Monday, 25 April 2011

African 7" Rhythms

In the early 00's our very own Phat Phil took a few trips to South Africa and while he was there he picked up a load of 7"s. The following mix and artwork represent a few of the finds.
Styles range from Traditional, through to pop but all with a distinct African flavour.

Monday, 18 April 2011

AOR DISCO: KAT 45 Edits by Ole Smokey

AOR DISCO: KAT 45 Edits by Ole Smokey

Onda Sonora Guest Selectors

Here Comes The Sun...

In preparation for our 5th All Day Affair at The Commercial Hotel in Chester on Saturday May the 28th, we have asked our Belgium fam to send us a mix to help prepare you for the forthcoming party...

They dually obliged and sent us this selection...

For those of you unfamiliar with Onda Sonora, they are a collective based in Brussels, Belgium with a strong love of Soul laden music in its many forms. They organise and DJ parties, host a damn fine blog and radio show too.

So get your ears round this mix, pop on your dancing shoes and get down to the session on the 28th May from 2pm...

Thursday, 7 April 2011

NuNorthern Soul Podcast Session #30 - Guest Selector Benjamin James Smith

We open our musical minds, arms and ears and welcome Benjamin James Smith into the NuNorthern Soul collective as he presents us with an incredible musical journey for your listening pleasure. From Jazz through to Folk, Dub, and Balearic, this really is a musical adventure of the highest order.

For those of you who may be new to Ben Smith, let us paint the picture. A multi instrumentalist, composer and producer, Ben has been involved in several projects over a good few years that have been firm favourites of the NNS team. From FUG to Akwaaba, Smith and Mudd and his latest collaborative project with Chris and Jim from Crazy P, White Elephant...

Right then, onto the main event.
You can check out Ben's selection via Mixcloud below or subscribe to the NuNorthern Soul podcast via iTunes HERE

For more information on Ben, check out his website Benjamin James Smith

Monday, 4 April 2011

We Love NuNorthern Soul

As you may or may not be aware NuNorthern Soul has had a long term relationship with Ibiza for many, many years, and along the whole journey, there has one person who not only is a life long friend but also one of the key supporters of the NNS vibe...

That person is Mark Broadbent, musical director and partner of We Love, the legendary Sunday sessions at Space nightclub...

Not Balearic

Phat Phil meet Mark Broadbent in the hazy, crazy, ravey days of the Cream Super Club era in Liverpool pre the move to Trance! They both ended up working and living together in Ibiza as Mark and his good lady wife, and business partner, Sarah, ran Cream at Amnesia where Phil held court on the legendary terrace.
It was here that Mark and Phil both really connected over their love of music in its many shapes, sounds and formats...

Old School

As time moved on, Mark and Sarah ended up running Home nightclub in Sydney, Australia and Phil had several residencies with Mark at the helm over several years.

At every possible opportunity both Mark and Phil have always been keen to push each other to sample new styles and genres of music. Mark is a keen subscriber to the NuNorthern Soul podcasts and mix CDs so it is with great pleasure we welcome a selection from Mark himself...

This is real deep and melancholic music trip, one for hazy, sunny afternoons or really late night sessions...


Portishead - Theme From "To Kill A Dead Man"
Gayngs - Cry
Chromatics - Im On Fire
Vetiver - On A Nerve
Songs: Ohio - Soul
America - Ventura Highway
One Dove - Jolene
JJ - Let Go
Tunng - Bullets
It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home (M62 mix)
Galssandro 70 - Bolan Muppets
The Flaming Lips - Brain Damage feat: Henry Rollins

Mark has several selections available via his Soundcloud page HERE

Mark has once again opened his musical arms to NuNorthern Soul this Summer and we shall be holding x2 sessions in Ibiza. 
The dates are 24th of July and 18th September -  more details to follow.