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Thanks to all who came down and made it rather lovely night. Hope you all enjoyed it!

babble @ the charlotte 29th jan 2010

One last chance to party the night away at the legendary charlotte. Come and join us on the 29th for an all nighter – babble are doing the upstairs room, doji and palaroid providing techno business downstairs.

We’ll be taking a slightly smaller rig than the one we used for the birthday, should still be more than enough to wobble your bassline bits 🙂

Update as well as the usual chunks of house goodness, we’ll have a smorgasbord of delightful tunes from Ed (Lobstafari) and and nice slice of DnB from Long Jon – something for everyone!

10pm – 6am, only £2 on the door – no excuses!

babble @ the Charlotte 5th Dec 2009

babble djHey babblers! Its birthday time! Time to celebrate 16 years of fat friendly house beats at the Charlotte, Leicester on 5th December.

Expect a monumental soundsystem with trouserflapping bass, lots of friendly faces and some seriously fat, funky house music.

For a taster try Damien’s new mix.

DJ’s downstairs: Dave Brooks, Damien (Special Interest), Deb, Mono and Rob Forreal

Extra funk filled fun upstairs hosted by Long Jon and Lobstafari, with special guest Barry Convex (The Twist and Spout).

Lighting by Image Oven, decor by Jitterbug.

9pm – 3am. £3 before 10, £5 afterwards.

babble @ the Old Mill – 15th August

Heads up babble folks! We’ll be rocking the Old Mill on the 15th August with the full soundsystem. We’ve been booked by a very nice man called Will whose having a birthday party there. £3 on the door all friendly folk welcome.

babble will be hosting the main room downstairs with sets from Rob, Deb, Mono and Damien.

Upstairs Will says there will be: “a mix of Rock and Metal from the 90’s downwards into the 70’s, with a good smelly chuck of cheesy tunes thrown in for good measure. Plus a mystery DJ set later in the night, just to keep us on our toes… if it all goes to plan”.

The Old Mill can be reached on foot via the towpath from King Richards Road. Head north, take the footbridge over the weir, and the Old Mill is in a courtyard on your left just before the lock.

From the A50 / Frog Island: Find the (now closed) Northbridge Tavern on Frog Island (by the canal), follow the road opposite the pub by the canal – past the lock and into North Mills, listen out for the music – if you end up on the foot bridge over the weir you’ve gone too far.

The address is:

The Old Mill, Frog Island
North Mills
Leicester LE3 5DL

Doors open at 8pm, finishing at 2am.

Free Party @ Lallie Bella – 20th March 2009

Heyup babblers, fancy a little get together? Yes? Good!

Get yourselves down to Lallie Bella on Friday 20th March. Main room soundsystem will be a Techno affair, provided by Doji/BWPT with a guest slot for Debs (tech house set). Mini – babble will be on the very top floor in the bar – not the full soundsystem as its kind of an awkward space and lots of stairs, but there is a nice outside roof terrace adjoining the bar. We will be taking PA just not the really big bits 🙂 DJ’s upstairs will include Lobstafari, Mono, Damien and Rob Forreal.

Festivities kick off at 9pm and run through till 4am.

Lallie Bella is on Queen Street LE1 1QW just down from the new Curve Theatre (map)

Look forward to seeing you all there x

babble birthday party @ the princess charlotte 15th november 2008

posterGood news for deep house lovers, we’ve got one big babble birthday party lined up for you! babble turns 15 years old this year, and we’re planning on celebrating in style. We’ll be making full use of both rooms at the charlotte, with the full babble pa pounding out the grooves downstairs and long jon providing a feast of funksome delights upstairs along with the lobstafari and special guest Glasgow’s Lady P of Thunderbug / Bedlam Boudoir fame.

Please come down and join us, it would be great to see old friends and new… seeing a room full of happy smiling faces throwing some serious and not so serious moves is what we do it for!

Festivities kick off at 10pm through to 3am. £3 entry before 11pm and £5 afterwards.

MWD40 + Intent Sound System @ Esko – Friday 12th September

MWD40 + Intent Sound System are hitting Esko bar in Leicester this Friday 12th September. 11 till 4am – FREE ENTRY. They’ve kindly asked me (mono) to play too which I’m looking forward to. I’ll be joined by the mwd40 regulars notWill, KN Ben and markNotBob – come down and dance away the night to some deep house funk grooves!

Vids and Pics from Keos

Thanks to everyone who came down and made Saturday another wicked night! Despite a slightly lower turnout than last time you groovers did us proud, keeping the dancefloor buzzing right through till 4am (that trip to the council for the late license was worth it after all!). As always keep in touch so we can let you know about the next party:

More vids and pics after the link below.

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next babble 14th june @ keos

14th june flyerHey groovers, get it in your diary, we’ll be back rocking the joint at Keos on the 14th of June. Looking forward to seeing you all! More details to follow…

… and here they are! Ooo blimey this one has crept up quick on me. We’ve been scurrying around like crazy things modifying and adding things to the soundsystem so it should sound even better than last time! We’ve spent some of the hard earned pennies you pay on the door for our gigs on fixing one of our old amps and buying a new mahoosive one to make the bass super wobbly.

In the house room we’ll have babble residents mono, debs, rob and damien spinning the tunes, and very excited they are about doing it too, lots of new records to seduce your dancing intentions.

The second room will be hosted again by Long Jon with his ever expanding setup, new sound there and more lights. Lobstafari will also be gracing the decks with his fishy stylings, and we’re proud to announce a return to the decks of none other than Big Al who specializes in most funksome grooves.

It all kicks off at 10pm, late license has been approved by the council so we’re good to go till 4am provided there are no last minute objections. Get down before 11pm for £4 entry, £6 after.

Well that Really Was A Lot of Fun!

Fat sounds, friendly folk, fuckin’ ace night! Thanks babblers one and all for making last Sat one of the best babble nights for a long time. Lets do it again soon…

Stay in touch for news of the next night:

Public service announcement – Miss S. McLaughlin left her handbag, phone, cashcard and (naughty girl) a large bottle of vodka at the club. Call Keo’s on 0116 2622929 to get it back (although I think the manager may be away on holiday for a couple of weeks now – hopefully someone will be there to give it to you if you’ve not got it already).

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