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

NEVER NEVER | FRIEZE MIX 30 | SEPTEMBER 2023

KATE HARAHAN – NEVER NEVER MIX

Kate is an aromatherapist, maternity reflexologist, photographer, yoga teacher and record collector. After recently playing in Marion Hawke’s Sound Advice, Chris Frieze liked what he heard and asked her for a mix for the shop. Listen to her selection now.

JOSHUA GORDON – TOY

PURCHASE HERE – never-never.com/collections/joshua-gordon 

Click through the Youtube link above to watch the intro video.

A collection of shots accompanied by interviews and author’s notes, offering an intimate look at the deep emotional connections people make with their toys.

“it’s a book about the many facets of toy and collector culture throughout Japan with a look at the homes of old guys who live with 50 sex dolls, kids who collect figurines, museums around the country and portraits of my friends.” Joshua made this book in collaboration with Hysteric Glamour, PAM and Naohiro Tomura/1729.

80 pages, softcover, 26x18cm.

Produced in Japan.

Joshua Gordon is a Dublin-born artist and photographer. Along side his personal photography and film work, he has been commissioned by the likes of Supreme, Saint Laurent and Grind Magazine. Living all over the place and currently based in Tokyo, his snapshots of the misfits, rebels and gritty countercultural side of life are raw, confrontational, honest and more than anything – authentic. You can feel that Joshua lives and breathes his work and this makes him one of our favourite photographers working today.

NEVER NEVER | FRIEZE MIX 29 | JULY 2023

Jonny Carberry live from The Menagerie, 2014.

You can find friend of Never Never Jonny Carberry playing fine disco, soul and Balearic sounds in Bullitt every weekend. But here’s something from a different time and place: a 2014 recording of Jonny warming up for Minimal Wave’s Veronica Vasicka at the much-loved, much-missed Menagerie (kids, you’ll have heard of it).

It’s Jonny playing some of his favourite synth-wave, post-punk and electronic records, and it’s a reminder of how broad and interesting the bookings were by Mark Manley and the guys at  Belfast Music Club.

The white noise at the start is intentional, and you’ll just have to imagine the glory of the Big ASS (trademark) sound-system. Shout to all the good nights we had there and to everyone doing their own thing in 2023.

SHARI-VARI RECORDS – NEVER NEVER MIX

We had the pleasure of meeting Pat Little a few times while visiting Paris for work over the years. Having worked for the likes of Oi Polloi and later setting up his own consultancy business with clients such as Gimme 5 and Stan Ray, he has since relocated to Perth, Australia and a few years ago he opened a record store named Shari Vari Records selling all the good stuff you would expect from someone with as great taste as Pat. We are pleased to present his mix which is perfect sunny bank holiday weekend listening. Enjoy!

@shari_vari_records

www.shari-vari.com

NEVER NEVER | FRIEZE MIX 28 | MAY 2023

REGER – NEVER NEVER MIX

Making a name for himself in Belfast over the past few years, Robbie McCammon aka REGER steps up ahead of his Boiler Room debut at AVA Festival ’23 with a great mix featuring both local and international artists.