Here is the first of the mixes from our Valentine's all-nighter at the Islington Mill in Feb 2016. James Deane played the 11-12:30 slot in the main room and his set is available to download or stream HERE
More mixes to follow as we gain the necessary permissions.
Greetings from Trash Manor. Hope everyone is having a good start to 2016. We're planning our annual Valentines' Day bash at Islington Mill in Salford. As usual, it's an all-nighter and we have a stellar line-up of wonderful guests joining the Trash Manor residents on the 13th Feb.
Alongside Anne, Peaches, Lindsey, Red J, Fraser Funk and Martin & James Deane - we will be joined by Peter Mangalore, Sean P, Paddy Steer [live], Causa and Rob Bright. It's only £7 in and the proceeds will be donated to the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. This one looks set to be another great night. There is a Facebook group link HERE
Greetings all. You can catch some of the Trash Manor DJs alongside special guests on NYE at the Golden Lion in Todmorden. Expect the usual shenanigans - hope to see some of you down there is fancy dress. There's a Facebook group HERE. X
After a little hiatus, Country Club makes a welcome return to the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Featuring a live performance from Dohnut alongside Trash Manor DJs, this looks set to be a cracking night out. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the REFUGEE COMMUNITY KITCHEN, a group of wonderful people who are building a kitchen in Calais to help the refugees with hot meals as the winter sets in. They have a Facebook group HERE, so if you can offer time, equipment or any other help then check them out.
Greetings all - just a quick heads-up to let you know about a rather interesting Halloween event taking place at the Golden Lion in Todmorden. Trash Manor / Country Club DJs, Fraser and Bodie will be joined by Extra Unseen. Expect first-rate soundtracks and themed videos until late into the night.
Welcome to our (official) home on the internet. The Trash Manor website hails from a dilapidated manor house deep in the Lancashire countryside.
We've been organising parties and events since the late 1980s under various guises, including Trailer Trash.
We ran all-night parties at the Mill in Bradford for 7 years.
The Trailer Trash experience was described as an ‘indoor festival’, which is hardly surprising when you consider that we spent a good many of our summers bringing the Trailer Trash big-top to a variety of festivals including the Beatherder (2006 - 2014), Mawbray (2005/06), Palgowan (2005), the Rocket Festival in Spain (2006) and countless other one-off appearances and parties. Previous guest DJs and bands that have featured in our line-ups include, Greg Wilson, Idjut Boys, Shackleton, Luke Vibert, Pilooski, DJ Format, Steve Cobby, Dub Phyzix, John Morales, Rob Bright, James Holroyd, Trevino, Causa, John Berry, Sicknote, Mr B, Dogshow, Lula & the Bebops, Rubberlips, Mik Artistik, Underground Roots, Dub Smugglers, Chapter Four and countless others.
We recently celebrated our 12th year together at the Islington Mill in Salford at the second of our all-night gatherings there. Moving on with the help of the Toil Crew, we developed the Trash Manor stage at the Beat Herder - which made its début in 2015.
We also changed our name from Trailer Trash to Trash Manor to reflect this new direction. But don't worry - it will be business as usual as far as the quality music, decor and vibes are concerned... X
Well, it's been a few weeks now since our epic shenanigans at the Beat Herder festival's 10th Birthday bash. For those that were there, we're sure you'll agree it was easily the best one yet.
We'd just like to offer our most sincere thanks to the Toil crew for putting us up in the swanky new Trash Manor and all the DJs, bands, performers and crowd of lovely people who helped to make it such a truly special weekend. Big-ups to the lifters, shifters, build crew, lighting & sound people, bar-staff, decor team, security and anyone else who contributed. A team effort and all the better for it.
The photos have been uploaded onto the site (bottom left) - thanks to all those who gave us permission to use their work - Ste, Brodie, Tom, Helen, Jodie, Paul T, Cat & Annie and the superb Duke Studio crew (Tom and James). You can check their excellent gallery HERE
We'll see you all out and about, just remember to leave a space in your diary for Valentines 2016 - we might have a little something to tempt you out into the city... Love TT Crew x
A quick heads up to let you all know that Annie has put together a typically eclectic mix for the excellent Basic Soul Show curated by Simon Harrison. Fast approaching its 800th instalment, the weekly Basic Soul Show has been essential listening here at Trailer Trash HQ for many years. Archived downloads, features and track-listings a-plenty are available on the website, which you can check out HERE.
Greetings from the Trailer Park. We're getting ready for the 10th annual Beat Herder festival here at TT HQ. We have some wonderful surprises lined-up for you lovely people. The line-up will be announced here shortly - just as soon as we've dotted the Is and crossed the Ts. In the meantime, may we direct you to our Facebook group HERE
Hi all - well, what a great party. Thanks to all that got involved. Big-ups from the TT family. Here is a short video of the antics from the main room. Double click on the video window to make it full-size. If anyone has any photos that they'd like to contribute to the site - then please drop us a comment below. Love TT crew XxX
We're back at the Islington Mill in Salford for a valentines day all-nighter to celebrate our 12th year. Our very special guest this time is DJ Format alongside the residents and Trailer Trash favorite Sean P. The back-room will host Dub Vampire and Raikes Parade live. £7 in and we're planning our best party yet in this amazing venue. We can't wait! Love TT Crew xx
Those of you who were there will know that we had some significant sound level problems on both Friday and Saturday night.
Just to be clear, we had installed an excellent soundsystem (18,000+ watts RMS) and were therefore confident that we would be able to put on a good show for the TT faithful. However we hadn't been told that the noise police would be turning up and placing a sound limiter on our rig.
The effect of this was that the big-top had a strict 90db limit in effect from midnight until four on the Friday and Saturday nights.
Bizarrely, the large crowd that had assembled actually reduced the available volume of the music because the noise level meter was so sensitive that it picked up the sound of cheering, chanting, whistling and clapping coming from the crowd and dipped the volume. You couldn't make it up!
Dub Phyzix, John Morales and Dj Format were consummate professionals in what was a very difficult situation.
Regardless of the sound problems we still had a brilliant time. The TT faithful pulled us through and there were jubilant scenes throughout the weekend. The festival is an annual opportunity to reconstitute the diaspora of likeminded souls that comprise our crew & friends both old and new.
Photo courtesy of Tom Joy & Duke Studios
So...deep breath...and onto the music.
In the first batch of mixes, three downloads recorded live at the festival are available for your listening pleasure. First up, peerless TT resident Peach regales with a selection of his dad's records - joking! He has his own music and it's almost impossible to describe in its majesty. Download or stream it HERE - go on, you'll enjoy it.
Hot on his heels, Red Jay warmed up for Dub Phyzix with a superb mix of techno, D & B and deep bass-driven tastiness. As one of our more versatile residents, he's making a habit of leaving the crowd perfectly primed for the guest DJ. You can download or stream his live mix HERE.
Next up - TT resident James Deane dug out some actual records old and new and put together a funky little offering of disco, funk and boogie tunes for his early Saturday evening time-slot. You can download or stream his mix HERE
Ticker Le Punk has become a bit of a regular at the Beat Herder over the past few years and it's easy to hear why. His knack for unearthing obscure and blindingly good records continues with his 2014 live mix, which he describes as Tramp-rock Vs Kaput Rock and is available to stream or download HERE.
Representing Chapter Four out of Hebden Bridge, Dillinger P graced the TT turntables with a fine selection of Roots Reggae which was perfect for the Sunday afternoon. A top geezer with some top tunes - what more can you ask for? His mix is available to stream or download HERE.
Karl Roscoe dug deep into his archive to pay homage to one of the truly great Detroit-based record labels - Underground Resistance. Showcasing the breadth of styles put out under this imprint - Karl's skillfully crafted set took in a few classics alongside some of their more obscure output. It can be downloaded or streamed HERE
Andy Pyett has graced the TT turntables regularly over the past few years. His peerless tune selection and solid mixing have won him a loyal following among the TT faithful. His acid house orientated selection can be streamed from his Sound Cloud page HERE.
Trailer Trash resident Lindsey has been with us since day-one. Her excellent taste in music and sheer eclecticism make her performances both memorable and unmissable. A unique blend of disco, electro, punk and anything else that takes her fancy, Lindsey's set can be downloaded or streamed HERE.
Thanks to Tom Joy & Duke Studios for kindly donating photos (above)- check out more of their truly awesome pictures from the Beat Herder HERE
Memories eh? Here is a video and picture montage from the festival - DOUBLE CLICK on the video to make it full size. Thanks to Steve Cobby for allowing us to use his music during the picture slide-show section.
That's it for now - but there will be more to follow. Pictures from the festival can be found on the bottom left of the main page.