— El Diablo's Social Club

September, 2011 Monthly archive

Striving, as always, to underline the link between sartorial distinction and successful DJing, El Diablo’s mainman Neil Scott has put together a mixtape for gentlemen’s bespoke outfitters of note, TukTuk. It’s a deeply cosmic affair, featuring one of his own solo productions, ‘For Your Love’ (KAT EDIT), and comes housed in a Casey Jones striped fabric pocket with button Online Pokies fastening.

Available from Piccadilly Records.

Rare Silk – American Eyes
Mythical Beasts – Communication
OOoOO – Hearts
Stars N Bars – Stars And Bars
Mark Seven – Higher (Divine Edit)
Neil Diablo – For Your Love (KAT Edit)
Kasper Bjork – Discopick
Beatbroker – Deep Sleep
KM Editions – Distotheque Arabe
Kash – Percussion Sundance
Gala Drop – Drop
Seu Jorge – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
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Fellow unity agency DJ and Instruments of Rapture artist Craig Bratley gives us a superb mix to brighten up this gloomy monday.

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Francis Inferno Orchestra-I need It ( Fantastic Mans Electric Boogaloo remix)
Psychemagik-Feeling Love
Perishable Vertebrae-Failing To Get Under
OOFT-Make You Mine
Leftside Wobble-Grapevine Boogie
Andrew Weatherall- Brother Johnsons Travelling Disco Consultancy
Pional-Just Passing Through
Franz Underwear-Grauzone
Toddla T-Watch Me Dance ( Andrew Weatherall remix)
Boo Williams-Mortal Trance
Four Tet-Pinnacles


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10PM ‘TIL 4am


El Diablo’s (in conjunction with Strut Records) makes a glorious return to the The Deaf Institute to host an exclusive party with one of the UK’s best-loved  dancefloor doyens, Mr. Norman Jay.

Norman and his brother Joey  first set up the legendary Good Times Soundsystem back in 1981, the start of a 30-year residency at Notting Hill Carnival. From Good Times, Jay’s career burgeoned. He became a key DJ during the ‘80s London rare groove scene, hosting a series of legendary clubs – Shake ‘N’ Fingerpop, High On Hope (inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage) and famed sessions at London’s Bass Clef (later the Blue Note), all of which built his reputation for open-minded soulful selections spanning soul, funk, disco, early house, reggae and hip hop. Jay’s tireless work as a DJ has earned him many accolades – he has appeared on the BBC’s Question Time, and received an MBE for his work in 2002, the first time any DJ had received such an accolade.

This summer Strut Records put out a typically fantastic compilation in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Good Times. Tracks include boogie rarity ‘Dreamin’ by short-lived band Zalmac and Fries & Bridges’ ‘Forever This’, a 4x4 belter featuring an early vocal by chart superstar Cee-Lo Green. Jay touches on independent hip hop with Basement Chemist, jazz grooves courtesy of Kira Neris and Attic Tree, skanking reggae from Jacob Miller and doo-wop soul courtesy of Little Anthony & The Imperials.

El Diablo’s are proud to be hosting the official North West launch party for this excellent release. Do not miss the chance to hear Norman knocking out a roof-lifting set for a reverential, groove-hungry Manchester crowd!


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Bill Brewster







Ever fancied disco dancing in a 1950s-style diner like John Travolta and Uma Thurman? Now’s your chance to do it with an El Diablo’s twist.

Pin-Up is a brand new 1950s-themed pop-up venue launching in Spinningfields on 16th September. It features four full-size ten pin bowling lanes, an American diner, a cocktail bar and a dancefloor with an eclectic genre-smashing music policy.

To celebrate the arrival of this unique new party palace, El Diablo’s have teamed up with legendary DJ historian and Lowlifer some jive, fill up with a mammoth burger and then work it all off to the sounds of two of the disco scene’s most treasured spinners.

And as it that wasn’t enough excitement for one night, we also have a live screen-printing session courtesy of the ‘Flood It’ artists from Waste Studio. Five top-notch illustrators will produce an exclusive screen-printed poster to commemorate the night, plus t-shirts and tote-bags to boot. All you have to do is bring down your own garment to get it printed.

All for a fiver – turn up or grab yourself a ticket from Skiddle here

Don’t miss out, Pin-Up leaves Manchester on November 6th.


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