Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Disco Nectar goes Ghetto : 21.03.08

Disco Nectar is thrilled to welcome DJ Guy, Europe’s leading booty turntablist and the man behind the Global Fire record label for what may be Cardiff's first proper Ghettotech night. Greatly influenced by Detroit DJs such as DJ Godfather, DJ Assault and the late Disco D, he’s known for his fun quick-fire mixing and genre-crossing sets.

He was formerly one half of the Non Stop DJs duo who came to the attention of booty fans across the globe in 2003 with their infamous “All Cylinders” mix, featuring over 112 tracks mixed, scratched and juggled together. In 2004 Non Stop DJs released their first 12?, the “Furious EP”, to a huge response for a debut release, with airplay on the UK’s BBC Radio 1, DJ support around the world from the likes of DJ Godfather and DJ Rolando, heavy radio play in Detroit, and electro & techno heavyweight Dave Clarke placing the EP at the #1 spot in his electro chart.

The duo cranked things up with the follow up “Retarded EP” which featured a world first; 5 point “Ghetto Locks” - locked grooves with 5 beats per revolution (which means that they can be played at typically fast Ghettotech mixing speeds) and which line up together so DJs can leap from groove to groove without skipping a beat.

DJ Guy went solo in 2007 and started the Global Fire record label to release records by a variety of artists, alongside his own material. There have been two releases so far, with more on the way.

Reflecting the mix of styles that he spins in his DJ sets, DJ Guy also releases Baltimore Club influenced tracks as Dikulous with his U Know What To Doo included on the super-fast selling Dress 2 Sweat Vol. 1 12? alongside tracks from Rustie and Pistol Pete. He’s also performed remix work for Deekline & DJ Assault and for Disque Primeur’s Goon & Koyote on their “Wellness Is Wild” EP. His mixing has taken him to cities around the world, including a performance at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) in 2008. Check out some of his mixes for yourself:

We're also pleased to welcome PLACID who is something of a legend on the Bristol party scene having been Djing for over 20 years. He is currently a resident at Bristol clubnight under_score and has not long completed a US tour. PLACID has also recently played at I LOVE ACID and BLEEP 43 in London. Expect your favourite Acid House tunes mixed in with some more obscure traxx as well as some electro and disco. Visit his webiste for an extensive mix archive:

Saturday March 21st.
Undertone Basement Bar and Club,
(Under 10ft Tall)
12 Church Street,

Thanks for Supporting!

Thanks to everyone who made it down to Disco Nectar #4 at Undertone Basement last Saturday. It's pretty safe to say that everyone had a top night with a cracking liveset from Underpass playing tunes ranging from warm, melodic electronica through to more bassy dancefloor electro. If you're lucky enough to be visiting Berlin, catch him Djing at Raumklang on March 20th. Richard Carnage "Bristolled" things up nicely, not by exposing any cleavage, but by dropping some fine dubstep mixed with UK Funky and Tech-house. The new venue has a great soundsystem and is a wicked little space to have a party so there'll be many more nights to look forward to for sure. See you next month for our booty special with DJ Guy and Bristol Acid legend, Placid.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Disco Nectar to host Room 2 @The Holodeck

This month, Disco Nectar will host Room 2 at the long running Cardiff Techno night, The Holodeck. We're thrilled to welcome back Orcop after a cracking liveset at SWN festival as well as Ollie Vaughaun (ABexe) playing his first live Electro laptop set. Our residents C++ and Synchronoise will provide plenty of your favourite Electro, Acid and Chicago House tunes as well as anything else that might take their fancy. With the genre melding Luke Vibert (Warp/Planet Mu/Ninja Tune) headlining in the main room and Access Tonal Communications supporting, this is one Holodeck you cannot afford to miss. Arrive early to guarantee entry.