Say it isn’t so! We can’t, because it is. Tonight is our last night. We’ll be in The Flying Duck kitchen bar from 11PM. Tunes from Adventures In Disco and drinks from £1.50. Can’t really go wrong there can you?
After much deliberation we have decided to call it a day for our little club night. It’s been a fantastic year with so many good times and we would like to thank each and every person who came down to support CLOAK+DAGGER over the past year.
This being said, Thursday 10th March at The Flying Duck will be our first and now last birthday, so we hope to see you all there.
Not to worry - it’s not the end completely! C+D will be collaborating with other DJs and artists in Glasgow over the next few months and you lot will be the first to know what’s happening.
We hope to see you all this Thursday for the last C+D party. And again, many thanks for all your support!
This week I caught Australian synthpop band Cut Copy and NYC’s Holy Ghost! at The Arches. Have to say it sounded absolutely bloody amazing. The whole gig - everything about the bands’ performances was more than impressive, notably Cut Copy front man Dan Whitford giving a particularly passionate and energetic performance throughout. The highlight of the night for me was Cut Copy’s encore performance of Out There On The Ice from In Ghost Colours released back in 2008. In the spirit of post-gig buzz, it’s this week’s Tune of the Week.
Do I actually need to write a blurb for this one? Hype Williams has directed yet another awesome video for Mr. West. Yeah and Rihanna looks pretty damn hot. As usual. Enjoy this epileptic fit inducing gem. Gonna take you to that ghetto university.
I know I know I know! A day late! But I really have been a busy chappie this weekend! Doing PR for the lovely guys at Pinup Nights, partying with the girls fromLock Up Your Daughters, working at Singles Night and doing PR for our friends over at Subcity Radio (it’s their Sixteenth Birthday Party next month! Oh my gosh!).
Anyway anyway - without no further ado here is the tune. Everyone from The Prodigy to Dreadzone have sampled this wonderful reggae track by Max Romeo which you will no doubt have heard somewhere, somehow. It was recorded in 1976 with legendary reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry's band The Upsetters. Normally I don't listen to a lot of reggae but I stumbled across Chungo-Bungo's show on Subcity Radio which gave me a little notion for reggae/dancehall/dub and music of that ilk. Here is I Chase The Devil.
Love Ronnie x
Coming up to our first birthday we’ve decided to have a look back at all of the nights way back from the very beginning.
Initially CLOAK+DAGGER was intended to be a one off fundraiser for a music video that now resident DJ Ronnie was shooting as part of her college course. We had the kind services of DJ Ashly King who played an intense set of alternative, electro and fidget house music. After a short break it had become clear that Ronnie had caught the DJ bug and proceeded to continue promoting nights. The poster was designed by graphic designer Daisy Swain.
DJ Ashly King
CLOAK+DAGGER returned to The Flying Duck after a two month break after the initial night with DJ Ronnie and guest DJ Lucy Elliott aka Lock Up Your DJs [LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS]. Party queen Redmond McDonald posed as poster boy for our new poster. Robert McNeill joined the team as the night’s photographer.
Guest DJ Lucy Elliott/Lock Up Your DJs
In July, Samuel Campbell made his debut DJ performance with a banging techno/electro set alongside resident DJ Ronnie.
Some guests at the bar at our July night in The Flying Duck meanwhile Craig and Drew chow down on some free cake.
In August we welcomed new resident TDT (Dean Turner) and special guest DJ Catnip [DANSE MACABRE].
TDT makes his debut and Duncan tackles the rowdy bar crowd.
In September CLOAK+DAGGER threw a special freshers party with guest DJ Tom the Bomb. C+D mascot, Curtis the Dinosaur made his poster debut.
After taking a break in Novemeber CLOAK+DAGGER returned with a small christmas party in The Flying Duck’s kitchen bar however there happened to be a flood the night before so we proceeded to hold the night in the club room. Ali McGregor was our guest DJ.
After taking a well deserved break throughout January, CLOAK+DAGGER returned with its first night of 2011 with guest DJs Marcus Marr [DFA RECORDS/NEW FINGER], DJ Suezz [LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS] and live performances from Megamegaman [SPECTRUM/HEARBEATS] and MCs Bar & Snow.
What a year it has been!
It be true! CLOAK+DAGGER is 1 year old in March!
We can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we first tumbled into The Flying Duck to play some music and have a wee dance with all of our friends.
For our first birthday party we are welcoming Scottish disco master Adventures In Disco all the way from sunny Perth who will be joined by C+D residents DJ Ronnie and TDT.
More details to follow…
The extremely talented Megamegaman premièred his new track ‘Rapid Fire’ with us at CLOAK+DAGGER on Thursday at The Flying Duck. We were so blown away by his performance that this track has simply got to be our Tune of the Week.
Everyone at Team C+D would like to say a big thank you to everyone came down to party with us on Thursday and also to our fantastic and very talented guests Marcus Marr, DJ Suezz, Megamegaman and Bar & Snow. We all had a great time and can’t wait to see you all again!
We’ve decided to post up our favourite tracks of the moment each Saturday here on our blog from today!
So here’s the first instalment. Influential New York spoken word performer/general super soulful dude released his first album in 13 years ironically titled ‘I’m New Here’ on XL Recordings last year. Meanwhile, back in 2009 The xx released their debut album ‘xx’ which earned them universal critical acclaim and the Mercury Music Prize come September 2010. Even though they had previously worked with names like Diplo and Kwes, The xx produced and mixed the album themselves. Since then some great remixes from the band, notably Jamie Smith in particular started to pop up everywhere (“You’ve Got The Love” - Florence and the Machine, “Pull My Heart Away” - Jack Penate, “The Afterlife” - YACHT to name but a few). Jamie Smith has enjoyed many DJ gigs across the country in the previous year (as well as touring with The xx) and somehow found the time to remix Gil Scott-Heron’s reminiscent new release. The remix album ‘We’re New Here’ will be out next month. We’re really excited about this release! Check out www.werenewhere.com.
Here is Gil Scott Heron and Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me.