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
Apologies for the delay in getting the mixes up, our main internet geezer has been very busy since the Beat Herder - so has only just got around to sorting everything out. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make it such a brilliant weekend, DJS, Bands, Bar Staff, Sound & Lighting Crew, Scaffolding guys, Drivers, Diggers and Ropemonkeys - you are festival warriors of the first order and we love you all X
For some of our crew it's more than a fortnight on site, so we'd like to express our appreciation for the hard work that is put into the festival and our thanks also goes out to the crews who make all the music stages so special. Finally we'd like to thank the intrepid punters who braved the mud and partied in style. Who says British summertime is crap eh?
Here is the first of the live mixes from the Beat Herder 2012. Recorded in the Trailer Trash lounge on the Friday night / Saturday morning, we have James Deane's DJ set available for streaming or downloading. It features a wide array of styles and showcases his ability to produce a diverse and coherent set. Hope you enjoy it. The link is HERE.
Here is the second of our Beat Herder 2012 mixes. This one features Martin Deane's blistering mix, showcasing a variety of house-based musical styles. Seamlessly formulated for your listening pleasure on a pair of CDjs, We think you'll agree that Martin is a dab hand at jockying and herding together the finest house flavours this side of Beat-Herdershire. The link is HERE.
Pilooski was our Saturday night headliner this year, and he really delivered with a brilliant selection of house, techno and mid-tempo funk. You can download or stream his excellent set HERE
Roll up,roll up, fellow Layabouts and Degenerates, 'tis nearly that time of year when the Big Top rises on top of the Beatherder hill.
So don your funkiest apparel and join us for the splendid spectacular that is Trailer Trash.
Step right up and Gyrate with Giles' Pole-Dancing Robots whilst being amazed at the aural delights of the legendary Pilooski, the sensational (and decidedly sinful) Sicknote, the drama of Dogshow, our Godfather of Disco and Boogie-ing Down Mr Sean P and all the way from Italy, The 59ers (Merivoloso!)and prepare your ears to be massaged like never before my lubbers of life with a collaboration of, not one, but two superlative sound systems, an Underground Roots versus Dub Smugglers Sound Clash Extravaganza.
Dispel your disinhibitions at the tent flap doors and luxuriate with the Trash you anarchic angels, see the splendid The Strange, the rare and rambunctious The Rats and for those of you with a nervous disposition, mind your backs with the terrific Mr Teds.
So take heed my Lovely Guttersnipes, take flight and take it all in at Trailer Trash x
Calling all Dandies, Dahlings, lovies & horse drawn, Queenies & whippets, terriers & tikes, farm hands & Emmerdale fans...Country Club are stepping out to Islington Mill which is a superb venue & art space.
The facebook event page is HERE and it has lots more information. It's a fantastic line-up, hope to see some of you there. Love TT Crew x
Greetings from the Trailer Park. Just letting you all know about a couple of events on Saturday the 15th October.
First up, there's the next Country Club at the Trades Club (Hebden Bridge - West Yorkshire) featuring TT residents Annie, Fraser, Lindsey & Peaches who will be joined by the Sonic Manipulator. His live shows are amazing - this is not to be missed! There is more information to be found on the facebook group page HERE.
As an alternative option, Trailer Trash regular Paul Thornton and the rest of the Itch collective and guests will be welcoming a very, very special visitor to Preston, Lancashire; House DJ John Morales is in town! This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world's most influential remixers. You can check out his biog HERE
HERE is a link to the Facebook event, and clicking HERE will take you to the ticket office.
Greetings from the Trailer Park. We had a brilliant festival again this year - probably the best yet. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make it happen - there are too many to name here, but you know who you are.
There are lots of photos to view (near the bottom left in the photo galleries) and we'll be adding some videos soon too.
Here is the first batch of music downloads, all recorded live in the Trailer Trash Big Top. Thanks to all the artists who have agreed to share the fruits of their labour.
Right-click the links and choose the save option, or just click the link to stream it.
First up, Greg Wilson's headline Saturday night / Sunday morning set can be found HERE. Featuring many of his own edits and re-works, Greg was brilliant as always.
Next up, we have a memorable performance from Sicknote which can be heard HERE.
HERE you can check-out Underground Roots who closed the big-top on the Saturday Night / Sunday morning. The finest reggae & dub this side of Beat Herdershire.
Trailer Trash resident James Deane headlined on the Friday night / Saturday morning bringing his trademark tech-funk sound to the BH. You can hear his set HERE.
Fraser played all over the festival during the weekend. HERE you can catch one of his superb funk sets from the TT big-top.
TT resident Kim Trash played a blinder. Her early Saturday evening selection of nu-disco, funk & boogie bombs was just the ticket. You can check it out HERE.
Peach & Sanni were given the honour of closed the TT big-top this year. You can download their typically eclectic & awesome headline set HERE.
There are also a few mixes from last years' Beat Herder still available to download. Help yourself to these gems from 2010 before they are removed:
Not long to go now and preperations for our sixth Beat Herder extravaganza are well underway. We can't wait to hitch up the Trailers and roll into Beahderder-shire!
Last year we had Luke Vibert as our headline Saturday night act, if you were lucky enough to be there then you'll remember how he rocked the Trailer Trash big-top. We've been promising this for ages, and now it's finally here - Luke Vibert's 2-hour throwdown is available as a free download by clicking here (right click - save target to download).
Beat-herder regular and Trailer Trash stalwart Sean P continues to impress us by getting better with each appearance. His set from last years Beat Herder has been on heavy rotation here at the trailer park for months now. We thought it was about time we shared it with you.
You can download it here (Right-click, save target as).
Here are some free music downloads from the Beat Herder 2010. They are live recordings from the Trailer Trash big top. There will be more mixes to follow over the coming months, including Luke Vibert's headline set from the Saturday night. Right click the link and choose 'save link / target' Or just click on the link to stream it
Greetings from the Trailer Park. Pat Trash's long-running Underground Roots Sessions continue with part 6 of his Grange Over Dub parties taking place on the 19th Feb. With special guest selections from Apache Hi-Fi alongside regulars Red J, Danman and Bongo Chilli - this is another one not to be missed people. There's a facebook event group HERE if you'd like to show your support.
Annie is playing at Nelsons wine bar in Hebden Bridge this NYE. It's becoming an annual tradition and it's well worth attending. There are fine beers on offer to compliment the excellent music. There's a facebook event page here
Hope you all have an excellent NYE and we'll see you out and about in the summer. Love TT Crew x
It is with a heavy heart that the TT crew reports the untimely death of Yuri Baluk on the 4th of November 2010. A good and long-term friend of the TT crew - Yuri played at the Beat Herder 2009 with his usual inimitable panache and verve. He will be sorely missed. You can check out his set here