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Fluffy Beginnings – a mix by Disco Patrick

On Friday night we partied at the Fluffy Logic Autumnal Bumble and, as usual, it was awesome!

As promised, here’s the demo I made for Fluffy HQ prior to my warmup slot. I’ve called it Fluffy Beginnings. You can stream it via Mixcloud.

I may update this page with a download link at some point – let me know in the comments if this is something you’d like…

Fluffy Beginnings by Disco Patrick on Mixcloud

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Disco Patrick at Fluffy Logic, Friday 21st October 2011

Fluffy Logic is, quite simply, the best club night I’ve ever been to. I fell in love with it at the first one and have supported and promoted it ever since – inviting fluffy new recruits, helping to create the decor, and talking about it here on the blog.

It’s therefore an absolute honour for me to announce that I will be warming up the dancefloor at their next party, the Fluffy Logic Autumnal Bumble, on Friday 21st October. For nearly a year I’ve been refining my music collection with this party in mind and I can’t wait to play some of More >

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Planet Angel’s *Chilled* in a Field festival, Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2011 – Disco Patrick’s first DJ set of the year!

I said back when I started this blog that the plan for this year was to get back into DJing. I’m now pleased to announce my first booking

Vintage Disco Patrick! My first 'proper' set at Planet Angel January 2004

And it’s quite appropriate that my first set in over a year should be for Planet Angel – my spiritual DJ home. I played my first ever ‘proper’ gig at this legendary club night in January 2004 at The Arches in London Bridge.

This July, however, I won’t be playing in a mental hot and sweaty club, but rather in the middle of a More >

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Fluffy Logic – my favourite club night – good vibes and good House music

With just a few days to go to the next Fluffy Logic, it’s about time I blogged about this awesome club night – my favourite right now! As you can gather from the name, it’s a very fluffy party. What’s fluffy? That could fill an entire post on it’s own. For now, think friendly crowd, positive music, fancy dress, facepaint, and so on…

I love Fluffy Logic as an event name. I see it as a play on the saying ‘fuzzy logic’, like when you put 2 and 2 together and get 5. There’s certainly no requirement for straight thinking at More >

30 Day Song Challenge, day 5 – a song that reminds you of someone: The Thermals – ‘A Stare Like Yours’

I once had a very short, intense relationship. It was awesome for one night and then pretty much went downhill from there! This song reminds me of the good bit.

The Thermals are an awesome punk pop band from Portland, Oregon, USA. I guess they sound a little bit ‘emo’ at first, but don’t let that put you off – they do it tastefully! They are yet another band I discovered through the best record label in the world, Sub Pop, who’s website has a free download of A Stare Like Yours.

I saw the Thermals live earlier in 2011, though I’ve yet More >

30 Day Song Challenge, day 4 – a song that makes you sad: Little Dragon – ‘Twice’

If that’s left you feeling blue too, then have a listen to one of Little Dragon’s more upbeat songs: Looking Glass. This tune was the first of their’s I ever heard. This unofficial-looking video is actually on Little Dragon’s official YouTube page.

30 Day Song Challenge, day 3 – a song that makes you happy: Beck – ‘Funky Lil’ Song’

This song makes me happy

I found this track while searching for Beck tunes on eMusic. It’s fairly typical of Beck, but there’s more to it than first meets the eye… (or ear…)

It’s from Dimension Mix, a cover album of songs from Dimension 5 Records. The songs were originally written in the 60′s and 70′s by a duo named Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson, electronic music pioneers who primarily wrote for children – hence a lot of the songs are wacky and fun. The album introduced me to another couple of bands I now also like: The Apples In Stereo, and Oranger.

If you’re in the More >

30 Day Song Challenge, day 2 – your least favourite song: David Guetta feat. Akon – ‘Sexy Bitch’

If this song was around 15 years ago it would have infuriated me to the point where it could have quite easily spoiled the rest of my day. Thankfully, these days it just makes me think “what a pair of twats” and I can move on.

I’m trying to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful.

It’s sad that this sort of attitude is not only accepted in music, but also respected by so many people around the world (this song hit number 1 in several countries). Akon is a wally, and David Guetta is a disgrace to House More >

30 Day Song Challenge, day 1 – your favourite song: Cut Copy – ‘Take Me Over’

Here’s my take on the 30 Day Song Challenge that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but it’s worth noting that it’s an ongoing thing and you can start on any day you like! So don’t feel like you’ve missed out if your friend is already on day 25.

To get started, go and ‘like’ the 30 Day Song Challenge community page, and read the rules to get each day’s prompt. Then use your Facebook status updates to share your songs. You can encourage friends to join in by including the link in your updates (tip: type @30 and hit More >

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Follow the Faun

I’d like to tell you about Follow the Faun

Follow the Faun is quite possibly the most immense fun I’ve had while both a) leaving my clothes on, and b) not breaking the law!

It’s your chance to dance like nobody’s watching, to a soundtrack of unashamedly pumping house in a dance workshop led by Andy Black, aka The Faun.

Feel your inhibitions fall away as The Faun invites us all to follow his outrageous dance routines. He’ll give you simple ideas and inspiration that’ll have you creating your very own brand new dance moves, and remembering moves you’d long forgotten. The Faun More >