Soul Underground

Welcome to Soul Underground! 

This will be a site dedicated to articles I’ve written over the past few years, CD reviews and pod-casts featuring records highlighting the Lifeline Rare Soul All-nighters or simply personal favourites of mine.


The Stafford Story. A series of podcasts telling the story of the all-nighters help at Stafford’s Top Of The World club on Newport Road. The music of not just Stafford but throughout the 80’s has been my inspiration as a collector and DJ. The venue hasn’t received the recognition I think it deserves and this page is to put that right. Many dismiss the Stafford era, mostly through ignorance and because they weren’t around in the 80’s but the music discovered and played not just at Stafford but The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield, Guy’s Soultown promotions at Mexborough and Blackburn and other venues like Bradford feature on many DJ’s playlists today.
The podcasts tell the story not in words but through the music Dj by Dj. Some fantastic music, many forgotten or semi known, some still unknown to those who missed the 80’s Northern Soul Scene.
Keep checking back to this page as podcasts will be added as time allows.
Soulfully yours