Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 19

As promised we're here again quickly with the second part of our return. Following last week's episode with Jif & TC, this week Jeff managed to remember where the studio was and join Jif in the Balearic Basement.

There's some great new stuff including tracks from Erland Oye, Peaking Lights, Allah Lahs, Dos Palos and Kiasmos along with some old favourites.

We should be back to normal from now on, with shows about once a fortnight. Hope you enjoy this selection of music and see you in a couple of weeks.

Edwyn Collins, Carwyn Ellis & Sebastian Lewsley: Closing Time At The Punk Rock Hotel (2014 Version)
Erland Oye: Who Do You Report To
Lilacs & Champagne: Le Grand (Brooklyn Bridge Version)
Kurt Vile: Baby's Arms
Real Estate: Pool Swimmers
The Clientele: Jamaican Rum Rhumba
The Clientele: House On Fire
Dos Palos: I've Been Around
Closed Paradise: Get Your Bearings
Javier Bergia: Midnight Round Mekines
Clinic: Bubblegum (Extended Mix)
The Chills: Pink Frost
Allah Las: Ferris Gallery
Bruno Nicolai: Your Vice Is A Locked Room...
Arthur Verocai: No Boca Do Sol
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee: You Make Me Stronger (feat Georgia Anne Muldrew)
Seahawks: Look At The Sun (Georges Vert New Horizon Remix)
The Charlatans: Talking In Tones (Tonal Nargual Fur Star Liner Aquatic Tape Mix)
Peaking Lights: Telephone Call
Kiasmos: Held
Lucio Battisti: Un Uomo Che Ti Ama
Shughie Otis: Aht Uh Mi Hed
Mind Fair: Neon Carnival
Goat: Run To Your Mama (Glockdub)
The Undisputed Truth: Lil RedRiding Hood (DW Edit)

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 18

After a 5 week break where we welcomed Jif's baby son Miles into the world we thought it was about time to make our return down to the basement and warm up the speakers with some music.

This will be the first of a couple of shows we're going to record over the next week.  First up, you've got Jif and TC, playing through some of the new release and things they've been enjoying since we last met. Then Jeff and Jif will be recording a second part in the next few days.

So plenty of music to look forward to and if you fancy a trip to Leeds we'll be hosting our Eighty Six Christmas Party at the Outlaws Yacht Club on Friday 19th December.  We also have Rob Bright returning to the basement (by popular demand) to record a Christmas Special edition of the show.


Eighty Six, podcasts like busses.

Uyama Hiroto: In the Sea
Grizzly Bear: Don't Ask
KZA: Vous Dancez (Drumless Mix)
Balmorhea: Heir
Whyte Horses: Snowfalls
Andras Fox: Mystic Beach
Nils Frahm: Keep
Javier Bergia: Donde Una Amapola Blanca Revienta
A Vision of Panorama: Summer Breeze
Emil Germ with Ayo Krohn: Tease and Burn
Luca Nieri: Hummingbird
Catherine Howe: On a Misty Morning
Pale Fire: Walk On By
Real Estate: Out of Tune
Suarasama: Fajar Di Atas Awan
Tranquility Bass: We Came In Peace
Jane Weaver: If Only We Could Be in Love
The House of Love: Beatles and The Stones
Geoffrey O'Connor: Never Have You Looked So Good
Andras & Oscar: Looking Back
The Pale Fountains: Something On My Mind
Express Rising: Daniel Fern
Mind Fair: Take Me To The Bridge (C.e.r.e.m.o.n.y. Remix)
Fever Ray: When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Mix)
Garth Be: GYB3
Doug Ashdown: Winter In America

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Torn Sail - Dimming the Lights

On Sunday we had the pleasure of playing a few records before Torn Sail took to the stage at 'Gezellig' the final night of a 3 day music and arts festival at Inkfolk in Hebden Bridge. 

Huw Costin from Torn Sail has put together this lovely review of his day. 



I pick James up from Gedling 3pm, loading all his bass gear in and hit the M1 up past Sheffield, with Aja on, half a mind in some fantasy metropolitan North American City watching the characters' lives unfold, snaking through the dusky valleys through Mytholmroyd to Hebden Bridge via a few circles round blocks, going the wrong way, asking a lad spitting where to go, who seemed to know where the parties are – Machpelah Mill.



5.30 -  Emma Reading, Jonny Eighttrack, Lee Horsley are loading the PA into the basement by the side of a canal and scented with incense.  Chris Price meets us bold-eyed and warm and we get to setting up the system, trying to marry it with the in-house gear still set up from last nights drum & bass all nighter. He's been up 3 days. So have the the other sweet folks who come to say hello. 

We get the sound fired up.  Andrew TC & Jeff O'Toole from Eighty Six help the upstairs meditators find it with a little 'light-music', giving me the shivers back from 20 years or so ago with that slow empty Underworld track, then we're tuning and on, sounding beautiful. The balance is just right and I can hear everything crystal clear. Jonny's tapping as the PA is on the quiet side, but it's lovely, like all you need is a high quality golden tap. Like the tambourine is the most important instrument. Like the drums on that Mark Lanegan covers album – Imitations – are just little heads-ups to measure the emotion, the orchestration and the soul. Nutshell is the best I've heard it. Ricochets too, though I miss Emma Thorpe's vocal tonight. And the folks that come down to listen fall for Birds - it's so alive. Lee & Jonny & Emma are elemental together - the crowd are amazed. Tears are shed for Self-Medication by a beautiful girl - wired, sleepless, needing red wine and valium. 

I worry about Birds – the record is loved so much I've sometimes thought we need to replicate it, lap-steel and all, but then we play it and I know the worst thing to do would be to consider it. It needs to breath, Emma, James, Jonny, Lee – they need to ride it...take it somewhere magic. 

Inkfolk Jimmy Welsh is a gentleman, and we leave with enough fuel in the tank, buzzing and working on how to take this further and louder.We hit the M1 again, and all the works at 50mph for hour upon hour so we stay awake with Four Sail by Love with Arthur Lee – a frantic rush of psychedelic energy, then I choose Judas Priest's Stained Class for some future Rock'n'Roll driving assistance. Jonny can't handle it for long and swaps it for Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits – and I'm amazed how few songs there are – It's a few lines of vocals, some gorgeous sounds and grooves – you couldn't communicate it without some serious technology. It goes quiet, James has wisely drifted off - he's back to personal caring at 6am, Jonny's lost in his thoughts, coming down, readying himself for his return to Brighton, handing the vacume cleaner back to his recently departed now-ex-girlfriend. We're back to mine by about 2am. I'm awake at 4 with my youngest coughing like a small dog barks. Thank God for the music & those that take a chance on it

- Huw

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Gezellig presents Torn Sail with Eighty Six



This coming Sunday night (26th October) Jeffo and TC will be heading over the Pennines to Hebden Bridge. You can catch us at Infolk the arts and entrainment space in Machpelah Mill where we'll be playing a few records alongside are friends Jimmy & Julia from Gezellig and there's live music from Claremont 56 recording artists Torn Sail.

We've been big fans of the group since Moonboots exclusively played 'Birds' on our show back in 2011.  The sleeve designs for Birds and their follow up single Treasure were designed by the very talented Emily Warrington the wife of Mark Warrington who was the guest on our last show. 

If you fancy joining us the gig has been arranged around train friendly times and it's perfect if you fancy an afternoon out in the countryside.  Trains from Manchester Victoria run at twenty to hour and take around 40 minutes. Trains from Leeds station run at 10 to and 10 past the hour. The last train home departs Hebden for Manchester at 22.26 and Leeds at 22.54. The venue is next to the station.   

We're really looking forward to this as Jeff saw Torn Sail play at the legendary Claremont 56 forest party and says we're all in for a treat. 

Set timings: 
Gezellig opening
7-9pm  Eighty Six
9-10pm Torn Sail
Gezellig closing

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

TC's 18 UNDER 18

We don't really do out and out retro but there's been a lot of DJ's on Facebook recently nominating each other to list the albums that shaped their early musical years. 

So after a nomination by Stuart Holliday, I thought I'd pour myself a beer and jot down mine. The list takes in the 'fag-ends' of punk to new romantic, indie, pop and onto the dawn of the revolution in ‘87. The musical journey starts with my Grandad and goes up to my 18th birthday in November 1987. It's not all cool but hey growing up never was... 


1, Manuel & The Music of the Mountains – Beyond the Mountains (1967) ‘light music’ played on my Grandad’s ‘radiogram’ to show off his stereo sound. My love of vinyl started with the ritual of him putting records on like Spanish Eyes; light covers of pop classics by James Last and folk by Roger Whittaker.

2, Goofy Greats – Ktel's 1975 Surf pop and novelty hits LP. I was 5 and had my first record player a second hand Dansette ‘Bremuda’ in a carry case   Weirdly, Jarvis Cocker recently said this was also one of his first childhood LP’s. Ktel were huge in the 70's with ads like this on TV. A mention also to Jonny Morris who's 'Zoo stories' LP’s my cousin and I listened to on his Dansette in Formby.     
  

3, Simon & Garfunkle’s: Greatest Hits (1972) my parent’s copy. It feels a bit 'Partridge' to say my favourite album by them is their greatest hits but this is just full of amazing music. 

4, The Police:  Reggatta de Blanc (1979)  – The first LP I purchased with my own pocket money. 

5, Adam & the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) Killer in the Home!

6, AC/DC: Back In Black (1980) When starting high school, like most boys I had a rock period and was pretty skilled at drawing on my Army and Navy store rucksack.

7, Duran Duran: Duran Duran (1981) My sister was the bigger ‘Duranie’ but I also loved Rio (1982) which we played to death. Stylish, timeless pop.    

8, Simple Minds: New Gold Dream 81,82,83, 84 (1982) Someone, somewhere in summertime!


9, OMD: Dazzle Ships (1983) Attracted by the sleeve which I later found out was by Peter Saville. This was the follow-up release to the hugely successful Architecture & Morality LP and was hated by most people for being too weird and experimental – I played it to death and it changed the way I thought about music and design.  


10, Echo & The Bunnymen ‎– Porcupine (1983) features The Back of Love/ The Cutter/ Heads Will Roll.  Jif and I loved the Bunnymen and this is the influence of watching The Tube on a Friday night. We also played their Ocean Rain (1984) LP loads and had a bootleg tape of them playing live in New Brighton. 
   

11, Tears For Fears: The Hurting (1983) Pale Shelter, Mad World and Change are featured on this great new wave debut LP along with my personal fave 'Ideas As Opiates'.

12, U2: The Unforgettable Fire (1984)  epic Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois production. Most boys’ liked U2 in the early 80’s.

13, The Housemartins: London 0 Hull 4 (1986) fantastic LP and great gig at the Parr Hall, Warrington supported by The Farm plus just about everybody from my school in attendance.   

14, The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (1986) Described by my Mum as "that Man with the depressing voice". 

15, B.A.D:  No 10 Upping Street (1986) the first band I saw live, Royal Court, Liverpool supported by Schooly D whilst at college. I loved the first album too and this reminds me of my cousin Christopher and the great 86' summer holiday of the Mexico World Cup and both B.A.D. albums played every day. 
  

16, Public Enemy: Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987) Me Jif and some friends went to the Def Jam Tour in ‘87 at the Manchester Apollo. An amazing line up with Run DMC, LL Cool J, Eric B & Rakim and Public Enemy. PE were our band and their brilliant second album 'It Takes A Nation of Millions' just misses the chart by one year.   

17, The House Sound of Chicago: Vol 2 Chicago Trax (1987) Seminal, all roads lead to here.


18, Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full (1987) Jif gave me this album on the day of my 18th birthday so it’s a perfect way to round off the list. 




Friday, 3 October 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 17 with Mark Warrington

In a special edition of the show Jif and TC are joined in the studio by artist, animator and printmaker Mark Warrington.

Mark is best known in music circles as the man who's designed some amazing cover art for the Claremont 56 record label.  Producing designs for artists such as Paqua, Alumnia, Smith & Mudd, Fursattl and Mountaineer.  Emily, his wife has also designed the covers for the Torn Sail records Birds and Treasure.

We handed the middle section of the show over to Mark and he played a true mix in every sense of the word. Mark's hour is a talking free experience so you can sit back and enjoy it without us lot waffling on.

Jif and TC open and closed the show and it's going to be our last show for a few weeks. We're taking a break to give Jif and Rachel some time at home with their new baby which is due any day.

Other things to listen out for;  Moonboot's has very kindly sent over a copy of the upcoming 12" on Aficionado recordings by a Russian artist called A View of Panorama. There's also a track off the new Erland Øye LP, which comes out next week and a lovely slice of Balearic pop from ex WU LYF members now know as Los Porcos, with the second release from the excellent über records. There's plenty of other finds which we'll talk about during the show and plenty of stuff to keep you interested whilst we're away.

- Unfortunately we've had to edit out a track we intended to include due to a complaint of copyright breach, we don't provide any download of any individual tracks as our intention is to promote new music rather than encourage illegal downloads, it's therefore regrettable that a label / artist has taken this stance.

See you soon.

A View of Panorama: Time Capsule 140902
Erland Øye: Garota
Olafur Arnolds: Near Light
Los Porcos: Jesus Loves You Baby
Geoffrey O'Connor: Her Name on Every Tongue
Tucccinelle: Solo Un Delay
Ariel Pink: Baby
Vetiver: Been So Long

Mark Warrington Artist in Residence Mix:
Chromatics: I'm on Fire
Quincy Jones: Bet You Wouldn't Hurt Me
Rob Cotter: Love Remains the Same
Codek: Demo
Herb Alpert: Rise
Manhead: Doop
Sade: Make Some Room
Kwanzaa Posse: Wicked Funk (Hypno Mix)
Fiona Franklyn: Busted up on Love
The Light House Family: Question of Faith (Idjut Boys Mix)
Andreas Vollenweider: Belladonna (Tangoterje Edit)
Fashion: Something in you Picture
Agua Re: Holy Dance
Surface: Falling In Love (Dub)
Santana: Mirage

The Soundcarriers: Long Highway
Nautic: Freedom of the Floor (Open Space Remix)
Destroyer: Bye Bye

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Brewers' Market: Leeds


This Saturday Jeff and TC from Eighty Six will be over in Leeds playing at the Brewers' Market at the Canal Mills.  The multi-use arts and entertainments venue hosts everything from club nights featuring Dixon, Prins Thomas, Mark E and Optimo to pop-up restaurants, fashion shows and live music.

This weekend it's home to 'The Brewers Market'; celebrating some for the regions and the UK's finest brewers, alongside great food, wine tasting and a Gin bar hosted by Portobello Road. There's also live art and music and that's kind of where we come in.



We'll be playing on the Saturday daytime session from 12-5pm. If you're in Leeds or fancy a day out and you've not been been to a modern beer festival before, come and join us!

Will France (Summer Wine, IMBC, Port Street, Beagle, Common)  and Matt Long (the Faversham) know a thing or two about putting on great events and we're made up to be involved. There's also a few friends of ours from the Outlaws Yacht Club playing over the weekend. Andy Pye brings his Balearic Social plus Cladestino, Patterns on a Diamond Ceiling and Tom James mean the music will be as good as the beer.

Tickets start from just £5 and to prove they've not forgotten their beer festival roots there's a branded glass and a programme. Featured is a long list of craft brewers which includes, Five Points, Magic Rock, Northern Monk, Arbor, Burning Sky, Siren, Weird Beard and Black Jack.

For a full list of the brewers and more details check the Canal Mills website and our Facebook invite and Twitter feed.

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 16

September the month of births, birthdays and sometimes that other most enjoyable of events, an Indian Summer.  It was just Jif and TC down in the basement this week and it gave us the  opportunity to dig a little deeper and play a few more of our favourites alongside some of the great new music that's just come out.

The prolific Andras Fox (aka A.R.T Wilson) looms large over the show and it's not often we play two new tracks by one artist and still leave out his latest 7"! You can catch the man himself playing across Europe from the 26th of this month and in the UK at Aficionado, Manchester 11th October and London on the 10th.

Listen out for Mudd's great mix of the new Holger Czukay & U-She track. There's also the second release on Fools & Fables Records the new release on Golf Channel (from New York via the Midlands) by Mind Fair. Also worth listening out for is a cracking edit by JD Twitch which didn't make it onto his latest Autonomous Africa LP but is out now as a very limited 10".

Swell....

A.R.T Wilson: Rebecca's: Theme (Water)
Holger Czukay & U-She: La Premiere (Mudd's Ode To Phreek Mix)
Pure Bathing Culture: Silver Shore's Lake
Peter Broderick: And it's Alright
Begin: Drop
Colorama: Paraglide
Closed Paradise: Get Your Bearings
Kurt Vile: The Creature
Woo: Magic In The Dark (Alternative 7")
Mind Fair: Let The Music Take Your Mind
Boban Petrovig: Pozar U Glove
Hype Williams/Demdike Stare meets Shangaan Electro: My Love (Version)
Amadou Et Mariam: Ce N'est Pas Bon (JD Twitch Edit)
The The: Soul Mining
Max Essa: Destination You
Ronnie Lane: Indian Summer
Andras Fox featuring Imhotep: Ankle Snapper
Woods: Feather Man
Ralf Kothe: High Life
Batteaux: Living's Worth Loving
Peaking Lights: Beautiful Son
Cathy Gilliat: Strange Situation
The Cure: Lullaby (Extended Mix)
Ampersand: Minus Sign

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Friday, 5 September 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 15 with Will France

With Jeff on holiday celebrating his birthday and 10 years' of marriage (well done Noelle!), it was left to TC and Jif to programme the latest show.

Our friend Will France joined us down in the basement, providing us with a fine selection of some of his musical influences and inspirations.

We've known Will through his involvement with the Manchester beer scene. Managing the places we love to visit and play at such as Common, Port St Beer House, The Beagle and the Indy Man Beer Convention.

Will then moved to Slaithwaite and joined the team at Summer Wine Brewery.  His current venture, the Brewers' Market is a 3 day celebration of craft beer, street food, art and music. It's taking place in the cultural hub of Leeds; Canal Mills from 3rd-5th October and we're really pleased to be involved and will be playing here on the Sunday (Facebook details here).

So as the late summer sun slipped into the first signs of autumn, we got together in the basement and started making plans for the coming months and played some of our favourite music.

John Barry: Theme from Midnight Cowboy
Sinkane: How We Be
Begin: Bassballs
Tara Jane O'Neil: In Tall Grass
America: Ventura Highway
Onricon: Sweet Dream (Leo Mass & Fabrice Sun Mix)
The Style Council: Boy Who Cried Wolf
Tula: No Name
Simon Lord: Hilly Fields
Zulu Winter: Let's Move Back To Front
Real Estate: The Chancellor
Two Sunsets: Venetian Skies

Will France - Brewers' Market: 

Shuggie Otis & Al Kooper: 12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues
Crosby Stills & Nash: Long Time Coming
Luv Machine: Witches Wand
Zapp: More Bounce To the Ounce
Gill Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
Eugene McDaniels: Cherrystones
Seahawks: Oh Baby!
Vangelis: Stuffed Aubergine
Black Sabbath: Planet Caravan
Bill Evans: Peace Piece

Anna Domino: Target
Universal Cave: Around The Bend
Joni Mitchell: Hissing of Summer Lawns
Lake Heartbeat: Pipe Dream

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 14

Apologies if you were expecting a show from us last week.

We took the night off in celebration of Jif's birthday and instead of heading down to the basement, headed out into the sunshine to spend the evening drinking amazing beers in Port Street.

To make up for it we've posted a slightly extended version of the podcast this time.  You've also got all three of us down in the studio too!  

Look out for a promo of the forthcoming release on Aficionado Recordings and congratulations to the lads' on reaching 10 releases and keeping the quality so high.  We've selected the Andras Fox mix of Omyricon, Sweet Dreams to play for you tonight (the others will follow).  There's also a new track from Simon Lord and the Steve Cobby (Ex Fila Brazillia) album has finally landed from Hull... so we gave that a spin too. We also have a promo (thanks Keith) of the 7 x 7" forthcoming box set from the fantastic Fruits de Mer Records (get your orders in now).  We played The Gathering Grey covering Moby Grape, Siting By a Window.

Just to say we've a public holiday this Monday in England & Wales so if you're around we'd love to see you down at the Beagle in Chorlton where we'll be hosting our Eighty Six 'Last Days of Summer' party.

Set' em up....

Danto Dozzy : K1
Laura Groves: Thinking About Thinking
The Superimposers: The Beach
Horsebeach: July
Joelgion: Yes
About Group: All Is Not Lost (Bounce Mix)
Farbror Resande Mac: Drakryggen
Simon Lord: Piece Of String
Studio 22: Vento Dominante (Mondo 3)
Omyricon: Sweet Dreams (Andras Fox Mix)
The Owl Service: Time Is Ripe
Labi Sifre: Cannock Chase
Bison: Mandy (Mudd's Extended Mix)
Seahawks: Look at the Sun! (Prins Thomas Sweet Sunrise Mix)
The RK's: Bring Us Back Together (One Hit at a Time) (Ruf Kutz 9)
Young Marco: Trippy Isolator
Shawn Lee: Peculiar Times
The Gathering Grey: Sitting by the Window
Reverso 68: Piece Together (Part Two)
Stephen Encinas: Disco Illusion
Flash & The Pan: Midnight Man (FK's Extended Mix)
Vasco Rossi: Una Splendida Giornata (Nassau's Balearic Edit)
Formation: Waves
Wye Oak: Glory
Bill Callahan: Spring
Real Estate: Navigator
Steve Cobby: Melismatic

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 13

Jif, Jeff and TC were all down in the studio for this edition.  Jif was back from his family holiday in Portugal and it felt good to be back recording.  

There was plenty of new music to enjoy too.  The show opens with Templehof's new release from Manchester's Aficionado recordings. Then there's part 2 of BJ Smith's 'Tribute to the Greats' with a lovely cover of Hey Ya! There's new music taken from Horsebeach's and Gulp's debut LP's (both worthy of your attention).  A new 7" from The Clientele (welcome back!). Great tracks from LA Hell Gang on BYM records (who like label mates Nueva Costa come from Chile). We're also got Psychemagic turning in a speaker rumbling mix on Leng of 'The Sandpiper'.  Also listen out for Universal Cave (no, we've not a clue either) and on tape (yes, a tape) Jon Tanner from Perth who records as Eleventeen Eston on NotNotFun and the B side of the new Begin 12" called... Bees.

Jump on in... we got ya!

Templehof: Piano Piano
Nick Drake: At the Chime of a City Clock
National Bedtime: The Left Alone Leave Alone
BJ. Smith: Hey Ya!
Wye Oak: The Tower
The Forest & The Trees: Putting Down the Gun
The Clientele: On a Summer Trail
Begin: Bees
Nautic: Show
Bonnie & Klein: Carina
Universal Cave: Around the Bend
Nueva Costa: El Cerro Del Sol
LA Hell Gang: Sweet Dear
Horsebeach: Midnight
Poolside: Harvest Moon
The Sonics: Rainmaker
Kings of Connivence: Rule My World
Mystic Institute: Ob-selon Mi-nos (Reload Re-paint)
The Thievery Corporation: Quem Me Leva
Joan Biblioni: La Espanola
40 Theives: The Sandpiper (Psychemagic Mix)
Jakko Eino Kalevi: Sensattio
Gulp: Clean & Serene
Boran Petrovig: Zajedno Srecni
Eleventeen Eston: The Sling (from cassette)
Faze Action: In the Trees                                                                                                  

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Bank Holiday Sunday at The Beagle



If you're making plans for the last bank holiday Sunday of the summer, we'd love you to join us as Eighty Six return to The Beagle in Chorlton.

Starting from the mid afternoon the resident DJ's of Eighty Six will be providing the perfect late summer soundtrack on the terrace. 


Come along and join us and hopefully the sun will be out to accompany the fine food, music and drinks as we raise a glass to the last days of summer!







Friday, 18 July 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 12 with Martin Brew

For this edition of the podcast we are joined in the basement by Martin Brew aka J-Walk.

We're so pleased that Martin has started releasing music again and we were honoured to host his first J-Walk live gig for over a decade down at Eighty Six earlier this year.

There was a definate holiday mood in the studio tonight as Jif and TC handed the middle section of the show over to Martin to give you an hour of  choices from his collection.  We met up again the night after to see Paqua play live at their album launch party hosted at Aficionado and it was a fantastic night. Look out for their excellent LP on Claremont 56 and new tracks from Nautic alongside new releases on International Feel by Jose Padilla and a new one on Is it Balearic? by Farbror Resande Mac.  We'd like wish Jif and the family and good trip to the beaches of Portugal.  We'll be back in two weeks'. Enjoy the show.

Farbror Resande Mac: Magma
Colorama: Me & My Sister
Jose Padilla: Solito
Prins Emanuel & Golden Ivy: Hidden Love
Paqua: The Visitor
Birdie: Spiral Staircase
Nick Garrie: When Evening Comes
Nautic: Freedom of the Floor

Summertime Special: Martin Brew

Cool & the Gang: Summer Madness (Magic Groove Mix)
Teleman: Mainline
M Craft: Sweets
Charlotte Gaingsbourg: Time of the Assassins
Astro Nova Orchestra: Soul Sleeper
J-Walk: Mexicali Hoodoo
Francois & The Atlas Mountains: Réveil Inconnue
Neil Merryweather: Step In the Right Direction
Ned Doheny: What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
Adrian Lee: The Three Rings
Jonny Nash: Matho
Horsebeach: Faded Eyes
Triste Janero: In the Garden
Greg Float Group: Girl and Robot with Flowers
Papercuts: A Dictator's Lament

Amor De Dias: Piedras Rotas
The Beach Boys: Til I Die (Alternative Mix)
Nhessingtons: You're the Summer
RM Hubbert: For Maria

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 11

Vive le tour! vive le Coppa del Mondo!
vive l'été! avec grâce à William Willett!

The long summer evenings are upon us and although our minds are filled with sporting matters we wanted to keep up the pace with the podcasts. Jif and TC are your hosts in the basement for this instalment, bringing you new music from James Holroyd as Begin. A collaboration from LA between Diego Herrera, Eddie Rushca and Willie Burns as Odd Numbers and tracks from the great new LP's by Colorama, Ben Watt, Ellis Island Sound, Templehof & Gigi Masin.

Enjoy the show.


Odd Numbers: UFOTube
Thomas Barford feat Gruff Rhys: True To You
Ben Watt: Hendra
Khruangbin: A Calf Born in Winter
AM & Shawn Lee: City Boy
Ellis Island Sound: Nairobi/Köln
Catherine Howe: What a Beautiful Place
Begin: Baseballs
Deep88 & Melchior Sultana: Yo House! (Andras Fox Remix)
Templehof & Gigi Masin: Buena Onda
Pure Bathing Culture: Silver Shore's Lake
Syracuse: Latome
Iron & Wine: No Moon
Snails: She'd like an Hour
Josephine: I Think it was Love
Jose Gonzalez: Cycling Trivialities
Editions Basso: Waking Up Late
Colorama: I Can't Give You More than Everything
Cloud Boat: Carmine
The Limiñanas: Votre Coté Yéyé M'emmerde
Food of the Gods: Boy From Brasil
Devonté Hynes: Palo Alto
Incarnations: Let Love Find You
Jonathan Jeremiah: Happiness (Quiet Village Remix)

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Chorlton Bazaar Record Fair & Market


























This Sunday (22nd June) if you're in or around Manchester it's the Chorlton Bazaar Record Fair & Market.  TC and Rob Bright from Eighty Six will be supplying the music alongside Jon K from (Hoya:Hoya).

As well as lots of records they'll be 20 extra stalls (over 2 floors) selling everything from vintage clothing to homemade jewellery and original prints. Mio Wood Fired Pizza, Sophies's Daals and Hickson & Blacks will be supplying the food on the lawn.

Come down and join us at the Irish Centre on High Lane Chorlton, they'll be serving beers and cocktails from 12 till 6pm.  Not a bad way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 10


We've reached the 10th edition of our podcast and all three of us made it down to the Balearic Basement to mark the occasion.
The mixture of good weather and the World Cup saw us bring along a few Brazilian inspired tracks for our unplanned musical excursion.

Look out for new tracks from Cloud Boat, Young Marco, Soundcarriers, J-Walk, Brian Jonestown Massacre. Plus the first release on the 'is it Balearic?' offshoot label über, alongside one from the new Gruff Rhys LP, American Interior.

Enjoy the show the football and hopefully a bit of sun, we'll be back in 2 weeks'.

Syracuse: Loventura
Sven Weissmen: Falling Leaves
Colorama: Sarafa
Joan Bibiloni: Sa Fosca
Cheval Sombre: It's a Shame (Demo)
Bonnie & Klein: Beautiful
Marcus Worgull & M.C.D.E: Onassis
Seahawks: Drifting
Nightlands: Born To Love
Young Marco: Biology Theme
Woo: C.H Revisited
Tim Maia: No Caminho Do Bem
Secos & Malhados: Amour
Ed Kelly & Friends: Pippin'
Cloud Boat: Carmine
Brian Jonestown Massacre: Nightbird
Gruff Rhys: Allweddellau Allweddol
Soundcarriers: The Outsider
Tiago: Rider
Renee: Lay Me Down
Richard Torrance: Fire Child
Elektra: Keegi
J-Walk: Mexicali Hoodoo
Big Audio Dynamite: Sambadrome
The Beat Club: Brassa Nova
Warpaint: Disco
Woods: With Light and With Love

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Sounds of Eighty Six, Volume 9

Welcome back! Firstly, apologies as it's been a month since we could make it down to the studio. Many, many thanks to all those who came along to Eighty Six at the Beagle. It was the first time we've put on an event with live bands and it really was a great day out.

We kicked off with J-Walk, playing their first live gig together for 11 years' and sounding fantastic. Followed up by Shawn Lee, who was amazing and seeing him play 'San Diego', 'Happiness' and 'Wichita Lineman' is something that will live long in the memory.  However, it really wouldn't have happened without the hard work and vision of Jeff. He played a blinder, sorting it all out and working alongside Duncan and the team at the Beagle to make it our best Eighty Six yet.

Tonight's show was brought to you by Jif and TC. Look out for new music from Max Essa on the ever reliable Aficionado record label. Volume 2 of Mark Barrott's Sketches From An Island project and a track from the new Blasé EP. We've also got some summer favourites from deep in our record bags.

Enjoy the show and we promise not to leave it so long next time!

Colorama: Anytime
Doug Ashdown: Willie's Shades
Jex Opolis: Birds & Summer Rain
K Leimer: Stop it!
Shawn Lee: Wichita Lineman
Max Essa: Peninsular
Nina Simone: Baltimore
Steven Stills: My Angel
Night Plane: Wave Haze
Orwell: Au Detsus De Moi
Sketches From An Island 2: Deep Water
Mia Doi Todd: Paraty
Speck Mountain: Blood Is Clean
Soul Family Sensation: I Don't Even Know If I Should Call You Baby
Sowzgira: Southern Freeze
Blasé: Chocolate Noon
Toshi Kamei: Arifurata September
It's Immaterial: Only the Lonely
Labi Siffre: Watch Me
Doug Paisley: No One But You
Liz Janes: I Don't Believe
Torn Sail: Birds
Rah Band: Clouds Across The Moon (Solar Horizon Mix)

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Set times for Sunday at The Beagle



Set times for Sunday:

The Beagle opens Midday


Batting Order

Eighty Six: 16:00 – 19:30

J-Walk Live: 19:30 – 20:00
Eighty Six: 20:00 – 20:30
Shawn Lee Live: 20:30 – Whatever time he darn well pleases
J-Walk DJ Set: When Shawn finishes
Eighty Six DJs: Up until Midnight & closing time

Food and drinks are served all day, menus are here food / drink



Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Eighty Six & The Beagle Present Shawn Lee (Live) & J-Walk (Live)


This Bank Holiday Sunday we'll be returning to The Beagle in Chorlton where we've a great day of music planned. Eighty Six will be hosting an afternoon of music in the bar and we'll be joined in the early evening by live performances from two of our favourite artists. 

Shawn Lee: Shawn is an amazing musician and we love all his work from his latest Electric Peanut Butter Company, his collaborations with AM, his stint alongside the Superimposers and his Ping Pong Orchestra album to name but a few. Shawn is taking time out from playing with Kelis in her backing band to perform this one off show with us.   

We've also manager to persuade Martin Brew to perform as J-Walk for the first time in a long, long time. Martin's second album 'Off-Beat' is out soon on the Wonderful Sound label. The time it took the Stone Roses to release their second album is nothing compared to the 12 years it's taken Martin but believe us it's going to be well worth the wait!


Be great to see you this Sunday.