Thank you Jay Dee

An incredible night in the name of a legend. All profits (£230) were wired to the J Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK.

Thank you Jay Dee 

 Friday 5th Feb 2016 - Gwdihw Café Bar - Cardiff 

 It’s 10 years since the incredible ‘Donuts’ LP was released on Stones Throw Records on Dilla’s 32nd birthday. We’re marking this special occasion with a night dedicated to the genius himself, 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: 

 - DARKHOUSE FAMILY (aka Earl Jeffers + Don Leisure) 

- DAN MARSHALL (Modula FM

- DOUBLE CEE (Hully Gully) 

- MILES DAY (Sure Shot) 

**ALL PROFIT GOES TO LUPUS UK & THE J DILLA FOUNDATION** 

 James Yancey otherwise known as Jay-Dee or 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”


John Morales

John Morales - Boxing Day Special

Advance tickets sold out

Disco fiend John Morales’ hits Cardiff once more for what’s set to be a very, very special Boxing Day. 

We’re also rolling ‘til 4 am. Morales has been smashing his way through the scene for the better part of 30 years, playing hotspots such as Stardust Ballroom and the infamous, Studio 54. 

As one half of Morales & Munzibai, Morales is one of the most prolific names in disco, with more productions to his name than some people have had hot dinners. Tickets available via RA. 

 26/12
22:00 - 04:00


Mr Thing

The Final Sure Shot with Mr Thing!! // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 4th Dec 2015  

Tickets // Facebook Event

We had to go extra special for our final party (and 3rd Birthday). We’ve had some amazing times and would love you to join us at our final monthly night at Gwdihw. 

Mr Thing is our favourite DJ in the whole wide world! It took lots of nagging but finally we’ve got him to Cardiff for this special occasion. We teamed up with the Starving Artists team to make this dream a reality.

Known worldwide as a DJ & turntablist Mr Thing is a name synonymous with Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop that always brings a smile to the faces of fans and promoters alike as they remember genius performances of impeccable skill. 

First touching the tables in 1987 he has been non-stop perfecting his art since and is now one of the worlds best. Touring the world with an understanding of records and music that is second to none, he always creates flawless and exciting sets mixing some of the rarest records with some of the best loved records ever heard with an apparently effortless ease honed after years of practice.

If Mr Thing is playing at a party… make sure you GO! You will never be disappointed!

Rocking parties is not the limit of his skills, not even close!

He has won DJ battles, both solo and as part of the Scratch Perverts, has a production discography that is the envy of most. He is responsible for some of the most perfect mixtapes & for a string of BBE released compilations including the creatively titled “STRANGE BREAKS & MR THING” and of course the rightly titled “KINGS OF HIP HOP” with DJ Premier.
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Check out his incredible mixcloud and boiler room set!


L E F T O

Lefto // Darkhouse Family // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 2nd Oct 2015  

Tickets // Facebook Event

“Your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ” – Fact

“Consistently a couple of steps ahead of your average early adopter” - Resident Advisor

The Belgian-bearded Hip Hop stalwart, Lefto, takes over Sure Shot. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between hip-hop, funk, breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, South-American influences and some wild African rhythms. Gwdihŵ will be shaking with heavy beats with a psychedelic tinge flowing from one of the finest DJs around.

One the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw, and Jazzy Sport. Lefto doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, actively seeking it out - he’s revered by anyone who knows including heavyweights such as Rough Trade and Gilles Peterson.

Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. Lefto is forever moving forward but always has an ear in the past.

Check his selections on Boiler Room | Soundcloud | 22 tracks


The Boogie Cafe // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 4th Sept 2015

Boogie Cafe is a record label and DJ partnership of Jimmy The Twin and Alex Dinham who get props from the best of them (including huuuge names such as Joey Negro and John Morales).

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/117256891954367/

They regularly host the hottest parties in Bristol at the most renowned musical venues. The duo mostly spin Boogie, Disco and House but always keep it varied and interesting for the floor.

This’ll be their debut in Cardiff (I think).

Boogie Cafe are eagerly awaiting their 5th vinyl release (end of Aug), that includes another track from Jimmy The Twin and also features Laura Ingalls. All their releases sell out super quickly so don’t hang around.

Listen and pre-order your copy of the latest release here: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/jimmy-the-get-up-and-party-down/572033-01/

https://soundcloud.com/boogie-cafe-records


Soundwave Croatia, Aug 6th-10th 2015

“Top 10 Festivals In Europe”: The Independent

Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals returns for it’s 7th year and announces the addition of a developed live art and film programme to its eclectic musical offering.

In a Soundwave first, street artists, mural artists and illustrators from across Croatia and the rest of Europe will be invited to transform the walls of apartments and buildings across the festival site into living, evolving pieces of art. Aside from enjoying a holiday soundtrack provided by an ever evolving line-up of global musicians, club nights and boat parties, festival-goers can also spend time snorkelling, diving, renting a boat or taking a trip around the islands, to sample the local cuisine or visit one of the nearby national parks such as Krka and Kornati.



MUSIC

JAY ELECTRONICA / SLUM VILLAGE / MR SCRUFF / LTJ BUKEM / MALA / DIGITAL MYSTIKZ / ALICE RUSSELL / DJ MARKY & STAMINA MC / BODHI / MARIBOU STATE / ANDREYA TRIANA / FATIMA / ALEXANDER NUT / CRAIG CHARLES / CATCHING FLIES / CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM / WERKHA / REMI / GILLA / THE GOLDEN BOY / BOBBA FAT / JAZZHEADCHRONIC / KIOKO / TUCK SHOP DJ’S / ORIGIN ONE / SO FRESH SO CLEAN / MZRIZK / SURE SHOT DJ’S / ROGAN / RE-TRACT
+ MORE

ARTS

WILL BARRAS / ARTEZ / BEST JOINED UP COLLECTIVE / PHILTH / CURSE273 / SRI MCKINNON / MIMM COLLECTIVE / INK SOUP / KAPTION / THE TRIBES / TILLYMINT / SWELL / JOYROSE / KAI ONE / MORKA / LUNAR / MOSK / PYKLOPS / NEW ANALOG

& MORE



www.soundwavecroatia.com



The Big Chill, Bristol - Sat 6th June

http://wearebigchill.com/events/#bedmo-disco-presents-soundwave-festival-croatia-takeover

Gilla (First World Records) & Sure Shot DJs

Bedmo Disco’s showcase of the finest DJ talent from Bristol and beyond gets proper summery with a little taste of Croatia’s Soundwave festival from the man himself, DJ Gilla!  Promising everything but the tan, it’s sure to be a good’un.

Founder of First Word Records, promoter, DJ and all-round dancefloor specialist DJ Gilla ‘s passion for giving the music he loves the attention it deserves remains unwavering since starting the label in 2003. A resident at reknowned party spots such as The Hifi Club in Leeds, London’s Bussey Building and Soundwave Festival itself, his sets cover Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz and more. A firm believer in Duke Ellington’s sentiment, “if it sounds good, it is good,” Gilla’s firm foundations in Jazzy Hip Hop beats comes to the fore in his beautifully structured live sets and solid ear for a belter. Whether you’re off to the festival or not, head down and witness Gilla bringing a little bit of the Balkans to Bristol.

Check out the label: www.firstwordrecords.com

And of course, we’ve got Awon, Sell-By-Dave and Five-Stylez in support, delving into their bottomless record bags and slinging out the bangers. Representing the sound of Bedminster, the DJ Tag Team/Record Label/Production Outfit/Party Crew have spent the last year illuminating some of the best DJ talent from across the globe, in fitting with their own expertise in disco, electrofunk, boogie, nu-boogie, modern funk, nu-disco and things guaranteed to get your feet moving.

Over 21s only. Free entry before 11pm. £3 after.


GILLA and Bedmo Disco, Soundwave launch party

GILLA (FIRST WORD) // BEDMO DISCO // SOUNDWAVE // GWDIHW

Tickets

The ultimate tan topper; guaranteed to leave you bronze for the Croatian sands, if you’re lucky enough to be going.. 

But if not, don’t worry - we’ll be filling Gwdihŵ Café Bar with factor 50 good time beats and we’re bringing this lot in for the ride. 

DJ Gilla // First Word Records 

Founder / A&R for First Word Records, home to Tall Black Guy, Souleance, Yosi Horikawa, kidkanevil and many more. Originally starting out in club promotion he ran seminal clubnights Funky Mule and New Bohemia in his adopted city of Leeds for several years, running shows for a host of acts including Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax, 4Hero, Gilles Peterson and Flying Lotus. As a DJ he has built a reputation for his eclectic and floor-filling sets, holding down a residency at famed Leeds venue The Hifi Club for 5 years. Now a resident DJ at London’s Bussey Building as well as Croatia’s Soundwave Festival, Gilla’s DJ sets take in soul, beats, hip hop, jazz and beyond

Bedmo Disco

Bedmo Disco are producers as well as DJs; prodigious re-editors of dusty old tunes, as well as creators of fresh new jams. Their tracks and edits have been played by a wide range of DJs, including Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Todd Terje, the Idjut Boys, Futureboogie, Joey Negro, The Glimmers, Chris Duckenfield, Rune Lindbaek and many more

+ Sure Shot 
+ Blue Honey
+ Hully Gully 
+ Van Pelt

Friday, June 5th
21:00 - Late 
£4 ADV // More OTD

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