An archive of  nostalgic sounds:  A vault of recorded music

  Mike Preece: Original 70's D.J. playing 100% original vinyl records.

Sold out last FOUR shows in a row at a Vintage-Vinyl regular all ticket event.

By checking out my current collection of vinyl records you can see titles you may like to request for playing, during a gig. 

You will also have an idea of what kind of original vinyl music would be available for a planned event.

Mike uses all new Reloop battle turntables with Ortofon Styli &  Reloop mixer. 

Two x 1,000 watt Mackie Thump speakers and two x Alto 2,000 watt Subwoofers.

Ideally placed for a small to medium sized venue. 

Not suitable for a broom cupboard nor an aircraft hangar. 

You will hear 100% original vinyl recordings from artists such as: Abba, Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Barry White, Billy Joel, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Commodores, Chic, Creedence Clearwater, U2, The Who, Whitney Houston, Darts, David Bowie, Donna Summer, Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, The Eagles, Rolling Stones, ELO, Elton John, Queen, Rod Stewart, Human League, Michael Jackson, James Brown, KC & Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, Genesis, Paul Simon, ZZ Top, Pointer Sisters, Prince, Roxy Music, Rose Royce, UB40, Loads of Motown, Northern Soul, 70's Disco and heaps more

Why you should be dancing! 

If a sly kitchen dance makes you feel good, moving in time with others is even better.

Humans are one of the few species who dance, and while some of us would rather poke our eye out with a stick than dance in public, we're fighting against an instinct that is hardwired into us from the day we are born.

"Rhythmic movement is very much part of what makes humans tick," Caroline Williams writes in Move!

In fact, dance is so hardwired into us that, left to our own devices, we all dance at the same speed - about 120 beats a minute. This is the case no matter how tall we are - and it's probably no coincidence that it's the same speed that hits the "sweet spot" when we are walking.

"It's like our natural rhythm, which sort of blows my mind a little bit."

As it happens, 120 beats a minute is the dominant rhythm in a lot of pop music. And the way we dance to pop music is very similar to the way people from other cultures dance to different kinds of music - stamping our feet on the floor while punching our hands in the air and nodding our heads in time.

"If there is one form of dance that you could do anywhere in the world without looking too out of place, this is surely it," writes Williams. 

Dancing can serve a similar role to brisk walking in boosting blood to the brain. But dancing can do other things, too. While jumping about in the kitchen on your own to pop greats like Stevie Wonder's Superstition - judged the most danceable tune out of 148 played to student volunteers in a University of California experiment in 2012 - will make you feel good, so will dancing together with others.

In fact, moving in time with others - even at a more sedate pace than that of the average pop song - seems to be good for our souls. Williams says this is probably because it helps blur the lines between us and the people around us. That in turn draws us together emotionally and physically and makes us more likely to co-operate with each other.

Toddlers who are bounced on someone's knee in time to music, for example, are much more likely to pick up something that has been dropped onto the floor and hand it back than toddlers who are bounced in a non rhythmic way.

"There's something about moving in time with other people that makes us feel closer together and makes us care more about each other."

Caroline Williams author "Move"

Find Caroline's book here

March 2023: Vinyl outsells C.D.'s for first time in 35 years.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released data showing that in 2022, vinyl records sold just over 41 million units compared with only 33 million CDs.

Labelled by many as the vinyl record revolution, 2022 was the 16th consecutive year of growth for record sales, which now make up around 71% of physical format sales.

RIAA Chairperson and CEO Mitch Glazier told the BBC vinyl was “cementing its role as a fixture of the modern music marketplace”.