Tuesday, 1 December 2009


BIG THANKS to everyone who came down to Dragnet last Sat, we had another blinding session. CHEERS AGAIN.

After a solid month of residents keeping the Dragnet fires burning every Sat @ the Cut we thought it was about time we invited a few friends to pitch in with the music, dancing, love and laughter.

So... first up to join us behind the decks was

Mark Algar. (Tourist/Thoughts On love & Smoking)

Someone who probably needed no introduction, a right regular ace face on Tyneside's club scene for as far back as I can remember, and thats a long time. I recall first meeting Mark in the infamous Riverside just after he had played a blinding set.

Here's a little bit of bumfff about the man that may shed some light to anybody not familiar with local legend.

Since starting out in the early 90's he's played alongside heavy hitters such as...

Andrew Weatherall,
Ewan Pearson,
David Holmes,
Maurice Fulton,
Shit Robot,
Dave Clark,
JD Twitch,
Junior Boys,
The Horrors

as well as cut his teeth over the years at some of the countries seminal clubs such as The 333, The T-Bar, The Bitter Suite, Club UK, The Amersham Arms, Full Circle, Hoxton Bar & Grill, The Leadmill in Sheffield, The Orbit in Leeds, Bristols Thelka and Newcastles much missed Riverside Club. With influences as diverse as dub disco, Ze records, New york Punk funk, DFA Records and heavyweight Berlin Techno as well as the typically twisted British sounds of Trevor Jacksons now defunct 'Output Records', Andy Blakes 'Dissident' imprint, Nathan Gregory Wilkins 'History Clock' label, and of course the national treasure that was 'Boys Own Records'.

As well as DJing Mark finds time to organize and write for two of the North East's much loved Blogs - Tourist & Thoughts On Love and Smoking.


Shortwave Set - No Social (Optimo Remix)

Heartbreak - Akin To Dancing (The Horrors Remix)

Suzanne Vega - Love Made Real (Chalk Hill Edit)

The Phenomenal Hanclap Band - 15 to 20 (The Glimmers Remix)

Chromeo - You're So Gangsta (Playgroup Remix)

Ron Rogers - Ya Ya

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (Ernold Sane Re-Edit)

Mock N' Toof - Digit 2

Radiohead - Idioteque (Bootleg)

The Presets - Talk Like That (Optimo Remix)

The Andrew Allsgood Experience - Macho Wizard

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Dub Disco Edit Of The Edit)

Divine - Native Love (Edit)

Scotty Coats & Wes The Mes - Double Fisted (Prins Thomas Disko Mikss)


Heres a few of them if you fancy a listen...

Shortwave Set - No Social (Optimo Remix)

Chromeo - You're So Gangsta (Playgroup Remix)

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (Ernold Sane Re-Edit)

And here's a few related bit's...

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