Tagged With ‘Ben Terry’

Mambo Ibiza Mix

Here’s some sunshine Sunday sounds for you to enjoy this weekend…

An extended meander through an afternoon at Cafe Mambo, drinking San Miguel and shooting the breeze. Recorded live in Ibiza for Kenneth Bager’s Music for Dreams event last month.

Ben & Matt DJ Set – Music For Dreams @ Café Mambo Ibiza – 25 August 2013 by Kenneth Bager on Mixcloud

The Pool – Ibiza Part III

We’re back on the white isle this weekend for We Love.. Sundays at Space.

Joining me in El Salon will be Rob Needham, and Portugal’s finest TIAGO, looking like a steamy August so come say hi if you’re on the island… Check out an exclusive mini mix from Tiago on the We Love Blog

The Pool Boat – Garden Festival 2012

Just in case the sunshine has faded we’ve got a ace selection of mostly unseen photo’s courtesy of the very talented Heather Shuker to take you back to Tisno 2012…

Plenty of familiar faces in here!

We Love.. Sundays at Space

Just back from our first outing of the season at We Love..  great to be on the island once again, and a fantastic party with Dicky Trisco doing his thing with us in El Salon & Earl Gateshead bringing the dancehall over on the Sunset Terrace.

Thanks to Mark, Andy, Darren, Sarah, Leena, Andy Wilson, Steve & all the usual suspects!  Looking forward to doing it all again on Sunday July 29th with the esteemed Dr Bob Jones joining us in El Salon.

You can listen to a great live set from Dixon on the Terraza in the latest We Love.. Podcast, and also hear me chatting to Andy Wilson about a few records i’ve been feeling recently:


Also check Andy from We Love talking about El Salon this year, in an interesting little chat with Essential Ibiza:


Ibiza – This weekend…

We’re back!  Kicking off the first date of our El Salon residency at We Love.. Sundays at Space this year, Residents Matty J & Ben Terry are joined by special guest Dicky Trisco from the excellent Disco Deviance imprint.  We also have Trojan Earl Gateshead holding it down for Mr Doris’s excellent ‘After Dark Sessions’ on the Sunset Terrace.  If you’re on the island and would like to come down please drop us a message!

We caught up with Dicky Trisco himself ahead of the show…

The Pool – So, Ibiza then?  seems like you’ve been on the island for a few years now doing bits & pieces, what keeps you coming back?

DT: Naked people and sunshine mostly . But I also like beaches, swimming in beautiful coves, watching some of the best sunsets in the world and being with great people in a place that has a very special vibe about it. I love it.

The Pool – what’s been your experience with Space as a venue, from a punter’s point of view and have you played there before?

DT: Yes I played there last year for Futuredisco. Was a wicked experience. I love the energy at Space and when you are standing up top you can even hear the planes landing and taking off from the airport. Brilliant. Feels like everyone is coming to the party! And in terms of music I think Space and We Love in particular have been leading the way for a while now on the Island.

The Pool: Disco Deviance as a label seems to be pretty prolific, how did that kick off and how have things changed since you started back in 2007?

DT: I have always loved Disco music and Disco Deviance as an imprint is just an expression of that passion for the music really. It kicked off with all the new interest in Disco back around 2005/6 when Nu Disco was in vogue. At the time we were doing Boogie Corporation on 2020 Vision and our mission was to focus on the sounds we had always loved funk, disco, electrofunk etc and DD just kind of emerged naturally out of that really. I also came into contact with Greg Wilson for the first time around then and his DJ style,  immaculate programming and enthusiasm was a big influence on me.

The Pool: What release plans do you have over the summer, a traditionally quietish time for many labels?

DT: Ha…we are never quiet! I have just started up a new 100% original disco imprint called File Under Disco and we are super busy with that one at the moment. Lots of really fantastic music coming up. And it is just so exciting to be working with musicians and top producers making the disco sounds I have always loved. Really it is where I have always wanted to be. I feel very lucky. We also have releases out on Maxi Discs, the House imprint I run with my good mate Pete Herbert, and a few very special summer releases on the Tribute imprint by NY’s Dr Dunks and man-of-the-moment Late Nite Tuff Guy from Oz. Tribute is an 100% Balearic imprint for those special dance floor moments. And the Tuff Guy is someone who’s work I am really excited by just now.

The Pool: You’re approaching 30 releases now, do you have a personal favourite from your catalogue & how do you keep up the consistency amongst the hundreds of edits/tracks you must hear every month?

DT: My favourite is probably still the ‘Don’t Let Go’ edit by Pete Herbert…I had to fight to get that one and I have played it all over the world. It always works. Such an amazing song anyway, but he did a top job on it. But ‘Shack Up’ by The Revenge is pretty close as well and Graeme is one of the nicest people on the planet too. It is on the DJ mix I have done for We Love…just can’t get enough of that one.

The Pool: Describe for us what to expect from your DJ’ing style, is it very similar to your labels output?

DT: I like a party. And I think that is why Disco music just won’t go away..it is still one of the best soundtracks ever to really letting loose and going crazy on the dance floor. I feel honoured as a DJ to be able to supply the music for people when they move into that place and they just want to leave everything behind and be there for a while. It is an amazing thing to be part of. So really when I play I only play music that I love and I want to take the dancers to that special place. The rest I make up as I go along..

The Pool: You seem to travel a bit and have a few residencies on the go…how is that all going?

DT: This year has really been great on that front. I have been to Oz for the second time and out to Japan for the first time. Tokyo in particular blew me away. The people are ace. And I have also been holding down a monthly residency in what I regard to be one of the best clubs in the Universe, Minimuzkhol in Istanbul. It is such a special experience every time I play there and some amazing DJs have come with me this year – Pete Herbert, Chris Duckenfield and Rahaan – and we have had a great time. The crowd are just crazy. It is a small place but it totally goes off! And they love disco. I have a lot of good friends there now. Also been holding down residencies in London and at Autodisco in Scotland. It’s all good!

The Pool: Do you have a rubber dinghy in your rider as per some we’ve been seeing recently, and if not what’s your poison!?

DT: Havana and Sprite please with a slice of lime and keep them coming..

The Pool: Finally, are you an offshore tax haven don, or under the bed in a shoebox man?

DT: I spend what I get and enjoy every minute of it.


We Love… Dicky Trisco 2012 by welove

The Pool in Croatia 2012

We’re very happy to be back on the Adriatic this summer with our friends at the fantastic Garden Festival, which this year is moving to a stunning all new location, just up the coast at Tisno.

The Pool Boat party will be setting sail on Saturday 7th July with crew of:




with fellow Pool crew PBR STREETGANG doing the business on the We Love.. Boat Party on Friday 6th July.

All The Pool artists will also be playing sets on dry land during the week long festival.

Tickets for the boat party will go on sale at the start of March, and are likely to sell out very quickly, so don’t hang about!

For all the information check The Garden Festival website

The Garden Festival 2012 “A New beginning” from Chris Leete on Vimeo.

Straight back on the horse

Hope you all had a nice break over Christmas & New Year.  We’re slowly easing back into things this weekend at DIRTYTALK in Bristol, with Matty J, Ben Terry & the very excellent Hunee…

The party is going monthly this year and some great guests are lined up, starting with a nice chance to blow those cobwebs away.


2011 draws to a close…

We’re almost done for 2011, So a last big thanks to everyone who’s passed by these pages this year,  have a peaceful Christmas & New Year whatever you’re doing, and looking forward to big things in 2012

Finally before we go, everyone’s going mad for lists right now, so here are a few more from some of the roster to tide you over.


Singles –

1)Steve Moore – Zero Point Field (L.I.E.S)

2)Charlie Clemons And The Mighty Power Band – The Devil Has Made This Land His Playground (Tom Noble Remix) (Superior Elevation)

3)Tin Man – Accumulated Acid (Acid Test)

Album –
Idjut Boys – Cellar Door (Smalltown Supersound)

One to watch-
The continuing rise of Beautiful Swimmers!


Singles –

1)Virgo 4 – it’s a crime (caribou remix)

2)DJ sotoffett – anything by

3)Raphael saadiq – awakening

Album –

Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx – were new in here

One to watch



Singles –

1) Battlefield by Robert Lee on Tuff Scout Records

2) Rumble Jumble Life by King Kong on Massive B Records

3) No Lye Low bt Burro Banton on Massive B Records

Album –

Dubwize Shower….. David Rodigan Comp on BBE Records

One to Watch –

Million Stylez



1)Cosmic Kids – Reginalds Groove (Classix Remix) – Throne of Blood

2)Virgo Four – Its a Crime (Caribou Remix) – Rush Hour

3)Todd Terje – Ragysh – Running Back

Album –

Crazy P – When We On – 2020Vision

One to Watch –

Maxxi Soundsystem


Singles –

1)LEVON VINCENT ‘Man Or Mistress’ (Novel Sound)

2) KINDNESS ‘Cyan’ (Terrible Records)

3) TEENGIRL FANTASY ‘Cheaters’ John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix  (Hivern Discs, Spain)

Album –
THE OSCILLATION ‘Veils’  (All Time Low)

One to watch:
DJ Nature


Singles –

1)Todd Terje – Inspector Norse (Olsen)

2) Todd Terje – Ragysh (Running Back)

3) MCDE – L.O.V.E (!K7)

Album –
Locussolus – Locussolus

One to watch:


Singles –







Singles –

1)Max dunbar – max trax for world peace

2)Tin Man – Nonneo

3)Omar S – high school graffiti

Album  –

Phil Mison – Originals

One to Watch

Beautiful Swimmers

ReviveHER Christmas Party

Little heads up for next Friday, when myself & Matty J will be spinning at the ReviveHER Christmas party: alongside the fabulous Miss Kathy Diamond at the equally fabulous Dalston Superstore.

Eddie C, Bi-Bop & Namedrop also coming on strong & its probably our last outing in London this year, so come say hi…

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for some advance flavour check out some winter voodoo to get you in the mood…

Ben Terry – Winter Voodoo Mix by benterry


A quick mention for this little party happening down in Bristol at TB2 this weekend.

Nice Berlin line-up in Room 1 from the Tanstaafl crew, while Soft Rocks & Matty & Ben take care of business in room 2.

Come down & see us if you’re in the area…