They have sold my country..."


The following photo is one of the unseen shots take by Dave Hill in 1990.


copyright of David Hill, reproduced with rights holders permission



In 2010 London and other major cities are feeling the anger of the people, the Tory government have instigated legislation that see's and end to funded University tuition fee's...


What's next...?


Dave Hill now runs the incredible www.rootikal.net events featuring David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan



Saturday, 4 December 2010

Tune of the Day Update 28th November to 4th December 2010

This weeks selections came from the NuNorthern Soul team, coming up we have guest selector Mark de Clive Lowe, more details can be found HERE.

To get involved follow @NuNorthernSoul on Twitter

Sunday 28th


Monday 29th


Tuesday 30th


Wednesday 1st


Thursday 2nd


Friday 3rd


Saturday 4th

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Friday, 3 December 2010

An Honouree Cork Man...

...is what Stevie G, one of Irelands most prolific of DJs and man of soul once called Phat Phil Cooper when he was frequenting the wonderful City of Cork in the late 90's... Phil said "I really fell in love with the City, the people and the vibe...".

Cork, with the help of Stevie G used to host a dedicated festival to Soul and Disco attracting many of the scenes big players of the day who knew that they had an open opportunity to play exactly what they wanted...

Southern Soul and Disco Flyer























Stevie G
Stevie G Blog

















Phil had the very good fortune of playing in Cork over the space of a couple of years at the legendary club, simply called 'Sweat' at Sir Henrys, home to the incredible 'Fish Go Deep' boys, or Shane and Greg to their friends. Those boys held a residency of something like 13 years at the space before it was demolished and they moved to Club ONE, a venue Phil also shared a monthly residency at. Stevie G also held court in the Back Bar of Sir Henrys... Check his Back Bar mix HERE


Fish Go Deep
Fish Go Deep Interview













120bpm Part 1 - Sir Henrys Documentary

120bpm Part 2 - Sir Henrys Documentary

120bpm Part 3 - Sir Henrys Documentary

120bpm Part 4 - Sir Henrys Documentary



Anyway the point of this post is the highlight the date for NuNorthern Soul's Cork session... We are delighted to be holding a session on the 30th January 2011. Phat Phil Cooper will be joined by Colin from Cubik Music for a NuNorthern Soul afternoon session at The Pavilion, Cork, Ireland.

More details to follow...

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

NuNorthern Soul Tune of the Day Guest Selector #2 - Mark de Clive Lowe

NuNorthern Soul are delighted to welcome Mark de Clive Lowe into the NuNorthern Soul fam as he takes over the guest selector reigns from Sunday 5th December to the 11th December 2010.


Mark at Work, Garden Festival, Croatia

For those of you unfamiliar with Mark, check out this VIDEO LINK of the Don at work...

So to get involved follow us on Twitter @NuNorthernSoul and Mark @mashibeats. Tweets will go out every day at 11:20am GMT, get involved, listen to the track and then re-tweet to your followers...

You can see all previous #NNSTOTD action by searching for the hashtag...

If your Stateside on Sunday 5th then you can check Mark rock his shit for real at the following event...



MARK de CLIVE-LOWE presents CHURCH
Live at Angels Piano Bar
2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
8pm-2am Sunday 5 December


The third installment of MdCL's monthly clubnite in LA, 'CHURCH'. First Sunday of the month at Angel's Piano Bar, Santa Monica - next party: December 5.

From the jazz club to the turntables, each month will be a musical journey with surprise guests and features. Come in early for some dinner, drinks and dessert - the live music kicks off at 9pm with a live acoustic jazz set led by MdCL on piano and guests. At 11pm for the second set MdCL transitions to his rhodes, drum machines, synths and electronic toys for a twisted club set of jazz-infused beats, and the night wraps up with a DJ set from MdCL and guests.

This month featured guests include: Trevor Ware (bass), Paul Legaspi (drums), Nia Andrews (vox), Sy Smith (vox) and some spontaneous surprises (we've had Dwight Trible, Emoni Fela, Vesta Williams, Todd Simon, Ohmega Watts jump up - who's next?!)... plus this month's special guest DJ Moni from Friends We Love.

9pm - acoustic jazz set (seated)
10.30-11pm - DJ set (guest)
11pm - MPC club set (not so seated)
12.30-2am - DJ set (guest + MdCL)

$10 entry

Spread the word to your friends and family - CHURCH is your unmissable monthly music fix. If you're not near LA, check the live stream on the night at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Mashibeats

Please email to be on the mailing list and not miss out on anything! :)

Artwork courtesy of Bernard Hoyes - http://www.bernardhoyes.com

Saturday, 27 November 2010

NuNorthern Soul Podcast Session #26

Well as November turns into December we can safely say Winter has landed with a thump, its been so cold this week...

Inspired by those cold, crisp mornings we have put together a slightly epic, soundtrack type session, no mixing just a steady blend of music for your audio pleasure.

We hope you enjoy it...


Track List
1. Starkey "Space Traitor Vol 1"
2. Midnight Ghost "Shone"
3. Roy Budd "Hallucinations"
4. Starkey "Paradise"
5. Jonathan Jeremiah "Happiness"
6. The Cinematic Orchestra "Lilac Wine"
7. Hexagon "Interlude"
8. Cauliflower "Cauliflower - Mark E mix"
9. Mark E "Escape"
10. Infinite Potentials "moOnjoy!'
11. James Pants "Clouds Over The Pacific"
12. 2000black "Forgot The Steel Pans"
13. Sara Mitra "Sunday Morning"
14. Negghead "You"
15. Antony and The Johnsons "Divine"
16. Cee-Lo Green "Old Fashioned"
17. Olivier Daysoul "Labor"
18. Souleance "Automatic"
19. Saravah Soul "Mussum"
20. Les DeMerle "A Day In The Life"


NuNorthern Soul Session 26 by NuNorthern_Soul

Tune of the Day update 21st to 27th November 2010 - Guest Selector Cosmic Boogie

The NuNorthern Soul Tune of the Day is a simple idea. Each day at 11.20am via Twitter we post a track we or our guest selector loves. The basis is we hope you love it too, after all good things should be shared!

You can follow the #NNSTOTD via Twitter @NuNorthernSoul










Last weeks selections came courtesy of Cosmic Boogie and what a set of selections he put together...

Sunday 21st
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Monday 22nd


Tuesday 23rd


Wednesday 24th


Thursday 25th


Friday 26th


Saturday 27th

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Tune of the Day update 14th November to 20th November 2010

Week #5's round up of our Twitter 'Tune of the Day'...

Next weeks session has Cosmic Boogie as the guest selector, you can follow the daily Tweet updates @NuNorthernSoul

Sunday 14th November


Monday 15th November


Tuesday 16th November


Wednesday 17th November


Thursday 18th November


Friday 19th November


Saturday 20th November

Friday, 19 November 2010

NuNorthern Soul Tune of the Day Guest Selector #1 - Cosmic Boogie

For those of you who have been following the NNS Twitter account, you will be aware of The Tune of the Day...

Each day at 11.20am we Tweet a YouTube link to a piece of music we really enjoy, in the hope that you will too, after all, music is best enjoyed when shared!

Anyway, we have decided to open this up to guest selectors and the first up is the man like Cosmic Boogie...


Cosmic Boogie will start his selections on Sunday 21st November, keep you eyes peeled and locked into Twitter... A full round up will be posted on this blog at the end of the week of guest selections...

Just incase you are unaware of Cosmic Boogie, and I am sure if you have come across him, you will certainly remember him, here is some more info and also a plug for his forthcoming event in Liverpool...

"With the likes of Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle and Laurent Garnier amongst his growing legion of fans, the future looks very bright indeed for Cosmic Boogie – the pseudonym of choice for 32 year-old Liverpudlian Stu Robinson and much checked blog of the same name." 




To get a taste of his musical styles and tastes, check out some his mixes over on Soundcloud, they get the NuNorthern Soul seal of approval...




Monday, 15 November 2010

Tune of the Day update 7th November to 13th November 2010

For those of you who are unfamiliar with 'Tune of the Day' let me explain. Each and every day at 11.20am we post a link on Twitter to a YouTube video of a track we like... We do this to spread the love of good music, old and new from many genres.

If you would like to get involved, follow us @NuNorthernSoul

Sunday 7th


Monday 8th


Tuesday 9th


Wednesday 10th


Thursday 11th


Friday 12th


Saturday 13th
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