Monday, 27 June 2011

Next Night Up For Our Boogie Cartel.....


Drop by if you can we promise you amazing times.


Boogie Cartel Mix from Trojan Soundsystem night Saturday 25th june Shaun Dangerfield.

Full of soul, funk, disco, vocal and edits/house, very laid back starting out at 98bpm and finishing up at 115bpm

Very easy listening so what you waiting for, help your day go faster ;-)


The Boogie Cartel set 1 supporting Trojan Soundsystem 25th June 2011 by Captain Turtle

Saturday, 25 June 2011

New Set Up... by Shaun Dangerfield.

Decided eventually to give myself a complete set up musically, something I can keep adding to until I'm happy with it all... which will probably be never because I change quicker than the British weather.

Although the top top end were the 2000's they were really full of features I probably wouldn't need like the screen and wave system etc so I went for the Pioneer 900's that are quite simply perfect, they will sit perfectly around the Pioneer djm 900 mixer and within the next month or 2 I'll be upgrading the Stanton's decks for some more legendary Technics 1210's but the mark 5 version (why I sold them a few years ago I don't know) all housed together and framed up, I love my music and this will be it's platform for many years to come, I'm also going to add a 3rd vinyl deck the contemporary Vestax bdt 2500 turntable (photo above) purely for its looks and belt drive and for playing 45's on which will sit on the top of the frame next to the cd recorder.... all in good time though, looking forward to start making the frame up next week once this weekend is out the way, off to support Trojan Soundsystem tonight (well in about an hour) in Islington London at the Horatia so if your about pop by and hear a couple of hours of our Boogie Cartel sounds and then the stage is Trojans......


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Tres Bien Clothing Presents Nigel Cabourn s/s 2012.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

As everything has calmed down now and other labels shoots from Pitti fill our world wide web I have noticed quite a few pieces I am personally looking forward to getting my hands on.

Tres Bien who are without doubt one of the worlds greatest clothing retailers purely by the range of labels they churn out have released their photos from Pitti showcasing spring and summer 2012 from Yuketen, Nanamica and Nigel Cabourn all of which look stunning but it's Mr Cabourn I am yet again focusing on because it gives me great pleasure in looking at it buying it and wearing it which at the end of the day is quite simply the whole point of it all.

His multi colour stripe breton shirt is a focus for me already owning a very similar Roue Libre effort I will be getting my hands on it, and if I have to tear it from the clutches of someone else then that's what will happen..... well maybe not but I'll try and secure one with good old fashioned money.

This A/W looks tasty from him too but seeing as it's about his S/S 2012 collection I'll leave you with what Tres Bien uploaded to Flckr, be sure to check them out too @


Monday, 20 June 2011

Some funk for your soul...

I've been really busy lately and haven't really had the time to be posting as much as I'd like to be, it's a good job Dange has been keeping Sinister looking fresh with some quality bits and pieces for reading and viewing.

Before I head off on a week - long excursion to the Somerset country side to partake in the yearly festivities of the Glastonbury festival I'm going to leave you with something for your ears too... A favourite recent pick up of mine on the vinyl front - This 1984 boogie-funk killer from Linda Lewis... I've got the remix version on Electricity records which is a little less pointer sisters than this, the original but I can't seem to source it anywhere on the net to play so here's the original in all it's neon tinged finery.

Ace summer sounds for your Monday morning wake up !



Thursday, 16 June 2011

A Bit Of Eye Candy... by Shaun Dangerfield.

As you will be aware Pitti Uomo kicked off in Florence this week and some of the photos from the collections on show have been watering a few mouth's....
Other collections however have had me vomiting in my mouth.
Monitaly from what I have saw is disgusting and a massive let down, while I can appreciate progression and evolving at the end of the day if all it does is stand out and doesn't look good then it's completely pointless in my humble opinion, so as labels and designers are trying to head away from the current trends I was hugely drawn to the Mackintosh collection, simple as ever but classy and modern and above all great looking without having to go over the top like a lot of others seem to have done.

A few macs to eye up.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

How Deep Is Your Love..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

Thanks to my fellow Boogie Cartella's of recent times I have re-found my love for vinyl, when DJing it's very easy to forget what you love and just roll with where you can get the record/track/song from and unfortunately it's so much easier to get what you want via cd and download so when your trying to get a set together you have the whole waiting game especially if it's a rare record, but picking up where I have left off I've decided to play on vinyl and cd and just pick up the records I can along the way and the ones I can't will be cdr's, there is nothing in music quite like the drop of a needle and that crackle, so I have waited for this on pre release and it finally turned up yesterday after release on Monday, what a record - on the DFA label it does nothing but scream at me to dance from the initial piano keys to the heavy beat, disco vibe and scratchy vocals.

Released in a limited 1 sided 12" only 600 copies worldwide and it sits proudly next to my LCD soundsystem 45:33 lp as a much loved favourite and one to see heavy play.
They have not released this on mp3 or digital its vinyl only until the album is released in September so it's a poorly sounding video to stop the rippers out there who would digitalise it in a heartbeat....

The Rapture "How Deep Is Your Love"

I will put it into a small mini mix tomorrow for you and you can hear the full benefit but for now this video isn't bad you get to watch the disco ball for 6 minutes

Cheers, Shaun.

DFA White Out Sessions - How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.

Percival styling...

New labels that have a slightly different slant and take on modern and classic designs is somewhat of a cliche these days. With every man and his dog pouncing upon the work wear and outdoor band wagon, it feels as though the various online and street boutiques catering for the style conscious gents among us is saturated with knock off designs and identikit copies of fisherman's jackets and 60/40 parkas.

It certainly gets a little tiresome, sweeping through racks of the same jacket or shirt, or bouncing around East London and seeing the same get up about 30 times between son of a stag and Liverpool Street. That's why I've become really interested and impressed by London based label, Percival.

One might draw similarities between the classic, laid back but ultimately smart ethos of the label and that of Albam, with it's big round white buttons on it's waxed macs and neat, crispy crease lines - but the S/S011 collection is very much a hive of stylish options for the British Summer time and beyond.

For what it's worth, here's a selection of my favourite bits from the collection.

Saul Wilks

Boogie Cartel promo mix for the Trojan night.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

A new mix to lump in your lugholes to promote the forthcoming Trojan soundsystem night 25th June at the Horatia in Islington.

As said previously the night is about joining the dots from Soul & Funk to Disco, Dub, House and Reggae so I have tried to make it eclectic but keeping it in one direction.... which is having a good time.

Hope you enjoy,

Shaun / Captain Turtle.

Boogie Cartel Promo mix for Trojan Soundsystem night 25th June 2011 by Captain Turtle

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Whats In The Box.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

One thing I am not is a hoarder.
I get thing's and I replace thing's, I throw them away I sell them and I give thing's away.
When I'm bored of something (which is pretty quick but I place the blame of that firmly onto Music & Clothing) I don't think twice (especially in my house) of getting rid and few thing's seem to tie me down emotionally enough to keep although obviously there are photo's that I treasure but I like to keep on top of it, because if you don't it just turns into clutter and that eventually does my O.C.D thinking head right in.
But throughout the year's of me being slightly obsessive on the clothing front and being so much into a certain sub culture and scene there is a collection of thing's that I just won't throw away (and I know I'm not the only one).

Don't ask me how I found this link but I found it quite amusing/informative (delete as appropriate) on how to de-clutter your home - a minimalist.

Anyways back to me.....
Labels and swing tags.
And I think it goes back to the original points of being a working class lad who did what he had to do to fund his filthy habits and so when I finally had what I wanted in my hands I just couldn't part with it... any part of it.
So I would secure a house check scarf and I would get it home and have a look at it (at this point in my young life I wasn't in the habit of taking photos of them although I wish I had) and really take in the colour and feel of it, I would try it on and then I would carefully remove the swing tag with scissors and pop it safely somewhere.... sad but true.
I would do this with everything I bought from jackets to shirts, denim to trainers and shoes, every time almost like a religious act, and the stupid part about it was I was ruining these threads left right and centre until eventually the only part left of it would be it's swing tags and labels that were stored neatly in a tin.
Not much has changed although I am not in the habit of going out and wrecking these garments anymore, different times different thinking and much better feelings elsewhere.

A new label came about a few years back now in the form of Clerk & Teller - a label very much part of a more underground casual look, it was a refreshing change to see the clothing they were bringing out in the form of technical jackets in gorgeous oatmeal tweed's and cagoules and fantastic knit polo's alongside well made oxford and check shirts and at the time I couldn't get enough so over a small period of time I had collected quite a few of these special boxes they sent their garments in (quite similar to Dupe in the fact I think they overdid the product and packaging and would eventually be their downfall much like Dupe).
Regretfully over the years I have used a good number of these boxes to send items in through the post so I only have 2 left, but they have become my swing tags and labels homes.
I'm not the only one but I love looking at the labels still today, even now when I buy something I look at the swing tags and the stitched label on the inside of a jacket, a silly little kick I have but something I love.
So I have collected these boxes of tags and I thought I would share a selection, no order because there isn't any order to them I just picked a handful out and laid them down, lot's of labels I could see that I wouldn't wear now but that's the beauty of evolving and moving on, it feels good but I know my root's and I remember what I used to love, so a few photos for the post.



Monday, 13 June 2011

A Sinister Update..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

A few recent pieces in on the rotation wardrobe, another colour in the Veja - a present from the other Welsh/English collaboration relationship in our circle of friends and then a Woolrich Woolen Mills plaid shirt just in from Ireland..... can't be bad.


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

The Boogie Cartel Presents A Roof Top Terrace Party...

Saturday the 6th of August 2011 starting at 3pm and ongoing until 3am.

12... Yes that's TWELVE hours of Alfresco and indoor fun courtesy of The Boogie Cartel...

To say I'm excited about this is the worlds biggest fattest understatement. As always, if you're a London head or fancy a proper good party then come hit us up as this is going to be just a little bit special !


Monday, 6 June 2011

Sounds of the weekend...

It was Mr Dangerfields birthday yesterday and as you can probably imagine, we partied from dusk until dawn... Surrounded by your closest mates and love of your life getting down to records such as this doesn't get much better...

I love you all !



Thursday, 2 June 2011

Holiday wears...

Summer holidays are where it's at... This year I'll be going to the gorgeous Dijon area of France with a very excitable girlfriend. We'll be staying at her mum's lovely converted barn house in the country surrounded by lots of rolling fields and canals.

It sounds ace after spending the previous week dancing around the fields of Glastonbury.

I thought that I'd pick up a few bits with a French touch so that the days spent strolling around the old city and through the country seem all that more rustic and generally soul pleasing.

I've got enough Breton stripes to kit out a whole sailing fleet but this particular effort from French label (and only original company still based in Brittany) Armorlux has got a perfect summer vibe going on with the royal blue / white design.

To accompany it I've also picked up a pair of Dockers navy drawstring shorts with a slightly narrow leg. Together with See suckers cap (see below) and perhaps topped off with recently purchased Shiprock parka, I'll look every bit the Frenchman on my eagerly anticipated Summer get away.

au revoir !