June 14, 2011

Naive Melody vs ReviveHER - CHIDA (Ene/Tokyo) & COS/MES (Funiki/Tokyo) - Saturday 2nd July at Soup Kitchen

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Naive Melody vs ReviveHER - FUNIKI ENE label launch party / COS/MES album release party (FUNIKI ENE European tour) After successfully collaborating at Dalston Superstore with Tiago & DJ Kaos, Naive Melody and London based ReviveHER have decided to team up again, this time digging even deeper to bring Manchester (Soup Kitchen) two of Tokyo's finest - Chida & Cos/Mes. They're touring promoting the new label "Funiki Ene" and the Cos/Mes album - "Sadistic Skatepark". This stop will be the UK debut for both artists. Buzzing to say the least.

CHIDA (Ene) has been a pioneer of the Tokyo underground house scene since the 90s. His recent label project "Ene" began in 2009 (Loving this label!), the records are ultra limited and hard to find but live up to every inch of the hype they've created. Check out recent releases by Psychogem, Tiago and The Backwoods (aka DJ Kent/Force of Nature) for proof. Last year the end of the night crescendo of "The Backwoods - Cloud Nine" reverberated around dance floor's world wide, leaving crowds literally stunned. A huge hit for Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe and forward thinking DJs alike. Chida is now preparing to release the new Cos/Mes LP and 12" (with remixes by Dr Dunks / Soft Rocks + more) on their new joint label "Funiki Ene" this summer (along with a heap of new Ene releases...yes!)

COS/MES (Funiki Ene/ESP Institute) are without a doubt one of the hottest electronic acts in the scene holding their own alongside fellow Japanese stalwarts Force of Nature, Discosession and Crue-L. Cos/Mes released their peerless full length LP "Gozmez Land - Chaosexotica" in October 2010 to great acclaim. It has been described as an exotic journey over eleven stunning tracks, beautifully constructed and holding their own individually while working in perfect harmony as a gracefully paced album. This was backed by a run of killer singles remixed by the likes of TBD + Dr Dunks, with glorious artwork by artist Mario Hugo. A truly special series of releases from ESP Institute... Needless to say, we fell in love. Next up... Sadistic Skatepark!!! Help us celebrate the release of this highly anticipated LP and the launch of Cos/Mes and Chida's brand new label Funiki Ene.

"COS/MES - Sadistic Skatepark LP (Re-mastered)" is out June 22nd on Funiki Ene.


Naive Melody vs ReviveHer Chida & Cos/Mes - FUNIKI ENE European tour
Saturday 2nd July at Soup Kitchen
10pm till 3am
£5 before midnight
£7 after

May 21, 2011

ReviveHER Vs Naive Melody w/ Tiago & DJ Kaos - Sat 28th May - Dalston Superstore

ReviveHer vs Naive Melody at Dalston Superstore final design web500.jpgKiller party happening folks. We've teemed up with ReviveHER and chosen friends / world class record collectors / DJs / producers Tiago and DJ Kaos (T + K) to fly over from their native Lisbon and Berlin respectively, to spin back to back, from the very beginning to the very end, in the basement at Dalston Superstore. An unmissable opportunity to see these two play together in such an intimate space in London. Get in.

ReviveHER vs Naive Melody
Tiago (Lisbon) & DJ Kaos (Berlin)
Bank Holiday Saturday 28th May
Dalston Superstore
Free before 10pm
9pm till 4am

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March 29, 2011

Naive Melody - Good Friday 22nd at Charlies - Residents Come Back

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Back in town!

After ventures far apart, the brothers are back in arms at our beloved Charlies for a truly special Good Friday. Its been 6 months since our last party and as it was in the beginning the Naive Melody team will be manning the music selection.

NM x

October 14, 2010

Naive Melody 5th Birthday - "Rest in Pieces" Friday 29th October at Charlies 1 Harter st, MCR

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We've reached a point where together we feel that the monthly parties are no longer possible and our 5th birthday knees-up seems like a fine occasion to round things off.
There will be one-off parties happening in 2011, we have some great artists who want to work with us in the future, but that is all we can say for now... so just look out!

Glancing back, every month has been an occasion for us to remember, memories of love, happiness and freaking out on the floor...

To all our dear friends and lovers, we would like to thank you sincerely for your support over the years, you know who you are. We've enjoyed every inch of it and hope you have too!

They may have taken away the sticky carpet, but we can still rave the fuck on!!!

August 19, 2010

Naive Melody w/T&T - Tim Sweeney & Tim Goldsworthy (DFA/Beats in Space/the Loving Hand) - friday 24th September at Charlies

Greetings to all men and women far and wide,

We are feeling considerably refreshed after our summer departure and are now preparing for September's party. At Naive Melody We like to bring you a little bit extra and so we have asked two of DFA's finest men to join us - Tim Sweeney & Tim Goldsworthy. This will be the gents MCR debut playing together under their production moniker T&T.

Tim Sweeney began his illustrious career by inte...rning for NY DJ legend Steinski, which led to a bizarre string of chance meetings, gigs and events that read like a teen beat digger's wet dream.
He then met Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy where he also interned and became forever part of the DFA family. Sweeney has been airing his Beats in Space radio show for 10 years on New York's WNYU. Since it's inception BIS has developed into perhaps the strongest, diverse and eclectic dance music show/podcast on the internet. His following is uncharted and we take it as a given that if your reading this then you already know the score.

Tim Goldsworthy has produced an intimidating line up of artists that stands up as a who's who in modern music - U.N.K.L.E (Goldsworthy co-founded James Lavelle's Mo' Wax label). He went on to work with James Murphy on LCD Soundsystem and is a joint owner of DFA records. Other hot bands that Tim has produced include The Rapture, Cut Copy, Hercules & Love affair and David Holmes. Big...
You may have heard the heavy sounding remixes he's been knocking out under "The Loving Hand"; Combined with his production and engineer work, TG has pretty muched changed the sound of dance and electronic music that we know and love today.

We hope to hear some brand spanking new live material from the pair, expect Tim Sweeney to bring us wonderful vision's of tomorrow's music as he throws it down with all manner of unreleased tracks and classics from back in the day.

Should be an absolute barnstormer of an evening, looking forward to seeing you all again.

NM x

Naive Melody presents T&T
Tim Sweeney & Tim Goldsworthy (DFA/Beats in space/The Loving Hand)
Friday 24th September
At Charlies, 1 Harter Street, MCR, M1 6HY
£8 adv (limited tickets)
£10 OTD

July 18, 2010

Naive Melody Ibiza - Saturday 24th July - Putamayo Cafe

The month of July is upon us and it's Naive Melody's first excursion out of the UK borders. As this coincides with our usual party date the location has been changed to an equally quirky venue on the Balearic Island. Music will be selected by Naive Melody residents and Ian Blevins from the We Love... Posse. Also an extra special guest appearance by local hero who needs no introduction... Kelvin Andrews - Check his recent compilation with Balearic Mike "Down to the Sea and Back", possibly our soundtrack to the summer...

See you in the sunshine.


June 22, 2010

Naive Melody interview the Stallions (Lovefingers & Lee Douglas)

Stallions interview image.jpgWe managed to squeeze a few words out of Andrew and Doug prior to their appearance at Charlies later this week. Our apologies for the un-funny direction of questioning, we set them up for the worst interview they've ever had...

Q: Okay so the first question is for Andrew (Lovefingers), here's an interesting statement from your biog "The internationally acclaimed mix of 999 songs on Lovefingers' website has made it a compulsory stop off for those fascinated by the burgeoning eclecticism of the dance scene of today."  Would you say this is accurate and that it met with your initial aims?

LF: Yeah I guess the idea of 'anything goes' was a main theme for the site. I personally lean towards creating a context through a vast array of parts rather than summing things up in just a few parts - an environment rather than a statement. It wasn't necessarily educational, but more of an exploration where everyone was invited to take part. With 999 songs you can do almost anything, create any mood, juxtapose freely, find interesting linkages, create linear sequences... no limits!

Q: Doug Lee (Lee Douglas), it seems you have been working on some pretty hot projects recently; A nice 12 with Jacques Renault, you're much talked about project with Justin Vandervolgen (TBD) and lets not forget your collaboration with Andrew...
How's the project with Justin? It's fair to say he has also been killing it over the last year or so.

DL : I'll just give you a little disclaimer.. me no good with interviews.. so to answer your question:... Uh, Its good.....and yes Justin is ....   enough? ...No, ...hmm ..I guess the thing with TBD is its very free we have no rules, each track or remix we try to make its own thing... we're not trying to make our stuff "good" or "tasteful" or sound like anything for the most part ....maybe just memorable,... our stuff is not for your car or office..  not yet.anyway ....who knows... i shouldn't say stuff like that.. because i always contradict my statements..  so yes TBD .. is good,  just trying to not be bored or boring.. that pretty much sums it up.. although boring is good too and sometimes we are bored making our stuff.... Its called TBD that should be tell you something...

Q: You both live in NYC and use to live in LA so you've got it covered west to east. Anything we're missing out on over here that you can shed any light on, music/parties/life etc???

LF: This country is generally hit or miss, I think. We've both been to/played at amazing parties all over the place but just as many have been disappointments. I guess its no different than anywhere else. If you're friends are there it makes all the difference.

DL: NY is a great place and LA is cool too.. but they can be weird like anywhere..  as far as "missing out"  can't think of anything.. puerto ricans?  korean food..?

Q: If you weren't working at what it is that you are, then what would you be working as?

LF: A cook maybe?

DL: a creepy janitor ...i don't know ...  anything that actually pays ... this question sucks..

Q: Nerd out for a minute and talk about some of the records you own that we probably don't.

LF: I have the original master tapes of Thriller, with Michael and Quincy's notes on a sheet of paper in the box, if you like that kind of shit.

DL:  Tough one..  hmmm ...well my pal conor hooked me up with this Bob Chance album which its from 1980 but its sounds like 1972 hes about the goofiest white guy you can imagine the music is fucking out there, its good..   also andrew has these records from this guy steve tidbits or something they are suberb but i can't remember too much because i dont have them....  so i guess technically that doesnt count.

Q: The first time I heard the Stallions Suite I just closed my eyes and dreamt of a guy riding commando into the sun on the back of a pony. Can you tell us a bit about the vibe you were going for with this record?

LF: Eyes closed, hands in the air flailing, prancing around the dancefloor like a buffoon singing Ooooh Ooooh etc. I dunno, just a real feelgood kind of moment was the aim, long and drawn out.

DL: Bassically what Andrew said,... Fin showed up with this Ennio Morricone version of Outcasts Sorry Miss Jackson....hehe.. we looped up the bassline and recorded a few hours worth of stuff with his band.. Ennio Morricone was a big influence on that obviously.. we wanted to make something beautiful and epic.

Q: Who would be the dream artist for you to produce together as the Stallions?

ST: ...fuckin' Beethoven dude... whoo knows... i think were more into producers anyway so it would amazing to work with any number of legendary producers from Library music to Pop, Disco, House, Dance, Modern composers like Terry Riley ...  would be cool to see how these people work..

Q: When you're travelling around far away from home do you ever get lonely and look to your buddy for a bit of comfort if you know what I mean?

LF: Very funny.

DL: Andrew is not my type, i dont like beards and he smells like a white guy.

Q: Is there anything in particular within today's diverse and burgeoning world of music that you particularly can not stand? Please elaborate if you need to...

LF: Anything warped to shit with Ableton. Also people hammering that same dumb piano riff over and over... boring.

DL: I warp stuff and I made one of those piano tracks...asshole, but i know what your saying ,... i don't like to talk about things i don't like because i will probably end up doing just the thing i was saying i can't stand .... i would say its sad how dance music is so disposable.. its not really taken as seriously as some shitty band of talentless haircuts..
but i guess if it were any different i would probably be a douche bag too..

Q: When was the last time you heard a track and threw your hands up in the air, bit down on your lip and thought this is the shit?!?

LF: The new Backwoods album out soon is kinda like that. Maybe also the last time I heard Harvey drop Tranquillo.

DL: Second that backwoods LP from Kent (force of nature) MEGA!

Q: Who's got the best look?

ST: these guys..
Q: And the burning question, what is it about a moustache that makes a man so sexy?

ST: Authority.

Q: Thanks guys, any thoughts to leave us with?

ST: Don't listen to anything we just said......   check out ESP institute.. TBDSounds ,  TBD classics,  Come Party with us....leave your troubles behind.

The Stallions - A Night In Babylon (Live in Istanbul) by warmhq

Naive Melody Presents the Stallions

Lovefingers (ESP Institute/Blackdisco) & Lee Dougls (Rong/TBD)

Friday 25th June

10pm till 4am

£8 entry

June 3, 2010

Naive Melody - w/Lovefingers & Lee Douglas (The Stallions) Friday 25th June ay Charlies

Hi there,
We'd like to start by thanking everyone for there support this year. Some of the artists most influential to us have been down to play; all have understood what we're about and delivered beyond our expectations... 2010 has been kind!
This month will be our last party at Charlies till September as Ibiza and Croatia crash course with our regular spot, June is usually a corker down at Harter Street so don't miss out!

Playing under their new guise for the first time in the UK we welcome two afficionados in the scene, both have been on our wish list for some time and are cut out just right to play NM. 

The Stallions is the collaborative production duo of Rong Music's Lee Douglas and ESP Institute label-boss Lovefingers also known for those hot "Blackdisco" 12's. The longtime buddies and DJ partners had already toured most of the western world, and finally saw fit to furnish their own musical vision. After a commission from singer/songwriter Findlay Brown to remix his song Teardrops Lost In The Rain, Lovefingers enlisted the talent of producer Lee Douglas, and The Stallions were born. Enamored by their remix, Findlay and his label further commissioned the pair to collaborate with his band on an original track and therefore came Stallions' Suite, an epic journey of modern Disco and Spaghetti Western themes clocking in at around 12 minutes. Months before its official release, the song had already found itself in the hands of disco giants like Prins Thomas, Ashley Beadle, Todd Terje, DJ Cosmo and Pilooski, and has since been dropped at David Macuso's legendary Loft. The two have currently been busy with remixes including The Phenomenal Handclap Band and Phil Manzanera, as well as crafting the Stallions debut album for release later this year.

Joining us all the way from New York before heading way out east to Moscow, the Stallions play the most unique locations and party hot spots hidden from the public eye. Check out this live recording from Istanbul!

Probably the best mp3 site ever - RIP!!!

NM x

Friday 25th June
10pm till 4am
£8 entry

May 10, 2010


nm may folk ibiza pre-party web.jpgAs some of you may already know this Summer will see us take one of our first trips outside of the UK borders. We are teaming up with Folk Cafe Bar (West Didsbury) and the UKs Balearic Circle to deliver a series of events on the white sandy beaches of Iberican paradise.These parties will be something truly special concentrating on the original spirit of the Ibiza party scene at venues located off the beaten track. For more information on these parties, free music and tickets check out this site:


You can also catch us hosting the Premiere Etage at "We Love Sundays" at Space!


This month sees us invite some of the DJs that will be providing the soundtrack at these parties to give you a taste of what you can expect at Folk Ibiza. The party will be a good chance to meet some fellow attendees and a good excuse for good old balearic knees up at Charlies.


Balearic Mike & Jan Hammered
Nick Acid Tree
Be (Prime Numbers)
Naive Melody DJs

10pm till 4am - £5 on the door

A buffet will be provided by Folk for those who arrive early.


Regarding the Ibiza Events we have put together some links to make booking the trip as easy as possible.




At the moment Ryanair are doing some pretty cheap flights from Liverpool.

The prices are varying but we have seen them for £110 - £120

Skyscanner offers some pretty good deals too.




There is all sorts available for our dates, from nice villas, to cool campsites, all budgets and group sizes catered for.

For easy access to our shindigs we suggest staying around the south side of the island.

The Folk gang and DJs are staying in locations all over the island...it's quick and easy to get around...










NM x

April 6, 2010

Naive Melody w/Andrew Weatherall part 2 - Friday 30th April at Charlies MCR

For the sheer fuck-offness of it we have the governor back for another extensive journey through the Weatherall vaults.

Those who missed out last time don't sleep...

£10 tickets ADV from Eastern Bloc and Piccadilly Records

NM x

March 5, 2010

Naive Melody w/Optimo DJs (J.G Wilkes & J.D Twitch) Friday 26th March at Charlies

It is without shame we admit that "Optimo Espacio" has been one of the main sources of inspiration behind Naive Melody over the years. J.D Twitch and J.G Wilkes' Sunday night legacy at Sub Club has achieved iconic status in the British clubbing underground to say the very least.

We are fans of there turntable work and have been honoured to share the privilege of joining them at some great parties. However we feel they are greater than mere disc jockeys and that beneath the surface lies much more.

The Scottish duo's love for diverse music is impressive, I remember reading through playlists from the club that they use to post on there site. "Chris & Cosey" next to "Carl Craig" followed by "the Stranglers"... Hardly your average DJ's work?

Optimo have traveled the world sourcing their music, well before the days of the download and still they have compiled some of the best comps and mix series we've found on the internet.

Aesthetically they are akin to the great DJ's before them such as the late John Peel... From annotations on records which inspired the club, to eulogies for the unsung heroes of the underground... They put their soul into what they say and do and their fans are given much to love and learn.

We can't find a good enough reason for why it has taken us more than 4 years to do this. All we can say is that we feel this is going to be special for us and hopefully for you too.

Visit their site and check out the brand new podcast.

NM x

February 8, 2010

Naive Melody w/Daniele Baldelli - Friday 26th February at Charlies MCR


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January 9, 2010

Naive Melody w/Ivan Smagghe (Kill the DJ) - Friday 29th Jan


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November 30, 2009

Naive Folk - Christmas on the Green - Sunday 27th December at the Albert Club

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November 16, 2009

Naive Melody 4th Birthday Party w/Andrew Weatherall (4hr set)!!! - Friday 27th Nov at Charlies

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November 5, 2009

Naive Melody at Freitag w/Mike Simonetti (Italians do it Better) - Friday 6th November Common NQ

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October 28, 2009

Naive Melody w/John Daly (Wave/Feel) - Friday 30th October at Charlies


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Naive Melody w/Daniel Wang (Balihu/Environ) - Friday 25th September at Charlies

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Naive Folk - A midsummer night's Ball - Saturday 29th August at the Albert Club


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Naive Melody vs Contort Yourself w/Rory Philips (Trash/Durrr) - Saturday 15th August at the Roadhouse


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Naive Melody w/Bill Brewster (DJ History/Lowlife) - Friday 26th June at Charlies


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Naive Melody w/DMX Krew (Breakin/Rephlex Recs) - Friday 29th May at Charlies

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Naive Melody w/Den Haan (Dissident/Optimo) - Friday 24 April at Charlies

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Naive Melody w/Pete Herbert (Reverso 68/L.S.B) & Polaroid Soundsystem - Friday 27 March at Charlies

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Naive Melody w/Andy Blake (Dissident) & People Get Real - Friday 27th February at Charlies

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Naive Melody w/Allez Allez & Naive Melody Dj's - Friday 30th January at Charlies

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Naive Melody 3rd birthday w/Joakim - Bot'ox - D.I.R.T.Y Soundsystem Dj's - Friday 28th November at Charlies

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JUNE 17th, 2009

Naive Melody Feat. Bill Brewster (DJ History/Low Life) and Naive Melody DJs


Naive Melody Feat. Bill Brewster (DJ History/Low Life) and Naive Melody DJs

MAY 17th, 2009


We're back!!

Our site's been down for a while because our server died, our events lived here in the meantime..., apologese if some links don't work on the site, we're just getting back to normal, cheers.

    Please take a min to check out our new mix on allez-allez


Naive Melody (Halloween Boogie) w/ Aeroplane, - Friday 31st October at Charlies

This Friday 'Aeroplane' are landing in Manchester, to join us for our halloween boogie special. It's their debut in the north west and yes we are buzzing about this one. It's going to be so ace, that we are already getting the face paints out and stealing silly wigs from tesco. Make sure you get down early as we hate to dissapoint.

balearic babe...


October 21, 2008

Wax:On w/ Plump DJS/ Japanese Popstars/ Fake BLood/ Shadow Dancer/ Saturday 25th October at Stylus

We're in Leeds this Saturday night, playing room 3 at 'Wax:on'. The fun starts at 'Stylus', where we are joined by our fellow backroom hosts 'Disco Bloodbath'. Long may the dancing continue at the after party in the Faversham, where we will also be spinning and getting involved.


Slippery People Chart 10/08.

1. Kenny Larkin - Vibin (Planet e)
2. Technose - District - (Rush Hour)
3. Morgan Geist - Detroit (C2rmx1 and 2) - (Environ)
4. DXR - Wonka - (Clone Recordings)
5. Bjork feat. Antony Hegarty - The Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor's Remix for Girls) - (White Label)
    6. Richard Bartz - Diamond Girl - (Speicher 61)
7. Sasha Funke - Mango Cookie - (DJ Koze's Pink Moon Remix) - (kompakt)
8. Ame - Tonight (dub) - (mule musiq)
9. The Revenge - Cadillac - (jisco music)
10. Holger Hiller - das feuer - (pilooski edit) - (D.I.R.T.Y)
11. Frank Hebly - de tuinslangboogie - (magnetron)
    12. Silver City - polytechnics - (Deep Freeze)
13. Mujava - township funk (ashley beedle rmix) - (warp)
14. Kenny Larkin - Bass - (Planet e)



October 1, 2008

Disco Bloodbath w / Slippery People (Naive Melody) Saturday 4th October, Dalston

This Saturday sees us off to play at 'Disco Bloodbath'. Arguably the best party in London right now, with a great crowd and choice music policy. We had them up for a shirts off disco soiree earlier this year, it was mint. As payback we will be dropping bombs all over Dalston, at this month's secret venue…





September 27, 2008

Naive Melody w/ Aeroplane, - Friday 31st October at Charlies


This, along with their recent mix for Resident Advisor, has been doing the rounds on the blogs and fourms for the last couple of months. These two have been on the rise for sometime with some killer releases on Eskimo and one of the best records of last year with "Caramella's". They have continued the good stuff this year with remixes for the likes of Lindstrom, Cut Copy and The Shortwave Set. If you haven't already done so, get this downloaded and get ready for Aeroplane's visit to Naive Melody on Friday 31st October.

Aeroplane_Summer_2008_promo_mix.mp3 [right-click to save]

Aeroplane // Warm Summer Mix Tracklisting:
    01. They Came From The Stars : "The Gospel" - Mungolian Jet Set Mix (TINAE Promo)
02. "Pirmas Finns" (Cdr)
03. The Shortwave Set : "Now Til 69" - Aeroplane Remix (Wall Of Sound)
    04. Ein Klein Nacht Muzik : "La Serenissima" (Modular Promo)
05. Bostro Pesopeo : "Communquis" (Permanent Vacation Promo)
06. Grand Popo : "My Territory" - Joakim Dub (Cdr)
    07. Quixote Feat Lisa LI-Lund : "I Started To Dance"-Prins Thomas Diskomiks (Versatile Promo)
08. Simon Baker : "Plastik" - Todd Terje Remix (Playhouse)
09. Henrik Schwarz/Ame/Dixon - D.P.O.M.B (Innervisions)


September 16, 2008

Naive Melody w/ Nadia Ksaiba - Friday 26 September at Charlies

Hailing from London, Nadia Ksaiba is best known for her residencies at 'Our Disco' and 'Go Bang'. With regular DJ slots at 'Bugged Out!' and 'Fabric' , Ksaiba has consistently shown her unique ear for the dance floor, know matter what the latest fad may be.


We are eager to get down to her hotly tipped disco 'Say Yes' and happy to have her up to spin at Naive Melody. Here's a little peek into the past, present and future...

1. Nadia Ksaiba, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?

I DJ and put on a small party called Say Yes in London. I also
make/present radio shows for Diesel U Music and (this is so cliche)
    i'm dabbaling in music production working with some great people.

2. You have recently started a new party ("Say Yes" with Rory Phillips). How does this differ to your previous parties? (Our Disco / Go Bang) Is it purely about showcasing different forms of music from your other parties?

We are trying to create a night that celebrates that core locality,
moving away from "destination events" like Our Disco, No big name DJs and
    most people who go can probably walk home at the end of the night. Our
current venue (The Star of Bethnal Green) is perfect for this.

3. You have always been supportive of a lot of the New York punk funk stuff. Why do you think stuff like this, and more recently italo and krautrock, have become much more widely popular in the last couple of years?

It is exactly the same as it was 5 years ago with Output and DFA and five
years before that Mowax and Liquid Liquid. I don't think it has suddenly got
    more popular, it's just reached another new audience. For example,
Nuphonic had a massive disco / italo influence and every electro(clash)
and techno night in 2000 had the word "italo" on the flyer.. now every
electro / nu rave club have the word "disco" on the flyer.

The point is, this stuff is the backbone of dance music - it doesn't just "become big" The more people move away from the core values of disco eg that big, warm, raw
sound to make shitty tinny techincal ableton dance music then obviously, the more people will be into the raw analogue stuff to make up the equilibrium.

4. We live in times where hyped djs, bands and genres seem to rise and fall overnight. Do you think this is destructive to the scene or does it help keep things fresh and interesting?
Not to sit on my laurels, but I've been doing this for a while and
I'm not currently sure whether I am qualified to talk for or about a
new scene / scenes. I seem to get lumped with a whole new, new disco
thing I think, probably because there is a lot of new recognition and
interest in some of the very classic records I play.


5. Which bands, artists, labels are doing it for you at the minute?

Andy Blake and Dissident, Henry Riton, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Marina
and the Diamonds, Rory Phillips, DJ Thomas Whitehead and his Cotton
Loft Parties


6. And what were you listening to growing up? Was there one record in particular that made you want to start DJing?

No one record in particular...It was having lots of records that made me want
to start DJing.

7. Whats been your most memorable gig over the last few years?


Ibiza. A few weeks ago. Epic. Silly. OTT.

8. Finally, whats the one record / album you would choose for the following situations....

a) Mates around for dinner...
Blues, Rock n Roll, Jazz. Old stuff, 50's or earlier

b) Getting ready to go out...
    The New Sins, Human League

c) Just split up with someone...
Magic FM heels the heart.

d) Last record of the night at your best ever gig....
Stand on the World - Larry Levan

    - 'Say Yes mix' [right click to save]

01 Vijay Benedict - I Am A Disco Dancer

    02 Thelonious Monk - Rhythm-A-Ning

03 Art Ensemble of Chicago - Theme De Yo Yo

    04 Andre Willaims - God Father Part 1

05 Man friday - Love Honey Love Heartache (Larry Levan Remix)

06 Hey Willpower - Uh-Uh-Uh (Strategy Remix)

07 Tomboy - Swan (Extended)


08 LCD Soundsystem - Freak out

09 Unkown - Love Cant Turn Around

10 Padded Cell - Faces of the Forest

11 Cerrone - Hooked On You

12 Orlando Riva Sound - Moonboots (A Tom Moulton Mix)

13 Giuseppe Manuele - Are You Down

14 Tomboy - Something

15 Wekan - Skid

16 Luke Eargoggle - Mind of a Moog

Thanks to 'Shock' for the pics. http://www.stateofshock.net/



September 13, 2008

Hello and welcome.

For those of you that don't know, Naive Melody takes place on the last Friday of every month at a Chinese karaoke bar called Charlies, in Manchester. You can also catch us regularly at Bugged Out! and at other one off stuff here in Manchester and further afield.


Over the coming weeks we'll be providing you with allsorts of stuff to feast your ears and eyes on. Expect news, views and interviews, mixes, pretty pictures, stuff that we've nicked from people more talented than us and whatever else takes our fancy. Sounds good, no?! We hope you enjoy the site and if you have anything that you think needs to be seen or heard, drop us a line.



    Taking place on the last Friday of every month, Naive Melody works around the ethos that a quirky venue, a forward thinking music policy and an open minded crowd equals a great party. Held in the kitsch surroundings of Charlies (think back street brothel meets 1970's Chinese restaurant), 200 hundred like-minded souls gather once a month to celebrate our favourite forms of electronic (...and sometimes non-electronic) music. Created by people who like to party with a smile on their face, this is a night for those who like things a little different. Come along, get involved, jump around on sticky carpets and rave the fuck on.

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June 3, 2010

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May 10, 2010

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April 6, 2010

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March 5, 2010

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February 8, 2010

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January 9, 2010

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October 28, 2009

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April 26, 2011

Naive Melody - Ballooning Round Town

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1. Toby Tobias - Fluffy Fruit
2. Trujillo - Fruit Punch (Eddie C Remix)
3. Sam-Jam - Dance & Chant
4. KZA - Le Troublant Acid
5. The Sunburst Band - Put A Lyric In It (The Revenge Remix)
6. KID - Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don't Like My Music)
7. Space Dimension Controller - Transatlantic Bay
8. Newworldaquarium - Trespassers
9. Paul Johnson - Hour Glass Figure
10. Cosmic Kids - Reginald's Groove (Classix Mix)
11. Shadow Dancer - It's Everything
12. Crazy P - My Love
13. Todd Terje - Ragysh
14. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round (Stallions Remix)
15. The XX - VCR (Four Tet Remix)
16. Factory-Floor - R E A L L O V E (An Optimo (Espacio) Remix)

May 24, 2010

Nick Massey - The Acid Tree presents...

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The Acid Tree presents...

Laser Dance - Laser Dance
Acos Coolkas - Free Flight
Lucci Capri - California Style
Soft Rocks - Leave Your Earth Behind
Dept of Sunshine - Space Tropics
Free Disco - Odd Summer
Mudd - 54B
Rocha - Hands of Love
Red Fulka - Maoi Sunset
Max Essa - 2 Be...
Midlake - Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard Sleeve mix)

The Acid Tree Presents... by Naive Melody


April 23, 2010

A Naive Melody Mix - The Umpire Strike Back

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"The Umpire Strikes Back" - A Naive Melody mix.

1. Floating Points - Love Me Like This (Nonsense Dub)
2. Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation
3. Les Aeroplanes - Ils Disent Que L'Orient Est
4. Hunee - Tour De Force
5. Jonny Rock & Luke Solomun -Megamixx
6. Faulty DL - Discoko
7. Jarle Brathen - Soder
8. Lovelock - Totally Tubular
9. Stealth - Stealth 1
10. Zwicker - Oddity (John Talabot Remix)
11. Cheap & Deep Productions - Deep In The Feeling (Morgan Geist Remix)
12. Tullio De Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon)
13. Bjorn Torske - Hatten Passer
14. Ulysses - Latin Combo
15. Steffi - Kill Me (Instrumental Dub Mix)
16. Paul Du Lac - The House Of Spirits
17. DJ Sprinkles - Masturjakor (Kink & Neville Watson Remix)
18. Virgo - Do You Know Who We Are
19. Dennis Garcia - Door To Dimension 4 (Inverto Version)
20. Walter Jones - I Am Loved
21. Magnus International - Goober (Marius Circus Remix)
22. Gatekeeper - Obsidian
23. Boris - Buzz In (Optimo Remix)

Tim Morrison - The Umpire Strikes Back by Naive Melody

February 8, 2010

Pete and Elliott - Human Shield VS Naive Melody - ''Tired of Gettin' Pushed Around''


1. Dr John - jet set
2. Konk - your life
3. Yello - no more words
4. the Flirts - miss you
5. Keyman Edwards - loves got to be strong... See More
6. Stockingcap - wave craze
7. Break Machine - are you ready
8. Eartha Kitt - where is my man
9. Gazebo - masterpiece (instrumental)
10. the Flirts - passion
11. Armand van Helden - all right
12. Supercollider - wont be long
13. Theo Parrish - dusty cabinets
14. Cori Josias - takin it straight
15. 2 men a drum machine and a trumpet - tired of gettin pushed around
16. Ed 209 - metre
17. Pete Shelley - telephone operator
18. the System - passion
19. Foxy - party boys
20. B52's - cake
21. Martin Rev - mari

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November 30, 2009

A Naive Melody mix - 'Put your pants on'

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A Naive Melody mix - "Put your pants on"

1. Twisted Wires - One night at the raw deal
2. Le Mano Tough - Halve a sun
3. Jarvis Cocker - Discosong (Pilooski mix)
4. Canyons - Fire eyes (Jacques Renault living in the jungle mix)
5. The Mole - There's hope
6. Mugwump - Tellakin circles
7. Matthew Dear & Seth Troxler - Hurt (original mix)
8. Mike Dehnert - Umlaut2 (Levon Vincent NY Basement Mix)
9. John Daly - Full circle (original mix)
10. Culoe De Song - African Subway (Original Mix)
11. Azari & III - Reckless with your love
12. DJ Jus-Ed - Some More Shit Dub (part 2)
13. Mike - Oi Van Voi
14. Holger Zilske - Mes yeux
15. Isolee - October (Original Mix)
16. John Tejada - Liquid Mirror
17. The Field - The More I Do (Thomas Fehlmann Mix)
18. Luisine - Flat For You [Matthew Dear Remix]

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September 14, 2008


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1. Kelley Polar - A Feeling Of The All Thing
    2. Hatchback - White Diamond (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
3. Mark E - Slave 1
4. Daso/Pawas - Det
5. Sid Le Rock - Naked (DJ Koze Remix)
6. A Mountain Of One - Brown Piano (Studio Remake)
7. Disk Jokke - Some Signs Are Good
    8. Future Sound Of London - Room 208
9. Photonz - Trembler (Discodeine Mix)
  + 10. DMX Krew - Jet Lag
11. Padded Cell - My Children Sleep Next To The Echo Chamber
12. Jersey Devil Social Club - Child 13
13. Bjorn Torske - God Kveld
    14. Peter Visti - Balearic - Love
  + 15. Discossession - Mahmoods Moon
16. Four Tet - Wing Body Wing
17. Lee Jones - Aria
18. Kerrier District - Disclix
19. Matthew Herbert - Back To The Start
    20. Prosumer - Brownstone (Mix 2)
21. Matthew Dear - Dog Days
22. FEOS vs MSO - Further & Further
  + 23. Andi Teichmann - Nicoff
24. Sety - Mogane (Guillame & The Coutu Dumonts Remix)
      + 25. Djuma Soundsystem - Les Djinns (Trentemoller Remix)
26. Kritical Audio - Krup (Minilogue Remix)
27. Kraftwerk - Der Telefon Anruf
28. Japanese Telecom - Japanese Animation
29. Thomas Brinkmann - Aleks In Love
30. Robag Wruhme - Wortkabular
    31. Los Upadates - 4 Wheel Drive (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
32. Thomas Brinkmann - Meadow
33. Isolee - My Hi-Matic
34. Losoul - The Number
35. Morgan Geist - Detroit
36. Namlook - Subharmonic Atoms (Pepe Bradock Remix)


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