Riotous Rockers, aka Pete and Boggy, first met in our very own Room One, a chance meeting which flourished when the two realised that they were in fact both Nottingham natives who shared a passion for electro, acid house and techno. Since then, the wild duo have gone on to hold residences at clubs around the world, from London's Bugged Out! to Razzmatazz in Barcelona to Ibiza super club Privilege. They are also currently running a night in London and Nottingham called ASBO.
But if you're anything like us, surely the real thing that keeps you up at night is - where do the Riotous Rockers go for a fish and chips? Wonder no longer...your sleepless nights are over.
Boggy's Top 5 Chip Shops
1. Tony's Chip Shop - Skegness, Lincolnshire.
Right smack bang to the Skegness clock tower is our number 1 chippy, the best fish, forever busy and probably the best reason to visit Skegness these days since most of the seafront burnt down!
2. Rock & Sole Plaice - Covent Garden. 47 Endell St, WC2H 9AJ.
Now then. Many Northerners think Fish n chips cant be done further South than Peterborough but here's sole proof it can! Massive portions, large chips, crisp batter, a winner! We were actually put onto this by Erol Alkan, recommended!
3. Mr. Chips of Louth - Lincolnshire.
I think this has actually won some Egon Ronay type awards shizzle, big in the game especially after returning from Market Rasen Horse meetings.
4. Faulkners - Dalston. 424-426 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA.
Another London Chippy wot wot!! Crisp batter BIG fish and a photo of Fearne Cotton there enjoying a meal.
5. George's Ilkeston , Nottingham
This is actually a chain of Chip shops maybe only the Nottingham area. The fish is pure boom and service is excellent.
Before we introduce you to Pete and Boggy properly, get familiar with their sound. Here's a mix they've created especially for our blog, all exclusive-like. And be sure to read the full interview after the jump...
Riotous Rockers fabric promo mix by fabric
Touch Sensative - Body Stop (Future Classic)
Tensnake - Holding Back My Love (Running Back)
Beautiful Swimmers - Swimmers Groove (Futrure Times)
Jazzy Dee - Get On Up (Situation Edit) (Disco Deviance)
Metronomy - Do The Right Thing (Wild Geese Remix) (Because)
Clap Rules – Omega Buio (Dissident)
Lauer – Delta NRG (Brontosaurus)
Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15-20 (Loop) (Tummy Touch)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix) (DFA)
Tele Music – Music Robot (Pete Herbert Remix) (DJ History)
Mugwump – Fears Inc (Kompakt)
Wild Geese – Macho Disco Master (Flashback)
Wojtek Urbanski – Violet Violin (Maximilian Skiba Remix) (Compost)
Diskjokke - Rosenrod (Moshi Moshi)
Please introduce yourselves…
Hello, we're Pete & Boggy. Nice to meet you.
How would you describe your sound, to the uneducated?
Our sound has to depend on where and when we play, everything from slo disco right through to full on rave and most stuff in-between.
What are you guys working on at the moment?
Our new night 'Space Face' at the Bulls Head in Mosley, Birmingham starts on Nov 6th. We're co-promoting the night with Mazzy from Chicks Dig Jerks and our first guests are Ben Trucker (Gucci Soundsystem / DFA) on Nov 6th and Rory Phillips (Durr) joins us on Dec 4th. Our ASBO parties carry on monthly at the Lock Tavern in Camden of course. There's some musical output in the pipeline too.
Tell us a bit about ASBO….how did it all come together? What’s one of your fav ASBO memories?
ASBO started four years ago at The Social, Little Porland St. We met Alvin C from Wall Of Sound when he came to Nottingham to play, we realised we all liked similar music so it made sense to start something together, amazingly we're still doing it every month. We've hosted parties in London, Nottingham and at Benicassim Festoval in Spain and booked many of our favourite DJs & artists. So many great memories from the parties, the first time Erol played for us at The Lock Tavern was very special - full on road block!
What are your favourite records in your crates?
God, where to start?! The new single on Gomma by The KDMS - Never Stop Believing (Munk Club Edit) is amazing, Most of the DFA releases this year, especially the Walter Jones 12". Practically anything The Revenge are involved with. Mugwump has made some incredible records recently. Jamie Jones, Shonky, Sirius Mo, Naum Gabo...the list could go on and on...
Any advice for any DJs who want to (riotously) rock a party?
Be open minded, play what you actually like! The past is as important as the present. Respect your audience. Oh, and don't bang it out too early for goodness sake!