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The Old Markets reviving

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It is interesting to see how areas of cities develope. The old markets area in the centre of Sheffield is getting a revamp courtesy of ordinary folks who have an interest in music, the arts, performance and small business. I was down at Bal fashions for the Wub Club event the other night and had a great time. The bar there is awesome and the efforts put in by all concerned was truly amazing. Rite Trax are opening up a place just a couple of doors down, Plot something or other, name TBD, where studios will sit beside a general business, meeting and event area. Here you see businesses geographically close helping each other. It is just a shame that the local council do not share the same attitude at times. It seems that they are more interested in the big corporate side of things. So many times we have seen small and enjoyable venues, interesting shops and ventures closed down courtesy of the council’s narrow point of view. But the artists, performers, craftspeople and small businesses of Sheffield still continue to create exciting places, events and products.

Opposite these ventures is the old Market Tavern – now there was a place with character. It may yet get a boost with new owners. Just below that is Frehiwet Habesha, an Eritrean restaurant cum cafe. More is being planned by a whole range of people. This is an area that could become something very special if we give it some support and enjoy what is being offered.

RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

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Resources, video, animation, abstract

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here are a series of abstract animations, strange shapes, plenty of colour, useful for vjing, overlays, backgrounds and a lot more

Source: pale abstract animation | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Here are a series of our animations available for download – use them in your projects or vj performance, or just as decorative items.

a simply animated video background set useful for promos, overlays, transitions, vj loops and a lot more

Source: radials | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

here are a few patterns, animated for use in your projects, use them as background, overlay, trim and crop to suit

Source: animated patterns | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Sky Des1, Category: Stock Animation, Code: 9462184, Royalty-free Stock Animation, Video Footage, 3D Models and After Effects Templates, instantly downloadable.

Source: Sky Des1 Stock Animation | Royalty-Free Stock Animation Library | 9462184

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Jericoacoara, Radio Garden, trip hop and the world

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You chance upon one thing, which leads you to another, which takes you on somewhere else and the journey is …

 

I chanced upon this website offering up radio station listening to stattions all over the world. I found a particular station, it seems based in northern Brazil in Jericoacoara. I thought that I would explore via google maps and found what is a most remarkable place. With the most incredible beaches in front of me, then shops, streets and more reminding me of my time in Africa with trip hop playing in the background … I was transported to feelings of real comfort and joy in places such as the Harley in Sheffield, back some years ago, along with the joys of discovering a whole variety of new, gentle, thoughtful and imaginative sounds and beats. There was the subdued lighting and relaxed joy of those venues, good drinks, sweet beats. Then in front of me were the memories of times in Lesotho, gentler times, good people, warmth, physical and emotional (even though there was a war going on).

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Source: Radio Garden

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I have even got to the point of looking for work in the place. Somewhow I think I might enjoy the place. For me, as well, the music on the radio station fits in a peculiar way. It is not the local music – forro! Nor is it particularly south american, but the trip hop being played had all of the gentle imagination and subtle emotion that goes with a very distinct, warm sunset which is itself bracketed by a day of heat, gentle walking, getting on with things, and then a night of drinks, dance and food, with its ease in and ease out moments (so trip hop), then bed at ridiculous o’clock.

Source: JERICOACOARA – Welcome to the official website of paradise… – ENGLISH

yes! we can all find a use for wood here and there – here is a range of textures, patterns -.png, .pat, .eps, .jpg – great for any project needing colour and texture, that natural feel but with a litt

Source: new wood old wood for free | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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Rite Trax – Trafalgar Warehouse – A Guy Called Gerald

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Source: Facebook

Lots of fun was had at the Rite Trax 1st birthday bash. Personally, as Futurhood av, I was providing vj performance alongside Joe from Damp Studios. We projected side by side all night and it was real fun. There were also artists and more providing interesting additions to the whole event. A Guy Called Gerald was the headliner – see below. He is well known for his old skool work as well as his current performance and output – we had a nice chat and a fag later on. Mistabishi was there as well, it was nice to catch up – not seen him in a while but the performance, like Gerald’s, was electric. Great support came from all the rest – Isis Moray, Cryptic, Phatworld and all the rest. Looking forward to more.

   

    

 

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It is a vibrantly new thing – Rite Trax – combining a variety of music, presenting club nights alongside art experiences and spoken word poetry. We have all run across each of these things separately, the combination is something really very different. All of it should be supported. Why leave your senses unfulfilled. Most of us love our music and appreciate the visual and the word based forms of expression. With these events and everything presented through the website (see below), you can have all of this together or in part. On top of this when there is music there also tends to be vj performance as well (often from me).

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pics from Dan Arves

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Source: A Guy Called Gerald – Topic – YouTube

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RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Manchester and Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

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RiteTrax – Music, Art, Poetry and more

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Source: RiteTrax showcase #012

I am having so much fun with these guys – it is untrue. We have a lot running through over the next couple of months. Take a look and pop along, or if you can’t take a listen to the mixes.

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Source: RiteTrax presents 1st birthday bizness

You can also take a look at what is on offer on their website.

RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Manchester and Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

 

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Art is –

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Art is …

sometimes a statement, an expression, a comment …

it can be grand and glorious or small, distressed, torn …

it can seem quite ordinary but because it has been placed in ‘a frame’ it has special meaning …

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… sometimes the word itself is just a little too much because of all the baggage that can go with it, but then you find something, hear something and the ordinary, the odd moment suddenly has new and added meaning and depth …

Moving from the drudgery of everyday working and business life you search for something more, a new palette to enliven your imagination and find so much in just the ordinary and everyday.

Source: In search of lost colours | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

a book of artful design and illustration, a ccompanied by wordy text looking at how we soothe and salve our everyday life through imagination and the world around us

Source: moments from a partially medicated life | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

a variety of odd backgrounds, environment textures and similar – a variety of formats – jpg, png,svg – something to add to any project, using all sorts of materials in a variety of palettes, extending

Source: abstract textures 1 for free | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

bonus patterns amongst a range of arty backgrounds for your design projects – something different but now – a range of imagination for your illustrations

Source: Abstract Art | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills

Rite Trax, World Refugee Day and more

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Source: The final RiteTrax at Golden Harvest: Showcase #010

Take a look on facebook – we will return – there will also be a festival in Sheffield, Bole Hills a little later. I will be vjing as usual.

20th June was World Refugee Day so here are a few mixes of mine –