Beyond the fairground, under the big wheel, past the merry-go-round and after dodging the dodgems, you’ll find the Trailer Trash Big Top where musical treasure awaits.
Hosted since 2006 by Beat Herdershire’s renegades of randomness, Trailer Trash is a broad-church where punk and house converse amiably with reggae, hip-hop rubs-along with techno whilst funk and rockabilly sip cocktails together in the corner of a unique lounge-space where anything great goes…
Well - what a party that was. A massive thank you to everyone, friends old and new, who came to celebrate with us. Not forgetting the staff at the Islington Mills, TT crew acts and everyone else who mucked-in to help make it such a special night. We were utterly blown away by the response. The photos have been added (on the left near the bottom) and there are a couple of mixes that were recorded on the night available for download below.
Martin Deane played the 10-12 slot in the main room. As always, it's a straight-up house selection from the best warm-up man in the business. Martin's mix is available HERE
Following Martin, James played the 12-1 slot in preperation for our headliner Sean P. His mix features some nice house and techno before rounding off with some disco-not-disco inspired dancefloor bombs. It's available HERE
There may be more mixes to follow - once we have gained the necessary permissions. We hope that those of you who arrived early enough to be given a 10th Birthday CD are enjoying the music.
We are 10! To celebreate, we're throwing a birthday party at the Islington Mills in Salford on the 30th November 2013.The line-up is still to be confirmed. If you would like updates as we get them then you can join the facebook event group HERE
We'll also be adding updates to this site as we get them.
Hope some of you can make it down. It's a fantastic venue for an all-nighter. Love TT crew x
A big TT hug to all those who made the Beat Herder so special this year. As always there are too many to mention individually. Suffice to say that you know who you are and that your hard work is hugely appreciated. All those that came and partied with us should also be thanked - it would be a pointless exercise without your support - so give yourselves a pat on the back from us X
The photos have been added to the gallery (below - left) and here are the first batch of music downloads.
Kicking things off we have a marathon set from TT resident Red J who warmed up beautifully for the peerless Shackleton. Red put on a masterclass in building the vibe over two and a half hours before handing over a perfectly primed dancefloor. It can be downloaded or streamed from HERE. Watch your bass-bins!
Next up - Trailer Trash resident James Deane followed the Idjut boys on Friday night. His set was a melting-pot of styles (or a smorgasboard if you prefer), taking in house, techno and a sprinkling of disco towards the end. Expertly crafted, his set can be downloaded or streamed HERE
More download goodness - Andy P's set from the Friday night is available HERE. As usual it's a fine selection of disco inspired tech-house expertly put together for the Trailer Trash big-top. Enjoy.
Finally for now - the much requested and anticipated Saturday night / Sunday morning set from Ross Allen which was one of the most varied (and excellent) musical selections we've had the pleasure of hosting. The term 'eclectic' is often misused, but it is genuinely appropriate here. Almost three hours long, it can be downloaded or streamed HERE
More mixes to follow soon - In the meantime, here is a round-up of TT and related videos. Love TT Crew X
We're getting very excited here at TT HQ, our annual Beat Herder outing is nearly upon us. So much work to do beforehand, but we have sorted out our line-up and we're rather proud of ourselves. Check it out HERE X
More free goodies are here in the form of a live recording from the Trailer Trash big-top at last year's Beat Herder festival. This one features Fraser Funk's top-drawer selection of funk, library and other gems that he is so well known for unearthing. You can download or stream it from HEREx