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
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.
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… and yes the design styles and the music below are not quite from complimentary sources or eras but, well! you get the drift …
The past reurns in so many different ways. It is good that it gets a rewrite, the present taking from what has been and giving it its own slant.
Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills
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it can seem quite ordinary but because it has been placed in ‘a frame’ it has special meaning …
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Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills
I had an interesting time recently, sat, as I have occasional want to do so, in a pub with an old mate. We enjoyed a few drinks and a delightful chat , myself and Jethro, up at the Rutland.
We were both involved some time ago in events such as Spannered at the Earl, the other offshoot parties (the Must Dash parties) and all sorts of other shenanigans. It is a shame that all too many of the places with which we were involved have now disappeared but other places sometimes run through and other events appear.
Sat out back having a fag we were surrounded by what you will find below. It is nice to be surprised by such things. Their inclusion in such venues makes a difference.
I am hoping that I will get the chance to see more of my old friend quite soon and perhaps he will get the chance to perform at Rite Trax or a similar event in the near future.
… and the The Earl – the Earl of Arundel and Surrey – this was the next stage in the story, running doors, living in, putting on events, particularly Spannered – the night that was a real success, mentioned in Mixmag, DJmag and more. It was based around the then highlighted breaks, breakbeat. It was here, though, that my love of trip hop continued, my love of broken beat, nujazz, nusoul and more developed and grew. here it was that I did the very first Aromatiq – a night based around broken beat, trip hop, nujazz, nusoul, the politer and cultured end of 2 step garage and jazzier more soulful, gentle hip hop.
It is a shame but the place, once a pound shop, a place where people could house animals being taken to sell, and strays were kept. It is now a bike shop. Another great venue/pub gone. Here it was that Carl, Mad P, Jethro, John and more played to a strange brew of people. Here it was that we essentially had weekenders going on until whenever.
These were also the days when we were doing the odd free party – the Must Dash parties, always with an image of someone well-mustachioed, can’t think why, of course! Great days, hefty nights, gentler chill outs post party.