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Into The Valley – Hebden on the Skids

Into The Valley with Now Wave DJs

“Into the Valley” was a 1979 single by Skids, taken off their Scared to Dance album, and is their best known song, appearing on a number of punk rock and Scottish music compilation albums. It reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 24 March 1979. It was written by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson.

Its now an underground dance disco mash up in Hebden Bridge frequented by the likes of Harri, Unabombers and Dennis Jones…..

WHERE YOU AT?

Label boss Ben Davis moonlights as a Mixmag journalist and gives the lowdown on his hometown of Hebden Bridge.

Where You At - Mixmag

Where to go for kicks in Hebden Bridge

Into The Valley – The Una Bombers & Flash Atkins

Into The Valley feat. The Unabombers & Flash Atkins

Electric Soul Hits Hebden Bridge

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Flash Atkins at Into The Valley


Fags & Booze

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Flash returns from his triumphant 4th Plinth ‘Disco Rave Off’ in London’s Trafalgar Square with a solid four track EP of leftfield house, disco and downbeat dedicated to his favourite things in life, fags and booze.

First up, Scotland’s finest baritone sings of his life as a gigolo over a thudding jazz bass driven thumper. It resonates with deep and dirty touches of wild pitch before a crescendo of serious guitar disco action to wrap things up.

Next, everybody’s least favourite 80s Old Romantics Spandau Ballet get their only good song Chant Number 1 (Can’t keep The Pressure On) given the disco re-rub treatment with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore doing her best Tony Hadley impression. An analogue bass sits over shuffling dancefloor beats with plenty of electronic action before breaking to some heavenly Rhodes, strings, arpeggiator and pads.

The Flow takes things down a notch with a down tempo track that tips its hat to Kruder & Dorfmeister, dubstep and Talk Talk. It features LA rapper Sean Reveron who has worked with David Holmes and The Beta Band in top rhyming form. There are sirens, strings, feedback, off kilter beats and a break in the middle that uses a kit sampled in the cellar of Hoxton boozer, William IV.

Finally there is a dub of G.I.G.O.L.O that does what it says on the tin by keeping things simple but with extra wild pitch ‘on the one’. The revival starts here!

OUT NEXT WEEK

Into The Valley – September 12th at the Trades Club

Into The Valley returns for its third installment of acid house, cutting edge bands, dancefloor mayhem and pale ale on September 12th at the Trades Club

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Flash Atkins hosts a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square

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On Monday, 31 August from 22.00 – 23.00, failed superhero and border-line alcoholic Flash Atkins hosted a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

He attempted to re-create the atmosphere of Studio 51, the soundtrack of the Paradise Garage, the energy of The Hacienda circa 1988, the sound system of the MOS and the lighting of U2’s stage show………by performing live and DJ-ing off a van leisure battery. He used his laptop, microkorg, MPC 2000, percussion, bongoes, microphone, loudhailer, gin, power amp and speaker to great effect.

The set consisted of his new single The Sweetshop with Caspa Codina, exclusive tracks forthcoming from himself in collaboration with Kathy Diamond, Karoshi Bros, Danielle Moore (Crazy P) and George Demure (did you hear GIGOLO played at the end of the set? WOW) plus unreleased We Are Woodville and PAPERecordings material as well as the latest bumpers and thumpers.

It is part of Anthony Gormley’s One and Other (www.oneandother.co.uk) – Watch out for a live interview in Trafalgar Square on Friday September 4 with Clive Anderson at 7pm on Sky Arts 1.

Bloody great….

If you couldn’t make it here it is – yes HERE

www.myspace.com/flashatkins
www.flashatkins.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/flashatkins
www.wearewoodville.com

His walk to global superstardom is complete with 1st Front Page spread!

Flash Atkins can finally kiss his life goodbye as a superhero plucked from the musicial underbelly of lifes hard knocks, and bask in the delicious glory that this ‘best hero in village’ local rag coverage will bring – Kyrptonite?

Pah ….. he’s even aroused the curiousity of the Queen during his forthcoming Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth performance.
How’s he gonna get up there you ask – Cherry Picker? nahhhh he’ll fly of course….

Hebden Bridge Times

Into The Valley No. 3

Into The Valley returns for its third installment of acid house, cutting edge bands, dancefloor mayhem and pale ale.intothevalley

Saturday, 12th September 2009
Trades Club
, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EE
£5/£7.50 (non-members)
9.30pm – 1.30am

Into the Valley Facebook group at www.facebook.com
www.myspace.com/intothevalleyhb
info@into-the-valley.co.uk

James Holroyd (Back2Basics/Bugged Out!)

Sisters of Transistors (Live)

Flash Atkins (ITV / We Are Woodville / PAPERecordings)

Chris Price (ITV / What the Freak?)

Flash Atkins has also done a new DJ mix that is a blend of house, disco,
dubstep, techno, soul, breaks, electronica and balearic. Unbelievable I
know, but he does have the power to manipulate sound.

http://soundcloud.com/flash-atkins/flash-atkins-mix-summer-09
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