Deptford Northern Soul Club


Name, where are you from?
Deptford Northern Soul Club, Deptford (SE London).

Describe your style in three words?
Deptford market chic.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I guess where it all started - James Brown in Hyde Park. Our Dad’s took both of us to see him when we were kids. I’m not sure if we really knew what was going on too much but something must of filtered through!
James Brown - People, Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul

If you could DJ the afterparty for a show with any two artists in history?
Wow, that’s a big one! I guess we’d love to be in the presence of Nina Simone, that would have been monumental. For us, she’s on another planet. The other would have to be Alice Clark. We try to end every set with a number of hers.
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Alice Clark - Don’t You Care?

Which subcultures have influenced you?
This one’s a bit of a no brainer - Northern Soul. But we love punk, lo-fi and dance music culture too.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
It’s got to be the queen of soul - Nina Simone.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
We’ve been lucky enough to play some big venues like The Roundhouse, Camden, Williams Green, Glastonbury Festival, The Walled Garden, Green Man Festival and Bunker, Deptford. But for us The Menagerie, Belfast is always special. Belfast has the most open-minded, friendly crowd - who know how to party and love to dance all night. Every time we play there it feels special.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Tommy Neal. A bit of a more obscure Northern Soul act who should be at the tip of everyone's tongue.

Deptford Northern Soul Club will be touring the UK throughout November. Find out more at

DNSC have also announced  the launch of their own record label in association with PIAS. Their debut release will be a reissue of Lester Tipton’s 1966 single 'This Won’t Change'. You can pre-order it at

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