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Can Xmas Special, 19th Decemeber

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The CAN boys are at it again. Looking out for the best venues and sound systems to play the freshest mix of Northern, Modern Soul & Funk. :rolleyes:

Next do is the Xmas Special 19th Decemeber at Brixton's Plan b, recently voted London's 'Trendiest' club in the Evening Standard. But remember CAN aren't looking for these venues these venues are looking for CAN! whistling.gif

So far we have lined up an eclectic DJ line up for our next Sunday evening bash.

DJs Confirmed: Snowboy, Kev Moore, Paul Franklin & Trafford

Further details to follow...

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What are Snowboys top ten Northern tracks??

As it is so posh, do we have to use posh Talc Or will Kwiksave own brand be permitted?

Will this Funk oops Northern Soul and Funk night rival the Dome??

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Is James Trouble DJing there as well? Maybe this is all part of the plan for these thrusting young deep funk types to rescue the northern soul scene from the terrible problems we have with our lousy sound systems?

I'll get me skateboard....

As an addition, whilst I have enjoyed seeing Snowboy play and like his Jazz sets, I've never heard him play northern soul. This is from his website:

"Snowboy is considered an authority on the JAZZ DANCE scene and is currently researching for a book he is writing on the U.K. Jazz Dance scene - 1970 to 1988 - and is also a FUNK specialist. Along with KEB DARGE he was one of the original D,J.'s at DEEP FUNK and is a columnist and writer for the world-respected Funk and Hip Hop magazine GRAND SLAM.

Not to be pigeon-holed, although known for Jazz-Dance, Latin and Funk, he also specialises in Soul from Crossover 60's + 70's rarities to YK2 Nu Soul, as his PURE SOUL residency at London's POINT 101 shows.

As a collector, his 30,000 piece record collection also covers a comprehensive Jazz-Funk, Disco/Boogie, Nu Jazz, Old School Rap collection amongst many other styles and he constantly delves into his archives."

Edited by Stuart T

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Mr Franklin - You should know better than to put a quote like that on this forum - It is asking for grief :)

That said - Handbags down sisters!

Yes James did DJ at the last C.A.N. soul night (at Herbal, Shoreditch) and the place was packed to the rafters.

Snowboy played at C.A.N.'s last all-dayer (at Cargo, Shoreditch) and I can testify that he has some great soul sounds. I don't really see the point you're trying to make though, Stuart. The flyer doesn't say that the DJs will only be playing "Northern Soul" - an equal amount of Dj time is given over to Modern, philly and funk.

C.A.N.'s main mission has always been to attract fresh blood onto the soul scene - I can't see any harm in that...

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Aw Kolla, you know that we're just bad people.

Actually, the flyer says "Northern Soul and Funk", Snowboy is the headline DJ and they've even named it after a classic ( :) ) northern soul record. The JT reference was a thread on another site so perhaps irrelevant here (the one where his cure for the "ills" of the northern soul scene was to book him and his mates as DJs, as I recall).

In any event, its not a handbag, it a valise. Yah booh sucks! :)

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Personally I have a 5000+ predominately 60's Northern collection to pull on so as both one of the DJs and the promoters I like to think traditional Northern will feature heavily on the nite, along with the funkier stuff, crossover and I am sure Mr Moore will chuck in the odd Black eyed peas track if he's feeling adventurous and wants to check whos listening :)

I wouldn't say we are going for posh venues, just ones where you can hear the music properly. To give an example we payed out extra for a sound engineer at Cargo, we didn't believe the sound levels were good enough so we held back on their fees for the night - they didn't argue.

Snowboy is headline as he is a broadly respected professional black dance music DJ. Personally I thought his last set he played was one of the best soul set's I heard for ages in the broadest sense. I did ask for playlist but it didn't come through in the end. I just remember hearing Greg Perry's Love Control and that thought that summed up the quality of his set. It may not have been full of £500 rareities (I have enough of those) but it was the thoughfullness to overall quality & tempo.

It is true Keb's Deepfunk approach to nites has been an influence, but so have many others. DJs we have on to date have included (including BISCL co-sponsored events); James Trouble, Brian Rae, Keb Darge, Adey C, Warren, Tim Finch, Teff, Frankie, Dave Edwards, Ray Patriotic, Eddie Piller, Mr Mischief, Paul Seculare....

The spirit of Stafford lives on.

All I can say is check it out and see what u think?

Cheers

Paul

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I was feeling a little minxish, and had just read the criticism of the Dome. So I posted my response.

Basically you can have a do in the banqueting Hall at Buckingham Palace, but if you are playing Phil Collins records it aint gonna be great.

If you have a soul do in the 'spit and sawdust' hotel, and we are hearing Northern Soul, we will be a lot happier.

Paul.

How does the spirit of Stafford live on in Brixton?

Mike

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Come on Brixton isn't that bad. I went to school round the corner, most of my scars and bullet wounds have healed now.

re; Does anyone know if you can book Bucks Palace? I tell you what it's probably got a good wooden dance floor. If any members of the royal family were into Northern they would still have to pay on the door - they can offer me all the knighthoods in the world but they wouldn't get on the guest list. I heard Harry has been wiating for a guest spot at Valatones for that long that he gave up and went fox hunting instead.

Spirit of Stafford...I could say a thing or 3 here. All I can say is that I went every fortnight for the last 2 years. I seem to remember it being a plush venue (lots of comfy seats, plenty of room for sales boxes, chats with fellow punters etc) & with excellent PA. I don't seem to remember saying oh this venue is too posh lets bin it and go to that s**thole scout hut down the road. I have been to my fair share of spit and sawdust venues, music policy is key but add in good club facilties, e.g. first class PA, space for dancing, record sales, Air con etc. People expect these things generally nowadays...things have moved on pushed the boundaries again...

The spirit was also about playing 60's newies (& modern soul), some you hated, some you loved, it was about pushing the boundaries, just like Keb still does rocking the boat, stimulating change. This was long before the 100 club or the Dome entertained the idea of playing newies, semi knowns etc.

Why Brixton, why not? South London has had a long history of connections with the rare soul scene e.g. Record Corner etc

Kev Moore put in great effort to get his alldayers and allnighters off the ground there recently much to personal sacrifice and hence why wanted Kev back on his home turf.

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For all the guys and girls who are up for this bash.....

As we think it's going to be another busy one advance tickets are now available from Scooter Surgery, Hammersmith and R.Agius, Edgware Road or online at tickweb www.ticketweb.co.uk

Check www.scootersurgery.co.uk for further details.

Paul

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Free tickets for CAN Xmas party.....

Quick mention that Pete Young will probably be offering out a few free pairs of tickets this Sunday on his show. Catch Pete on JazzFM 2-4pm.

Cheers,

Paul

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**** PM now for Free tickets to Xmas party****....

Unfortunately Pete Young couldn't run the competition on Sunday due to commercial reasons however being the generous people that we are at CAN and being the season of good will and all that Jazz...I mean soul...

How about first 10 people to PM me with names and email addresses (for future CAN mailshots only) will get a pair of free tickets for this Sunday's do!!

Paul

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**** PM now for Free tickets to Xmas party****....

Unfortunately Pete Young couldn't run the competition on Sunday due to commercial reasons however being the generous people that we are at CAN and being the season of good will and all that Jazz...I mean soul...

How about first 10 people to PM me with names and email addresses (for future CAN mailshots only) will get a pair of free tickets for this Sunday's do!!

Paul

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Thanks to everyone who came down on Sunday. 100 Souls were in attendance in the end.

Once again thanks to our guest DJ's Kev Moore and Snowboy.

Kev managed to get up and dance to most of his own spot!

Hopefully we will be back at Plan b in Feb....watch this space

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Paul

What was the crowd like?

I only ask as you advertised in scooter shops, does that not tend to attract the MA1 brigade? Not usually the best thing for a Soul do IMHO.

No problems for you?

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Despite the fact it was south-of-the-river AND a Sunday night, Patch confirmed there was a hundred odd through the door by the end of the night. Plan B is a great venue... (sort of err...emm.. the excersise yard on Alcatraz meets Space 1999 :wicked: well, if you were there you'd kow what I mean ) Anywayz it was a good turn out and my fav. set of the night came from Kev Moore, who played an hour of Modern Soul - don't ask me for a playlist - haven't got a clue about 70s-90s - I'll hassle Paul for one...

Re scooter thing, Andy, I'm not sure where you're coming from.... Al and I are part of Bar Italia Scooter Club Soho (so are Trickster and Etsu!) and have a lot of great pals on the scooter scene - Paul and Patch (C.A.N. promoters) included. Just cause we own scooters doesn't mean we don't love our soul as much as the next person.

See ya tonight at the Xmas 100 club - i'll be the one dancing to Message to you Rudy whilst swigging a pint on the dancefloor :thumbsup:

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Oooh touchy!

I'm not having a pop at Bar Italia (although I'm sure enough of em will tell you differently it's always in jest).

You're not exactly an old-skool scooter club are you? And patch et al aren't exactly the norm on nationals are they? (it has been years mind you - do they still have 'nationals')

But I also know you know what I mean. I've always had scooters and spent some time in Scooter Clubs but your average sccoterboy is poles apart from your average souly and Mod when it comes to a night out and the depth of musical knowledge and passion we share aren't they?

Saying that If they want to spin Banana Banana at the 100 club I'm not getting in anyone's way!

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Touch !

...and I knew you knew I knew what you meant - wasn't been touchy. :)

If Patch and Paul had been targeting "old skool" scooterists they'd have put on a completely different Dj line-up. The reason they promoted the event through scooter outlets (as well as soul events, record shops, cafes) was because as ya know there are many who own scooters and like soul but can't stand the scooter scene... especially the nationals ( camping!? ).

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The world is a crazy place. :D All I can say is that I started off as a MoD/Scooterist before going to 100 club/Stafford. Soul - Lambrettas - Clothes, I have a passion for them in equal measure. Maybe that still makes me a Mod. :shades:

Funny you should mention camping but I went camping (not the mincing sort) at Holiday in Holland scooter rally earlier this year. What a fecking laugh. The Soul music was not the best in the world but everyone was having a great time - maybe it rekindled what is missing from the Soul scene but what the scooter scene still has? As most of us are aware the Scootering scenes main adopted music is Northern Soul. I don't understand why there is not more cross-over between the Northern and Scooterist dos. But I have my own suspicions and as far as Patch and I are concerned we will continue to advertise our nites to scooterists/mods/soulies/new blood alike.

I was also talking to quite a few people in Holland about music and most love Northern but are put off by elitist tendencies at some/most Northern events. whistling.gif

Many of them have been listening to Northern for years and are bored of the same old stuff but like the funkier sets and the music played at some of our dos.

And funnily enough I drove to and from Holland in my trusty MA1 - it still does the trick when you are doing 85 on your TS1.

Come on Andy never judge a book by it's cover. I would rather have 100 MA1s at one of our do's having a good time with open minds than 100 soulies who sit there winging about this & that - I am not suggesting this is always the case as probably half of those soulies are my mates, but what I think Patch, Trafford and I are suggesting is that there is more to the Rare Soul/Funk scene than we think. Like the music itself the scene has many different facets and people's tastes vary. I guess as a number of us get older where are the 300 soulies other than 'anniversaries' to fill a decent club venue?

HNY :D

Paul

PS Many thanks to Al and Kola for making the BISCL the best Scooter club in Soho - look forward to that trip to Hitsville! wink.gif

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