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The Modcast’s 6th Episode had Eddie and co-hosts Dean and Jonny talking to legendary Wigan Casino DJ Ian Dewhirst and top photographer /DJ and now filmmaker Dean Chalkley.
Ian discussed the early years of Northern Soul and listed his all time favourite Wigan Casino tracks, how Marc Almond tracked down “Tainted Love” and whether Northern Soul did have any impact on the Disco infected youth of the South..
Dean Chalkley has just completed his first short film.. under wraps until launch but focussing on Northern Soul culture and beautifully shot.. Teaser up now on www.125magazine.com.. full launch in the next few weeks.
Northern Soul choices for top tracks played this month include one of Ian’s favourite tracks Darrel Banks “Open The Door To Your Heart”, Chalkley’s choice “ Julian Covey’s “A Little Bit of Hurt” plus music from The Impressions playing their first gig for many this year.
A new competition this month from Baracuta has a limited edition Harrington jacket being offered up .. part of their Project 137 series.. get listening to Episode 6 to hear the question plus 5 Sharon Tandy vinyl eps for runners up.. email email@example.com to submit your answers..
Winners of the Kitty Daisy and Lewis ska inspired 7″ on Episode 5 .. “I’m So Sorry” Are.. Jerry Simonsson, Martin Harison, Kevin Lowe, Paul Bowen and Graham Clark email us to claim your prize.
We closed 6 with Ian telling us his favourite 3 Wigan tracks.. check them out.. The Tomangoes “I Really Love You”, Frank Beverly & The Butlers “If That’s What You Wanted” and The Four Perfections “I’m Not Strong Enough”
Steve Cradock and Mark Baxer are lined up for Episode 7 .. get onto the forum or tweet us @themodcast