Zanzibars 25 May a DMSC Lookback
First a quick good to meet all the online types knocking around espically the down south ones who dont get to see so often nowadays.
After fridays adventures, pleased to annouce all lost was car keys for a while and a houston outlaws for 30 mins
Quick and fast report if interested
Trip down: Listening to Cardiff promotion playoff match could have been the highlight, or would have been if you spoke welsh! and then it was the normal game of anyone bring tapes, nah so it was the one duty minibus tape all the rest of way. Found venue first time and were on time ..phoning Guiness book of records as you read this.
In and at it. Changed just a bit since last time there when stuff like "first shot " ruled the roost.
Very smart layout decor design and all that, tunnels leading everywhere, quite possibly smartest venue been to for a long while.
Three rooms, main room, conniseurs room and jazz funk room
Think up from north wales coast lot was 1 minibus and 4 cars doing the trip, most normal rogues showing up.
Andy K and Chico had an spot in main hall , was still filling up at this time but pushed out some good stuff
Meself then Steve were on in conniseurs room a fair sized room, smart and plush full of dealers and a boxing ring style dance.
Most of first half was spent in here, heard some great and interesting sounds, with the empasis on ears rather than dance floor
Nick Brown, Ian B and others all gave ears a treat. Fair few dealers, managed to blag latest SKM, which as always interesting reading and some good points in the letters section. One certain dealer started showing effects of too much monkey, as last heard was attacking people wearing monkey mask.
Into main hall later on, DMSC regulars Andy Rix and Rob Thomas were in main room and carried on where left off at Fridays monkey.
With a great hour of spins. Next up for the following hour was myself and Steve, we split into 30 mins each. Threw up main room plays at en d
Steve T took next half hour and pushed out mix of quality revivals rarities and currents , hopefully hell push up a few plays later
Mark Bicknell up next, continued with some great rare revivals and more, current plays are listed in lime street report. Not 100% sure who was on next on or for rest of nite, but we stayed in main hall till end, floor stayed busy thru out and a well varied mix of sounds was given out.
Was just going to have a look in the third room and found out it was all over, 3am and was time to go, always a sign when time passes by quickly that are having a good one.
Dunno what happenend to the solar live broadcast, Dave Rimmers spot come thru and had good reviews, after that not really sure as sky digital only had jazz funk background music on after midnite from what I heard on quick scan of tape
Overall we had a great time, as always a good laugh, great venue, good crowd in with large north west and north wales groups and place had a good feel and atmosphere, most enjoyable and big thanks to the promoters Kev, Ken, Karen and all the rest who looked after us and put on a great event.
Reckon its got to be the only main regular Bank Holiday Event worth giving up the b and q trip for. And a good reason for extending bank holidays as feel like dog****
Bashed out a few words on stuff I pushed out for what worth as written for site and e-monkey
Was sussing out what would go, heard there were a lot of requests for
classics and read past playlists, which pointed to classics main hall style but as later saw a fair few familar faces turned up from North West , many dmsc regulars or knock around same venues as us. So thought a mixed mix along the lines of below would work and it seemed to do the job, in no order and quick and dirty,
Long time Alan H csc spin, this once a forgotten wigan spin, is currently very popular round our way at dmsc events over last year or so, and with Carl Willingham also giving it major plays reckon fair to say well popular spin
Im Coming Home - September Jones
While could be classed as a "oldie", still works and fresh to a fair few and nearly always drags out at least one "what was that".
Choke that monkey- San Remo Strings feat Jr Walker cover
Steve T dug this instrumental out after prising info out of him with cocky promise that will find more, had a dig and was lucky enough to dig out a copy or two, a sort of good rockin feel to start off with, strings come in from all over the place for a bit, and after a while a great sax jumps in. Instantly well popular floorfiller
Emanuel Laskey - Peace Loving Man
Extremely popular at moment and fits the mood, often followed by requests for flip
B J Thomas - Keep it Up
Started off as a Ion cover up and cover artist name "Duke Baxter" fits better than the actual real artist, first heard it in Shoreditch CSC days spun by Irish Greg, over last few years think this has given me so many laughs with various stories, even last Friday and then again on Sunday had more tales to add. Reg plays nowadays by Guy H, Pete Coulson, and at all DMSC events and more.
Little Charles and Sidewinders - The Loner
Heard Dave Rimmer give this some at monkey, instant attraction, sounded great to me and tracked one down. History wise not sure how well known but it features in a 70s John Vincent top ten, Instrumental flip works well and worth a go and cheap.
Hold On - Judy Freeman (test lp version)
On a dub courtesy of Irish Greg a few years ago, who has the one off test pressing lp found by Benji from Munich , thought to be the complete orignal take that the 45 release was edited from, longer version with better finish build up makes the whole track so much more stronger. While had its time elsewhere, constant requests for it over the last two years our way make it an almost regular play/floorfiller
Joe and Mack - Dont You Worry
Tangeers - Let My Heart And Soul Be Free
Cody Black - Going Going Gone
A all over the place cheapie, and maybe one that may cause some to pull face , shrug, Full credit to Kev Murphy who threw it out at Goldburne Niter recently, and made many do a double take as it sounded so good, it made me dig it out anyway
Andy Killocks plays
A quick thanks to everyone involved at Zanzibars on Sunday for a great
evening. As requested, playlist;
Jesse James - Are you gonna leave me - Shirley
Voicemasters - Two lovers - Frisco
Martinques - If you want call me - ME-O
Eugene Gamble - Without my baby - Jetstream
Five Chances - If you want to call me - Finch
Vashons - Well be together - Delle
Anthony&Delsonics - Everytime - Emerge
Clebrities - I Choose You Baby - Boss
Charts - Nobody made you love me - Wand
Volumes - Ive never been so in love - Garu
Five Chances - Im gonna miss you - Finch
Deltours - Sweet and lovely - Starville
Precisions - Sugar aint sweet - Drew
Anita Andersen - Secretly - Contact
Facinators - In other words - Bombay
Perfections - So lonely - Big B