This week our mix comes from French-born DJ and regular Big Chiller Thomas Lesnier, who will be debuting his new project PEGASVS this Sunday evening (9th March) at Big Chill Bar.


Expect everything from afrobeat to techno and from trap to disco!


Thomas Lesnier Presents PEGASVS Big Chill Mix by We Are Big Chill on Mixcloud

On Saturday 29th March we welcome Rockit Science to the Big Chill House to celebrate their 6th birthday… check out the flyer for more info!


Head over to Facebook now to check out pics from Saturday 1st March at Big Chill House and tag yourself for the chance to win a £100 bar tab!


See the full album here.


We had a great night at the Yardrock Selectors Only Birthday Bash last Saturday, and from these pics it looks like you guys did too! Head over to Facebook now to see the full album.

Scribble ‘N’ Scratch is Big Chill Bar Bristol’s monthly illustration battle and hip-hop turntablism night.


The best in Bristol’s art talent step up to the easel with that paint pen panache and battle it out in a war of creativity, imagination, skill, talent, finesse and all out ill illustration abilities to a different theme each month.


Accompanying the illustration battles highly skilled resident DJ’s Harsh Nature, Wonkinson and PapaMache
tear up the decks each month with a selection of hip-hop, funk, soul, breaks, dub and all round turntable trickery for your auditory enjoyment!


Fancy the sound of this epic creative night? Of course you do … We’ll see you down at Small Street this Thursday 27th from 8pm.

Tom Faun is an avid and dedicated record collector, having started his collection at the age of just 16. Although you can expect mostly house and garage from Tom’s sets, he has also been known to dip into 80s soul & funk, with his one rule of DJing being ‘if I like it, I’ll buy it and find a way of including it in my set’. Sounds good to us.

You can catch Tom making his Big Chill debut at the Big Chill House on Saturday 8th March.


Tom Faun’s Big Chill Mix by We Are Big Chill on Mixcloud

Jazz, Funk & Soul Society feat. Klezmer Kollectiv | Big Chill Bar Bristol

So keen was I to be at this gig that I came a week early. The Jazz Funk & Soul Society is a regular weekly night at the Big Chill bar but, being organised by students, it takes longer holidays than most and this is their first session of the New Year.


The contrast is astonishing – the week before there were less people in front of the bar than behind it and tumbleweed blew through from time to time, tonight it’s not yet nine o’clock and the place is already feeling rammed, with a steady stream at the door. The other astonishing thing is that this is an almost entirely young crowd apparently eager for a night of jazz.


The stage area is set up for an open jam session and there’s no shortage of musicians: each number quickly gets bass, drums, guitar, keys and four or five brass players as well as, mostly, a vocalist. They’re always keen to play and the music flows easily and well: the standard is high, with the barely-concealed competitive edge that good jam sessions always have, and the repertoire flows from fast funk (The Meters’ ‘Cissy Strut’) to Daft Punk (a breezy swing version of ‘Get Lucky’) via Sarah Vaughan (‘All Of Me’) and Nina Simone (‘Feelin’ Good’). And we are all, it seems, feelin’ good by the time the Cardiff-based Klezmer Kollectiv kick off to what is approaching a capacity crowd. The steady oompah of trombone and bass grounds their sound over clattering cajon with sax and accordion providing the melody. It’s insistent danceability gets the right response from the start, and the room is a bouncing mob throughout, with the jaunty swing of tunes like ‘Prohibition’ and ‘Golden Khasene’ raising the temperature and an extended version of Dick Dale’s  ‘Miserlou’ (you know, the Pulp Fiction tune) boiling over.


It’s been a very impressive evening, all in all, with a great, friendly atmosphere and equally good entertainment: if there’s a hotter spot in Bristol on a Tuesday night I’d be very surprised.


Score 8/10

Western Soul Spring Mix by Alexander by We Are Big Chill on Mixcloud

Spring is in the air and Alexander from Western Soul has kindly put together a Soul, Boogie, House and Disco mix four us.

The guys will be here at The Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane on Friday 17th May so come down and see them in action.

Celebrating 10 years of throwing parties, the NICE UP! crew roll back through the Big Chill House on Saturday May 25 for possibly one of their biggest parties to date!

Having sold out the New Year’s Eve party, they’re rolling deep with the following line up:

General Levy
Rodney P
Mr Benn
Turntable Dubbers

+ upstairs
Extra Classic with Al Fingers, Disorda & Seanie T


The night encompasses all forms of reggae-infused music from hip hop, dancehall and bashment to jungle, dubstep and drum & bass.

The night is proudly sponsored by Absolut.













Here at The Big Chill House were are proud to welcome Flavourmag on Saturday May 11.

They will be welcoming J Marie Cooper, rapper DJ Ironik and talented singer L Marshall along with storming DJ sets from Gavin Peters and Sy Sez, DJ Melody Kane, Shorty Bless and DJ Longers. This is guaranteed to be one of the hottest nights on the music calendar!

If you fancy seeing some of the best up-and-coming artists perform and attending unpretentious night out in London amongst a crowd of genuine music lovers and dependable DJs who are just in it for the love of a good tune, then look no further. Remarkably, this one-off special in the capital is free all night so spread the word.


J Marie Cooper

DJ Ironik

L Marshall

Gavin Peters and Sy Sez

DJ Melody Kane

Shorty Bless

Up / And / Coming

The night is proudly sponsored by Santa Teresa.

Dom Servini of Wah Wah 45s has kindly put together a little teaser mix ahead of Big Chill Presents Huey Morgan on Saturday April 27.

Expect about 30 minutes of largely old skool NYC hip hop and latin in honour of Huey, but with a bit of Hackney Colliery Band of course, and a couple of other surprises…

The Big Chill Presents Huey Morgan, Saturday 27 April


Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals/BBC 6Music)
Hackney Colliery Band (Wah Wah 45s)
Scrimshire (Wah Wah 45s)
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
Tom ‘T-Bone’ Whalley (BBC 6Music)


Kear (HiJAK! / Regulate)
Bopperson (Wah Wah 45s)

9pm ’til 4pm downstairs / 10pm-2am upstairs


Dom Servini’s Big Chill Presents Huey Morgan Teaser Mix by We Are Big Chill on Mixcloud

Big Chill Presents Huey Morgan @ Big Chill House April 27 2013 9pm – 4am

See this night in Fluid London’s Top 10 Cool Events in London:


Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music)
Hackney Colliery Band (Wah Wah 45s)
Dom Servini
Tom ‘T-Bone’ Whalley (BBC 6Music)

+ upstairs: Kear (HiJAK!/Regulate) and Bopperson (Wah Wah 45s)

Big Chill Presents welcome ex-Fun Loving Criminals front man and all-round musical legend Huey Morgan for a rare London DJ set.

Alongside him will be head honchos from funk-friendly record label Wah Wah 45s – Dom Servini and Scrimshire – and Huey’s very own producer, Mr. Tom ‘T-Bone’ Whalley.

Live music comes from East London’s infamous Hackney Colliery Band, also signed to the Wah Wah 45s label, and loved for their bolshy brass takes on club classics.

Entertainment in The Snug comes courtesy of Kear and Bopperson bringing a more electronic edge to the proceedings.

*Free before 10pm, £5 after*

As of this Sunday 10 March the Big Chill Bar will have a new extended opening time, we will be open until 1am!

So come down and join us for an extra hour on Sundays, we’d love to see you there.


Saturday 30 March @ Big Chill House


South Rakkas Crew feat. Serocee
Oxide + Neutrino
Million Way (live)
Bobby Gandolf

Ethnobling: global meets urban. Afro-inspired ghetto beats go side-by-side with garage, digital dancehall and house.

DRESS-CODE: exotic global bling/UK garage flex.

Plus Ethnobling residents Bobby Gandolf, Nimble Jack + special guest Napper mixing up house, dancehall, moombah, soul and global bass.


The night is proudly sponsored by Heineken.

“Here’s 14 tunes that will give you an idea of the scope of music that you can expect to hear at the Big Chill Bar this Thursday. Hopefully it won’t put you off coming down!” Digby

1/ Fainting By Numbers – A Stone In The Ground

Alexis from Hot Chip on vocals, Justin Kochnke on production. Kitsch beats, heartfelt vocals, my disco tune of the month for April. Is it disco? Close enough. Certainly ain’t getting reviewed on the house page.

2/ DJ Rum – Tension

Classic future garage with reggae overtones. Tracks off the forthcoming album will also get played Thursday. Look out for it in Aprii.

3/ De La Soul – A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturday (Mo Mo Dub)

Wicked deep old school house version of a classic De La track.

4/ Kenny Larkin – Java

A PR recently explained to me that “Techno is vital in the underground right now”, which I found pretty patronising. When I was 18 and clueless this Kenny Larkin track from 1995 made me realise that techno could be melodic and soulful too.

5/ Tee Cees – Disco Love Bites

Disco pummeler from 1978 with a killer bassline and great instrumentation.

6/ David Axelrod – The Smile

What I love about Thursdays at The Big Chill Bar is that I can play stuff like this and people love it. It’s more about creating a great atmosphere than getting people dancing, so Axelrod is in there.

7/ Milton Wright – Keep It Up

All time soul favourite.

8/ Om Unit – Ulysses

While I love the new Reso remix, it may be a little to much for the bar, so will stick to this. Deep, hypnotic but still accesible.

9/ Midland – Trace

10/ Patsy Gallant – It’ll All Come Around

Takes me back to the Grand Central and Fat City days of my early 20s (this featured on a Fat City comp). Amazing.

11/ Janet Rushmore – On My Own

Deep, soulful, vocal house as it should be done. A Shelter classic.

12/ Sha’Lor – I’m in Love

Back on De Construction. A most decent label.

13/ Patrice Rushden – Kickin’ Back

This was the soundtrack to a porno I featured in and when I hear it it reminds me of the jacuzzi scene.

14/ Bonobo – Cirrus

And others from the new album that are not currently on YouTube. Though this is certainly the stand out track.

First lady of dark electronic soul, Lea Lea, has put together her Lucky 13 of top tracks ahead of her performance at The Big Chill Live Presents Wah Wah 45s on March 9.

We asked her for a top 10 but she chose 13 tracks, she said “Sorry its a top 13 not a top 10… there’s just to many hits!!”, but it’s all good with us.

1. The Prodigy – Firestarter “Classic!!!”

2. M.I.A. – Paper Planes “Great production, puts a smile on my face and brings out the gunshot dance every time!”

3. The Chemical Brothers – Galvanise “Q-Tip and Chemical Brothers combined?! That’s got to be in my top 10!”

4. Bonobo feat. Andreya – Eyes Down “Friends of mine collaborating to make a banging tune, boom!”

5. Kavinsky – Nightcall “Perfect audio for a sick slick film, Drive…definitely an awesome song to come out of 2012.”

6. Hot Chip – Over And Over “This song got me through working in a horrible retail shop even if it was on repeat for seven hours!”

7. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House “The summer of 2009, good memories.”

8. SBTRKT – Wildfire “Awesome bass, sick vocals!”

9. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It “Really excited by this duo!”

10. Lea Lea – AK-47 “Come on! One of mine has to make it in there somewhere ”

11. Blue Daisy – Fuck A Rap Song “Tune from the very talented Blue Daisy.”

12. Tokimonsta feat. Kool Keith – The Force “Good to see a super-talented lady making some serious waves in electronic music, loving this song!”

13. Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat – MmmHmm “Summer pumping vibes…gives me goosebumps ”

House duo Casino Times are making some big waves with recent releases on Wolf Music, and they’ve put together a wicked top 5 of their favourite tunes for us ahead of them playing at the Mixmag Stars of 2013 party at The Big Chill House on Saturday 23 February.

1. Casino Times – Heart Strings

“Always good to start with a bit of self promo! This one’s our ode to a bit of 80s boogie with a very modern Casino-style twist (whatever that means?). Out now on our favourite record label Wolf Music.”

2. De Sluwe Vos – Deventer

“Do you like jazz? Good, so do we.”

3. Max Graef & Muff Deep – Am Fenster (Original & Ultimate Rave Mix)

“Max is going places. All the places. His upcoming release on Tartelet is an exploration of catchy hooks and interesting rhythm patterns, with this lead track (along with the aptly-titled Ultimate Rave Mix) being the choice selection of the bunch. Watch out for Max on a new 10 inch series we are curating later this year.”

4. Tornado Wallace – Thinking Allowed

“The man Lewie Day, bringing the heat on his new EP on ESP Institute. Been loving ‘Thinking Allowed’ absolute space jam for those late night moments. Can’t wait until he comes back to the UK for Tief at Corsica Studios at the end of April. Word on the street is the last time they had him down they had to hire in a painter to fix the ceilings from all the minds being blown.”

5. Erdbeerschnitzel – Separate Spaces

“We picked up Erdbeerschnitzel’s debut album ‘Tender Leaf’ last month and have literally had it on repeat ever since. Really interesting and varied styles throughout with this track ‘Separate Spaces’ being our personal favourite and a secret weapon during many of our recent sets.”

Catch Casino Times playing at the Mixmag Stars of 2013 Party at Big Chill House on Saturday 23 February along with Krystal Klear, Ben Pearce, Voyeur and Betoko.

Free before 10pm, £5 after.

Thats Right, As ever on the 1st Friday of the month those two chancers that have been knocking about as long as we have will be gracing the 1′s and 2′s.

Self described pair of wannabe rude boys from the Home Counties, also known as Duck and Johnny Clash and long time residents of ours at BCB, We’re allways glad to have these two back.

Check out some of there mixes

Digby, Mixmag’s disco editor and part of the Mixmag Allstars is back at The Big Chill Bar tonight!.

Expect the odd rare disco 7″ moving into mellow future beats that are currently the staple of the Mixmag office stereo.

Digby, who also curates the Mixmag DJ Lab – a weekly live mix from some of the world’s best DJs.

One of his favourite shows (Featured below) came courtesy Tigersushi’s Joakim. “He’s one of the unsung kings of the disco scene,” says Digby. “If you like this kind of music, then come on down on Thursday and say hello!”

Were feeling rather generous again over here so, This month we will be running another competition to win a £100 Bar tab at the Big Chill Bar & House!

Get your glad rags ironed and ready, we will have a photographer at both venues every Friday & Saturday this month. So what do you have to do?

Get yourself down to either the Big Chill House or Big Chill Bar (hey why not do both?) and strike a pose for our camera’s! Every Monday we’ll be uploading all the photo’s from the weekend to our retrospective Facebook fan page, all you have to do is find yourself in one of the photosets and get tagging, simple!

A winner will be picked at random at the end of October. The bar tab can be spent on both food and drink – so what are you waiting for get tagging and treat your friends to a FREE night out. Now don’t go saying we never give you anything!

Click here for Big Chill House photo albums on Facebook.

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The Wah Wah 45s head honcho takes you on a trip from 8pm tonight!

Check out Dom Servini’s five for the Big Chill below!

1. Hint – Aliens Enter feat. T-Fly (Hint Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

2. Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star (Reflex Re-vision)

3. Resonators – B.A.S.I.C. (Wrongtom’s Labrynthitis Remix) (Wah Wah 45s)

4. Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Bo Rush)

5. Osunlade – Envision (Yoruba Soul Mix) (DFTD)

We have an all night back-to-back collaboration featuring two Big Chill faves, Count Chocula (Bridging The Gap/Five Easy Pieces) and DJ Sketchy (Mixcloud/ManMakeMusic) from 9:30pm tonight! Vibes.

Check out the recent mix ManMakeMusic did for i-D Magazine below:

Mixmaster Morris will be doing an incredible ambient ten hour set from 2pm at the Big Chill Bar on Sunday!

This lead us to think about some of the DJs who are well known for doing extended sets:

1. Danny Tenaglia: Ultimately the grandaddy of marathon sets, it is reported that he once played a for 19.5 hours.

2. Laurent Garnier: The charismatic Frenchman has a penchant for playing for eight hours or more.

3. Richie Hawtin: Hawtin, aka Plastikman, still possesses the desire to pump out six hour minimal techno sets.

4. Mr Scruff: Famed for hosting his tea parties, Mr Scruff will not DJ unless the venue will let him do a long spot.

5. Ricardo Villalobos: Cited as one of the most influential figures in modern techno, Villalobos has been known to do ten hour sets and has also gone back-to-back with Luciano in an extended twelve hour set.

Social Monster DJs Tropical Jeremy and Ruf Dug will be spinning slow-mo disco through to proto-house and dubstep in the Bar from 8pm tonight!

Check out the Ruf Dug Common Cause mix below!