Buoys To Men

Buoys To Men “a voyage through yacht rock”Mixed by Spin Doctor & Russ Ryan   It’s summer of ‘84, off the coast of California the waves gently splash against the hull as you and your friends open ice cold beers, soak up a few rays and set sail.On the radio? The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Steely Dan, Toto, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Messina and more. These acts and many more like them filled the airwaves of 70’s and 80’s radio with a brand of mainstream smoothed our funky rock that came to be known as Yacht Rock. Here, two of London’s finest DJs explore their unrequited love of the genre with a 90 minute voyage to the sunshine of the Californian coast.   DOWNLOAD MIX  ...

ISOULECTION

After the huge reaction to his ‘Disco Doctor’ mix Spin Doctor keeps it soulful again as he explains: “In the midst of a 2 week Corona Virus Isolation I’m thinking about good music to bring us through and what better than the sweet sound of Soul. I put together a few of my fave soulful cuts. Not all strictly soul but definitely soulful! Music to lift the spirit and maybe move the body from Al Green, Roy Ayers, Prince, Mary J and more. I’d finished the mix with the incredible “Wake Up Everybody” which felt very right given the current pandemic situation but soon as I had finished the mix I heard the tragic news about Bill Withers (RIP). That hit me hard so I took a moment and shed a tear. Bill’s one of my favourite artists ever and so I had to add a little 3 tune Bill Withers mix to the end of what was already a finished mix opening with ‘I’ll Be With You’ and it’s apt opening line of Bill singing… ‘I’ll be with you till heaven comes and takes me away’. RIP Bill Withers DOWNLOAD HERE  ...

Disco Doctor

Over the year’s Spin Doctor’s passion for Disco has got deeper and deeper. So now his first mix uploaded in over 3 years (since his Prince vinyl mix recorded on the news of Prince’s death) is an hour of a few of his favourite Disco floor fillers from the likes of Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Ashford & Simpson as well as edits by some of the masters of the craft including Dimitri from Paris, Francois K, Kon and Late Night Tough Guy to name a few. Recorded in one take it is full of classics you are sure to know and underground smashes you are gonna love. This is a little something to get you dancing round the living room while you are stuck at home. Download this mix...

POSTPONED UNTIL FURT...

45 x 45s   Due to current government advice around coronavirus we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this monthly party until further notice. The health and safety of our loyal supporters, venue staff, DJs etc are always our priority and we therefore figure it is better to be safe than sorry.   10pm-2am Saturday 28th March& Last Saturday of every month   Old Street Records, 350 Old Street, London EC2 Free Before 10pm || £5 after   To prove that great things come in small packages The Doctor’s Orders return with their 45’s special now as a monthly party across both floors of the brilliant Old Street Records. Those little 7” platters that had our mums and dads dancing round the jukebox are experiencing a serious revival among the DJ community. Just check the #45Friday trending on instagram. Never ones to be swayed by trends our DJs have long been collecting these fun sized vinyl bombs and will be spinning all manner of Hip-Hop, Funk, Dancehall, Soul, Disco and a sneaky bit of Pop that is sure to keep you rocking in your socks all night. Residents will be keeping things bumping with a selection of 45 of their incredible collections of 45s. Joined by the best DJs in the game dusting off their collections of floor fillers for what is gonna be an incredible monthly party....

J-Dilla 2020

J-Dilla Changed My Life 2020 was another incredible sold out event. A HUGE thanks to all of the DJs and performers for taking part and to all of you that came to attend!  Once again we raised loads for charity and can not thank you enough!  [Show as...

45 Years of Hip-Hop ...

Once again The Southbank Centre was a road block with a huge crowd coming to celebrate 45 years of Hip-Hop with us and we can not thank you enough. To show the culture we love in such a positive, life affirming way at one of London’s most prestigious venues takes all of us and you showed up in force!  [Show as...

Q-Tip B-Day Party

We celebrated Q-Tip’s birthday a few days early with Tribe and Q-Tip special for a packed house at The Book Club. Check out the pics here. Pics by Walid [Show as...

J Dilla Changed My L...

This year’s J Dilla tribute was another incredible night to remember with Abstract Orchestra tearing it down alongside our incredible line up of DJs: Spin Doctor, Kidkanevil, Russ Ryan, DJ Lok & Mo Fingaz Check out the gallery here and get to tagging on Facebook. Pics by Walid [Show as slideshow] Join the party…. 1st Friday – mAAd City / Yeezy Does It @ Trapeze  1st Saturday @ Hoxton Square / The Book Club 2nd Friday – Straight Up @ Trapeze 3rd Thursday – Hip-Hop Pub Quiz @ The Book Club 3rd Thursday – Midweek Marauders @ The Book Club 3rd Friday – Hip-Hop vs RnB @ The Hoxton Pony Last Saturday – 45 x 45s @ Old Street Records...

History of Hip-Hop @...

Once again we partied through all eras of Hip-Hop music. Starting from 70s breaks and beats and moving through thumping 80s rap, 90s boom bap, jiggy 2000s bangers and right through today’s biggest club-rumbling hits. No one makes these parties like the crowd, this time consisting of all age groups and walks of hip-hop heads. Huge thank you to all the party people who came and got down on the sunny Southbank! DJs in order of appearance (and era) were: DJ Lok (Breaks & Beats) Ralphonze 90 (80s) Chris Read (80s/90s) Spin Doctor (90s) Mo Fingaz (90s/2000s) Russ Ryan (2000s) CWD (2010s) & Host/Birthday Boy MC Pranksta the Trinigladiata [Show as...

12th Birthday Party ...

Out to everyone who made it down to our 12th birthday celebrations at Hoxton Square!  Can’t believe another year’s come round so quickly, and mad excited for some of the surprises we have in store for you guys over the next year. Check out the gallery below and peep our upcoming events HERE.  [Show as...

Prince ‘For Yo...

Spin Doctor’s All Vinyl Price ‘For You’ Tribute Mix 2016 has been a horrific year for loosing musical heroes. Last month I was rocked by the death of Phife from A Tribe Called Quest and last night’s news of Prince’s passing hit me nearly as hard. I’ve been a huge fan since being introduced by my older sisters in the early 80s (the copy of ‘Sign Of The Times’ used in this mix was my sisters till I stole it) and so I was inspired to do this all vinyl tribute mix of just some of the classics that the purple one blessed us with! Starting with the intro to Prince’s very first album and exploring some of his best love tracks this is an all party tribute to the Purple one. RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THIS...

J Dilla Changed My L...

A huge thanks to all of you that came and celebrated the birthday, life and work of J Dilla with us on Sunday 7th February @ Scala. It was a huge event that raised a total of £11,439.20 for charity so thank you all for being a part of an extremely special night! Check the gallery below or tag yourself on below. There is also a video coming soon! [Show as...

The Jazz Cafe

Some words on The Jazz Cafe from Spin Doctor As some of you may have already heard London’s legendary The Jazz Cafe is goes through some changes. The Doctor’s Orders has had many great nights at the venue putting on great shows with legends such as Big Daddy Kane, Jazzy Jeff, Talib Kweli, The Last Poets (plus many more) and our hugely popular Hip-Hop vs RnB monthly club night (now re-launching at The Garage). I was honored to play a part in their programming over the last few years and in their special 25th anniversary celebrations last year. We want to thank all of the incredible staff that helped make all the events such a success and a pleasure to promote. The work that goes on behind the scenes at a venue like The Jazz Café, putting on 500+ events a year, is phenomenal and when done well goes largely unnoticed. Special shout outs go to Ivor 2 step, Sazzle ‘T-Rex’, John Chips & gravy, Guestlist Goose, French Ralf, Pajoe the party and Sheila the smile. What does the future hold? Right now that is a little unclear. We have known about the take over for some time but been unable to discuss it until the deal completed. The new owners, The Columbo Group, are the people behind XOYO, The Old Queens Head, Phonox and The Blues Kitchen. As we understand it the venue is closed until late May for a refurb at which time it will reopen still as The Jazz Cafe. The focus will remain on being a hub for live music seven nights a week with club nights on weekends. For many the venue has not only been somewhere to discover new music but also hear legends perform in a very intimate...

45 x 45s Vol.3

Ahead of our latest 45 x 45s party with De La Soul’s DJ Maseo, this Saturday 6th Feb 2016 at The Book Club, Spin Doctor was going through a few of his latest acquistions and decided to throw a few in the mix for ya. Enjoy 40 mins of Hip-Hop, Soul, RnB from KRS One to Bee Gees all on vinyl 45s. DOWNLOAD   45 x 45’s Volume 3 mixed by @DJSpinDoctor by The Doctors Orders on...

J Dilla Remixes ...

Ahead of the 10th Annual ‘J Dilla Changed My Life’ tribute party at The Scala on Sunday 7th Feb 2016, Spin Doctor has put together this 45 minute blend of some of Jay Dee’s less known bangers. Including remixes for the likes of De La Soul, Faith Evans & Keith Murray as well as little known tracks and album cuts. This mix shows the depth and breadth of Dilla’s Genius! Join us alongside very special surprise guests, De La Soul’s DJ Maseo, Phat Kat, Illa J and more on 7th Feb to celebrate the life and work of the greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time. DOWNLOAD THIS MIX   J Dilla – Remixes & Rarities – Mixed by @SpinDoctorUK by The Doctors Orders on Mixcloud...

TDO Hoxton – D...

Our monthly The Doctor’s Orders party at Hoxton Square. DJs Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Mo Fingaz, Russ Ryan and host MC Pranksta make sure the vibe is right across two rooms. Photos by Danny Seaton Facebook gallery below. [Show as...

TDO10 Pics – D...

A huge thanks to everyone that made our 10th Birthday party so special.  Much love to all the DJs, Pioneer for the gear and of course Danny Seaton for these pics. Check and tag the Facebook photo album HERE. [Show as...

Spin Doctor’s ...

Another live TDO party with an incredible line up of DJs. This time at Dalston’s Birthdays venue to celebrate our very own Spin Doctor’s birthday. Facebook gallery HERE Photos by Danny Seaton DJs: Spin Doctor, DJ MK, Mr Thing, Motive, Mo Fingaz, Bobafatt, Russ Ryan, Ralphonze, Hosted by MC Pranksta [Show as...

Jazzie B @ The Book ...

Thanks to everyone who came and partied with us and Jazzie B (October 2015). Another great party with a great crowd at The Book Club, Shoreditch. Get involved and tag yourselves on Facebook HERE Photos by Danny Seaton [Show as...

45 x 45 Mixes

Our 45 x 45’s parties, where DJs come and spin 45 of their fave 45’s (yup those little 7″ records your mum and dad used to play) have become a fixture in the clubbing calendar. To give you a flavour of what to expect from these parties Spin Doctor has uploaded two volumes of his 45 x 45, all vinyl, all 45’s mixes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!     45 x 45’s vol.2 Mix by @SpinDoctorUK by The Doctors Orders on Mixcloud...