SCHMUTZ – NEVER NEVER MIX

Ahead of their show with long-standing Berghain resident Norman Nodge at USC this Good Friday, Belfast’s finest party throwers Schmutz have allowed to to share a rare live recording of one of their sets. This was their warm-up which was recorded last year at USC when they had Erol Alkan over, so this is sure to get you in the mood for Good Friday. Thanks to Conor and Kristian!

MORE GAIN – NEVER NEVER MIX

More Gain steps up with our next guest mix. Part of the new generation of talented DJs emerging from Belfast along side Reger, Matheson and others who aren’t afraid to showcase their educated taste and who effortlessly shift from deeper electronica through to garage and breakbeat.

 

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JASON BOARDMAN – NEVER NEVER MIX

Jason Boardman is a DJ, promoter, artist manager and most recently label manager. He has been a pillar of the Northern club scene for nearly three decades. His DJ resume reads like a Yellow Pages of brilliance with appearances at legendary sweat pits like The Electric Chair and Bugged Out. He was resident DJ at Manchester’s disco night Yellow alongside Dave Haslam and a backroom pilot at superclub Hard Times in the 90s and 00s. But it was his Aficionado parties alongside Moonboots where he cemented his reputation. Originally a Sunday night party for after the after-party, it became a byword in Balearic excellence, spinning off a record label of the same name. Recently celebrating 25 years of throwing their cult Aficiando parties, they released a brilliant compilation album winning Piccadilly Records compilation of the year. Today he is the selector of choice all over the North, bringing his deep record collection to life behind two turntables. He recently launched his ‘Before I Die’ label, releasing all manner of beautiful music from krautrock to funk to sexy, weirdo Prince cover versions.

SEAN JOHNSTON – NEVER NEVER ALFOS MIX

We’ve been to a fair few ALFOS parties over the years so this is a bit of a special one for us. Long time fans of Sean’s productions under his alias Hardway Bros and as punters of A Love From Outer Space which he founded with Andrew Weatherall and continues to run today. Usually Sean likes a marathon set so this is a brief taster of what ALFOS is all about. Thanks Sean. Enjoy!

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JOHN TOPPING – NEVER NEVER MIX

A Belfast clubbing veteran, one of our very first customers, a bastion of all-round good taste and a thoroughly lovely bloke, John is up next in a run of 3 mixes we have up to Christmas (Chris next week with another corker and then a very special guest mix…) Recorded live from his personal kitchen studio with I’m sure a rare Japanese whiskey in hand. Thanks John!

JAYE WARD – ‘It’s Kicking In’ Mix for Never Never

Jaye Ward is a bastion of UK underground dance music, with a DJing career that stretches over 30 years and encompasses clubs, raves, squat parties and festivals of all kinds. Hackney born and bred, Jaye has been doing her thing for 30 years now and has become a major pillar of the underground music scene, not only due to her vast knowledge of the weird corners of music, but also her unwavering support for the artists and scene around her. Jaye has also just launched her label Fibs. Go check out the bandcamp – fibs.bandcamp.com

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