I started up my own Ustream channel last week. It was great fun DJing and receiving comments about one of my chairs. I’ll be doing this again quite soon. The first one was a test one to see how to set it up, which incidentally was really easy to do. Anyway, I never recorded it so you can’t listen to it, probably just as well as I didn’t set my volumes properly on it. Anyway, I should be having another bash at this on Tuesday night. So that will be Tuesday the 3rd of August at 8pm BST. I’ll announce it on twitter. I’ll stick the playlist on here as well.
Monthly Archive for July, 2010
I’ve been enjoying this record a lot this week. It’s a very smooth jazz house thing. The flip side is a dubstep thing that I am not too into. I’m finding that I always like one side of a Deep Medi record and hating the other side. Oh well. That’s the joy of records. You can choose which side to play. I should add that this has been out for ages, but I only bought it this week. Slick.
There is an excellent interview with Duane Pitrev over at the Chrome Ball Incident. Lots of insight into the early days of the Alien Workshop and what he did after he retired from being a professional skateboarder. Check it out if you are interested in that kinda thing.
Sumoboy has posted this excellent little mix up on Soundcloud. Check out the tracklisting below and give it a spin.
Walter Jones – Living Without your Love
Gaz Nevada – Special Agent Man (People Get Real Dub)
Metro Area – Machine Vibes
Invasion – Spells Of Deception (Boy 8 Bit Mix)
Adonis – Rocking Down The House
Peech Boys – Dont Make Me Wait
Floating Points – Shark Chase
ESG – Party Music (Party Mix)
Walls – Hang Four (Allez Allez Remix)
Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer (Kyle Hall Remix)
Sometimes in life you need to go back to the beginning. I’ve been listening to a lot of old DJ Shadow music recently. Hindsight has always been a favourite of mine. Its probably due to the samples from Star Wars and Platoon.
This is an amazing documentary! Its great to see someone battling the odds of the music industry and to just keep doing it for the love of it. It was recently on BBC4. It’s probably still on the iPlayer. It is definitely worth a watch. I’m not too into the music, but I felt like buying an album of theirs after seeing this. They are certainly dedicated to the cause.
I was recently in London for a few days. I guess the main point of the trip was to check out Benji B‘s night called Deviation. Its on the first Wednesday of every month at Gramaphone. It was one of the best club night’s I have been to this year. Electric Wire Hustle were playing live and although I had never heard of them before they were pretty tight, check them out if you can. Joy Orbison was there as well playing a house set rather than what he usually plays, which was great, but the real reason it was great was Benji B DJing, it was just like his radio show, which I have been listening to every week for the last couple of years. It was great to hear Quest’s Smooth Skin as I went into the club. The tune that got me on the dance floor was the instrumental of Mingi by Mim Suleiman. He just played loads of great music. The venue was tiny and the drinks were reasonably priced. I’ll definitely be heading back there again next time I am in London.
As usual I checked out some shops. Bought some new t-shirts from Slam City. I bought the Penrose Triangle t-shirt from Palace, a new dry fit pocket tee by Nike SB and I also bought the Emerica charity t-shirt which sees all the money going towards the Southbank project. More info about it in the video below.
I went to an amazing Japanese restaurant called Koya. It specializes in Udon noodles. It was super busy and we were lucky to get a table looking into the kitchen. I had hot noodles with beef, which was great. I think the highlight of the meal was seaweed salad, which tasted of the sea. I also checked out the Design Museum and also the maps exhibition at the British Library. Oh yeah, I also bought this cheeky little t-shirt too.