It All Seems So Long Ago!
Posted by Rob Glover, 07 March 2008
I first started out DJ'ing at Lodge Farm Youth Club in Loughborough way back in 1982. I remember some young chap bringing in a load of soul 45's and me picking up a copy of "10 Miles High" - David and The Giants for 50p.
A couple of years later I braved it to the Leicester Oddfellows All-nighters and first came across 60's newies and modern, blimey.
After that it was Hinckley, Notts Palais and the mighty Stafford so that's something every weekend covered.
I moved to Northamptonshire in 1987 and started the Northern Soul Brat Pack at The Ideal (now Silk) in Wellingborough.
Lenny Dopson and I then moved on to the Embankment Club and ran the Soul Time Promotions there for a couple of years.
I then went on to start a new breed night called The Buzz in Northampton, Kettering, Bedford and Leicester and also DJ'd for Blow Up and started guesting for Eddie Pillar (Acid Jazz) and various other Deed Funk nights across the country.
In 2000 The Buzz won the best alternative/retro Club Night at the BBC awards for the first time and since then we have won it again on two other occasions.
This year my new breed friends and I started to think about running a new breed soul night that we have called Yum Yum and formed the Northampton Lost Souls. I'll let you know how we get on with that ;0)
My motto is "If it's a good dance tune I don't give a monkeys when it was recorded"
Music from the 1960's still sounds fresher than most of the new MTV crap of today.
Anyway I look forward to seeing some of you out and about in the next few months and if you do manage to make it along to one of my nights I promise that you will take home with you some fond memories and plenty of new friends.
Semi known gem
Posted:Jun 04 2008 03:07 AM
My god, you may or may not remember myself but i to dj'd at that venue at that time. Seem to remember it was run by Graham ????? used to work on Aly's indoor record stall in Leicester he did, well into modern soul he was. Used to go along with little malc smith in his clapped out old mini.
Kin'ell its years ago... daz dakin is my name and i do remember you.
p.s. David & Giants... its Ten miles high lol.
Semi known gem
Posted:Jun 29 2008 07:44 AM
Bloomin' hell Daz how the devil are ya.
Opps I was think of The Birds then wasn't I lol, not David & The Giants. I must have gone all-psychedelic on myself then.
I remember Graham well mate. I bought most of his 60's stuff from him when he went down the modern route.
Fabulous times buddy and I am very proud of my musical routes because of those great venues and stunning DJ's.
I remember Malc Smith as well and the revelation he was also a massive fan of Toya Wilcox whilst waiting outside the Oddfellows. And Ally turning up at Hinckley All-nighter late one night with a few records to sell cause he's had a barney with his missus.
Posted:Nov 04 2008 10:07 PM
that`d be graham ellis,also known as des havnae seen him fer years,he used tae have a fantastic record collection infact i`ve still got some of the cassets he made fer me,kin awesome amounts of modern soul,crackin bloke