I have done New Year at Goodgod for the past couple of years and this has been the best one yet. So much fun. So many great people. So much great music. So loose. So much sloppy mixing 😀
People poured into the Front Bar from 10pm to a soundtrack of 80s pop and soul vibes. It didn’t take long before the 80s Homecoming Prom was heaving. Leading up to midnight, Levins took control of the decks starting 2014 with a healthy dose of Prince.
We opened up the Jiggy Year 10 Formal in the backroom at midnight, starting off with some really slow Mariah and building our way up into a frenzy. With both rooms swinging into the early hours of New Years Day, we couldn’t have hoped for a better way to start the year.
Thanks to everybody that played – Mike Who, Radge, Ariane, and Joyride – Levins for partnering in organising it – and all that came along, dressed up, drank and danced. So good!
So the two month wait for Pineapple republic is finally over, which means this Saturday the 24th of August we happily take you back to the our Tropical hideaway in the Tatler bunker. Step into our below sea level oasis where plastic palm trees line the booth and pineapple platters reign supreme. Resident selectors join the dots between Latin heat from the coasts of Colombia to the belly of tropical bass from the clubs of Buenos Aires, Fania Classics to slept on 90’s Reggaeton, Up to the time Dancehall from the islands, deep Afro vibes and healthy doses of Brazilian Boogie and Funk.
Shantan Wantan Ichiban (Stolen Records/ Dutty Dancing) Mike Who (Astral People/ Stolen Records) Señor Bolivar (Bar Tropicale) Tropicante Sound Sistema (Bar Tropicale)
& Special Guest Ability
Plus a showcase from BRAZILIAN DANCERS – SAMBALOCAS
Only 5 bones to join the republic.
Byo tropical wears, prepare to sweat!!
10pm till forever..
Our Colombian connection Señor Bolivar dropped by the show last week for a big mix to get you hyped for Saturday. Listen and download Below.
Listen: La Yegros- Viene de Mi (Captain Planet Remix)
This Saturday Knee Deep is back to warm your winter bones . Your favourite three freaks Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and Mike Who have come directly from the velodrome to the discothèque to provide you with the finest Disco, Boogie and Future Funk heaters. This month they have also enlisted the special guest duties to one of the countries finest on the wheels DJ Shan Frenzie to take you on a ride through his deep crates.
The last two Parties have heaved with late night crawlers vibing till the almighty call of the burger gods. So once again we suggest you come and join us in the depths of the Tatler bunker and unleash your inner freak.
Here is a uber special mix by Mike Who that you can stretch or skate to at home before Saturday.
Just incase anyone wanted to know the sample from the start is from quite possibly one f the greatest ever dance scenes from a movie. This will be recreated live on Saturday at Knee Deep.
At 11pm, when the club was empty, we had those doubts that every party host has – “Shit, nobody is going come. Nobody likes us. Think I will eat some worms”.
Fortunately, we avoided a diet of worms. By 12 midnight, the dancefloor was already heaving and a line gathered outside the door of Tatler as folks squeezed into our tropical basement party.
With Charlie Villas, Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Tropicante and Sr Bolivar throwing down Caribbean Rhythms more pineapples were kissed, inflatable palm trees were danced with, and all were merry.
Here is a mix I did to keep you going till the next party in mid-August!
London based badman Murlo has been a favourite on the show for some time. With a constant output of nothing but quality originals, remixes and edits popping up all over the most hyped blogs on the internet it only seemed right to hit up Murlo for an interview and a mix. Thankfully for us and you he was down.
Ok so for anyone out there unaware of the man called Murlo, can you give us a short breakdown of what you do?
Hi, I’m Murlo. I’m a DJ / producer Based in the UK, London.
Your now based in London after originally growing up in the Midlands of England and then spending time in Brighton. How have you found the shift from being outside the bubble? and has being amongst everything in London had a positive effect on your own music and motivation to get busy?
I was DJing and occasionally making music when I was down in Brighton but the transition to London really kicked me up the arse in terms of making more music. I love it here, obviously London has an amazing legacy of music so to have that as well as an active group of producers and promoters making things happen it makes it a great place to live.
Your sound is a super refreshing approach to Dancehall, Soca and Bashment with healthy doses of uk bass vibes. What were your first introductions to Uk Bass and Caribbean music?
When I lived in Brighton I started djing at parties; playing grime, garage and uk funky. The more I got into it the more I looked back at the early roots of the genres and that’s when I started getting into dancehall, soca and SA house.
What draws you to making these kind of tunes?
I’m a big fan of melody, and the energy as well.
London is a huge city and forever been the Centre of forward thinking club music, Do you see any overlap between scenes? For example can you go out and hear Dancehall and in the same place hear Grime or Uk Garage? Or are the scenes all pretty segregated?
Yeah I mean the dances I go to usually have a range of genres in the night. I’d say the London sound encapsulates all the genres you mentioned so its kinda standard you’d hear garage with grime and dancehall with funky. You get some nights that focus on a specific genres like hip-hop but I mean even those nights I’d hear a bashment tune or two.
You recently had a remix on a release from one of our Melbourne Homies Mat Cant’s “Make Believe” ep, which was a killer remix by the way! Are you working with any other Australian producers? please tell us there are some plans to come out to Australia in the pipeline?
ah no, nothing more yet, would love to visit Australia though, never been!
In your spare time if you have any, what sort of tunes do you listen to? Any guilty pleasures?
Haha well I listen to alot of r’n’b. That aint a a guilty pleasure though, just pleasure.
Who do you consider producers to lookout for in 2013?
So many! Samename and Major Grave are producing some of my favourite grime at the moment. Also some big releases to come from Famous Eno and swing ting this year.
What’s the plans for the year ahead? Anything we should be looking out for from your end release wise?
Yeah im sitting on quite a lot of stuff at the moment, hopefully I’ll see it released this summer on various labels. Other than that im just gonna keep making tunes.
Lastly Tell us about the Mix you have sent through for us?
It’s a live 2 hour mix of whole heap of sounds that i cover, best have a listen and take it all in.
Thanks and large up for taking the time to have a chat and sending us this mix.
Some big Murlo remixes that haven’t left our crates since they first got there all FREEE.
Pineapple Republic is our Bi Monthly late night Tropical Pachanga, in your favourite below sea level den, Tatler. The last one was heaving. Pineapples were caressed, people got low and selectors ran the dance with deep Latin and Caribbean heat.
Expect more of the same with your local heros Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Alongside The Colombian connection Sr. Bolivar and Tropicante, plus our special guest Huwston.
And to get it all started the night will feature dance performances from the 101 DOLL SQUADRON! SQUAADDDDD!
It’s only 5 bones all night long. BYO Pineapples and tropical attire, and palm tree installations