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Empty Dancefloors - A Tribute to Dingwalls

Empty Dancefloors - A Tribute to Dingwalls

Playing tracks by

Milton Banana Trio, Jimmy caravan, Kenny Clarke, The Interpreters, Gary Bartz NTU Troop and more.

Here's a tribute to an iconic club session that is no longer with us as the force it once was, hence the 'Empty Dancefloors' moniker. The mighty DINGWALLS!

Dingwalls was a Sunday afternoon hotbox club session in London’s Camden Town. Hardcore jazzers, soulies & most importantly DANCERS, gathered amidst the market-going public for a few intense hours of jazz fueled happiness & enlightenment. The tunes were provided by Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge & what music it was! 'Acid Jazz’ was borne out of The Belvedere & Cock Happy sessions which helped define a style that was part & parcel of Dingwalls but It was much more than that. Jazz in its entirety, no stone left unturned. It’s impossible to break down the diversity of the tunes that exploded out of the speakers at Dingwalls within an hour mix, so I’ve selected some cuts that I remember dearly. In a time when clubbing was so beautifully intense, & friendships were made on the dancefloor; what Dingwalls was ultimately all about!

Comments

juliusmorritt

Many happy memories. I lived above a shop almost across the road . A few weeks ago I went to pick up my two teenage daughters from a Korean hip hop night there.

Si Cheeba
Si Cheeba

that 88/89 period took my musical knowledge to the next stage - thats a damn fine summary sir!

Greg Belson

Pretty much the same timeframe for me too, mate.....Dingwalls, multiple ground breaking shows on Kiss FM, the birth of Talkin' Loud and Mo Wax just around the corner. A great and pivotal time in clubbing, with the acid house generation in full swing......we were so lucky to have been around when all of that was going down! Cheers for the comment, Cheebs!

Andrew Hay

cool

leahmorrigan

Beautiful! I used to hang out at Dingwalls in 1989 when I lived in London.

Minutes of Funk

Love this mix, great selection, must have been an amazing vibe at Dingwalls.

Eric Dje
Eric Dje

i enjoyed your mix here ...

Glen Durrant

Dirty Crate Raider...Sweet as...

Greg Belson

Cheers Glen, mate.....duhty indeed ;)

Greg Belson

More information on this incredible jazz session can be found here;
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/nightclubbing-dingwalls

Agent45
Agent45

It was sessions like this that influenced people everywhere and even though I was never there, these sounds made my world as a semi-detached Mod in the US so much better....and still influences the jazz records I file in the collection. Two songs in and I love it already. Nice one, Greg.

Greg Belson

Thanks alot for checking out this mix, mate....really appreciate your comments. You're absolutely right about how these sessions influenced many a club goer, especially people within the circles I was in. Happiness, no doubt! ;)