Ahead of the next Deptford Northern Soul Club party, the south London label and promoters deliver a playlist of tracks that have been appearing in their sets of late…
Launched back in 2016, and having recently celebrated their third birthday and a label launch at Moth Club, William Foot and Lewis Henderson are Deptford Northern Soul Club, the duo bringing northern soul back to the fore, regularly selling out the intimate Bunker dance floor in south east London.
DNSC have toured the UK and Ireland, secured a monthly residency at Manchester venue YES, played festivals like Glastonbury, End of the Road and Green Man, and even supported the mighty Fatboy Slim.
You can catch DNSC playing Deptford venue Bunker, this Saturday February 29th. This latest edition will feature guests Ned Stax and Rosie Todd.
Ahead of the party, the boys have curated a playlist, below, of some of the tracks that have made regular appearances in their recent sets.
Tickets here – don’t sleep, get your groove on.
The M.V.P.s – Turning My Heartbeat Up
The best track to take things up a level, a slow start hits a magical chorus.
Edward Hamilton & The Arabians – Baby Don’t You Weep
A rare cut from Edward Hamilton that we reissued as one side of our debut release.
Candi Staton – Now You’ve Got The Upper Hand
Candi Staton’s very first release – a very rare but soulful dancer, it brings the dance floor alive every time we play it.
Alice Clark – Don’t You Care
A groover! And the very best horn parts you’ll hear. Never fails to light up a room.
Oscar Wright – Fell In Love
Always the track I have stuck in my head after a night of DJing. Classic!
Arthur Wright Orchestra – Lay This Burden Down (Instrumental)
Instrumental version of the Northern Soul classic. An absolute stomper of a tune, the driving beat doesn’t stop until the end.
The Originals – Suspicion
Always gets a good reaction. We like to spin this at the start of the night to get things moving!
Tommy Neal – Going To A Happening
A great tune to play. Not that well known but if you get the right crowd they’ll be singing it back to you, “dance with your woman, dance with your guy!”
Chappells – You’re Acting Kind Of Strange
A slower number that doesn’t make it onto the decks of a club much but a belter nonetheless.
Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – This Heart of Mine
When you are trying to describe Northern Soul to someone, play this track!
The Delreys Inc – Destination Unknown
Big proto-disco number that was first spun in the UK by the legend that is Colin Curtis!
Little Jimmy Scott – It Rained 40 Days & Nights
A solid northern track and another one of Colin Curtis’ favourites. I don’t have this but I need to get a copy!
Phyllis Dillon – Make Me Yours (1967 soul version)
Big number for all the romantics out there. I’m hooked.