We have something very special to give away at the club on Friday night. Pete Paphides has come up with this rather brilliant idea:

“I wandered into Audio Gold today with half an idea about this Friday’s Scared To Dance. For a while now, I’ve been meaning to get a cassette deck to hook up to my hi-fi, as I like cassettes and I still have a cassette player in the car.

I was also thinking that it would be cool if I made a few C90 mixtapes in real time from my own records – each tape different to the others – hand-decorated them and hid them in different places for people to find at this Friday’s club night.

I didn’t fancy my chances of sorting all this out today, but when I got talking to one of the assistants there, I explained my idea to him and it caught his imagination. He remembered that they had a machine out in the back that was a bit too beaten up to sell, but worked perfectly fine. I took it home with the relevant cables, and still didn’t fancy my chances of being able to hook it up correctly, but as it happened, everything did work fine, and I’ve already started recording the first one.”

So if you’re coming to the club you can get a limited edition, hand-decorated C90 mixtape from Pete Paphides! Simply ask for it at the DJ booth and it’s yours.


If you missed out on our new mixtape last night you can download it below. It features the Darren Hayman’s duet with Emmy the Great, up-and-comers Tracey’s Love, an exploration in surf pop with The Specific Heats and Best Coast, and a dreamy finale from The Radio Dept.

1. Darren Hayman & the Secondary Modern – Calling Out Your Name Again
2. Math and Physics Club – Jimmy Had a Polaroid
3. Red Shoe Diaries – Underage Disco
4. Tracey’s Love – The Girl with Amsterdam Eyes
5. Shrag – Ghosts Before Breakfast
6. The Specific Heats – Baby, I’m an Existentialist
7. Best Coast – Boyfriend
8. The Humms – Leave That Boy Alone
9. The Depreciation Guild – Dream About Me
10. The Radio Dept. – You Stopped Making Sense

It clocks in at just over 30 mins so check it out and feel free to get in touch with your thoughts. Click here to download. Enjoy!


We made some mixtapes for our last club night and they went very quickly. It’s made up of songs that had been rattling around our heads throughout February, including delightful new releases by Club 8, Sambassadeur and Allo Darlin’.

1. The Hi-Life Companion – Times Table
2. Summer Cats – Paperweight
3. Standard Fare – Nuit Avec Une Ami
4. Club 8 – Western Hospitality
5. Sambassadeur – Days
6. Allo Darlin’ – Dreaming
7. David Tattersall – Happy For a While
8. Godsmania – Higher Lower
9. The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie
10. Women’s Basketball – Calling People I Used to Date

If you missed out on the night you can download it here. We hope you enjoy listening to it!