Monday, 13 June 2011

Manifesto no. 2 - The Return of Jugend Klub

Jugend Klub will be returning very soon... with new nights Tesko Disko and Club Pinot Grigio in the pipeline. In the meantime, here's something to show you what you've been missing.

Manifesto no.2 by diediskodamen

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Horror Mix

Be afraid... be very afraid... its the Jugend Klub Horror Mix! A pic 'n' mix of scary dance music beautifully stitched together by myself and fellow JK resident Jamie Ryan Ainslie AKA The Princes Of Risborough.

Horror Mix by The Princes Of Risborough

John Napier

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Chicks Dig Jerks radio: English Songwriters Special

I'll be back on Rhubarb Radio this Thursday for an English Songwriters Special. Appearing not as a DJ or a night promoter but in my original capacity as a songwriter. If you'd like to hear some you can visit

The show will be on at 8pm, Thursday 13th October at and there'll be songs by the likes of The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, XTC, The Fall, Paul Weller, Syd Barrett (pictured) and David Bowie.

John Napier

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Cum Again?...


For one night only VIVID hosts an art party inspired by the colourful club nights of Birmingham's underground scenes in the 1980s. VIVID's project space will be taken over by live music, DJs and visual artists who'll conspire to create an excitingly strange evening of camp disco!

DJs include 80s original ‘Gay Jon', the brains behind Bradford Street's outrageously lewd and notorious Cum Club; and Brian Duffy, award winning sound artist and creator of The Modified Toy Orchestra. Also at VIVID, John Napier (Jugend Klub), Greg Haines (Tropical Hotdog) and Richard A. Spears (Ducks Bath) each bring you a special playlist crafted in response to The Cum Club.

Cum Clubbing is presented as part of Sleeve Notes, an ongoing project conceived by artist-curator Trevor Pitt (POD projects) during his residency at VIVID in 2009. Sleeve Notes examines the spaces where popular culture fraternizes with the canonical world of art and the individuals who played a significant, often underground role in shaping the music, fashion, and club scenes in Birmingham during the late 70s and 1980s.

Tickets £5 | available from theticketsellers.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Talkin' Rhubarb

Last Thursday was my fourth appearance on the In The Belly show on Rhubarb Radio, Birmingham's finest local radio station. We spoke of many things: Papier mache faces, New Jack Swing and lunchtime kebabs amongst other things. We also played some pretty mint music and here's the show in full for your listening pleasure. Groovy:

In The Belly 24th June by In The Belly Radio Show

John Napier

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

JUGEND KLUB CD.03 - Richard A. Spears

Last month's free mix CD, given away to all those who attended Jugend Klub on 23rd April, was mixed by the wonderful Richard A. Spears. A warped mix of electro, hip-hop and general psychedelia in 4 parts - I urge you to download it all here IMMEDIATELY.

Jugend Klub CD.03 - There Are Other Worlds by Duck's Bath