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retro

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Once again there are retro design styles running around – they come in a lot of different forms as well …

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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.

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RiteTrax – Bole Hills Fundraiser/After party | Festival and club night

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Source: RiteTrax #011: Bole Hills Fundraiser/After party | Party For The People

After the festival which you can see below, I will be djing and, hopefully, vjing at the after party. Then in a little while I will also be performing at my old stomping ground for Rite Trax – the Corporation! As always these events are a real rainbow of activity – art, poetry, live music, dj performance, vj performance – so much, and they attract such a range of people.

Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills

Source: RiteTrax presents 1st birthday bizness

RiteTrax on the Bole Hills -festival

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Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills

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This free sample pack download features a hand-picked set of sounds from Atmospheric Garage, including deep textures, steppin drums, emotive synths & more!

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This free sample pack demo includes a specially selected set of synths, drums, effects and free Bass Music loops from the Footwork Jungle sample library.

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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

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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 –

Time goes by – 2 and a half

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There were particular times spent in and around local pubs and certain clubs – pubs in Pitsmoor already mentioned such as the East House, the Tea Gardens, the Highway and more. In these days I djed and spent time just enjoying a few beers but also disappeared off to some club nights, events, parties and the like. These were also eclectic times, enjoying local things and a range of music:
– deep house, balearic beats


– soul, particularly northern (an old friend had been Dave Godin – check his history and you will see the connection)
– ska, being a Cov lad, of course


– the beginnings of a love for certain garage sounds, drum and bass and the like

Enduring friends and new sights

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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.

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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.