Thursday, 29 September 2011

New Tricks..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

A couple of new bit's in at the tower, I've picked up everything I pin pointed the last couple of month's and that's my lot (I think).
First up plain classic styling in the form of Oliver Spencer, very hard to photograph as it didn't seem to like it so to get the shape and silhouette I put it up against the window and light to highlight the shirt's funk.
Nice simple cut perfect for a smarter day/night out, I really fancied YMC's camo bd shirt but I just wasn't sure if it would get enough wear to warrant buying it and seeing as I think these day's before I buy anything this will definitely get more wear compared.
I don't feel the bottom photo has captured the colour properly but it show's what it's all about.

Next up is a beaut' I have been waiting for, last year a jacket that caught my attention more than anything was Monitaly's riders jacket with the colour flashes going over (or crayola jacket) as said on the style forum.
Different and striking but it didn't quite have the full look I was after and the actual style of it didn't fit in with my wardrobe, as much as I loved it an upmarket bike jacket didn't pull me in so when I saw this knocking around there was no question that it would be winging it's way to me.
Shawl collar that buttons up even further into a high neck should you so wish.
Belted and although striking it's not so stand out as the white or navy version's that are also around, the navy block version also photo'd below is nice but the whole crayola flash stripes pulled me in like a mouse with cheese, The first couple of photo's are the riders jacket I passed on last winter and below that is the shawl collar effort I picked up.


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Boogie Cartel September Edition..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

As we head back down to where it all started Saturday's event at the Horse & Groom was pretty special and when you come away from it all Sunday afternoon and you feel refreshed revived and satisfied then you know it's been a good night, The Boogie Cartel is my vice, not my only pleasure obviously but something that goes deep into my heart and something I cherish.
Were proud of it & were proud of the crowd who come and see us, like minded individuals who want a party and want to get down, pretty much the same as us.
I don't know where were going but I do know that it's a pleasure to be on board of this particular soul train promoting good times good music and good vibes.
Tommy started us off and ripped through the place with some absolute monster records that have probably never saw that time of a night before for various reasons like the fact they are played at peak time and the fact that he know's his onion's and played records that are as rare as rocking horse dump, which is my personal point in that we put this night on and look forward to each other's set's as much as playing our own, how many night's do you go to where you know your just going to be in your element all night ?
Were a group of mates into similar music and these night's are where we play the music we love and that's all it is so when we see the place full and watch it going off it's simply a pleasure to be there.
Gary next up, the man who can dance the finest crab walk you have ever saw Gal' has this habit where he can pull records out of his box that you have never heard, numerous time's he's playing and we look at each other and voice "where the f**ks he get this from ?"
It was good to meet so many new faces this time round and see the vibe being created and also the new faces I didn't get to meet, I know a few there commented to Saul about reading Sinister and popping along so next time if your around come over and share a beer lads and get involved, we want those kind's of people at our night's and to keep it all what it's about for us... passion and good times with like minded people, something to build up into a night that no matter what background you are from you can turn up and help make the night what it promises to be.
After our day and night event at Big Chill House in Kings Cross last month we went back to an after party and I got chatting to some lads who were into completely different music, I didn't keep in touch because your so wrapped up in having a good time I suppose you just lose yourself but they were saying how this wouldn't usually be their thing but because of the varied music and good time people were having they really enjoyed it, I passed a few songs on to the one lad and he commented saying on how he played bass guitar and when he picked it up he could vision these song's as he played and how it had opened his mind to new music.
That one comment from him alone was worth me being there.
Back to Saturday's shindig though before I get lost and Saul's set he put together was simply electrifying, like I said when you look around and see it going off and people enjoying it as much as you the buzz is awesome.
Fingering his way like a Persian cat through an alley full of stray's he lit the room up, so much so that I instantly forgave him for dropping Jamie Principle's "your love" that I had lined up for the last 30 minutes, dropping 80's tinged synth and disco bombs around like anybody's business.... this is a hint for him to get his mix up.

I've gone on a bit now sorry, I'll leave you with a few photos and my mix from the night, I made an edit of Madonna's "lucky star" and what a pleasure it was watching everyone on the tables and getting down to it, not the last time you'll hear it that's for sure.
The last record is Ten City "that's the way love is" and it's in there because as I said I was held at gunpoint for Jamie Principle and seeing as this was such a special moment on the night I've added it so for those that were there they can look back and think "yeah"....That's the way love is.

For those reading this who are not directly involved etc go through my soundcloud homepage and click on my Facebook link to my DJ page Captain Turtle and add me on there, stay in touch and we can keep you in the loop of what we have in store for the future but November 5th is the next date for your dancing diary.

Download link for those that want it for their ipod's is the small arrow pointing down on the far right hand side of the wave mix.

Much love and thank's to all those who turned out


The Boogie Cartel September 24th 2011 @ The Horse & Groom by Captain Turtle

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Put me in a time machine and take me back to 83... By Saul Wilks.

It's a seldom fact that music videos these days are generally a load of bollocks attached to soulless music you wouldn't give a toss for on a day to day basis.

If we rewind the clock to 1987 though we're in a totally different era when music was actually ace and the videos raw and true.

This 1987 video from the Whispers classic - Keep on loving me, is a perfect example, I love it. Check out the moves on this lot and tell me they're not cool as fuck? Quality record, quality style and always worth a watch to put a smile on your face.


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Brighton Rock...By Saul Wilks

The coastal haven of Brighton is probably one of my favourite places in the UK. I could spend hours rummaging around the countless brick-a-brac and collectors shops, not to mention get lost in the historic lanes.

The weekend just passed, I took my girl down there for some Saturday afternoon seaside frolics... Much fun was had exploring the inestimable back streets, vintage shops and of course the record shops (much to the chagrin of a very tolerant girlfriend - although I did fear for my bollocks when I asked for a little more time to comb through one of the finest selections of of boogie I've ever come across, in an unadvertised gold mine above one of many vintage clothing shops)

With record purchases in hand and genitals still attached, we got full up on traditional seaside fayer and bowled around while I made the most of the very limited battery life I had left in my camera. I wish I'd been prepared a little better as there are some seriously ace photo opportunities and head turning sites for those with a thoughtful mind to feast upon when kicking it around Brighton town... and not a parka insight, for what it's worth - here's a couple of snaps I took.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Utile.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

There's a fair old argument going on lately regarding the state of play with a certain look or being part of a style and how it's basically getting hammered.
There are numerous label's that can be tied into the heritage & work wear theme's but it seem's so easy now to tie it all together as opposed to appreciating just great classic clothing built and designed around style, it doesn't always have to be about being in "that" scene or adopting "that" look, some out there actually buy their clothing centered around what they love and what they appreciate which for me is style and comfort but also something that I love looking at and love wearing.
I know it's easy to pigeon hole when there is hype surrounding certain labels and look's and the whole debate that everybody has started to look the same or people are just mimicking other's look's and sheep mentality but why can't we just be in a better place with minimal branding where people into clothing just naturally want to look a bit smarter than they did 5-10 years ago ?

Which bring's me to an understated label that although is similar in style to other labels I'm into, you can't help but take a second look as it's really well done and goes back to what I was saying that great clothing is simply great clothing and to appreciate it for what it is.
Short run's (as every young label) and hand made in England, the summer collection has a few pieces left but not much, this blog post is more about bringing the label back to the front of your thinking as they release a few more pieces and give them a bit of backing as a home grown label, looking forward to future releases.
Focusing on materials and fit, construction and design Utile pride themselves on the fact they are not on the fashion merry go round and it's more about style and how their clothing fit's your lifestyle.
Minimal branding and built to collect in your wardrobe as opposed to fast fashion and seasonal wear that loses it's flavour..... this is a different lick.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Nigel Cabourn Marine BD Shirt..... by Shaun Dangerfield.

I've wanted this shirt for a long time but just wasn't willing to splash out the cash for it at it's R.R.P which is way beyond it's worth.... no matter how nice it is.
So I was pretty happy to pick it up for a really good price and it doesn't disappoint in any term's of quality, fit and design, I'm yet to have a bad piece from Mr Cabourn and that's why I keep buying it as it tick's all of my boxes and nestles firmly into my satisfaction nest deep inside me.
Clothing you just love to wear, which is all it's about.
I love it so much I might just wear the shirt on it's own this weekend.... and a pair of Happy Socks. No more No less.

Party - Pre 3rd Summer Of Love 2012.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

I have been speaking to numerous people now about the 3rd summer of love that will be breaking out in 2012.
Here at Boogie Cartel head quarters we aim to have as big a piece of the love pie as possible and we aim to do our best to be at the centre of this third summer of love..... maybe even start it. Who knows.
All tongue in cheek of course.

But we do have a very good year of parties to be planned so why not get on board this year starting with this Saturday at the Horse & Groom in Shoreditch as we host the top half of the capital's disco pub.
25 minute mini mix here for you just to lighten the mood and hopefully make you feel good.

Will have the mixes from the night up next week that will be a touch filthier and a lot more dirty.
The Boogie Cartel - The Ride Of Your Life.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Going state side... By Saul Wilks

Avid and regular readers may remember a little post I dropped about American work wear supplier 'Pointer Brand' a little while back. If not, well firstly where have you been? and secondly, they produce some really well made, good looking work wear that is not to pricey to import to domestic shores.

The particular jacket I featured was the hickory stripe formans jacket and at the time it had all but sold out. Fast forward until a week or two back and I manage to find one on ebay for a score. Result.

This is quite a lightweight number, probably best kept tucked away until next summer (if we ever get one) but I just like the detailing and how neat and tidy it looks on. Work wear has admittedly been done to death for a few seasons now, but this is little different so where as the fashinoistas may have moved on to something else, I reckon I'll keep this for a sunny day and bust it out for some cheeky chappy antics POW !

A Tuesday Trio of sounds...By Saul Wilks

Time for a little dig into my box of tricks for some big fun and mid week dancing... Some massive weekends coming up for me at the moment starting with Sir John Moralles at the Horse and Groom this weekend followed by our very own 'Boogie Cartel Presents' night next weekend at the same venue...

To say I'm a little excited to see one of the true New York pioneers in the intimate venue that is the Horse and Groom is an understatement of a rather big magnitude

To celebrate these glorious facts, here's a few tasters of the sorts of sounds I'm looking forward to hearing, dropping and more importantly, getting down to over the following week. A mixed threesome which all hold a different vibe but all devastatingly ace.

Enjoy the grooves and spread some love...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Weekend scenes... By Saul Wilks

I've just returned from a splendid weekend around London, lots of nice food, nice beer and ace company...
I had my camera with me as ever and captured a couple of images that made me look twice while on my rounds...

Without too much waffling - because it's late and I can't really be tossed to type loads of jazz - here's a selection of my favourites...

Enjoy !

Friday, 9 September 2011

Friday Editing.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

I know your first question, and I'm going to put you into 2 category's depending on your first thought.
The question will be what does this photo have to do with edit's ? and the answer is nothing... it doesn't have anything to do with edit's but it's Friday and I'm not gonna lie to you I thought you'd like it ? if you didn't I apologize...... maybe.

Seeing as it's got quite top heavy on here with clothing I thought I'd make like a polar bear and break the ice with some mood music and put up a few of my cherished edit's. I can sit there on my own happily listening away and life isn't so bad.... it's nice to switch off and enter "my world".


The Glow Of Love (Neil Thompson Regrooved Remix) - Change by neiltomo

It must be magic (rayko magic feeling edit) by Rayko

The Style Council - Promised Land (Drop Out Orchestra Unofficial Live Remix) by Drop Out Orchestra

Jamie Principle - Waiting On My Angel (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

Leon ware - Inside is love (Disco Tech edit) by Disco Tech

Zapp & Roger - Computer Love (Slow It Down edit) - 320kbps warped to 95 BPM by Slow It Down

Nigel Cabourn British Army Check.... by Shaun Dangerfield.

Another piece I picked up out of the A/W 2011/12 Cabourn range but forgot to blog is this British Army check wool full zip shirt/jacket.
The colour's on it are amazing (as all of Mr Cabourn's shirt's are) and this has been pushed firmly to the number 1 shirt position of the wardrobe which is no easy fight I can tell you.
On a full zip tip it can be worn as a shirt in it's own right or an overshirt or light jacket.... equipped with a poppered storm chin flap for the days worn as a light jacket.
2 chest pockets and such a variety of colour within it I think it should come with a free pot of gold.
Almost completely set up for Autumn and Winter I'm just waiting for a cool night... much like tonight to give it an airing. Be rude not to.