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roughened edges and home

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It has been said so many times before…

–  there are the roughened edges of particular suburbs, they show that they are lived in and that there is effort being undertaken

– things are being done, life is lived, things go on, the small particles of history are made and in all of that the edges become a little roughened

– there is something other than the glossy, well polished and bright and within that there is something not only of value but with an aesthetic all of its own

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New trips by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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… the ‘urban’ visits and makes its mark every once in a while, new bits of poetry added to the stuff of stone …

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There is a history at hand, new uses being made of the grandeur of old …

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Trippy breeze by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Tripped wild again again by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Old skool dope by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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solar nights

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Aromatiq solar nights by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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I really like my moody evenings and skies as you might have guessed. I tend to like certain sorts of music that goes with all such. Given my age it might be a little odd for people – I love my chillstep, deep dubstep but then I also love my older balearic chill, deep house and the like.

Skies n nights by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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Mentioned here are a couple of artists that I really have some time for – Soular Order, a Manchester based producer and also Christian Hornbostel. The two are very different but still they have the capacity to add to particular moments and moods. You can find some of the photos from our group on Sellfy –

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via f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

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new mixes – a step or two and a bar

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City mists by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

For every mood and state of emotion there is a music to accompany. Here are a few small journeys, each containing a different style of smile or other expression. There are those deep house moments above, pointing to a particular part of the city, a certain bar and club and the after party to accompany.

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… and then there is a different walk through town, it has its own steps … a hint of 2 step, a chilled and deep step or three and more, go on step it out …

Townsteps by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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New trips by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Pye bank and Pitsmoor – derelict joys and party memories

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Working class areas of northern towns and cities regularly have areas of dereliction. This is not necessarily so bad because those areas do acquire a very particular feel – there is both a grain and a texture to what happens to the area.

Birthday ragga jungle shakiras mix by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud


In memoriam sam by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud


Old skool dope by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

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Back to the garage by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud


We used to party at a number of places in the area – Pitsmoor is just outside of the city centre and is noted as being the area where newcomers first settle – having had significant Jamaican, Kashmiri, Somali, Kurdish, Polish and more populations. I used to dj at places such as the Highway, the East House, the Tea Gardens and more. Each of these has a history, some going back many years – the Tea Gardens was originally a temperance pub providing mainly tea and no alcohol, the East House was the scene of a well-known murder decades ago and so was also known as ‘the wild west saloon’. The Highway though, now burnt down and demolished was a place for all-nighters.

Birthday jungle 1 by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Spannered revive - whose house? by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

4th protocol of garage by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

5th element of garage by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

Independance mix by Futurhood Av on Mixcloud

All of the above gives an idea of some of what was played.