30-01-19: One Last Dance at Gwdihw

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One Last Night at Gwdihŵ with…
Year of the Dog

DJ Veto, Miles Day & Lloyd of Cosmogramma

30th January 2019
7:30pm | £4adv | 18+

After just over 10 incredible years on Guildford Crescent, we’ll be closing our doors - but not before we throw one last party featuring 3 of the jazziest, funkiest, grooviest bands we know: ramnastax, Wonderbrass & Year of the Dog!

So come on down, have a dance and raise a toast with us to the most colourful, eclectic venue in Cardiff.

Long live the ‘Hw!

Tickets: http://bit.ly/OneLastNightTix

21-12-18 Mike Shawe (Hot Buttered Soul) @ Milk & Sugar w/ Blue Honey + Groove Theory

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Bristol’s Mike Shawe (Hot Buttered Soul) will play us records @ Milk & Sugar in The Old Library.

Check out Mike’s new vinyl edit release Hot Buttered Soul ‘One Size Fits All’ as part of Community-Disc-O’s brand new release.

- So, what is Hot Buttered Soul?

Hot Buttered Soul is an underground night pulling on the sound of lesser-known 70s and 80s cuts through to the present day, encompassing a diverse selection of new edits, embracing the sounds of afro and gospel through to more electronic-based disco and house – and even the odd techno tune. If you come to one of our nights you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of tunes with one or two surprises thrown in.

- So, what is Milk & Sugar?

Milk & Sugar is the high ceilinged, beautiful cafe space situated at the top of a historic staircase in The Old Library by The Hayes. Blue Honey, Groove Theory & The Sure Shot have wanted to use this gorgeous space for a party for a long old time and finally our wish has been granted. We think you’ll love it.

Friday 21st December
£5 adv

15-12-18: The Sure Shot is 6! w/ Hi Life Hi Fi

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After 6 incredible years we’re still here providing the jams and good times.

Come along and celebrate with us and HI LIFE HI FI who’ll be digging out the finest dance music from all over Africa and the world.

Tasty James Lacey on support duties warming you up with his rare edits and more.

Expect some exciting birthday giveaways (records and more).



and more and more and more and more.

17/11/18 - The Lotus Tribe (10 yrs of Gwdihw) w/ Blue Honey + Hully Gully

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Join Blue Honey, The Sure Shot and Hully Gully as we celebrate our favourite friendly and intimate venue turning 10 years old!

To keep you dancing we’ve invited the tasty 6 piece known as The Lotus Tribe, made up of Cardiff greats from bands such as Afro Cluster, Ramnastax and Fogo.

The Lotus Tribe combine virtuoso jazz-piano, brass, flute & rhythm section into a heady, textural, heavy mix of jams. 

Check the video to original composition “River Spirit” recorded at Fieldgate Studio, Cardiff.

In addition you’ve got the funky four DJs spinning into the early hours…

- Andy Warphole (Blue Honey)
- Chris Conroy (Dusty Fingers)
- DJ Veto (Afro Cluster)
- Miles Day (Sure Shot)

Tickets: £4 / £5 / £6 - Sold out

Chris Webb (Kalita Records) - 13/10 - Gwdihw, Cardiff

Chris Webb is the London-based DJ who also runs Kalita Records. 

Past and future Kalita releases include Okyerema Asante’s ‘Sabi (Get Down)’, Randolph Baker’s ‘Getting Next To You’ and Nana Tuffour’s ‘Sikyi Medley’ in conjunction with CC:DISCO. 

Chris will be playing a vinyl-only set full of under the radar afro and disco winners, including loads of future Kalita releases.


£4 ADV

Analog Africa - 7/7 - Gwdihw, Cardiff

Samy’s first DJ set in Cardiff! 

For a decade now, Samy Ben Redjeb’s seminal Analog Africa label has been unearthing the best in both explosive foot-shufflers and hypnotic sauntering treasures from Africa. 

It’s achieved more than most in celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of a much misunderstood and overlooked continent. 

Samy has spared nothing in his pursuit of choosing authentic and eye-opening choice records. His lifestyle and string of various jobs… from a Life Aquatic sojourn as a diving instructor in Senegal to a stint as a Lufthansa flight attendant crisscrossing the Lagos-Addis Ababa-Accra arc and beyond have all been centered on a passion for crate digging.


On The Corner Records 02-06-18


We’re very excited to have head honcho Pete from On The Corner records come and share his extra eclectic taste for our next dance with a 3 hour set.

Expect (all vinyl)… Hypnotic / Afro / Eastern / Modal Jazz / Griot House and lots more. 

On The Corner Records deservedly took Gilles Peterson’s 2018 Worldwide Awards ‘Label of the year’ 


This is a Soundwave Croatia launch party so a perfect opportunity to meet others heading to Tisno from Cardiff and get warmed up for the incredible line up, boat parties, sunshine and sea. 


Miles Day, one of the trusty Sure Shot residents will get you lumbered up with Afrobeat, Highlife, Latin, Funk, Disco, Jazz and more. 


Dilla or Madlib? 03-02-18

Dilla of Madlib? - Gwdihw - Cardiff

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Don Leisure (Darkhouse Family) 

+ The Sure Shot DJs: Veto, Conroy and Miles will be playing favourites from their favourites on this special day - DILLA DAY.

Two absolute legends who changed the shape of Hip Hop and music. 

Breaks, samples, beats, raps, inspiration and more. 

From A Tribe Called Quest to Al Green to Amp Fiddler to Bob James to Bootsy Collins to Common to Curtis Mayfield to D’Angelo to Dionne Warwick to Erykah Badu to George Duke to Guilty Simpson to Herbie Hancock to James Brown to Kool & The Gang to Led Zeppelin to Minnie Riperton to MF DOOM to Mos Def to M.E.D to Quasimoto to Sérgio Mendes to Slum Village to The Isley Brothers to The Pharcyde to The Roots to Zapp and plenty more. 

£3 adv tickets. 


Post the tracks you wanna hear on the event wall.

Late Night Tales 02-12-17

Late Night Tales DJs w/ Tom Bateman (Groove Theory)

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Late Night Tales invites the world’s best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate “late night” selection.

The series includes expertly curated mixes by BadBadNotGood, Bonobo, Groove Armada, Jon Hopkins, Belle & Sebastian, Django Django, Four Tet, Friendly Fires, Nils Frahm and The Cinematic Orchestra.

Late Night Tales DJs rep the series’ wealth and diversity, threading tracks from the series together with inspiration from their own record collections.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/latenighttales1
Instagram: http://instagram.com/latenighttalesofficial
iTunes: http://itunes.com/nighttimestories
Spotify: http://goo.gl/Q98T7d

+ Tom Bateman (Groove Theory) a local favourite with exquisite taste.

++ Miles Day (Sure Shot resident)

£4 adv tickets

Drinks half price 9-10

9pm - 3am  

Children of Zeus 25-11-17

Children Of Zeus! 
Manchester’s finest purveyors of Hip-Hop Soul come to the intimate setting of Gwdihw fresh from a summer of gaining acolades at international festivals and playing alongside Jehst, Shabazz Palaces, The Abstract Orchestra does Madvillainy, and Black Star (Mos Def and Kweli)

“The Story So Far…” on First Word records is their debut EP, an aural map of their musical journey since being respectively part of Broke’N’English, and providing the soulful vocals gracing tracks by Caron Wheeler, Goldie and more.
If you don’t yet know, you will


We’re honoured to be able to host them, and have assembled a support line-up worthy of the event.

Charismatic baritone frontman of Afro Cluster, contributor to tracks by The Allergies, Cut La Vis, and with his own solo back catalogue, Skunkadelic brings the best of the highs and none of the lethargy of his namesake

Dirty Alex (Sound System Set)
We’ve negotiated that Dirty Alex can send the same fire breathing contingent that blew up The Hold Up stage at Hub Fest this summer - a trio of MCs working as one party starting leviathan. Their strong jazz influence with pedigree hip-hop has both tinges of golden era and an undeniable futurism

Alfie Swan
DJ, Beatsmith, and standard bearer for Cardiff electronic music makers, Alfie’s selection and delivery could be defined by the term heavy soul - if even a made up genre could restrict him! Classics and exclusives galore.

Last but not least
Miles Day and Trinket
Two absolute gems digging out absolute gems for you. Outernational soul, neo anthems, and the hip hip you should have heard.

Half price drinks 9-10 to get you started right and you won’t want to miss a minute!

SAT 25TH NOV | £6 EARLY/£8 ADV | GWDIHW | 9-2

Favorite Recordings 04-11-17

Favorite Recordings head honcho Pascal Rioux aka Charles Maurice is joining us all the way from Paris to share his vast record collection and exemplary taste with us and spin a worldwide, eclectic set of rare groove and dance-floor killers. 

Disco | Boogie | Soul | Funk | Latin | Jazz | Reggae | +more


We go til 4am this time. It’s gonna be busy!

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We also have Saul Wilks, one quarter of Boogie Cartel who’s recently returned from NYC with a funky stack to urge your get down. 


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Trinket - I don’t know much about this mysterious DJ. You’ll have to come and see for yourself. I’ve heard some incredible mixes mind.

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Miles Day is your trusty resident/promoter who likes nothing more than playing records he loves to an empty dance-floor from 9-10pm (come down earlier!) :-) 


£4 adv tickets | MOTD
All drinks half price from 9-10

Mukatsuku Records 07-10-17

Proper taste maker and tip-top selector, Nik Weston is bossman of Mukatsuku Records; the devoted and dependable vinyl only re-issue label that puts out the nicest funk, soul, boogie worldly sounds.

Mukatsuku releases sit in the crates of Gilles Peterson, Hunee, DJ Spinna, Sadar Bahar, Mr Scruff, Floating Points, Danny Krivit, Jazzanova, Patrick Forge, Quantic,Kyoto Jazz Massive and loads more.


We’ll also have the ever-reliable DJ Veto of Hully Gully / Afro Cluster / Skunkadelic fame warming things up. He’s been up on Mukatsuku and its sister labels since day one.

Mr Bongo 02-09-17

Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.

It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. 


+ Brawd

If you’re from Cardiff, you definitely already know their smiley faces and tip top selections. The jam peddling & producing siblings. Resident DJs at one of Cardiff’s best loved parties - Groove Theory.


++ Miles Day

Sure Shot resident and founder. 5 years of pushing eclectic sounds in Cardiff, happily warming up for some of his favourite acts and DJs, mostly at Gwdihw.


Giovanni Damico 08-07-17

Day party [Outdoor] 1500 – 2200:

Giovanni Damico [Lumberjacks in Hell / White Rabbit]
Groove Theory
Blue Honey
Hully Gully
The Sure Shot

Night party [Indoor] 2200 – 0300

Kofi Tarris aka Dave Little [Melange]
Rotary Club
Mikey H

Last entry 12:30pm

Tickets available until 2pm, 8th July. https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?982888

Early Bird – £6 [sold out]
General – £8
On the door - before 10pm: £10 / after 10pm: £8

– Re-entry is allowed with entry stamp.
– There will be no food vendors at the event itself, but there are food shops available nearby, on Clifton St.

See you in the sun. 

Neon Dreams 24-06-17

A Hully Gully joint… To celebrate the middle of summer we’re going strong on the L.A. influence, the music of sunshine barbecues, roller-discos, and the redemption of the ’80s

We’re celebrating the music, influences and legacy of Dam-Funk, the G-Funk and synthesizer aficionado who has pretty much single handedly championed his style of modern soul and bassline boogie until fashions dictated it was allowable again. 

To do so we’ve got Cardiff’s finest collectors and selectors on the case to show you just how far reaching The Funk really is

Miles Day - Alfie Swan - Tom Bateman

Soundwave, Tisno Croatia 24-07-17

The Pharcyde | Roy Ayers | GoGo Penguin
Roni Size ft. Dynamite MC | Gilles Peterson | Laura Mvula ( Stripped Back Set )
Horse Meat Disco | Egyptian Lover | Yussef Kamaal

Josey Rebelle | Mndsgn | Sadar Bahar
Moses Boyd: Solo X | Alexander Nut | Mr Thing
Mall Grab | Medlar | Chaos In The CBD
Ross From Friends | Contours | Anchorsong

Children of Zeus | LayFullStop | Werkha
Mount Nakara | Donna Leake | No Fakin’ DJs
The Natural Curriculum | Mr Doris | DJ Gilla | DJ BobaFatt

Cervo | DJ Mo Fingaz | Danuka | Rich Reason | Dulahli
Gerard C | Dj Dirty Freud | Martyn Savill | Russ Ryan
Boston | Two Two | Ocsid Werks | Shunya | Harri Pepper | Arthur Lastmann | Step Daw

Banana Hill | Bedmo Disco Records | Bodywork | Bruk uP !! Caramello |Eastern Bloc Records | Euphony | Fiesta Bombarda First Word Records | Funk Delegation | Hidden

High Hoops | Hit & Run | No Fakin’ | Pretty Pretty Good
Psyched | Reggae Take Over | Reform Radio | Shak Out | Simmerdown |So Flute | So Fresh So Clean 

Sonic Sahara | Soundcrash | Sure Shot | Taste The Diff’rence
Tru Thoughts | Tuckshop. | Worried About Henry | Yellow Arch Studios

We are delighted to announce that Soundwave Croatia is back for another incomparable five day adventure at one of the world’s most idyllic musical settings. Now in it’s 9th year, Soundwave returns to the magical Garden Tisno where kindred spirits flock to experience one of Europe’s most life-affirming festivals packed full of music, art, film and good vibes.

The tranquil location of Soundwave offers an energising setting where by day your ears are massaged by soothing beats & hip-hop, reggae & dub, blissful world & electronic rhythms, jazz and soul-drenched funk & disco all performed and selected masterfully by some of the worlds best musicians and DJ’s. As the sun sets and day enters night, the intoxicating atmosphere builds into an evening of electric live performances and late night DJ sets packed full of world dance floor grooves, soulful bangers, hypnotic drum and bass & broken beat as well as anything else that fits in with the festivals eclectic musical spectrum. 

As always, the (in)famous Soundwave boat parties will be frequently in and out of dock and the hedonistic late night open air club sessions return, all hosted by some of Europe’s prestige club nights. Having been one of the highlights of last year’s festival, we’ll yet again be commissioning some of our favourite artists to transform The Garden into an even more visually stunning setting. When the time comes to energise once more, we have regular film screenings and yoga classes across the five days plus much more

Donna Leake (NTS / Boiler Room) w/ Sure Shot DJs 11-03-17

Part time grafter at Brilliant Corners, London, full time music lover. Her sets spread far and wide, always depending on how she feels in the moment and for getting lost in the present. 

Music for open ears, open minds, open hearts and zero expectations.

She’s responsible for bringing crowds to sold out shows eager to dance to one of the best sound systems in London.

With a vast, eclectic vinyl collection that leaves other DJs full of envy, Donna’s sets take you on a journey and that’s why she’s travelled the world playing at the most respected festivals and clubs.

If you haven’t already, check her recent wide-ranging mixes [Funk, Jazz, Soul, Psych, Disco, World and plenty more] for NTS, Boiler Room, Worldwide FM and more!

Warming up we have our worldly, funky residents… The Sure Shot (Miles Day) & Hully Gully ( Veto + Double Cee) DJs. This is a Soundwave Croatia launch party and there’ll be some treats on the night.


Typesun Live w/ DJ Miles Day (The Sure Shot) 28-01-17

Typesun Live w/ DJ Miles Day (The Sure Shot) 28-01-17

Cosmogramma are delighted to welcome an extremely rare live show from the Jazz informed, dance-floor tempting compositions of Typesun at the final night of Independent Venue Week 2017.

Bristol based Luke Harney is the centre around which the textural, orchestral, jazz tinged Electronica of Typesun falls - coming to attention with crossover Neo-Soul such as ‘The PL’, marked by fractured emotional vocals as much as lo-fi Disco bass licks. 

Since, he’s taken time over gems of releases, with February’s ‘Make It Right’ a clearly honed and perfected piece of dancefloor enigmatism, “Eastern orchestral lick and terse cello riff send your anticipation off in one direction, only to have the ice-cool disco core of the track neatly step out of a side alley and send your body in a whole other direction.”

With production acrobatics that come magically alive in person, expect a stunning live show at Gwdihw, with Sure Shot & Fat City DJs playing Jazzy Electronic-Disco cuts until late.

Turn it up! J Dilla all night long w/ Typesun (7 Arrows) 14/01/17

Typesun DJ Set at Sure Shot, Gwdihw, Cardiff Jan 14, 2017

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It’s almost 10 years since the sad passing of a legend that was taken way too young! 

Everyone’s favourite beat maker. We’ve got DJs / producers / collectors playing special Jay Dee dedicated sets to include his beats, raps, samples, influences and ‘post-Dilla’ sounds, including their own productions. 

*** LINE UP *** 

- 7 ARROWS (Root Elevation / Futureboogie) 

A DJ set from this hugely talented Producer / Drummer / DJ from Bristol. His unique brand of rugged underground soul music has captured the attention of listeners around the world. Dilla samples for days + his own ‘post Dilla’ soulful, warming productions. 

- ALFIE SWAN (One Good Thing) 

Founder of OGT / Beatmaker / DJ / Collector. He loves Cardiff, tea & boom boom squiggy riddems

- VETO (Afro Cluster / Hully Gully) 

He likes scratching records for Skunkadelic / Afro Cluster and drinking dark rum (& coke)

- MILES DAY (Sure Shot) 

This may well be an A/V set if he gets himself organised over the Christmas period (unlikely)

James Yancey aka Jay-Dee aka J-Dilla, created a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Jaylib, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that he has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by many of the most respected names in the game. 

Dilla’s albums “Rough Draft” & “Donuts” on Stones Throw, “Welcome 2 Detroit” & “The Shining” on BBE Records alongside “Jay Loves Japan” and his work on his brother Illa-J’s album “Yancey Boys” stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world. A selection of his work has even been released in full orchestral form on the brilliant “Suite For Ma Dukes”

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Habibi Funk // John Stapleton // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 12-11-16

Habibi Funk is a label and platform for funky/soulful and/or psych influenced music from the Arab world of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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Jannis of Jakarta Records got to travel a lot in north Africa in the last years thru touring with Blitz The Ambassador and a studio session with Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of The Knife for the “Sawtuha” project in Tunisia. While being there he did some record digging and found some incredible music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Since then he went to Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt searching for records. It’s incredible to see how the music of these days seem to be the opposite of the very stereotypical idea of the “the Arab world” mainstream media portrays way too often.

Some of the music has zero info on the net, was never sold on ebay and has not been “rediscovered” by a wider audience yet, while others are somewhat classics in the field of “Arabic groove“. Up to date Jannis has done 4 mixes of said music, that have been prominently featured by sites such as The Guardian, Okayplayer, Wax Poetics and many more.

Playing original and incredibly rare vinyl, Jannis’ DJ sets are a unique blend of funky sounds from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the European Arabic diaspora.


+ John Stapleton (Wanted Records)

John has been collecting records and DJing for longer than he cares to remember. He’s compiled 15 LPs for labels React and Harmless, dabbled in music production and his own record labels, and played records in clubs and festivals from Iceland to Australia.

Previously behind such seminal Bristol clubs as Def Con, The Cooker, Vision and BlowPop, he currently plays at two regular nights in Bristol – Go, Go Children and Easton Standard Time – playing funk, soul and reggae music, all on original vinyl releases, and can be found at festivals from WOMAD to Glastonbury as well as guest spots at discerning nights up and down the country.


++ Miles Day (Sure Shot)

Our funky, worldly Sure Shot resident for about 4 years now

Frontal Lobe Presents: Matuki, Hipicat, Miles Day 21/10/16

An evening of sounds from around the globe;
Afro-Funk, African Synth, Electronic Psychedelic, Beats and Melody.

For anyone who missed their set at Greenman, Secret Garden Party or Glastonbury this year, you now have the chance to come and spectate the incredibly accomplished Matuki. The 12-piece Bristol band play Afrofunk/Afrobeat fused with jazz that’s laced with a psychedelic twist, they’ll leave you disorientated and stuck in euphoria… and covered in sweat.

Support from Hipicat, having returned to Cardiff after a glorious summer of festivals that’s left grit and glitter under every nail, their deep psych-electronic sound, lavished with textures of dreamlike melodies and screaming guitars will get you warmed up, ready for an evening of sweaty auditory sex 

Club night with Miles Day

Miles Day is a DJ and collector of worldly sounds for over 15 years and will be rounding off the night. His tastes are as eclectic as they come. He loves anything with a groove from Afro, Funk, Boogie and plenty more. 

Lets go!

The Big Top, Church St, Cardiff

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