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Nightlife and its joys

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2 steps returning - silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

There is nothing like the night and all of the joys you can find there. I miss my clubbing days. I miss djing and vjing, creating for events, entertaining even a small crowd. I have managed to play at quite a few clubs in and around Sheffield, also enjoying the events as an attendee. I had great fun going out to such and beyond to festivals and free parties with my daughters – yes! strange I know, but still. Even though I am in my 60s now I still love this music. It may seem odd for someone such as myself to still have a love of 2 step garage, drum and bass, dubstep, future bass, drumstep, trap, glitch and more but there you have it.

Drums now bass forever silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Bass before and future silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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The joys of …

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13th June my birthday and my daughter’s birthday 17th. Soppy dad time I guess … yes, I love all of my kids and have such a collection of family and friends – I am truly blessed. Part of what I like to do is to create for them …

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There is an aesthetic moment to be found almost everywhere and almost at any time – all it takes is a little imagination.

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There is a world of intriguing joy to be found, sometimes at your fingertips, sometimes in imagination, and yes, sometimes distantly exotic …

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Lean 1 silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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Lean2 silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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world flavours

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You might just have guessed that I love my music. I also have fond memories of my time spent in Africa – lived there, worked there, got married there, my first beautiful daughter was conceived there. I also have such fond memories of the wonderful friends I made there. Out of that I gained a love of South African music, later expanded to include all sorts of African music, from West Africa through all sorts of other stuff:

  • zouk
  • afrobeat
  • makossa
  • kizomba
  • kuduro
  • all sorts from Cabo Verde
  • kwaito

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Ayoba hayibo silverback dj by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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Here are a few of my other mixes along these lines … enjoy!

Reminisce africa by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Eritrea selam by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Africa deep 2 by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Africa deep by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Back to the mountains kwaito mix by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Zouk tropica new chill by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

VJing, visuals and crazy club nights

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The visuals you use for any event should add to the whole, give something more to what is presented. So! Vjing for events provides interesting opportunities – to either create something new, or as with anything such, to fail and do little or nothing.

Creating for certain sorts of music can be somehwat easy. Visual flavours suggest themsleves for particular areas of music, especially if you have a real emotional connection with that music. Creating a visual experience for a mate’s event when it is not an area of music that you normally inhabit – that is something else.

The Hard Way unveil extreme breakcore video for “Total F**cking Nihilism” – #AltSounds.

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Jitter Room, a breakcore movie by Ruby My Dear & Lisa Chabbert on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Jitter Room, a breakcore movie by Ruby My Dear & Lisa Chabbert on Vimeo.

Room 303 707th birthday ft. ANORAK and BAXTA!!!.

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Skies n nights by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Aromatiq solar nights by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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Zouk tropica new chill by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

These mixes have been put up in preparation for a couple of projects that are upcoming – one is in aid of a charity project for kids and others in Malawi – so keep eyes and ears and, of course, wallets open …

Malawi mix by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

In search of lost colours

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A new project I hope will stretch across a number of media – illustration, audio visual art, music, graphic e-zines and whatever else comes to mind and my ‘pen’.

I have now done further work on all of this – there are 2 tunes written already, there will, I hope, be a full album of varied tuneage to sit alongside a full range of music videos, the e-book and a whole load more …

… and to begin …

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The project will ultimately comprise illustrations, text/poetry, music, music videos, audio visual art pieces and an e-book.

Enjoy!