Thursday 26 March 2009

Saturday 21 March 2009

Ministers of sound - Dave Haslam dissects the rise and fall of starry DJs and club culture

The second half of the 1990s was the golden age of the big name club DJs, according to Dom Phillips. Sasha, Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold and Fatboy Slim had become stars, regularly commanding fees of £10,000-plus for a three-hour set. DJs had graduated from behind the decks to the front cover of magazines, and, in Fatboy Slim's case, the tabloids, courtesy of his relationship with ZoĆ« Ball.

Acid house - the dance music revolution - was into its second phase. Illegal warehouse parties and unlicensed raves had been replaced by superclubs such as Cream and Ministry of Sound; Radio One schedules were emptied to make room for Pete Tong, Dave Pearce and Judge Jules; and dance music compilation albums were capable of selling 500,000 copies or more. As the scene became more mainstream through the 1990s, so did clubland's favourite drug, ecstasy.
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Dave Haslam

Outcast Love # 7 - ANDREW ALLSGOOD

So we reach seventh heaven in the outcast love mix series with the Canadian connection, Andrew Allsgood. Andrew graced our disco dive last November after playing Lowlife / London the night before, a little tired he took the decks & played an outstanding mix of lo slung funk & disco beauties.

The mix he has delivered here is a melting pot of funk rock disco & several of his own productions - personally i'm a huge fan of his work with 'disco pigs in space' & 'penny's illin' being played from the creation of the disco outcasts parties at the cat..

Andrew Allsgood has been Djing for 10 years this year and is one of Toronto's most diverse DJs. He plays across the board and can go from genre to genre smoothly in no time! In the 13 years he's been at it he has held residencies at Gypsy Co-op, The Social, Fez Batik and SYNCHRO @ Andy Pool Hall. He also does his Monthly Electropunkfunktecnoacid party, FASCINATION on the last Saturday of each month at Andy Pool Hall. One of the hardest working Dj's in Toronto Andrew was employed by Fusion 3, one of Canada's leading music importer/distributors for close to 10 years. Hence Andrew's passion for eclectic dancefloor tunes. "Music is my life" is his motto so go hit him up and give him a pound when you see him behind the decks at a party near you. It's bound to be rocking!

Track Listing:

Brain Machine – Massive Dying Stars Vibrate Like Giant Speakers
Feist – When I was (Andrew Allsgood’s Below The Belt Rework)
Andrew Allsgood – Tablets Of Love (Allsgood’s Super Dub mix)
Ike & Tina Turner – Whole Lotta Love (Idjut Boys edit)
Ned Doherty – Get It Up For Love (SDC Edit)
Betty Davis – (Anti) Love Song (Allsgood’s easy peasy edit)
Andrew Allsgood – Hung Out To Dry
Andrew Allsgood – Raise It On Down
Andrew Allsgood – Macho Wizard
Andrew Allsgood – Feel Alright?
Andrew Allsgood – Penny’s Illin’
Andrew Allsgood – Love Affair
Andrew Allsgood – You Can Slide With Me ‘Till Morning
The Steve Miller Band – Macho City (DJ Harri edit)
Patrick Watson – The Storm (Allsgood re-edit)
The Oscilation – This Is Nowhere

The Mix

Andrew Allsgood

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Disco Outcast - Cala Vadella Mix

A new mix from me that is a beautiful ride into the balearic side of the Disco Outcast. Inspired by my stay at Cala Vadella last summer & as this summer approaches fast, i decided to give you all a laid back mix for the ipod on the beach..I hope you enjoy this mix as much as i did putting it together. xx

Saturday 7 March 2009

The Project Club - Running Scared

My good friends Steve Lee & Andy 'Slim' Black aka The Project Club have been kind enough to send me & now you a stream of there track "Running Scared". As yet unreleased this is a sneak preview into there sound. Personally i think it's a wonderful piece of disco balearica that will put a smile on your face - quality music.

The Project Club will be live & djing with The Disco Outcasts at The Purple Pussy Cat as part of The Future Sonic Festival on Friday 15th May with an extra special guest....INcoming>>>

Candi Staton - Victim