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Roiler Boom is one of the Newcastle nightlife’s understated evenings of unadulterated fun, all taking place at Bar Loco on the third Wednesday of every month. If you’ve never been yet, then there may be no better time to start than Wednesday 21st June. The night, ran by Jamie Cook (who we conducted a wonderful interview with, which you can read here) and Jon Cornbill, is built around an open deck policy, with people coming together to share records and a rip-roaring good time.

To get you well in the mood, Jon Cornbill shared five of his current favourite tracks. Over to you Jon…

Steve Monite – Only You
I was introduced to Fela Kuti through a Roiler Boom regular, and ever since have had a massive interest in anything Nigerian. Only You was was re-issued this year, it’s cropping up a lot and it’s a firm favourite. This is proper bit of Post-Kuti (er, a thing? Discuss…) disco-boogie from ’80s Nigeria. Love the vocals washing through the background of that bass!

Rupert Holmes – Partners In Crime
From the guy that brought you The Piña Colada Song! Partners In Crime has a great mix storytelling and a nails studio band; perfect pop. Good to enjoy with a piña colada probably, but I bet Rupert Holmes hates it when people do that.

Waffles – Ça Va
Waffles is an anonymous producer, which just adds to the allure that I’m a sucker for. Coupling the building chug and groove, with obscure sampling and French lyrics is a bacon and syrup covered mushy-waffle-goo combination. Reliably cool and sexy, Waffles deliver every time and have been a favourite for a little while. But Ça Va has been on loop recently for me, so it makes an appearance here.

Autarkic – Gibberish Love Song
My ‘Bunch Of Fives’ takes a little bit of a dark turn, but for a song that is firmly in my current bunch. Disco Halal is a go-to for me, most from the Moscoman led label spikes my interest. The album is an excellent journey in your headphones, but the live sets are something really special. A full array of synths, samplers and drum machines, with live vocals drifting in and out, I saw him play in Barcelona recently (with the sun setting, I know, right) and it was a live music highlight.

Octave One – Night Illusions
I’ve blathered on, so I’ll just say thanks to TechnoMags and leave it and that.

The next Roiler Boom is at Bar Loco, Newcastle on Wednesday 21st June.

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